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I work out with a personal trainer three times a week for an hour. Today was my fourteenth session. I had my measurements done a week ago, and I've lost an inch since I started. However, I am kind of disappointed. I was hoping to have better results after three weeks. An inch is good, don't get me wrong, it's just I was hoping I would have noticed it. I haven't noticed yet. I would have thought that my clothes would feel looser with losing an inch, but they still feel about the same. I thought with clothes, especially with my jeans. They still fit fine for me, they don't feel baggy or anything. I am hoping I'll start to notice better results soon. My legs and arms are skinny, it's just my belly I need to flatten. I really want a flat stomach. We work out the whole body. One day we focus on lower body, and the next upper and then the last we do a full body work out. I've noticed during my workouts I don't get as tired as easily when I work out. I can also lift weights better than before. So i guess that's good. I just want to see a flatter belly. I have 36 sessions, so I have 22 more to go.

Ashley868 Ashley868
31-35, F
2 Responses Mar 4, 2010

I have been working out with a personal trainer for about 1.5 yrs and I will continue for as long as I can. Remember though that flat abs are made in the kitchen! Your trainer can do amazing things with you but you only see him 3 hrs a week, the rest it up to you. Also, it is easy to get results at the beginning, when you are motivated and things are new. The key to success is to maintain interest and discipline. Good luck with everything, enjoy slow progress because fast does not last!

I've worked out with a personal trainer for almost 5 years now. This past year it's been really off again, on again due to his schedule. It's more of an informal thing. Up until a few years ago, he was also my physical therapist, who rehabbed my bad knee a number of times, every time I'd injure it. After my first rehab, I'd heard that he had a small group of people that he did some workouts with, at the PT facility after hours. I signed up because I wanted to keep going with the exercises he had me doing and I wanted access to the PT equipment as well. Eventually he bought a place and got three other business partners and opened a gym, but no sooner had he done that than the economic collapse was upon us, so rather than close it, he sold it to a fast talking guy who turned out to be all talk and no action, so from the time he re-opened it under new management, it was on thin ice because the economy was in such bad shape. <br />
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It went out of business this spring once and for all. Even so, ever since around September I've hardly seen my trainer at all. He's insanely busy (he has 4 small children, a wife in college and is himself a full time school teacher) and just doesn't ever seem to have time for us anymore, and since the gym closed, we have nowhere to go to workout. I text messaged him the other night to ask him if we could resume workouts after school was over for him (his school has a TON of snow days to make up so school for him won't end anytime soon) and he said yes, he'd be in touch. I want to get back to working out with him again. There are plenty of gyms in the area where I could go that have first rate equipment and trainers available, but my trainer knows me from a physical therapy perspective and he understands my limitations and my occasional bouts of frustration about what I can't do. He's the soul of patience and I am looking forward to getting back with him agian to workout and lose the winter weight gain. We had a long brutal and excessively snowy winter and a very cold and record breaking soggy spring from which flood waters haven't yet completely receded. The ground is still pretty squishy in places and streams and rivers are running high, fast and deep. I'm glad summer is finally upon us and that the snows and rains of winter and spring are behind us at last. I'm so looking forward to resuming my workouts with my trainer!