I have three very random things to share with you today:
1. While I was at the gym the other day, I looked up from where I was doing lat pulldowns and saw people getting massages in the middle of the gym. How I didn’t notice them during the first half of my workout beats me. I thought it was totally weird but cool at the same time. How nice would it be to get a massage right after a tough workout?! I just think they should have made it a little more private because this was a bit awkward for everyone.
2. I brought back an old favourite yesterday: ants on a log. I don’t know why I ever stopped eating the fabulous combination of celery, peanut butter, and raisins (I actually just cut up a date because I didn’t have raisins). It was so yummy and will probably be my new obsession/go-to snack until something else takes it’s place.
3. I just signed up for the Body Earned program designed by James Wilson. I asked him in advance if it would be feasible with my half marathon training and he gave me the go-ahead (yesss!). It is a 12-week program which starts off with circuit training for four days a week and then progresses about mid-way through (harder workouts, five days/week). It isn’t a free program so I won’t be able to share the workouts with you but if you’re interested, he is charging $50 for the 12 weeks (that’s less than $1/workout). He is basically everyone’s online personal trainer and answers all questions related to training, nutrition, and supplements. He’s even helping me with vegetarian options to support my training! It costs more than $50 for a personal training session (at my gym at least) so I think this is a pretty sweet deal!! He posted the workout from Week 1 Day 1 yesterday on his Facebook page to give others an idea of what it was like (BONUS: I was out of the gym within an hour on the first day and have heard that it stays like this for the most part). Check it out! There is also a support group on Facebook that you get invited to if you start the program. It’s a great place for us to motivate each other and ask/answer questions. I love having that. I’m excited to see how this goes!
Are you a fan of celery and peanut butter?
Have you ever hired a personal trainer?