Thursday, October 05, 2006

Off to China!

Just as this client got back on the horse her job whisked her off to China...soon as she's back she'll get back to work, and we'll probably have some great stories of the trip there...

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

It's too hot outside :)

Terri is awesome. She is so in tune with whatever is going on in your life both physically and emotionally. She pushes you, takes care of you, and then pushes you again. I've been exhausted of late and the summer heat does not help. It's clear that I'm dehydrated and my strength is not up to par. The workout today has left me feeling much better. I love the feeling in my thighs right after I do a set of lunges. If only I loved doing the lunges :) I have this fantasy that I will wake up and do three sets of lunges every morning and 3 sets before I go to bed. Then my thighs and butt will be as I want them. Maybe it will all start when I wake up tomorrow :) While I work on that fantasy, Terri remains my reality and at least I do the lunges with her.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Getting to another place....

I've been working out with Terri on and off for 2 years. I first came to Terri after a loooong winter that included lots of Ben and Jerrys. I had gained an icky 15 to 20 pounds and hadn't worked out consistently in years! After 2 or maybe 3 months I lost the weight. I just started
looking and feeling better. It was so fulfilling and quite honestly a joyful process. It was showing up and putting in the time that did it. I started drinking lots of water and eating better (although the eating better part is something I still sturggle with off and on) It wasn't only the weight that changed though. My body started to change. It got stronger and more defined. I remember about a year ago I was getting my hair cut and my back and shoulders were exposed. The person cutting my hair said "Do you work out? Your shoulders are amazing." I was totally
flattered and surprised, and all I could think about was my time spent with Terri....endless push ups, shoulder presses, dips, etc. My body had changed. It wasn't about what the scale said anymore.

After several months I wound up taking a break from Terri. Life gets hectic in NYC and it's not always easy working it all in. The first month off from Terri I still felt really good and was pretty active, but didn't work out consistently. After some time, I wound up back at Terri's building on what we had already started. I felt stronger each and every session, and there was a time when I was eating pretty darn healthy. I took one more break for 4 months and here
I am back at Terri's as of last week. I let myself go a bit as bad habits crept back in, and, as always, my struggle with food bit me in the butt. There are so many things I need to work on with my body, but Terri helped me get to a place where I still feel strong even though I have a way to go. I can go to the beach and wear a bikini and not feel terrible, but I really want to get beyond average/not overweight body to lean, tight, and smokin... I hope I'm on my way. I would say I know I'm on my way, but I tend to sabotage myself time and again.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

NYC Personal Trainers :: Terri Walsh

One fashionistas journey with me as her personal trainer at my private gym and my fitness website in the asphalt jungle of New York City.