Hey everyone! Hope your day is going well!!
I started mine off with a walk with the puppers and a lovely sludge. I had watched Megan make an awesome smoothie by throwing about 20 random ingredients (but I think she had some kind of method behind it), so I followed suit and put as many random things into the Vitamix as I felt.
This one had 1/2 cantaloupe, a saturn peach, coconut water, Vega smoothie infusion, chia seeds, stevia, vanilla extract, sea salt and 1/2 an avocado.
It could have been disastrous or delicious.. thank goodness it was the latter 😀
Bonus: I got two!
They were muy delicioso and the puppies and I had a beautiful walk around the neighborhood.
When we got back, I grabbed a pear and went to work to train a new client.
I LOVED her! When she first signed up, I was a little worried because she’s a smoker and I wasn’t sure how she would feel about me suggesting that she should quit. I did it in a tactful way, trying not to make her feel uncomfortable or cross any boundaries, and she was thrilled I brought it up. She wants me to keep checking on her and I will definitely do that.. I want her to stick around for a while, ya know?
After the training appointment, I came home and got ready for lunch with the girls.
I grabbed a little Ezekiel tortilla to munch one the way (appetizer):
And we went to Atlanta Bread Company for lunch.
I used to be a big fan of ABC but I’m not sure what happened… it was overpriced for what I got, bland and blah. Another prime example of a meal that I would have enjoyed MUCH more if I made it myself! At least I had wonderful company 😀
I got half a vegetarian sandwich with no cheese on whole grain bread:
(Roasted red pepper, mushroom, tomato and lettuce)
And a Greek salad with no feta or dressing:
After lunch, we went to take a birthday cake to the commander’s wife’s casa and then I came home to see the puppies.
The STEVIA FAIRY came to visit me and sent a boatload of goodies to try:
So much good stuff! Mayjah thanks to NuNaturals 😀 As a huge Stevia fan, I’m super stoked to try out these new products and will post reviews, benefits and uses for each of them as I give them a whirl.
After I was done oogling over the new Stevia goodies, I made a chocolate milk with a banana, hemp milk, raw cocoa powder, cinnamon, sea salt, vanilla stevia and vanilla
I’m gonna get ready to meet Jeni for weights, teaching spin and then training one more client.
I’ll see ya tonight!
Today’s tip: How to Pick a Good Trainer
I’ve gotten quite a few emails on what one should look for when shopping for a trainer and figured I’d put it up in a post for ya’ll.
Here are some of the factors that I think are MUY importante:
- Credentials. Ask the trainer what kind of certification they have, liability insurance and if they have a current CPR certification. If they give you a fuzzy answer, or don’t know what you’re talking about, RUN. If they’re certified, make sure to research the certification and made sure it’s legit. It’s sad to say, but there are a lot of “trainers” running around out there without proper educational background and certification.
If possible, watch them training their own clients. Do they correct form and breathing techniques? Or do they stand there idly and look around the gym while they’re supposed to be training? Look for a trainer who is INVOLVED in their client’s workout. If they’re not 100% focused, they’re not worth your dollas.
Check out their clients’ bodies. Sounds weird, but I think this is important, too. If they train ONLY train people that look like beefy bodybuilders and it’s not the look you’re going for, I would recommend that you keep searching. I’ve met quite a few trainers who are fixated on making their clients look like beefcakes. And for the average Jane, who just wants to tone up, this may not be the best choice.
Experience. Find out what other gyms the trainer has worked at and what their educational background is like.
Goal setting. You want a trainer who will set goals with you and create plans to help you attain said goals. If your trainer is blasé about where you want to go with your fitness program, stay away.
Organization and listening. Make sure your trainer is taking notes (also during your session to remember what weights you’re doing), records you stats (weight, height, age, body fat, etc.) and listening attentively to what you want to accomplish.
Personality. Sometimes, personalities don’t click in the trainer-client relationship. Some people want a friend to chat with, some people want silence and just want to work, and others want a drill sergeant. You’ve got to find a trainer that you mesh well with, feel motivated by, and get along with. If these three things aren’t happening, don’t be afraid to look for another trainer.
Hope these tips help!! Have you ever had a personal trainer?? Any other tips to add in there?