This was my first visit to NYC… I have traveled nearly everywhere in the US except for the upper northeast. I had a great two days checking out the city. I stayed with a college dorm friend of mine who lives in Brooklyn. She was a great tour guide and we had so much fun. It really is true that you walk a lot in NYC.
I was very excited to ride the subways, but that excitement lasted about 36 hours, until I had been in enough trains to last me a very long time. They were so much louder and dirtier than I expected.
One of the biggest highlights was from an email I received the day before I left. A women who receives my newsletter, had heard me awhile back on the radio. She lives next to Central Park and wondered if I was going to do any training while I was out there. I thought it was so neat that she contacted me, so I made the 75 minute trek from Brooklyn to W86th street. We had a wonderful time and got her on a great weight training program. She was nearing 60 (she didn’t look it at all), and ran a lot, but hadn’t done weights in her life, so I am so excited to see her progress. I met her husband and I think I might train him the next time I am out there in 3 months. (He didn’t want her to beat him on the tennis court).
I was told by the MamaToners that I had to eat pizza when I was out there. I did… I actually ate a whole large pizza by myself (minus some of the crusts). I do have a big appetite and have to watch my binging tendencies! I am estimating the calories to be between 4000-5000 in that one meal! Yikes!
I then took the train up to CT, to meet with a small elite group of trainers, we were all getting mentored by a guy who has a lot of training experience. The guy I roomed with was awesome and he is one of the most well known trainers in Chicago, he charges $150 per session (don’ worry, I am not getting any ideas). We spent the time working on my big project that I have been hinting at for awhile. I think next week I will unvail some of it.
It was great to meet so many people who are of the same mind-set and have similar goals, that is why I always encourage you to surround yourself with good people. I paid a lot of money for my mentor, but I know that if I spend time around him and others like him, I will develop similar skills and attributes to continue to improve my ability to provide you with the best fitness, nutrition, and motivation I can!
Well there you have it! My first trip to NYC. I will be going back in 3 months again for another meeting!