Liz’s Weekly Journal #3: I Found an Awesome Person to Help
As I continue my quest (struggle, actually) to get back to good health by trying to eat right and work out, I realized that one of the most challenging things is finding someone who will support me, check in on me, and carry on a really good conversation with me while I am working out which makes the time go by so much more quickly.
It is difficult, to say the least, finding someone on the same page as you when it comes to eating right and getting to the gym for a workout. If you have a friend who is willing to make the commitment to both to do this thing with you, you will have a better shot at success.
When I have someone who texts to check in on me, someone I can commiserate with, someone who actually offers constructive advice and is also willing and able to get to the gym with me so that we can work out together, it makes everything fly by rather than drag, and there's something about knowing you're not in this alone!
In the past I have had friends who would want to do the whole 'get back to eating right and exercising to get healthy' with me, and it made such a difference. But right now I don't know of anyone making that commitment (timing is everything) so I found who I needed in the form of a personal trainer named Karen Megles.
Last week's workout, which I otherwise might have dreaded, went by in a flash as we chatted the whole way through it! What a difference it makes when you're not in the gym alone or can look forward to having someone who is so friendly and energized helping you out! I know you think personal trainers are expensive BUT with this doctor-approved program you get the trainer, too, all for a dollar a day. Crazy!!!
So not only am I paying only a dollar a day for this 60-day program through my doctor at The Atlantic Club, but I get the most amazing person hanging out with me helping me out! (You would get Karen, too, if this is the kind of program you are interested in trying!)
I also found that, psychologically, if I know that I will be telling the friend supporting me (in this case Karen) what I ate and how often I worked out, then it will give me pause every time I think about what I am putting in my mouth! When you have someone rooting you on or going through this with you, you don't want to let them down. You'll want to keep up your end of the commitment!
Do you have a friend who is working out and eating right along with you? If so, that is amazing!
If you want more info on the Physician-Referred Exercise Program (p.r.e.p.) that I am taking part in, CLICK HERE.