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The Trainer Gets Trained: Conclusion

Here I am 4-5 weeks after embarking upon my training mission with TRX and Patricia doing some bicep and tricep exercises during our last session.

Triceps-this is actually way harder than it looks!

I have to say I fell in love with TRX Suspension training and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a switch in their routine.  It’s also a great piece of equipment for training at home or on the road for you business travelers because you can hook it into a door as an alternative to hanging it from a ceiling hook.

Hiring a personal trainer was just what I needed.  Even though I’m a trainer myself, with tons of knowledge on the subject-sometimes we all need that little push from the outside.  While my actual weight loss has currently stopped somewhere between the 5-8lb mark, my body is doing it’s usual thing-getting tighter and stronger. On our first session I could barely do two of the full body weight pull ups you see below> now I can do 4-6! (have to celebrate the small wins 😉 )

Don’t forget (especially my female readers) that muscle weighs more than fat.  While we’d all like to look down at the scale and see a number we can feel good about it’s not always the case.  I’m a small person but breaking through the 130lb mark and getting back into the 120s is always a challenge for me.  I’m surely not giving up on it, but I’m not getting discouraged either.

One of my favorite parts about working with Patricia was the reinforcement of something I already knew, but like to make excuses for…and that is the absolute importance of a healthy diet.  We all make excuses for why we can’t eat healthy.

“I don’t have time”

“I hate cooking”

“I workout so I can eat whatever I want”

Don’t forget that healthy eating isn’t just about weight loss, it’s about nourishing your body.  There are essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals and etc that we need to function properly.  Many conditions like diabetes, heart related conditions including blood pressure, along with cholesterol, osteoporosis and many many more can be addressed and/or prevented through better eating habits.  Have questions about a specific condition and how to combat it with a healthy diet? Email me at

The final thought I wanted to leave you with today though is this: FOCUS ON WHAT YOU CAN CONTROL.  In life and in fitness we worry and obsess about silly things that we can’t control.  That energy is wasted and we can never get it back.  It makes much more sense, and it’s a much more efficient practice to focus on what we can control.  We can control what we eat and how much, we can control how many days per week we exercise.  We can control the choices we make to indulge in unhealthy behaviors.  I’m all about living life and having fun-which sometimes includes 17.5% alcohol volume beers that taste like milkshakes, or delicious desserts once in a while…just always remember, moderation is key and excess is the healthy lifestyle killer.

The Trainer Gets Trained: Conclusion