09/1/15

September

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Hello NeverEver’s,

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It is September and I can barely believe it. I can also barely believe that yesterday was my first day of school. However, I can believe that I got hopelessly lost on that first day. It was typical me. Happily I wasn’t ‘overly’ late and the Coach was pretty understanding. Apparently I am not the only one who couldn’t find the Gym.

Today is my 2nd day of school and I am really looking forward to it. But what I am really, REALLY, looking forward to my challenges this month!

Challenge #1

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FXP Fitness Hula Hoop – Fall Back 30 Day Challenge!

The Challenge is to do at 30 minutes a day using the Hula Hoop! Can break up the 30 minutes how ever we need to do it.

Challenge #2

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Skate Every Damn Day – September Version

The Challenge is to skate every day OR at least put on your skates. Which after you put them on, of course you can’t stop but actually skate.

Challenge #3

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Drink NO more Soda

This challenge is a personal one. No one is doing it with me that I know of, but with over 2 billion people I am sure someone else, somewhere, is also saying NO to Soda. Last time I did this challenge I went 8 months. I plan to make it longer this time!

Of course there is the normal challenge of just surviving work and school. I am looking forward to those though.

What are you plans / goals / challenges for August? Are you looking forward to the cooler weather or are you going to miss the summer?

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08/24/15

Monday Runner: Am I a Runner?

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Hey NeverEver’s,

Happy Monday!! Can you believe that it is already September 24th? I am pretty sure it is just supposed to be sometime in June. Honestly where has this year gone? Because I was looking at the calendar and have come to a realization that;

  • 4 weeks until the Spartan Beast
  • 5 weeks until the Alhambra 5k
  • 9 weeks until the Rock n’ Roll Los Angeles
  • 13 weeks until the LA Turkey Trot 10k
  • 22 weeks until the Star Wars Rebel Challenge (Redemption)

which scared the living crud outta me. Cause I want to be prepared for this runs this time. Or at least a LOT more prepared then I am feeling right now. So what did I do? I went for a run and while on that run I had a thought, after the first mile of course, that I need something to keep me on track. Because lets face it, I have already lost a lot of this year by just existing instead of living and I have some of my biggest races coming up.

But something kept occurring to me while I was running, after the first mile, was what exactly made me a ‘runner’? I mean this has been touched upon by other people places on the web like Runners World, Active and Shape, but it is something that keeps coming up to me and in my own head. Am I am runner because I sometimes run? Am I a runner because I have done races? Am I a runner because I have medals? Am I a runner…?

Well I am here to say that I AM A RUNNER!

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Now what makes me say that and how can you say the same thing. Because lets face it…we all have doubts. Well here are my reasons that I am saying that I AM A RUNNER…

  • I want to RUN when I am frustrated 80% of the time
  • I get a happy feeling…and possibly a loud ‘yes’ when my 2nd mile is faster then my 1st
  • I have 2 devises that tell me, almost, the same information on my RUN. Love my TomTom GPS watch and my Nike+ App
  • When I haven’t RUN in a while…I get sad
  • I have multiple RUNNING shoes
  • RUNNING crosses my mind at least 1 time a day
  • I have crossed state line for a RACE
  • I have spent money on RUNS / RACES
  • I am slow but I haven’t given up RUNNING
  • It is an exciting moment when I PR
  • I feel accomplished when I push myself a little more each RUN

11954565_1171037866245203_488927138141158676_nNow some of these are fun reasons, some of these are a little more serious, but they all mean the world to me and have taken me 3 years really get in my head that I am a runner. Regardless if I still walk, regardless if I don’t run everyday, regardless if I am FAST. I AM A RUNNER and if you like or love RUNNING however you do it, guess what! You are A RUNNER TOO!

So what makes you a runner? I really want to hear!

Also don’t forget to stretch after all runs or any workouts! FitApproach has partnered up with PrAna for a #7daystretch! Today was to stretch the Glutes and Hams. I used my Gaiam BalanceBall chair for stabilization and to get a deeper stretch.

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Tomorrow is all about the Backbends! I can’t wait as I need a good back stretch.

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08/12/15

Back to School

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Hey NeverEver’s,

So I know that I said that I wouldn’t disappear again…but I had some decisions that I had to make. And make them I did.

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I am going back to school. Oh my goodness!!!! I honestly can’t believe that this is happening but it really is. I am going to school for Kinesiology Physical Education and it is starting at the end of this month. Paid for and everything. Ack!

I would like to mention that without my work willing to work with my schedule that this wouldn’t be happening. So thank you work!!!

But yup I am going to school! Maybe if I keep saying that it will really sink in and not feel like a dream. So lets ask why am I not getting just a normal certification from NASM or ACE for a class or several classes? I mean it is on my to do list but I wanted to learn more about the body.

Why it does what it does? How I can change things?

Which is why I decided on going to school, Santa Monica City College, and get some answers to my questions!

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I am scared as hell. But apparently that is a great indicator that I made the right decision. Going back to school after all this time. Working at my dream of getting into the Fitness Industry…even though I am not where I want to be health wise. I jumped…now I have to learn to fly.

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So NeverEver’s I am not certain exactly where this is taking me. But I am following it to where it leads and while I am scared…I also can’t wait!

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