Saturday, April 24, 2010

Slightly more functional

This week has continued to be miserable with this plague. Thursday I did my boot camp class but kept my own jumping about to a minimum. I was able to do the strength circuits I had planned - got a little misguided by endorphins and took a walk with my oldest afterward. That ended up making me feel like death warmed over on Friday. However, Friday had a full schedule - two clients to train in the very early morning, watch the kids for 3 hours, errands and appointments in the afternoon.

Today I managed to actually be a participant as well as leader in my class. I don't feel as awful, but I sure don't feel spectacular. We've passed it around the class, so there were two other recovering sickies in the room and one getting sick. I think the healthy ones are counting their blessings!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Down for the count

After I typed Saturday's entry, it was all downhill. By late afternoon I was curled up on the sofa feeling seriously miserable. It only got worse. Sunday I was useless, another day spent in bed or on the sofa. Monday morning I had to go get fasting blood work done - with chills & fever, no less. I wound up leaving my doctor's office (he wasn't in yet) and driving a few more miles northward and going to a CVS Minute Clinic. The diagnosis: both ears infected, sinuses infected and tonsilitis starting.

I had to cancel Monday's boot camp class and I spent the day indoors, mostly on the sofa.

I still feel lousy but I was able to go out and train a client this afternoon and tonight I have to lead a boot camp class. I've made a station-based plan so that all I have to do is give instructions, watch my timer, blow the whistle and such.

Being in the gym made me feel so much like working out, of course I think I'd collapse if I tried! I just hope to be better by Thursday so I can enjoy a good hard Thursday Three Hundred.

Saturday, April 17, 2010


My husband hooked up the vaporizer last night so that I could get some relief and...ah, best night of sleep I've had all week. I still felt pretty cruddy this morning but I had a boot camp class to lead. Only two people were signed up and it was a freezing morning, so I had the thought, "What if they don't show up?" I haven't had a day where no one showed up yet, but you never know. The temptation would have been to go home and go to bed. Instead, I had a full class. Once I got moving I felt much, much better and could breathe - so yeah, got a good workout. An hour into it, I checked my GWF and we had already burned just over 610 calories. I forgot to check again 20 minutes later, but it *was* a great workout.

Today's music:

Simply Irresistible - Robert Palmer
Can't Touch This - MC Hammer
I Don't Want to Be in Love - Good Charlotte
I'm Not Okay - My Chemical Romance
Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
Boys of Summer - The Ataris
Fast Cars & Freedom - Rascal Flatts
Tubthumping - Chumbawamba
This Ain't No Thinkin' Think - Trace Adkins
Naturally - Selena Gomez
Break Your Heart - Taio Cruz
Man! I Feel Like a Woman - Shania Twain
Chelsea Dagger - Fratelis
The Safety Dance - Men without Hats
Vertigo - U2
With You - Chris Brown
Float On - Modest Mouse
We Will Become Silhouettes - Postal Service
Engine Driver - Decemberists
Back of Your Hand - Dwight Yoakam

April 15th's play list:

Gimme Three Steps - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Devil's Dance Floor - Flogging Molly
Halfway Gone - Lifehouse
Stacey's Mom - Fountains of Wayne
Your Love is My Drug - Ke$ha
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Kissin U - Miranda Cosgrove
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
I Know You Want Me - Pitbull
Solo - IYAZ
In My Head - Jason Derulo
Wake Up Call - Maroon 5
You Look Good in My Shirt - Keith Urban
If We Ever Meet Again - Timbaland
Say Hey I Love You - Michael Franti
Take You There - Sean Kingston
Love, Sex, Magic - Ciara & Justin Timberlake
Amie - Pure Prairie League
Peaceful Easy Feeling - The Eagles
The House That Built Me - Miranda Lambert

Friday, April 16, 2010

4.16.10 Catch Up...Again

With two birthdays and Easter falling in the first two weeks of this month, it's no wonder I couldn't keep up with this.

Boot Camp 4X a week, lots of long race walks, time spent on the elliptical, extra back sets.

A good visit to the chiropractor w/a wonderful massage.

Got hired by a national in-home personal training company and the first client they asked me to take was FIVE HOURS AWAY. I think they got my 20 mile radius a little bit confused with a 300 mile radius!

When I get around to it, I'll post a couple of more playlists from my boot camp class.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

4.9 - 4.10.09

Besides the hour of cardio on 4.9 already mentioned I wound up back at the gym with my daughter in the evening. 30 minutes elliptical, 10 minutes Stairmaster, 15 minutes stationary bike and 10 minutes for a quick back set. (lat pulldown, seated cable row, upright cable row).

4.10.10 - Body Boot Camp 1 hr 20 min; a run with a couple of friends 40 minutes. We ended up mixing running & racewalking. The transition back to pavement and the great outdoors is causing shin splint issues in our group.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Too much catch up to catch up

I've been so crazy busy and so much has been going on around here. Basically, I've taught my Body Boot Camp class 4X a week. I've gotten 45 - 60 minutes of extra cardio on those days. On the other days I've done 1 - 1 1/2 hours of cardio and some yoga sprinkled in. One day off a week, usually - or "active" rest. Rode the bike on the trails with my daughter for over an hour last Saturday and got "bicycle butt." Ouch - lasted for days. I need a cushy seat!

Today I trained a client at 5:45am then stuck around for an hour of cardio.

My biggest news is that I am now employed by Team Fitness America and can't wait to start training clients for them!