It’s been quite a while since I posted an update about my personal training journey. I wrote updates after 3 months and 6 months but forgot to do a 9 month update (oops), so this is my update one year on (although it’s it’s been just over a year since I started PT).
At the end of December last year, my year of free personal training came to an end and unfortunately, due to a change in circumstances, I haven’t been able to carry on going (I had to cancel my gym membership too ☹️)
That being said, I’m still managing to maintain my weight and I’m still staying active during the day by going out for walks at lunchtimes.
My current weight:
At the beginning of 2019, before I started personal training, my weight was 12st 2lbs. I now weigh 10st 1lbs which is a 2st 1lb loss over the course of a year (although this can fluctuate up to about 10st 5lbs). I don’t keep track of my calories anymore but I’m definitely more conscious of making smaller portions, cooking relatively healthy meals and trying to snack less.
My current measurements:
As you can see, my progress has slowed right down with regards to my body size; in some areas I’ve lost half an inch, while in others I’ve gained half an inch. As I’ve not been working out or being super strict with my food intake, I’m pretty pleased that I’ve not changed much since my 6 month update 🙂
My current photos:
I was really excited to progress with my deadlifting. My goal was to be able to deadlift my own weight (around the 6 month mark that was about 67kg). I got up to being able to deadlift 60kg but ended up having to stop because of a health problem that I only discovered I had towards the end of September 🙁
I was told by a physio that I couldn’t use heavy weights or do squats so I had to stop deadlifting, hip thrusts and box squats which were three of my favourite exercises 🙁 Luckily Aaron was really supportive and was able to switch me over to some lighter exercises but, I didn’t really find them as enjoyable because I felt like I wasn’t progressing much.
I started doing seated shoulder presses again (14kg)
There were lots of lunges with light weights (6kg). I bloody hate lunges 🤣🤣
I quite liked the lying leg curls! It felt so weird to start with as I kept thinking I was going to kick myself in the ass, but I soon got the hang of it!
I also got to use the ab bench, which I also found weird, I thought I was going to fall over lol
Apart from the last 3 months when the physio ruined all my fun, I honestly really enjoyed my year of personal training. I absolutely loved weight training and I was actually pretty good at it! Aaron was a great trainer; he was really encouraging, he pushed me when I needed it and knew when I’d reached my limits. He also gave me some exercises to follow when I was training on my own 🙂
If you’re looking for a personal trainer in Sussex (he’s based at South Coast Gym in Lancing), I’d honestly really recommend him because he’s not only a professional, he’s a really lovely guy and made training seem fun and easy 🙂 He has an Instagram page; @green_machine_training 💪💪
Are you a fan of the gym? What’s your favourite kind of exercise to do? Would you ever consider a personal trainer? Let me know in the comments below 🙂 xx
*I won this opportunity in a giveaway but was not obligated to post about it on my blog.