Thursday, January 24, 2008



The first time I saw Lacey working with a client at Bally's, I KNEW she would be good for me. And she is. Lacey and I met for the first time last night. We spent about a 1/2 hour, 45 minutes just talking. I told her about my PCOS, which makes it difficult for me to lose weight. I told her about what I've been doing these last couple of weeks with the Daily Plate. She agreed that 2000 calories is a good goal right now. We also talked about my desire to get my body ready for a baby. She had an encouraging story about her cousin (everyone seems to know someone or BE someone for whom getting pregnant was difficult).

After we talked, she took me out in the (dun dun dun.....) MAIN PART OF THE GYM. I've been relegating myself to the women's section of the gym, even though really, it doesn't matter to me where I'm at. It's kind of like, "Hi, everyone. This is me. Love me or leave me. I'm trying to get healthy and that's all I care about." Anyway, Lacey put me on an (dun dun dun.....) Elliptical machine!!! I had never been on one because I had always heard they kick your butt. Well, they sure DO! And Lacey's idea of "a quick, 5-minute warm up" is waaaaaay different than mine. After 10 minutes of "oh-my-gosh-I'm-gonna-die" breathing and sweating on that *&^% machine, finally, Lacey reappeared. She goes, "Wasn't that fun?" I go, "Uh. Eee. Yeah." She goes, "Ok! Great! Let's go work out!"

WHAT??? EXCUSE ME??? I thought that WAS my work out??!!

Ok, so. I collected my thoughts and followed her to the trainer/client room. This room is really cool. It's got all kinds of equipment in it and it only fits like 2 people at a time. It gives the client a chance to get a private assessment and also learn how to use some of the equipment at the gym. Anyway, we took my measurements and determined my BMI, which was surprisingly lower than I thought it was going to be.

Then the fun began.

The next 20 minutes consisted of doing squats, a routine on the step, wall sitting, lunges, planks, laterals, throwing a medicine ball in the air, and stretching. At one point, I literally thought I was going to throw up! (instead, I just spent 20 minutes after the work out in the bathroom!) Lacey asked, "How are your legs feeling?" I go, "Heh. Like jell-o." She goes, "Good." HA!

At the end of the 20 minutes, I'm thinkin, "Yes. I made it. Phew. It was hard, but I did it." Right about then, Lacey goes, "Well, I'm sorry we didn't get a full work out. How about we schedule another complimentary session for next week?"


"Of course. Sounds great. Sign me up."

So, next Tuesday, the torture, er I mean, 'work out' continues.........


Adventures and Good Times! said...

Oh my gosh!!! That is so great. I really like the ellipticals, and Allie loooooooves them! He does them all the time.

This is so great cuz now you got another complimentary session out of it, that's what I'm talkin about!!

love you and know that you are making progress toward your goals!!!

Anonymous said...

This is GREAT stuff, woman! Your sense of humor gets you through so much. You're a great author as well as gymnist now. That equipment is your new friends called "TOUGH LOVE, BABY"! you rock, Char.... all the way to Ballys! Way to go! oxoxoxoMom

evil cake lady said...

good for you, Carlotta!!!

you might find this post from a friend amusing (its about her experiences with a trainer): Being In My Body. We used to laugh about the crazy stuff her trainer made her do, and how sore she would be afterwards.

Keep it up darling!

Star Char said...

Thank you all for your sweet comments! :-)

Anonymous said...

This is just so exciting to me & I'm thrilled to death with your convictions, dear darling daughter. Keep up the excellent work/fun!!! XOMOM

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