week 26 : what have I been learning about this week? Plus the trials and tribulations of a Personal Trainer/Entrepreneur in training
Right let me update you on what has been going on in Abi’s world…week 26…
I didn’t get chance to return and do a proper round up of what went on last week as this week days have all just merged together and whizzed by so quickly! I remember it being exactly the same last year around this time, as I try and get things done ready for my own holiday as clients also want to increase intensity for their holidays!
I have had to turn a few of potential clients down in the past couple of weeks which i absolutely HATE doing. My schedule just doesn’t have enough hours in the day to fit everybody in, especially at certain busy times. I also feel personally that I would be doing these people a disservice by taking on complete beginners and only being around for a couple of weeks before going away for three. As much I could introduce them to the gym and squeeze in a couple of sessions however it just didn’t feel morally right taking their money for such sessions. I think I have to stay true to myself and what I believe in, and that is that a quick fix will never work.
If you want to make a change, you have to be prepared to put in the work and see it as a long term solution rather than a quick fix.
I now have a waiting list for September which I never ever imagined I would need to have! You could say that business is going well for me right now! But not one to rest on my laurels, I am already planning the next phase….
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Visiting London ticked off something on my #30B430 list, as well as going to Abbey Road. Things are being ticked off slowly and I do need to get on with some of them! I have just booked a photography course to do whilst in Venice and am super excited about that though!
This week I have been enjoying the WATT Bike at the gym as my form of cardio. After walking so much in London my achilles and shins were quite sore so I needed some form of low impact cardio to do. I jumped on the bike after work to finish watching the Nadal match at Wimbledon thinking it would only be another 10 minutes….I was on for over half an hour! Great to be distracted whilst still working out. I have been aiming for 15-20km each time and even though it is tough, I have found that once I break that first 5km mark I am okay!
I did a sweaty workout inspired by my sisters friend Jonny Stephens on Friday afternoon. This seems to be a recurring theme on a Friday; I scroll through Instagram and see a workout which looks challenging and then just go for it! A couple of weeks ago you might remember me taking on one by Andy McKenzie. The workout was
2 minute rounds x 4
A3)Cindy (5 inverted rows/10 press ups/15 squats)
Give it a go if you are feeling up to being challenged!
I won’t lie, I have suffered with some body confidence issues this week. I am not as lean as I have been the previous couple of summers prior to holidays and putting on a bikini and it has got to me. I have been worrying and almost not looking forwards to putting one on for fear of being judged. All I can do now though is practise what I preach, knuckle down for these last 19 days prior to going in the hope of feeling a bit better come August 4th when I fly out.
Right, time to see what I have learnt in week 26.
9th: Pteronophobia is the fear of being tickled by feathers!
10th: During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools.
11th: 47 of the top 50 clips on Youtube are music videos.
12th: n 2015, more people were killed from injuries caused by taking a selfie than by shark attacks.
13th: John McEnroe is the only player to ever have been denied entry into Wimbledon in 1981 for his on court behaviour.
14th: Since 2000, one of the William’s sisters has won the Wimbledon title 12 times. Powerful.
15th: Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest paid athlete in the world right now. He receives $58 million salary and a further $38 million from endorsements!
See you next week!