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Some cardio, some strength, and some anticipation!

Hey, girls!

I know it’s late, so you probably won’t read this until the morning… but I just wanted to fill you in on my day today before I start my BIG day tomorrow!

Why is tomorrow a big day, you ask?

Well, yes, it’s the first day of Halloween weekend (my last Halloween weekend in college! So crazy… I still have so much work to do on my costume…!) – but that’s not the main part of my day…

I’m having my first appointment with a personal trainer!!

Yep! I signed up a few days ago, and tomorrow is the lucky day I get to start! I’ll be up nice and early, in the gym by 8AM to get my workout on!

I have absolutely no clue what to expect, because I’ve never met with a personal trainer before, and I don’t know the trainers at the Emerson gym very well. But I am super excited, because while I’ve learned a ton these past 2 weeks with my new fitness plan (thanks to the tips from New Balance fitness expert Holly Perkins!), I still need a little help navigating my way around the gym, using all the machines, and figuring out how many reps of what moves to do each day.

I will definitely fill you in tomorrow on how my first personal training session goes!

Now, depending on how I’m feeling after my personal training sesh, I might do the Core Conditioning class (that I did last week) again at noon… I want to see if I get as sore again as I did last time!

As for today, I did some cardio and some strength training – I went to the gym and ran on the treadmill (this was actually my first run of my new fitness plan that wasn’t outside! But it was rainy and already dark outside by the time I wanted to work out…!), and then plopped myself down on one of the mats and did some of the ab exercises I learned in my Awesome Abs class in my 1st fitness week. Running inside was very different than outside – I could definitely feel it working different muscles! I did a program on the treadmill called “Alpine Climb,” which involved a lot of uphill slope throughout the 20 minute program, so my calves were definitely working harder than they have on my other runs so far! By the end of the run, I was nice and sweaty and tired!

College Girl Tip of the Day: Just because you workout doesn’t mean you can’t continue your day. In other words, I used to think that if I worked out later in the day, I needed to take a 2nd shower, or else I basically couldn’t look cute the rest of the day. But guess what? Today I worked out at 6:30PM, was done by 7:15, and by 8 I was dressed in a skirt and nice top, my hair and makeup were done, and I was ready to go on TV for an Emerson news show! Yes, I knew that I had just worked out, and that my hair had just come out of a ponytail, and my makeup from earlier was all sweated off… but only I knew that (until now… since now all of you know…)! So “I have to go out later,” “I have to be on-camera later,” and “I already showered this morning” are never an excuse to not workout!

Talk to you guys tomorrow after my intense training session!

Wish me luck!

P.S. The rep. image for this blog is me on the Emerson news show last Wednesday – again, right after I worked out! Proof for today’s College Girl Tip!

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Cassidy Quinn Brettler graduated from Emerson College in May. She's from Seattle, WA. As a major in Broadcast Journalism and Acting, Cassidy has done all kinds of things, including interning at NBC News in Los Angeles, anchoring and producing campus news shows, and even covering the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games! She was also the Merchandising Chair and PR/Social Media Chair of Alpha Epsilon Phi Beta Alpha Chapter, and is a huge fan of all sports. She's also a social media nerd, so if you can't find her outside jumping in puddles (like a true Seattle girl!), you can find her Tweeting from all over Boston. Since graduation, Cassidy's been searching for jobs, involving reporting, video blogging, and Tweeting - maybe even all at the same time...!
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