As I mentioned in one of my recent posts, a few months ago I started working with a personal trainer at my gym.  That time has come to a close so it’s time to reflect on my experience.   What results did I achieve?

Well, as most people expect when starting a new workout routine, I had hoped my results would include weight loss.  While that did happen, to an extent, my experience was much bigger than that.   So what did happen?

  • Started running (see my recent post).  This is something I never thought I would do or love as much as I do.
  • Gained muscle.  Yes it’s true that muscle does weigh more than fat.  How do I know?  My clothes are loose even though the scale only went down 3-4 pounds! 
  • Got stronger.  I can now do more tricept dips, push ups and lift heavier weights than I could three months ago.
  • More energy.  There is new spring in my step and energy in my body than I had before.
  • Learned.  I learned more about myself and what I am capable of and learned more about my body and what makes it tick.

What’s next?  This experience has taught me a lot and showed me the way to a healthier me.  My new workout routine will always include running and weights, but I’ll be mixing it up daily.  I will also be continuing to challenge myself in each and every workout.

What experiences have you had that brought you more (and perhaps different) results than you had imagined?

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