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Day 7 of 7: I lifted!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Here we are. Day 7 of working out. emoticon I made it!

Today I was really bored with the cardio machines. In the last couple workouts, I have been looking at the free weight area longingly. Maybe it was because I knew I couldn't lift that day due to limited time. Today I lifted!!! emoticon

I even did it in 30 minutes. Here is what I did...
- Captain Chair (for abs)
- Lat pull down/Compound Row on the cable machine
- Squat Machine with no weights
- Leg Press with 22# - I want to try a bit heavier next time
- Tricep pressdown on the cable machine
- Shoulder Overhead Presses with 10# dumbbells - I think I am ready for 12#, 15# might be pushing it a bit!

I feel pretty good about it.. I covered my entire body!

Will it continue? Yes and no.

Of course, I won't get up working out.

In the next couple days, it's gonna be tough to work out. Seriously, not making excuses. I open and close the gym tomorrow. And, the campus gym will be closed tomorrow. With that in mind, I am going to try to spin for 20 minutes while on my break. As for Christmas Day, I am assuming no.

After that, I am working Monday-Thursday so it should be a bit easier since I am already at the gym! emoticon

In other news, I am officially done with classes until January 24th! emoticon It's ironic because it is my break but I have a to-do list, lol.

-Get top choices for internship applications completed and nearly ready to be sent off
-Talk to local hospitals about internship opportunities
-Study for the ACE Certification of Personal Training
-Take the ACE exam on January 21st or 28th
-Get re-certified in CPR/AED
-Watch a friend's house/dog

With all that going on I am going to practice my personal training skills on two friends. We are going from beginner to end. That is starting next week.

The following week, I am moving rooms within the same building! Also, during this particular week, my emoticon coach career starts while I work like 4 days that week!

In addition to that, I want to find time to read A novel. emoticon I used to be a huge reader but haven't had much time for it. Guess that is part of being a college senior!

Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas! Drive safe, if you're traveling. And, please, remember what the season is about. Not giving or getting, but love, family, and Christ! emoticon

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FUNFROG79 12/27/2011 10:10AM

    Way to go and I hope you had a wonderful holiday!

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NATPLUMMER 12/24/2011 9:47PM

Busy, busy, busy. I hope you find some time to read. I know how hard it can be.

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XRSIZE18 12/24/2011 1:11AM

    If you ever need anyone else to practice on, let me know! Ha!

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EJOY-EVELYN 12/23/2011 9:26PM

    Wow . . . your Christmas break just got very, very small. Not a whole lot of travel time to go very far if you have to be back on Monday. Hope your last final went well. Even though there was not that much snow, it made the walks dangerous enough to need added cleats to ones shoes (I found myself walking through the wooded area to get to the overlook so that I wouldn't bounce on my behind). Looks like I may have to depend on my dance moves to work in some quality fitness minutes. Merry Christmas, dear!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/23/2011 9:19PM

    You go, girl! You're going great and I'm sure everything is going to fall into place the way you want it to.

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MYLADY4 12/23/2011 7:52PM

    Way to go on the lifting.

Have a safe drive home and Merry Christmas.

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HDHAWK 12/23/2011 6:40PM

    Lifting weights is the best way to change your body. I miss getting to read (non school) stuff as much as I'd like to.

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Day 6 of 7: Did It Anyways

Thursday, December 22, 2011

I really just wanted to take a nap today.. but I came in a bit early to work out before punching in. So, in turn, I did 20 minutes on the elliptical and I think 10 minutes on the spin bike.

Tomorrow, I have a final at 3-5 and hanging out with a friend afterwards. So, I should be able to get a decent work out in. Maybe I will aim to lift.

Saturday and Sunday I won't be able to work out... with the holidays!

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NATPLUMMER 12/23/2011 9:42AM


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Enjoy Christmas friends and loved ones along with the great eats!

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MYLADY4 12/22/2011 8:49PM

    Good for you.

If you are going back home it is suppose to be nice on Sunday. Could go for a walk on the trail. An idea. I am planning on trying a short jog on Saturday before going back to inlaws.

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Day 5 of 7: Spin bike, 60 minutes

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

No, I have not forget about you guys! And, yes, I did work out! In fact, I did 60 minutes on the spin bike today at noon. It is like breathing again.

It's been a crazy day!

Things have been better at work tonight. Thank goodness. I don't think I could have handled another night like last night where it was one thing after another. Things are even better with the boss. In fact, I asked her to write me a letter of recommendation for internship applications. She typically is raving good things about me. I just need to bring in the information about the companies for her. Yay!

So, that's the quick update...

