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KERRY IS IN THIS BLOG (Please don't hurt me)

By May 30, 2013No Comments

KERRY IS IN THIS BLOG (Please don’t hurt me)
Before I embarked on this journey with Potential, when I thought about personal training I envisaged shouting and pain and an inability to do any of the exercises that were being shouted at me. Well last week I got all three, but not in the way I’d imagined and weirdly I’m not put off in the slightest. Perhaps I should see someone about that.
Let me elaborate, last week I tottered off to my second Wednesday session, feeling like I knew what to expect and that it was all achievable. We started off with warm ups in pairs and I was with the lovely Michelle, who was great fun to be partnered with and didn’t mind my lack of co-ordination. Next we stayed in our pairs and worked on Boxercise, and here’s where the shouting started but the kicker is – it wasn’t the trainer shouting at me, but another Potential client!! The oh so wonderful Kerry got wind that I was in the class and the shouting went something like this:
“Charlie’s here?! Where?” Maxine helpfully points to me as I attempt to not fall flat on my face doing press ups.
“Charlie! You’d better put me in your bog this week!” she shouts as she completes her press ups with ease
“LOOK AT ME CHARLIE! ARE YOU WATCHING?” At this point she’s completed a gazillion press ups to my three.
“LOOK CHARLIE, I’M EATING THE CAKE!” She adds as she takes huge bites out of an imaginary cake at the bottom of each press up.
My pithy response you ask? it went something like this; “wheeze, pant, puff” and maybe a nod. So Kerry, here you are, in the blog!
This was the first week I felt like there were sets of exercises I couldn’t do, my feet slipped and I ended up on my face more than once but rather than feeling utter embarrassment I expected, I laughed. I laughed so hard I hurt, then I got up and fell down again and it was all ok. Whats more, this week I ran up and down the stairs about 5 times in 5 minutes and didn’t even realise. I’ve gone from having to psych myself up to tackle the stairs to not even thinking about it, and I couldn’t be happier about it. So the alarms going off tomorrow at half 5, and I’m looking forward to it. I know, I know, I’ll book that head check.

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