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Sunday, August 24, 2008

On 9/17/06 I had my last dose of caffeine. Today, I accidentally made an extra Brownie Iced Capp Supreme at work tonight and instead of giving it to Jessie like I planned, I drank it. So now it's 12:42 a.m. and I'm sitting up watching senseless television. My head kinda hurts and so does my chest. I'm thinking that my body is going to hate me later this morning when I try to make it run 16 kms. HOPEFULLY, it forgives me in 5 or 6 hours.

In other news, I'm getting more & more clients at GL. Now I have to make another life altering decision. Do I keep working at TH full-time and earn a guaranteed income OR do I take a chance on the opportunity to become a full-time PT and earn a non-guaranteed income..... I'm not good at this kind of stuff. I'm really not. I LOVE being a PT. I like being an asst. mgr. I LOVE working with my clients. I don't like .... well there's a lot of things about TH that I don't like but there's a few things I do. I DON'T KNOW!! emoticon What I need is someone to make these kinds of decisions for me.

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FITGIRL15 8/26/2008 11:53AM

    I can imagine what you are going through. If it were ME... I think I'd wait it out a while with the PT thing... You haven't been at that job too long, right? Perhaps in a few more moths a clearer picture will emerge! I know, personally for me, I'd L.O.V.E to be a full time PT... but the $$$ isn't as good as what I currently do, and I can't give this up quite yet!

I'm glad you are loving PTing so much! emoticon

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 8/25/2008 1:13AM

    I've been working as an independent IT consultant since 2004 and I love it. I love the freedom and the variety. Some people question why I would want to go from contract to contract instead of having a permanent full-time job, but this arrangement works for me and for my family. And I've had the good fortune to always have a job (except when I didn't want it, for example, when I went travelling for several months or when I had a baby). I won't presume to know anything about your financial situation, but I find if you're good at what you do, it works out. It really does. And the fact that you're getting more and more clients speaks volumes about your skills.

Good luck with your decision!

Comment edited on: 8/25/2008 1:12:32 AM

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KWASYLIW 8/25/2008 12:39AM

    I think you know what you want to do! And I think you will do a wonderfully awesome job at it.

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Today on Ellen Degeneres

Friday, August 22, 2008
I dare you not to be inspired by this little dude. Now... why can't YOU workout today?


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FITGIRL15 8/26/2008 11:51AM

    OMG... this is EXACTLY why I take the stairs whenever I can!!!

That little guy is just priceless! What a sweetie!

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 8/22/2008 11:46PM

    Thank you so much for this. It brought tears to my eyes. Inspiring.

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MICHAELA2780 8/22/2008 7:48PM

    That is AWESOME! I have NO excuses now!

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I WAS ready!

Friday, August 15, 2008

I was definitely ready for tonight. Thanks to those of you who reassured me yesterday.
I felt confident, I didn't pause/stutter or (to me anyway) sound nervous. I rebooked her for two more sessions!! I'm free on Saturday when I'm in but on Monday, I have two more ladies coming in. The best part! I have a "real" personal training client of my own. See, these ladies I'm working with now purchased PT@POS when they bought their gym memberships. This gives them 3 1-hour or 6 half-hour sessions with a personal trainer. The program is 6-parts where we get them started with the PAR-Q, a body composition test, measurements, basic nutritional analysis, etc. We also spend time doing a cardio warm up and cool down, weights (FitFix) and stretching. I'm hoping MOST of my future clients are one-hour because I think 30 minutes for even half of what I showed her tonight would be rushed and crazy..... we'll see.
Anyway, I've GOT to get to bed!! I just wanted to write all this down while I was still feeling the glow. Thanks for reading and thanks again for the support. I appreciate it. More than I can ever express.

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 8/16/2008 1:23AM

    emoticon Penny! You're going to be great personal trainer. Believe in yourself -- we believe in you!

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KWASYLIW 8/15/2008 4:49PM

    You are going to be an awesome personal trainer! You know I am in your corner. Good luck on your final test!

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Omigawd, omigawd, omigawd

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I have my first PT client session tomorrow night!! And I'm set up to have two more. Oh boy. I know exactly what *I* have to do, now all I have to do is calm down enough so that I can help these women do what *they* have to do.
emoticon*deep calming breath* emoticon

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WONGERCHI 8/14/2008 4:11PM

    Penny, you're ready for this girl! I know you'll do really well - you've already given us RRs a mountain of good advice and training tips, what's a few more?

You'll do great, I'm sure.

Actually, it's Thursday today so my comment really should be "So how'd it go?"

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IAMAVICTOR 8/14/2008 1:13PM

    emoticon You are sooo ready for this girl!

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RUNNINGWILD 8/13/2008 11:55PM

    Thanks! I need all the deep breathing I can get :~)

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FITGIRL15 8/13/2008 11:38PM

    YAY! How exciting for you!!!!

I am breathing deeply for you! I can totally feel your excitement! You will do GREAT! WOOT!

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My new motto

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I read this in a Spark article today:
I will do what I need to do, in order to do what I want to do.
It is officially my new motto.

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FITGIRL15 7/30/2008 12:54PM

    Interesting concept. Sometimes what we need to do isn't what we want to do though... OMG... I'm so confused! LOL

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