- Monday Jun 04, 2018
I have finally started coaching group sessions at the gym! Yay! I think i've now done 4 coaching sessions, and I will be confirmed for most Friday evenings, and i'll be switching off Saturday morning with the other trainers at the gym. Hopefully in the fall I can add another day to the routine, but this is fantastic for a start! I'm very happy about jumping this
pond giant ocean from training to coaching. Finally!
Something else i'm happy about is finally having a routine. I do so much better when I have a schedule, rather than flying by the seat of my pants, which i've had to do for the last few months with all the training at the gym. I am just so relieved to finally be able to set some kind of routine and know what i'm doing each week. I know things will change, due to weather or circumstance, and that's ok, but at least I will have something I can follow along to for the most part.
I am feeling a little under the weather today; I had some ice cream last night after supper and it's definitely haunting me today. I was supposed to drive into the city for group cycling, but instead I think I will use the heating pad for a bit and then see if I can go out for a shorter ride from home instead. I should really try harder to stop myself from eating dairy - especially being lactose-intolerant
- Thursday May 24, 2018
Hey guys, hope everyone is doing well!
I have been plowing along; I can't believe it is almost the end of May already, I don't feel like I have accomplished much this month. I did start eating more vegetables so that is good - and have cheat days once a week although i'm not sure how great an idea that is and if I will continue doing that in June. I lost a pound of weight since the beginning of the month, and i'm hoping that's fat, not water lol! I think it is fat, which is nice - I am just at a point where I will not lose weight quickly anymore so if it is even one pound a month, that is cool with me.
I started group cycling in May, so that has been going really well. I moved up one group, to Group 4, and I can tell they are much faster and I am getting pretty decent workouts in so i'm very happy about that. I am trying to get in more training on the bike to prepare for the long rides i'm doing this summer.
What else am I doing...still working through the gym training and onboarding. It is moving pretty slowly, and I doubt it will get any faster now that summer is here, but I will continue to work through it at whatever pace I can! I still haven't opened the Personal Training course textbook past the first chapter, so I have a lot work ahead of me for that.
I put Pound training on hold for the time being. I just cannot find enough time to practice enough songs, so it will have to wait until I do have time. I'm thinking the fall might be a better time to introduce it anyways, so hopefully no one else gets to it before I do!
Other than that, i'm working on getting the yard in order and setting up a garage sale in the next few weeks. Lane swimming opens up in the beginning of June, so i'm hoping to get there in the early mornings to do that again - I really miss swimming. I also signed up for a 5k run in June, so I guess I will have to do some training for that (I really dislike running, but it is for a good cause and it's more of a fun run/colour run).
- Friday Apr 27, 2018
I procrastinated about getting my taxes done and finally did them last night at 11:30p.m. Gosh, I would have much rather gone to bed early, but it had to get done. Pretty tired today.
New plan for May; really going to focus on my nutrition and making sure I get in healthier meals during the week and cut down a bit on the junky stuff that does nothing for me. I made a list of healthy foods to buy over the course of the month, and will try my best to stick to them - mainly will be eating a heck of a lot more vegetables and protein. We'll see how it goes!
Training at the gym is still ongoing; I will be co-coaching some training sessions over the next few weeks and then hopefully I will be able to start coaching them on my own and finally get into a routine. Looking forward to it! I also registered to take the Personal Training certification course through NASM, and that will be starting soon I think. Not really looking forward to that lol, but I will put in the work I need to put in so that I give myself the best future possible.
So, I pulled an impulse buy and purchased another bicycle...
I think someone needs to tell me to stop twisting my own arm lol!
This one is a triathlon bike; it is a used Cervelo P2 and has been in a Worlds Ironman event! I am already proud of it, and I have yet to ride it haha! It will be delivered tonight, so hopefully if it is nice enough out this weekend I will be able to take it for a test ride. Oh my goodness I can't wait! That makes four bikes for me, yikes. I'm going to have to start selling some older ones if I continue to find bikes I want to buy. I just couldn't pass up the deal on this one...Cervelo is very elite...ok I will stop defending my purchase now lol.
