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18 July 2009

Finding My Strength

As you know, a little over a week ago, I joined a gym. I signed up for six session of personal training and went to three this week.

I am feeling the burn, ladies & gents.

Monday was session one -- weights, cardio. On Tuesday I went to one of the gym's many classes -- BodyFlow -- a choreographed combo of tai chi, yoga & pilates. Wednesday was session two -- more weights, more cardio. Yesterday was my third session with my trainer and boy howdy! I'm definitely feeling it.

Having a personal trainer means that you have to try it all -- you have to give it your all. You're accountable to another person and even though they are making you do situps while holding a medicine ball and your abs are screaming for you to stop, you don't stop -- you go and go til you can't go anymore and someone is there on the other side to congratulate you for pushing your limits.

My arms already feel stronger.
My legs already feel stronger.

In such a short time I'm already seeing an improvement. I can feel my stamina building and I feel confident that I can do more and more.

I'm almost looking forward to the next set of medicine ball situps.

Monday morning I will have my 4th session with my trainer and I can't wait to see what my body can do.

I feel so motivated.
I feel so strong.

{Side note: I'm also incredibly happy with the childcare at the gym. I was so nervous about leaving her with a stranger, but she LOVES it. When we open the door and she sees the childcare provider, Gretchen smiles a huge smile and flails her little chicken wings. She's always happy when I go to pick her up and the woman at the daycare will even wear her in the sling!! This is a HUGE plus to me since I know that Gretchen will always feel comfortable like that. It's such a relief to know she'll feel comforted even if I'm not there. So, thankfully I don't feel anxious the whole time I'm working out and I can enjoy my two hours to myself. It really is such a relief.}

I really have found my strength.


Blogger Eclectic Mama said...

Wow! Big congrats on so many levels! Your physical strength, your inner strength, your willingness to try the childcare in order to give yourself *your* time. I think balance is the hardest AP ideal to achieve, and maybe you're one of the lucky ones to figure that out. (I'm still working on it. LOL)
Way to go!

July 18, 2009 at 11:51 PM  
Blogger Desiree Fawn said...

Thank you so much!

I hear you on trying to find balance -- I definitely find it the most difficult AP ideal to work with -- I always want her near, but I'm getting better at blocking out ME time (though it's never too relax -- always to DO something).

I hope things work out for you as well!


July 19, 2009 at 12:44 AM  
Blogger Elly said...

Oh hurrah, it's so great to hear things are going well for you guys :)

July 19, 2009 at 1:33 AM  
Blogger joy said...

your strength is your babe believe it from your heart


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July 22, 2009 at 2:32 PM  

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