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She Ate Her Words

by Courtney on February 1, 2012

So last night’s session at the gym went really, really well!

I had my first two small group sessions to teach, and they were both awesome. I’m telling you, I was literally on Cloud 9 the entire time. I absolutely loved it! I actually had to chuckle to myself at one point because one of the girls in my first group mentioned something about how she was kind of disappointed to see that a girl was teaching because, as she put it, “wanted a tough workout.”

Oh really?

Well, I had them huffin’ and puffin’ and by the end of it, she actually admitted that I made her “eat her own words.” So for it being my first session, that definitely helped put a little extra pep in my step for the night!


I wasn’t totally sure how the food situation was going to go for the evening, so I brought a few things with me. First, I packed up two scoops of vanilla SunWarrior + 1/2 a banana.


Since my gym actually makes drinks and smoothies, I was able to just add some ice and use their lust-worthy blender to make myself a protein shake. I also added in a little strawberry juice, which made it extra delicious. I think this will most definitely be a go-to option.


I also brought a banana flavored SOYJOY bar with me, which I had a little later in the evening.


When I got home around 8:30pm, I was a little hungry so I ended up having a VitaTop with some peanut butter and about a serving of Peanut Butter Cheerios. It wasn’t exactly the most balanced meals I’ve had, but it’s a work in progress. I’m sure it’ll take some experimenting to figure things out.


This morning, I woke up feeling, well, slightly like death. My suspicions of a cold have proven true, and I did not get a very good nights’ sleep thanks to the constant stream coming from my nose.

I’m now sporting the lovely Rudolph look, but I’m trying my best to work through it and kick it to the curb. Besides, I really had no choice but to get up and get moving; I had to be back to work at 6am for a quick, three hour shift. I didn’t have any clients or group sessions, so I did a little more shadowing, but as soon as my shift was over, I scooted back home to make some breakfast.

The first thing I reached for, however, was my coffee. All set and waiting for me, which was spectacular. What is it about warm beverages when you’re sick? I just love it.


For breakfast, I went the quick & easy route and made an egg, provolone, and jam sandwich on a toasted whole wheat English muffin.


I also cut up an orange to have on the side…gotta get that Vitamin C!



Today is a split shift day of work for me, and I was originally planning on coming home and doing a workout, but I think I’m going to have to switch gears. I am really not feelin’ a workout right now…what I AM feeling is a nap. So that’s where I’m headed!

Zzzzzzzz. Smile

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1 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat February 1, 2012 at 10:02 am

Hope you feel better!

Have you told your clients about your blog or are you keeping work/blogging seperate?
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2 Courtney February 1, 2012 at 10:31 am

No, I’m going to keep them separate. I think I’d just prefer to leave it that way, for now at least.


3 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles February 1, 2012 at 10:03 am

I’m so pumped for you that your job is working out so well! SCORE! …..I hope it continues down this path of awesomeness!!!
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4 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries February 1, 2012 at 10:05 am

oh no, so sorry you’re feeling sick! it definitely seems to be that time of year. i am so glad to hear you’re loving the job so far though! way to kick some booty with your small group session. ;)
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5 Jodi February 1, 2012 at 10:05 am

I’m sick, too, and it totally sucks! This is definitely a lounge around day for me!

Your job sounds like a lot of fun; hope ya get to feeling better soon!
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6 Care @HealthierGirl February 1, 2012 at 10:12 am

Funny… I think I prefer to work out with female trainers (sorry, men). I just have had better experiences with them, I guess. And, females can definitely push hard as it sounds like you have proven!

Hope you feel better!


7 Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud! February 1, 2012 at 10:17 am

Awesome! And I am so glad you are enjoying this!! And awesome you kicked her butt and made her work hard :)
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8 chelcie @ chelcie's food files February 1, 2012 at 10:18 am

I’m sorry your not feeling well Courtney! I don’t know if you’ve ever taken Zicam? But its seriously my number one go-to medicine when I have a cold! I swear when I take it my cold goes away in about 2 days! My uncle who is a doctor recommended it to me and I’ve been hooked ever since!
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9 Courtney February 1, 2012 at 10:30 am

I’ve already taken my Zicam this morning ;)


10 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope February 1, 2012 at 10:21 am

I hope you feel better!! It sounds like your first day at work went great! It’s always such a good feeling when you enjoy what you are doing :)
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11 Lisa February 1, 2012 at 10:33 am

That orange looks amazing! And your smoothie looks good too!


