As long as I am confessing, I have a few concerns as I go into my first training session, even as a fitness professional. What if I can’t make it through an hour-long training session? What if I fall on my face? The what- ifs keep coming.
I admit I have been slacking a bit on my training. Immediately, I can tell Allison challenges me much more than I challenge myself. She examines and corrects my form. (Even trainers can go astray.) I don’t have to think about what I’m doing next. I am being encouraged, even complemented. I can definitely get used to this.
Several squats, deadlifts, core exercises, and bench presses later, I steal a glance at the clock. The session is almost over. I made it through!
Prior to my first session, Allison and I sat down to discuss my goals. Although I am only interested in losing three to five pounds, I want to increase muscle mass and become stronger. I know by lifting heavier weights, I will gain lean muscle mass without getting bulky. Unfortunately though, I have managed to get “bulky” in another way, by eating more and exercising less, not by lifting heavier weights. Help, Allison! I want to be able to button my pants again.
I’m excited to see what next week brings …