Serial Trainer











{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.



{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



{January 5, 2011}   Clarification..Serial Trainer

Some people have said that there is copycat “serial trainer” out there ..

just to clarify …I’ve looked the other one up and be still your hearts, that person is not me and they have nothing to do with this site or working out for that matter. However!…we both love martial arts! So that’s a good thing..I think.

Every serial k…er..trainer..;D must have a copy cat..but they never quite live up to the original.

Happy Training!



{January 4, 2011}   Real Men..

Now that I’ve caught your attention with the title of this post..I would like to thank “Real Men Eat Lettuce” for the suggestion of the content.

Guys, it is up to you now to incorporate the challenge. Women will be working on chest presses and push-ups and you will be incorporating some Pilates moves into your workout.

First Exercise?  The Hundred. I found a great link that explains how to do this move, so rather than retype it, I’m going to add the link HERE. If you scroll down on that page, there are tips for advancement.

Next exercise: The Plank. The plank is an excellent exercise and I highly recommend it to anyone that has a computer/sit down job. If you’re getting the sloping neck where your chin and/or head leans forward even while standing, you should incorporate this position in your daily routine.

Here are some good Yoga poses geared toward men, HERE.



{December 22, 2010}   Serial Twitter

I’ve added myself to Twitter! Come add me!

www.twitter.com/serialtrainer

I’m also on FB and MySpace!



{December 22, 2010}   Ch’Arms…? Seriously!?

So..Ch’arms. I sat down one morning and heard Rod Ryan of the Buzz (94.5 in Houston) and he was ranting about these things. I couldn’t help but go and look into this. They are Spanx..for your arms. I’m *almost* speechless.

Almost.

But that would be like asking me not to breathe..and well..that’s not gonna happen anytime soon!

If you have 29.99 to buy Ch’arms, you have dues for a health club membership or a payment on some kind of exercise equipment. It will certainly buy you a kettle ball or fitness ball. And guess what? Push ups are free, ladies.

Have we seriously entered into the realm of DENIAL? Stuffing yourself into spanx and ch’arms like a sausage is nearly ridiculous. Now, ladies, we’ve all bought “control top” pantyhose..what happens?  Everything gets held in there and ….drumroll….gets muffin topped elsewhere. Honestly, what is the point!? Body Spanx?

Stop.
Just….stop.

Accept that you’re beautiful. You’re real. You’re working on issues, don’t try to hide them in stretchy body trampolines. At least carry some scissors in case your blood stops flowing.



{December 22, 2010}   Zombie apocalypse

What!? It could happen..right?

And if it did would you be in shape? Think about all that walking and running and bat swinging. Think about the stairs you’d have to climb to get to the top floor. And what about having no sleep or food to fuel you.

This is your zombie survival guide.

Rule 1. No matter how slow the zombie is he’ll always be right behind you. So set that treadmill for moderate intensity and settle in for the long hall. Oh yeah ..and don’t look back.

Rule 2. If you’re fit you’re lean cut steak..don’t think you’re exempt from the zombie palate.

Rule 3. Zombies travel in large packs seemingly always catching you when you’re away or alone..remember that when your workout partner ditches you..you must be prepared to go at it alone.

Rule 4. Zombies don’t care if its Monday and national chest day..if you can’t swing a club or bat repeatedly for 20 min you will probably die.

Rule 5. If you are what you eat…zombies like chips and McDonald’s ..just saying..

More on the zombie apocalypse later…its time to hit the treadmill



{December 20, 2010}   Easy to eat healthy

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Today I thought about what to post and decided I would use my cell phone application to its fullest potential. I’ve included a picture of my lunch. I was pretty hungry after my workout and I still had to do some grocery shopping. I picked up some red lettuce and some baby spinach, I also grabbed some fresh tuna from the seafood department.  I tossed in some tomatoes, some cucumbers and some pecans..a dash of dried cranberries. Viola! A beautiful winter salad a la serial trainer!

It doesn’t take much, just the will to do it. If you make it a habit it becomes second nature. New years Eve is right around the corner!



{December 20, 2010}   Amazing technology

So I got this WordPress app for my cellphone which basically allows me to update my site on my phone. This is awesome for me because I really have an aversion to being chained to the computer as of late.

I’ve joined another gym. I still love 24 hour fitness but I feel obliged to try other facilities. 19 fitness is a pretty basic gym but I really like it so far. It’s quiet. I get in, do what I need to then get out.

I did chest today do boycott the normal “national chest day” which is usually Monday for nearly everyone.

What did you workout? Leave your comments for a chance at free stuff!!




J: Your torture methods are effective. If I stay still the pain sets in. If I keep moving it’s bearable but moving hurts. You should work for Black Ops or something.

Me: rofl!!!!!!!

J: I need a butt donut. oi.

I love you girlfriend! LOL



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