Dear Coach: Volume 8

Hello and Happy Monday! I am continuing my “Dear Coach” series to keep you informed of the progress as I work with Mike Vacanti, my online personal trainer. Be sure and subscribe to his Youtube channel as he does fantastic videos.

Dear Coach Volume 8

Week Thirteen – October 3rd

A great week of workouts. Nothing out of the ordinary happened. I am finally in a groove with no injuries and sticking to the most recent training plan – which I LOVE!

Week Fourteen – October 10th

Pretty much in a routine right now. Added in an extra day on the weekends. I really felt my extra Saturday yesterday morning. I wound up heading to the hot tub to soak my muscles.


You are probably wondering why I am starting out with ice cream. Have you tried Halo Top ice cream yet? It is AMAZING! Halo Top is low calorie, low sugar, high protein ice cream. It actually does fit my macros many days and one day I ate a whole pint.


Loving the leg press this round. My Monday and Fridays are mostly arms and Wednesdays are mostly legs. So, starting this past weekend, I have added a Saturday or Sunday to repeat Wednesday’s workout to get legs in twice.


Cable seated rows made it into my plan this time. Honestly, I had never done them before, but I am really enjoying them and am trying to increase the weights each time.


A few of my workout collages:


FINALLY it is getting cool enough for a hoodie some mornings. Check out my new UT Hoodie! Lots and lots of orange wearing this year!

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What makes me feel bold and strong is trying new exercises and increasing my weights.

What makes you feel bold and strong?



For past Dear Coach blog posts:

Volume 1
Volume 2
Volume 3
Volume 4
Volume 5
Volume 6
Volume 7

12 Responses to “Dear Coach: Volume 8”

  1. I’ve been dying to try out Halo! I don’t think I’ve seen it in my local shops yet.

  2. Yay for no injuries! I know how tough that is to work through nagging stuff! Halo Top has totally burst forth with all sorts of flavors. I’ve been a fan for a long time when I could only find vanilla or chocolate and maybe the birthday cake flavor here or there but now there are tons and easy to find at my local Kroger!

  3. Angela

    Great week! I need to try the Halo, It sounds like something I would enjoy. Have a Great Week!!

  4. Love this series! I use to buy Halo Top all the time for the girls, usually by the case when it was on sale to get the discount. After asking for over a year for the new flavors my WFM finally got in the birthday cake and I was so excited I picked them up for the girls and…. they were not fans! I couldn’t believe it so I haven’t bought any of the others. 🙁

  5. It’s fun to follow your fitness journey Glenneth. I’ve never heard of Halo. Probably because I don’t eat ice cream haha

  6. i’ve always wondered how Halo Top tasted! the ingredients of Artic Zero kinda freak me out but i need to look into it haha

  7. I’ll have to see if my local grocery stores carry Halo Top. Sounds like a great alternative for ice cream for me and my girls!

  8. Great job with your workouts girl!
    I have yet to try the Halo Top ice cream! Everything I think about it, the store is our of the flavors I would like!

  9. Great post, I feel bold and strong when I do a good HIIT workout, and hit the treadmill every morning. Love a good sweat sesh!