Sandra – Weight Loss & Fitness

Sandra’s Leap of Faith





Okay, so I am at the gym, and I am desperately wanting to get in shape, yet my attempts seem so feeble, because I really don’t have a clue what I am doing!! I have been going for awhile, yet I don’t feel like I am really accomplishing much and I am getting discouraged. I have always been able to drop weight here and there, when I have needed to, but it isn’t what I am looking for this time. I am looking for a lifestyle change and I want to get fit, I mean really be fit and in good shape. I am getting older and my body just doesn’t respond the same way anymore. I want to be healthy, have good energy, be able to do all the things I love to do. One other thing, I love the beaches, and I love to wear a bathing suit, I need to get busy!!!!

Here is this young guy putting this other guy through what looked like at the time, a rather grueling workout!! He didn’t seem too mean about it, but the other guy looked like he wanted to do something terrible to him at the time! I guess probably not, but it looked like a lot of hard work. I watched for a bit, and then I thought I need one of those, a trainer that is. I really decided at that very moment, that it was exactly what I was going to do. I said something like ” I am going on vacation in 6 weeks, do you think you could get me in bathing suit shape?” Mark was very honest at the very start and it didn’t take me long to realize, that in fact, I was not in very good shape at all. I had a lot of work to do. The whole fitness journey began!!!

I am a year at this now and I have never felt better in as long as I can remember. It has been a process. I made a commitment to this and I choose to stick with Mark, he keeps me motivated and helps me to keep doing the things I need to do. I have held up my end for the most part, I sometimes slack off and I need to kick myself in the rear to get to the gym and keep up the cardio. I do this for myself, so the only one I let down is me, but this is important for my well being and the way that it makes me feel overall. I have lost 30 lbs. and I feel fabulous.

Mark is such a character, he really keeps me going! We have a very funny trainer/trainee relationship, but it really works. If there wasn’t something to laugh about, or be sarcastic about or joke about or what have you, it wouldn’t be the same. Yet, it isn’t all silliness, he has my best interest in mind when it comes to my fitness and he knows what he is doing.

This was a great decision about a year ago and I will continue on as I have some more goals to set for myself. I would never have accomplished this on my own, I don’t have that kind of discipline, but I do have determination. I, on occasion, look at Mark like I would like to do something terrible to him!!!

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