Category «personal trainer»

Who’s afraid of the big, bad gym? Not me, not me!

I should be in bed right now, but I had to blog about my first workout session in a gym! EVER. Right–I know what some of you are thinking…she’s a trainer and has never worked out in a gym?! That’s right. Nope–I sure haven’t.  And you wouldn’t be alone with that same questioning thought. One …

Pigs flying, hot yoga sesh & flirting with a run.

After a good year of trying, Elle from Nutritionella and I finally set concrete plans in motion to meet up. She is a fellow Fitfluential Ambassador & blogger who just so happens to live in the area, so it was necessary for us to finally hook up and do something fun! And fitness-minded of course. …

16 Week Marathon Training Plan & Leprechaun Chic.

**Hey, hey–my Mizuno Running giveaway for 10 pairs of shoes is going on right now! Have you entered yet?** ——————————— I can’t say I’m relaxed about the thought of running 26.2 miles. I’m not frantic yet, but yeah, I’m definitely not relaxed. I just want to make sure I’m as prepared as I can be …

Second Half of 2012…We Need To Talk.

Six months ago, I decided that 2012 was the year to #makeitcount. and on a sassier note that… Well, I certainly feel that I made good on that. I ran my first race, became a FitFluential Ambassador, hit some major weight loss milestones, and  inspired a bunch of friends {who are killin’ it!} to get …

I am enough.

I subscribe to way too magazines that I never seem to have time to read. So, to make time, I either read on the porcelain thrown {yeah, yeah TMI} or in bed at night as I try to get sleepy. So two night ago, I was reading Fitness Magazine and I saw this right before …

Face to Face: The teacher who called me Precious.

I wasn’t ready to write this post. Not yet. I wasn’t ready for yesterday to happen. But it did. When the time came, I wanted it to play out just as it had in my head a million times over. But this chance meeting came and went, out of my hands and out of my …

Confession: I Hulk out when I can’t run.

What’s that I was saying about running plans? Yeah, sometimes sh*t just happens & you have to deal with it. I made a deal with myself never to skip a run just because I’m tired. It’s like, “Oh, you’re tired, Cherie? Oh WAAAAH. Cry yourself a river. You work part-time, you have no kids, and …

Half marathon training begins now!

While training for my first 5K, I had a set schedule for how many miles I needed to run every week. Once the race was over, it was as though I was a complete newbie again wondering how many miles I should run each week, how many miles would keep me fit, how many miles …

It’s worth it.

It’s working. In just the past few days of buckling down, regrouping, reassessing my fitness goals and getting my butt back into gear to end this plateau, it’s been working. Not only am I now 2 pounds away from a whole new weight bracket, I’m only 1 pound away from another weight loss mile stone. …

Gaga for this non-gym workout!

So the workout I just talked about doing? The one from my last post? Yeah. Nailed it. I didn’t run the 4th mile of which I earlier spoke, but I decided to do some cross-training instead. Cross-training is über important and I always have to force myself to do it. I’d rather run, run, run, …