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I have a 5 year old son, so I try to batch cook a lot during the week so breakfasts are ready to go. I don’t have much time in the mornings. I try to either do eggwhites premade in a muffin pan with veggies or steel cut oat muffins. I drop my son off at school and I teach classes at the gym on Mon/Wed/Thurs/Fri. Besides Mondays (BodyPump and Metabolic Effect) and Wednesday (cycle and ME) most of my classes are cardio so I get there early in order to do My Gym Trainer. I am able to do these workouts quickly and effectively so it makes my life so much easier. Tuesdays I run outside and train clients. So fitness is always first and foremost in my mind. My afternoons and evenings are dedicated to my family and I usually teach or train a few nights of week. That means I have to really plan our meals to be healthy and quick. I love setting a good, healthy example for my son. He has grown up in the gym and knows how important it is to be fit. :)Before I started using MGT, I feel like I wasted a lot of time in the gym b/c I wasn’t sure exactly what I should be doing even though I am a Personal Trainer. There are so many different philosophies out there. But now that I follow the Metabolic Effect/My Gym Trainer lifestyle, I am so happy! It has helped become a better trainer to be honest!
Work, play and health!I am working as a Payroll Clerk at a phone/cable company. I have been here since 2009 and I really do love the work. Being behind a desk all day long really has me self-conscience about being more active. I try to put fitness into every day. On the weekends I love to hit the trails and go hiking. Even if I’ve already done the trail multiple times, you always see something new.
I have a long-time boyfriend of about 3.5 years and we have a wonderful little girl together – Tasha! (An Australian Shephard / Chow mix) ;D We also have another 4-legged kiddo, a cat named Snapshot, which I found on the roadside about 11 years ago. We are currently in the beginning stages of building a home together. We like to stay active (as we met in the gym!), we both ran our first 5K races last year (2011) and have had fun competing with each other.
Fitting Fitness In!
I try to fit in a much workout time as I can into my lunch hour. I’ve found this works best for my schedule and it doesn’t hinder the rest of my day when I get out of work. Beginning in January of this year, I said I would start training for a 10K race! So right now my workout schedule consists of running for distance and endurance on Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Leaving Friday for my longer run, after work. Tuesday is typically an Upper Body / Core workout – which I pull from the MGT #2 book! And Thursday I do a Yoga/Pilates DVD at home in the evenings to help keep my body relaxed and stretched out to lessen the fear of injury. I also started taking a Yoga Class on Sunday afternoon. I find the group fitness environment & accountability are very good for me, and who wouldn’t love a relaxing class on a Sunday afternoon!
My 10K race is coming up on March 25th, still got a ways to go on the training… But I know I’ll get there! :^)
Feel free to come cheer me across the finish line!
Rock Into Spring at Stone Mountain, GA www.deborahmontgomeryracing.com
Tricia and her husband Harp live in Rhode Island where Harp works as a fire fighter and Tricia is a teacher. Their favorite activities are traveling, spending time with friends and family and being active. They love to go for walks and appreciate all that life has to offer. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”- Oprah Winfrey, is a quote that sums up the way they live their lives. Tricia and Harp love to take care of themselves by exercising and eating healthy.
“While planning a trip to an all- inclusive resort in Jamaica I [Tricia] wanted to find a workout program to follow in order to stay on track with my weight loss goals. I came across the My Trainer Fitness packs (Outdoors, At Home, 100 Calorie and Guys at the Gym) and the My Gym Trainer 2 book. My husband (Harp) and I began the workouts prior to the trip and then took the packs and MGT2 on vacation with us so that we could continue our workouts while in Jamaica. Now we have become workout partners and it’s so much more fun doing this together. Harp was never the type to change up his workout or try new things and these cards truly changed his mind and routine. We have used this program every day and are planning on following it up with My Gym Trainer 3 soon. We love this product for many reasons: the cards are small for transport purposes, the program is easy to follow, it takes the guess work out of what to do at the gym and it’s great for men and women. Thanks for helping keep us on track with our workout goals!”