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Day 20

11 Jun

The Beach trip was a success! So much fun with the girls, amazing weather, and stories that we’ll talk about forever ūüôā (a G-rated recap will be posted soon!)

This morning came too quick though. My phone decided to die in the middle of the night and shut-down which isn’t a problem if I didn’t use it as my alarm clock. Luckily my internal clock went off at 6:16am, only a minute late-phew.

Cheesy, scrambly eggs with extra spinach! Strawberries as a side and I’m bummed I didn’t put more on my plate! So fresh and so clean, cleanjuicy, I’m pretty sure I devoured them in .2 seconds. Client at State’s gym before work; I’m going home Wednesday (yahoo!) so we’re packing training sessions into 2 days.

On the workout calendar for Monday and Tuesday:

  • Monday: Step & Cardio Circuits¬†Yoga Stretch. I planned on taking cardio circuits after step but was worn-out and hungry! Another day CC..Yoga¬†Stretch is¬†so¬†rejuvenating! I always feel so lively, limber, and loose afterwards.
  • Tuesday: A homemade weights sesh.

Another mayo-less chicken salad sandwich with TJ’s sweet potato crinkles and string cheese for lunch. I don’t plan on going to the grocery store since I’m heading home Wednesday- mission:¬†clean out the refrigerator starts today!

A little afternoon pick-me-up:

Day 19

8 Jun

I bet you know what’s coming..

TGIF!

A beach trip is planned for the weekend to Wrightsville Beach; 2 days and 1 night with girlfriends makes for the perfect vacay :).

Lately I’ve been dreaming about food (scrambled eggs to be exact). Intrigued, I decided to research what your dreams tell you and to see if I can solve this delicious habit of mine. According to Dream Moods Dictionary, if you’re eating in your dreams,

To dream that you are eating alone signifies loss, loneliness, and depression. You may feel rejected, excluded, and cut off from social/family ties. Eating may be a replacement for companionship and provide a form of comfort. Alternatively, eating alone reflects independent needs. Also consider the pun, “what’s eating you up?” in reference to anxiety that you may be feeling.

To dream that you are eating with others signifies harmony, intimacy, merriness, prosperous undertakings, personal gain, and/or joyous spirits.

To dream that you are overeating or not eating enough signifies a lack of spirituality and fulfillment in your waking life. Food can represent love, friendship, ambition, sex or pleasure in your life. Thus, food is a metaphor to fulfill and gratify your hunger for love and desires. If you are refusing to eat, then it indicates that you want to be more independent and not rely on others so much. If you dream that you are a picky eater, then it indicates that you are holding back something. If you are currently dieting in your waking life, then the dream may serve to compensate for the sustenance that you are lacking.

To dream that someone clears away the food before you finish eating foretells that you will have problems and issues from those beneath you or dependent upon you.

Interesting, eh? Whether or not it’s true, I’m one of those people who constantly and annoyingly asks “why, why, why”!

Scrambled, cheesy eggs for breakfast! Toasted and buttered bagel and a banana. Off to work early so I can leave early and prepare for the beach!

¬†Body Sculpt today wasn’t my fave. I’ve taken this class with this instructor at a different time (60 minutes compared to 45 minutes) and it was the same workout. The transitions between the exercises, sets, pace weren’t told enough in advance, ¬†we did more reps on the right side than the left (pet-peeve X 10), and more functional exercises could have been incorporated than the ones we did (a plie squat instead of standing abductions-my opinion). It was still a decent class though and took the work out for me to complete my own weights workout! I think next week I’ll schedule a homemade (if you will) toning sesh that I make-up just to keep my bod guessin’.

Step was taught by the instructor who recognized me from RFW (I like her)! It was very different and a little cray-cray though; it seemed rather dismantled and I couldn’t keep up with the routine. Maybe I wasn’t putting 100% but I’m still glad she taught it and I took it! There’s always something to learn.

Lunch followed! More chicken salad with tomato slices instead of cuckes! Sweet potato crinkles and string cheese to compliment. 

Have a safe and relaxing weekend!

Day 14

3 Jun

TGIF!

¬†Beach Music at North Hills was a success! Thursday night is girls night, where a couple of close friends get together, eat dinner, and share a few drinks while chatting away about our lives-good times! It’s funny, now that we’ve all graduated and have our own things going on we need to plan in advance to see each other whereas before, we’d run into one another at work. Times are a changin’!

Twas an early morning though! Leaving early from work means arriving early to work so I can get those 8 hours in. Why is it when I have to get up, I sleep throughout the night and it’s the best? No job too big that 2 cups of coffee with a little skim milk and hazelnut syrup can keep me asleep! My go-to breakfast to take on the road: overnight oats!

I demoed this morning for a total body sculpt class that I’ll hopefully start teaching this month; because this type of format is my specialty, the demo didn’t need to be very long and/or strenuous. It was more for my supervisor’s sake of seeing my style of teaching, hearing me cue, and having confidence that I know how to put a functional workout together. ¬† When I demo for step and cycling at the end of this month, those will require a longer and more detailed demonstration because I’ve never taught those formats before. I want constructive criticism and feedback on what they liked, what needed changed, and general tips.

ATTN: Group fitness instructors, particularly Steppers and Cyclers! Any tips on how you prepare, plan, and instruct your respective class?

I attended a 45-minute Body Sculpt class followed by the renowned 45-minute Step class! Both classes were a great way to start the weekend off on a healthy note!

Post workout, lunch was scarfed down while working away on the seminar-nothing special!

Have a happy weekend ūüôā