Finding an online personal trainer

The struggle is very real, people.

Anyone who is out there trying to slim down, or improve their health, knows it is an uphill battle.

Remember how easy it was to coast, to eat whatever you wanted, drink anything you pleased, and lounge on the couch for hours on end? Eventually it all catches up with you, and as you age your metabolism changes. Now you can’t coast, because you are going downhill too fast, and you need to work harder just to stay the same weight. I recommend using a personal trainer, and before you jump to conclusions about what that means, hear me out. If you don’t go to the gym very often, you may have an outdated image of a personal trainer in your head. These days, especially since COVID sent us all into a tailspin, there are more diverse kinds of personal trainers than ever before. Beyond personal training, there are online physical therapy and rehabilitation experts out there for people with special health needs. Since so many gyms were closed down during the pandemic, a lot of personal trainers took their experience and set up consulting businesses. Now it is very easy to have a Facetime or a Zoom chat with a personal trainer, who can customize a health and wellness plan based on your lifestyle and your needs. For anyone out there wanting to get healthier but not wanting to go to the gym, try consulting with an online personal trainer just to see what they say. It may not help, but it certainly couldn’t hurt.

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I hate going to the gym, because of the other people

I enjoy beer, but the problem is my middle aged metabolism can no longer handle it.

  • I have the tolerance of a Russian bear, and can crush a twelve pack as quick as you please.

Doing that when I was in my twenties seemed to carry no repercussions, but now I am in my forties, and it is all catching up with me. Not only do I need to pump the brakes on my consumption, I need to get on a program of some kind to get rid of this extra beer weight. Everyone says I should join a gym, and there are lot of great reasons for that. At the gym there is a huge array of workout equipment, more than I could ever afford to have in my home. There are also personal trainers on staff, who will either consult with you privately, or just offer you advice on the gym floor as you go along. Then there are the myriad workout classes, in two dozen different topics ranging from yoga to cross fit to something called “booty school.” All of this, and it costs twenty five bucks a month for the “introductory rate” of gym membership fees. I think this is a reasonable cost for a gym with so much to offer, but on the other hand, I really hate people. I hate being around people, and so going to a gym full of gross, sweaty, rude people will not be a good way for me to get healthy. I need to find a private personal trainer who can guide me.

 

Weight lifting

Weight lifting at work

It actually felt pretty awesome, that “burn” you feel after an intense weight lifting session

Let me tell you about my job, just to set the stage for the rest of my story. It’s good, trust me. I am an overnight security guard on a farm. It doesn’t pay much, but I don’t have much to offer so it’s a good fit. If you wonder why a farm needs a night security guy, it’s because of a) coyotes getting into the chicken coop b) local kids stealing stuff and c) cows getting out of the pen. So it’s not like I need to carry a gun, I just stay awake all night with my eyes peeled. I have started weight lifting while at work, just by accident and circumstance. I have never been into weight lifting, although I was naturally big and strong I didn’t want to put in the work. Weight lifting is serious training, you need to do it regularly or not mess around with it at all. Anyway, in one of the barns on the property I found some of the farm hands had converted it into a makeshift gym. There was a little gym equipment, including a full weight bench, so I started messing around with it. I take hourly strolls around the property, hitting all the checkpoints, but in between the rounds I started staying in the gym, and hitting the weights for short reps every hour. It actually felt pretty awesome, that “burn” you feel after an intense weight lifting session. Now I look forward to work, because I earn money, I get cardio, and I get to enjoy weight lifting for hours on end.

 

 

Group Physical Training Classes

His antique chair was about to be redone.

When I was cleaning the attic in my parents’ home, I unearthed several pieces of antique furniture.

I couldn’t believe what good shape these items were in.

