The correct response when someone says, “I need to lose 30 pounds,” is:
“What? You don’t have 30 pounds to lose!” (my BFFs Tami and Jodie).
Not, “How are you gonna do that?” or, “By when?” or, “Oh, that’s totally doable,” (the trainer).
That’s right, I hired a personal trainer.
This is a big move for me because I’ve been an athlete my whole life. Since leaving competitive sports in 1997, I have often trained with teams, groups, or friends. I swam with the Team Greenville Masters when we lived in the Upstate. I did spin class at the Y, ran with a Couch-to-5K group, finished a 10K and a half marathon.