I did realize that I needed to have a more concrete plan
in order to find success.
And if I had opted out of a trainer,
then what, exactly, was I going to do?
I looked online for a program.
I looked at magazines.
I found nothing that didn't promise a bikini body in 6 weeks
or abs that I'd always dreamed of.
Those weren't for me.
I needed something longer term
and that was easy to follow.
So I bought some books.
I bought three:
This was the winner.
It doesn't have glossy, pretty photos
but it does have photos that clearly show the exercises.
It has a simple workout plan that takes approximately 6 months
and has reasonable degrees of difficulty as you progress.
It's kind of funny.
It's no-nonsense and doesn't assume that women aren't capable
of achieving great results in the weight room.
(It actually has a chapter called " A Woman's Place is in the Weight Room".)
I'm one week in and doing well.
I think the moves may get a little repetitive after awhile
but you basically do each "stage" for 4 weeks
so if you think you can't stand it any longer
then you can move on to stage 2.
So far so good.
It feels good to have a plan.
And it only cost $21.
I'll keep you posted on the results.