This week

This week, my eldest client C came back to train some more after being away for over two months, out of the country. In her training, among many other things, we do sit-stand as a sub for squats. She sits down and stands  up from, or tries to touch-and-go from, benches at heights of 17 inches, 16.5, and 16 inches. Who would have thought those three increments would be so different. I have another trainee who does the same exercise, sit-stand, from the same heights. She is quite a bit younger than C but just happens to have got pretty out of shape. She is benefitting faster than C from the sit-stands, but C is ahead of her in other strengths and skills. Everybody’s unique, that’s for sure.

Another C, a friend from CrossFit 206, trains with me once a week, and I really like her. I think she’s excited to see me, as I am her. I’m glad I have my digital wall clock/timer, so that I can time her rest between sets and don’t get carried away chatting to her. That clock really keeps me honest.

Another trainee, M., had his final two sessions with me this week. He’s gotten stronger and slimmed down but he doesn’t seem to see and feel it in himself. I want him to commit to training more wholeheartedly — he’s off to CrossFit in a couple of weeks — but he seems to feel it’s a luxury he can’t quite afford. To me of course it’s a basic health practice that one wouldn’t consider giving up if other things could be sacrificed that aren’t as necessary as health.

I created a collage image for my business Facebook page using pics of five trainees working in the garage. I think it looks good. One person who gave me permission to use her picture also posted it on FB and kindly enthused about our training, which makes me feel great! Another trainee after only a few sessions noticed she can get on and off the floor easier.

It was a good week. Unfortunately I have a headache now that it’s over. My work is mentally extremely tiring. I’m so glad I decided to have Fridays off.