Just before Christmas I took up a new hobby. Inspired by a really great deal at a local health club, winter blues, and a chance encounter with a personal trainer, I began weightlifting. Many of you know that I am a marathon runner. Marathoning is fabulously fun but quite time consuming and injury laden. Frustrated by a sore hip and realizing that 2 little kids and 18 mile training runs don’t mix well, I thought that a little weightlifting might just do the trick. I feel fabulous! The baby weight was easier to lose with weightlifting than with marathoning. And I have abs!!!
Three times a week I visit Ultimate Fitness for my workouts.
Once a month I meet with Matt Owen, a personal trainer. He’s great! I couldn’t have done this without him. My experience that meeting with a personal trainer is SOOO worth it. I’d have lasted about 1 month without his direction. He’s super encouraging and totally not scary at all. Plus, I get to feel like Oprah when I say things like, “My personal trainer told me that…”
Some of the benefits:
- I’m back to my pre-pregnancy weight.
- My hip doesn’t hurt anymore.
- I feel REALLY GREAT!
- I’ll say it again. I have abs!!!
- I’ve met new friends.
- I’m so much stronger. Which is great going into the wedding season. A full day of shooting is VERY strenuous.
Ha! That’s pretty…um…impressive.
I felt like I needed to put a picture of myself up on this post. But it’s a little difficult to take a picture of myself. And it’s a little embarrassing to put a picture of myself on the Internet in a post that is about my body. You’ll have to wait.