Personal training saga continues...
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Well, one of these days I am going to get to see a personal trainer! I already took the first step and left my number for someone to call me. That was HUGE for me. I kept having all of these stupid messages run through my mind like: "they are going to roll their eyes at the fat girl asking for help" "nobody is going to want to work with the fat girl". Keep in mind I am seeking personal training on a military base where it is FREE (praise GOD) and they mostly see young, fit and trim airmen (at least I think that's what they do- I am probably wrong about that too). But I did it and it felt like a huge relief!
They called this afternoon and I got a chance to talk with them for a bit. I go in tomorrow and fill out a questionaire and then a personal trainer will create a strength training program for me. Then I make an appointment for the personal trainer to go over it with me. I guess I will also be working with a personal trainer -in training-... someone who is studying to be a certified personal trainer. The "real" personal trainer will be training the "wannabe" personal trainer.
I asked the question if I was able to state that there were certain exercises I could not do due to joint issues. She said that yes, there was a spot on the form for that, but I would have to get a Dr's note in order to begin the actual workout sessions. The earliest I can be seen is Nov. 13th. Shooooot. I was hoping to start earlier but at least I got the ball rolling on this.
My hesitation with doing this whole personal training thing is that I will be held accountable by other people. In the past this has been a huge downfall of mine. I don't know what it is??? The pressure leads to emotional eating??? I have been a part of SOOOOO many weightloss support groups in the past 13 yrs and I do best when I have no one to answer to but myself. Maybe I can tell them that the only service I want is an initial "plan" and when I feel like I want to advance or change it up I will contact them. I hope they don't want to track my weight and inches and stuff... We'll see how it goes!!!