Life has been kind of crazy and I haven’t written any posts in awhile. As usual, Heidi has kept the blog going strong in the meantime.
I thought for this post, I would catch everyone up on my pursuits to be a regular exerciser. First, I finally ended my sessions with my trainer. I have been seeing him since last fall. It was a VERY expensive experiment. He is a good trainer, as far as they go, but I would give this experiment mixed reviews. The good: he definitely pushed me physically further than I thought I could go. I think in terms of helping me understand that I really am capable of more than I thought, the training was useful. Having said that, the negative is that training is really only a piece of the puzzle. You still have to eat right and exercise on your own. I could not afford to have more than 1 or 2 sessions a week. So, it was more to check in then to actually work me out regularly. I had weeks when I was not eating as well as I should, and the training sessions felt like a complete waste of money because I wasn’t doing my part outside of training.
I finally decided that it was too expensive to pay for something that really was not getting at the core of my areas of improvement. So, I quit.
I am feeling good about it so far. The key is that exercise has to be a habit and you really can’t buy this, it has to come from within.
Now, the focus is to find enjoyable ways to exercise. I try to shoot hoops (when it isn’t too hot), swim, ride my bike (I’ll post about this later. Yes, I bought a very basic cruiser), play Xbox (yep, bought that too recently – maybe all this spending is why I can’t afford my trainer?), and basically find ways to get exercise that doesn’t feel like exercise.
So, that’s it for now. More to come later…
Life has been kind of crazy and I haven't written any posts in awhile. As usual, Heidi has kept the blog going strong in the meantime. I thought for this post, I would catch everyone up on my pursuits to be a regular exerciser. First, I finally ended my sessions with my trainer. I have … Continue reading Adventures in Exercising