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Questions the personal trainer asked me

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Time to stop recycling the same 10 lbs. A local Personal Trainer offered a series of weekly workouts that would end up costing $6 each - can't beat that, right? It was a teaser - need 10 people for a group and scheduled on nights I have conflicts (Wed is tai chi class and Tues I just volunteered for the Youth Basketball league at church).
ANYWAY... we did a phone consult to get some basic info and here are some of the questions he asked me (with my answers in parentheses):
-Are you ready to commit to 10 (or 11 or 12) weeks of sessions? (Yes)
-Which fitness level are you: poor, average, high or extreme (neither poor nor extreme)
-How much water do you drink? (I'm a star, more than 10 cups a day thanks to SP)
-What is your usual daily food/menu? (Starting with breakfast, I could give him measured amounts and oatmeal is my go to breakfast with fruit, cinnamon and skim milk)
-Do you take supplements?
-Do you use protein powders for protein drinks? (I'd rather EAT my calories! I need texture.)
-What are your problem areas? (Thankfully, since being on SP and seeing the progress, I wouldn't say I perceive any PROBLEMS, just a work in progress. But I want to continue to work on reducing my waist line and get into a "normal sized" bra. My body perception is really positive otherwise, especially since I'm getting so much more attention lately.)
-Do you have any back problems? (I DO have chronic back trouble that started after the month backpacking in Wyoming carrying half my weight in a back pack and flares up periodically.)
There were more questions, but as you can see, he is very thorough and we will see who "wins" once we start training - I can be really stubborn. Mule stubborn!


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STRINGI719 12/28/2010 10:01AM

    Best wishes - can't wait to hear how it all turns out!

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NUTTYSNOOPYFAN 12/24/2010 8:57PM

    Hey, hopefully it will be a win-win for both of you! Either way, you get out of it what you put in, so I know you're gonna knock his socks off! And summer WILL be here, so plan to pay for more sessions to see if the shirt comes off...hehe! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CRAZYSTEPPER 12/24/2010 7:58PM

    Here is hoping that you are the winner!

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DRB13_1 12/24/2010 2:01AM

    Logging back in to my homepage, I just realized David Goggins is staring at me every day (in my virtual world, LOL) and if he told me to do something, I'd probably try! So maybe this PT thing won't be so bad after all emoticon
Too bad it's winter; if it were summer the PT might take his shirt off. emoticon

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DRB13_1 12/23/2010 9:53PM

    55TUCKER - thanks for the comment. Unfortunately, I am stubborn both in being able to persist through difficulties but also balking when I DON'T want to do something emoticon It may be a push-me-pull-you sort of relationship, LOL!
KAYE4454 - if there is a YMCA in your area, I'd start there.
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Good thing about trainers - you are paying, so you tend to show up (accountability). You learn proper technique (safety and effectiveness). They set up your next exercise often, so you save time (value). And who doesn't want a emoticon when they start seeing results and getting compliments? emoticon emoticon

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    Sounds like he is thorough -- hope he really listened. Good luck!

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KAYE454 12/23/2010 9:24PM

  how does one locate a trainer?

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55TUCKER 12/23/2010 9:19PM

    Between that 'mule stubborn' and the personal trainers being thorough, it sounds like you have a winning combination! Keep us updated.

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Short summary of a good day

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Today was a good day! Got a lot done (more still to do) and earned over 130 Spark Points.
Will get 25 tomorrow for the every 30 day anniversary and maybe the wheel will even be kind.
Just like waiting for Santa, maybe I'd better go to sleep now so tomorrow will come "sooner."

What I am noticing is that "break through point" Chris describes. When we consistently do small steps forward, things start to snowball into success after success. Keep making those small steps, be persistent, and you will reach the top! Just like the poster on my Spark Page says - PERSISTENCE!

Have a wonderful Spark-ling day with NO LIMITS! (Martha Munizzi)

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STRINGI719 12/23/2010 11:35AM

    Thanks for the reminder!

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ONEKIDSMOM 12/23/2010 7:03AM

    emoticon By George, I think we've got something here! PERSISTENCE!

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Lunar Eclipse and UConn's eclipse of UCLA's record

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

How appropriate that the moon, another symbol of the feminine and associated with menses, tides, and "honeymoons" underwent a COMPLETE ECLIPSE on the shortest day of the year, the start of winter, while the UCONN WOMEN went 89-0 (and counting!!!) to eclipse the men's record from the early 1970s!
Congratulations to the University of Connecticut women and to all those who play the game, cheer the players on, and all the little girls who aspire to be athletes.
But FYI - I have tickets to the UNC - UCONN game in January and I will NOT be rooting for UCONN (LOL). Go Heels!

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MTULLY 12/22/2010 5:35PM

    Kind of you to give a tip of the hat to the UCONN Women's team. They truly deserve more widespread accolades for their amazing achievement. I am sure that the UNC-UCONN game you will be seeing in January is going to one for the history books! Lucky you!

