Personal Trainer in the Making!

I am so excited for the future! I actually am going to change my FAU major from Bio to Exercise Science and Health Promotion. It’s just my calling & passion! I am also enjoying the stuff I am learning now through Orangetheory. I have not yet taken the NASM CPT test. But in order to buckle down, I need to set a test date – it will force me to get into a good studying habit… 😉 I look forward to learning the science behind it all. I have always been a person who questions WHY or HOW? My short term goals are to be a trainer who helps athletes improve their performance. With a positive can do attitude, I know I can help others achieve their fitness goals.

A Little Wine is Just Fine

Red wine that is. Studies show that just a glass a day can increase HDL cholesterol levels, better sleep, and lower cardiometabolic risk factors.

Personally, I love a great glass of organic wine, or even sulfite free wine. It’s clean. That means no headaches the next day, and better quality.

I love coffee too, so if I would like a cup of coffee a day, and may be a glass of red wine, occasionally, I ought to make sure I am keeping my teeth white! I used to use fluoride free Tom’s natural toothpaste, but I just picked up a tube of Arm & Hammer Advance White toothpaste with baking soda & peroxide. Baking soda seems to work wonders in many ways!

Anyways…check out this video on why red wine is just awesome!

 

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For me, it helps me relax, and take the day in – to reflect on what happened, and to prepare for the next day! To go out there and conquer my ambitions! Lately I have been attempting a career change and I live a lot in my mind, I think it’s a Virgo thing. But it can lead to ovethinking, and also fear. Fear that holds me back, but the hardest part of doing anything difficult is just getting started! For stress management I think one glass of wine may be  help me study, and do freelance graphic design work for my friends.

My 29th Birthday

It’s my last year in my 20’s. And I am embracing it, most likely not going to do any type of fun-filled celebrations, like I used to plan durning my earlier 20’s. With tons of friends. But that lifestyle just doesn’t suite me.

But will celebrate it perhaps just quietly at home with my kitties, relaxing and enjoy some organic wine.

This what 29 looks like to me. Kristen Marie Kelly. It looks like self-care. Self love, and self respect!

I must remind myself that it is okay to do this… I want to accomplish great things in my life from here on out. I got a good job at Orangetheory, I need to study and pass the NASM CPT test to become a motivational personal trainer! I also got accepted back to FAU for a B.S. in Biological Sciences. That is another huge deal…and a whole other blog post, but if I want to focus hard on pursing a respectable career in the Health industry, I must remind myself to stay golden, stay focused, and to stay on the righteous path! Even if that means spending time alone! I focus better alone, it allows me to stay focused on a good path.

I am okay with being alone. This is why I am a runner! 😉 I do not need a boyfriend at the moment, or even fair weather friends who distract me.

I wish to continue to focus on improving myself. Taking my life to the next level. 🙂 I believe if I continue to transform myself into the person I really want to be, that it will open the right doors in the universe. To allow good quality people into my life! To allow for more opportunity.

Although, I am grateful I do have great friends that I really appreciate.  Friends who are positive influences, and maintain healthy friendships. Also for myself: I want to personally focus on my life, running better, longer, stronger, and faster, and a career change. Thus that means I must spend a lot of time alone, taking care of number one.

What I actually want for my birthday is to run tomorrow in the AM! And I will Runner’s Edge, my favorite group of positive people in Boca Raton. I have met the classiest, most wholesome and down to earth people through this group. With pure hearts of gold. It can be very hard to find. I am glad that I have met August Meltzer, she has nothing bad to say about anyone and is always happy and doing well. That is the type of person I want to surround myself with. I am glad she wants to take me out to lunch for my bday on Monday! I love this woman!

Well these are just scribbled thoughts for now, I gotta get ready for work!

Three Things Runners Should Do

Pick one, and do it everyday. I like the core and flexibility one.

1. Core and Flexibility

 Planks – 4 different moves hold for, 30 seconds each.

  1. Front Plank
  2. Backwards Plank (on palms and heels)
  3. Left Side
  4. Right Side

 Flexibility 

  1. Back Bridge
    Lay on your back, knees bent, feet flat on the floor roughly 18-inches from your glutes. Lift butt off the ground until hips and thighs are parallel, then lower. Set of 15, then lift right foot off the ground, balancing on your left and do 10 single-lifts. Repeat with 10 lifts on right foot.
  2. Alternate Toe-Touches
    Lay on your back, bend at the hips, and lift your legs straight up into an L-shape; spread your feet apart into the shape of a V. Reach with arms and torso to your left foot, down, up and reach to right foot. Do 20 lifts, alternating sides.
  3. Leg Swings
    Do each 10 times. Lateral: Swing left leg front-to-back, repeat with right leg. Horizontal: Face a wall, swinging left leg side-to-side, repeat right leg.
  4. Donkey Kicks
    Get on your hands and knees and into a table position. Keep the right leg bent at the knee and lift your right foot into the air, kicking until that thigh is parallel with the floor. Lower and repeat, 10 reps for each side.