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Thu, 05 Oct 2006 21:18:00 +0000I should have been updating sooner...but anyway :)....clientk has finished up her sessions with great result. She's finished school here and is off to her hometown to start working on where the next aspect of her life will take her!
Mon, 07 Aug 2006 18:44:00 +0000So I got the "are you crazy" look today from Terri. I know some of you have seen it before. Ok Ok so it was well deserved. Maybe I was a little off today. And my claims about what I needed to work on were a bit out there. But hey some of us are our biggest critics. And living in a city with beautiful size 0 women everywhere you turn doesn't make it easier. It's hard not to strive to be perfect in a city like this. But Terri's look made me have a reality check. I am in good shape. I don't need to lose weight. I may not be a size 0 but I am a good 2/4. And I have muscle. Im not some waif that is gonna be pushed over by a gust of wind. I can hold me own and I like the feeling of power I have. Hell I can do more in a workout with Terri then I ever imagined. Some of the women I know wouldn't last 10 min with Terri. Workouts with Terri have made my body tighter and stronger. I am in the best shape I have ever been in. I know it is normal to get caught up in fashion mags and and models. But we must remember what are bodies really are for. They are to support us thru everyday. They are to be healthy and for women they are programed to be healthy to reproduce. So no matter how hard we try to be model thin, our bodies really will work their hardest to fight against us. So why not work with your body and be healthy and workout and gain muscle. And hell a little jiggle in the thighs isnt so bad.
Tue, 25 Jul 2006 17:12:00 +0000So Terri nearly killed me yesterday as usual. Funny isn't how we pay for pain. Hmm not a bad job for Terri I wouldn't think. I mean what a great way to vent your stress, make your clients work. Haha. No, I know that the pain I go through is all good. Hell no pain, no game right. Plus I think if Terri really used her gym to vent her stress none of us would be able to walk out. Good thing she doesn't because where in the hell would she get all those wheelchairs she would need. Anyway even though somedays I feel like I may want to hit her or tell her what I think of that next set of pushups, I remember nothing in life comes easy. You have to work to get what you want. I figure I want to be fit and healthy. That doesn't come by sitting on my ass and eating donuts. It comes by sweating and pain. "You have to be uncomfotable" as Terri says. And she is right. And even though Terri says we don't pay her for entertainment, she still provides it in some ways. The whole session makes sense when she says "Good job today." It makes me realize I am strong and capable. Its a great feeling. Plus the Terri's occassional comments about life and current events put a slight smile on my face. Even though I still like to think of her space as her torture chamber.
Tue, 18 Jul 2006 22:14:00 +0000Today Terri kicked my butt like usual. She had me doing some intense boxing. My arms were killing me half way through.Terri kept pushing me though. Shadow boxing followed by boxing with gloves.Oh I am gonna hurt tomorrow.But I am glad. I know that without Terri I wouldn't push my body to the max. I like the fact that she keeps my body guessing so I can see what I am capable of. It is very empowering. Plus it keeps my body advancing. I never thought I would look and feel so good.Lately I have noticed muscleI have never seen. It is a great feeling. But I know it takes work and dedication on my part along with Terri's voice barking in my ear..haha! I am excited to see what Terri has me doing in the future and to see how much more my body is capable of.
Sun, 16 Jul 2006 17:32:00 +0000I saw Terri on Friday and was all ready mentally for a good workout but my body wasn't. I felt tired and weak. I was't sure why my body felt so strange. About half way through our workout of boxing, I suddenly felt light headed and sick to my stomach. I had to sit down because I thought I was going to be sick. Terri told me that almost all her clients have been coming in dehydrated. We talked about my lifestyle and came to the conclusion I was. She made me drink so much before I could leave there I thought my tummy was gonna explode. But I started to feel better. It is interesting how lacking in just water can affect your strength. I realized that I need to be more aware of what I am not giving my body enough of. It so easy to overlook something that is widely available to us. We would rather choose that cup of coffee or that cold glass of lemonade on these hot days. But I realize after directly feeling the effects of not getting enough water, that water is the key.
Sun, 09 Jul 2006 23:04:00 +0000So I finally feel like I have really recovered from my stress fracture injury in my foot. I'm kinda stubborn and hate to admit that I ever am hurt and can't do something. Terri saw that firsthand. Thankfully she doesn't put up with anyone's crap and says this is what we are doing, like it or not. But now I am up and running, back to normal and Terri was like "back to work." So it's Sunday now and Im still sore from our Friday work out. I am not sure if I am still sore because they workout was so intense or if it is because of my 3 weeks in turtle mode. Well either way I like the feeling. Makes me happy to feel back in the game and excited to get stronger and fitter. Terri has helped me transform my body into something I never knew was possible. I thank her, even on the days I wouldn't mind telling her what I think of her request for another set of push ups and pull ups. Plus it's kinda fun now to be able to look in the mirror and flex my muscles like a guy. Yes thats right, I have pipes now.
Sat, 01 Jul 2006 17:26:00 +0000I had a yoga session today with Terri. It was nice to have something different but I have found yoga isnt really my thing. With all exercise, I enjoy activities that feel like I am getting results from. I love my arms and legs days with Terri because I can feel the burn and I feel sore the next day. I know Terri says that you dont have to be hurting everytime you exercise to get results. I can understand that but for me to enjoy exercise I have to feel like I am doing something that is improving my body and I like tp physically feel that. I know everyone has different attitudes towards exercise and some activities work for some and not others. I think I have found what I enjoy, I just need to explore what I can do in that area more.
