I’m an NASM-certified personal trainer! Woohooo!
I studied text, DVDs, tutorials, online quizzes and podcasts for three months trying to learn everything I could about how the human body works and how to get it to work the way we want it to. Today I took the proctored exam and passed- and am now a real personal trainer!
I’m pretty excited, but I’ll be really psyched when I actually start training people! No job yet. :-/
Tomorrow I’ll elaborate more on what I learned and a bit about personal training.
I had a lot of info I wanted to cover before the exam so I stayed up very late last night and woke up very early this morning. Going to bed at 2:30am and waking up at 6:00am makes one tired Ashley. Luckily I had naner oats to help me out a bit while I finished up reviewing
Since You should never take a test hungry! I had some snacks before going to the testing center.
A few weeks ago I received a promotional card for a free Chipotle item and today was the day to use it!
I ordered a salad to go with almost every vegan topping they have. Yum. I usually don’t use the dressing they give you, but it’s actually really yummy so I used some! I also had a Flat Out wrap with lunch for extra carbs!!!!!
Chipotle’s salads are amazing. It wasn’t a bed of plain lettuce hiding under my boat of guac. No way. Check out the goodness I uncovered!
After lunch I visited my cool and comfy bed for a 3 hour nap with Dixie. My 60 pound pup curled up with me = heaven.
Then I ate the fridge (apple, granola bars, etc.) to get my energy back up and headed out for a fantastic 25 mile bike ride. I rode through rain for a few miles at the beginning, but the rest was lovely!
Later David and I ate dinner (I had a huge green protein smoothie) while watching The Proposal! The movie was really cute- I recommend!
Thanks for your input on my last post about making enchiladas! I definitely want to try the sweet potato black bean version so many of you raved about. For that night, I just needed something simple that didn’t require me running out to the grocery store.
To start I made some filling: 1/3 block mashed tofu, frozen corn, frozen peas, black beans, salsa and spices (taco seasoning, paprika and pepper). I also cooked some organic chicken for David since he specifically begged for chicken in his enchiladas. Cooked meat doesn’t bother me too much, but raw meat makes me crazy. I thought I’d either cry or cough up my lunch when handling the raw chicken! (Neither happened, actually. Thanks to cooking utensils I had very minimal contact with it.)
The rest of the enchilada sauce went on top and the babies baked for 30 minutes at 350*. They actually turned out really yummy! Next time I will not use Flat Out wraps- their signature texture and taste stood out way too much.
Here’s my plate. But who am I kidding? I totally went back and had my second enchilada. I was stuffed after that!
Have you used the services of a personal trainer? What are your thoughts on trainers?