A month or so ago, I purchased my NASM text book with plans to obtain my personal training certification.
NASM gives you 180 days from the time you purchase the study materials to take the exam, so while I feel like I have plenty of time, I want to get moving and hopefully take the exam sooner rather than later. I’ve already completed the CPR certification required to take the exam, but today was the first day I sat down and started going through the materials.
After spending several hours at the library typing up notes and reading through the first couple of chapters, it’s safe to say I have a lot of studying to do!
The other day Ryan was reading The 4-Hour Workweek and shared a little tidbit from one of the chapters with me. The book said that humans will almost always use all the time they’re given to complete a task. I couldn’t agree more.
A simple example for me is getting ready. I can shower, get dressed and be out the door in 25 minutes, but if I know I have an hour, I’ll use the entire hour. I’ll try on a couple of outfits, grab a snack, curl my hair and take my time.
I’m really hoping not to wait 180 days until I take my personal training exam and plan to study my booty off to hopefully take the test sooner rather than later.
Lunch was a welcome break from a morning full of reading and note-taking.
I warmed up leftovers from last night’s simple summer chili.
There wasn’t too much chili left, so I also made myself a smoothie.
In the blender:
- 1 frozen banana
- Handful of frozen strawberries
- 1 spoonful cocoa powder
- 1 scoop FitMixer chocolate protein powder (The company sent me this to try last week and it’s delicious!)
- Two handfuls fresh spinach
- Enough almond milk to get everything moving
Perfect for a hot day!
Now it’s time to turn my attention to a writing assignment. Enjoy your Tuesday!
Question of the Afternoon
- Are you good about getting things done right away, or do you tend to use all the time you’re given to complete a task?