First things first. Oh my gosh, you guys, I have to tell you about dinner last night. It was a real winner!
I’m not sure what to call this…besides shrimp and veggie pasta salad? I basically took this recipe, subbed brown rice pasta for quinoa, and added shrimp. So simple, but so freaking delicious!
About a cup of the pasta (maybe a bit more?) plus a side salad of mixed greens, tomatoes, and a honey mustard vinaigrette dressing.
There’s leftovers, and I don’t think we’ll have a problem demolishing them
And then there was dessert:
Recipe coming soon, but let’s just say that I figured out what to do with my mongo zucchini in this week’s CSA.
This morning is a pretty leisurely one for me (though I definitely can’t say the same for the rest of the day!) so after a hot cup of coffee, I headed out for a run – a little over four miles.
I was telling Shane the other day that I keep waiting for the racing bug to bite me again…but it has’t. It’s been since last August that I’ve run in a race. After two summers of countless races of distances from 5k to half marathons, I think I’m raced out. Don’t get me wrong – I still love to run. But I love to run just for fitness…and fun! So, my runs have been 5 miles or less, with my distance/pace/time/etc. not even a factor. And it’s great. Maybe I’ll run a race this year and maybe not. Who knows? Not me
Anyway – leisurely post-run breakfast before getting ready to train clients:
A cold coffee made via the iced coffee French press method, and Oats + unsweetened cocoa powder + chia seeds + greek yogurt + almond milk + stevia + dried cherries.
And I also inhaled a peach immediately upon walking inside from my run (it is HOT out there)
Licensed Personal Trainers
Before I go get ready – to train some clients – I’d like to discuss something I read yesterday in my IDEA Fitness Journal on the topic of personal training credentials…
Last December, the state of Florida submitted a bill proposing that personal trainers be required to become licensed. Currently, it only requires certification (most gyms do, but some don’t!) Licensure would require certification from a nationally accredited certification (which it should be, anyway, in my humble opinion,) and in addition to that, they would have to pass an examination administered by the Florida Association of Fitness Examiners. Finally, candidates would also then be required to apply for and be approved for licensure by the state in order to legally work as a personal trainer.
Being certified is generally offered by an industry, while being licensed is typically something mandated by a government or board.
Personally, I think this is a great idea. Sure it’d be a pain to have to jump through the hoop of becoming licensed, but hey, personal trainers can get a bad rep, and it’s often because of those who don’t take the field seriously and merely think of personal training as an “easy job because working out is fun.” I think this requirement might weed out those who don’t take the career field so seriously. I think licensure would overall improve the reputation of personal trainers!
Have a great day, loves
What do you think? Should personal trainers be required to become licensed?