Sunday, June 10, 2012
Adventures in Exercising
I thought for this post, I would catch everyone up on my pursuits to be a regular exerciser. First, I finally ended my sessions with my trainer. I have been seeing him since last fall. It was a VERY expensive experiment. He is a good trainer, as far as they go, but I would give this experiment mixed reviews. The good: he definitely pushed me physically further than I thought I could go. I think in terms of helping me understand that I really am capable of more than I thought, the training was useful. Having said that, the negative is that training is really only a piece of the puzzle. You still have to eat right and exercise on your own. I could not afford to have more than 1 or 2 sessions a week. So, it was more to check in then to actually work me out regularly. I had weeks when I was not eating as well as I should, and the training sessions felt like a complete waste of money because I wasn't doing my part outside of training.
I finally decided that it was too expensive to pay for something that really was not getting at the core of my areas of improvement. So, I quit.
I am feeling good about it so far. The key is that exercise has to be a habit and you really can't buy this, it has to come from within.
Now, the focus is to find enjoyable ways to exercise. I try to shoot hoops (when it isn't too hot), swim, ride my bike (I'll post about this later. Yes, I bought a very basic cruiser), play Xbox (yep, bought that too recently - maybe all this spending is why I can't afford my trainer?), and basically find ways to get exercise that doesn't feel like exercise.
So, that's it for now. More to come later...