I work out

Since starting my diet, I’ve had minimal success, waning motivation, and a bucket of Halloween candy.  Even so, I’ve still managed to stay (relatively) honest on Weight Watchers and lose a couple of pounds.

Today I’m kicking it up a notch.  A former student of mine is studying to be a personal trainer and he agreed to train me two days a week (the poor fool).  Training someone who lacks motivation is hard.  Training someone who is older than you, your former teacher, also a trainer, and lacks motivation is crazy.  And, for my part, incredibly humbling.

Thanks, Alex. I hope you know what you’ve gotten yourself into…

I have to say, though, I’m really excited to have some dedicated time to me.  When you spend as many hours a week in a gym as I do, it can be hard to get there again and push yourself… even with all the knowledge and resources imaginable at your fingertips.  The times in my life when I’ve been able to afford a trainer were awesome, and this trial run will, I hope, motivate me to prioritize my own health and fitness as much as I do my students’.  When I look back on this moment, with those pesky 15 pounds gone, I’m sure it will be worth it.

I’ll keep you posted.

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Lauren Warnecke is a freelance writer and editor, focused on dance and cultural criticism in Chicago and across the Midwest. Lauren is the dance critic for the Chicago Tribune, editor of See Chicago Dance, and founder/editor of Art Intercepts, with bylines in Chicago Magazine, Milwaukee Magazine, St. Louis Magazine and Dance Media publications, among others. Holding degrees in dance and kinesiology, Lauren is an instructor of dance and exercise science at Loyola University Chicago.

2 thoughts on “I work out”

  1. Thanks, Tammy. I like having someone to push me and tell me what to do, but I know it’s not for everyone. Do you like group fitness classes? What do you do?

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