Is your trainer right for you?


Back in October I decided that I wanted to take a break from training for races in 2016. MY weight has been an issue for me for a while and I realized I was only getting slower. I couldn’t focus on running, and triathlon, and weight loss, I needed to pick one. My theory was when you want to be a better runner you hire a coach. When you want to be less fluffy you hire a no more fluffy coach, or in this case a personal trainer.

I did a bunch of research online. I looked at the trainers actual photos. On their website, their instagram, etc. I read the testimonial they had posted. I talked to them about what I wanted and what I thought and I made my choice. She was super nice, she agreed with a gradual approach and making lifestyle changes. I choose the online version of training since she is 45 minutes from me and I liked the flexibility.

I can’t say it isn’t working I’ve lost 5lbs and 3 inches in my waist but that is in almost 3 months. I’ve voiced my frustrations and asked to be more challenged. I’ve asked to learn and grow so that I can maintain these choices. I’ve also asked for things earlier.

So far, I don’t feel challenged. I get my meal plan (sort-of) and workouts on Sunday which doesn’t leave me able to prep for the week. At what point are you someones way of making money or actually a client?

I was told I needed to track things on Myfitnesspal and my workouts. I’m not so great at it tracking but I’m also not getting any feedback on what I’m tracking. What’s the motivation to track if you aren’t getting any feedback? If I just wanted a plan typed in I’d do my P90X videos and save some money.

Once I started feeling this way I started questioning things. I had finally made the commitment to get healthy and make the changes and now I feel like I’m a part-time job. Soooo, I started asking questions online to some groups. I got the same general response – this isn’t right! Then I turned to my best friend growing up (who is a personal trainer) and we had a long talk about WHY it isn’t right.

I then got the lecture only someone who has known you almost 20 years can say, “Why didn’t you come to me?”. I felt weird working with a friend. What if I suck, what if you suck, etc. Then I got the sentence I needed… “you need someone to support you and I got you babe”. And that was it. I decided at that point to drop by current trainer and let someone who ACTUALLY knows me to help me. I’m still online training but now I feel safe and I think my changes will be for the better!

Never be afraid to do what is best for you and your changes!

Anybody out there ever had these issues?

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