Monday, April 26, 2010

One of my clients-she got a 96% YAHOOO

Miranda Gregory
English #025

How To Achieve Physical Fitness

When people think of personal fitness they often do not imagine anything more

than physical exercise. In my quest to achieve a healthier lifestyle, I came to realize

quickly that it requires a balance of both body and mind not only to get started but to

maintain the results you will eventually achieve. Foremost, my professional trainer is a

“godsend” who helps me stay focused. There are many steps to achieve physical fitness.

While realizing the ripe age of forty is right around the corner, it occurred to me

after a brisk walk how out of breath I was. Furthermore, while getting out of bed in the

mornings and hearing every bone in my body pop, I am convinced the popping gets

louder with every passing year. My mind set had to be changed, being healthy should be

a way of everyday life.

Welcoming a long, fulfilling journey is a top priority for a single mother with

twin boys. With dreams dancing in my head of having the opportunity to watch my

children grow, they one day might bear their own children. It is imperative they know

their grandmother. With my mind in gear, I must find a personal professional trainer

to help me.

Luck was on my side. Right down the road from my home lives Heather Bear, a

professional personal trainer, who performs “phat camps” all over the United States.

Heather has trained for five years under Two-Time Ms. Olympia. My first meeting with

Heather included discussion about my diet with a quick work-out in her personal gym.

Upon my second work-out there were a series of leg lunges, stomach crunches, and

weight lifting. With my whole body burning it made me wonder if I would make the

walk to the car. The third and fourth visits grew more intense, every muscle in my body

was trembling and Heather was still pushing me for more. I was thoroughly convinced

Heather’s gentle smile was more of a snarl at this point, and she truly hated me. Pain is

now my new best friend, and getting out of bed in the morning is an obstacle. Weeks

have gone by now and the work-outs are getting a little easier, or either Heather has

decided that she does not want to kill me yet. This experience with her is changing

my life for the better, so I am going to invite my sister to start coming with me.

After a quick phone conversation with my sister Sonya, she was also ready

to take the challenge for a healthier life. The thought of her having to drive over an hour

to get to Heather’s gym was already showing me her level of dedication. Our first

session with Heather was still painful, but Sonya survived it. Having my sister as a

partner is amazing; as a result, we encourage one another plus we make fun of each

other. Even though she is now convinced Heather hates her, we look forward to our

weekly work-out. Heather has taught Sonya and me a healthier way of eating; for

example, we have both purchased George Foreman grills to help us when preparing

meals. Tilapia, flounder, cod and steamed vegetables are part of my new diet. We also

have our own treadmills and set of dumb bells in our homes. It is amazing how much

better we feel. Our journey is long, yet our accomplishments go a lot of Heather for her

knowledge in fitness, and always believing in us. She never gives up on us and we

believe in her.

To get ready for physical fitness it takes both your body and mind. Working out with a

friend or family member can help keep a person motivated. Finally, seek out the best

professional personal trainer you can find. Lastly, enjoy this amazing transformation

since you will be astonished on how much better you feel.

I would like to thank my sister Sonya, for being part of this life changing

experience with me. Heather, thank you for helping us change our lives for the better

with out this journey would have never been possible.

Monday, April 19, 2010

T-Ball Coach

Yep, I'm coaching again. I love it, Rozalee is my mascot. We had practice tonite and she runs and gets all the bats and balls. It's a blast.

We also got Bear a friend. I was having rottweiler withdraws. I've had rotties since I was in college and Kenny has had them since the early 80's. Rozalee loves the BIG BEAR and Izabella loves the Rocky-the Rottweiler.
I finally got to use my bike this weekend. I put a seat on the back for Rozalee and we went for a 6 mile ride. No one told me that I needed to buy a GOOD seat-OUCH my butt hurt. I went and bought me a foam memory seat:) AHHH much better.
Ok-I have a leg workout for ya-YES IT WILL HURT worse than my Wal-Mart bike seat:0)
4x20 DEEP squats w/ just bar for warm-up
if you don't go deep enough-you start over
4x20 Hack squats
4x20 hamstrings
10 sprints w/ 10 jogs inbetween-NO STOPPING
back to another set of hammys
1x50 calf machine w/ some weight on there
Finish w/ a set of (jogging to the next machine-no stopping-or you start over)
20 squats SEEP
20 hacks
20 leg curls
20 leg extensions
Hell ya that'll do it!!!!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Be Happy the Sun is out

It's so nice here in Indiana-it's just great to be alive, be surrounded by family and friends.

My grandma graduated from her PT and now gets to workout at home. Her PT ask me if I knew what the exercises were-HA HA I told him I'd love to put my grandma through a good workout at age 83. It was funny because they are basic curls, kickbacks, presses and lateral raises w/ 1 pound dbs. I told him - I think I can get it figured out:)

One of my clients wrote a paper on me. Her English project was to write about - How to Achieve Physical Fitness. She wrote about me training her and her sister. It was so great to read what she wrote about me. She got an A which was even sweeter. I have made pain Miranda's best friend and getting out of bed after legs is an obstacle. I love her descriptive writing:)
Physical Fitness takes both mind and body.

Well I trained back w/ John Parrillo for the 1st time and 3 days later I still can't get my shirt off-because my lats are still burning. They are pumped and look awesome though!!! I have never nor did I know you could train a back like that. My forearms hurt from doing rows-shows how I was training light. Nothing like doing pull-ups then doing pull-up pumps for 4 sets of 20 each and that was a warm-up. I got to do the hack squat yesterday-too much fun to explain. I am now learning that I wasn't pushing myself NEAR enough on my own. I will make changes now.

I have choose NOT to do Jr Nationals and just wait till I have totally changed my butt/legs and build a bigger back. The next time you see me on stage is when I know for a fact I'm going to kick some ass, I'm going to be able to kick young 20's girls butt.

Have a great weekend. Be happy to be alive and have what you do have-I am.

Monday, April 5, 2010

What a busy 2 weeks

Well we had Izabella's birthday party/sleep over, campfire, made smores, had her cousins birthday, pre-school Easter party, Easter egg hunt at church, Easter egg hunt at both grandparents house and I competed.
I made homeade ice-cream and it actually turned out.
Congratulations to a client/friend Missy Rosemeyer. She competed in her first show and place 5th in the tall class. I'm very proud of her. I got 4th in my short class. Now it's time to take it up a notch for Jr. Nationals.
I hope you all had a great Easter w/ family and friends.

In Memory of Jim

WHY ????
Why do all of the GOOD GUYS have to leave us so early. I met Jim back in 99 and since that day I knew he was the type of guy that would give you the shirt off his back. We spent 2 weeks out in Sturgis back in 2000 and he was the life of the party. He always brought dessert to Thursday night supper when us "bikers" would meet up at our friends house. He played Santa for the hospitals and the children's home. He wanted every kid to see Santa at Christmas. He played Santa for our bike club. Since we have had the girls we sold our bike last year and don't get out much to see our good ole' biker friends. Even though I didn't see him and his wonderful wife Linda as much as we used to-they would ALWAYS welcome us w/ a big hug and kiss. Jim passed away of cancer and today is his visitation. I wish we had our Harley to ride like everyone else but I'm sure Jim will understand:) It's killing me to type this. I had actually planned on blogging about my show I did this weekend-but that's not even important right now. Please put the Mooreheads in your thoughts and prayers today.
Cancer is such an ugly disease-I hate it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rest in Peace Big Daddy Moorehead. No one will ever forget your huge ASS smile. I hope you are drinking a COLD ONE!!!! LOVE YA