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Day 14

3 Jun


 Beach Music at North Hills was a success! Thursday night is girls night, where a couple of close friends get together, eat dinner, and share a few drinks while chatting away about our lives-good times! It’s funny, now that we’ve all graduated and have our own things going on we need to plan in advance to see each other whereas before, we’d run into one another at work. Times are a changin’!

Twas an early morning though! Leaving early from work means arriving early to work so I can get those 8 hours in. Why is it when I have to get up, I sleep throughout the night and it’s the best? No job too big that 2 cups of coffee with a little skim milk and hazelnut syrup can keep me asleep! My go-to breakfast to take on the road: overnight oats!

I demoed this morning for a total body sculpt class that I’ll hopefully start teaching this month; because this type of format is my specialty, the demo didn’t need to be very long and/or strenuous. It was more for my supervisor’s sake of seeing my style of teaching, hearing me cue, and having confidence that I know how to put a functional workout together.   When I demo for step and cycling at the end of this month, those will require a longer and more detailed demonstration because I’ve never taught those formats before. I want constructive criticism and feedback on what they liked, what needed changed, and general tips.

ATTN: Group fitness instructors, particularly Steppers and Cyclers! Any tips on how you prepare, plan, and instruct your respective class?

I attended a 45-minute Body Sculpt class followed by the renowned 45-minute Step class! Both classes were a great way to start the weekend off on a healthy note!

Post workout, lunch was scarfed down while working away on the seminar-nothing special!

Have a happy weekend 🙂

Day 4

17 May

Good morning! If you read my latest post, you may be wondering why it was published at an omgearly hour. Insomnia is something I’ve been experiencing too; either I’m tossing and turning all night or I completely cannot sleep- one extreme to the next :/.

But this isn’t about that! Thursday morning started with a hearty breakfast of scrambled eggs and feta cheese, humus pita, and a banana.   I should really buy prettier plates if I want to continue taking pictures 🙂 poor college student!

I’ve made it through half of week 1! It’s funny, I always made fun of my parents for being so tired after work to do anything. And now, look who’s going to bed before 9:30pm every nightthis girl. 8-hour days and 40-hour weeks of UNPAID work does a girl in! All I want to do when I go home is EATa ton, put my feet up and fall asleep. I guess you really don’t know how it feels until you’ve walked in your parents shoes; being a big-girl is tough-shtuff ;).

Today is a little more laid back; meeting with the personal training coordinator to discuss how the training protocol works in a corporate setting, meeting with my supervisor to discuss and finalize special projects I’ll be working on throughout the 10 weeks, and observing Body Sculpt at 4:30pm!

My plan for participating in Step and Sculpt was unfortunately interrupted; I became very light-headed and had to leave class early. That’s never happened before; I was shaky, my vision was blurry, and I felt slightly nauseous. I had a snack beforehand so I wasn’t running on an empty stomach-another unknown reason! Thankfully I made an appointment to get to the doctor. I contemplated taking a rest day because Tuesday mornings Body Sculpt and Stretch class had my muscles sore but, me being stubborn, I ignored the signals and look what happened. Listening to my body is something I’m working on!

If you’re in the Raleigh area, North Hills puts on a Beach Music concert series every Thursday night. Bands perform, drinks are flowin’, and good times are a-rollin’!

Have a great day 😀