What can I say? Bloggers love alliteration! 😉 I hope your Tuesday’s started off well! Mine started off early but I’m already two clients down; five clients + one class yet to go on a full day! Monday was a full but manageable day – just trying to get back into the groove after a celebratory weekend on all fronts – I’m sure some of you can relate! So today it’s all about getting back into the routine and focusing on training well, one client and class at a time.
On that note, here are a few “two things” on my mind as I sit here programming my Power Cardio class and sipping on my black Americano:
Two Things Tuesday!
1.) I’m much more comfortable training clients than teaching a class. It’s definitely where my experience lies, but I always get a little nervous for Tuesdays at 12:15 pm when Power Cardio comes around…hoping to making this class “my own” a little more with each 45 minutes, once a week!
2.) It’s good for me to get out of my comfort zone at work. Teaching this class (and subbing for others) does this, as does signing up for more certifications and further my credentials as a personal trainer. In the new year, I’m hoping to get an Exercise & Cancer certification to add to my areas of knowledge – definitely something new and out of my comfort zone but something that rings true with my passions and experiences with people! More on that as it develops. 😀
1.) Running makes me happy. It’s just that simple! I don’t really do it for fitness, but I’ve realized that my weeks are so full that I seem to squeeze in shorter, high intensity weight workouts rather than run and it’s on the weekends, when I’m wondering what to do with some free time on a nice day that my body says, “RUN!” I felt so.great after my two ten milers on the weekend and wish I had time to run and run long in between clients every day! It makes it special on the weekends but I’d like to find time for a long run this week (might not happen unless I get some cancellations).
2.) Every time I walk up the stairs – any stairs, and every time – I’m winded and my legs feel tired and heavy! …What is up with that? I always hope no one calls me when I’m walking up stairs and huffing and puffing away (“Aren’t you a personal trainer?”)…anyone else feel me on this? Don’t think I would compete well (unlike my madre!) in a stair run.
1.) Well, it’s busy. But right now, that’s good! I don’t think it’s always good (we sometimes seem to say that as a “badge of honor”), especially when our priorities get out of whack and we maintain a truly unmaintainable schedule! BUT…I’m thankful for work. I’m thankful my weekends have been full of friends. And I’m ready to use this year and the next to really be focused – it’s a less traveling, less transient, more working kind of year, and that’s okay! There’s light at the end of the tunnel (and that’s a hopeful trip to South America when Mikey finishes his Master’s program!).
…busy! (and me taking pictures, as usual)
2.) I’m looking forward to another trip in the near future to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary: a five day hut ski trip! Mikey and I always go overnight winter camping on a back country ski trip to celebrate our anniversary but this year, for our five year celebration, we’re going out for five days and to a hut (luxury compared to our tent)! We.are.stoked! There’s much less skiing on the agenda this winter with my work schedule and Mikey in school, so this is surely something to look forward to – a few more weeks of hard work and we’ll be out in what’s known as a “classic gem of the Rockies” area with many long, hard, fun day trips ahead of us. Bring.it.on!
Two posts to share with you today (among many great ones out there!):
2.) Want to get back into some clean eating after a more lax weekend? Here’s a great detox smoothie recipe from Angela – and this one’s without banana (I love them, but they do have a lot of sugar and are in every recipe for smoothies out there!). Bring on that green goodness!
Quick – first two things from your Tuesday that come to your mind: lay ’em on me!
And that’s about it for this Two Things Tuesday! Oh – except for these final words of encouragement:
1.) Live well!
2.) Be well.
Catch ya later, friends!