Wednesday, December 30, 2009

a year of sessions

Last year I joined a gym and signed up to work with a personal trainer.

I had to switch trainers because of various issues, and it ended up that Trainer #3 was the right trainer for me.

During my first session a little over a year ago, I attempted to exercise on a pull-up machine (you grab the bar at the top of the contraption and step on a li'l platform which moves up and down based on a pulley system of weights - the more weight/resistance, the easier the exercise).

At first try, I could barely do eight pull-ups at the 210 lbs. resistance weight.

Today, I easily did three reps of ten pull-ups at 120 lbs..

(I also did pushups today - many, fast, and easy, and it was enjoyable and it's because I don't have as much weight around my midsection which we'll discuss later but believe me when I tell you it was one of the AWESOMEST feelings I had felt about myself in a long while and made me glad to be me and glad to have made the decisions I've made.)

Thanks, John. Best trainer ever.

11 comments:

Gerb said...

Just had to say that it just really made my day to read this. It made me very happy. You're awesome and deserve those awesomest feelings.

AzĂșcar said...

Awe-SOME.

Naomi Miles said...

Good for you!

Logan said...

That's so cool J! I did just 10 personal training sessions before I got married and it was the best decision I ever made. I'm glad you have been able to experience it and have such awesome results!

b. said...

It is quite a feeling when you have a year behind you to measure results...I am SO PROUD of you!

Emily Hill said...

Love reading this post--there's something to be said for seeing results. Great inspiration for New Year's resolutions! CONGRATS!

Kalli Ko said...

bitchin'

Kim said...

That is so awesome. I am making this the year of ME and hopefully I can post something like this next year :) Good job lady!

lisa said...

Yea you!

So proud!

Travelin'Oma said...

Congratulations on a resolution well-kept! You've inspired me.

Shar said...

You are the bomb. And you look fantastic. I hope to be where you are sometime in the future. You're a bamf.