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|Mon, 01-04-2010 - 9:41pm|
Hi! Just wondering what I should do here....
Any comments and suggestions would be helpful and yes...give it to me straight okay?
I have 3 sessions left with my trainer....not sure if I want to take them...they are already paid for...money is not an issue here.
While I was off for the holidays this is what I noticed...
I actually "dread" going to the next session. I think it's different now that I'm back at work and that sucks a lot of my energy. I feel that trainer Mike just pushes me too hard for too long. I'm pretty sure that I could go nuts for 20 - 30 minutes but beyond that I just run out of steam. I have tried to talk to him about it but he just doesn't want to veer from his routine.
I did let him now that when we are done with our sessions I'm changing it up by doing Tabata intervals with heavier weights and less reps but for only 20 to 25 minutes!!
I said that this is the maximum amount of time that I can maintain high intensity...NOT one hour! He is just not getting it.
After we are finished a session I am so tired and spent that I can barely make it home on the bus.
I do know about making sure I snack before and after the workout to make sure I have enough glycogen to get through the workout and replenish after...I do this every time...so I don't think this is the issue.
I'm not sure if it might be a problem with my blood sugar...I do have a tendency towards low blood sugar which is why I eat every 2 1/2 hours...proper protein/carb/fat ratio to maintain steady blood sugar levels. He does know about this as I told him from the start.
Could this be why I literally "run out of steam"?
I will go and get the blood tested in a week or two for sure.
Last week when I had my training session with Mike I almost burst out crying after the first 30 minutes because I already felt done and there was still 30 more minutes to go.
Do you think it might be because of all the high reps and crazy circuits with no rest at all that is doing this? There is no resting except for walking to the next bench or grabbing the next set of dumbells, situating myself on that damn giant ball or floor mat!
Why am I putting myself through this? I just want to start doing my own workouts but can't start, knowing that if I have a session with Mike I will be "out of commission" ( too sore and tired both mentally and physically) for the next 2 days.
Maybe I am just afraid to hurt his feelings...since he is the Master Trainer at the gym...I'm thinking that maybe he would feel slighted if I told him I didn't want to do his workouts anymore but I can't lie to him either...