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FRANCESCANAZ 12/22/2010 8:53AM

    89!!! emoticon

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Visual difference a year makes - thanks, SP!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Finally found out how to transfer the photo from the game last Tuesday from my Droid to computer, so here are 3 photos that show the changes since last year.
This is my 5th month on SP.
Hope my dear daughter doesn't mind me posting her picture!
I'm so proud of her, she's the joy of my life.

First is our trip to Ocracoke (OBX=Outer Banks) summer 2009. We are about to parasail.
Second is Christmas time last year. (Don't laugh!)
Third are the two beauties enjoying front row seats at Michael Jordan's induction ceremony into the (state of) North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.
More to come in 2011!!! Watch out world! emoticon

(By the way, this is the same blue dress in my 2010 birthday picture on my SparkPage photo album.)
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NUTTYSNOOPYFAN 12/23/2010 4:50PM

    Wow! I really can see a difference. You're beautiful in both, but in that last one, you are GAWGEOUS DAHLING!!! Your daughter is beautiful as well. Can't wait to see the 2011 pic!

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THENEWME43 12/21/2010 12:49AM

    Beauty sure runs in the family! emoticon pics!

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ABSOLUTZER0 12/20/2010 10:11PM

    Yes, the world had better watch out! Do you have a permit for that dress?!

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FIGHT2SURVIVE 12/20/2010 5:12PM

    You look incredible. Is that your daughter there with you?

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OJIBWEEQUAY 12/20/2010 3:07PM

    Beauty! Great work!

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CASILAYNE 12/20/2010 2:06PM

    Great job!! :)

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MCJULIEO 12/20/2010 1:38PM

    Fantastic that you have the photos to remind you of the external transformation! (you looked beautiful on the inside all along...with that smile...)

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HAPPYSOUL91 12/20/2010 10:50AM

    Wonderful photos, and your daughter is beautiful

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MAMAFEELGOOD 12/20/2010 10:35AM

    Way to go hot mama!

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ROCKINFOX 12/20/2010 9:42AM

    Amazing!!! You look gorgeous and happy.

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SPARKPIXIE 12/20/2010 8:32AM

    I can see the difference but one thing didn't change...you've always been beautiful!

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 12/20/2010 7:58AM

    Wow! Amazing difference. Congrats!!

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TURTLETALK 12/20/2010 7:25AM

    Wow, you said it "What a difference a year makes." Beautiful! emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 12/20/2010 7:23AM

    Terrific photos! Aren't you glad you have a before? It shows the difference... and what I like best? Those amazing, glowing smiles... for time together, for good memories, and for victory! emoticon emoticon emoticon (and you ARE doing it!)

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STRINGI719 12/19/2010 10:50PM

    Your face is so changed from photo #1 to photo #3 - woo hoo!

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Pictures from Michael Jordan's induction Tuesday

Friday, December 17, 2010

At the Homecoming I won silent auction tickets to the Bobcats - Raptors game this past Tuesday. At the time, I did not realize it was to be the night they finally got MJ to schedule time for his induction into the (State of) North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. The museum exhibit is in Raleigh, NC. The team is in Charlotte. Here are a few pictures - naturally, my memory card ran out when Coach Dean Smith and MJ came out on the blue carpet at half time (sorry!)
Fan sign

Michael from my seat acrosss the court

MJ reviewing his speech

Assorted photos from the first half

My daughter and I had a wonderful time together, loved the historical event, and cheered loudly! Since the Bobcats won, we got free tickets to next Tuesday's game (upper level, not the wonderful "Backstage Experience" seats we had this time). Ed Davis played well for Toronto, too! Go Heels!
Congrats MJ!

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MEMES74 12/20/2010 9:29AM

    WOW...that is so cool..Love Michael Jordan!!!!!


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PAIGESMAMA 12/19/2010 2:09PM

    That is cool.

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CATIATM 12/18/2010 2:53AM

    How cool! Lucky you! I'm glad you got to see it, and share the moment with your daughter.

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REJ7777 12/17/2010 5:53PM

    WOW! What a great experience! emoticon emoticon

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HAPPYSOUL91 12/17/2010 12:22PM

    Yea you got free tickets. Really like the pictures, he is pretty special.

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SPARKLE1908 12/17/2010 9:19AM

    Michael Jordan is the man!!!

Glad you had a great time and got to see the event!!!

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GEMINISUE 12/17/2010 8:13AM

    How special that had to have been! Glad you enjoyed and thanks for the pictures!

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ONEKIDSMOM 12/17/2010 6:57AM

    emoticon Sounds like a great reward... and a surprise, too!

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YAGERMONSTER 12/17/2010 2:04AM

    Awesome. MJ will always be the man for my generation. My dad still talks about Dr J and Wilt Chamberlain, but I only liked Michael and Larry Bird. lol

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GETFIT2LIVE 12/17/2010 1:02AM

    How cool to be able to be there for such a special event! Congrats on the free tickets to next Tuesday's game, too; I'm glad you and your daughter had such a good time together.

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