Thursday, 6 August 2009

gym jitters


tomorrow afternoon i will endeavour to do something i have never before attempted in my life: i will go to the gym. having put on 30 pounds in the last year, with no sign of slowing down, i have decided that the time has come to take control of my own body and strive toward health! trouble is, i'd rather eat poop than exercise. so i've signed up for a personal trainer(!). i'm thinkin' it's the only way i'll get this done. our first session is tomorrow and i'm absolutely terrified. i can't think of anything further from my own element. ugh.




any advice? perhaps someone has done the trainer thing and can tell me it aint so bad?

10 comments:

Trixie said...

It's really kind of fun and it's easier with a trainer if you're not motivated because they keep you motivated! Good luck!

MissRedLips said...

that's great you have a trainer. you will definitely show up when you know you have an appointment with someone. but i completely understand how you feel. i absolutely hate exercising and getting sweaty! i also hate being in "work out" clothing!

Anonymous said...

The great thing about having a trainer, is you don't have to think about your workout - they are paid to think for you and build a workout that will have results.

I have been working with a trainer for 10 months and it has been the best money I have ever spent.
Don't be put off if the first few sessions are hard- it will pay off. Good Luck!

Q's Daydream said...

haha! Those pics are awesome! I'm a lap swimmer myself :o)

Charlotte Drene said...

It's not so bad. No pain, no gain!
Supposedly...

Unfortunately, nobody looks like Marilyn Monroe during, or after exercise. Funnily enough..

calivintage said...

i have no advice, but i have to say, those photos are the perfect gym inspiration. makes me think i should consider getting a trainer, too! ;)

Mary P. said...

Good for you! How did it go? I've never used the free sessions my gym gives new members for signing a year contract. But I used to feel that way about just going to the gym, too. Like most things after a while it gets easier and more comfortable. I am now trying to get over the fear of the unknown in swimming laps and going to a yoga class! My only advice is to wear better support then Marilyn.

caroline duke said...

good for you!

i am in the same boat. we have a gym at work which i've been avoiding routinely for four years. but this week, i've managed to go three whole times. it is not easy!

so you've got my support!

Poke Salad Annie said...

thank you all so much for the encouragement! i really needed it :) the good news is, i made it through my first session, and it was suprisingly fun! it's a hell of a lot easier than working out on your own, that's for certain. this week i start a thrice a week regime. fitness, here i come!

Geisslein said...

I am at the gym since 3 weeks too...and I LOVE it! I feel much better in my body, feel myself more sexy ;o) and it is much more better than working out on my own in my living room...yes, I really love it.
Have a great week with lot of energy :o)