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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fat Girl Walking

I've been very happy with my appearance recently.  My weight loss has slowed, but I am still getting smaller.  I accept that as I lose weight, I will lose at a slower pace. 
 
The gym is the place that keeps me grounded.  I remember how far I have come (I could have never worked out the way I do now were I still 324.6 lbs) and acknowledge how much further I have to go on this journey (let's get real ladies, I am still bigger than many of you were pre-surgery).  I also deal with the reality that while I am starting to see a woman who is regaining the shape of a woman, a woman who no longer has a second chin and who is getting her life and health back, others still see me as someone who is F.A.T.- fat.  This is especially true with the trainers.  While some of them are really cool, others come close to chanting "Fat Girl Walking" with dollar signs in their eyes when they see me. 

    
Basil, a trainer I have never spoken with before (and yes, I am quite familiar with his family members, Tomato and Mozzarella), approached me during today's kettle bell routine.  I don't know what it is with these damn bells, but trainers always feel the need to speak with me as I am squatting and swinging these things.  I can do upper body workouts for days at a time without anyone speaking with me, but the moment I grab hold of the bells, out come the trainers.  And out came Basil.  He was able to show me a couple tweaks to my routine, but overall he was way too pushy for me.  He immediately tried to get me to sign up for a six day a week, 90-day workout routine lead by him, of course.  He plans to get 3-4 women together to do this with him.  Let's just say that I won't be one of the women.  My excuse was that I travel too much to commit to anything that lasts for three months, and this is 100% true.  Seriously though, dealing with one trainer that much just sounds like hell.  I like my alone time at the gym and could not face six days a week of noise and other people invading my time.  It also seems like a bit of overkill.  Weekly training will help me, but this would just be way too much.  He also mentioned the Warrior Diet to me, where you eat only one meal a day in the evening.  He said that he lost 2kg (4.4lbs) in two weeks doing it.  I almost laughed out loud- it sounds like misery and is something else I won't be trying. 
      
  
I might still be Fat Girl Walking, but I will not be an easy target for this guy.     

7 comments:

Dawnya said...

He sounds like an idiot. I personally hate the gym because I feel that all people will see is the fat girl.

Beth Ann said...

I cannot stand trainers like that. They are the whole reason I left the gym far behind. Good for you for going and ignoring them!!

Ronnie said...

I agree, Oregano, Basil, whatever his name is... he sounds like a moron!

Linda said...

Way to stay strong! I think they can pressure/guilt those of us with weight problems to sign up for things we don't want. Also that diet sounds stupid - if I ate only 1 meal a day for 2 weeks I better lose more than 4 pounds!

Sarah G said...

I guess there's a little sales pitch just about every where we go. I agree with Ronnie, that guy sounds like a moron.

Red Riding Hood said...

One of the most frustrating things about trainers is when they try to counsel you on nutritional things. I see a dietitian for that, someone who has done a lot more study on the matter! I got to the point where I just smiled and nodded and ignore it.

MandaPanda said...

Good for you! I hate pushy trainers. Luckily, the trainers at my gym pretty much leave me alone.