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Day 37

11 Jul

Hump Day!

I slept SO good last night! I’m hoping it’s because the stress of my presentation was finally lifted off my shoulders. I never feel stressed as I’m going through stressful situations, but realize after it’s over with how much more at ease I am. Why can’t my body just tell me-You Are Stressed, Beware. Then I wouldn’t have to think 10 other different things are wrong with me! I even presented in one of my slides that “Stress isn’t a thing, rather a reaction to a thing you’re dealing with.” 

Body Sculpt & Balance went well! I had 10 regulars of the class so they all knew what to expect from the body sculpting aspect, but the balance aspect was all new! Duh-duh-duh. I designed the workout in a way that every exercise completed had an extra “component” to it. Whether it was a squat with a knee lift and hold, a lunge with a twist, a triceps extension with leg abductions, or walk-out push-ups on the stability ball, all moves required balance, coordination, stability, and awareness. I even went as far as telling them to close both eyes by then end of the class! T-t-t-tough. A women who attended my Basic Body Sculpt class on Monday requested the “exercise that looks like a dog peeing and unlady-like”..ahh, the infamous Fire Hydrants. Did I forget to mention that all shame needs to be left at the door when I’m teaching? 😛

I took my first ever Double Step class today! It was fun but it could be a hazard. We angled the steps in a ^ position and did the same steps that you would do with 1 step, but added another to the mix.

Busy afternoon! Office work, organizing, trip to Target, PT client, meeting, and sushi!!

Day 36

10 Jul

Today is the day..

My last final hoo-rah of my internship-the special project.

It’s been a long time coming, and I can’t believe it’s all over! I presented on Exercise and Stress: How exercise can help alleviate stress in the workplace. I’ve linked the presentation to this post; if you view it, I ask that if for some oddreason you present on the same topic and use this material, you link back to my original presentation!

Why?

At the time I was beginning the internship, I had just graduated from college, I was still unsure about graduate school, I started a new experience with people I didn’t know one day after graduation; I couldn’t “work”, I was adjusting to a new schedule, and worst of all- friends were beginning to leave. Stressed? You bet. But I’m not the only person going through stressful times and it won’t be the last time either. The employees at my internship are stressed in a different way, daily, and use exercise as a means of de-stressing.

Everyone is stressed. But it’s those who take their stress and learn how to de-stress that come out on top. If it’s through group fitness classes, personal training sessions, rec. leagues, shooting pool, swimming laps, playing cards-whatever the activity may be, it’s an hour where they don’t have to think.

I don’t know, yet,  if I’ve learned how to deal with my stress, but I’m working on it!

Teaching Body Sculpt & Balance tonight-review tomorrow!

To-do = To-done

26 Sep

I have some free time between clients so it’s the perfect time for a fitbit!

I’m beginning to write a personal training/fitness newsletter for the trainers and instructors and University Recreation. The newsletter will (hopefully) highlight a trainer each month where they can “brag” about their clients goals that they’ve reached, personal goals they set for themselves, and they’re favorite exercise/workout. I hope things go as planned! Stay tuned for more info on the newsletter!

How do you or someone you know celebrate when you’ve reached a goal? Do you like to be highlighted or would you rather keep it to yourself?

FitBit*

When thinking about how much you have to do today/the week, take a deep breath and focus on 1 task at a time.  Make a to-do list(high to low priority) and check off each completed task as you finish them. Looking at a full list of to-do’s and seeing that YOU CAN complete them will bring your sanity back. (I’m doing this as I type.. :D)