Cold showers in the summer heat

I remember when I was younger, my parents didn’t have much money.

Even though they didn’t have much money, they did everything they could to give my siblings and I a great life.

Right now, I have a loving family and a secure job, so I would say they did a great job. But, there were some things I didn’t have back then, that I am making sure that my kids have now. One of those was an air conditioning system. We once had an HVAC unit, but when it broke, my parents couldn’t afford an A/C installation fee. Because of this, summer became a real issue. In winter, we usually just wore jackets and other warm clothes, but it’s a lot harder to cool off when you’re hot. This led to a lot of fighting between my siblings and I, as we would fight for things such as the shower, hose and kiddie pool, anything to stay cool. Believe it or not, those fights could get pretty brutal, as I had one of my teeth knocked out while attempting to race to the shower. But man, those cold showers were paradise. Nowadays, I make sure my kids have available air conditioning 24/7. No, it wouldn’t kill them to experience a little or cold every now and then, but based on my experiences of being without a heating and cooling system, I prefer that they don’t. My kids don’t realize how lucky they are to have a working heater and A/C machine, because otherwise they would probably be doing all of the same things my siblings and I once did.

air conditioning filter

Mixing up my workouts

I’ve realized that it’s important to change up my workouts.

  • If I strictly run every single day, I end up with very sore feet, ankles and knees.

If I choose to ride my bicycle for physical activity, I neglect the muscles in my shoulders and arms. Lifting weights doesn’t provide any type of cardio workout. I now vary the types of exercises I do each day of the week as well as within the training session. I workout every single morning, for approximately an hour. I always start with a dedicated warmup. I take the time to rotate my shoulders, hands and feet. I circle my arms and hips and stretch my legs, arms and back. I typically take a few minutes to skip, jog in place or engage in a low intensity cardio activity to get my muscles arm. I then pick up the pace and either run, bike, jump rope or do burpees, mountain climbers or burpees. To target the legs, I complete a series of various types of lunges and squats. I devote some time to lifting weights and make the effort to concentrate on all the different muscle groups. I workout with two-pound, four-pound and eight-pound weights. I have a yoga mat that I use for abdominal crunches and push-ups. At the very end of the workout, I focus on balance and flexibility. I perform static holds and go through splits and straddles. I am always on the lookout for new styles of exercises to incorporate into my workouts. I’ve found that by mixing things up, I’ve seen greater results.

Personal Fitness Training

Jumping rope as a workout

When I was a little girl, I loved jumping rope.

  • I had a very plain nylon rope with plastic handles, and I used it constantly.

Once I got to be a teenager, I no longer jumped rope. Now that I’m an adult, I’ve gotten back into it. I’ve figured out that it’s a great way to burn a lot of calories in a very short amount of time. Jumping rope helps to improve core strength, stamina and balance. I find that it’s fun to practice and achieve new skills. For a few years, I used a leather jump rope with weighted wooden challenges. I got frustrated with the rope tangling, knotting and fraying. Because of these complaints, I researched different types of ropes. I found a really innovative jump rope system that utilizes weighted ropes. I can attach the same set of handles to a quarter-pound, half-pound, one-pound and two-pound ropes. Removing and attaching the ropes to the handles by way of a metal clasp is quick and simple. The ropes rotate very smoothly, which has made the different jumping skills much easier. This new jump rope system has allowed me to jump longer and faster. Plus, the system included a free app I downloaded onto my smartphone. The app provides guided workouts at a beginner or advanced level. The workouts last anywhere from twenty to forty minutes, utilize various weights of rops and include other exercises such as mountain climbers, burpees and squat jumps. At the conclusion of the workout, the app tells me how many calories I burned.

