Well, today was, in a word, disappointing. I was hoping to find a mentor, instead, I feel like Thomas Edison...I found another way that doesn't work.
While he did not quite lie, I do feel misled. I arrived at my appointment as he was on his way out...??? what??? Anyways, I stayed and "worked out" with one of his assistants. I used quotes because the gym's philosophy is based on circuit training. Basically, the owner writes up 3 circuits each week...1 upper body, 1 abs and cardio, and 1 lower. If done right, this can be good, but they were mostly body weight exercises. The "trainer" simply stands in the center of the gym and will help people who are clueless as to how to do these proposed exercises. And while I have no dilusions of my weaknesses, I do know that the physiques of both the employees and clients were, shall we say... indistinguishable from the average chip eating couch potato you would see walking down the street...sorry, mean...me bad..
It's just that there was not one person there that motivated me in any way. It was a pretty sad environment and not one I feel I could grow and learn in. Call me old school, but I would prefer a gym where you can hear the grunts of exertion and see the twisted faces of those trying to force out just 1 more rep!
Maybe I have a romantic idea of what I want to accomplish by becoming a personal trainer...really helping people change the quality of their lives, but I have to believe there is a market out there for that. I want to be more than a 1 hour diversion or a worse yet, merely a hobby.
So, back to the drawing board! And back to bringing up my weak points, especially aerobic conditioning...
I have deicided to start posting my workouts and food more for accountability, feel free to ignore it, or lend some constructive ideas
workout will be some interval training on the treadmill preceeded by some plyometrics
1. Oatbran, soy protein and almond milk
2. PWO creatine and 2 scoops rice protein
3. green smoothie made from 1 bag baby spinach, 2 small apples and 2 c strawberries.
4. soy protein pudding
5. taco salad made with Vegan Smart Ground Taco Meat
6. 1/3 c raw almonds and Chocolate Stevia and soy cream in coffee
totals from fitday=
Fat: 46 417 29%
Sat: 9 82 6%
Poly: 7 67 5%
Mono: 19 168 12%
Carbs: 171 520 36%
Fiber: 41 0 0%
Protein: 124 494 35%
Alcohol: 0 0 0%
Hope everyone has a fantastic evening!