- Friday Apr 06, 2018
I got such crappy sleep last night you guys, unbelievable that I made it through work AND a workout today! It's 9pm now and I think I'm gonna go to bed very soon.
I have been stressing about getting everything done and if I could just relax and get some sleep I'm sure I could tackle a bunch of stuff. Relax legcramps! Tomorrow is another day and another chance to get it right/done lol
I tried to put myself on a meal plan this week but I haven't had much luck. Pre planning didn't happen because I was gone all weekend for Easter, and things got busy this week at work and at the gym. I got all my workouts in but too many slushies!!! I really need to work on balancing all this stuff out. Hopefully soon things will settle down into more of a routine and I can make better choices with my days.
Still feeling good though! So many training sessions...I miss doing my own thing at the gym. It will be nice once I start coaching the group sessions instead of having to participate in them because afterwards I will be able to do my own workout. I like lifting and the group training is more full body interval training stuff.
Enough about me! Time for bed soon unless I pop in a movie and have some popcorn!
- Thursday Mar 29, 2018
Even though I am sporadic, flaky, and nomadic, I am so glad to see all my friends still posting on diet diaries when I come back to check on you all... hope you are all being courageous!
I can hardly remember the last 4 months that i've been away. Time goes so fast now, things happen at lightening speed and even before I can take time to relish the accomplishments, it's time to move on to something else.
I had to study and then write an exam in December, and then there was Christmas. In January, I did a burpee challenge (made it to 90 burpees in one session!) and took some bootcamp training. February I passed my Fitness Instructor Course (on my birthday), which means I can finally teach group fitness! That was a big turning point for me. I also took up snowboarding in February and found myself loving it.
I took Pound Fit pro training in March, just completed it a couple of weeks ago...so I have a few months to reflect, practice, and refine my technique before I start teaching it (hopefully people will show up lol). Also this month I was signed by a gym to start doing group training for them. The onboarding has been extremely exhausting, but I keep telling myself "It is difficult now so that it can be incredibly satisfying later" LOL. I have to repeat this mantra many times a day sometimes, especially after working a full day at the office, driving an hour to the gym for coaching and training, then studying videos and notes for the rest of the evening. But it is everything I have wanted for such a long time, I can hardly complain now, right?!
Happy Easter all! I will be spending the weekend with family, sledding, snowboarding, and hot tubbing. Can't wait!
- Monday Nov 27, 2017
Nov 24 - 45 minute GYM session with bf
Nov 26 - 30 minute BIKE; 25 minute POWER MILL
So, I ended up not taking any melatonin after all. Bf put vaseline in his nose and I didn't wake up to his snoring at all Friday or Saturday night. Shopping on Saturday was LONG; ugh; but I did manage to find all gifts except my Mom and bf, so it's nice to have such a good head start. When we got back home to my place, I had a few friends come over and we played cards. I don't know if it was because of the long day but I started overthinking things with bf...his mannerisms while we played cards...I was analyzing it all and WE ALL KNOW what happens when we overthink things; then on Sunday afternoon when I asked him to clarify something about his past the conversation just went wrong. Not arguing wrong, just awkward wrong...like he was keeping something from me. He ended up going home soon after, and I went to the gym. I feel upset about it; I also feel very anxious that i'm making the same mistakes i've made in past relationships...I know he is not my exes. Must remind myself of that.
- Friday Nov 24, 2017
Nov 22 - 60 minute GYM session with bf and friend
Nov 23 - 50 minute GYM session with friend
I finished the dumbbell program I started in the middle of September; it felt like it took FOREVER to finish the program. It was pretty difficult, especially the last 3 weeks because I tried to keep increasing my weight, but I can definitely feel the difference in my muscles from September to now. I am absolutely so much stronger. Now I can concentrate on the next program I want to do - which will be machines, leg press, and barbell work. I love the leg press, and i've been waiting FOREVER to do barbell stuff. I'm so excited that i've just gotta start tonight!
