I drive myself crazy sometimes, and others, too, because of my need to make sense of things and control my life. I have been accused time and time again of over thinking, over analyzing, and researching until I am going in circles in my attempt to control my universe.
I admit I have been struggling with rationalizing paying for personal training when I have a small gym in my basement and plenty of running shoes. I have researched and have some of the best resources at my fingertips. I receive blog updates daily from incredibly knowledgeable professionals, and I know I can write my own workout plan. I am smart, I am fit, and I have access to incredible resources.
Tonight as I sit here combing through my inbox, my Facebook page, my Instagram feed and my Twitter feed I am not only overwhelmed by the amount of information being shared, but I am completely underwhelmed at the shameless self promotion and cross promoting trying to get me to part with my dollars-trying to get me to buy into more, better information from smarter, more professional professionals.
And then a light bulb suddenly when on-maybe it was the hunger plus the wine-but I realized in that instant I don’t want to have to read all of that stuff; I don’t want to waste my time on Twitter and Facebook, reading blog after blog telling me what I need to do and how I need to do it. I don’t want to read any more about my deficits and what I should be working on and why I am having aches and pains and can’t run faster or get stronger. I don’t want to feel as if I am missing out on the latest and greatest and most important information out there. My life is busy and during the last year I have spent far too many hours chasing information in my attempts to control my fitness life.
And THAT is why I am paying someone else to do it for me. A year and a half ago when I was trying to find a new personal trainer and coach I knew I didn’t have time for all this, but because I had no choice, I took it on and tried to become an expert in physical fitness. I don’t want to become an expert. That is why I sought out someone I could trust to assess my physical fitness and make sound decisions for me. I think I am good now. I don’t have to read every blog post the gurus write. I don’t have to listen to every podcast out there. I don’t have to worry that I am not doing what I should. be doing to stay healthy and strong.
It took me more than a year to come to this realization but until I am ready to make training my full time or part time job, I am good with having someone else be the expert in that area. And it is worth the price I pay.