We're all adjusting to the new normal that is the school year. Yesterday was the first day of school AND Austin's actual birthday, so I baked a "first day" cake (a tradition in our family to celebrate school starting) AND cupcakes, and didn't have a single bite, lick, or fingerfull of any of it. Today I've felt ravenous all day, and although I've tried to make smart choices, I know my calories have been high.
I intended to get to the gym at 5:30, but we had a power outage last night, so the alarm didn't go off. Why is it relatively easy to get up at 5:15, but nearly impossible to get up at 6:50?! Trained a new client this morning -- fun -- then it was off to the gym for me (chest, lower body, 20 minutes ARC trainer). And because I gave in to a toast/sunflower seed butter/honey snack this afternoon, I did another workout in the training room tonight (1 minute on, 1 minute rest of Kb swings, step ups on 12" box, mountain climbers, stuff like that for 20 minutes).
One thing I'm starting to realize is that I'm good at what I do. For most of my life I've lived with impossibly high personal standards, and this belief: if I am good at something, everyone else is good at it too, and probably better. And if I'm not good at something, well everyone else is good at it for sure. So for the last few months I've been feeling imposter-ish in training clients. But I was thinking about this the other night, and the truth is that I put everything I can into helping women change their lives. I read incessantly. I choose exercises with care and a tremendous amount of thought. And I do everything in my power to motivate, guide, and teach my clients. (Tempted to erase -- hope it doesn't sound prideful...)
This weekend I'll be at a continuing education seminar that's being taught by one of the top men at NASM (the organization I'm certified through). I can't wait! One of the drawbacks to setting up my own training studio (as opposed to working in a gym) is that I don't have other people to bounce ideas or situations off of. So hanging out for a weekend with other trainers is really something to look forward to.