I Hired A Personal Trainer.

This is something I’ve been thinking about doing for quite some time now. After trying several different ways to gain weight on my own, I think it’s time I get a professional involved.

I really have no idea what I am doing, or if this is even for me. I don’t know the first thing about fitness, or eating right- no matter how many articles I read.

I can tell you what I do know:

  1. I want to gain weight! I’ve struggled with this my entire life. I want more than anything to be able to fit into a size 5 pair of jeans. I’d give anything for it.
  2. I’m motivated! I feel like yoga and quitting smoking has opened doors to many opportunities that I’m interested in exploring.
  3. It’s going to be hard! And all day today I’ve been wondering if my curiosity to see just what I’m capable of is going to get me in trouble!!! I’m not a cat, I don’t have 9 lives. The other part of me is like “Krystle! You’re a fucking badass! You’re going to succeed at this and get to where you want because YOU WANT IT!
  4. This trainer seems to know his shit! I met with him yesterday for an hour to talk about my goals. He listened and he listened well. I felt comfortable, and relaxed, and felt like I could be 100% honest. (Probably about more than I should of – but I have no shame- I’m a recovering addict and admitting that is part of my recovery). I wanted him to know what I was after, where I’ve been, and what I need. And I feel like he knew exactly where I was coming from. He laid out the basics of how we will go about this, and I let him know I will need to be pushed. I will need motivation, and I need accountability, discipline, and he might have to get on my ass every now and then. The name of the gym is Lionheart Athletic Performance & Fitness, located here in Topeka, KS. Cody, my trainer is also the owner. I think his rates are more than reasonable and I’m going to give it shot.

Photo Credit: Lionheart Athletics & Performance- Topeka, KS

So yeah, first day is tomorrow! Now I do know that tomorrow will probably consist of just getting to know my body as it is now. How strong I am, (notice I didn’t say weak!! Progress already!) How my joints are, What my limits are etc.

Cody told me to make sure I take my before pictures. So I did that tonight after work. I was going to post them, but I think I’ll wait till I have the “Afters”.

Photo Credit: Google. This girl looks great. And no I’m not that small, But most days that’s how I see myself.

I know what I want, and when I want something bad enough, you can bet your ass I’ll get it!


I’ll admit, I’m pretty much scared shitless. But not the way you are probably thinking. I mean yeah, this dude is going to probably push me pretty damn hard. And the work is going to be hard.

But what I’m afraid of is failing. I want this bad. I want to gain weight. I just hope I’m strong enough, not just physically, but mentally.
I may not completely believe myself every time I tell myself “YES I CAN!”, but I know if I keep saying it, I will believe it 100%.

So to wrap things up, my goal weight is 120/125. As of 6pm this evening, I’m coming at you with a whole 103.8lbs & 6% Body Fat! *Rolls eyes*

I will be working out 5 days a week:

3x a week for an hour, I will be Resistance Training with Cody from Lionheart APF

3x a week I will be practicing Yoga. (One of those is Restorative Yoga so it counts as a rest day).

What is Resistance Training?

Resistance training is any exercise that causes the muscles to contract against an external resistance with the expectation of increases in strength, power, hypertrophy, and/or endurance. The external resistance can be dumbbells, exercise tubing, your own body weight, bricks, bottles of water, or any other object that causes the muscles to contract.

So basically, as I understand it, I will gain weight by gaining muscle.

And don’t get me started on the mental benefits!!! *Hops with excitement*

Well there ya have. The Mamaste Journey has taken another turn. I’m excited to see where this leads.

What do you think? Have any of you had personal training in anything? If so, what did you like or dislike about it?

Let me know what you think in the comments below!!!

Oh yeah!!! Stay tuned… I think I’ll write a blog bout my 1st Day too!!

One thought on “I Hired A Personal Trainer.

  1. Get it girl! You already have the attitude to succeed, you’re going to kill this goal! I have never had any personal training, just kind of pieced things together. But I know that a body loves strength training, resistance training, yoga, any type of workout yiu do your body is gonna love you for. Congrats on your new journey!


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