Next week, I will begin working with a trainer at a local fitness center I have signed up with for 3 months. It is not a regular gym but a smaller facility that members can only use on certain days of the week so that there is always enough equipment and trainers available to give each person one-on-one attention. Because everyone is there to work with a trainer and reach some fitness goals they have talked through, it feels like a place with a purpose. No one is there to look good or to simply pose…it is a very comfortable atmosphere. No muscle men sizing up there muscles at the free weight section!
I’ve always wanted to work with a trainer but it has seemed like too much of a financial luxury I can do with out. But, after 3 babies in less than 4 years, my body has gone through a lot of changes. We’re not done adding to our family yet but, ya know, why not feel a bit more like my old self, if only for a while?;) And I’ll learn valuable technique and form lessons I can use in the future when working out.
Running combined with twice a week sessions at the fitness center. It will be a lot to do with 3 kids but as long as I can exercise early in the mornings or in the evenings, it can be done! And burning those endorphins always sets me up for a better day so it is definitely worth working in!:)
Running, week 3 (Saturday June 11-Friday June 18)
1. Monday, ran/walk 3o mins
2. Tuesday, ran approx. 2.5 miles
3. Thursday, ran approx. 2 miles. Did this evening run with my friend Mel. Afterwards we went and got milkshakes at a local chocolatair called The Chocolate Room! I guess we didn’t end up losing any calories last night…ah well!;)
Note: I only give mileage when I know approximately how far I ran…otherwise I’ll just give time.
* Goals for next week: first of all, I want to meet up again with the running group in Prospect Park tomorrow. Last week I was too exhausted to get up early and meet up with them. Also, like last week, I want to go for at least 3 runs, increasing the distance I go by the end of the week.