Thursday, May 3, 2012

Personal Training for me!

I had a very dear friend move away and she gave me her last 7or 8 personal training sessions that were already paid for! I have always wanted to try out personal training but there's no room for it in our budget. So, I plan to put them to good use. I met with my trainer Shane yesterday morning to get a game plan. Let him know about my obstacles and my goals. He asked for my "Why". It's not often I've heard this term used out of my business environment. I think I through him through a loop though. He said most people just give a typical generic answer of "I want to be healthy and live a long time."  While yes this is my answer there's more detail to it. I have Lupus. Every day for me is different and certain obstacles may be more apparent one day to the next. When I was first diagnosed with Lupus I was in the middle of a flare. I couldn't stand on my own feet without so much pain that I thought I might crumple to the ground. My right hand has some damage to it so from time to time I can't hold a pen much less a weight. Anyhow, my "why" comes down to this. I want to be slim and trim like I once was. I really don't care about number and dress sizes but I want to be comfortable in my own skin.  I am working to get myself off my meds so I don't have to rely on a doctor or pharmacy to make sure I'm comfortable. So with the help and knowledge of my boss and Health Coach, my personal trainer and myself and the support from friends and family I will achieve this goal. It is a very real possibility that if I don't do something about this now then come 10 years from now I won't be able to walk without help. I'm not willing to be in that position. So I'm going to periodically post about my progress from here on out!  Another friend of mine has made a similar goal and she created a motivational board. A picture before and current and all the reasons she wants to change her lifestyle. She inspired me with this idea and I think I'm going to do something similar.

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