So I’m in to month number 3 of my new healthy lifestyle. The time has flown by.
I can honestly say I’m already feeling much better health-wise, which has definitely surprised me, but I still have a long way to go. However, it doesn’t seem anywhere near as daunting as it had at the beginning. I was truly terrified of going to the gym and didn’t think I’d be able to get through the door let alone survive a whole session. But I now honestly look forward to going to the gym. It’s a mixture of reasons: I am determined to get fit; I am very stubborn; I have a fantastically supportive and encouraging trainer (Chris); and I’m starting to believe I can do this. I would never have thought I’d say any of this when I first started.
I’m not going to lie and say it’s easy because it’s not. But the whole point of this experience, and this blog, is to fight the fear. I’ve realised that to do that I need support as it can be pretty tough at times, and I’m very lucky that I do have that support.
I might sound like a broken record, but I am very lucky to have Chris training me. If you had asked me a few months ago what I thought of personal trainers I would probably have said they were like the enemy! I could never have imagined going to a gym and training with one every week. I thought they were just there to train people who were already fit and would just laugh at me if I walked in to their gym. I couldn’t have been more wrong!
I’m sure I’m not the first or last person to have preconceived ideas of personal trainers, but I promise you they’re much nicer than you think! Chris has helped me to overcome my fear of the gym. He’s also working really hard to help me believe in myself. I know I can trust him and I also know that as long as I do as I’m told (not easy for me!) then I will get where I want to be.
So watch this space!