Wed, 28 Jun 2006 04:38:00 +0000So this is my first day back from almost a 2 week break from Terri. WOW does my body feel out of whack. The jet lag from traveling and not working out really take a toll on your body. It felt good to get back in the swing of things. I was suprised I could still keep up with lifting on my arms today. My body feels so sluggish when I dont work out. It makes me want to continue working out and staying healthy. I've realized after this break how far I have come and I dont want to go back.
Tue, 13 Jun 2006 15:37:00 +0000Had a great boxing training session with Terri today. My abs were killing me from yesterday but I sucked it up. Those push ups do more damage then one imagines on the abs. WOW! Painful but worth it. I like the boxing because I feel like it is a stress reliever. And being a woman it is the exact opposite of what we are taught. We are taught not to hit or be aggressive. Terri is an amazing instructor though. She teaches you not to just hit the bag but to connect your whole body to use all the muscles. It makes a huge difference. It really works your abs, arms, butt and legs. I never knew it was such a great workout. Now I know why Hillary looked so good in million dollar baby.
Tue, 13 Jun 2006 01:13:00 +0000Today I did both arms and legs with Terri and it was a nice change. I wasnt expecting the combo. It was very hard work. My body isnt used to doing both on the same day so it really put my muscles to the test. I was able to do 30 straight leg push ups which is a huge for me. I am so proud. Terri let me enjoy that moment but quickly followed it with a crazy routine of dips, chest press, step ups, crunches, and lats. I was dying when I left but time well spent I have to admit. I would say now only 90% of the time do I want to strangle her when I am there. I enjoy 10% just because its summer and I like knowing I feel like dying because I will look good in a bikini.
Sat, 03 Jun 2006 15:41:00 +0000I was measured today after training for 2 months with Terri and I was amazed. I lost 3 inches and 3% body fat. I am so happy with my results. All that hard work and all those dirty looks at Terri because I wanted to hit her for making me in so much pain, paid off. YEAH!!! Well ok I am happy but I realize that to stay like this the work has to continue and there will be more and more days of me wanting to put Terri in pain. Thank God she is so tough because I otherwise may lunge at her by accident during my lovely sets of lounges. I know she can hold her own. That is probably why I just listen to her when she tells me do 5 more. I figure i'm atleast getting orders from a pro. And now I have these wonderful results to be proud of. I am interested to see how the training continues.
Sat, 27 May 2006 17:15:00 +0000I did my yoga session with Terri which was much needed. Something im my body felt "out of whack" so Terri twisted me into a pretzel and strange enough I felt like a million bucks when I left. Terri showed me how tight my hips and glutes were by putting me in a yoga position that really stretched them out. It is amazing where we hold our tension and how it can make us feel like crap some days. First getting into the positions was very painful but once my body eased into them and I breathed into my muscles it felt great. I felt like I was walking on air when I left and I cant believe the difference. I am used to thinking that I have to be lifting weights or doing pushups to be getting a good workout. But Terri showed me that there are some complex yoga moves that can make your muscles do thing you never knew they were capable of. I love that Terri keeps me guessing. It helps so I dont get too comfortable with my workouts so that I stop seeing and feeling results. I never know what to expect when I show up at her studio.
Tue, 23 May 2006 01:41:00 +0000My session with Terri today flew by like most of them have been lately. I can really see and feel the difference in my body. I actually crave working out. She is tough dont get me wrong, but tough in the way that makes you realize what you are capable of. Besides working out my arms, Terri really made me think today. She made me realize that it doesnt matter in the end what this person or that person thinks of you.What really matters is that you are happy with yourself. I realized I am not working so hard on my body to just look good in a pair of jeans. It is the feeling of power and confidence I get from seeing what my body is capable of that I love. I have never felt this way before. Terri doesnt sugar coat anything. At first that was hard for me to deal with. I saw her more as a drill sageant then a trainer. But now I see why she doesnt put up with bullshit. Why? Because bullshit doesnt get you anywhere. Believe me I still want to curse her out when she sees I am getting too comfortable on the bike. But I thank her for more then making me do all those situps.
Thu, 18 May 2006 23:59:00 +0000Really enjoying my combo arms and legs series with Terri this week. It is a great change. I can really see how strong I have become working with Terri.
Tue, 16 May 2006 23:18:00 +0000I had a wonderful workout with terri today. Realized how far I have come since I started with her. I love the muscle I have built and cant wait to see the difference to come.
Sat, 13 May 2006 01:28:00 +0000This week Terri really gave me a great arm workout. I could really feel the burn. I love the new definition I have in my arms. It is something I have never had before!
Thu, 04 May 2006 20:50:00 +0000Today I tried boxing for he first time. Never realized it was such a workout. I could really feel my abs working. Also what an amazing feeling one gets punching away. Great stress reliever!
Wed, 03 May 2006 01:08:00 +0000Today Terri really worked with me on the power of the mind. I was amazed at how working out has a lot to do with what you think you are capable of. She pushed me to keep my mind in a "happy place" as she called it. By finding that place I realized I was capable of a very hard bike climb and also more squats then I knew my legs could handle without falling off. I now feel stronger physically and mentally.
Thu, 27 Apr 2006 16:06:00 +0000So I think Terri was trying to kill me today.I had been on vacation for 2 weeks and I think she wanted to make sure I made up for all my lost time. My legs feel like jello. I am pretty sure tomorrow I wont be able to walk or sit. I wonder if it is possible to just stand and lay all day?! Well what is the saying beauty is pain. Atleast I can thank her for making me look damn good in my swimsuit.
Tue, 25 Apr 2006 20:14:00 +0000I just finished my 10th session with Terri and cant wait to start my next 10. Despite how tired I am when I get to her studio in the morning, she always finds a way to get my butt from dragging in to feeling like steel in no time. She has changed my arms from looking like twigs to actually being able to see definition in them. The changes I have seen after 10 sessions is so amazing I cant wait to see the changes to come.
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