personal training

To get a personal trainer or not get a personal trainer that is the question?

As you have probably all realised by now, i’m a little lacking in the keeping myself motivated department. And by little I actually mean alot, & by alot I actually mean I pretty much have zero motivation 26 days out of a month.

So i’m interested to know, do any of you have (or had)Β a personal trainer? Would you recommend getting one?




15 thoughts on “personal training

  1. I used to be a personal trainer. They can be useful. You still need to show up though πŸ™‚ Some tips that you might find useful- schedule your workouts into your calendar and don’t allow yourself time to think about it. Just do it (like the folks at Nike say). Choose something that you enjoy (even mildly). If you hate it you’re not going to stick to it. Make small goals that are measurable. I once had a woman set a goal of opening a pickle jar. I loved that goal. Be realistic and don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the end goal, just the small steps along the way. And, finally, researchers have found that if you do something for 3 months, it becomes habitual and you’re far more likely to keep doing it. So just get through the first three months πŸ™‚ Good luck!

    • Thanks πŸ™‚ I’ve started working on a schedule actually. I’m not usually the most structured person, so I think sticking to a schedule will be very beneficial. I’m also going to create mini-goals as well, because if I keep only looking at the end goal i’ll just get myself down that I’m not getting there quick enough.

  2. Yes! You have to find the right personal trainer – one that knows how to tap into your potential. If you are able to find that person, it can be life changing if you are willing. I’m anxious to hear what you decide!

  3. I’m a personal trainer and seriously, if you don’t have the motivation to do something about your health and fitness, then you’re wasting your money. You have to want to make changes to your lifestyle and you have to want to do this every day for the rest of your life. Living your life healthy is not a FAD. You can’t do it for 1, 3, or 6 months and then expect to be miraculously transformed. It takes time, effort and dedication. What you need to do is get your head around why you want to make changes, find your goal, your incentive, your drive, then you need to take responsibility for making these changes. Once you’ve found your own motivation, and yes you do need to find this, then find a personal trainer to help you make your goal/s achievable.

    • Agreed that it’s up to me to find the motivation. I do have it, but I don’t think that it is at a high enough level just yet. I’m trying to be realistic about everything this time & not get too carried away so to speak. I need to focus on the changes/reasons/whys that you mentioned, that will be my first goal to increase my motivation & I will take it from there πŸ™‚

      • Take little steps towards big changes πŸ™‚ You’ll get there. Just remember that it took you years to get to where you’re at. So it will take you time to make positive changes. Just don’t waste lots of money on so called ‘miracle’ cures. Think realistically and each day find something small to focus on changing. Reducing your caffeine intake was brilliant. Once you’ve achieved this then move on to your next goal. Keep this up and you’ll see a new you emerge.

  4. I don’t have one that I go see or work with on a regular basis. I have a friend who is a personal trainer, showed me what I can/should/will do at home. I took notes and made myself a vision board out of posterboard and hung it on my wall. I also have a very good health coach who has helped me understand why I want and need to make those changes to my life as well. I can put you in contact with her if you like. Keep up the good work!

  5. I have both worked out and failed to work out without a personal trainer. If you’re the kind of person who absolutely will not cancel on someone, then they’re useful. If you’re the kind of person who’s ok with ringing a friend up an hour beforehand and saying “Sorry, can’t make it!” then they probably won’t help you. It sounds like you need to work on motivation.Things that help me with motivation:
    Pack my workout gear and bring it to work. The gym’s right across the road and I workout before I go home that evening.
    The hardest part about working out is putting on your gym gear and stepping out the door. Once you’ve achieved that, you’re pretty much ok.
    Lists. Lists with gold stick-on stars.
    Small goals. And I give myself a reward when I get to those goals, e.g. if I work out five times a week, I get to buy myself a new nailpolish.
    If you can find a group to work out with, I find that really helps. I go to the gym with a work mate, and we keep each other accountable.

    • I think the reward idea is great, i’m thinking that I might start a reward jar where I put a couple of dollars in each time I work out, then at the end of each month i’ll either deposit it into a savings account or treat myself to a massage or facial. And the list with the gold stars, brilliant idea!! I’m going to put something like that together over the weekend πŸ™‚

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