The Readers’ Workouts meme is hosted at Joy’s Book Blog. This is a place to share exercise successes and challenges.
Well, the Marine told me last night that I was his most consistent client, that I never missed a session. Because I’m a teacher’s pet, I’m glad he noticed my efforts; but then I think: if you are paying for personal training sessions why aren’t you making your appointments? Sessions aren’t cheap, you pay for them up front as a package, and it is also rude to make the appointment and leave the trainer hanging when you cancel and don’t show up (You pay the gym for the sessions, and the gym pays the trainer when they submit the training session voucher, so a no show means the trainer doesn’t get paid for that time).
That said, I am planning to invest in some more training sessions. I need that extra push twice a week that the Marine provides. I work out on my own of course, but I tend to take it easier — plus there is no way I could do barbell squats on my own, I’d probably fall forward and the bar would crush my neck or something (I am a klutz)
Last week on my own I did 2 5k cardio sessions — one a walk/run on the treadmill and another on the elliptical. I won’t say they were easy, but they definitely weren’t as hard as they would have been a few months ago! And further to the klutz comment above, I came home on Thursday feeling great after one of these 5k workouts and proceeded to stumble down the stairs in our foyer (thankfully only a bruised elbow, knee and ego).
Fit Reading: This week’s New Yorker has a great essay by David Sedaris about his fitbit obsession. If you have a fitbit you will definitely enjoy reading this.