1. Not accepting new clients because I need to get my "infrastructure" in place. Currently working on a training form (I'm having so much perfectionistic fun lining up the columns and centering the headings and deciding how it's going to look). Next project is tri-fold brochure. My business name is "Lift Personal Fitness Training" and the tag-line underneath the name is "A FRESH approach to fitness." FRESH is an acronym, but I can't decide on all the words. Here are the current candidates:
F = fun (no other candidates here, it HAS to be fun!)
R = rejuvinating? realistic?
E = energy-producing? encouraging?
S = supportive?
H = honest? holistic? HELP!!!
If you have any ideas, I'd LOVE to hear them!!!
Brochure will also include cancellation policy, rates, workout overview, and who knows what else.
2. (Ok, so maybe I lied about this being the quickest update every, as it's already getting long...) Here's last night's workout:
Run 1 mile (warmup)
5 rounds of:
20 ball crunches
10 pull-up negatives
10 lat pull downs
20 step ups (to a 16" step, using 15 pound weights)
20 kettlebell swings (20 lb kettlebell)
What I like about workouts like these is that I can do what I like (ball crunches, kb swings, step ups) in bigger sets, e.g. 60 kb swings cuz they're fun, and do what I don't like as much (pushups!) at the end. Or however I want to work it.
3. I have a problem that I need to work on, which is going to get its own post out of respect and seriousness. The problem is FAMILY DINNERS and I need to figure out a new way to do them (as opposed to pretending dinnertime doesn't exist!).
4. Bodybugg update -- I'm wearing it again, but trying something different. I want to see how it works if I don't enter my food, but just let the Apex program estimate how much I'm consuming, based on my activity, and my weight changes week-to-week.
Kristin asked for more info about the bodybugg. It's not bulky to wear (it's like wearing an iPod mini on your upper arm), and I actually like the feeling of it, because knowing I have it on reminds me to keep moving and to make good food choices. It doesn't buzz or make noise unless you set it to have reminders, in which case it does sound a chime or something -- not loud, not annoying. You can't get it wet, so you can't use it to track swimming calories, and you have to take it off when you shower. Overall, I'm impressed with it. I could see wearing it all the time while trying to lose weight, then wearing it one week out of every month just to stay on track.
5. School lockdowns -- Colette and I live within 10 minutes of each other, and I'm sad about what's happening here. We've opted to not tell our kids about the threats, because there is nothing they can do about it, and I don't want to make school frightening for them. With all that goes on in the world, the only things that make sense to me are to pray continually, love your family, and (yes, we're back to my favorite quote) "Whatever you are, be a good one!" Or as Ghandi said (another favorite quote) "Be the change that you want to see in the world."