Sometimes blogging is so much work for me. I type, delete, retype, re-read... and then sometimes I think I hit publish just to get something out there. And then I wonder, "Isn't this the same thing that I just got done blogging about?" So if this is one of those posts that's just all over the place, please forgive me.
Last Wednesday, I had my first of 36 personal training sessions with Tanya. I loved every minute of it! I discovered I was stronger and had made so much progress from the very first session she and I had together this summer. I'm doing pushups on my TOES! And I'm now swinging a 30 pound kettle bell. I felt so amazing afterwards and these good feelings continued into Thursday when I had my annual physical.
I had really debated even having a physical this year. I'm one of "those" nurses and I freely admit it! But in this last year, three of my friends have had to deal with cancer. All women in their 30's and none the same body part. Did I need another reason? If it could happen to them, it could happen to me too.
At the physical, I wanted to make sure that we checked my cholesterol. And guess what? I no longer have high cholesterol. Do I believe that diet and exercise helped? Hell yeah I do! And I'm going to make sure that I keep at it since it is only one part of being healthy.
I met a friend for dinner and we had so many laughs!! It's amazing how good laughs with a good friend will stay with you for hours, if not days! This friend of mine is also struggling with her weight, and I'm determined to help her with what I can.
At my training session this week, we did measurements. Tanya also took some "Before" pics. I wish I could just jump to the "After" pics! I remembered we did some measurements back in July and I was curious about my progress since then. Guess what else?! I've lost 3% body fat. It may not sound like much, but I'm pretty certain that I would not have been able to do this on my own. Having a trainer helps me stay focused. I do work on things outside of the sessions, like my eating habits, but I do need to get my butt kicked and I'm enjoying the butt kicking once a week! 34 more sessions to go!
This week a thought occurred to me. There's a person at work who seems to ask me all the time, "Are you training for something now?" My answer is going to be, "The rest of my life." Truly. I may not have a race coming up, but this isn't just a fad for me. This is my life.
**(I've been wanting to say something about the Newton, Connecticut tragedy that occurred on 12/14/2012. I debated if I wanted to include it in this post or another one. I decided it deserved it's own post and I hope to get it up tomorrow. Stay tuned.)**