Getting healthy with help

I have really never been all that great at taking suggestions or accepting guidance.

That’s been true in many, many aspects of my life. However, I’m trying to change that with fitness coaching. I have a real behavioral cycle when it comes to gym memberships. Signing up for the gym membership has been something than I have shown great proficiency at being able to do. It’s the maintaining and using the gym membership that I need real work on. When I decided that I wanted to joining the local gym, I made a pact with myself first. That pact was that I would not only be willing to seek fitness coaching, I would seek it out from the beginning. I chose to do this because I really need to take better care of my health and gym is a big part of that. So when I went into the gym this time, I took a tour and spoke with a fitness professional. She was great and really listened to my fitness goal and health plans. This personal trainer showed me all of the different group fitness training classes that I could be a part of. This would allow me to get training and direction along with a lot of other people. And it would provide a sense of community for me as well. This was so appealing. No longer would I simply be trying to figure out a workout program on my own. I wouldn’t be flailing around on equipment that I didn’t understand just how to use. This gym membership is going to be a valuable addition to my life for sure.

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Not thrilled with working out on my own

I have thought about reaching out to my fitness trainer directly and asking for a private session

The corona virus has caused a lot of challenges. I used to handle all of my errands after work. It was the ideal way to finish the day and avoid getting trapped in rush hour traffic. Quite often, I would head over to the mall and enjoy a little shopping for something fun. Three to four evenings a week, I had signed up for an hour long fitness class at the core progression. The gym is conveniently located on the way home from work. The virus has messed up my schedule. Now, I take care of my work tasks totally online. There’s no need to drive to the city. All of my errands are also handled online. I order groceries, prescriptions and have clothing and shoes shipped right to my home. The core progression gym has temporarily closed due to all the restrictions. I am not satisfied with working out on my own. I am used to having a certified fitness trainer leading the class. She takes the group through a variation of stretches and decides how long to sustain them. She determines whether the class is jumping rope, balancing on a wobble board, completing burpees or using kettlebells. I have none of the essential equipment available at home. There are also some really great partner drills that work on the ab muscles, arms and legs. I don’t have anybody available to partner with now. I just walk around the house trying out whatever stretches I can think of. Sometimes I jog in place. I sometimes head out for a run or a bike ride, but that gets boring, depends on the weather and my feet start to hurt. I miss my group fitness classes. Right now, the gym isn’t offering out virtual fitness classes. I have thought about reaching out to my fitness trainer directly and asking for a private session. The way I’m going, I am going to gain weight and get soft and flabby. I’ll be in terrible shape by the time the fitness center opens back up.

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Virtual fitness class is a great opportunity

My weight gain has gotten to be a serious concern for me.

I have reached the point where I am embarrassed over my appearance.

I wanted to join a gym and workout in a group fitness class, even though I was worried about being around other people. I was afraid of being judged due to my larger size. I worried I’d feel defeated if I couldn’t complete the full workouts. I didn’t sign up in the end. Instead, I attempted to workout on my own at home. I wasn’t successful and quickly became discouraged. Due to COVID, the gyms in my local area have closed down and only offer virtual classes. This has been an advantage for me. I signed up for a virtual training session that is offered several days per week with a licensed fitness expert. The personal trainer can view my progress on a screen. However, the rest of the class also has access to her. No one can see me or is aware that I am overweight. I am relieved that I can workout and not feel self conscious. The personal trainer is great at motivating us as a group. She keeps the class upbeat and enjoyable. Not seeing other people has given me more confidence. I have no problem speaking up during the class or having a conversation with other class members. I have even made a couple of great friends. I am hoping the virtual class will be held for a few more weeks at least. I think I have gained the self-confidence to handle the whole training session without getting embarrassed. I hope to avoid feeling anxious about my size. I have realized the class is made up of really supportive people. I doubt they would be mean to me. I think they will continue to encourage me to reach my fitness goals. The group fitness class has become my favorite part of the week.

 

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We had to move because we were expecting a new baby

Anybody at all who has ever moved knows that if there is wall to wall carpeting, it absolutely must be cleaned before moving out or moving in.

The carpeting in my outdated apartment was totally sunken flat from the large weight of my bed.

