I signed up with Madison at Anytime Fitness and I've really enjoyed working with her over the last couple weeks.
I've gotta say though, she's the size of a flea. I say that with all due respect because I'm sure she works hard at being that tiny and in shape.
Frankly, seeing her do the exercises with such ease is actually quite motivating. She pops up and down on the push-ups like they are no effort at all. I'm sure she could do squats for days without screaming in pain like I do after 10 seconds. And she (most likely) could run for hours on the treadmill without breaking a sweat. I run for five seconds and need to wring out my shirt.
She's great at pushing us to work harder, squat longer, step higher, and go faster.
I have no thought that I'll be as teeny tiny as her, but, all this working out is helping me tone and reshape my body. I've noticed that my stomach doesn't stick out quite so much, there is a well defined muscle in my thigh, and the flab in my arms doesn't swing back and forth when I wave.
It's all starting to come together a little bit at a time.
What I would like to see is that these exercises become easier and easier. I would like to be able to do my push-ups without shaking, squat without getting angry and perhaps, just maybe, be able to do a sit-up without assistance. Yes, embarrassingly enough, I can't do a complete sit-up right now.
I never ever would have thought I'd become a gym rat but perhaps I just might be one after all. I mean, I'm walking in that darn gym and jumping on machines like I actually know what I'm doing! Of course, I also have a good trainer giving me good instruction on how to do things first.
In fact, this is getting added to the "Couldn't Wouldn't" list. Because 100 pounds ago I never would have walked into a gym, gotten on a treadmill in front of other people, or attempted planks, burpees, inch worms, and pull-ups in public.
I'm really excited that Madison is helping me reach further than I thought I'd reach. That's going to be key in helping me reach my goal.
I hope you have a workout partner or trainer that can push you too. It doesn't matter if it's a personal trainer, friend, or DVD trainer ... it's all good as long as they're inspiring you to go harder and accomplish your goals like Madison is doing for me.