Good Morning! I only have a minute to chat before I have to get out the door and onto an eventful morning assisting HOOPER, our crazy Detriot Pistons mascot at an appearance.
Those of you who have been reading for a while might remember my adventures last summer with ’em. During the off season, I help out with events and today is the first day back for me this summer. And so it begins.
You know what else started this week? Studying.
Before our trip down to Florida, I shared some news that I would be tackling and studying to get my CPT through NASM. I didn’t worry about it while I was on vacation, but now that we are back I dove right into it last night.
I have to admit that it was a little overwhelming at first. I haven’t been in any type of “study” mode since college, and that was at least seven years ago. Yeesh.
When I was done with my work for the day yesterday, I took my book to our dining room table and cracked it open. It only took about five minutes before I remembered I can’t concentrate on studying anything unless my surroundings are clean and spotless. Now I remember why my room was always clean in college! I’m kind of a weirdo.
Anyways, several hours later, the house looked great and I got a few good hours of studying in. I finally successfully logged into the online study guide and watched all of the first chapter videos. I already started an impressive stack of note cards and realize this is just the beginning of a long, committing process.
I’m actually really excited about reading the material and have already enjoyed everything I’ve learned about!
I tried something completely different this morning for breakfast.
Udi’s gluten free millet-chia bread topped with dark chocolate peanut butter with a cup of strawberry Greek yogurt sprinkled in Hemp Hearts.
I’ve mentioned this before, but for those of you who are wondering, I choose to incorporate gluten free products into our pantry every once in a while because it seems to sit better with my stomach. I don’t need to eat gluten free, but I like to see what’s out there and frequently turn to GF options if they are available.
I really, really liked this bread! Even though it’s kept in the freezer, it tastes fresh when you toast it and doesn’t taste gluten free at all to me. I loved the texture. The only downfall would be the more expensive price tag at $5.50+ a loaf.
I hate to cut this short but I need to get going. I plan to check back in later today with this month’s Stitch Fix fun. Have a great start to your Tuesday!
Emma @ Life's A Runner
I need to get my hands on some dark chocolate peanut butter…YUM. Good luck studying! 🙂
It’s SO delish. Love the hazelnut butter too!
Liz @ I Heart Vegetables
You’re going to be such an awesome fitness instructor! I’d like to get my certification some day 🙂 I can’t wait to hear what you think!
I recently discovered bakehouse gluten free bread and it is to die for, even compared to udi’s 🙂
Ohhh I’ll have to give bakehouse a try! Thanks 🙂
I know what you mean when you say gluten-free can be better for your stomach. I seem to have the same issues and am trying to eat a low-gluten diet. I once went two weeks without any gluten at all ,and what a difference it made! It’s just not always convenient to go totally gluten-free. I’m excited for you getting your CPT. That’s something that’s always been in the back of my mind to do.
By the way, your posts about going to the gym convinced me to finally rejoin my gym! They had a special deal going on, so I got a good deal on the enrollment fee plus some free personal training sessions. I can’t wait to get back to Kickbox Jam and try Fitness Pilates. 🙂
Oh that’s wonderful!! So, if you say Fitness Pilates, are you signed up with Life Time? #bestgymever
I recently got certified as a personal trainer and I absolutely LOVED studying for it. I hadn’t studied since college either. But since I already teach group fitness and have an understanding of muscles and movement and mechanics, it was really enjoyable to put it all together with more science behind it through CPT materials. I’m now studying again for an additional certification for my new job, so I’m back in the book with flash cards in hand. Best of luck getting ramped up in your study plan.
That’s so awesome to hear, Ashley! Good luck with your continued studies!
I enjoy picking up new gluten-free products from time to time, too, just to see what’s out there. I don’t need to eat GF but same as you, I definitely notice the difference in my stomach. Just gotta keep an eye out for sugar and sodium in those products!
It’s amazing the difference it can make. I should probably go GF a lot more than I do!
Dark chocolate peanut butter is ALWAYS a great choice! 😉
Hannah @ Sprints & Scones
I absolutely am the same way about studying. My apartment must be perfect before I want to focus. I usually study in my office or at the library to avoid that problem. At least we know our homes will be clean!!
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
I have been studying for my CPT as well and was overwhelmed a little in the beginning since I haven’t studied a lot of science or movement since high school. Best of luck! I have to agree with you about Lifetime. I belong there too and it really is #bestgymever 🙂
Aw, good luck with your studying! I can definitely see how people get overwhelmed and overloaded with information. All you can do is take it one step and day at a time!
Glitz Glam Gluten-Free
Sounds like you are on your way to studying! I totally know what you mean, a clean, calming workspace really helps me focus too! And I loveee Udi’s Millet-Chia bread! I’ve tried just about every gluten-free bread out there and I think it’s the best! And although you buy it from the freezer aisle you can store it in the fridge if you plan on eating it fairly regularly!
Great tip, thank you!
Dark chocolate peanut butter sounds amazing, and I bet it is wonderful on toast since it gets all melty 🙂
Ohhhhh yeah. Orrrr just on a spoon by itself. 😉
I see you add hemp hearts in a few of your foods, where do you usually buy those and is there a health benefit?
I love that Udi’s bread–definitely one of the better varieties of gluten free bread I’ve tried!