Tuesday, March 13, 2012
One of the greatest fears for college graduates are the questions, "Am I in the right field?" and "Will I find a job?" I can honestly say yes to both those answers.
My job in the field is taking over my college life. It is a blessing that my classes do not take alot of attention right now. I am always running to go to work at the Y, meet a client, do personal training work or do things for Run for Life. Lately, my days have gotten longer and seems like I am tired alot.
But, you know what? I am really enjoying it!
Tonight I did a presentation on my journey and it felt fulfilling. That is how life is supposed to be. Fullfilling. Like you are inspiring, helping them to be a better person. That is what I am supposed to do. Inspire others.
And, you know what?
I will hopefully be in a career where I can help others by teaching them to do what I did for me for themselves! In other words, I get to spark others!
Saturday, March 10, 2012
I really enjoy being a personal trainer but man, it sure is keeping me busy these days. Almost to the point I am thinking I might have to start to schedule my workouts especially my runs! Thursday's 5-mile run was a bit of a squeeze. I squeezed it in by running 3 different times! But, I got it done.
Also, on Thursday I tried kettlebells. I've tried them before but I was not impressed... with the gym. The gym was unprofessional - not even asking for a Par-Q. As a professional in the exercise field, this was/is a huge red flag. If you never have to fill out a Par-Q, RUN, not walk, away from that gym.
Anyhow, I found this new gym at a Health and Wellness Expo. In fact, my boss told me to go check out the kettle bells and TRX. I did. I liked. I liked it so much that I decided to try out a beginners class. It was cool. The environment was that everyone was super friendly and there were several others that have never been there either. It sure made me more relaxed. For me, a friendly environment and professionalism are the most important factors. They hit those for me. I hope to be back very soon!
I was thinking back and believe I have strength trained 2x each week. This is a HUGE victory for me! I have even been completing my homework assignments for my trainer! I had to to increase my weights. That felt good. Even better than weighing myself.
My counselor suggested I bring my scale in. I did. Tomorrow will my be first official weigh in. After I got past the obsession of trying to get below 160, I started to feel better about me. We will see how this goes.
Lastly, as some of you know I went out to help celebrate my friend turning 21. It was find to see her and another friend along with having an excuse to dress up. Beyond that, I did not appreciate her BF. Basically, he's a butthead and she deserves more. Wish SHE knew that! I also met a guy but I am not really interested in him. It was nice, through, to be given alot of attention. Hey, I'm a girl!
So my weekend plans...
Work at noon.
Go to the local Osaka Restaurant that has a Hibachi table.
Walk/run with Becca.
Go for my long run (10 miles).
Train at 2 pm.
Bloodbourne Pathogen training 5-7.
It should be a fun, busy weekend!
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Okay, let's calm down a bit.
Yes, I am being interviewed about my weight loss journey.
No, it's not People.
Or the Star.
Or the New York Times.
Wait for it...
It's the Stinger!
Never heard of it? *gasp*
It's my small college online newspaper!
Anyhow, apparently one of my friends will be interviewing me and I will be spotlighted in the column. Well, that's FUN!
Do you know what else is FUN? Trying new things!
Tonight I tasted a new recipe with Quinoa in it. Loved it! Now, I will be attempting in making it! Key word, attempting. It has two spices I need to buy cumin and coriander. Anyone ever heard of coriander? Me either! But, the recipe has cilantro. I love cilantro! It's so fresh!
Maybe this sparked me into wanting to try new things... maybe I forgot how fun they can. Tonight I signed up for a beginners kettlebell class. I have done kettlebells before but wasn't impressed with their professionalism, rather their lack of! But the people I have my class with on Thursday I actually met at the Health Expo I was tabling at. Good times! Maybe I will even try rock climbing.
That hill for my first marathon will have nothing on me! I feel I will be one strong woman, inside and out!
Monday, March 05, 2012
When I was a teenager, I read alot. I got so good at reading smut that I could read a novel in a day or two. Now that I am older, I realize it is my way of trying to hide from my emotions. I do it with shopping, watching movies and emotional eating.
Yesterday I watched movies all evening while working on homework. Today I tried doing some cardio before my personal training session. (By the way, according to my new PT, I have strong shoulders! So glad I switched!)
After working out, I still was feeling kinda down. Sometimes shopping makes me feel better. So, I went shopping. I love my new mini-skirt (my first) and heels! But, they didn't make everything all better. I read pretty much all evening to hide from feeling lonely. I am assuming that I am hiding from other emotions but I haven't delved into it.
More and more, I am pondering if I should go back to counseling. *sigh*
Nevertheless, it is hard to ignore how far I have come...
From lost and unhappy...
...to sexy and confident!
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