Friday, December 23, 2011
Here we are. Day 7 of working out. 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!!!
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!
In other news, I am officially done with classes until January 24th! 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 coach career starts while I work like 4 days that week!
In addition to that, I want to find time to read A novel. 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!
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!
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...
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
This morning, the 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 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!
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.
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