1. When I went to the Red or White Ball two months ago, I “won” (bought) a Total Fitness auction package, which entitled me to a one-hour consultation, three one-hour personal training sessions, and a one-hour massage. Last week, I had my second training session, and beforehand my trainer asked if our first workout had left me sore. To be honest, it hadn’t at all, and I told him so.
Worst. Idea. Ever.
He SLAYED me last Thursday. Absolutely murdered me. I was sore until Monday, and my arms still protested when I tried to do pushups on Tuesday. We worked out for an hour straight, and every time I thought I was going to get a stretch break, he dragged me over to another machine to have me do ridiculously impossible things like lat pulldowns or 50 calf raises in a row (50!). It was brutal.
However, I have to say that I’ve really enjoyed working with a trainer, and I wish I had the budget to keep this up long term. I like the personal attention, I like having someone correct me when I’m doing things wrong, I like having someone tell me exactly what to do, and I like having someone to hold me accountable to showing up for a tough workout at least once a week. I think it’s been really good for me, and it’d be cool to see what it could do for me in the long term. I just need to win the lottery first.
2. Sometime at the end of last week, I entered the women’s restroom in my office building and discovered that the soap dispenser had fallen off the sink. It was a bit of an inconvenience, but it still functioned, and I figured the problem would be solved within 24 hours, or at least by the beginning of this week.
This is the solution:
3. My mom happened to be passing through town on Monday morning and offered to take me out to breakfast. Never one to turn down a free meal OR a chance to go out for breakfast, I was obviously 100% down for this. She needed to be close to Union Station, so we ended up going to Lou Mitchell’s. I LOVED it. It had such a great diner vibe, the pecan pancakes I had were out-of-control flufftastic and perfect, and we got free donut holes as soon as we walked in the door. Perfect.
Have you ever worked with a personal trainer?
What’s your favorite place to go for breakfast? And, if you live in Chicago: what’s your favorite place where you want to go out for breakfast with ME? Because I am ALWAYS down for going out for breakfast.