I spent a good portion of this weekend strategizing my next moves in terms of my lifestyle change, and what steps would help me get to my goal size (notice, I am not saying weight). After chatting with a friend (Yass, blogger at www.yass4fitness.com) about my current issues with progress and workouts, he brought up the idea of online personal training. He had just signed up for a program, had done programs previously, and thought it might be something that would work well for me. This idea appealed to me almost immediately because I truly believe that I am at that point in my journey that I need personalized assistance with my workouts and my nutrition. Since I am no longer a member of a gym, I wasn’t sure how to go about doing that. Also, having very heavy time constraints, I was hesitant about finding a free-standing personal trainer. I do know quite a few amazing ones in the area (shout outs to Kelly, Carla, and the rest of the staff at Reality Fitness in Naperville, IL), but am not able to carve out the time to see them.
It is funny how life sends you signs, though. While I was hemming and hawing over the idea of an online personal trainer, one miraculously started following me on Instagram. Not sure where he came from or why he started following me, but I did take it as a sign. Enter, Matt James Fitness. I took a look at some of his transformations, his story, and what he offered. I was sold almost immediately. I decided to sign up for his 12 Week Transformation package. It offered everything I was looking for – nutritional guidance, workout assistance using the equipment I have, and also incorporated My Fitness Pal. I signed up, filled out the health and wellness questionnaire associated, and am now anxiously awaiting what he sees as working for me.
I am looking forward to working with him, and can’t wait to see what he has in store for me!