Like so many others attempting to tackle the weight loss battle, I was no different, trying new diets, buying DVD’s and equipment to work out at home, reading countless articles on the “perfect exercises” and what foods to eat to stay healthy. I joined gyms and of course, made a New Year’s Resolution to get back into shape every single year. Stubborn as a mule, I always thought I could tackle this battle myself. Jumping in head first, making drastic changes and pushing too hard, it was easy to get discouraged and discouraged I did! As an individual with a heart condition, doctors reminded me numerous times that I had to be careful how and what I did because I could actually end up doing more harm then good. I finally decided late this summer that it was time to stop trying it all on my own – it was time to hire someone who could give me a hand. So, while I haven’t set much time aside over the past few months to keep up with my blog, I can say I have been busy hitting the gym after work, training with my new trainer.
Some individuals I have spoken with since beginning this journey insist that hiring a personal trainer simply costs too much money. These days money is spent on the latest electronics, the newest cell phones, more advanced cars, buying new clothes of the latest fashion or even just eating out multiple times a week. So many spend a fortune on material things without even batting an eye, but find it hard to spend money in order to maintain good health. For me, I simply didn’t want to spend the extra money – period! But then I finally realized…I was already wasting money on things that just weren’t working. Hiring a personal trainer would be an investment, but an investment that I decided was entirely worth making. I’ve spent thousands of dollars visiting doctors to help keep me healthy, why not visit a trainer and spend money for the same reason?!
The next step I had to make was to find myself a personal trainer. I was already a member at the local gym, so obviously I started my search there. I was pleasantly surprised when I met Matt, head of PT, who actually became my personal trainer. With his basketball physique and bubbly personality, always greeting his clients with a smile and a positive attitude, he’s been a great motivator and teacher whom I’ve learned a lot from over the past few months as I’ve worked with him to get myself back on track. Baby steps is what it takes. Sure, there are some days that are harder than others, and my muscles burn with fatigue, but in the end it is entirely worth it!! I’m loosing weight, feeling great and getting back to a fitter lifestyle and my heart is finally loving it!
Sometimes it takes asking someone else for help and that is what I did. Some battles can’t be fought on our own…sometimes we need someone else to help us fight, someone who knows the weapons that will help us win.