The other day I was on the stairclimber at Miracles Fitness, and one of the trainers came up to me and sort of dared me to work out with him that day. When I replied, uh, no thank you
not so much, my own words were used against me:
“But, Jen, I thought you were ready for the invitation. Ready for the challenge . . . You afraid of me?”
Are you kidding me?!! What was I going to do then? Back down from a challenge? From my own words? Well, I do lack courage sometimes, but I am competitive. So after I was finished with the stairclimber, I walked up to the desk and said that I was ready, but he didn’t act as enthused. Now it was my turn:
“What’s the matter, are you afraid of me?” And we were off!
We started with walking lunges and ended with squats and stiff-legged dead lifts. My squats are horrible so we continued working on all the details that I had learned in a previous impromptu 10-minute session, and we painstakingly, almost in slow motion, went through the dead lifts. It was challenging, but I really appreciated learning how to do something right.
At the end of the session my words were used again; this time in a good way:
“I was reading in your blog Ten Great Things To Hear from a Trainer so, Jen, I am proud of you.” With a high-five, we were done. I’d accepted another challenge, learned a little more, and learned that the trainers reading my blog can be a little dangerous (but fun).