Mom told me she didn’t even know the furniture was up there and it must have been put up there when she was a kid. Mom and dad had lived in the house that my grandma and grandpa owned. When mom and dad downsized and moved into a condo, they gave the house to me. I think I was the first person to go through the attic since my grandma and grandpa lived there. I knew grandpa was a lawyer when he was younger and I was sure this old furniture was once in his office. The furniture was in wonderful shape, but I wanted to have it redone. I took it to a furniture restorer. I told him that I wanted a custom job done on the chair and desk. At one time, the desk had leather inserted all around the edges of the desk. I told them I wanted the furniture restored to its natural beauty. A custom furniture job like this one was going to be expensive, but he said it could be done. He also told me that to redo the leather chair would take away from its worth as an antique. I didn’t care about its worth as an antique. What I wanted was to have the leather chair and desk customized so that it looked like new. It was my grandfather’s and it deserved to be used and loved the same as I imagined he had done.

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Meal delivery helps out for divorced dad

When my wife & I divorced after six years of marriage.

It was a huge change in lifestyle.

I moved into an apartment. I had no furniture, bedding, dishes or any of the things I needed. I’d never shopped for silverware, worried about grocery lists or cooked before. Since I wanted to create a welcoming environment for my two little girls, I needed to figure things out quickly. I asked for tips from friends, got advice from my mother & studied all sorts of blogs. I tried cooking but it didn’t turn out very good. My abilities are limited to hard-boiled eggs and peanut butter & jelly sandwiches. My daughters weren’t impressed. I took them out to eat at various restaurants, but that was expensive and not overly healthy. I finally found a better alternative. I enrolled in a meal delivery service. My daughters think it’s great. We go online and read through all of the menu options. I let the girls pick out what they want. The menu changes every month, so there’s always something new to try. The variety makes sure that both girls find things they like. My younger daughter is hard to please but loves these meals. My girls enjoy deciding what they want to eat for the week. I place the order & the meals are delivered right to my door. My girls read the instructions and I take care of preheating the oven. They like to set the timer. Because I don’t need to grocery shop or prepare meals, I have more time to spend with my girls. I would rather help with their homework, play a boardgame or read to them than fumble around in the kitchen.

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Meal delivery is such a relief from cooking

I can’t cook at all.

I’ve tried to learn how to cook.

I’ve watched tons of cooking shows. I’ve read lots of cook books & blogs. When I follow a recipe, something always goes wrong and the food doesn’t turn out. I either burn the food or fail to cook it enough. I forget ingredients or add too much of something. I’ve tried making everything from cookies to soups, & everything tastes awful. I finally had enough of cooking. I was tired of torturing my family with my cooking. A friend of mine mentioned the convenience of a meal delivery service. I expected it to be super expensive but when I researched online, I was pleasantly surprised. There are multiple meal delivery services in my local area. I figured out how much I was spending at the grocery store every week and considered the time involved with cooking & doing dishes. The delivery service is quite cost-effective. I checked reviews, & everyone was impressed with the portion sizes and quality of the food. I now go to the website over the weekend & choose meals for my family for the week. The menu offers tons of choices and changes from month to month. I signed up for a family-sized meal packaged and all I need to do is bake it. I don’t need to have a bunch of spices or extra ingredients on hand. I’m not expected to stir or do anything special. I preheat the oven and set the timer. My family is much happier with this arrangement. I know they are getting healthy meals. They are thrilled that the meals tasted good.
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To protect my pets, I get wasp extermination

I have had dogs and cats in my life since I was born.

After thinking about it recently, I realized I haven’t gone one year of my life without having pets. I lived at home until I graduated university, and as soon as I got my own place I went out and got a puppy. In retrospect, this was a foolish and irresponsible decision on my part, but I’m lucky that it worked out in the end. You have to spend a lot of time taking care of a pet, especially with the walks outside, the trips to the vet, and the hygiene care they need on a rolling basis. Now that I live in a big house on a large piece of property, I have an important section fenced out back that the dogs can run around in throughout the day hours. Since we live in a rural suburb, I have to be mindful of the wildlife around here. When our youngest dog was still a puppy, I constantly watched him while outside because of the alligators that live in the freshwater lakes and streams in this city. But alligators are not the only threat outside that my pets face. I also have to get annual wasp and bee extermination to keep the hives at a minimum. The wasps, bees, and yellow jackets get into our yard actually because we live next to stateland that has no developments or housing on it of any kind. Once you leave a few hives alone, the wasps and bees multiply and create new hives. That’s why I constantly get outdoor bee and wasp extermination at least once a year.

