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Keeping Up, Trainer reps, bread & mustard

Yesterday was a write off. I seemed to get behind the 8 ball early somehow,  and although I was mostly on time I seemed to be scrambling the entire day. I drove by an accident where a teen had been hit by a car at 8:15AM in my neighborhood. She was in the "recovery position" with 6 or 7 people assisting; the ambulance was on its way. I stopped my car to see if I could help but the situation was under control with a CPR person already attending. The poor girl looked really hurt. As I wasn't a witness I left the scene and tried to shake it off.

By the end of the day clients needed particularly extensive notes and I actually had to cancel a PM session as an investment in getting my paperwork done- sorry Will! I am trying to get a solid 6-8 hours of sleep each nigh- these 2AM days are killing me!

Yesterday I logged +600 trainer reps with 3 clients- full body as well as deep core work. Those add up!

Today I am on track with the ladies tearing it up, logging 1100 reps between the two of them. I logged 430 reps with them. These reps aren't necessarily high or hard for me, but after 3 days I have earned +2100 reps. That's a high number for 3 days without a dedicated workout. I knew I was training steadily but I did not realize just how the reps are adding up.

My food detour for today is bread. Everyone who trains with me knows that I randomly bring loaves of fresh bread to sessions. I was inspired by my friend Ben who showed me how to use a bread maker, taught me a simple 101 go-to recipe, and made many loaves for me to bring to clients.

I have 2 bread maker machines, both of which I bought used at the Goodwill. I can't recall exactly but neither machine cost more than $10. I find them new or barely used, often with the manuals inside. They seem to be a popular never-used appliance. Ben showed me how to test them if they look intact and not very used. The paddle will not turn right away- they warm up for 2-3 minutes before the paddle starts turning so you have to wait. It's a good tip.My machines have made dozens and dozens of loaves. I probably bake 6-10 loaves of bread every week, for my family and a few randomly chosen clients each week. You never know when I'll show up with bread! :)


Here is a loaf of bread from the Black and Decker machine. It's an easy recipe: 2 tsp yeast, cover with 2 cups white flour, 1 cup ww, add 2 tbsp oil, 3 tbsp sugar, +1 tsp salt, just under 1 1/4 cups of water warmed for 45 secs in the microwave. Make sure the yeast is covered by the dry ingredients so it doesn't begin reacting with the liquid on top prior to mixing- chemistry :) Hit start and walk away. I make 2 loaves at a time and it takes less than 5 minutes to load them both up. 4 hours later I have 2 loaves of fresh preservative and chemical  free bread.

My client Hilary gave me this jar of mustard tonight. it is, with no exaggeration, hands down the BEST mustard I have ever had. It is super sweet which I love, but spicy- the bite has kick but does not last (I hate my mouth being on fire) Wow Hilary, you have a calling and I would love for you to share your recipe so we can all try it! I had this mustard with ham on my fresh bread and it was a perfect post workout meal. Thank you Hilary!


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