Personal training: Helping a friend day 15 (I did not do day 14)


Hello Wednesday Bloggers,

Yesterday I did not write out the workout because it was a replica of what I did with John on Monday. Therefore, we will continue with today’s workout. I will warn you, this workout today made me rethink my future profession, LOL. No, but seriously it was challenging and I felt the BURRRN for sure while doing the workout with John, which by the way, he did well today. His next weigh in is on Sunday, so we will hopefully see some positives, and I will update everyone about his results on Monday sometime, or possibly Tuesday depending on my schedule. 


  • Treadmill- 10 minutes, no incline, 3.5 speed
Workout Session:
  • Elliptical- 30 minutes, no resistance. (I had him do it at a speed he could maintain while I kept an eye out, so I could get a gist of what speed he was able to do without slowing down or taking breaks) He went all the way up to a 6.8 at one point but dropped to a 3.5 speed soon after that, so he was maintaining a 4.0-4.5 speed, although me mentioned that he would be okay at 5.0 speed (we shall see) hopefully that is right, because it would be good. 
Ab Workout session:
  • Planks- 3 sets of 1:14 
  • Curl ups (I timed him to see how many he could do in 1 minute) and we did 3 sets. The first round he did 24, the second round he did 27 and the final set he did 31. I was very proud of him.
  • Planks- 3 sets of 30 seconds. 
Cool down:
  • We didn’t take a proper cool down, it slipped my mind today for whatever reason. Oops. 
Overall the planks made me want to cry, normally I don’t feel the burn while doing planks until the 2nd set at 1:00 but, today was totally different, I felt them during EVERY set and it hurt like all hell and felt good afterwards. Anyways, he didn’t mind the curl ups, and I am proud of him for being able to do that many in 1 minute, that is a start. If anyone cares to know how many I did in 1 minute, I did 
37 the first round, 48 the second set and 51 the final set and proud of it as well. Tomorrow we will have another go at cardio exercises and an ab session.
I wanted to ask all of you if anyone would want me to share my workouts that I do for a hour before John arrives at the gym, and if anyone wants me to share my own results when I workout with him. I am at the gym for a total of 2 hours, 1 hour on my own and 1 hour working out with John. I just want to see if anyone is interested in wanting me to post my own routines, etc. Let me know, I don’t care either way. Thank you for reading. 
Your Fitness blogger,
Shay-lon xoxo

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Hello! College graduate in exercise science and ACSM Certified Personal Trainer. My blog has all kinds of fun topics, something for everyone who is anyone that involves themselves with fitness. I like to think of fitness as a confidence booster, something to make us feel good and look good & pushes us to do things that make us feel more productive, unstoppable and stronger mentally and physically. My blog focuses on building people, and helping people see their true potential, while also sharing my journey with workouts, competing with powerlifting, and sharing how to's on workouts, so you step inside the gym with more knowledge. I don't know everything but I am on a voyage to build my character, my strength and work on my weaknesses --- with awesome people in my corner who support me and my goals. I plan on being your cheerleader, friend, coach and trainer all-in-one and most of all, I want to be your listener, the person who can listen and gain more knowledge about you and learn what makes fitness important to you; what's your why! (Your why will carry you to the finish line). It's important to have purpose for something, because you will need that purpose when you start to give up on yourself or want to quit. "Don't let the fire that guides you, dim" - Shay-lon Besides the fitness stuff, I reside in Ohio, love dogs and love pizza. Typical 26 year old trying to build an empire that brings out the best in others and makes me the best person I can be in all aspects in my life. Before I die, I want a reason to live, and I was given that reason each day I am able to wake up --- I have learned to not take life for granted and to explore as much as possible because to live with zero regrets would be fantastic! "I've conquered many things, but I still have much to learn about life, because nobody can know everything. & every battle is different" - Shay-lon

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