My body started to betray me about a year ago.
I started having a harder time controlling the mid-life mid-section.
I have had my ups and downs with weight and flabby sections, but nothing too extreme. I have always worked out, but inconsistent at best.
Participating in The Weight-Loss Warriors Challenge over the last year really helped. Unfortunately, the rest of my life challenges took their toll, and I am back to square one. I keep a pretty decent diet, but no real working out. I do take the stairs at the hospital twice a week and swim a bit with the kids, but other than that...zilch. Staying up late is part of the problem too, but it is a tough habit to break.
In July, I enjoyed chatting with my son's swim teacher. She is about 10 years younger than me, has two kids similar ages to mine, teaches high school AP sciences nearby, and is a personal trainer.
Did I mention she was cute and buff? Thank goodness she is super down-to-earth or I would develop a terrible case of self-conscienceness quickly!
This morning we met for a session. Our kids played great in the playroom and I got an hour of her time for $30!! She said my diet was not too far off and made some easy-to-implement suggestions. Stuff I know, but it is good to be reminded! She took me through some cardio and an upper body workout. We are doing lower body next week. I love her philosophy on working out because, like me, she is a mom of two young kids and totally understands that I need efficient w/o's. She was really helpful about showing me exercises that address multiple areas at once.
I hope I can lift my arms tomorrow!
We will probably meet once a week for a short while so she can show me ways to address all areas. After that, I am good on my own. I have never tried a personal trainer before because they are usually at least twice what she is charging me.
I think we are a good match. Who knows, maybe we can even develop a friendship. They moved here 2 years ago and she relates to having a hard time getting connected and all that goes with it.
So everyone, suck in your tummies, and let's get started together!