I went for my first session today and I was really excited to get back to working really hard in the gym. He promised a tough workout but I figured he'd underestimate my ability and be surprised. He did not. Or, perhaps I overestimated my ability. I made it through the first set of exercises just fine (about 12 different exercises or so). Shortly after starting the second set I had to stop. I was really lightheaded.
As an instructor, one of the things I tell participants at the start of class is that if they feel dizzy, lightheaded, nauseous, faint or like they're going to throw up, STOP. I've never had to stop a workout before.
|This is normally me. |
The trainer said I did fine but really, what's he going to say? "That was sad...I expected more out of you!" Of course not...you can't keep clients that way. I wish he had said that, though. Why? I don't know. I'm really hard on myself and I guess I want others to have the same high expectations of me that I have.
|How I felt today.|
Have you been in a situation where you didn't perform the way you expected/wanted? How did you deal with it?