Work out with Di

13 Feb

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Name: Di Hickman

Blog address: http://www.workoutwithdi.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/workoutwithdi

Twitter: https://twitter.com/workoutwithdi

What’s your primary workout?
I don’t have one. Unless we’re counting cross training as a workout 😉 Fitness is my job so I tend to see what my day is like and plan my own workout around that. On days where I have cardio classes I’ll do weights for ME, on bodypump class days I’ll do cardio for ME. I also do Personal Training, so I have to save energy for that. Whilst that’s not a workout for me per-say, demonstrating moves and moving equipment around definitely makes me break a sweat during that session.

How long have you been working out?
Since the days of Jane Fonda, with my matching leg warmers, leotards, tights and headbands! No I don’t have any photo proof 😉 I burned any evidence of this era!

How often do you work out?
Everyday. I try to take Sundays off but doesn’t always work that way. Right now I’m working out everyday. Wednesday is my lightest day teaching P90X class and Personal Training.  My busiest day is Thursday: Personal training client, spinning class, yogalates, Bodycombat and cxworx. Yep 5 hours of exercise in one day. I don’t do any workout for ME that day. Other days I try to get in at least an hours workouts for ME rather than clients/classes. Like I said though usually I try to get Sundays off unless I cover for my BFF who teaches classes Sunday morning… like the next two weeks… which means I won’t get a day off until after Thanksgiving!

What’s your favorite outfit to Sweat Pink in?
Champion shorts and workout tops from Target. LOVE LOVE LOVE Target and Champion! I always check out the workout gear whenever I’m nearby. Which is a LOT. We have 2 Targets in our City and I pass one of them threedi2 times a week, the other one is right next to Trader Joes, so I often pop into that one pre-grocery shopping. I seriously LOVE Champion  C9 clothing. I just found out I can fit in a youths size too, which is good for cheaper sweatshirts and jackets.

What’s your favorite healthy snack and meal?
Salads! I love a big salad with leafy greens, beets, zucchini, green onions, shredded carrot, sprouts, tomatoes and strawberries. Tossed in rice wine vinegar. Usually with a sweet potato and scrambled tofu. Strawberries on my salad is a new thing for me. I also add sunflower and sesame seeds. A salad for me isn’t just lettuce and tomato it’s a blend of whatever fruits and veggies I have in my fridge 🙂
Snacks would be my amazeballs or a protein shake. I love the amazeballs though 😉

If you could have one cheat day where nothing counted against you, what would you eat and do? I have cheat days every week but as I recently discovered I have a wheat sensitivity I’m finding I eat at home much more. Cheat meals for me usually are things like burger and fries (Red Robin anyone?). Though I absolutely LOVE Indian food so that would be a cheat too as most dishes (ok the ones I REALLY like lol) are loaded with cream and fats. Oh and as it really doesn’t count: chocolate raspberry cake from Follow Your Heart restaurant! That is heaven on a plate! Hmmm what would I do? Probably go for a massage/spa day and just relax. I took a 5 day trip once to a spa and it was absolute BLISS!

What is your biggest motivation to staying fit?
My job! Who wants to train with an out of shape personal trainer? I a trainer that talks the talk and walks the walk! My main motivation though is my health. I had a cancer scare in my 20’s and I have polycystic  kidney disease and family history of cancer and diabetes, which means the genetic odds are already stacked against me so I’m doing everything *I* can to be healthy. The cancer scare was the reason fitness became my career, nothing like looking cancer diagnosis in the face to re-evaluate your life!!!

Any advice for the beginners out there?
Just start! Not tomorrow, not Monday, not the New years – NOW. Everyone starts somewhere.

What’s your favorite thing about blogging?
Impacting peoples lives in a positive way. Helping them on their health and fitness journey. I reach more people than I can for classes/clients in my area. For me it’s also a good tool to help other instructors and trainers as well as fitness enthusiasts with the 15 years experience I’ve had in the fitness industry. It also means I get to write, which is something I enjoy 🙂

How do you hope to inspire people?
By showing that age doesn’t matter. That your gene pool doesn’t matter. and that women don’t need to do endless hours of cardio to look good! That’s actually a reason I started blogging to inspire, motivate and EDUCATE.

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