The bright spot in this 'trainer leaving the gym' saga is that has forced me to broaden my work out pool. I realized I cannot depend on one person to pull me through this. I have to first depend on myself, but second, seek out other people who can push me through this journey.
This morning I found a person.
She teaches a 7am spin class. Bob scoffed at me when I told him I was going. I really just went because it was my homework from Mike. Dear God. The woman is a monster. Not only did I burn a whopping 700 calories in one hour, she made us ride the entire hour. And hard. She also did more training then the other spin instructors. She was on and off her bike, pushing us, making us up the resistance when I was positive my legs would not make it around one more time, checking our form, and lying to us with "one minute" promises that turned into three.
This class is also in the studio and I have found that I love working out in the studio. Seeing muscles I did not have before and actually seeing how much stronger I am is a good motivator.
She said two things during the length of this torture session that got me:
* "HOW BAD DO YOU WANT THIS?" She yelled as we were climbing up a hill on the highest resistance. The only other person that has asked me this was Mike, and well, the rest is history.
* "This last 15 minutes is where your work is done." The other spin classes I have taken have really only lasted 45 minutes. There is the warm up and the cool down. If you want a slower warm up you have to come to this class early because she doesn't waste any time. And you literally do not stop until that hour is up. It was horrible. And awesome.
The other piece of information I can't ignore? She is a trainer that is also trained by my trainer. Enough said.
I think it's fair to say that Saturday morning spin class has officially been added to my work out week.