I hated moving furniture, so it wasn’t shocking to me that the carpet seemed to be severely ragged. I called the carpet cleaning company that worked for my apartment building. I told them I absolutely had to have the carpet cleaned in addition to the nap raised. The man who arrived from the carpet cleaning company took one look at the carpet in addition to recoiled. He said it was going to take some a huge amount of work to raise the nap, although he was up to the job at hand. He used a few special chemicals to scrub the carpet, since I had a path worn from my habits of walking all around in the room. He asked me how long I had lived in the apartment, and I let him know that I had been there for numerous years. He was quick to jot this down. He also asked which place I was moving to? I told him my spouse in addition to I were going to have a baby in addition to the two of us needed a good sized house instead of a small apartment. He said he would go over to the property and check it out. He was hoping to see if he had to do any carpet cleaning in that particular property. He wanted to make sure the carpet cleaning didn’t end up being carpet substitution which was going to take a good amount of time. He then told me about carpet protectors I could utilize for the feet on my bed in addition to my dressers. He was saying it would stop the deep grooves that happened to be in the carpet.

Cleaning company

We needed a larger home for our baby

Anybody who has ever moved realized that if there is wall to wall carpeting, it needs to be cleaned before moving out or moving in.

The carpeting in my ancient dwelling was sunken flat from the weight of my bed.

I hated moving furniture, so it didn’t surprise me in the slightest that the carpet appeared to be ragged. I called the carpet cleaning corporation that worked for my apartment building. I told them I needed to have the carpet cleaned as well as the nap raised. The guy who came out from the carpet cleaning corporation took a single look at the carpet as well as blanched. He said it was going to take a good amount of work to raise the nap, even though he was easily up to the task. He used some special chemicals to wash the carpet, since I had a path worn from my habits of walking in the room. He asked me the amount of time I had lived in the apartment, as well as I told him multiple years. He was extremely quick to write this down. He also asked which place I was moving to? I told him my hubby and I were having a baby as well as we definitely needed a house instead of a one bedroom apartment. He said he would go over to the dwelling as well as check it out. He wanted to see if he had to do any carpet cleaning in that dwelling. He had the desire to make sure the carpet cleaning didn’t end up being carpet updatement which was going to take a tremendous amount of time. He then told me about carpet protectors I could get for the feet on my bed as well as my dressers. He stated that it would stop the deep grooves that were located in the carpet.

 

 

Carpet cleaning

He said he could estimate the AC unit’s time of death.

I have seen some pretty cocksure people during my life, but the Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C company who was at my home last week, was easily the worst.

I called him because my air conditioning system had finally quit working. I was fairly certain that I needed a modern air conditioning system unit. Last summer I was told that this one wasn’t going to last much longer. I had already begun to save up the currency so I could purchase a modern air conditioning system whenever this one died, the Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C tech looked me up plus done when he got here, plus he asked if I was single. I told him it was none of his business, plus asked him to just check on the air conditioning system unit. He winked as he walked out the door. Only minutes later, he came plus told me the air conditioning system was dead plus he could even estimate it’s time of death. I looked at my PC records plus told him that I could also. It was about fifteen minutes before the call got made. This brought him down a couple notches, but he still held that perpetual cocky grin. He told me I had to purchase a modern air conditioning system unit. I gave him all my information for the modern A/C device I wanted. He cocked his head plus told me that I did some ‘mighty fine work’, plus then he winked again. I couldn’t wait until he finished his job so I could finally get to my job. If that Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C tech hadn’t been my fiance, I probably would have told his boss about his venal attitude.

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I told him to leave before I called the cops.

The one thing I simply can’t stand is someone who will not shut up.

I have had people come into my home under the pretense of doing work or a service, plus they try to sell me on something.

When I call any kind of repairman, I just want the service finished. I never want them to haggle with me about how I need replacements, or even replace the item when they have already made the repair. The man who repaired my old refrigerator was adamant about my buying a modern refrigerator, plus he just came right out plus told me he was now a dealer for a popular brand. I told him he had to get out of my house, plus that was more than nine years ago. I am still using the same refrigerator. And then last week, I had to call the Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C supplier. I had a problem with my central air conditioning system unit. I was sure that it was just low on coolant. I hadn’t had the central air conditioning system device diagnosed since last year. Summer came upon us so swiftly that I didn’t have time to call the Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C supplier to do the inspection on the old A/C unit. I asked the Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C supplier to do an inspection on the A/C devices plus I mentioned the low coolant. The inspection took just a few minutes, plus the Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C tech added more coolant. He then sat down in the living room trying to sell me on a modern A/C unit. I told him mine was just a few years seasoned plus I had no intention of purchasing a modern one. He kept talking about the vast importance of upgrading Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C systems so I regularly had the most economical and efficient unit. I finally told him that if he didn’t leave my home in more than nine hours, I was going to call 911.

