Firing off a quick update today (Friday) as I sit here in the lobby area of the gym, awaiting the pearly white convertible steed that will escort me away from this den of sweat and villainy for the weekend!
In all seriousness, it’s been a great week. I’ve worked HARD but safe, and I’m starting to notice lots of little changes already. I can’t tell if I’ve lost any appreciable weight, but I definitely have muscles and they’re building fast. I’m starting to get a reputation for being here a lot; one of the club staff has started greeting me every time he passes by, and my trainer says I should take the weekend off and have some fun – she doesn’t have to tell me twice! Not sure how I feel about being “that girl who never leaves the gym” but I’ll deal. 🙂
In other news, it looks like I’ll be changing 20/20 therapists. I’ve enjoyed my time with my current one, but from what I’m understanding, it’s fairly uncommon for couples to see the same therapist, and her particular training is better suited to his needs. There’s also someone else who is better suited to anxiety disorders like mine. Nobody has said this to me directly (one of the worst things about therapy so far, IMO – there’s no directness, ever) but I suspect there is also some additional stress in working with a couple as close as we are. Getting to know each of us as individuals is important, and harder when most everything we say involves or impacts the other in some way. We both have a need to help and protect each other in life, and for the purposes of therapy, that can work against our best interests in subtle ways. (In the rest of life, however, it’s a must!)
For the sake of avoiding potential confusion and awkwardness going forward, and making sure we’re both getting what we need, I’m taking the suggested option to switch (they tell me I’ll get the previous two sessions gifted back to me at no additional cost.) I’m not looking forward to starting over, but at least it’s early in the program, and it sounds like I’ll be in good hands. In the meantime, I’m trying not to over-analyze what it means to get fired from a shrink. 😉 I’m sure they have their reasons Everyone has so far.
Happy Friday, everyone!
*Update: our dryer is still broken. Very long and annoying story short, we’ll be waiting until Thursday. After this, they promise we’ll be fixed. We’ll see about that…