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Jamila Bey
08-22-2007, 03:20 PM
Football's over. I have nobody to yell at me and make me run until I nearly kiss the clown. (Can I still use that? Guess I just did.)

Concussion's all gone, and shoulder (which I hurt banging my head off of it) is better, but in the past 6 weeks, I've put on 8 pounds of blubber.

All of the swearing and crying and bleeding and patting other girls on the behind playing football in 95+ heat is fast becoming for naught, and I won't stand for it! Oh yeah- I've gone back to full-time work (yay steady paycheck!) and freelancing on top of it, so I'm having a hard time getting myself to the gym if I'm not meeting someone there.

So... I'm tasked with getting mine self a trainer... and boy is this gonna be hard now that I have enough knowledge to be dangerous.

Boy I admire you folks with kids. How you do it, I'll never know. Until I do it too, but for now, I don't know.

Greg Everett
09-06-2007, 04:47 PM
So how is the trainer action?

Jamila Bey
09-07-2007, 01:28 AM
Horrible!!!

I haven't met anyone I "click" with... But I think there may be hope soon. I'm trying a session with a former drill sergeant turned bootcamp instructor, so this could work.

My problem is that I really don't do enough running on my own to make a difference, but my body responds so well to it. Oh well...

I need to find someone I don't like and bet her some money that I'll lose more weight than she will. That's worked well for me in the past!

Derek Simonds
09-07-2007, 06:03 PM
I say go with what works for you. I love the wager idea.

Good luck finding the right trainer.

Ron Wilhelm
09-07-2007, 08:36 PM
I need to find someone I don't like and bet her some money that I'll lose more weight than she will. That's worked well for me in the past!

I think Dan John wrote about this when he wrote the Alpo Diet, just focused on diet, not weight loss. At any rate, sounds like a good idea.

Elliot Royce
09-09-2007, 06:02 PM
You know, I didn't think I'd go back to a trainer any time soon, but I changed jobs and have a schedule that really doesn't encourage taking time off when I feel energized to workout. Enter two sessions a week with a trainer to at least keep up fitness levels and work on flexibility and agility. I found a guy who was a track and field star in college so he at least knows about the O lifts and flexibility, etc.