Week 22 – Going it Alone!

New ideas/experiences challenge our thinking and inevitably force us to construct new knowledge.

I am trying to be mindful of this.  I am taking a class at university that is challenging my way of thinking – and the way I conduct myself.  The class is set in a social, collaborative environment.  It is a group of women talking about women and how we best learn and how we could best teach women.  The class is very comfortable – so the internal struggles and conflicts are non-existent.  Everyone shares and creativity ensues.

I love this class!  The concepts are difficult, but our knowledge is created mutually within the group.  The only conflicts experienced are those that challenge our existing beliefs – causing us to think critically and possibly alter our point of view.

What does this have to do with my training?!!

Well, I have decided to leave my trainer and go it alone.  I always thought I needed someone to instruct me when/what to eat, how to train.  This is something I believed about myself.  I didn’t think I could do it on my own.  Well, after thinking critically about it, I have decided that YES I can!

Here goes 🙂



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I am a former figure competitor struggling with finding "normal" ways to train and diet. Follow me in my struggles on my road to recovery. View all posts by worktomend

5 responses to “Week 22 – Going it Alone!

  • thehealthyfitdiva

    Good for you!!! I had the same dilemma at the beginning of the year. Thought I really needed someone to tell me how/what to do but so glad I’ve been going it on my own. I think you find out so much about yourself by doing it this way 🙂

  • Carmen

    You can certainly go alone! Hiring a Trainer is not supposed to be a life long commitment but an opportunity to learn & educate yourself about nutrition as well as training techniques. Best of luck to you! Stay focused & continue learning & incorporating different techniques in your workout to keep your body guessing.

  • coachchinh

    Yay Miss Independent! You go girl! 🙂 Glad you’re enjoying that class, makes me actually miss school a little (except for the endless midterms and finals).

  • reneeboomer

    YOU can do it Melissa!! All the best. 🙂 Renee

  • J2

    Hot, smart and independent!

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