My workout mojo had gone missing and I didn’t even know it. In retrospect, I knew something was off. I blogged about it; I journaled about it; but for the life of me I just couldn’t see it. That was until I talked to Luke Hudgins, a personal trainer.
He acknowledged that the basics were all there: commitment to a healthy lifestyle, fitness knowledge and discipline, but what he said next blew my mind. He said, “It sounds like you don’t love it anymore.” My mouth fell open to object, but nothing came out. He was right!
Bare in mind, I never did bale on my workout; the habit is too ingrained in my brain for that, but for a while now I had simply been going through the motions without any real enthusiasm. And I desperately wanted to fall back in love!
So I did something that took me by surprise; I hired him.
At this stage of my fitness journey I thought I had it all figured out. Boy was that assumption wrong. Luke’s workout program has taken me way out of my comfort zone and totally kicks my ass.
He first critiqued my form, made a few tweaks and broke me of some bad habits. Then the real work began. We concentrated on functional movements (think multi-joint, multi-muscle exercises that incorporate coordination, like the burpee) and more core exercises than I thought were humanly possible. He then introduced me to battle ropes, TRX workouts and a slew of exercises I’d only dabbled with in the past.
Any relationship can get stale, and that includes a relationship with fitness; it takes work to keep those embers alive. I’m only partway through my training sessions, but all of my workouts (even the ones I do on my own) have a new vitality and that old flame has come back to life!
Has the fun gone out of your fitness relationship? Reach out for help if you need it. It’s been money well spent. —Karen