Body Wellness Center

Running is my favorite workout

I’ve read that it’s important to drink water prior to the run as well as afterward

One of my favorite ways to workout is to run. I like the simplicity of it. I don’t need a bunch of specialized equipment. It’s not necessary to drive to the gym. As long as I have decent weather, I can run. I can adjust the exertion level by the length of the run, pace and the route. If I choose to run an incline, I burn more calories. I also try to beat my personal best for the number of miles I run or the speed. I have an app on my phone that allows me to track my runs. The app provides a record of all of my runs and also offers real-time information. As I’m running, a voice interrupts the music through my headphones and tells me the distance I’ve covered, time and my average pace. It’s a great motivator. I’ve realized that to get the most benefit from my runs and to avoid injury, I need to take the time to complete a proper warmup. I rotate my ankles, wrists and hips. I circle my arms, work my neck back and forth and stretch my various muscles. I do some lunges, squats and usually walk at a quick pace for a bit. At the completion of the run, I take the time to properly cool down. I make hydration a priority. I’ve read that it’s important to drink water prior to the run as well as afterward. I’ve also realized that my sneakers are extremely important. I purchase a new pair every year and spend a bit more for a good quality running shoe.

Group Physical Training Classes

I am the expert here

I am a certified fitness expert.

I work five days a week and I give multiple classes a day.

I can teach yoga, crossfit, spin, kickboxing and do private physical training classes. I typically handle a whole group of students, but I do have a few private sessions that I do. I don’t count my work as my exercise for the day either. After or before work, I do an hour work out on my own. I rotate between cardio, weightlifting and balance training. I always stretch before and after my workout too. I ride my bike to the gym and ride it home. That doesn’t even count as my exercise either. On the weekends I typically go swimming at my friends house or go kayaking on the water. That is just for fun though. I am a very physical person and I am built well. I need to be in my line of work. It is always annoying when someone finds out what I do though. Everyone loves to act like an expert on fitness. They love to tell me what they do or how I could work out better. Do they not realize that I am on top of it fitness wise? I subscribe to fitness magazines. I research the best way to work out all the time. I also follow MMA fighters, gymnasts and other professional athletes to see what they do workout wise. I know just about every way you can target a muscle. I have even graphed people’s progress with the workouts. I don’t want to hear about some juice diet that helps you drop ten pounds in two weeks.
Physical Training Programs

Cold showers in the summer time heat

This led to a lot of fighting between my siblings as well as I, as we would argument for things such as the shower, hose as well as kiddie pool, anything to stay cool

I remember when I was younger, my parents didn’t have much money. Even though they didn’t have much money, they did everything they could to give my siblings as well as I a fantastic life, but right now, I have a romantic family as well as a secure job, so I would say they did a fantastic job! But, there were some things I didn’t have back then, that I am making sure that my youngsters have now, then one of those was an cooling system, the people I was with and I once had an Heating as well as A/C unit, but when it broke, my parents couldn’t afford an A/C installation fee. Because of this, summer time became a real issue! In winter, we usually just wore jackets as well as other boiling clothes, but it’s a lot harder to cool off when you’re hot. This led to a lot of fighting between my siblings as well as I, as we would argument for things such as the shower, hose as well as kiddie pool, anything to stay cool. Believe it or not, those fights could get pretty brutal, as I had one of my teeth knocked out while attempting to race to the shower. But man, those chilly showers were paradise; Nowadays, I make sure my youngsters have available a/c 24/7. No, it wouldn’t kill them to experience a little or chilly every now as well as then, but based on my experiences of being without a heating as well as cooling system, I prefer that they don’t! My youngsters don’t realize how fortunate they are to have a toiling gas furnace as well as A/C machine, because otherwise they would actually be doing all of the same things my siblings as well as I once did.

ventilation

Cold showers in the Summer heat

I remember when I was younger, my parents didn’t have much cash, however even though they didn’t have much cash, they did everything they could to give my siblings plus I a great life, and right now, I have a sentimental family plus a secure job, so I would say they did a great job… But, there were some things I didn’t have back then, that I am making sure that my kids have now, but one of those was an air conditioner unit.

Every one of us once had an HVAC unit, however when it broke, my parents couldn’t afford an air conditioner installation fee.

