After an incredibly long and tiring weekend, day 24 of this raw food challenge started at New Image Fitness as I officially began training with fitness coach and competitive body builder, Coach Rafael Denis. Coach Rafael and his wife Sarah own Fitness Academy of Naples.
Watching these two beasts (also pictured is phenom Alan Romero) was truly inspiring to say the least! I was blown away by their patience with me, and their ability to speak to me on a level that was very educational and supportive without being condescending. It helped to put me at ease, and gave me the confidence to push through the workout. While I’m a long way to where I want to be, Coach Rafael definitely made me feel like I will get there in time.
After a brutal arm workout (I was literally pushing 100lbs less than them and I was STILL worn out… haha) Coach Rafael had me mimic short wind sprints on an elliptical machine (:15 full tilt, :45 slow pace for 15 minutes.) In just 15 minutes, I was able to burn nearly 165 calories while maintaining a steady 160-165bpm heart rate.
And to think I almost cancelled this morning because I didn’t want to get out of bed.
Capped my workout off with a killer breakfast of raw almonds, cashews, and bananas, ready to head to For Goodness Sake Organic Marketplace for some lunch shortly and prep for a DDPYOGA workout later this evening.
Feeling really killer today. Ready to take on the world and make it my own!
How are you pushing yourself today? What will you do today that you’ll be thankful for tomorrow? Post it in a comment below! I wanna see where you’re at!
Peace, snugs, and MEGA love,
For more information about Rafael and Sarah Denis, head to: http://www.naplesgetfit.com/#!maintenance/c66t