Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Self-Care Series: Why Everyone Needs a Personal Trainer?!


Happy Wednesday! Anyone else having a challenging week? This week has definitely been dragging for me and I'm hoping that this post will help keep me motivated as well as shift my mind set. I definitely need to hit the reset button so that I can refocus and reboot.  I'm also going to start a self-care series on my blog that will talk about ways I practice self-care. If you have been following me on Instagram Stories, you know I have recently started working with a personal trainer. First of all, I wanted to put out a disclaimer that I am a pretty active. I workout about 3 times a week at the gym and I take group classes like weight lifting and yoga and have been since I had my kids. I also worked out very frequently before I had my boys. Therefore, my goal for working with a personal trainer was NOT to lose weight, but to focus on "ME". In fact, when I met up with Will (my personal trainer at PNP Fitness) I told him my goal was to gain weight because I had lost so much weight when I was going through a difficult time last year. I did not like how my body look like or how I felt, my clothes were too loose and I felt disgusting. I did not like looking in the mirror because I saw someone who wasn't me. Long story short, I wanted to look and feel like myself again.

Before I started working with a personal trainer, I was very skeptical. In my mind, I felt like I didn't need one since I could work out at the gym. I couldn't justify spending extra money just to have one on one attention on me. Boy, was I wrong! The benefits of personal training is worth every penny, because at the end of the day you are investing in yourself. I only started working with my personal trainer, Will at PNP (Progress Not Perfection) for three sessions. In those short sessions, I learned so much about myself than I ever did working out at a gym. Will developed specific workouts that were tailored to me goals. One of the benefits of a personal trainer is someone to hold you accountable. At each of our meeting, Will would check my phone for the fitness app which tracks my meals to make sure I ate enough calories and a balanced diet to achieve the goal that I wanted.

Another benefit of having a personal trainer is having a cheerleader and someone to push you and encourage you to reach your fullest potential. At our last training session, I didn't think I could lift 12 pounds for shoulder presses. Will really pushed me out of my comfort zone. He told me that I could do it,  of course I didn't believe him, but at the end, I was able to prove myself wrong. It was the best feeling ever to do something that you think you can't do. If I was at the gym, I would have easily given up and went for the lighter weights.

If you are thinking about hiring a personal trainer, I definitely would recommend one! Finding a good one can be tricky. I suggest finding someone that listens to what you want! Also to not be afraid to speak up if things aren't working out the way you want or like. Make sure that your goals are from YOU. Most importantly, I highly suggest finding someone you are comfortable with because it makes all the difference.

At the end of the day, whatever your goals may be-fitting into the jeans that you love, feeling confident in a bathing suit, or just wanting to lose a few extra pounds, make sure you are doing it for YOU and no one else.  Because you should be proud of yourself, for taking care of YOU is the first step in self-care.

If you are in the Gilbert area, I highly recommend checking PNP fitness @Fitnesspnp on Instagram and asking for Will to set up a personalized plan just for you. I look forward to going to my personal training classes because I know that I am focused on myself and it's my "me" time to reboot and reset.  Also, make sure to follow along my Instagram Story to checkout my workouts. I also posted on a fitness tab on my highlight of all my workouts and personal training. If you have any questions, please feel free to direct message me on Instagram or shoot me an email.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week ahead. I challenge you to find time for yourself as well! Life's short, what better time than to start now! Now, go do something for YOURSELF! XOXO!


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