Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Go me!

I applied my newest mental trick today. I was taking a long walk and thought about running a block and a half before I began cooling down. I hesitated, and then I thought, "What if I just do it? What will happen?" No harm in trying, I realized. So I did it. And it was more jarring to my body than I expected--I never run unless I'm being silly or running from something--but I did it. It was definitely a harder workout than my fast walking.

The time has come for me to hire a personal trainer. The deal I can get at my husband's university is too good to pass up: 10 sessions for $150. I know it will be good for me, but I hate feeling like I'm not great at things from the first time I try them. But that's no reason not to try: "What if I just do it?" It's a great mantra.

I'm going to fill out the online request form now.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW! That IS a great deal. Go you indeed VP! ;)

csmc

Tee said...

Nice job on the run...I am sure you will benefit and enjoy the personal trainer...great deal!

Mal said...

You and I are so similar in so many ways...

metamorphose said...

10 sessions for $150 -what a deal!

Good job on the run! I'm the same way -I think my own negativity is what really keeps me from pushing myself sometimes. We can do it! Go you!

kimberly said...

That's great! How did you know it was time for a personal trainer? I've been going to the gym for a couple of years (with time off for pregnancy, hehe) but sometimes I think I could use a little...guidance. But the cost is a little, oh I dunno, offputting? :)