I obviously don’t detail the stuff I do when I exercise like I do the food I eat. The main reason is I usually just don’t know what I do. I’ve been working with my trainer since April and I still mostly have no idea what she has me do. She’ll say whatever it is, I’ll express confusion, she’ll show me, then I focus very hard on that one thing. We do so much and do so many different things that I don’t really know what to say here.

Each session is completely different and it seems like she adds new stuff all the time. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE doing this stuff. Hiring a trainer is the best thing I’ve ever done (besides my education and my husband … and my dog … of course!). I am very hesitant about discussing this aspect of my weight loss with the people in my life, though. Very few know that I have hired a trainer, including most family members. I almost feel the need to explain how I afford this to everyone I tell. I feel as if it’s a frivolous luxury that people will condemn me for, which I know is just absolutely ridiculous. It’s expensive, but it has changed my life. I am a different, healthier person who now loves exercise because of it. I am stronger and happier and much more confident that I can lose weight and be fit and healthy for the rest of my life, not just for now while I’m “dieting”. I see it as a choice that I made for my future. I love my trainer and plan to keep her as long as I can afford her.

I love that I can actually see the muscles in my legs and arms. Who knew they were hanging out just waiting for me to do something with them?! I’m not sure what weight I’ll end up at since I am developing so much muscle mass, am 5’11” and have a pretty large frame (wear a size 10 shoe). I’m thinking 160? I’m not planning to dwell on it too much. I think I’ll know when I’ve reached appropriate body fat.