The past month has been crazy. I have hardly been able to go online and catch up with everyone. Mostly it is because of work, but life in general has been keeping me busy and I am not complaining. I am enjoying every single moment and I am truly thankful for all the encounters, surprises and why not, challenges I came across recently. I believe that everything happens for a reason, so I am taking time to observe, learn and enjoy the Path that is being presented in front of me.

And to give you all an idea of what I have been up to, nothing better than a Summary Sunday to put it all together in one entry.

Becoming a Personal Trainer is inspiring me to get more technical about my approach to food and training. Result of the Dual Shaker giveaway as well as a general update from my side.

Summary Sunday Giveaway and updates

As I have mentioned on my blog Proprio-what?!?, I recently finished the Physical Trainer of the Physical Coaching Academy and since November 15th, I am attending the Personal Trainer course to acquire the NASM Certification. For someone who has a totally non-related job, it is quite a challenging. I do not have the opportunity to implement much of what I learn at work so I must make time to study, and study hard. Despite the difficulties, I could not be happier for that. It is my passion, it is what I like doing and it is exciting to be able to help others get fit.

For the past weeks, I have not been following my usual diet. Since I came to Belgium, I don’t remember going out so much in a such a short period of time. I loved it! Even though I left my 20s behind long ago and I am not accustomed anymore, I enjoyed it really very much. Mainly because the companion could not be better. Still, it is now time to face reality and get rid of the extra fat I acquired.

The incredibly delicious Ptasie Mleczko. Even though there is nothing like Belgian chocolate, this Polish temptation is simply irresistible.

Ptasie Mleczko Waniliowe

As I am going for a more technical approach of my intake (thanks for the tip Phil Graham!), I finally made up my mind and bought Sohee‘s ebook “How To Count Macros“. I have just started reading it, but I will surely share my impressions when I am done. I got way too accustomed to having someone else telling me exactly what to do so I forgot how it is to think for myself. However, as a Physical Trainer (and future Personal Trainer), it is my responsibility to understand the mechanisms involved in putting a good diet together (even though nothing substitutes working with a Nutritionist!).

Also within the framework of losing body fat, I will be running more for the next weeks. I picked the Intermediary plan from Nike+ and I will go for it. If you want to join me, please add DebbieInShape to your friends. Since my kick-off in 2009, I have ran a total of 1,000km using it and since last week, I am blue, after 148 runs. It is not even close any real runner I know, but I prefer to think that it is not that bad for a bodybuilder who stayed away from the streets for years.

Last but not least, last Friday it was the last day of the Dual Shaker giveaway and we have a winner! Jodi Stuber, you have until Tuesday, November 25th, 2014, midnight GMT to reply my email with your details so that I can send you your gift.

Want to make chance to win one Dual Shaker? Join the giveaway from the blog Debbie in Shape. It goes until November 21, 2014 . Anyone can participate! And remember that Twitter applications can be done daily. Hurry up!

Dual Shaker Giveaway by Debbie in Shape

I would like to thank EVERYONE who participated and spread the news about the giveaway. And stay tuned because Dual Shaker has more awesomeness coming soon. Check their brand new website to see where you get your Dual Shaker and if you are in Belgium, contact me through info-at-debbieinshape-dot-com.

Can you believe it that in a couple of days it will already be December? It is time to start looking back at 2014 and make plans for 2015!

In the meantime, enjoy life and #KeepShaking!

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Debbie Rodrigues is a Productivity Expert. She helps busy career women create a productive routine that fits their lifestyle. She does this through coaching, online courses and through the blog debbieinshape.com.