Sunday, February 22, 2009

Checking in and Catching Up

Can't believe it's been a week since I posted - I had thought that with a week off I would be blogging everyday - but I decided that I needed a holiday from blogging as well, so I've laid low.

Let's see.. Monday was spent doing the usual, programs, catch up on emails, bills and about five loads of washing that somehow had gone by the wayside (training that day was doing the boogie with the iron).

Tuesday..a lot of the same - got to practice some of the new Bodystep and went out for dinner with Mike Robertson, who is in Australia presenting an excellent seminar on lower back care. I've been fortunate enough to have worked with Mike in 2007 and the early part of 2008 before my surgery and as I am nearly a year post op,will be looking to take my strength training to a higher level again this year. It was fantastic to be able to meet Mike in person and we had an excellent dinner talking about various training philosophies and his training facility etc.

Wednesday - Picked up latest copy of Australian Women's Health and Fitness magazine - this month Lindy and I have an article about resistance band training in there, so check it out.

Thursday: Taught Bodystep class and then raced off to help Mike and Paul set up for Mike's Seminar. I am loving the Thursday morning Bodystep class and having so much fun. Mike's seminar was fantastic - really solidified a lot of the stuff I teach my clients. Organized a workout for him at Fitness First. Then met Carolyn and shared a fabulous upper body workout including some bicep work that made us both want to cry - I had guessed we'd make 8 reps of said protocol - we were both screaming for mercy as we got to rep 4 - I've been telling her that my biceps now hate her and that her Jedi mind tricks won't work on me anymore...sheesh I'm glad she appreciates Star Wars as much as I do. AFter a great Vietnamese dinner I collapsed into bed.
Friday: Day of complete rest and food shopping.
Saturday: Taught RPM Hi Performance - nearly full class and the focus being on "strategy" - 100% effort @ 15seconds is different to 100% at 1:30 - nearly killed myself in the process but all good. Did 2-3 hours of Bootcamp telecasts on time management and prioritization of what matters in the afternoon.
Sunday: Went for a walk and took Miss G to two birthday parties, ate Boervors with hubs and have chilled out for the rest of the day.

I'm looking forward to a good workout tomorrow and getting ready to have another battery of tests done - still numb in fingers and toes but thankfully most of the swelling has gone down and I'm back to being a badass!


Michelle said...

Sounds like you been a busy bee!!

mmmm ... Boervors. Mal has been cooking some of that up of our Friday arv sessions lately. Delish!

Kerry W said...

Hi Liz

Didn't you say you were on holidays???

Sounds like a very fulfilling week nonetheless.

Thanks for the link to Mike Robertson's site/blog. I really find training and related info interesting, especially things like performance enhanching (no...not drugs), and something I find really, really intriguing is 'rehabilitation', via personal trainers. Most run-of-the-mill trainers ignore this very important area. I think they'd have alot more success if they really addressed individual problems/injuries and helped people to overcome them along with losing weight/increasing fitness etc (which is where I started...with injuries).

Okay...rambling..bye! Enjoyed your post. :)

LizN said...

Thanks Kerry,
That's what I do as an ex phys and coach and have spectacular results with my clients. Nice to look pretty but even better when you can move better.

Kek said... mean you STOPPED being a badass...? I must have missed that! Did I blink?