Monday, January 25, 2010

Week #17- Behavior Change & Psychology & Test Date Scheduled

Well hello everyone! It’s kind of a yucky day here, so different than it was last week. Only positive it is fairly warm, but the monsoon type rain is making it quite a blah day. Hopefully it will clear up soon cause days like this are a struggle for me mood wise. Anyway, last week was jammed packed for me. I even ended up working on Sat for about 4 hours to run training for students who are interested in working for me next year. This is a new requirement for new applicants so it means I have had to create the training from the ground up. I have spent a lot of time since I got back from holiday break working on it. Was a great training and well worth all the hard work I put into getting it together. That is one thing I really enjoy, putting together and running training sessions. Guess that is a good thing considering I have interest in working as a personal trainer in the future. My current job has lots of cross over skills that will be helpful with personal training.

Well as always since it is Monday, that means To Do List time!

Week #17- Behavior Change & Psychology
  • Manual: Pages 409-422
  • Workbook: Pages 127-129
  • Master the Manual: Pages 101-104
  • Audio: Chapter 15
  • Flashcards: Chapter 15
  • Online Review: Chapters 13-15
So, I set a goal last week to schedule my certification test which I am glad to report that I did. I will be taking my test on March 13th. I will be done covering all new materials in the Manual by Feb 15th, so that will give me close to a month to review everything in-depth before my test. I also scheduled the test on that date because I will be off work the week leading up to it so that means I should have plenty of time to get extra study hours in.

My goal this week is to get a 90% or better on the online review for Chapters 13-15. Should be able to swing that, especially since the materials are in areas I have already been exposed to many times through my current work experience and during my college degree studies.

This week’s chapter has been really interesting. Lots of good information on helping support someone that is making changes for better fitness/health. I really found the section on the “all or nothing” thinking patterns that some people get into to be quite enlightening, especially since I struggled with that in my past. One of the great benefits for me personally while working on this certification has been how much I have been able to learn and incorporate into my own healthy lifestyle plan.     

Well I have another busy week here at work so I better get back to it! Hope you all have a great week.

Quote of the Day:  "If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results." ~Jack Dixon


  1. Sounds like you've got everything nice and planned. You're super organized! I love that you have planned to finish the material a month ahead of the exam, therefore giving yourself a full month to review. That's really smart. You are going to do great!

  2. A couple of the female trainers where I go for my training had weight issues earlier in their lives. I think that experience can really be drawn on to help their clients. I'm sure you will find the same in your career. It is so exciting that you have your test scheduled. When I finished massage school I had to wait 3 months before I was allowed to take the exam. I think that your choice to have just one month is a good one. It's easier to retain the information when it's an abbreviated period of time.

    Good luck with your studies.

  3. That's so cool that you enjoy the process of developing ideas and training others so much, since it sounds like you'll be doing a lot of it in the future!

    And I always admire how organized and disciplined you are--I'd love to borrow some of that for awhile.