My Fitness Journey

 I love to work out. I mean, I LOVVVVVVEEEEE to work out mostly because it makes me feel like I accomplished something for that day. I do mostly lifting but I do kill myself some days and have a “fitness class” stadium session. First off, if you are not familiar with stadiums, they are practically the devil’s work. You run up and down these really steep bleachers and pretend like you are enjoying it. I am fortunate enough to have Ben Hill Griffin Stadium right down the street from me so I go there to do workouts. I usually just run up and down the stairs and then maybe do lunges or pushups.

 My fitness class that I spoke about early consists of a few friends and sometimes some coworkers. I am a certified personal trainer so of course my friends want me to teach them workouts. This is a ton of effort, but honestly, I love it. Plus I get to make them run up and down stairs, so if they are mean to me, I can retaliate (lol). 

We have two gyms on campus that I frequently go to. There is SW Rec and Student Rec. SW Rec is by far the superior gym, but it’s packed constantly. Student Rec is a nice little gym that has everything I need. I will usually take about an hour and a half lunch break and go over there to get a workout in. This is the beauty of being in grad school, I can go do stuff whenever I want, for however long I want. 

As I said earlier, I am a certified personal trainer. I do not really train people for money right now, but hopefully I can in the fall. UF’s RecSports hires personal trainers each year and that is what I am aiming to do. I took their course last fall and they offered me a position as a Wellness Associate. It’s a fun job and I get to interact with a ton of people. It is also like 1 or 2 days a week so it does not interfere with my PhD duties. I will definitely blog more about workouts and what I do. Honestly, I workout so much because grad school is stressful and this is an outlet. I made sure it’s not an outlet that becomes an addiction, though. Hope you guys are enjoying my blogs so far.


1 thought on “My Fitness Journey

  1. I recently started a 5.5 measured walk from point A , the starting point, point But the halfway point and point C at the finish line with being so long overdue with putting my health into a better state at 61 ! Whole grain almond butter crackers, oatmeal, and three cases of Propel bottled water with taking vitamin supplements! I’m building my wind back up to ride my racing bike, I’m buying a nice leather basketball to start shooting hoops at neighborhood court with lighting all night long, all night, all night long, All Night! Young man come on down here today, I said young man, join the YMCA and just go there at the YMCA with swimming trunks swimming laps with very awesome choice for an old man look at my life, I was once young and a lot like you were! 24 and so much more, turn around at the age of 61 asking where have all the good times gone! Enjoy them using very wise and common sense with not being able to turn time backwards! This stage called life is a journey traveling through a process to hopefully be with the Almighty Lord, Jesus Christ some fine glorious day!

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