One Woman’s Humorous Journey through Personal Training…Part 3

SO Full of Life LOGO 2012 Anne, my dear client and friend, offered to journal her fitness experience for me and it was too good not to share.  She agreed to allow me to pass along the experience in her words…enjoy!!

  Visit 5: “Okay, now I’m getting nervous.  Sandra’s been giving me really gentle smiles and encouraging me softly  with “we’re going to add a little more weight now”.  Folks, I think that she’s ‘bringing it on”!  The cool thing is – I’m ready.

I must admit, on the way home after a session, stray cattle should hide themselves as I am starving for protein.  Sandra has assured me that such a reaction is normal and explained how to use protein powder effectively.  Thankfully so far, no bovine have been harmed. Plus these green smoothies for breakfast (Sandra’s recipe)– like rocket fuel!  They make me feel really awake and energised.  In addition, I have the added bonus of feeling pretty righteous for already having ingested spinach before 8:00 a.m.!

Okay, my perk for today.  I was meeting with one of my own business clients and gestured about something important.  My collection of upper arm muscles sprang into action – it was all I could do not to force my unsuspecting client to feel my arm (who’s kidding whom, that day will come).” 

Visit 6:  “Okay, today it happened.  I worked so hard, I didn’t think that I was going to be able to walk up Sandra’s stairs – crawl maybe, but that seemed too inelegant to even consider.  Thus, we see the role that pride has in physical fitness.  I went today thinking I would do anything that she asked, regardless of my own fears.  And I did it (wild applause breaks out in the bleachers!). It was exhilarating!   A sweaty, hot mess of pride – that’s me.

Today, I think that I also discovered a secret about the wonders of training, for women anyway.  In our daily lives, we carry a big bundle of worries – doing our jobs well or building strong businesses, stretching money to cover all the things we need to address, figuring out the healthiest food to eat, tending to the loved ones who need us.  Personally, I think that the massive appeal of that fella from Fifty Shades of Grey was simply that he organized everything!

So the ‘secret’ … Sandra is like that perfect partner who is focussed only on you, even at your worst.  In fact, she likes it if you are a fine stinking mess.  Sandra will make sure that the space is fresh and clean for you, design a new routine to fire up your muscles, encourage you as you try new things and even notice when your butt is looking smaller!! 

We all crave a space where we matter, without any distractions about the mountain of obligations that await us.  Sandra provides a haven for busy people to catch their breath and learn how to be gently excellent in another area in their lives.  So if I stop you at our next meeting and make you feel my arm muscles, blame it on Sandra!”

Check in next week for more on Anne’s humorous and enlightened journey!!

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Posted on: March 16th, 2014 by Sandra O'Hagan No Comments

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