Tag: Training

Why yes, that is mascara running down my cheeks. #HAWT

October 28, 2015

I’m back at Aspire!!

Remember how your Mom always said to male sure you didn’t “over due it” when you were recovering from being sick, otherwise it would take twice as long to get better?

Mom was right. That sound you just heard was my Mother where ever she is high 5’ing all her friends.

 

I was sick September 21st and honestly haven’t been 100% until this past week!!  Mostly because I kept trying to push things and get back into Aspire and work .. and life at the pace I am accustomed to.

Seriously bad call; and I kept getting knocked back into bed.

I am out the other side now! 5 pounds heavier but happy to be moving forward.

I pounded out a solid hour on the bike the other day. It was following a very busy day at work with a quick video shoot.. which I got all dolled up for (hello mascara and lip gloss) which I forgot I had on.

The sweat was pouring off me as I gave all I had on that bike. Yup. I became THAT girl.

thatgirl

I was wondering why everyone kept looking at me strangely. I burst into crazed laughter when I walked into the change room and happened to look into the mirror.  Le sigh. So here is the lesson.. that girl with the make up running down her face.. might be totally unaware of what is happening and is just trying to get her sweat on. Be kind. 😉

Psssst… get a jump on your New Year Resolution… Find out how to get started — HERE

For a thigh clapping good time

April 22, 2015

I promised a frank account of my experiences getting back into the shape I want to be in.

Some of it isn’t pretty but it is pretty funny.

thigh clap

That little cartoon always made me giggle, but I never thought it actually happens. I know we have all felt like it was about to happen… but to actually happen?? Nooooo…

Training leads to all sorts of fun body sounds. Pops, snaps, cracks and the classic Pfffffffft…

Try not to let it freak you out, anyone who has spend anytime moving their body, never mid pushing it to extremes, has experienced an unexpected soundtrack. Gym etiquette says you either ignore what has happened and those around you will do the same, or acknowledge it with a laugh.. and move on.

Trust me, as a powerlifter, max lift day can create a virtual symphony.

Back to the thigh clap.

I am innocently enough pushing through box jumps when I hear a strange sound. I ignore it and move on. I am working hard, really hard, I hear it again! Perhaps Andrew is just cheering me on. He can be very encouraging, but that didn’t seem right. The sounds continues. With every jump I hear the usual thud of my feet, scream of my lungs, and gasp of wonderment that I am still upright and not lying injured on the floor. Yet.. something is different.

OMG. The momentum and effort was causing my THIGHS TO CLAP TOGETHER.

In my earlier years this delightful experience would of led to tears, shame and horror.

Happily I am older and wiser.

First I clarified with trainer Andrew that I was indeed hearing this sound.

I was.

Following that I clarify that he isn’t traumatized.

He wasn’t.

Cue the laughter ~ and more box jumps.

Ready to start the journey for a healthier you?

Stop Working Out. Start Training. Join me at Aspire Health and Performance.

 

BTW: Never google thigh clap.. just don’t do it.

Sometimes it isn’t pretty

February 26, 2015

I post this picture for everyone that is training and gets annoyed that their sweat isn’t glistening like dew in the morning.

Sometimes, it isn’t pretty.

 

I have friends that regularly post pictures of themselves working out and somehow they always look fabulous. We don’t often see those beginning pictures, at least not until their is an “after” picture to go with it…  which is another pet peeve you can read about — > HERE.

So to everyone that is at the start of the journey I want you to know that your before picture is beautiful, it highlights all the fabulous things about you. Courage, sense of humour, determination, and zest for life. Truly that is as sexy as it gets. I love that you are doing this!

Someone requested that I include more photo’s and videos in this blog; consider it done! If I can make you more comfortable getting your sweat on then so be it!

P.S. When I feel like people are watching me and I get self conscious, it’s usually a sign that I can train harder… because when I am working full out I have no room to care. Although I do admit I hate it when the shorts ride down and the shirt rides up, but we can’t be perfect all the time!

Thinking about becoming a sweaty mess with the rest of us? Join my adventure at Aspire Health and Performance. Stop Working Out. Start Training.

 

P.S.S. Welcome to newbies Stefan and Lisa, it great to see you at Aspire! 

 

 

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