Serial Trainer

{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 31, 2008}   Update: Aug. 31, 2008

I wanted to get on here and apologize to everyone for being scarce for the past week. School has begun and getting used to the class load has been chaotic at best. I’m working through another bi-polar swing which means that the world moves at a slower pace and even things as easy as breathing becomes labored.

I’m sure many of you are wondering what that has to do with training, working out, weight loss. So I’ll answer that as best as I can. It’s something that plagues a lot of us and will often times go undiagnosed. I’m not advocating medication nor more than I’m advocating not taking any medication. My personal preferrence is that I do not take the medication.

Most of the time, my disorder is manageable. Usually by severe force of will but I also attribute much of my success in managing it with staying physically fit. When I don’t get my workouts in, that’s when it’s the absolute worst for me. Oxygen is a primary and crucial part of the human make up. Without it, it causes chemical imbalances.

Please, let me make this clear right now. If you are suicidal or have a severe form of any disorder, follow your doctor’s advice just as I am.  If you’re supposed to be on medication and your doctor recommends it over trying to maintain your disorder with eating healthy, exercise, etc — please follow his/her directions. I don’t want anyone falling into something dangerous because they want to see if they can do this on their own.

I do not do this on my own. That’s the point.

But back to the subject; I’m taking 16 credit hours. That’s a full load of school work. On top of that, none of them are electives. They are all major classes. Psychology, English Composition, Math, US History, and Biology.

I am doing my best to juggle that and maintain this site so don’t worry that it’s falling apart if you don’t see something new in a couple days. What I’ll try to do is put up a couple posts in one day so you’ll still have to check in often ;).

To those of you that are new to my website, welcome!  To those of you that have been here since the beginning, thank you. You’re a big piece of why I’m still doing this!

et cetera