May

I have not posted in awhile.  May has been a very crazy month.  I did two weeks in Bremerton, Washington for the Navy to start the month off.  I met some really great people.  I got back late on Friday the 13th.  I had drill on Saturday.  I had a CIZE workshop on Sunday.  I am a certified CIZE instructor, but I am not ready to teach a class, yet.  I need a lot more work on the timing of the moves.  Hopefully, I will get a chance to take a couple classes and work on my mechanics and be teaching in the near future.

It was great to get back to work at the YMCA.  I really love going to work.  I also started a new workout last Tuesday.  It has only been one week and I can already feel a difference.  I was a little sore the day after each workout, but it was the good kind of sore.  Tomorrow, I start over with the first workout.  I am anxious to see if I can do a little more this time around.

On Tuesday, May 17, I took my Navy PRT.  I got an excellent!  I think it was my best PRT to date.  Physical Readiness Test consists of as many push-ups and Sit-ups you can do in 2 minutes and a mile and a half in a certain time.  I did just go up into a new age bracket because I turned 45 this year.  I may not have gotten an excellent if I was still in the 35-44 bracket.  I am still happy that I completed more sit-ups then I have in the past 5 years.

This past weekend, I participated in a personal trainer workshop and took the examination on Sunday.  I felt good going into the PT exam, but once I started, it was like I went brain dead.  I do not think I did very well and I won’t find out for 3 to 4 weeks.  I really wanted to do well on the test.  I love helping people and I think that I can really make a difference in people lives by helping them getting started on living a healthy lifestyle.  I hope I already do, to some extent.  I cannot believe that in today’s day and age with all the technological updates that it takes so long to grade a simple test.

The other thing that happened this month is that, I had one of my co-workers take me measurements for me before starting my new workout.  She said a couple times that she was taking the measurement from the fastest spot.  This week one of my friends told me I was fat.  She really did not mean it.  If these comments took place at the beginning of the year, I would have been extremely self conscience about it.  Now, I laughed it off.  I am not where I want to be for my BMI, but I am working on it and have made big strides over the past four months.  I look forward to going to the Y tomorrow and continuing my journey!

 

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