Still A Teacher At Heart

Today is going to be quite a day, my friends. Quite a day. But first, before we get into that, let’s talk about last night’s awesome dinner.

I ended up having clients until about 7:30 last night, so Jay took care of all dinner prep and had it just about ready by the time I got home.


Man, I’ll tell ya. Homemade pizza last week…full chicken dinner this week? Have I mentioned how much I love this man lately? Winking smile

On the menu: Italian-marinated grilled chicken, garlicky green beans with tomatoes, and skillet-fried red potatoes.


Everything was top notch and thoroughly enjoyed (minus half of my chicken, which I’m saving for later today hopefully) after a long afternoon/evening of work.


Speaking of work, things are starting to pick up quite a bit more which is awesome. I’ve been training some awesome and amazing women who are all so hard-working…making my job just that much easier!

One particular client of mine sent me a few texts after our session last night, thanking me for everything that we’ve been doing for the past two months. Since we’ve started working together, she’s lost almost 30 pounds, which makes me just so incredibly proud and happy for her.

I knew right from the beginning of starting this new career as a personal trainer that one of the aspects I would enjoy most would be seeing my future clients grow and succeed.

I guess you could say that I’m still a teacher at heart…just of a different variety. Winking smile


So I mentioned that today is going to be quite a day. Things got started bright and early at 5:30am with my own workout, and will be going strong until about 8:00pm tonight when I finish up my shift at work. And on top of my morning and evening shifts today, I also have quite an interesting/exciting/nerve-racking event taking place…I’ll be sure to fill ya’ll in as soon as I can!

But in the meantime, be on the lookout for another fun giveaway this afternoon.

And before I go for this morning, I just had to share this fun little thing that Jay and I found last night…

For anyone who was born in the 80’s…is that not true or what?!? I love it.

Question for the Morning:

My fellow friends born in the 80’s! What else would you add to that list of fun we had? Winking smile


  1. says

    Haha, I swear us 80’s children had the most fun! I vividly remember playing manhunt throughout our neighborhood streets and when my family first got a nintendo — and whenever it would freeze we would take the game out and blow into the nintendo box like that would fix it!

    You are still a teacher in so many ways! Pretty neat that you get to teach people skills that will make them healthier and happier people :)
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  2. says

    That’s great that you are able to be part of someones success story :) I’m sure it feels great to be able to help others everyday, very rewarding!
    The 80’s sign made me laugh! I always talk about playing in the street when I was younger.. So much fun.

  3. Julie says

    That is SO awesome!!!!!! I bet you feel almost just as good as her having helped her lose 30 lbs and gain a new healthy lifestyle! I’m so happy for you that you are finding your new career choice so rewarding.

  4. Nicole says

    Love the 80s list! Also this is random – but I love your knives! I’m looking for a new set, and the look of yours seem to be exactly what I’m looking for – do you mind sharing the details on them? :)

  5. Linda says

    OK -I am either getting that green bean recipe or there needs to be a Jay Cooks For You Night give away!

    About your client…. I can attest (as you see my FB status today) the AMAZING gift people like you are. Not just a trainer, but invested in someone’s success and all over success not just weight.

    I just met you and have benefited greatly. Love the blog, love the energy, love your humor!!

    Thank you Gold’s for adding you to my journey!

  6. says

    Wow that is amazing you helped someone lose 30 pounds! That must feel so great that you helped her in that process. I love all those little snippets, so true! Well I’m born in 1990, but I still can relate to all of them!
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  7. says

    Hair crimpers, anyone? I loved to crimp my hair. And what about the colors? The brighter the better.

    You sound like an awesome PT. 30 pounds is remarkable, she and you should both be proud. I’ve never done much with personal training myself–I get too emotionally invested in people. It’s great when they succeed, but not so much when they just can’t overcome bad habits & addictions. It’s too hard for me to see that, so I stick with group fitness instruction :)
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  8. says

    That is sooo perfect! Ha, I was just saying yesterday how I used to record radio songs onto a cassette!

    What needs to be added is that we were the last generation to truly know what MTV, Nickeloden, Disney, etc. were meant to be. I remember so many good shows that I wish I could go back and watch…Adventured of Pete and Pete, Clarissa Explains It All, Alex Mack, Rugrats, Salute Your Shorts, Are You Afraid of the Dark…I could go on and on…
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  9. says

    Ok Court, I’ll still waiting for that garlic green bean recipe 😉 Everytime I see it, I drool a little. (ew!) haha!
    And Congrats to you on such an accomplishment with your clients- that is seriously so awesome! I might be hitting you up for some workouts soon…starting to feel like my old self. Yay! (or you could just move to FL, and I promise I would have a TON of clients for you 😀 )
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  10. says

    I missed the 80’s by one year! (I’m a 1990 girl). I can’t wait to hear about your big event, and that’s awesome about your clients! Hearing that would definitely make the job worth it :)
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