Monday, June 28, 2010

Objects in mirror are closer than they appear...


Remember WAY long time ago when my former co-worker James and I went to the Get Motivated Seminar -- you can read the recap here-- well, that day we talked about a project that I wanted to work on someday. It was an idea for a business of my own, an idea that had been in my head for OVER four years, but was always on the back burner. 

It was something that I thought was in the future and not for the present. It was an idea that started with wanting to help people overcome, to give people hope, strength & value. It started with that desire and then it gained a name and a vision: Temple Training & Fitness.

There is SO much to the vision, but the basis is my personal training business. James and I talked about how it wasn't as hard as I thought and that it was a very real option for me. I was saying, yeah, yeah someday I will, but I can't right now. James said, "You know this is a lot like the message on side mirrors: Objects in mirror are closer than they appear." I nearly cried. That was May 28th. Exactly ONE month and I have officially started it. Whew


I created a rough website, hung flyers, got insurance and created a vision and mission statement. 

I have created a plan and am stepping out in faith AGAIN--I am so excited for it!! SO, if you're local and you are looking to talk to someone about personal training that you know has been through the journey, drop me a line, I am running a friends and family (and blog readers, and acquaintances and FB what-nots!) special for the months of July and August! I also just wanted to mention that OVER four years ago when I was dabbling with fitness and training thoughts for a career, I was gifted the name of the business and I WROTE it DOWN! That is key, because when we write down our goals and visions, we are 70% more likely to achieve them. I didn't write anything but the name, but it was enough. 

Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision the people perish.  

On a different note, I bought kettlebells and they are blue and PINK! Weee! I love me some pink workout gear. Now I have to put them to some good use! Check out this kettlebell basics workout below, it's a good explanation! 



Have you used kettlebells? Do you love em? 


How I feel when I DON't work out

Happy Monday folks! I am glad to say that I am feeling MUCH better this week and had a great long weekend with my Mom, we did a lot of hanging out, I worked, we worked out and went to a lot of church, there was a 5 day conference here in Minneapolis! It was a FABulous weekend! 


Because of the fact that I was sick, studying and had 3 training's last week, my running was suffering! I hadn't ran in a week! This can mean two things for me: one, it was an unexpected rest and I will feel rejuvenated and ready to go or two: I will feel like I am struggling and that the "break" was too long, even if I couldn't help it. 

Thankfully, I felt great on my run, hammered out a quick 5 miles on Sunday after 9 days off (!!) Other than being sick and then well, and busy and then frazzled, HOW do I feel when I DON'T workout? 

Well, crappy!  When I don't workout
I am restless-my muscles ache
I am CRABBY
My joints hurt (this is a big one) 
I feel stressed 
I tend to overeat
I am OVER tired

It's interesting the signs that pop up when we DON't workout. Things we may not notice the first few days, but after three or four start to wonder: why did I snap at my co-worker, why am I STILL tired! For me, anytime I start to feel pain or aches in my joints--knees, hips etc, It is a signal to me to get a workout in.  When my knee's felt a little off on Saturday, I knew I was due for a workout! 


I ran in my new running skirt from Running Skirts dot com. I LOVE it so far, it's cute, it's comfortable and light weight and best of all it was on sale, I treated myself to it last week! 


Underneath? Little running shorts, but the skirt didn't come up or even show these as I was running, it is better than compression shorts that ride up! 


It was a weekend of cooking, I will post a few fun recipes later this week, but for now, wanted to show you our twin omelets for Sunday Brunch! YUM! 


I LOVE my omelet pans--you put a little of the egg in each side, cook till nearly done with your ingredients, then close the pan and let the two sides meld.

 I have four total, so you can have an omelet bar for 4 people at once! We added: Broccoli, spinach, tomatoes, mushroom, mozzarella and basil! (Mom had green peppers too, but not me!) 


PURRFectly golden brown and awesome! Mine was a bit of a casualty, but good nonetheless. 


How do you feel when YOU don't work out, How long do you rest between workouts during the week? Thanks for reading and have a great MONDAY! 





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