Ten things about exercising that do not suck
After two kids and at the ripe age of ahemmumblemumble, my body is a weak facsimile of what it once was. A weak, enlarged fax. Over the last year I've made a concerted effort to get back into shape. This includes a religious devotion to exercise, every second of which I despise.
I've been working out consistently with a trainer. Clearly I'm a sadist. Recently my trainer asked me what I like best about working out there. The question made me laugh and nearly drop a medicine ball onto my face.
"It's not about what I like best, just what I hate least."
My answer surprised her I guess. (Really?) So I compiled a top 10 list of things that don't suck about working out with a trainer, which I helpfully suggested she should use for marketing purposes. My status as their marketing manager is pending.
Thinking of working with a trainer? Why wait? Here's the list you've been waiting for. The Doesn't Suck List:
1. It does not suck to arrive and fill my water bottle;
2. Similarly, it does not suck to put my keys and phone down and grab a towel;
3. It never sucks to say hello to the staff and other clients upon arrival;
4. The clean, usually available bathroom also doesn't suck.
Then we go into a workout room. This is where things get murky.
5. It doesn't suck when the trainer is adjusting the weights on a machine or fetching a piece of equipment;
6. Often, but not always, the music doesn't suck;
7. It doesn't suck when the trainer asks you to lie down. (But it only doesn't suck for a fraction of a second, so enjoy it!);
Now we need to insert a musical interlude or dance number to distract from the fact that I have nothing to add to my Doesn't Suck List for about 45 minutes...
8. Having someone stretch you definitely doesn't suck;
9. Foam rollers don't suck, even when they sort of do;
10. The way you feel as you exit the workout room doesn't suck, even when it sort of does.
Find yourself a trainer today!