First time for everything pt. 2

I talked a few weeks back about my first time visiting the chiropractor, and I have to keep it 100, my neck and shoulder are feeling really really good.  I know for a fact that a lot of folks feel skeptical about the chiro, but I was really at a loss for what they might do for me besides prescribe a heavy dose of NSAIDS.  Which, honestly, doesn’t do me a whole lot of good because I could take like a million Aleve and drink red wine till the cows come home – I really wanted results.

So my verdict so far on the chiropractor is that I’m seeing some results, which is more than I could say before.  My shoulder feels 100%, and my neck feels almost 100%.  I think I will continue seeing him every month, especially given the fact that I am so active and am sore and imbalanced any given day.  I’m glad I gave it a shot.

So in the vein of trying new things, I started something a few weeks ago, and I guess I’m committed, so it’s time to come clean…I have been working out with a personal trainer once a week!

Let me back things up.  I never really thought twice about a personal trainer, mainly because I have never ever paid for a gym membership since I’ve been teaching classes for 5-6 years.  But, when I started this job 6 months ago (six months!?) our HR specialist mentioned that we got 1 hour of personal training included in our position a week.  I watched my office-mates take advantage of it, and finally, after months, I took advantage of it.

It’s funny, because it seems like Jill, the trainer, was a little nervous to train the group fitness director, because I’m supposed to be fit and stuff, but she really did an awesome job, and it feels good to feel sore again – sometimes when you’re constantly moving it’s hard to get sore.

I’m enjoying it.  I’m enjoying getting sore.  I’m enjoying challenging myself.  I’m enjoying watching my body firm up.  I’m enjoying talking to Jill on our Wednesday mornings.  And a friend told me yesterday that my body is looking fantastic.  WHA!

I like it 🙂

Have you ever worked out with a personal trainer?

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6 thoughts on “First time for everything pt. 2

  1. Good for you for mixing it up! I’ve had two trainers, the first was not on his game, but the second was awesome! She really pushed me further than I usually push myself, and I was in much better shape than I would’ve been without her. Glad you’re enjoying the benefits. 🙂

  2. I’ve never worked with a personal trainer but this week I started working out with my bf and omgggg I have never been so sore in my life! AH! you’re right, though, it feels good to be sore because you know you challenged yourself!

  3. Every CrossFit session feels like a group personal training session to me (super involved coaches help. I always gets tips on how to improve my lifting and am constantly motivated). Love the after-the-workout soreness, too!

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