First month results from my personal trainer experiment are in, I lost five pounds. Positive results, nothing to hoop and holler about, I gained and lost this same pounds a couple of times. I think my trainer sensed my lack of enthusiasm and I told in another six or seven pounds, I would feel like I am making progress. I lost of a couple of inches and my one pair of jeans that fit are a little looser but I am definitely not off to the races. I would like to be on a pace of about eight pounds per month especially since I kept my calorie intake under 1700 calories for the three weeks (the first week I didn’t have my plan yet). I am contemplating whether or not I need to restrict my calorie intake further. I know there are a couple of things I need to clean up, like protein bars, but really I have followed my diet pretty well. I ran into a little snag with extra workouts due to my daughter not being well enough to be in childcare so I couldn’t go to the gym.
On the positive side, I have noticed my endurance is better, I even ran on a the treadmill one day. Some days with the trainer are pretty challenging and some days not so much, it depends on the muscle group we are working that day. I committed to four months but I am likely to try something else after that’s much less expensive. I’m paying nearly $500/month and that’s just not sustainable for me but I needed to something drastic if I was ever going to get any of this weight off and get back in shape. I still have a very tall mountain to climb but I slow like the tortoise (and most likely to stay off) is better than quick like the hare (and quick to put back on). Slow and steady for the win!