Part 2: Success Starts with Goals

by Jen Richer
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It's Jen Richer's mission to lose 30 pounds by her 30th birthday. (This was not part of Jen's workout, by the way)

It’s Jen Richer’s mission to lose 30 pounds by her 30th birthday. (This was not part of Jen’s workout, by the way)

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There is nothing more intimidating than rolling to the gym to workout in a worn out T-shirt, hair looking eight shades of disgusting and tennis shoes that have been make-shift chew toys for my puppy — and meeting my new trainer, Dennis, who could easily be mistaken for Adonis, the Greek God.

This is my new gym buddy as I strive to lose 30 pounds before my 30th birthday in December.

Within two minutes of talking with Dennis, it became obvious that he — like everyone I’ve met at 24 Hour Fitness — really knows what he’s talking about.

My first task was not to throw me right into a workout, but to figure out my fitness goals.

We went through a series of tests to see what I’m able to do and what I need to work on.

My first goal had nothing to do with pounds or inches … and had everything to do with building a solid foundation, by knowing how do work out the right way.

One goal he mentioned was my tight hips.

I thanked him for the compliment at first, thinking I nailed the move. He laughed — apparently that’s something for the ‘needs improvement’ column.

Well, Dennis, we certainly have our work cut out for us.

And I will be sure to upgrade the yoga pants for our next session!

** Please follow my journey as I plan to lose 30 pounds by my 30th birthday, which is Dec. 12.

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