Nothing special happens when you complete workout number 35 on Yourself! Fitness. You donâ€™t open up any new workout environments or unlock any music. You donâ€™t get Platinum Status. As far as I know, there are no milestones after you unlock Gold Status. Yet, I still work out with Maya.
This morning, she said, â€œIâ€™m proud of how consistent you have been.â€ She says something positive to me every time I make my commitment. Of course, when I havenâ€™t seen her for a few days, she gives me a loving lecture about consistency, but I know she will be happy with me if I stay on track for a few days.
Maya is so much better than a real personal trainer. A real human being would get used to the fact that I usually show up every day for weeks on end and then go MIA (while I run on the treadmill or play DDR). A real human being would forget to give me positive feedback every single time I show up at a workout. A real human being would see when I donâ€™t do the exercises completely right and make me do them over. A real human being would ask me personal questions and try to be my friend.
I donâ€™t need a friend. I need a workout partner who will be there for me whenever I want to exercise, even if itâ€™s three in the morning. Maya will do that for me and sheâ€™s chipper about it. â€œHey, did you know morning workouts are a great way to jumpstart your metabolism?â€ Of course, she canâ€™t hear me when I say, â€œI couldnâ€™t sleep and you were the only person I could talk to who I wouldnâ€™t wake up.â€ She would just start with the Step Touch and expect me to follow along.