Day 6 in the bag! bring it on day 7.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
So day 6 went really well. I again worked out with a trainer at the gym. Same guy as the previous day. This time he worked my butt off, literally my butt. All we did for 30 minutes was focus on my butt. I realized I have muscles in parts of my butt that I didn't know existed. He complimented me on how determined, motivated, and hard-working I am. And said he had wished more people he trained were as eager as I was to get in shape. Although these were nice things to hear I do know that when someone is pushing me I work a lot harder than if I'm by myself. So am I really all those things he said? Not totally convinced of that but maybe on my way to getting there. After the strength training I did 30 minutes on the eliptical doing reverse training. I really pushed myself with that because of something the trainer had reminded me of. That even if I'm doing cardio, if I'm only doing the minimum and not pushing myself I won't see the changes I want. I do typically push myself when doing cardio.
something positive: I was able to be present, in the moment, when my neice confided in me yesterday about some difficulties she is having with those "growing pains" of being a teenager. It felt really good to be there for her and share my experience, strength, and hope with her for her, not for me. She has been such an inspiration in my life and without her this "new journey" of actually living life would have been so much more difficult. She has no idea how much strength I get from watching her grow and overcome some really tough obstacles in such a relativly short life. I thank God all the time for the opportunity to be such a huge part of her life as she becomes a woman.