Monday, December 26, 2011
On the behalf of all the daughters and sons out there, I want to tell parents that patience and understanding is sometimes all we want/need when we call home in a stressed situation, like locking our keys in our car after a long day at work. We don't necessary need you to be the hero of the day. Sometimes all we want is a hug and some reassurance as if we were 5 years old and skinned our knee.
When we bring up ways that it could be prevented, like ordering our AAA card like you said you would, we are not placing blame at your feet about the situation. No, we are simply saying, "Hey, could you call the company so the solution is resolved quicker next time?" And, most likely there will be a next time.
Accusing me of yelling and telling me not to treat you that way does not help either. It adds more stress and makes me feel even worse. Just accept we are stressed out. Maybe about more than just locking our keys in the car. Like, maybe we are stressed out that if campus safety opens our car, it is going to cost $20 and we only have a few dollars in our bank account. We are not trying to be hurtful. Stay calm and I will be able stay more under control.
Again, I am not placing blame at your feet. Sometimes these stressful situations cannot be prevented. In the future, you help by:
1. Staying calm.
2. Not accusing me of blaming anyone.
3. If you MUST help, give me a hug and reassure me that everything WILL be okay.
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!
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