Baby Steps

So I was sorely disappointed when I realized that I wasn’t going to be able to just start up where I left off a few months ago. I tried to dive head first back into my workouts… and let’s just say that was a bad idea. My sciatica came back which has hindered my further right now, and I basically crashed and burned. So I am going to be taking baby steps to get back in the game… even though I am not happy about it! I call my workouts my “old lady” workouts now.  I hate getting older! lol

I wish I had never stopped, but hey, sometimes life gets in the way.

However I am making changes in my job and in my life in order to focus more on my health.

  • I am meeting with one of the trainers at my gym to discuss personal training and guidance in reaching my goals. I know personal training is expensive, and I get that most people don’t do it. The only problem is that without proper attention and education, a lot of people are doing the exercises wrong. In failing to do them correctly you are setting yourself up for possible injury, working the wrong muscles/not getting the maximum benefit out of the exercise, and just generally failing at life (lol jk!).
    • My gym (Vent Fitness) also does these small classes called NXT classes which I found extremely helpful. It is almost like personal training because there are  only a maximum of 5 people per class. The trainers at the gym teach them, and they really help you learn, correct your form, and push you to be better. Getting in the reinvent program which allowed me to take these classes for a couple of months was beyond worth it. I love my gym, and I really believe in it. You may hear me talking about them all the time, and you’ll just have to get over it :-p
  • Ok…I just got a little off topic…
    • What are my goals!??
      1. lose weight
      2. tone/build muscle
      3. get certified to teach some sort of group class (yoga, spinning etc!)
      4. compete in either a bikini or figure competition in 2015
  • I just got a new job that is going to hopefully bring less stress into my life. I just realized that no matter how much I work, and how much effort I put into one of the jobs I am currently working, it won’t matter. I will never get the recognition I deserve, or the appreciation. I am killing myself for inadequate pay, and slight chaos. For someone who can have anxiety issues, chaos is not good…not good… :-p

Ok dog needs attention

Post more later

Love dog now

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Hiking Algonquin in the Adirondacks

Decided to hike the second highest peak in New York last week! It was so beautiful, and Dino really enjoyed the hike. The little trooper must have walked at least 3-4 miles himself, and them was carried half of the way when it got steep. You know you are getting in shape when you hike 8 miles and are totally fine the next morning! I was completely surprised. Last time we did Marcy and I DIED the next day. The only bad thing was I definitely got a sunburn, but hey next time maybe I will remember the sunscreen! I would recommend the Adirondacks to anyone who is looking for a beautiful place to do some outdoorsy things. It is just gorgeous, I am in awe every time we drive up there.

http://visitadirondacks.com/

http://www.lakeplacid.com/do/outdoors/summerfall/hiking/46-high-peaks

http://www.lakeplacid.com/do/hiking/algonquin-mountain

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Definitely not an “easy” trail, but well worth the time and effort!

 

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My Dachshund Play Day <3

 

 Found the cutest little group near where I live on:

Darling Dachshunds

Latham, NY
26 Dachshund Owners

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We had an awesome few hours of sharing stories and watching our cute babies play. (I don’t know about you, but I totally have a fur baby)