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Being the Part of a Trainer

Four-day work weeks always throw me off kilter. Compound that with just getting back from vacation and I am absolutely out of sorts with my days. It's Wednesday, but sort of feels like both Tuesday and Thursday at the same time. Just me?

Not only am I feeling off kilter getting back into the groove of needing to know what day of the week it actually is, I'm also trying to get back into my usual workout schedule. Yes, I ran and did the elliptical and abs in Florida. But it was still not my normal schedule of times, or even workouts really.

I did get in 7 happy miles on Sunday plus did biceps later in the day (I was itching to lift after not having access to weights on vacation). Monday I opted for weights (back and legs) and some kickboxing. This morning was an early-morning run - another 7-miles. It was warm and humid. Summer has arrived, and I feel like it's already affecting my running. It just felt hard.

But now I need to figure out when to schedule in my other weight workouts and runs for the week. I feel like I've been slacking a bit with my weights. I enjoy weights. I really do. But it's hard to convince myself to stay inside when it's pretty out. And I've been feeling a little uninspired again. Definitely time to change things up.

Sometimes I think it's harder to mix it up when you don't have a gym full of equipment. I don't have a barbell, no squat rack, only a certain number of risers for my step. So, sometimes it does feel like I'm a bit limited.

This has me suddenly panicked considering I'm trying to get my Personal Trainer Certification. I mean, if I can't get more creative with my own workouts ... how am I supposed to help others? And I also am feeling a bit more pressure to look the part, "be" the part. I'll be a walking billboard basically.

And no, I don't think I look unfit, but I certainly have images in my head about how I would prefer my arms to look, my legs to look, and most definitely my back. I've actually stayed away from fit magazines like Oxygen (which I really do enjoy), because of physique envy. And Pinterest? It's a gold mind for self doubt in some respects.

Any trainers out there go through these thoughts and concerns? 

Sorry for the sort of rambling post today. Just spilling my thoughts. And, since I was so disconnected while on vacation, I've missed lots of great accomplishments around the blogosphere. BUT, there is one that I must share for what should be Way to Go Wednesday?

Angela at Happy Fit Mama for becoming a marathoner this past weekend. She fought hard for this one!

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