Wednesday, June 18, 2014

There'll be some changes made

I liked my original trainer, DeWayne. He was equal parts cheerleader and task master. I wanted to do better each week so I could show him my improvement.

After four weeks I fell off the personal trainer bandwagon. I got busy at work ... I got a cold I couldn't shake ... I didn't schedule an appointment with DeWayne at all in May.

Apparently I'm not the only one who liked him. His schedule is now full with new clients and he doesn't have space for me anymore!

Last night I met my new trainer, Alex. He's a baby-faced, doe-eyed sadist.

The moves he had me doing were too complicated. He jumps he suggested were too ambitious. I left last night feeling like a failure.

That's not right. After all, I'm paying for this abuse.

I want to be challenged. But I also want to feel like I'm accomplishing something, not disappointing the populace.

So next week, at the beginning of our session, I'm going to explain my concerns to Alex. Hopefully he will hear me. If not, I'm going to request a different trainer.

BTW, that photo is of Marilyn Monroe, showing a LIFE magazine photographer how she maintained those famous curves. Actress/model Elizabeth Hurley started a rumor that MM was fat by today's standards. Marilyn was (usually) a size 10 and a fit one, at that. And Elizabeth Hurley is a bitch.


5 comments:

  1. i have lost 19 lbs...this week i went back to weight watchers to lose another 10 lbs.
    i have given up sugar, white flour and have cut my meals in 1/2...it is working for now...but i know i have to exercise...ugh i hate that part.
    good luck Gal...you will feel so much better!
    plus give up the soda...it is poison!
    xoxoxo

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  2. Believe me, I'm no fan of Hurley, but in this case, I think she's right and I don't think she was being a bitch about Marily: she WAS quite a lot bigger than the average model today, who normally are size 2 at most. Nowadays, a lot of women who wear size 10 feel fat. I did, but I haven't seen a 10 on my body for over a decade.

    I think her comment is an indictment of today's beauty industry. And I love Marilyn for doing her weigh-lifting.

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  3. Believe me, I'm no fan of Hurley, but in this case, I think she's right and I don't think she was being a bitch about Marily: she WAS quite a lot bigger than the average model today, who normally are size 2 at most. Nowadays, a lot of women who wear size 10 feel fat. I did, but I haven't seen a 10 on my body for over a decade.

    I think her comment is an indictment of today's beauty industry. The whole weight/anorexia/size thing is part of why I haven't read a "women's magazine" in eons, nor do I buy "beauty products" (except nail polish...). With me, you get what I am.

    And I love Marilyn for showing herself weigh-lifting wayyy before women were allowed into most gyms.

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  4. Also, hey, yeah: time to talk turkey to Alex. You're paying him to help not kill you. ;-)

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  5. The last time I tried a trainer, I wanted a Bob Harper but ended up with a Jillian Michaels. :\ I didn't last at the gym. I wish I would have spoken up like you're going to.

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