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SHERYLDS 12/22/2011 3:57PM

    60 minutes on spin....whoa

How's your tushy today.... emoticon

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EJOY-EVELYN 12/22/2011 12:45AM

    Glad to hear of your activity and better day at work. Sounds like you're getting in more time than you normally are able to work in.


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NATPLUMMER 12/21/2011 8:47PM


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Day 4 of 7: Flopped Run

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

This morning, the emoticon was out so I was hoping for a run outside. I got outside and changed my mind. I went to campus's inside track. Ran for 15 minutes but I think I might have been too tense. My traps and my shoulders started to hurt. I walked for 5 minutes than decided to go home.

Why was I tense? Or shall we say mad?

Right before I left to emoticon I got a voicemail from work. We give orientations for members using the Nautilus machines. Typically, we do not provide orientations for free weights. Isn't that what a personal trainer for? Apparently, I am wrong. It is part of my job and I didn't realize it. I guess we are going to "talk" about it when I get to work. It's great that when she wants to talk, she will be there but when *I* want to... she's no where to be found. In fact, she typically leaves early.

I will do the free weight orientations but I do not feel it should be part of my job. With free weights, one needs to be aware of form. Personal trainers should do this because of liability issues. *sigh* I am ready to do my internship. I am hoping to do it in a different area of the U.S.

Anyhow, I hope to walk to class soaking up sunshine. Than, I hope to get to work early and get a bit of a work out in.

Thanks to NATPLUMMER and PINKBEANBO for encouraging me to write this blog. It really made me accountable... knowing I had to answer to you gals!

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FUNFROG79 12/21/2011 9:38AM

    A run is great no matter how is goes! Great job! emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 12/20/2011 7:25PM

    It was a run even if it wasn't a great one. Too bad it didn't help shake off the tenseness/madness.
I agree, the personal trainers should do the free weights orientations.

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MYLADY4 12/20/2011 3:04PM

    Yeah, at least you got out there and agree, it was a bit chilly today.

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BAILEYS7OF9 12/20/2011 2:29PM

    Not everyone can afford to hire a PT, so I would think a brief orientation on the free weights would probably be a good idea. Like don't think you lift 100#'s right away!

Also.. remember what she does to irritate you, and make sure you never do that to someone else! You can be better!

Comment edited on: 12/20/2011 2:29:44 PM

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LISAINMS 12/20/2011 1:41PM

    Some runs just aren't meant to be. And some are just crappy. Then there are those that start out bad, smooth out then finish fine. Too bad they aren't all perfect and without sweat or chafing, LOL. Makes me really appreciate all of the great runs I do have when I have one that isn't stellar. Good luck with your internship search!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/20/2011 1:01PM

    **SIGH** sounds like the POWER bug bit your caller. Oh well, you know . . . listen to what she has to say, do your best. That's all that you can ask of yourself.

Wishing a peaceful day for you, my dear.


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Day 3: Worked Out

Monday, December 19, 2011

I worked out again today. Why do I keep announcing it like this?

Because I need some accountability to get myself back on track. So, hoping to get Day 7 announcing that I have worked out.

So far, so good.

Day 1: spinned for 20 minutes
Day 2: ran 2 miles outside in the sunshine
Day 3 (today): 20 minutes on elliptical, 20 minutes on bike

It really bothers me that I was down to 155 than I emotionally ate on cookies and pizza. Now, I am 158.4.

It is not the number itself that is the big deal. What is really bothering me is I made a mental goal of 155 by New Year's Eve, my Grandma's Christmas and was at it but seemed to like I let it go. Well, I can't go back - only forward!

On a side note, many people around here wanted a white Christmas. For the longest time, I did, too, until I ran outside yesterday. As long as it doesn't snow, I could run outside. That would be a great Christmas present in my book! In fact, I am going to head over to TJ Maxx and see if I can find some cheap outside running pants. Right now, I have capris and kinda afraid to get frost bite if I run outside of those.

Happy Sparking!

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FUNFROG79 12/20/2011 8:47AM

    I think you are doing great, keep it up!

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VICIOUS421 12/20/2011 2:06AM

    You are doing GREAT!!!!! Keep it movin & groovin and soon you will reach your goal!!!!!

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SHERYLDS 12/19/2011 10:47PM

    You are doing so well.
Even when you have a tine slip...You do what you know you need to like a pro. Good for You Savannah. Hope you're having fun with the Xmas wrapping. Hugs my friend

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NATPLUMMER 12/19/2011 6:05PM

    I'm with Amy....keep posting that you worked out.
Longer pants might be a good idea ;-)

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PINKBEANBOO 12/19/2011 2:46PM

    Ok, tomorrow I want to see a blog that is titled "Day 4: Worked Out"

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