I have had a couple of training sessions with a trainer but honestly it did not stick. I did not make the financial and time commitment that I did last night. I signed on the dotted line for at least 6 months of training and possibly more. I almost fainted at the price tag of the sessions. And as I was driving home something hit me about the money I was about to spend.
The reality hit me that I have spent 1,000s of dollars more on being unhealthy then I ever have on being healthy. Seriously. I think about all the food I ate, all the drive through meals, all the junk food, all the binge eating, all the emotional trips to the grocery store. So what is the issue with the investment in something that is going to help me be healthy? I also thought about all the money I will have to spend in the future if I don’t get healthier. Doctors, drugs, surgeries, and nursing that I might potentially need if I continue to not reach for my goal. Eventually the costs will go down, but for now I am going to have to spend money to get to where I want to be.
The reason I need a trainer is I don’t know what the hell I am doing. Honestly. It has been 28 years since I had a coach. I have a lofty goal and to get there I need someone to help me get there. So I picked Nicole. We clicked when we met when my husband and I photographed her and her boyfriend. I checked out her website. I like that she looks fit and has a realistic expectation of what I can accomplish. I don’t want to be skinny. I want to be strong and fit. And I want to lose 100 pounds. She thought my goals were realistic. And I loved that she gets that for me, a 6 foot tall woman, with a large frame that the number on the scale that is on the standard weight chart and BMI are not the end all be all of achievement for me.
So Monday I start something that scares the crap out of me but that I desperately need to get done. So I am taking a break from yoga and other stuff and will be working on this. I can’t wait to see what happens with how I look and feel. I am still going to be going to my Weight Watchers meeting and working the program with some modifications. I need the emotional support too. And of course this outlet. I am excited, scared, and finally ready.