I tried to go to bed earlier last night but I ended up laying awake in bed waiting for bf. What the heck?! And then when he came to bed, he was snoring within minutes and I was still laying awake staring at the ceiling. So of course I am tired today, but it's Friday so I guess it's ok :)
I might nap after work today before bf gets here and we go to the gym, otherwise I will likely be a bit grumpy tonight, especially since we are waking up early tomorrow morning to head into the city and do some Christmas shopping. I really dislike crowds, so I know this will already be a test of my patience. Hopefully I won't be adding to the misery by not getting enough sleep tonight. I might even try taking melatonin, that's how desperate I am for sleep! I lost two pounds in the last week, and i'm sure it's because I haven't gotten the sleep I need to hold on to my muscle gains... not that i'm upset about the lost weight, but i'd rather to do it the right way, you know?
Ok, enough venting, geez! I sound like a grumpy old lady...
- Tuesday Nov 21, 2017
Nov 9 - 50 minute GYM session with friend
Nov 13 - 50 minute GYM session with friend
Nov 14 - 60 minute GYM session with friend
Nov 15 - 15 minute BIKE; 15 minute ROW; 15 minute RUN workout
Nov 16 - 15 minute POWER MILL; 30 minute RUN workout; 45 minute GYM session with bf
Nov 18 - 45 minute KICKBOXING workout; 45 minute BASE workout; 45 minute BUILD workout
Nov 20 - 60 minute GYM session with friend
Still struggling with my sinuses, but I am functional so i'll just be happy about that and count my blessings. Really need a massage sometime soon; if only there was an hour here or there I could pull out of a hat! There never seems to be enough time for the lazy things like massages and television ;) LOL.
Dinner last night was absolutely stunning... baked salmon with all kinds of spices and seasonings, so delicious, with kale salad and basmati rice. We polished the whole fish off it was so good - I could have eaten that fish all week without getting sick of it. Looking forward to giving peppercorn steak a try sometime soon. The upside of having a boyfriend is that you start to cook a little better for yourself ;) not as many egg and toast with pb dinners for me anymore. Thankfully I haven't managed to gain any weight from all these elaborate meals; thank goodness I topped up on the gym visits as well as the dinners!
- Thursday Nov 09, 2017
Oct 30 - 15 minutes BIKE; 50 minute GYM session
Oct 31 - 60 minute GYM session with friend
Nov 2 - 50 minute GYM session with friend
Nov 4 - 60 minutes SHOVELLING SNOW; 30 minutes BIKE
Nov 7 - 60 minutes BIKE
Nov 8 - 50 minute GYM session with bf
4 rest days in the last week. This cold is really getting the best of me, but it seems like it is getting better now. I know i've said that before and it came screaming back, but hopefully this time it's for real! It felt good to get back to the gym, and of course I always have fun when I go with bf.
I am feeling so tired today; I got something like 6 hours of sleep last night and that is just not enough for me to function like an adult LOL. I have a full day of work and then an evening meeting tonight before hitting the gym with a friend. Hopefully i'll make it. I'm guessing supper won't be anything too extravagant, if it's anything at all!
- Monday Oct 30, 2017
Oct 27 - 15 minute BIKE; 45 minute GYM session with bf
Oct 28 - 60 minute CARDIO session (kickboxing, jogging, rowing, biking)
Oct 29 - 45 minute GYM session with bf
I tried to sweat out my cold on Saturday by doing all the cardio I could at the gym. I still absolutely have a sinus cold, but it has felt better ever since. If only my nose would stop running so much! Yikes! I could drown in all this mucus!
I jumped on the bike trainer this morning for 15 minutes; going to try and start doing this more often in the mornings. When bf stays overnight at my place during the week, he usually leaves around 6:00 am to head home, so it would give me 45 minutes to an hour to ride before having to get ready for work. This morning I only got in 15 minutes on the bike because bf wasn't here so I slept in ;) which I really needed. I have not been getting enough sleep and I think that is part of the reason why I am still sick with this cold.
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