There have been more changes in my life since I last posted than I can count. It was the busiest 3 months I’ve ever experienced. And now that the dust is settling, I will fill in the details, but have to begin by saying how much I truly miss my trainer, my training sessions, and that constant encouragement. “You’re good” was the best thing I heard all week sometimes.
My husband lost 35 pounds during our “crash” weight loss challenge to prep him for surgery, and he came through it with flying colors….and falling britches! I bought him sexy new Levi’s and he looks awesome in them! I lost 15 pounds, which wavers back and forth, depending on the day. It dropped me a pants/dress size, though, and I can see a difference. I’m still working on those “Michelle Obama Arms” I set out to achieve when I began training. Having a hard time getting rid of the post-menopausal “wings”, no matter how hard I work my triceps. Still trying and will be until I expire.
One of the greatest things about Colt is that he didn’t just train me while I was there in Eugene, he developed a set of routines I could do with hand weights and resistance bands. And a set for when I can get a TRX strap, available online. I’ve been at my daughter’s in Utah for almost two weeks now, and I’ve been “running,” but I haven’t pulled out my workout notebook yet. TODAY is the day. I’ll probably cry when I see Colt’s handwriting in it. Anyone in Eugene or surrounding area, if you’re at least 40 years old and want to have a personal trainer who will work with you at your level and help you achieve your best level of fitness, go see him at 40+ Personal Training at the Oakway Golf Course on Cal Young Road. Your needs and goals will be thoroughly evaluated, and your first week of training is FREE. It’s one of the best decisions I ever made.
What’s kept me from getting that notebook out yet? Well, as I said, we moved. I’ve been busy on the phone and computer with my Eugene realtor and our home is supposed to close there next Friday. We arrived here after driving 4 hours the first night, getting into Bend at 12:30 or so, and driving for 18 hours the next day. With two little children, two pets, and the two of us….not exactly Spring chickens! Countless hours were spent online finding homes to look at, and then a few trips to Ogden, 1 1/2 hours away, to drive through, look at neighborhoods, outsides of properties, to eliminate down to the ones we really wanted our realtor to show us. A couple more trips to see them and “be sure.” Lots of paperwork. Trying to help as much as we can with little kids so my daughter can do some necessary work. Two medical appointments yesterday. And there you have it. Oh….and I’ve been writing a novel all summer that a major publishing house has shown interest in, so exercising is not the only thing I’m getting back to today. And trick-or-treating with the kids. Just wearing my normal clothes and going as their “awesome grandma.” Anyone who doesn’t like that can lump it.
The air’s a little thinner here and it’s taking some adjustment, but we’re forced to go up and down stairs many times a day here and all the other running around….no moss is growing. That’s it for today. I really miss my trainer!!!