Friday, October 26, 2007

My Ironman will be on TV on Sunday!

They are showing footage of the Ironman I did in July this Sunday. Maybe I'll have a cameo... Watch for me in this outfit-

Tune in on Sunday on television on Versus at 1pm Pacific.

Check your local listings for times.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, October 22, 2007

On adrenal holiday...

I am addicited to caffeine. Yes, I, Rachel Cosgrove am a caffeine addict. I have been working on an elimination plan for my clients at the gym to follow and I have always said that having 1-2 cups of coffee with protein is allowed. Well, after discussing this with various people in the industry and reading the research I have come to the conclusion that for most people eliminating caffeine for a period of time to give your adrenals a break is beneficial and is something my clients and myself should do every once in awhile.

No big deal- I'll eliminate caffeine, I can't be that addicted to it...I woke up and didn't know what to do with myself since I usually sit and sip my coffee while reading emails. Instead I decided I would go for a run to wake myself up. The headache hit and got worse and worse as the day went on. I ended up napping for a few hours- I was having major withdrawals! It was bad. Didn't know I was so addicted but I suppose that means I should definitley come off of it for a period of time.

Hope my adrenals are enjoying their holiday!!

Monday, October 08, 2007

Luck = Hard Work + Opportunity

10 Weeks post Ironman and a trip to Scotland, a trip to Paris and a trip to the Virgin Islands later... In the last 10 weeks since my Ironman I have been travelling quite a bit and haven't really stopped.

Scotland and Paris were both vacation and some networking with people in the industry. Infact, I'll be doing a seminar in the UK on December 8th in the NewCastle area speaking about Strength Training for Women. If you are in the UK I'll keep you posted on my newsletter but keep December 8th clear.

The Virgin Islands, believe it or not, was all work :)
Seriously, I have a client who lives there who flys me out to work with her a couple times a year. She is training for a figure competition in November. I'll have pics of her after her November show when she takes the stage for the first time. In the mean time I lucked out that she lives in The Virgin Islands so I get to enjoy the surroundings while I am there.

Another trainer said to me- "Wow! Your lucky! How do you get a client like that?" To be honest I have been working as a trainer now for 10 years and at least 6-7 of those years I worked split shifts seeing 5am clients through to 7pm clients. I trained as many people as I could, read every training book I could and went to every seminar I could attend. I still continue to read and learn and I have worked very hard to become good at what I do. Opportunities will come to you if you work hard and stay focused on becoming the best in your field. Have you ever heard the saying, "Luck is hard work meeting up with opportunity." You could say I was "lucky" that she found me, but I believe I worked hard to get to this point in my career and was ready for the opportunity.