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{October 17, 2012}   Workout



{October 10, 2012}   Lunch!

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{October 10, 2012}   Quickie update

Training has been going great. Its very hard with the migrains and neck thing but i am not going to let it stop me. Ive also started training two people! I’m so excited because I havent been able to train anyone face to face since I switched jobs. I will post our progress periodically and maybe even talk them into letting me post pics when they hit their goal 🙂

R.F. stats: week one — 5 inches overall lost. 2 off their waist. Congrats!! You worked very hard.

T.F. stats will be available this up coming Monday on measurement day 🙂



{September 17, 2012}   Recipe: Tabouli

This recipe is easy and low calorie. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients
1 cup water
1 cup fine cracked wheat
1 cup minced fresh parsley leaves
1/2 cup minced fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion
3 tomatoes, diced
2 cucumbers, seeded and diced
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice, or to taste
1 teaspoons sea salt

Directions
In a large mixing bowl, pour the water over the cracked wheat and cover, let stand about 20 minutes until wheat is tender and water is absorbed. Add the chopped herbs and vegetables and toss with the mix. Combine the oil, lemon juice, and salt in a separate bowl. Add to wheat mixture and mix well. Chill. Serve and enjoy.

 

Source: Food Network!



{September 16, 2012}   Afraid of Commitment?

No, not really. But having done this for awhile I think I got caught up, as most of us do, in the bustle of life. And you know what? It caught up to me. Having always really been healthy and battling weight management for years when I got sick, then getting back on track, only to get sick again. This time, though it was something I never really could’ve seen coming.

Most of us are aware of dangers out there; Diabetes, heart disease, cancer, etc. So I always wanted to avoid that. I already have so many things that are hereditary, I didn’t want to face those things down without a battle as I got older.

Now, though, I am facing something else. Migraines. And not just regular migraines. Complex compound migraines that happen nearly every week. I mean, what the hell right? I realized that they were coming more and more frequently and I thought it was out of control. Went to my Dr. and he thought maybe sinusitis. We weren’t sure. (Maybe he thought I was a hypochondriac? lol)  So with no relief in sight I went to a headache specialist. The MRI confirmed that not only did I have these Monster Migraines which were causing vertigo, memory loss and other nasty things — I had three additional triggers that would spurn them on with a fury.

The anger I felt at the betrayal of my body was/is ridiculous. I worked out, I ate well — what more does it want??  Somewhere down the line I ended up acquiring a cyst in my nasal cavity, and c-1 through c-8 compression/herniated discs? I have NO idea how/when that happened. (Of course I’ll lie at the campfire and say I lived a rockstar life ..hey..I need some compensation!)

So here I am. Depressed (again). Immobile (again). And creeping up in my weight. I had just gotten on track with the Insanity workout and was loving it (still recommend it by the way..go kick your ass with it). Now I am staring at my clothes wondering how I let myself get to this point (again).

You see? Trainers aren’t all perfect. There are some Terminators out there, but honestly, we’re mostly human. I can no more change what happened to me then I could stop the orbit of the earth. If I didn’t have the compressions, I’d still have the cyst in my nasal cavity, the sinusitis, and the migraines.

But I’m not going down without a fight. I licked my wounds long enough. 4 weeks of them telling me “No” to anything strenuous and I’m done. I can’t do it anymore. So WITH my Dr’s approval, I’m getting my life back. I have medicine to help me deal with the migraines and I will not wither away. This is your call out. Whatever is getting you down, deal with it. No, not “deal with it” in a snotty, negative, careless way. DEAL WITH IT in an empowered, take-your-life-back way. Find out what your Dr’s plans are for you and make the most of it. Take advantage of it. Research your ailment and then dust yourself off and get back in the saddle.

I’ve got nothing but time, now. So it’s you and me (again), baby.



{June 1, 2012}   INSANITY Week One

Hello again, everyone!

I’m blogging so I guess this means I survived week one of INSANITY workout!

I have to tell you, it wasn’t easy by any means. This workout is as intense as it says on the infomercial. I wanted something to kick my butt back into status quo and believe me; it did. Quick, fast, and in a hurry. Since I had taken a month hiatus from working out, and my workouts were pretty mellow and easy going previous to me beginning, I’d like to share with you my experience with the first week. Many of you will be ordering this and haven’t worked out in years. That’s good and bad.

Here’s my advice: Stock up on Ibuprofen and ice packs.

I’m not by any means an athlete just because I train. If you’re not, liken this workout to the severity of Boot Camp. You will get a wake up call. The trick is this; do not stop trying every day and do not give up. It will be tempting to shut off the DVD, quietly stuff it back in its sleeve, then tuck it in a drawer so no one will know you started; but most importantly no one will know you couldn’t finish.

