I’m sure a million people have already said this but, how the heck is it April already?! HOW?! I remember when I was little I would say things along the lines of: "Ugh, it’s only April and summer break is still SO FAR AWAY!" and adults would respond with lines like: "Just wait until you’re older, the time will FLY by and you’ll wonder what happened!". And yep, they were right. Time flies when you’re getting old(er).
I’ve been meaning to write up some kind of blog post every week it seems, but like the Seal song says, “time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’…” I’m currently at home battling the mother of all head cold viruses, so I figured now is a great time to put some words on the internet! You know, while my head is all foggy with cold meds, nasal spray & steroids – I can use it as an excuse for anything stupid I say! Seriously though, this virus… I’ve been miserable the past couple days!!
Anyway, let’s keep moving forward… by looking backward. (See, it’s the cold meds.) Looking back at the past 3 months, I really can’t even figure out where the time has gone! Let’s take a stab at it…
New Years: I was LAME. Lame isn’t even a strong enough word for it. I wasn’t really feeling NYE this year (who am I?!) and even though some friends were having a chill in-house gathering, I opted to sit on my couch as watch Dexter on Netflix and go to bed before midnight. See, LAME. I taught both BodyPump and BodyAttack on NY Day, which was fun – but overall I rang the new year in like an 80 year old.
Work: I started my new job on January 5th! I have to admit it’s been an adjustment for me BIG TIME. It’s much more laid-back than any place I’ve ever worked at, and the project I was supposed to be hired to work on is actually behind schedule so the work itself isn’t as busy right now. I’ve been so used to doing the work of 2-3 people that was due yesterday, it’s been hard for me at times to just go with the flow and realize it’s OK to do the work of ONE person and that this is a time to absorb and learn instead of just DO. I’m too used to doing. Overall the company is great, and the people are as well – I just need to keep telling myself to chill!
Fitness Classes: Teaching has been it’s usual fun, exhausting, craziness. I currently only teach BodyPump (2-3x/wk) and BodyAttack(3-4x/wk) but they obviously keep me busy enough! I went to PiYo training back in February, and I absolutely LOVE the format. It’s kind of like yoga/pilates but much faster paced, and incorporates body weight work, and the music is great. I do my learning dvds at home from time to time, but I have yet to find the time to learn them well enough to be comfortable teaching it. I will eventually, just not yet. I also still have my BodyStep and TurboKick just sitting on the shelf or in my brain. Too many fun classes, not enough time!!
I’m also going to BodyAttack AIM 1 (Advanced Instructor Module) this weekend. I’ve been waiting over a year for this to come to the midwest for Attack (I’ve gone for BodyPump already), so I can’t wait!! Fingers crossed the crud is out of my system by then. The AIM modules focus a lot on technique and coaching, to help instructors become better role models up in front of the class. Sometimes I feel like I talk A LOT in Attack, and I know this module helped me step it up a notch in Pump, so I’m curious to see what feedback I get!
Running: Was still pretty non-existent through the start of the year. In March I started working it back into my routine semi-consistently (meaning 2-3x/week). A couple friends and I have signed up for Dam to Dam at the end of May, so I’m currently in training for that. I’ve done a 6 mile and a 7 mile long run already, and a handful of 3-4 milers. All have felt ok, but slower than I’d like. I know it’s because my running days are always after a day of teaching, but I can’t get around that right now so I’ll deal with it.
Fun: I’ve been busy with work and teaching, but I’ve attempted to fit some fun into the weeks too! Highlights would be..
Frying everything we can in wonton wrappers! This would be a fried oreo wrapped in a wonton and topped with chocolate sauce, my fave. And an OJ Maragrita in the background. Another fave.
Painting and Drinking!
A drag show, which I’ve lost all pictures from because I had to restore my phone a couple weeks ago. I actually had to steal those two pictures from screen grabs on my Instagram. WOMP WOMP.
The boyfriend and I also celebrated our 2 year anniversary with a nice dinner out and lots of wine consumption. Great times!
I know a few other fun things have happened, but since I lost my phone pictures, I seem to have lost my memory as well. Go figure! My “photographic memory” is lost in the cloud somewhere…
I’d still love to write up a very late post on our trip to Germany because it was amazing. I’ll also probably recap AIM after this weekend too, if I survive it. And in just 6 short weeks the boyfriend and I will be taking a little trip to Orlando – so maybe I can post about that too! And half marathon training! Oh goodness, look at all these things. Maybe this little blog can come back to life if I can remember to type on it once in awhile…