Frost Free (??) Friday

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Registered: 09-23-2006
Frost Free (??) Friday
Fri, 03-22-2013 - 4:57am

Good morning :)  Up and at em everybody!  Whats going on today?

I'm up to do an hour of wonderful (horrible) peaks on the stairmaster.  Its been kicking my butt lately!  Then I'm off to work for 3 hours of teaching reformer, an hour of mat Pilates then I have one personal training client.  After that I will do a little upper body for myself before heading home for the day.  My little girl - who is seriously chubby right now- needs her rabies shot today so I cant take them all in to be groomed this weekend.  Gotta see if I can get her in.

I had my quarterly staff meetings yesterday. So I also need to go over all that stuff and respond to some of the issues that come up there.  Lots of stuff about people coming in late to classes or people doing their own thing in classes.  I also had an instructor tell me that she had 4 people come into her level 3 vinyasa class 20 minutes late wearing socks and attempted to work on Pilates mats (foam, 1" thick) who had never done yoga before.  She apparently nicely spoke to them and they refused to take their socks off or change mats and when she gave modifications for the inversions I guess one was all upset and attempted the stand anyway.  Oh boy.  Time to liaise :D

more coffee...

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Registered: 09-25-2003
Fri, 03-22-2013 - 9:08am
Third time is a charm? I logged in three times before being able to post, and, yesterday, I posted, but it didn't post, if that makes any sense. C'est la vie. I got home yesterday to the FREEZING temperature. I haven't worked out in a week (except for so much walking that my hips and feet hurt.). I can't wait for yoga tonight. It will feel ssssoooooo good to work and stretch my body! It was so nice to see my doggies. I washed them as soon as I got home cuz they stunk, and dh has "assigned" that task to me. :O Work today, catch up on all of the things that "slipped" in the last week, and I need to get back on my schedule of routine! Hopefully, I can find a border fabric for my quilt so I can finish. Oh...did I mention I had started another quilt, too?! I may put that one aside because I am not liking it so much. I think I have three or four quilts pieced but not finished because I didn't like how they turned out. I will get to them in due time. Oh, and I saw my new boss wants me to take on yet another major responsibility. He sure is learning to delegate quickly. More work for me as We approach a national meeting next month.
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Registered: 03-15-2004
Fri, 03-22-2013 - 9:42am

This has felt like such a long week and I'm so glad it's Friday.  

No work - all I have scheduled is a 90 minute massage this afternoon and I'm so looking forward to it.  

The DVR in my gym had a hard drive failure yesterday so we're taking that opportunity to switch satellite providers.  Which means probably no TV this weekend because DH messed up and cancelled our current service a little too soon.  Unfortunately, it means I will lose all my trashy to-be-watched-during-a-workout programs.  

I'm going to do some kind of strength training workout this morning.  I haven't worked out since Monday.  I am officially off antibiotics though so that is kind of exciting.  :P  

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Fri, 03-22-2013 - 9:57am

lol definitely not frost free for me today. I had to some serious scraping before I could go pick up the kids I homeschool. We are preparing for a winter storm this weekend. grrr... Where is that groundhog....

Do you ever just look in the mirror and cringe over what you see? This morning all I saw was vericose veins, cellulite, wrinkles, wrinkles, and more wrinkles. All the years of sun worshipping have caught up to me. On the plus side I do have to remind myself that I am still the same size I was at 14 years old. Maybe a tad bit shorter as I have legitimately shrunk a slight bit. Because of my unnatural early menopause I'm measured carefully every year. 

For you trainers, how do you motivate yourself to be motivating to others? Does it come naturally as part of your "calling"? 

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Registered: 03-15-2004
Fri, 03-22-2013 - 4:11pm

I read your journal this morning and have kept coming back to my computer to reply but have had a hard time since I have felt anything but inspiring lately.  

I suppose you could say motivating others is personality-driven.  I am an ex-social worker so I've always had an element of wanting to help people turn their lives around.  Personal training is really just a different kind of social work (but it pays much better).  

It's tough when people give up though.  Or when there are life circumstances (such as unmanaged depression) that cloud absolutely everything.  I know there's nothing I can do about it and that's a very helpless feeling. 

And yes, I've had a number of cringe-worthy mirror moments.  When I'm flossing and I realize my pores are huge.  Or I see the crow's feet creeping into my face.  I usually ask my husband for validation that I am hideous and he refuses to indulge me.  Tongue Out