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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Change is something I struggle with wherever I encounter it.

The self-improvement I most fervently wish for is that I could encounter change with the nonchalance of a Zen master, that nothing would cause a ripple in my calm demeanour.

When I was young, I mean still a child, really, my favourite word was (and still is)


It is exotic. And melodious. And it holds within it a meaning most dear to me.

I am already struggling with the change from summer to autumn, relinquishing the freedom of summer for the more rigid routines of fall. I do like routine, but there are always those times of transition when routines change. The start of a new school year is one of them.

Now I have one more thing to deal with.

Our personal trainer has given two weeks notice, and DH and I need to decide what to do as a result. Basically, this involves either finding a new trainer, or giving up personal training for the time being.

DH may be ready to go it alone.

I don't think I can. I need the assurance of a regular time, one day a week, in which I do supervised strength training.

But who will supervise me now?

There is one trainer that the gym offered as a substitute that I know I cannot form a bond with, because all my encounters with that person have been... awkward, at best.

There is also an older gentleman who would probably be fine because he is very experienced and is always available in the morning. He is not tech-savvy though so communicating through text and email might be a problem.

There is another young man who has taken over many evening clients from our former trainer. I am not sure of his availability in the morning.

I could also consider one of the female trainers. Again, I don't know who is available in the mornings, or even if any of them have openings right now.

One bright side of this is that I might be able to get back my 8:30 time slot on a Tuesday morning. That is excellent timing to be able to do weight training until 9:00 and then go to the 9:15 step class.

Although... I have heard rumours that "the people in charge" might be changing the class schedule soon. I hope they see sense and it doesn't happen -- but then again, I WOULD argue against change, wouldn't I?

However, in this case the source of the rumour was making the same argument. People organize their lives around gym schedules. Change the schedule, those people may not be capable of making the new time because of different things they are committed to. Working certain hours. Picking kids up from school. Other family obligations.

But where was I?

Oh yes! Hoping for the best. Not expecting much. And generally just trying to stay as calm as possible during this time of transition.
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    Have you been at this long enough to know what you are doing? If so, any chance you and your husband could supervise one another? Just a thought.
    2765 days ago
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