Work Out Like You Mean It

For the last few months I have tried so many times to start working out at home with You Tube videos … and always failed to continue. 


I came to appreciate Cassey Ho’s Blogilates. At first I was a bit annoyed with her overly enthusiastic voice squeaking “Let’s do this! You wanna have a bikini body by this summer, don’t you?!!” Then I came to understand that I need her to be overly enthusiastic because I … AM … NOT and that has not been working for me.

Personally, I think Blogilates is a very well done site and she does a great caring job. She has become something like a friend, who doesn't know that we are friends. 

Go Cassey!


Back to my "work out" story. 

After a while I had to face the fact that I’m not strong-willed enough to work out by myself. The gaps between the You Tube videos I watched got longer and longer and the number of my excuses were going up.

Then, one day, as I was walking up a very steep hill for about 15 minutes, I thought my heart was about to pound out of my chest and I was breathing like an old horse. “Anyone call an ambulance!!!”, was all I could think of.

That night I told my husband about how physically unfit I felt and that I was worried not to be able to lose weight and build up muscles in order to feel healthy again and ready to do fun sports.  He knew that I had joined a gym many times and that I had quit again for different reasons.

When it comes to gyms I honestly don’t know what to do with myself there. I feel disposed and I'm obviously not comfortable with that feeling.

Though at the moment I’m not making much money and my husband is working hard for both of us, he suggested I try out a personal trainer at the gym.

The next day I was a member of Konami Sports Club … Again. This time though I had my personal trainer - the young Ms. Murakami! 

She told me that she only wants me to do one thing when I show up at the gym: Smile and enjoy our lessons! That sounded like a fair deal.

I’m in my 4th week now, and though I have barely lost any weight, I can feel how I’m building muscles.

And guess what? A week ago, when I had to walk up that steep hill again, it was still definitely not a piece of cake but I managed it without breathing my lungs out. 

Way to go! 


And here is Cassey with one of her well done, motivating, energetic work out videos.