I received a leaflet today regarding a local personal training duo offering their services and I did something I have never done before… I checked them out. Online of course! I had already checked the trainers themselves out whilst they were walking around my close!
With my new healthy Sim campaign in full swing it’s a case of keeping up the motivation, especially when Liv and I have been ill recently. It’s very easy to slip back into old habits and reach for comfort food. Luckily I haven’t, though my exercise regime has slipped slightly due to being unable to breathe properly.
The thought of having a good looking chap with rippling muscles stood in my living room barking orders at me actually does sound quite pleasant.
‘Get down and give me 20’
‘Yes, Sir!’ *salutes*
I am sure the reality of it is something entirely different. Though the fact that the duo do home visits is fantastic for people like myself who do not have the time nor the childcare help in order to nip down to the gym for an hour or so every week.
All was looking great… until I saw the prices…
The Yorkshire war cry… ‘How much?’ resonated around my 4 walls. It took me by surprise as I am on the Lancashire side! Literally a few sessions would be the equivalent to an annual gym pass! No wonder Personal Trainers smile a lot!
News flash… I am not a celeb with oodles of time and nannies to help out, plus I do not have their bank accounts!
It’s not only the price that puts me off but also the images! C’mon guys… who are you trying to kid? The skinny minnies posing in next to nothing are clearly your other halves! Heaven forbid a PT (Personal trainer don’t you know!) should go out with a porker! It would be awesome if they did… a little bit of loving AND the use of a free PT… bingo! Try including before and after images. People on a weight loss journey are motivated by real life stories of people who have struggled through on a daily basis. ‘This is what you could look like’ is reminiscent of Bullseye and the unfortunate line ‘Let’s have a look at what you could have won’… a polite way to scream ‘Loser!’
So the option of a PT is well and truly out for me and I am going to have to rely on my own sheer willpower alone. My eating habits seem to be on track and this evening I tucked into Turkey Bacon for the very first time. Placed on top of lettuce, tomato, cucumber and red onion on a Weight Watchers wrap it was better than expected. Though it simply isn’t as delicious as a couple of rashers of crispy bacon. *Yum*
I will have to jump back on my bike when I feel better, currently I feel like one little wobble and I will probably fall off! Positioned in front of the tv, I can cycle away for as long as I like and hope it is going some way to toning up my legs. I have even attempted the whole intermittent 4 minute exercise regime. Cycling as fast as you possibly can for 20 seconds, resting for 10 seconds and repeating the process for a total of 4 minutes. The objective is to get your heart racing. I can assure you it does that! I may just take my time working up to that particular exercise again.
I am still crossing my fingers for a good weight loss this week and there are some fantastic recipes on the new Weight Loss Linky that I can’t wait to try. The resources are there and determination is coming up the rear… Hooah!
Would love to know other views… do you have a personal trainer? Are you a personal trainer?