If I take more steps I will see progress, at least that is what the fitness graphs from last week showed me. My friend Jack called me out to meet him for a Galveston Crossfit work out. My muscle still wasn’t 100% but I knew that a good coach Shaun McCrary would be there to provide support and knowledge. He has always been someone that looks out for my best interest. If I am doing something wrong he calls me out immediately! It’s not because he is picking on me but instead to show me a better way. He does not want me to get hurt. No coach does, but a good coach knows when to push, when to correct and when to inspire. It’s up to me to make the change he is asking because if I don’t then I’m on the road to injury.
It had been a month since I have been inside a gym and I was the last one to finish the work out. Yes, I showed up and I made it through without a near death experience. Yes, I felt sick and disappointed and frustrated! He quickly reminded me that during my time off I learned a lot from the mobility work shop online. It’s not as though all this time had been wasted. And that my friends is what a good coach does! I left there with hope and motivation and with that feeling of accomplishment. Thanks coach!
We all need a good coach no matter what we are doing! Have you ever used a business coach? I have used Earl Gray as my business coach and he helps me stay on track. He provides motivation, education and holds me accountable to follow through. You see a good coach is needed for all sorts of areas in your life.
The day before the Boston Marathon bombings both of our boys completed the Houston Kids Triathlon. You know what they had? That’s right, a good coach! He has completed all sorts of running races and the Iron Man. In fact he is scheduled to complete one in September and there will be a live feed at the finish line. He comes with years of experience and that is just what these kids needed.
We don’t all have access to coaches but we do have online support groups like Mamavation where encouragement and inspiration is vital to success! I would like to say thank you ladies for all your help over these past years. It’s been one wild ride.
Workouts – Lots of walking and one Crossfit workout.
Scale Reading– 162 Boo! Not surprising when you slip and bury your face in pizza and turtle cheesecake ice cream. Ugh! However I still have a few days left in April so I’m hopeful to get that number back down.
Stress Level – Much better I’m really close to being pain free.
The UP side– I can’t wait to try out this lose 12 inches with 12 work outs.
A special reminder for us all…
Need for fitness support? Join the “Sistahood”. More great resources: The Y, Crossfit Training, Vitamins for your age group, RealAge.com
- The long term goal 18 pounds by the end of the year. Goal weight 140.
- The short term goal lose 1 – 2 lbs. per month.
- January 158 – 159 = +1 pound gain
- February 159 – 158 = -1 pound loss
- March 158 – 162 = + 4 pounds
- April 162 –