Links & Love

Source: via ArtistUpgrade on Pinterest know it, I know it. ;) So...tell me why your Friday rocks, and then I'd love to hear why the rest of your weekend is going to rock! My Friday rocks because I got to sleep in and am not going to work until 2 pm (on the flip side, I train straight through until 6 pm - not too common for trainers on Fridays!). Why is my weekend going to rock? Because we are seeing someone every day - connecting with people we haven't seen in a while - and we're pumped for that community! As much as I love getting out to the mountains and getting dirty on the weekends, I also love to get out of my workout clothes (I live in them all week long) and go out every once and while.

Source: via Dawn on Pinterest


Also, I got an unexpected email and was able to talk to my aunt and uncle who are just south of the border in Montana - and they're coming to Calgary on Sunday! I can't wait to spend the day with them (I'm her name sake - Big Bonnie & Little Bonnie) and can't believe we're getting to see family from California in Calgary!

Yesterday was a fun, full day. It looked a little something like this:

4:45 am: wake up, pack up gear and food for the day

5:15 am: drive to the train station, enjoy the sunrise through the windows as the city flashes by

Snapz Pro XScreenSnapz0035:45 am: arrive at work

6:00 am - 9:00 am: train 3 clients

[break: food, coffee, program prep, emails]

11:30 am: teach Plyo-Cardio class in the courtyard outside

1:15 pm: teach our new post-Stampede bootcamp class, outside

2:00 - 6:00 pm: train a partner session plus 3 back-to-back clients

7:30 pm: arrive (after training and driving) at Mikey's boss' house for a BBQ (1 glass of red wine) :)

9:00 pm: home! (ice cream) :)

Whew! What a day. I was nervous about teaching classes as I've only really led small groups (and music? and high energy? and shouting? I wasn't sure if I was that kind of trainer) - as evidenced by this photo:

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But you know what? The classes and full client load went really well! They were fun (for me at least!), challenging, and I even made my own playlist (it worked!) and yelled just a little. ;) The day finished and I was reminded of God's faithfulness and felt proud and confident - something I don't always feel as a trainer (it's easy to compare yourself and sometimes I pigeonhole myself into being able to do certain things and not others). All in all, a great way to finish the day and I'm thankful for busy times and work from the Lord!

Today I thought I'd share a few fun links from the week - hopefully you enjoy them as much as I did!

  • I loved Gina's "Confessions of a Group Fitness Instructor," especially after teaching 2 classes yesterday. Made me smile and I could totally relate, even simply as a personal trainer!
  • Did you know that Bob Harper's FitFluential? You better believe it! Check out this short video from Kristin and a great protein-packed muffin recipe too.
  • Lindsay has been hosting a week of giveaways on her blog (Happy 1st Birthday, Lindsay's List - and go enter all her great giveaways!) and today's was something special for any blogger out there: the chance to win a free blog header redesign from the talented Holly! Check out Lindsay's post and enter to win if you're a blogger in need of a site facelift (like me!).
  • Tina does a weekly installment of "link love" on Fridays and there are ton of good links filled with healthy recipes, workouts, and interesting articles; pop over to her post to see for yourself!

And that's about all I got! Have any fun links to share? Leave 'em below! Any fun weekend plans? Tell me something you're looking forward to or the best part of your week and have a happy, healthy weekend! Live well & be well,


    • July 24, 2012 at 04:18

      Aww! - your note encouraged my heart; thanks for the comment, Heidi!

  1. July 20, 2012 at 16:19

    I have two things I'm excited about this weekend. The first is that I actually get to see my husband for two whole days! (That's amazing for us!) And, we're taking some friends on a text message led walking tour of Portland. Should be super fun. Oh, and I'm going to cook stuff. So, husband, friends, and being domestic. Sounds pretty good to me!

  2. July 20, 2012 at 17:59

    i think your links are what i would link. LOVE IT! What a great community this is. So supportive, fun, and just plain awesome! Cheers to God's Faithfulness.

    • July 24, 2012 at 04:17

      Cheers - to all of the above! :D Love you, Linds.

  3. July 20, 2012 at 18:25

    My weekend is going to rock because my boyfriend, son and I are heading down to Philly to spend the weekend with his family. This means good food and time spent lounging by the pool! Woohoo! Have a great weekend!

    • July 24, 2012 at 04:17

      SO fun - hope your Philly trip was amazing! Sounds like a blast.

  4. July 20, 2012 at 20:40

    Awesome job teaching class! I'm sure you did a fantastic job :-). I am looking forward to finding out if my visa was approved Monday! Hopefully the weekend will speed on by...

    • July 24, 2012 at 04:16

      Hey thanks, Kirsten! And I hope you got your visa!!

  5. July 22, 2012 at 06:03

    Okay yes, you always make me smile. I got tired just reading about your day Bonnie. :) Thanks for sharing my link and Bob video. Yay! Hoping to get a little more time lately to catch up with blogs. :) HUGS!

    • July 24, 2012 at 04:16

      ...HUGS right back! :D

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