Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Thanks everyone for their support! My presentation for Run for Life went well. When I speak in front of groups, I get really nervous and start to shake and stutter. Last night, I did not. I think it is because I have talked to people about my weight loss one-on-one. It probably has helped that I was prepared, hehe.
Even the running part was alright. Granted it could have gone better. But, by the end of the six month program, I feel the jagged edges will get smoothed out. In fact, with leading the 5K running group, personal training, and teaching step aerobics starting during the spring semester.
I definitely know I need to get more confidence in speaking in front of a group of people. This is hard for me. But, this is important as well... in ANY job!
On a side note, this morning a 'client' and I had a first session at the gym. My boss approached us while she was on her warm up asking about what we were doing. I wasn't in trouble or anything like that. She was just curious. Both her and another supervisor know I am getting certified as a personal trainer. She brought it up again. Than, she said maybe I could help with the initiative they are doing with the county. The initiative is where they are offering group personal training. I am real honored she asked me to help. I, of course, said yes!
It seems like things keep speeding up, the closer I get to graduation! YIKES!
Also, more and more, I am thinking of training for my first full marathon so I can say I ran my first full marathon, 26.2 miles, when I was 26 years old. And, I even have the resources available to me. With the Run for Life program, I can also go on the longer runs on Saturdays. I think I might. It will give me a great push.
On a girly side of things...
When I was at the Y, before Run for Life, I ran into a member. She told me this guy I used to know at a previous job says hello. Apparently, my name came up or something. I know it's simple but it seems real nice. He wrote a song about me, too! If nothing else, it's real nice.
Last night, I hung out with a friend and he didn't leave 'til late. Than, I woke up at 2 am, 4 am, 5 am than got up before 6 am to train my 'client' AT 6 am. I am a bit tired. Back to bed I go. Gotta rest up for the 2 hour work out with my friend, Kelly. We are going to Total Condition and Zumba than going out for a glass of wine!
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Today I stand in front of a group of runners and share my personal weight loss story. This is really scary for me.
Not only will this be my first non-college presentation, this will be the first time I talk about my experience to a group of people. I will sharing my personal stories on weight loss struggles, my triumphs and struggles with running and some overall motivation.
I hope to inspire them.
Sunday, January 08, 2012
Today was my second session with my 'client'. It didn't go as well as I wanted it to. My goal for her session were:
- 10 minutes of warm-up
- full strength training routine with 3 sets of 12
- 10 minutes of stretching
To say the least, it did not go as smoothly as I liked. We got through one set.
I need to have:
- better time management
- better planning
- more condense strength training exercises
- provide an overview of the session to the 'client'
I feel I haven't gave it serious attention. Even through she is not paying me, I want to see results and do it well. Our next meeting is Friday the 13th. Darn it, I am going to have better preparation!
I feel there is going to be a lesson in each session. It's like cooking a new recipe. You gotta make it a few time before you get the hang of it. This will take a few tries, I feel.
Sunday, January 08, 2012
I am so frustrated! I don't understand clothing manufacturers! They seem to like to make clothes for women that do not have curves. YET we are supposed to have curves. Is this a joke? We are magically supposed to have a curves and a flat stomach.
Oh, you were serious?!
Well, so am I! I would love to see them start designing clothes for us american, curvy women than those sticks they call models. In fact, if they did MAYBE those sticks could gain some weight and not be so sick and anorexic looking.
Today I feel like flub. The clothes look cute.. but apparently not on me. Well, tough, I am wearing it to the gym to train my 'client'. My mom would comment to me on my tummy roll and say I need a looser shirt or I need to work on flattening it. No matter what size I am it seems she wants me to have a flat tummy. Well, me too! But, guess what? It's gonna happen!
Friday, January 06, 2012
As many of you guys know, I have been struggling with settling on a 2012 goal/resolution.
Finally, I got it!
Every race I run in 2012... whether it is 1 or 12... will be for a cause. Most races are a fundraiser for a cause, usually research, but some are not. I really want to focus my energy and yes, money, on a worthy cause.
My Grandma sparked this idea for me back in June, the day I showed her my half marathon medal. She asked what was it for... like what cause. As far as I know, my half marathon had no advertised cause.
Keeping that in mind, all day long I saw people dressed in purple. By the end of the race, I learned these people were members of Team-in-Training. Team-in-Training raises money for cancer (leukemia, I believe) research. In fact, since that conversation with my Grandma, it has been on my bucket list to become a Team-in-Training participant. Right now, I do not have the time commitment or money. But, someday, I will.
Besides my Grandma sparking me, I found it empowering to do 5Ks in 2011 that had a cause. You see, when you are waiting around at a race, you start to hear inspiring stories. It is no longer about you or running or your best time. It is about raising money so people do not have live with cancer or diseases that have no cure.
In the past, some races I have completed for has raised money for Lupus research, housing for parents for children that need to stay in ICU, and rising money for a scholarship for non-traditional women attending college.
This will be a good challenge for 2012. Finding 5Ks with a cause should be fairly easy but for some reason, it seems finding a half marathon will be a bit tougher. Down the road, I might have to alter the goal from every race run for a worthy cause to 12 races ran for worthy causes in 2012.
Either way, I will be helping worthy causes with running. Won't that be nice?
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