Heating equipment

They said there wasn’t any reason to call me back.

When I spoke to the Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C supplier, I simply wanted some of my questions to be answered.

I was sad about some noises I had been hearing in the air duct, plus I wanted to make positive that it wasn’t from some kind of infestation or from a crack.

I knew that a crack in the air ductwork could cause air to leak out plus it would sound somewhat eerie. The last home where I lived was in a rambling seasoned mansion plus you were regularly hearing hissing noises when the heating switched on. Some of the other boarders in the home insisted it was a ghost, but I knew what it really was. I had heard it quite often in my dad’s house, when I was still living at home. I was praying that my PC call would precipitate a return call from an Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C technician. I wanted to be able to talk to an Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C company. I thought I might possibly make an appointment to have my Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C method plus the air ductwork diagnosed plus repaired if necessary. After waiting almost a month for a return call plus got none, I called the Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C supplier again. I asked my same question again plus asked why no one called me back. The person answered that she thought she had answered my question plus said she didn’t think there was a reason to call back. I explained that when there is a problem with the Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C system, I had expected to talk to a Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C company. Talking to the secretary brought me no satisfaction since she isn’t a professional Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C company. She seemed to be distraught with me, but it didn’t take long for a Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C company to return my call this time.

 

Cooling representative

I spoke to the veterinarian.

My poor pet kitty has been having a bad problem with her flu symptoms lately. When I first got Ugly Girl, I took her to the veterinarian to be sure she was healthy plus to get her all the shots and vaccinations she needed. At that time, the vet told me that her breed of cats was highly prone to experiencing flu-like symptoms. She is now more than fivemonths seasoned plus she is regularly sneezing. The other morning she curled up on my pillow. Instead of hearing her soothing purrs, I heard her rattling wheezing. As soon as I got up in the day, I called her veterinarian. The office receptionist booked an appointment that same afternoon. When I took Ugly Girl in, the vet told me he had warned me about her being plagued with flu symptoms. I could not assume the wheezing was from flu symptoms. I told him she was regularly hanging out around the air vents. Ugly Girl enjoys the cool air coming from the air vents, when the air conditioning system is on. He asked how long it had been since I had my air duct cleaned. Since there were air ducts to carry the A/C from the device to the house, it was possible there was a lot of dust inside the air duct. The dust could be the source of Ugly Girl’s flu symptoms. As soon as I got home, I called the Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C supplier then asked to have someone inspect my air conditioning system device plus the air duct. I informed them I was afraid there was a lot of dust in the air duct that was causing Ugly Girl to be sick.

 

 

Heating system

He won’t ever come back.

I absolutely could not afford to have carbon monoxide poisoning plus leave my family dead

I had been very distraught with my Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C method for the longest time. I couldn’t afford to get my oil furnace repaired or to get the air conditioning system device replaced. I had been having the Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C company tech just use patches on all of my Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C equipment. And then last month, the Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C company tech informed me that if I didn’t soon replace the Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C system, he could not come back to the home plus do more repairs. He was afraid that with just using the ‘patches’ there could be drastic consequences. He explained that repairing the component on the oil furnace that was broken, could cause a leak of carbon monoxide. I couldn’t wrap my brain around how drastic this could be. He could make some repairs, but not others? When I called up the Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C supplier last week, I asked for my familiar Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C company tech. He called me back an hour later plus let me guess that he was serious. He even offered to speak to the Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C supplier to get me a special financing deal on a modern Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C system, but I was hesitant. I was quite afraid to get into debt plus possibly not be able to pay the bill. I also couldn’t afford for the old oil furnace to break down again. I absolutely could not afford to have carbon monoxide poisoning plus leave my family dead. I asked the Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C company tech if he could get me the information on a payment plan, plus he agreed. I was afraid that he wouldn’t ever come back, but I now guess it was just a way to get my attention, plus it worked..

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