Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Training: Day Two

I’ve had two one-hour sessions so far and I’m already paying for it. I have never sweat so much in my life or worked so hard. I know that if this was a gym membership and I had to get there under my own steam I would have given up already. Luckily (and unluckily) for me I can’t. We did my weight and measurements yesterday and frankly, I’m disgusted with myself. The fact that I have to post these numbers on the Z95 website for all to see is definitely a motivation to do really well and shed the pounds. But I hurt - it has never been so hard to stand up. My legs hurt, my shoulders are sore and my butt is killing me. Personally, I think trainers take a little bit of pleasure in seeing their clients suffer. I really hope that all of this pays off in the long run and that I can continue doing the exercises long after Trainer Dan has left. Dan told me to find something I like about the training and think about that. He also said that some people can trick their minds into thinking the pain is good rather than bad. I’m not at that point yet but I am liking the exercises. Yes, they are hard and yes, sometimes I don’t know if I’ll be able to finish but I always do. I like seeing my muscles work in ways they haven’t in years and knowing that I still have some strength left under all the padding. Now I really need to cut down on my portion sizes and hope for the best.


  1. I feel the same way when I dance. Sometimes when I'm doing something intense, I feel like I can't do it, but then I push my body harder and it comes through. I think he does have a great point about finding something that you love. I can't get motivated to run on a treadmill, but I can get motivated to go for a walk, ride my bike or dance the Cell block tango :)

    I'm looking forward to reading your updates. I think this is really cool.

  2. Congrats on your first two days. Keep going, it can only get easier from here... right? We are all rooting for you out here!