Because of this, Summer became a real issue, however in winter, every one of us usually just wore sweaters plus other hot clothes, however it’s a lot harder to cool off when you’re hot, but this led to a lot of fighting between my siblings plus I, as every one of us would argument for things such as the shower, hose plus kiddie pool, anything to stay cool. Believe it or not, those fights could get pretty brutal, as I had a single of my teeth knocked out while attempting to race to the shower. But man, those cold showers were paradise! Nowadays, I make sure my kids have available air conditioner 24/7. No, it wouldn’t kill them to experience a little or cold every now plus then, however based on my experiences of being without a heating plus cooling system, I like that they don’t, my kids don’t realize how lucky they are to have a working furnace plus air conditioner machine, because otherwise they would entirely be doing all of the same things my siblings plus I once did.

a/c install

Cold showers in the Summer heat

I remember when I was younger, our parents didn’t have much money, however even though they didn’t have much money, they did everything they could to give our siblings in addition to I a fantastic life, and right now, I have a passionate family in addition to a secure job, so I would say they did a fantastic job! But, there were some things I didn’t have back then, that I am making sure that our youngsters have now… One of those was an air conditioning system, and all of us once had an Heating in addition to Air Conditioning unit, but when it broke, our parents couldn’t afford an air conditioning system replacement fee.

Because of this, Summer became a real issue, and in winter, the people I was with and I usually just wore jackets in addition to other boiling clothes, but it’s a lot harder to cool off when you’re hot, this led to a lot of fighting between our siblings in addition to I, as the people I was with and I would fight for things such as the shower, hose in addition to kiddie pool, anything to stay cool.

Believe it or not, those fights could get pretty brutal, as I had one of our teeth knocked out while attempting to race to the shower. But man, those cold showers were paradise, then nowadays, I make sure our youngsters have available a/c 24/7. No, it wouldn’t kill them to experience a little or cold every now in addition to then, but based on our experiences of being without a heating in addition to cooling system, I prefer that they don’t, and my youngsters don’t realize how lucky they are to have a working oil furnace in addition to air conditioning system machine, because otherwise they would entirely be doing all of the same things our siblings in addition to I once did.

 

Programmable thermostat

Cold showers in the summer time heat

I remember when I was younger, our parents didn’t have much money, then even though they didn’t have much money, they did everything they could to give our siblings and I a good life, and right now, I have a romantic family and a secure task, so I would say they did a good task; But, there were some things I didn’t have back then, that I am making sure that our teenagers have now.

One of those was an a/c.

Every one of us once had an Heating, Ventilation, and A/C unit, however when it broke, our parents couldn’t afford an a/c upgrade fee. Because of this, summer time became a real issue, however in winter, all of us usually just wore sweaters and other warm clothes, however it’s a lot harder to cool off when you’re hot; This led to a lot of fighting between our siblings and I, as all of us would fight for things such as the shower, hose and kiddie pool, anything to stay cool. Believe it or not, those fights could get pretty brutal, as I had one of our teeth knocked out while attempting to race to the shower. But man, those chilly showers were paradise! Nowadays, I make sure our teenagers have available a/c 24/7. No, it wouldn’t kill them to experience a little or chilly every now and then, however based on our experiences of being separate from a heating and cooling system, I appreciate that they don’t, however my teenagers don’t realize how fortunate they are to have a working gas furnace and a/c machine, because otherwise they would easily be doing all of the same things our siblings and I once did.

 

Cooling technician

I passed the test and it is time for a job.

It is hard waiting for test results to arrive.

You work hard for months while learning all of the information on your given choice of careers. You work one-on-one with instructors, read all of the materials, and remember more facts than you thought your brain could contain. After a year and a half of studying and training, you finally get to take the test. I wanted to be an HVAC technician. I knew that if I didn’t pass the HVAC certification test this time, I was going to take the test preparation course a second time and pass it then. I waited the appropriate time before checking email and online, to see if I had passed. My mom was teasing me about how mail was considered snail mail and I should be a little more patient. I saw several people I had taken HVAC classes with over the last eighteen months, but not my name. I had a girlfriend now, and I knew that I wanted to share my life with her, but how could I take that step if I didn’t have a good job with an HVAC company. If I passed the test, I knew I had a job secured. The next day, I received my grades in the mail. I couldn’t even open the letter, so I gave it to my girlfriend. She looked disappointed when she read the letter. I asked her if I had even come into the bottom half with the grades. She shook her head and frowned. She said it wasn’t the grades I wanted. Then she laughed. The letter came directly from the instructor who owned an HVAC company. I had gotten the highest grades in the class and he wanted me to work for him.

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