365 Days of Self Discovery: Feelings & Emotions

1.10.2019

Day 11

Do you do well with change?

  • In the past, growing up, I hated change. Now, change doesn’t bother me as much, if at all. At first I am always skeptical when change happens, but then I learn to adapt to the new changes (assuming it is a good change). I prefer being on a routine, because it helps but change is learning to go outside your comfort zone at times and I’ve had to do that. 
Are any of you against change, does it scare you? Share your answers in the comment section. 
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365 days of self discovery: day 11

Day 11

What is your greatest accomplishment?

To be honest, there are very few things in my life I would consider as accomplishments, because this word I use seldom when talking about myself due to the fact I don’t feel as though I have accomplished enough to say I have drastically seen progress in my life. The few important things that have happened in my life that I am proud of and are of great accomplishment to me was: Graduating college with a degree & passing my ACSM CPT exam after failing it for 3 years straight and having to save up money each time (which many times put me at risk of not being able to pay another bill) because at the time I was crunching numbers financially in order to save up enough for the exam each time I failed & was close to giving up. 

Both of those events have served me well in the recent years and have given me such a confidence boost to know I did something other people couldn’t do or haven’t done or gave up doing. It was a breath of fresh air to do both of these things and know it would benefit my career and future. To say the least, it made me feel less of a let down and more like a role model for my youngest brother and these are moments I will cherish that happened in time and with work, tons of sacrifice and tons of failures in between. 

What would you consider your greatest accomplishment? What is something you have done against the odds or that made you feel on top of the world when you achieved it? Doesn’t matter how small or big, it is still something worth mentioning. Leave a comment telling me about it and be sure to follow and like 🙂

Shay-lon

Personal training: Helping a friend day 11

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Alright everyone, I am back at it. I took my 2-3 days off from the blogosphere, it was much needed, now I am back and want to catch everyone up on John’s workouts. I have 2-3 workouts to still write about, so bare with me, because everyone has missed a lot. Many of you will notice how I amped some of the workouts up to make sure I am mentally and physically challenging him as we go along. It has almost been a Month since working with him at the gym, so things will soon become more and more challenging. This workout is from Oct. 14th. 

Warm up:

Dynamic stretches:

  • buttkicks
  • walking lunges with hands up
  • skipping
Workout Session:
Stationary bike: 40 minutes total.
  • 8 minutes, no resistance, RPMs 80 and above
  • 8 minutes, level 5 resistance, RPMs 50-60
  • 8 minutes, no resistance, RPMs 80 and above
  • 8 minutes, level 5 resistance, RPMs 50-60
  • 8 minutes, no resistance, RPMs 80 and above
Ab session:
  • Planks (I timed him to see how long he can hold a proper plank for after demonstrating the exercise, he held it for 1:14) we did 3 sets of 1:14)
Cool down:
  • Treadmill- 5 minutes, 2.5 speed, no incline. 
John did well with the workout, he actually didn’t have any problems or complaints. 
Your fitness blogger,
Shay-lon xoxo