I left Micah with a few tasks while I went on holiday: 1. Keep working out; 2. Don't completely overload on yummy Christmas food; and 3. Please write a guest blog because I think people would love to get your side of the story. Micah rules because he did it all! Without further ado, here is Micah's blog entry! Enjoy!
"When I began working with Izzy I didn’t know what to expect. All I knew is that I really wanted to get in shape and I needed a jump-start.
Honestly I’ve never had a girl train me and I had my reservations. But, why wouldn’t I? I’ve worked out plenty of times on my own and have seen people give up when things got hard. That’s just not me. In fact, I'm the opposite! I’ll set some stationary row machine to a setting and tell myself that I’ll go hard for 10 minutes and try to keep it above whatever number. Well, when things get going I’ll find myself push those numbers up and increase the difficulty level and time. By the end I’m exhausted and loving it. I knew I didn't need someone to push me that way but I did want some guidance before my upcoming trip to Hawaii.
Here are some things Izzy has taught me or reinforced in my mind so far:
I’m only 3 ½ weeks into a 6-7 week workout plan and I can see Izzy’s wisdom. When I wanted to go full speed she slowed me down and made me focus on form. She was building up tendon and ligament strength that I wouldn’t have done on my own. I probably would have also sustained an injury or two, but she has kept me away from that. She has revved the engine and now we are beginning to hit the weights! I’m beginning to see results and it’s pretty exciting.
It’s been a blast so far!