I started working out with a new personal trainer last night, named Chris. He has been a personal trainer for 22 years, and I think he must have worked with Bob Harper, because he is about to KILL me! Today was round 2 and after having me run stairs and lift weights for 30 minutes, he put me on the treadmill for 20 minutes at 2.2 mph and an incline of 5.0.
Last night Chris told me that I had to stop saying "I can't", which is ironic because I don't let my students say "I can't". He reminded me that words are very powerful, which is true, and forbade me from saying it again in his presence. So, after kicking my butt on what he calls super sets, incorporating resistance and cardio, he put me on the treadmill, and told me to walk for 20 minutes. He went to work out another client and I was left to my own devices on the treadmill. I would really like to know why, but my brain started telling me "you can't do this, what are you thinking? Get off this treadmill, NOW, or I am going to make you throw-up!!" I gave in at the 7 1/2 minute mark and got off the treadmill. I went to get a drink of water and was headed for the door, when I saw Ella in the child care room and remembered that one of my big motivations for doing this is to get healthy and be a good role model for my kids! I can not allow myself to quit. so, I got back on the treadmill and walked for an additional 15 minutes!! This is going to be a long, tough journey, but anything worth having is worth working for.
I forgot the best part. Chris asked me last night to go buy a "goal outfit". I told him I already had one, my concert black dress from college. He asked me what size it was and I said, "16", he laughed and told me I'd be wearing that this summer. He wants me to go to Target or Kohls and buy a goal outfit in a size 6 or 8. This idea is completely laughable to me, because I cannot remember the last time I fit into single digit sizes. I'm going to do it because he told me to, but it is definitely a HUGE leap for me to believe that I will be wearing those sizes...Oh, and he says I'll be in that goal outfit by Christmas.....Here's hoping!