Friday, December 3, 2010

Good news is...good!

Happy Friday!
Guess what?! I passed my personal trainer certification exam!! I'm so happy, I was so nervous I bombed it, there were a lot of tricky questions! My scores weren't too shabby:

90% 1) Exercise Physiology
85% 2) Anatomy
86% 3) Nutrition, Health screening, testing, Evaluation & cardiovascular fitness
86% 4) Flexibility, special populations, adherence, motivation, musculoskeletal injuries & legal guidelines

There was also a practical exam where we had to train someone and demonstrate two assessments, a proper warm-up, five stretches, two upper body strength and two lower body strength exercises.  I'm so glad it's all over and I can get going on this. I have a list of gyms/studios, that were sent with my results, that'll take me for an internship.  I'm going to start applying next week. What better time to get into the fitness industry than right around the holidays/new years.

I also plan on getting certified as an ACE lifestyle and weight management consultant and getting my first CECs in advanced weight training and nutritional strategies for performance. So stoked about this.


Anyways, I've been in a total breakfast and snack rut lately, so I thought I'd share with you some of my latest yums. I'm a total late night snacker and I have a mouth full of sweet teeth. This can be a problem! Lately I've fallen head over heels for this stuff...

It's like jacked up oatmeal.  Love.

Believe it or not there is plenty of Muesli buried in there, with almond milk, bananas, peanut butter and vanilla frozen yogurt. This is the most delicious thing in the world.
(Yes, that's my laptop in the background. Guilty!)

Since I'm trying to cool it with the huge amounts of frozen yogurt, I tried freezing a tub of this:

last night, and it turned out pretty good.  I crumbled a caramel nut brownie Luna bar over it with banana, peanut butter and agave. More protein, less frozen yogurt please!

This is the most simple. An apple and pecans! Macoun apples are the best and they're in season now. Cinnamon toasted pecans will take this snack up a notch.

Also, if you're looking to get your dip on, mix together cream cheese and agave nectar for a quick, sweet fruit dip. I eat it with strawberries, but I've been itching to eat it with pineapple or melon!

That's all I've got for now, have a fun weekend and train like a girl :)

Good reads;


  1. Heyy thanks for commenting on my blog :) About the smoothie mix, I'm not sure where you live but here in Canada we have a store called the bulk barn and they sell it there! If you have no idea what I'm talking about you can check any health food store near you and they should sell it! Look for "Vega vanilla almond" Yummm :) If you love marzipan you'll love it :D

  2. I recently tried freezing greek yogurt too and was surprised it worked. Your way smarter than I am though because it hadn't occured to me to freeze a flavored greek yogurt.