Monday, January 10, 2011

Too cold today so off to the Gym!

I received a call  from, Shayne, a trainer at the gym (that I pay for but have not entered in 2 years!) giving me the news that I still had four hours of individual training sessions that have been paid for but not used. He wondered when I could come in and get started.
Yikes! This call came at just the right time!   Did God send a message to the Gym..telling them, in no uncertain terms, that they needed to convince Shawn to get with the program! He knows that I have not been treating my body as a Temple but more like a port-a-potty! Yes, me, the one that can eat cookies and candy for dinner. I could eat an ice cream sandwich,  have a glass of wine and call it good!

Today was the day! I was scheduled for 11:30.  Yesterday I was excited but today, not so much. Well,  this morning Hubby and I were having a debate on the Lutheran Catechism, I put my coffee cup in the microwave, and when the timer went off I was debating my point and did not notice the coffee was BOILING. Yep, you guessed it, I received a nice burn on the palm of my hand. Oh, my perfect out to going to the gym! I left a message on Shayne's voice mail telling him I could not possibly workout today..I may loose my hand need a week to recuperate.
A few minutes later he returned my call.  We would not be working out, he wanted to get to know me, do a health assessment, measure me and talk about nutrition. Oh Crap, I was doomed. I could not think of an excuse fast enough. So, off I went, head hung low, the woman that has been paying for the health club membership and not attending.

We met, we talked, I weighed, he measured, he pushed encouraged the use of Apex vitamins, I pleaded asked about cheaper supplements, he showed me how to use a foam roller to loosen muscles and I looked like a beached whale, flailing with the foam roller, on the exercise mat!

All in the Day of MY Journey to a Marathon!

Can not wait until Thursday for our next session!


  1. I've never actually used a personal trainer before. I've seen them at the gym but it doesn't seem really special to me... maybe that's just me? Or maybe I need someone like Jillian Michaels screaming in my face.

  2. I think it would be cool to have someone help me set up a routine. But our gym wants $90.00 for 4 hours of training and though it's probably not a lot, for me it's tons.
    Thanks for stopping by Shawn. I hope you hand heals fast. Take care of yourself.
    Have a blessed evening.

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