On June 21, 2010 I started personal training with Nico. I had lost 40 pounds on my own in the first year, but I knew I was starting to backslide and needed more help. I know the training we did was basic core strengthening work, but it was needed. I’ve worked with trainers before and they didn’t listen. He did. I have no idea what he thought when this middle-aged, still somewhat overweight woman told him she wanted to be a competitive bodybuilder, but he didn’t discourage me. I remember there was a little look of concern that disappeared when I said “in two years”. He smiled and said something like “six months, no, but two years is doable.” Nico moved and I started working with Adam. I’ve spent a lot of time in this blog describing Adam’s Awesomeness. I’m sure I’ll be blogging about that again.
So this week’s anniversaries are huge milestones for me. The MOST IMPORTANT LESSON? Ask for help and do what you’re told. Follow directions. Don’t argue. The professionals want us to be successful. Resisting anything they say you need to do is literally self-defeating.