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Work Out Tricks – Colleen At The Ridge

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I admit, I have been kind of frustrated the past few times I have worked out with Annie.  Not frustrated with her, but myself.  I knew I was getting stronger and in better shape, because the workouts seemed easier.  Then, all of a sudden, I felt weaker, and was having a hard time getting through them.

I finally mentioned this to Annie.  I thought I was getting sick again.  Then, she said something like, of course it’s harder, it was getting too easy and so I kicked it up a notch.

I am obviously a genius.  I truly didn’t figure that one out.  She kicks my butt every time I work out.  The change was so subtle that I just thought I was turning into a big wuss.

This is why I have a trainer.  If I was working out on my own, I would take a group of exercises and keep doing them until I died.  I have worked out, on and off, my entire life.  This is the first time I have been truly challenged, and I like it.

I am not trying to be Mrs. America.  I am trying to keep up with my kids.  Believe me, I am noticing the changes in my body as I age.  We ski in the winter, waterski in the summer, golf, camp, hike, etc.  My kids also want to learn to play tennis.  I want to keep up with them.  I get up early in the morning for work, and don’t stop going until I drop into bed.  My workouts are helping me get through my day.

Yesterday,  I went to work, ran errands, went to my kids’ school to watch track and field day, did all the yard work, cooked dinner, and picked up the house.  6 months ago, that would have about killed me.  I was tired last night, but felt good.  I slept for 8 hours.  I also attribute my better sleeping to a regular workout.

Getting started is the hardest part, but The Ridge is giving me the support I need to keep going!  Want to join me?

The Ridge Athletic Club

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