My work day is nearly over and the weekend is on the horizon! Woohoo!
We last left off with breakfast and after I finished my morning meal and published my first blog post of the day, I drove to the gym for a speedy workout that began with 20 minutes of interval work on the elliptical. I followed my quick cardio session with some strength training that focused on my biceps and triceps before taking a quick shower at the gym and clocking in for work.
Personal Training Photo Session
My work day included a personal training meeting and another personal training photo session… also known as the only day this week I wore make up to work!
Just out of curiosity, if you’re a trainer or a group exercise instructor, do you wear make up to work? I almost never do if I am teaching because I can’t stand sweating with make up on. If I am just training a client or working with someone and know I won’t be teaching later in the day, I might wear make up, but it’s usually just mascara since my naturally blonde eyelashes are practically transparent.
Anyway, today’s photo session took place because the personal training wall at my gym is going to be updated again. Photos of the trainers will accompany more information about the personal trainers at our gym and we were asked to answer the following questions:
- Certification: NASM Certified Personal Trainer, AFAA Group Exercise Instructor
- Favorite Machine/Exercise: If I had to choose a favorite exercise, I would have to say squat jumps. I love explosive, plyometric exercises and squat jumps are challenging in the best kind of way!
- 3 Foods that are always in your fridge/pantry: Almond milk, apples, peanut butter
- 2 reasons you stay healthy and active: 1.) For the future – I want to live a long and happy life filled with adventure… Plus, I need to be able to keep up with my insane dog 2.) Because I feel better about myself when I make good decisions for my body
It was a fun Friday activity!
On my way home from the gym, I swung by Earth Origins for some fresh juice.
Whenever I buy juice, I feel like I inhale it in 2.5 seconds. I need to learn how to slow down and savor it.
Today’s combination included kale, apple, beets, carrots, ginger and cucumber.
Once I made it back home, I ate a late lunch that featured leftovers from dinner last night.
Steak Caesar salad!
Now it’s time to start thinking about Friday night plans. Ryan and I talked about going on a date but I’m feeling lame and am leaning toward a relaxed night at home. Hanging out on the swing in our backyard with Sadie and a glass of wine sounds perfect to me!