So after my half marathon, I decided to take a break from running. Might have been a poor choice because without a goal to work towards, I started slacking in all areas of exercise. Then, at the beginning of June, my gym membership expired. So it was either renew it, or switch it up. I have debated doing Insanity for over a year, but finally decided that it was cheaper than renewing my gym membership so I might as well try it.
Day 3 complete and let me tell you, I have never had a harder work out. Nike has some quote about if you still look good at the end of a work out, you haven't worked hard enough. I am not an overly sweaty person, so if I start my work out looking half way decent I normally don't look to different post the push ups, side planks, and whatnot. But this, my friend, is giving me a run for my money. I literally had sweat run off of my chin and off my fingertips. Given, the humidity was about 500% and we didn't have the air on. I was assigned an accountability partner and am part of a group that all started on the same day...higher chances of sticking with it through the whole 60 days.
Post day 3 of Insanity. The sweat was pouring off my fingers, my chin, my left earlobe (earlobe might be a bit of a stretch....)
Oh, and have I mentioned that I am studying to become a personal trainer myself? Yeah, guess I've forgotten that detail.
I decided that this was something that I wanted to pursue after working with my own trainer. She is certified through American Counsel on Exercise, which is the most widely recognized training program. I enjoy working with people and I enjoy exercising and teaching others about it. I started in February, did the first chapter and stopped. I had only told a few people I was doing it, because I was scared that 1. I wouldn't finish it. 2. I would fail the exam. or 3. People would judge me for not looking like what I envision a personal trainer needs to look like.
After chats with my family and a few friends, they re-encouraged me to start studying again...and are keeping me accountable by asking how it's going. I work a full week as a nanny but between naps, I do have down time, so I am working on utilizing that to my benefit to study. Lord willing I will register for the exam in September and take it in February 2014. Job wise, not sure how, when, or where I will use it. There is a growing demand for trainers and I could go onto get another certificate in group training, geriatrics, or health & nutrition.
There are only two books, but there is SO.MUCH.TO.LEARN!
And if are having issues envisioning me as a PT, just watch this. Can you say role model?
Bring on the leg warmers, side ponies, and unitards as you are girded with strength for your David dance.