"That's TOOOO fast!""Stop, stop, PLEASE, it hurts!""I'm gonna throw up!""Ugh, I give up!"
That's a replay of what this morning sounded like during the 1 hour session with my Wellness Coach, Kim Sitler. After two days in a row of cardio blast workouts with Brandon Hersh, my personal trainer, Kim kept in pace with no mercy during our session. Core, arms and intervals was part of our morning workout and I spent a good amount of it finding more complaints and reasons to whine. I was TIRED. I was SORE. I was *cough* "Going to be late to work..." or at least that's the one statement I thought might end the torturous treadmill run prematurely...(ps. it didn't).
"I'M. GOING. TO. DIE!!!"
"I'm going to die!" - The phrase I repeated accompanied by grunts and growls during my intervals. This was right around the time she looked at me and laughed while increasing the speed on my treadmill to a 5.5 followed by the comment, "Wellness tidbit of the week - you tell yourself you're gonna die and you're gonna die! Mind over matter." She then began to encourage me with phrases such as, "Keep going, you're almost there." "Feel those pounds shedding off." "You're doing great Mesh, keep your back straight." She was doing all the talking as I was focusing on breathing; She talked about how my mind will try to give up on me but I can push through it if I don't give up.
After we concluded our workout she said to me, "Do me a favor, next week there's no complaining!" This prompted a great reminder and wellness piece of advice that comes from Phillipians 2:14:
"Do all things without grumbling and faultfinding and complaining [against God] and questioning and doubting [among yourselves],"