12 Julie February 1, 2012 at 10:43 am

I love reading about how you navigate working unusual hours throughout the day. Between class and school, I find myself in interesting eating patterns all the time…you motivate me to eat healthier! Keep it up, it sounds like you’re already an aweomse trainer. :)


13 Olivia February 1, 2012 at 10:53 am

That looks like a great idea, and what an awesome perk – to be able to make smoothies in an awesome blender at work!! I jealous!
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14 Carissa February 1, 2012 at 11:12 am

Yeah! I love when people underestimate tough female trainers!! Way yo go!

I hope my cold didn’t virtually get you!! Boooo! I’m sitting next to my arsenal of cold remedies and tissues.
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15 Cat @Breakfast to Bed February 1, 2012 at 11:15 am

uck. lo siento. I am so glad you had a great class, though!!!
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16 Dena @ 40 Fit in the Mitt February 1, 2012 at 11:17 am

I love it! That’s funny that she associated a tuff workout with a man. Everyone of the best/hardest workouts I’ve done have all been designed by women! Hope you feel better soon.
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17 Khushboo February 1, 2012 at 11:18 am

I am guilty of underestimating women trainers but I’ve almost always eaten my words! Hope you feel better!
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18 Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life February 1, 2012 at 11:20 am

I am so glad to hear you are loving your job so far! I am sure it’s such a great feeling to know you are making an impact on others :-) I hope you feel better Asap!
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19 Kalyn February 1, 2012 at 11:45 am

That smooth looks amazing, and now you’ve given me the idea to start using a little strawberry juice in my own (sounds SO SO good)! Hope you get to feeling better soon.


20 Brittany V February 1, 2012 at 11:55 am

oh no! feeling icky on such a beautiful day in upstate NY! I bet the sun will help! Question for you- do you have must-have songs on your workout playlist? I decided yesterday that I need to change mine up – i’m bored with them!


21 Tara Burner February 1, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Feel better and whopeee to the chic who had to eat her words! lol


22 Angela @ Health Happiness & Harmony February 1, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Feel better Courtney! :) Congrats on a great first session!
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23 Jodi February 1, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Get better! Make ‘em do burpees with push-ups and they’ll never make a “girl” comment again ;)
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24 Paige @ Running Around Normal February 1, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Oh no! :( Hopefully you wake up feeling MUCH better for your next shift :)
As for coffee, I’m the opposite. I know I’m sick when I actually *don’t* want it!
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25 Jenny@HealthyMOChick February 1, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Sometimes sleep is what your body needs to do to get better. I’m so proud that you made that chick eat her own words!
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26 Liz @ Tip Top Shape February 1, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Warm beverages are the best when you’re sick–especially tea with lots of honey. Hope you’re feeling better!


27 Holly February 1, 2012 at 3:30 pm

I’m sick too..what the heck?! And I JUST got over a cold. Good grief! Hopefully we start feeling better asap!!!
Again, congrats on your new job :D That is so exciting! I love what the girl said…& then you totally proved her wrong. Go Court ;)


28 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake February 1, 2012 at 8:31 pm

It sounds like your job is off to a fabulous start!

I was sick last week & my husband was eating like 3 oranges a day to avoid getting sick. It worked for him! :-)
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29 Emilie February 2, 2012 at 12:59 am

I would much prefer a female trainer! Sounds like your job situation absolutely ideal – I would love to feel like cloud-9 at work.
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30 Amy February 2, 2012 at 5:10 am

Congratulations on your first two classes! It takes a lot of positive energy and personal strength to put yourself up in front of people to lead them like that!
I hope this is just the start of something absolutely wonderful for you, a brilliant new adventure.
Get better soon :)
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31 Allison February 9, 2012 at 10:17 pm

As i see its a great step that you start for, Keep it up. And congratulations!
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32 Maysel February 14, 2012 at 11:42 am

That is a good thing to hear.. I am so glad that you are feeling better.. More power to your work! :)
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