It’s a quiet Friday night in for me tonight. I went to a different yoga class tonight — the dance-y warm-up I enjoyed, the random jumping jacks not so much. I pedaled on the spin bike for 10 minutes prior to hitting the mat, but that was it in terms of my Friday fitness.
I was planning on taking it easy today and tomorrow in preparation for Race Day, but I was not planning for my right calf to give me grief. Hold tight loose, legs… one more day, please! I rolled around around on a foam roller after savasana — tight calves and quads is an understatement.
stretch. ice. rest. breathe. repeat.
Anyway… I told ya’ll I would tell you more about the internship I’m doing this semester in addition to my full plate of nutrition classes. Two weeks in, and things are finally rolling… fast!
This semester I am a Nutrition Mentor for FitU, a nutrition and exercise adherence program available to Chico State students.
Students enrolled in the program pay $50 for 4 1-hour sessions with a nutrition mentor and 4 1-hour sessions with an exercise adherence mentor. Upon completion, the student gets a $25 reimbursement, plus a t-shirt and water bottle. Neat, huh?
I will have 4 clients this semester; so, theoretically, 16 appointments in total. Each week, I meet with the fellow interns and our mentors to anonymously debrief and gather insight on our upcoming appointments.
I see my first client Monday – eek!
Ever since I transferred universities and declared Food & Nutrition Communication as my major, I’ve wanted to get involved with the program. Last semester, I completed the preliminary internship – in conjunction with taking a required course, Nutrition Education & Counseling – where I learned about the technique of Motivational Interviewing,
I did not go to school to become a Registered Dietician, and did not envision myself in a counseling setting either. However, through my undergrad studies and various internships, the counseling aspect of nutrition (more so, general wellbeing) has seemed to click with me the most.
Fuel. Fitness. Focus.
I’m excited to see if my experience with FitU will turn that light on or off…
Enjoy your weekend and don’t forget, the New Month GIVEAWAY closes tomorrow!