Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Back in the saddle again
I'm doing what I thought I wouldn't. I'm training one-on-one sessions again. Sort of. A few weeks ago at a moms night out dinner, one of the other mom's from MOMS Club asked if we could do a trade. She's a professional photographer & a very talented one at that. I've always wanted to have family portraits done, but it was way out of our budget. We agreed to trade our services. I would develop a nutrition plan & workout program & we would workout together, then in turn she would take studio portraits of Logan & at the end of the summer or fall (when there is a lot of color), she'll take our family portraits too. It's a great arrangement. So, I'm not getting paid to train her (& it's not completely training because I'm working out with her). But I'm back nonetheless.

We had our first workout today. It went really well. We had fun & worked out hard. We'll probably be sore tomorrow (& talk to all of the other moms at playgroups about it). It's completely obvious that I'm a trainer while working out & when I'm working out with a friend, it just feels "like home". That's the only way I can describe it. That it's comfortable, familiar & like I'm supposed to be there.

Logan hung out in the childcare there. We took him yesterday for an hour & he made out just fine. Today we were at the gym for about 2 hours, which was a little too long for his taste. He got a little upset towards the end, so when we go back, I'll have to make sure to keep an eye on our timing.

It just feels so good to be back, it's kind of weird. I don't know what I was so afraid of when I kept resisting it. Maybe it's less pressure because I'm working out with a friend & not really getting paid. Logan seems to be fine in the childcare, but our workouts are so easy going that if either one of our kids (she has a toddler a year older than Logan) had a melt down, it wouldn't be a big deal if we had to skip out early. I think that's it. There's no pressure. No pressure to sell. No pressure to hit goal. It's just working out & having fun.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations! That's awesome. And of course you're getting paid--do you know what she'd charge you for two photo sessions?

Lizzy said...

Kristin, that's great!

I so wish I lived near you--I'd totally hire you, or trade something with you. I don't know what I have to trade, but dude...

I know I was going to be a cyber client, but I'm exceptionally lazy and have been a-traveling. I'm hopeful I can re-focus soon!