Two years ago JB started using a personal trainer as he wanted to make huge differences to his lifestyle and mental wellbeing because lets face it he is a grumpy arse if he doesn’t get his own way. I’m pretty sure I moaned about said trainer for those 2 years. It was costing too much money, it was taking him away from dad duties. You name it I threw it at him, when really he was making positive changes for us all. The transformation is pretty incredible and I no longer need to perv over his men’s health magazines as I have the real McCoy in front of me!
Now me, I’m the kinda girl who hates media pressure. That idea we should look a certain way because celebrities and the media flaunt it at us daily. I HATE the gym with a passion and my anxiety has caused me so many issues with regards to working out and pushing my body out of it’s comfort zone. I know so many people that are obsessed with the gym and they can’t enjoy life without panicking they haven’t done 6000 sit ups. I just don’t get it. Or at least I didn’t until now.
I hate to keeping banging this drum, but it was after getting the all clear from cancer that I thought maybe I should do something to ensure I remain well and healthy for a long time. Jon and I had many conversations about his trainer and how he felt he could help me. Of course I poo pooed it every time. I mean seriously going to the gym is one thing, but a personal trainer is another. Anyway one day something just clicked and I thought I need to do this, I have to make these changes and face my fears. Before I could question it Jon had booked me in with the PT the next week. My theory was if it’s good enough for Beyoncé after her twins, it’s good enough for me!!
It’s always funny when you meet someone for the first time when you have heard their name for the past two years. Totally not the image I had conjured up 😂 Sorry Simon. Anyway our first session was pretty chilled and focused on my goals and taking measurements, blood pressure 😬 and a body composition test.
As I arrived for my first training session I was very nervous. I haven’t worked out for years and my body has been through a lot. Simon took me outside and decided we would train overlooking the golf course. Great- loads of men staring at some unfit, out of shape bird trying not to embarrass herself as she pathetically throws down the medicine ball. I soon lost myself and was more concerned about breathing and not passing out. Queue lying on a mat outside trying to recover! How has my husband enjoyed hanging out with this dude for the past two years? I just want to kill him!!!! I was happy when the boxing gloves were out and I could release some aggression.
I’m now three sessions in and I hate to admit it, but I’m LOVING it. Simon has tailored the sessions to meet my goals and push me to the max. They are fun, plentiful of banter and he has made me feel very relaxed and at ease in an environment that I feel very uncomfortable in. I have also started going to circuits with my twin mum buddy Kim. I literally don’t know myself anymore and am hoping bundles of body confidence comes once I see results. Small changes are happening already and I will be that sparkly KB again. I want to turn heads in a room not because I have twins, not because I’m sick, but because I’m me!!
I will be blogging about my progress as I hope to reach my goals by Christmas or at least make a significant improvement- no pressure Simon!!
For those of you that are Hertfordshire based, Simon and his wife Kelly run http://www.herts-es.co.uk. Kelly is a sports therapist and I have been lucky enough to experience her work and would highly recommend. Simon is a PT and you can watch my progress to see how he acheives his results! I can already speak highly of him due to the changes in JB that I have witnessed first hand.