Friday, May 31, 2013

~* Amazed Again *~

My clients never cease to amaze me.

This week, I feel like I have witnessed more drive and dedication from my clients than ever. Maybe it's because I've been pushing a little harder than usual, and they sure have stepped up. It's so freakin' rewarding.

Yesterday was the best day of the week. Aside from the fact that Thursdays are my Fridays (3 day weekends, yay!), I had two clients blow me away. Client #1 is a wheelchair bound man, 24 years old with spina bifida and diabetes. He has virtually no feeling in his feet below his ankles, but I got to take him through a leg workout yesterday!! Not anything crazy, but he was able to do the leg extension machine and the seated hamstring curls, and that was incredible. Client #2 is in his late 50s and he is a workhorse. He will do anything I come up with for a workout and never complain about it. I've only gotten the best of him once, actually. He set a goal for himself a while back- he wanted to do 10 pull ups. The last time he tried, he got 5. Well, last night, I got to witness him getting 9!!! His "gym birthday" is in 2 weeks, and I have no doubt in my mind that he will be able to celebrate with 10 full pull ups.

I am so full of wonder and amazement and sheer gratitude. How many people can wake up every day and feel truly blessed and fortunate to be going to a job that they love? I can.

Monday, May 27, 2013

~* Eating Dirty *~

I've been eating Paleo since the new year. Mostly, I love it. Every now and again, I want some kind of junk, but I usually resist and pat myself on the back for making the right choice. Usually.

But every once in a while, I just say "fuck it, dig in" and I eat whatever the hell I want.  And I inevitably pay for it the next day. Today is that next day.

Yesterday, J and I grilled some burgers and had a small gathering. I had a cheeseburger (on a bun), sweet potato fries, chips and dip, and cupcakes. And my digestive system is making me pay today. I feel terrible, and I kind of just want a salad to atone for my sins.

Lesson learned- cheat on a part of a meal, not the whole meal. 😣
" Don't place your better days in the future."