Tell someone. Yep. I said it. I challenge you to do it. Tell your friends and family you are doing it, and the day you started it. Hold yourself accountable. Trust me. I guarantee that if you do this it will be that much harder to give up because they will be curious as to a few things. Does it really work? Are you going to get results? Can you do it? If so, can they?

My first three days were the worst. Hands down. I’d like to take you through my second and third day, not to scare you, but to be realistic with you. Be forewarned it isn’t pretty.

Day One: Having the naivete of a doe timidly testing the new fallen snow, I opened up my DVD and placed the first disk inside. I was run over by a truck. I have no recollection of what happened after that.

Day Two: I woke up and had to do what every normal human being has to do at 7 AM. I had to use the restroom. I pop my head up, go to step out of bed and realize I’ve now turned into a newborn giraffe who has no idea where their footing is or how to balance on them. My calves have locked up and my hamstrings don’t want to fully extend. I’m now wide awake and stumbling to the bathroom before I soil myself. Note to self: Take ibuprofen.

Day Three: I thought I was past day two. Do I have Mad Cow disease? I can barely move my legs. Even after all that pain yesterday, I continued to do the workout AND STRETCH even more than required. Working out the muscles seemed to help and I felt the holocaust was over. I was wrong. Note to self: Stretch even more. Take more ibuprofen.

Day Four: I made it through the worst. I can now walk somewhat normal. If I walk slowly and don’t sit for too long and allow muscles to get stiff. Still clinging to ibuprofen bottle.

I hope that this sends a clear message to you. Be Prepared to work for the results you want. Be ready for blood, sweat and tears. But I promise you it is worth it.

I won’t add pics yet because I want to follow the regiment that was given. I will take them at the two week mark. However, I’ve lost 4lbs and my size 6 clothing is finally a little loose instead of snug. I’m VERY pleased with the visual results. I feel amazing and my glutes feel amazing 😉 I can already feel the lift and tightening! Today is going to be rough again. I begin the Cardio Power and Resistance Day.

I think I have a bedpan somewhere.



{May 20, 2012}   Looking for a Heartbeat..

Alright. Let’s try and get things pumped up; again.

A crazy lifestyle. I don’t want to hear ANYone out there complaining about not having time. Because I’ve now changed jobs (again) and this time it’s a career. Why did I stop doing personal training? To be honest, I needed to expand my horizons. I’ve been in the fitness industry since I was 16. One night I went to hang out with the girls and realized that unless we were hanging out in the club with Richard Simmons, I had nothing outside of spandex to wear. I -loved- to train people, but sometimes, you have to take a break. I wanted to know more, be more and try new things. So I did!

I couldn’t be more happy. I work for a prestigious cosmetic company and although the hours are brutal, I am rewarded every single day with my choice. Now..where does that leave me?

Long hours. Did I say long? I meant lonnnnnng hours. And nearly zero time for myself. Yep, you guessed it. I started creeping in the lbs. I’m with you guys on this! It is not easy but here’s the solution. Don’t give up. If you fall off the horse, dust your butt off and climb back on.

I’ve ordered the INSANITY workout. This outta show me who’s boss, right? It should be here by the 27th. I can say that the P90X was an amazing workout but I need something new and hard to put that discipline back into me. I’m going to be posting pics! Day 1, 15 and then my final pics.

Stay tuned, stay motivated and stay alive.



{August 6, 2011}   Android love!!!

I just down loaded an amazing app for my phone. It’s called the calorie counter by fatsecret. Amazing job on this app, I think you guys will love it!! Give me some feedback on what you think!



{March 23, 2011}   GREAT article! The Push-Up

http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/training-day/201103/killer-abs-try-some-push-ups#



{January 8, 2011}   Starbucks..mmmm

I wanted to thank the lady in front of me in line for my Skinny Caramel Macciato (did I spell that right??) who, for no reason other than someone did it for her the day before, paid for my Starbucks.

Kind acts like this are amazing. I’m glad to see there’s still a bit of humanity and connectedness among us!

I didn’t even know her, but she’s my favorite person today 🙂

Happy Saturday!!

Serving Size: 16 oz

Amount per Serving
  • Calories 110 Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 1g 2%
  • Saturated Fat 0.5g 2%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g  
  • Trans Fat 0g  
  • Cholesterol 10mg 3%
  • Sodium 140mg 6%
  • Potassium 0mg 0%
  • Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
  • Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
  • Sugars 12g  
  • Protein 11g 22%
  • Vitamin A10%
  • Vitamin C0%
  • Calcium35%
  • Iron0%
  • Vitamin D0%
  • Vitamin K0%
  • Thiamin (B1)0%
  • Riboflavin (B2)0%
  • Niacin (B3)0%
  • Vitamin B60%
  • Biotin0%
  • Panthothenic Acid0%
  • Manganese0%
  • Chromium0%
  • Molybdenum0%

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/thedailyplate/nutrition-calories/food/starbucks/grande-skinny-sugar-free-caramel-macchiato/#ixzz1ASYgQI3u



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