One of my favorite parts about being a personal trainer is meeting with new clients. I love meeting new people, so that first training session with a new client is something that I don’t take lightly. Whether they are brand new to exercise or they’ve worked out their entire lives, taking on a new client provides a challenge, opportunity, and some variety!
Of course, my regulars – my bread and butter clients – are irreplaceable and I’m so thankful that they give my job (and my income) stability. I’ve formed some great relationships and friendships from my long-term clients.
For some reason, lately I’ve been taking on quite a few new clients, which has been absolutely fabulous. However, combined with my half-time office job, my schedule is getting more and more packed. Yesterday my work day spanned from 6:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. (save a couple hour break in the morning.) Days are getting pretty full lately, but all I know is that the very last thing I want to do is turn down a client. We’ll see what the following weeks have in store…
Since I got home fairly late yesterday, I told Shane to fend for himself for dinner (which means frozen pizza for him) and I went for the quickest option: leftovers.
Chili from Wednesday night, peanut butter tortilla (hey! I actually ended up celebrating National Peanut Butter Lovers Day!) and some roasted veggies. I love adding a hefty amount of olive oil and reaaally roasting the veggies. It gives them a yummy crispy crunch.
This morning I woke up and had to drag myself to the gym. Guys, I’m going to level with you for a minute. My motivation levels have plummeted this week. I’m not sure what’s with me, but it’s like I have to convince myself to do anything productive. I guess everyone has one of those weeks every now and then though?
Regardless, once I got my booty to the gym and warmed up, my energy levels crept up and I managed to get in a pretty decent lifting workout. (Read my guest post at Sunny State of Mind on how to love strength training!)
It took me about 45 minutes to complete the following workout:
…and hit every major muscle group. Phew!
And now I’m eating breakfast as I type this post – and am about to bring with me to finish in the car on my way to the gym:
cottage cheese, pumpkin, oats, almond butter, stevia, currants.
Back to the gym – but this time for other people’s workouts
Happy Friday, friends!