Welcome to the 25th edition of Tuesday Trainer! 

This week, we’re resting.

It couldn’t have come at a better time, honestly.

With all the miles I’ve been logging, teaching classes, training, Tina’s Bootcamp and just being a mom and wife, I’ve felt RUN DOWN lately! 

I’m trying to get better at saying NO to more things, but I’m finding that to be a real challenge.  My patience is dwindling and my energy levels are lower than normal. I’m not complaining – just trying to be truthful.  I actually find that I go through cycles like this every 6 weeks or so.  I’ll have an off couple of days or a week and feel frazzled.  Then, all of the sudden, I start feeling more in control.  Like I can breath again.

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That’s actually my question for you all today – Do you like being in control?  Or are you more laidback?  Are you good at saying no to things?

(It’s pretty obvious what I’d answer to all of those.  This blog could easily be named, “Lindsay’s Type-A, Gotta-be-in-control List!)


My new goal = say no to more things and find joy in SIMPLICITY! 

Oh, and take more rest days! 

See…like I said – a very timely theme!!

So I asked our “trainers” to answer a set of questions:

**Do trainers prefer personal training or group instruction and why?

**What inspired you to start working out?

**What would you tell a friend who says they don’t have time to be active?

**What is your most embarrassing workout story?

**What team do you pick to win the NCAA Championship?

My “Meet Your Trainer”:


So let’s highlight our trainers, shall we?



Meet Your Trainers!  (in abc order)

Angela, happyfitmama


Ashley, vibrantlifehealthandwellness


Bonnie, lifetothefull


Casey, dailydoseoffit


Heather, betterwithveggies


Katie, yesiwantcake


Kristin, STUFTmama


Lindsay, cottercrunch


Maria, sosheran


Rebekah, bexlife


Tamara, fitknitchick


Thanks to all my trainers for participating!!  I think hearing everyone’s basketball picks was my favorite part – bloggers don’t seem to have a clue about sports!

And thank YOU for reading!!  If I’m looking to take on less things, reading blogs is usually the first to go.  So I’m so very thankful that you take time, even if it’s 2 minutes, out of your day to come to my little corner!!  I don’t say it enough – I’m very thankful for my readership!

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  1. I’d have to say I like control. It’s something I’m trying to let go of because I feel stressed out constantly and that’s no fun at all. But I’m very type A personality. I’ve got to have a plan. I don’t just fly be the seat of my pants.. I remember one time my husband came home from work on a fri and said “get your stuff we’re going camping” It sent me so far out of my comfort zone.. it was ridiculous. I’m a neurotic mess and working out is cheaper than therapy..:)

  2. I started working out because I was always so active as a child and craved that type of stress relief, I love rest after a week of hard workouts!

  3. Hi! I am totally laid back. Just blowin’ in the breeze – hey, don’t do that! Put that back! Why are you wearing that? Oh, I’ll just do it! Let me try.

    Ok – maybe I am a TOTAL control freak. Whatevs.

  4. I have a hard time saying ‘NO’ to work related items. The first thing that seems to go for me when I am stressed is getting out. I am horrible with getting out of the house to meet friends or go to playdates, which is mostly because I am busy with the work stuff I take on to please my boss.


  5. So I just realized I totally answered the first question wrong – oops!! My brain just didn’t read that question correctly at all. :)

    On your question – type A, major control freak, scheduled to the nth degree here. Kirk and I even plan our schedules together by sending meeting requests to each other, so it all syncs to our phones. Even for vacation – we have restaurant plans, snowboarding days, whiskey tasting, etc – all on the calendar. :)

    Anywho – just watched some of these videos at lunch, but now it’s back to work for a while – I’ll be back later.

  6. I used to be a control freak, but I’ve found that a houseful of children quickly puts an end to the illusion of being in charge!
    Congrats on week 25 of TT! I’ve just started participating but am loving seeing all the other trainers ‘show their stuff’!

  7. Oh friend, I am so with you on not saying “no” and getting run down. I “crack” every 6 weeks or so too and am so type A it’s not even funny. Let’s go on a vacation, yes? I hope you find some time to relax and rest. Thinking about you!

  8. oh my goodness, i really need to get back on the TT wagon! i don’t know where the time goes, and then before i know it, it’s tuesday again.
    uh yeah, definitely a control freak over here. something i’m always trying to work on. i’ve gotten better at saying “no” to people, but there’s plenty of times when i realize i just need to chill the heck out. ha!

  9. Love seeing everyone’s answers! Also, I’m definitely a Type-A, alwaysneedtobeincontrolorfreakoutoneveryone kind of gal, but I’m trying to relinquish a little more control these days. It’s a work in progress :)

  10. I love the rest weeks! Fun to get to see everyone’s personality. Hope you have a nice RELAXING Tuesday…say no to something, I dare you! ;-)

  11. I’ve been such a slacker with these things. I guess it’s one of my “trying to keep things simple” things? No? Since life is always CRAZY? Haha!

    You know we’re like the same person,so you know I’m big on control and too have the occasional freak out and overwhelmed week.