Friday, March 11, 2022

Balance 365 Fat Loss Foundations

I have started back studying Precision Nutrition because I have to renew my certification and I tend to follow those who have the PN background because we have the same way of thinking and it also helps me as a coach to handle those issues that arise (in myself and others).

This program (Balance 365) is endorsed by Amanda Thebe (author of Menopocalypse) and she is a PN graduate as well as a personal trainer and I really connected with her on different levels. It was on sale for 4 days and who can't handle not buying something on sale, right? Well, I couldn't.

As I get older, and have tried every diet under the sun and lost lots of weight only to gain it back "when I am done with the program", I realize that I need something that is part of my life and not so restrictive and help me with the issues of just not having it all together. 

It's so hard being a personal trainer because there is this idea of what I should look like. In the public eye, and in some fellow trainers eyes, I should be within the perfect range of body fat, body weight, be able to lift weights, be able to run a 9 min mile without trouble... you get it. Well, that is not me...AT ALL.

Since this program goes along with the same type of thinking as me, I decided to give it a go to help me feel better about myself, get healthier and maybe be able to help others along the way.  

Right now I am going to go do a Band Workout Program by John Rusin and then go for a run. My C25k program... 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, March 5, 2022

It's Been 2 Years!!!

 Wow! Seems like my timing is every 2 years to post on the Blog. Let's see if we can do better in 2022. I'm looking for a second job. One I can do in my spare time when I am not Personal Training. I have been looking at Cyber Security, Database Management, Quickbooks, Microsoft Office and other things I can get certified in. Today, I thought... what the hell! I have a Personal Trainer Certification, a Precision Nutrition Certification, Pain Free Performance Cert, not to mention Orthopedic Exercise and Biomechanics Corrective Exercise certs and more on top of that!! I have all the certs I need to go out on my own. 

Now I just have to figure out how to do it. Where would I be training said clients? Who would be my target clients? How will I advertise? What platform am I going to use? So many questions... 

I feel the first place to start is with myself. I have gained all my weight back and haven't been working out and if I am going to help others, then I need to walk the walk and talk the talk, right? Right! 

 Tomorrow's workout is ready to go. It won't be a run day, that will be on Mon-Wed-Fri. We have the run club on Wednesday and maybe I need to have a coaching run on those nights and get paid for it... again, I need to walk the walk on this one. Have been having some issues with Neuroma and my knee (which I know is coming from my hip), and I have a program ready to go (Thanks to PreHab Guys), which will begin tomorrow. I paid for a 21 Day Hip Opener Challenge that started on March 1, and I have yet to get one day in. Starting with consistency may be the best first move... 

I was just reading what I wrote above and I seem to be everywhere... is it menopause? Am I able to make a decision and stick with it? Do I have to many things I want to do and not know where to start? Do I need meds? Let's take a breath and pick one item to accomplish tomorrow and see what happens... 

I'll let ya know tomorrow