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!