Friday, April 30, 2010
But how do I get motivated...
I was going to get a trainer....but I can't afford one.
I was going to get a work-out buddy...but everyone I asked said they were too lazy, too tired or too defeated.
I was going to get a walking partner...but then I'd have to strap my three year old into a stroller and hear him complain that he's tired, hungry or bored (everything I would be) the whole time.
Then I was walking by a coffee place and this book shouted at me to come look at it. I was smitten. Each and every page is filled with descriptive, detailed photos and inspiring information that a trainer would be saying (if they talked that much).
But....I found my trainer! Every day I carry him ( I call him "Bob") with me to the gym. I set "Bob" down for my twenty minutes of cardio. Then I open him to the page of the body part/s I want to work on....and I do whatever he tells me to do.
Downside: I have to read (sometimes upside down or sideways).
Upside: Someone elese is telling me what to do!
Most people carry magazines into the gym. I carry "Bob." Yes, I may look like a goon to some, but "Bob" gives me a way better work out than I could ever give myself. And it's working. I'm already 'happy-sore' and feeling better.
So if you're like me, ready to battle back to the bikini on your own, "Bob" is waiting for you! Or look for the lady carrying a book and we'll do "Bob" together.
Posted by Laurie McDermott -The CEO of the House