I signed up with a personal trainer nearly six years ago, and it totally changed my life.
At first, I was a bit skeptical.
The sessions are rather expensive. I doubted a personal trainer would provide anything beyond what I could do on my own. I figured I could easily look up different exercises online and achieve the same results. The only reason I contacted the personal trainer was because my sister got engaged to be married. She chose very fitted and strapless bridesmaids dresses. When I tried the dress on, I looked like a sausage. I refused to be photographed looking like that and feel self-conscious at the wedding. Needing to lose a great deal of weight in a short amount of time, I decided to get some professional assistance. The personal trainer didn’t just instruct me through a series of exercises. He introduced me to a whole new lifestyle. We discussed my eating habits, analyzing everything from the quality to the quantity of my food intake. He worked with me to create a much healthier and lower calorie meal plan that includes the nutrients I need to fuel my body. He stressed the importance of a regular sleep schedule and proper hydration. The exercise regiment was unbelievably challenging. I could never have pushed myself to such lengths. He motivated me to work harder and longer than I ever had before. Some of the workouts seemed impossible, and I was drenched with sweat and nearly ready to give up. The personal trainer held me accountable, charting my progress. As I reached my short-term goals, I became more determined. By the time of my sister’s wedding, I’d lost the targeted weight and was in better shape than ever. There was no way I wanted to return to my old habits. I have continued to workout with the personal trainer and see steady improvement.