stronger next year
I’ve been seeing a trainer for a while as part of my quest for “younger next year”. I hate every session with her. 10 minutes before each session I almost send her a text that says “can’t make it today”. Then I go. And I complete the 1 hour with her and when it’s done I’m so pleased with myself. So I sign up for more sessions-then dread each one, etc-repeat pattern.
There has been progress for sure-so that’s satisfying I guess. I made the mistake of telling her at the beginning of the last session that I won’t be able to commit to any more sessions for the summer as we are just too busy. She said she would make this one a session to remember. I hate her so much.
I also mentioned that I would like to be able to do a pull up. So after working me to death, she said that I could try some pull ups.
But she isn’t the worst person in the world. Instead of watching me completely fail, she hooked me up with some killer resistance bands. They hook around my feet and make me weigh a lot less- so that I can pull up. It was an amazing feeling!
The bands have different resistance levels so I can work down to no resistance band pull ups(s). But until I can do no bands, at least I can feel like I’m doing something!
My next fitness goal is to complete 2 unassisted pullups before I go on my big trip on September 2. And now that I’ve gone and posted about it, I guess I will have to do it.