Trainer in Training

5 years ago I was thinking of going back to work, but not in the field I had been in previously (once upon a time I was a legal assistant) and thought it would be fun to be a Certified Personal Trainer. I studied hard, took and passed the test…and then found out Emma would be joining our family. Before long, life with 4 kids took over and I put everything on the back burner and then my certification expired.

Fast forward 5 years and I’m about to be in a similar situation, where in a little over a year (Fall 2019), Emma will be starting Kindergarten and I’ll be officially done with that chapter in our lives. Fun fact, the September that Emma starts Kindergarten, Tyler will be a Senior in high school.

I was going to use the company that I used before to re-new my CPT certification until I researched and found that NONE of the gyms in our area accept that certification, so I would have to go through someone else. Enter- NASM.  I called and talked to someone over the weekend and after talking to Spence, I went ahead and officially enrolled yesterday in the CPT program!

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So now I have the next 6 months to study and take the test and then I’ll be doing something I haven’t done in over 10 years…job hunting!

I will still be doing Advocare, of course, but this is another way to share my love of health and fitness with the world.

Break out the highlighters and notebooks- mama is going to school!

One/80 Round 2–Cleanse Phase Results


The One/80 program is broken up into different phases. The first 10 days is the Cleanse Phase, during this phase, you prepare your body for optimal nutrition.

My cleanse phase ended yesterday and I started the Max phase today. I mentioned in my starting stats post that during my first round of the One/80, I was extra focused on my food and nutrition because that’s always been my biggest struggle. So this time around, while I’m still focused on the correct nutrition, I am making my focus on exercise.

Day 11 Stats:

Weight: 203

Neck: 15” 

Chest: 42.5”

Waist: 38”

Hips: 43”

Thighs: 22”

Calves: 15”

Arms: 13”

Loss: –.8 lbs Inches Lost: –8.5”

Total Loss: –.8 lbs

Total Inches: –8.5”





I am really pleased with my progress so far- and I can’t wait to see what the rest of this challenge does!!