2 May 2019

The Health Diaires: Getting a Personal Training

I feel like I have always been one of those people that needs a stick shoved up their arse to get them to do anything remotely physical. Not literally, obviously, but it's true. My husband, and probably my Dad, will quite happily verify this. It's not that I don't enjoy it, it's just the will to get up and do something when my bed is so very warm and cosy. I've definitely gotten better, and I've certainly lost the majority of the weight I wanted to loose - but I just can't seem to get across that finish line.

January last year I weighed around 13 stone 12 lbs, which is the most I have every weighed, and annoyingly is more than my brothers or my husband weighs. Once I was diagnosed with PCOS, I knew I had to sort myself out and started slowly to get myself moving. What helped was the fact I'd signed up for the Great South Run, so I had something to push me and keep me going. Since then however, I've been a little bit lack lustre. I also had a couple issues with my knees which didn't help, but I definitely used that as a valid excuse to take a break from the gym.
I now weight around 11 stone 9 lbs, or 11 stone 8 lbs on a good week. Which I'm 100% pleased with, however I'm not quite at my goal - and I can't seem to get past this particular barrier. Also I've gotten to the point where I'm not just thinking about weight loss, I'm thinking about how to tone certain areas and make them look a little more lean than they currently are. Which is where I get stuck...
We recently joined a new gym, and getting a PT is something I've always thought about but never done, so when I joined my local Pure Gym I thought it was the perfect time to look. Not the perfect time bank account wise as I'd just paid out on going blonde but ya know. It's something I'd spoken to Adam about a few times as well as he was very much like nah, you don't need one you're fine. But I just wasn't feeling motivated anymore, and I just felt like I wasn't doing enough - but I didn't know what else I needed to do.
So, I had a little look on the gyms website, and had a read through some of the PT's bios, and reached out to one I felt suited me and appealed to me the most. I'm actually writing this just coming back from my initial consultation with her - and I couldn't be more excited to start working with her. Not only did she focus on exercise plans, she wanted to know about me - what I do, my lifestyle, challenges, job, eating habits etc. What I liked doing at the gym, what I don't, injuries etc. And I do honestly feel like she listened, and advice she's given already fits with me, my challenges and my lifestyle. For the first time in a long time, I feel motivated again and excited about fitness as well as my nutrition. Not only because she said I didn't eat enough and recommended healthy chocolate brownies to me (what's not to love about that?).
I am under no illusion it's going to be easy - it's definitely going to be hard work and I will be working out a lot more than I do now. I'm going to have to be more disciplined and strict with myself - but I feel like having my PT keeping an eye on me on that front is what I need to do that. I know I'm not just disappointing myself, I'm disappointing her as well - and wasting my money.
I feel like it's definitely a new chapter for me, fitness and health wise, and I'm excited to see how it goes and what the results are. I'll be taking you guys along with me so make sure you follow me on Instagram to stay up to date! My first session is a week today.... So wish me luck!
Also let me know if you have any questions on this - like how did I choose my PT, pricing, briefing, process and all of that. I'm happy to do an FAQ post or Q&A video if you'll find it interesting.
Much love, Lisa May x

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