Beekeeping

I have to get bee and wasp extermination every year

I have had dogs and cats in our life since I was born.

After thinking about it recently, I realized I haven’t gone one year of my life without having pets.

I lived at home until I graduated school, and as soon as I got our own place I went out and got a puppy. In retrospect, this was a foolish and irresponsible decision on my part, but I’m fortunate that it worked out in the end. You have to spend a lot of time taking care of a pet, especially with the walks outside, the trips to the vet, and the hygiene care they need on a rolling basis. Now that I live in a large home on a big piece of property, I have a massive part fenced out back that the dogs can run around in throughout the day hours. Since we live in a rural suburb, I have to be mindful of the wildlife around here. When our youngest dog was still a puppy, I constantly watched him while outside because of the alligators that live in the freshwater lakes and streams in this neighborhood. But alligators are not the only threat outside that our pets face. I also have to get annual wasp and bee extermination to keep the hives at a minimum. The wasps, bees and yellow jackets get into our yard absolutely because we live next to stateland that has no developments or housing on it of any kind. Once you leave a few hives alone, the wasps and bees multiply plus create current hives. That’s why I consistently get outdoor bee and wasp extermination at least once a year.
Yellow jacket rescue

Business development center 101

There are literally thousands of new corporations being created each and every year.

A huge amount of these new corporations are first time company owners, and because of that they don’t have a good idea of what they’re doing.

Apart from the fact that they don’t truly know what they’re doing, a good amount of corporations end up closing down because of various complications. It is genuinely a known fact that even though thousands of corporations are created every year, entirely few make it past a few years. This is where a company incubator comes in, but for a good amount of people, operating your own company can be especially intimidating and all the people don’t know where to turn to. A company development center is great for helping new company owners with the services they provide. A fairly good example is supplying locales to do work in such as an incubator office space or company office rentals. Another is offering financial help to new corporations to help get ahead of the game. Another wonderful example of company development is that they will often provide them with certain connections to other people who are honestly working in the same kind of company or interested in the same business. There are all sorts of other services that they provide, however it varies depending on what locale you go with. Some locales specialize in one thing or another, while there are incubators that offer a pretty decent variety, however not as extensive as a company incubator that actually specializes. So if you are a new company owner, or considering this in your lifetime, I would definitely recommend going to see a company development center.
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Dirty grout lines really bother me

If there is one actual thing that bothers me enormously, it’s dirty flooring… Call me OCD or whatever you wish, however the first thing I notice about a person’s dwelling is whether they perform floor service or not. In my opinion, a floor’s cleanliness can say a whole lot about a person, since they are consistently walking around on it. If the floor is clean, the man is definitely clean. Anyways, the one thing that makes me especially crazy is dirty grout lines. Even worse than carpet stains, grout lines just bother me immensely when they are dirty, & that’s why I often paint our grout lines pale white, because any other color reminds me of dirt. Anyways, when I lived in our previous dwelling, I didn’t have tile so I didn’t get bothered about grout lines. Our modern lake dwelling does have grout lines & they get dirty in a hurry. Although I have taken the time to remove the dirt & paint the grout lines pale white, ever since I have taken on another job, I don’t have as much time to pay attention to things like the grout lines, & usually because of this, they become dirty all over again. So, as a solution I have called a grout floor cleaning company to come out & easily work their magic & make the grout lines wonderful & clean looking. The cleaning company did a pretty nice job the first time around, & the commercial cleaning company did even better the following time around. That particular floor cleaning contractor became my main go to place whenever I was looking to get tile floor cleaning service. I now get monthly cleaning service on a contract.

 

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