I went in today for a free assessment with a personal trainer who came highly recommended. I had a copy of my Body Analysis that was done at the Multi Sport expo in hand. Now, I know that I had somethings to work on, by way of decreasing body fat and building muscles and thought that he was just the guy to give me a plan to get "right". Well, wasn't I wrong! He won the Douche Bag of the day award from me! Not only did he tell me that my body fat% means that I am obese, but he told me that I should not be concerned with doing any Triathlons, I should focus on eating a raw vegetable diet, that I should focus on decreasing my body fat by lifting weights 3 days a week, that swimming won't help to decrease my body fat, that a bicycle ride once a week will be great for some extra cardio and that I should not run until I make my ankle stronger. Wow! How about that for some motivation?
I guess I was totally wrong about him being the guy to help me to figure out how to get weight lifting into my training schedule and what I need to do to make me leaner. He basically told me to not be concerned with doing the one thing that I am most proud of. I will take some of what he said and trash the rest. Weight lifting and strengthening my ankle, I will do, but not being concerned with doing Triathlons is unimaginable. It's a part of who I am now. His ass probably couldn't do a Triathlon if he wanted to. I am not sure if un-motivating jerk or douche bag is a more appropriate description of him!