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Sunday, May 20, 2012

RFSC: Week 9 goals (!!!!)



Week 9 Goals
First thing, let me take you back two months ago when I first set my RFSC goals: 
NSV Goal
  • Success story.  The other week I was talking to Anthony and told him that one of my NSV goals is to be featured on the "Wall of Success" at our gym.  The catch is I don't wanna ask to be a feature, I wanna be asked... big difference.
MISSION  FREAKING  ACCOMPLISHED!!!!!  This past week, Trainer L asked me to be a success story for the gym wall!  He asked me to write up a short paragraph about my journey and include a starting, middle, and current picture.  I literally finished it about an hour ago and sent it off to him just in time for my gym's grand reopening later this week.  Let's just say that between this and my weigh-in with Trainer L, I was in such an emotional state earlier this week... in a good way, of course.

Second thing, remember the exciting/secret news I had mentioned here?  Well, I just got back home from a two-day intensive personal trainer certification workshop and exam!!!  Yup, I'm going to be a personal trainer (once I pass a couple more certifications and get first-aid/CPR recertified).  I already went on a first interview at my gym and just need to schedule the second interview once I become certified.  I'm so excited... scared like hell... but still excited!!  So this is the reason why I need to really step up my nutrition... doesn't look good to be a chubby personal trainer.

Exercise Goal 
    • Sun:  arms and abs + HIIT
    • Mon:  OFF
    • Tues:  full-body weight training + cardio
    • Wed: chest, shoulders and abs + plyo
    • Thur: hammies, glutes, calves
    • Fri:  back, bi's, and abs + HIIT
    • Sat:  shoulders, tri's and calves + plyo
Nutrition Goal
  • Clean, clean, clean!  My #1 priority for the next 10 weeks is to really focus on and dial in my nutrition.  Clean, whole foods to support my body and intense workouts.  Last two weeks and I plan to make them the BEST two weeks of this challenge.
  • Increase healthy fats.  Definitely need to add more "smart fats" to my diet: salmon, avocado, nuts, olive oil, flaxseeds, coconut oil, etc. Cutting back on the healthy fats a bit since I'm in major fat-loss mode right now.  Still taking my fish oil and flaxseed oil, cooking with coconut oil, and eating a whole egg a day, but will eliminate whole avocados/fatty cuts of meat until mid-June.
  • New eats = happy tummy.  Making it a goal to try one new recipe a week.  Nutrition can get pretty boring if you eat the same things over and over, so finding 10 new (hopefully yummy) recipes to add to my rotation will do me good.  Going to try this recipe for dinner tonight.
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Week 8 recap
Yup, this week sucked with exercise BUT I purposely took off.  Getting over a cold, body feeling run down, and having to study for my personal trainer certification kept me out of the gym (and out of work for a day).  I'm ready to hit it hard in Week 9!


Exercise Goal 
    • Sun:  arms and abs + HIIT
    • Mon:  OFF
    • Tues:  full-body weight training + cardio
    • Wed: OFF
    • Thur: OFF
    • Fri:  OFF
    • Sat:  OFF
Nutrition Goal
  • Clean, clean, clean!  My #1 priority for the next 10 weeks is to really focus on and dial in my nutrition.  Clean, whole foods to support my body and intense workouts.  With my new fitness goal, clean eating has to be a priority or else what's the point?  Nutrition makes up 80% of the equation to get us the body we want.
  • Increase healthy fats.  Definitely need to add more "smart fats" to my diet: salmon, avocado, nuts, olive oil, flaxseeds, coconut oil, etc. Are avocados out of season?  Can't seem to find any that don't break the bank to buy ($5 for one?! SERIOUSLY?!)
  • New eats = happy tummy.  Making it a goal to try one new recipe a week.  Nutrition can get pretty boring if you eat the same things over and over, so finding 10 new (hopefully yummy) recipes to add to my rotation will do me good.  Tried out this recipe for slow cooker chicken fajitas and it was... okay.  I'm not a bell pepper person and the bell pepper taste was a little too much for me.  Minus that, it would have been REALLY good!  Easy fix for next time so I'll be keeping this recipe in my rotation.

9 comments:

PlumPetals said...

AWESOME!!! So much good news to celebrate :)

Congrats on making the Wall of Success. How wonderful to be asked - you should be so proud.

Well done your personal trainer certification! It's definitely something that I'd like to do one day, but as you said "doesn't look good to be a chubby personal trainer" so I've got to work on that first.

Good luck hitting all your goals for week 9.

Once again, congrats on all the terrific news :)

Jenn said...

WOW! Lots of good stuff!!

Congrats on making The Wall of Success. What a huge honor!!

How exciting about the personal training??!?! You are going to be an awesome PT because you know what it's like to have to work HARD for results!!

Good luck as you continue through the certification phase - looking forward to reading about this journey!

Jo said...

So much positive news! Congrats on making the Wall of Success, and especially on becoming a Personal Trainer. Great going!

Lora said...

Congratulations!!
It sounds like everything is coming together at once; wall of success and becoming a personal trainer.
You never realize these things are possible when you first begin; so inspiring : )

Caron said...

You had a fantastic week. Keep up the great work and good luck with becoming a personal trainer. Sometimes I think I should check into getting one to help me with exercises to strengthen my back. :)

Michele said...

That is terrific news! What a great testimony to how far you have come. Finish week nine strong!,

deanna said...

Awesome is an understatement!

Angela Pea said...

How NEAT to become a trainer!! Congrats!

Melanie Couch said...

Wow!! Awesome!!! That is such great news! Being on the wall and being a trainer!!! I'm sooo proud of you!!!

Mel @ www.imnochef.net