Philippians 3:12-14 (The Message Bible)

I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Building my Repertoire

So last night after an AWESOME boot camp class (we did circut training--So Fun!) then I taught 45 minutes of Pump. Instead of trying to hit every single muscle in the entire body, I decided to pick a few and just really max out. It felt so good to feel that burn to the point of exhaustion. One of the guys in my class told me that since I've been teaching (2 1/2 weeks) that he has lost 16 pounds!!! WOW! I'm not saying that is entirely due to my classes, but I like to think that I have played a little part in it. I really think (hope) that I am helping to push this group past their current fitness level and take it up a notch. Last night was, BY FAR, my best night of teaching yet. I had one of my good friends, Mandy, there which totally helps! The class was completely full which adds more energy to the room and I decided to bust out some Zumba moves on them during the warm up which was a lot of fun and I got to show them my less-serious side. (and how jiggly my butt is during hip-hits!) Anyway, after class was over I was DRENCHED. No exageration there folks. I'm pretty sure even my socks were wet! The next class after mine is Yoga and all the people that come to it were sitting around waiting as I gathered up my equipment and began to make my way out. It was about 6:08. As I started to walk out they said "Are you our teacher tonight?" To which I was like "OHHH NOOO....I don't teach Yoga. Let me go check and see where your teacher is." I called the lady who is in charge and she said she hadn't been able to get a sub for that class and could I do it!!!
OMG! I am sooooo not into yoga. I think it's good and important and yada, yada, yada...but I just don't do it. Now I was going to have to teach a whole class of it! Seriously ya' mind went BLANK! All I could think of was sun salutations, downward dog and the crane. Crazy combination of yoga moves there. Thank GOD (literally--thank you LORD!) I prayed as I went and things started to come back to me. I could hear Tony saying "Step back into plank. Push up if you want. Push back into downward dog. Float your right foot up into the sky and swing through into runners lunge." GLORY HALLELUJAH! I worked them through that sequence and then we did a few balance poses and a little strengthening (plank/side planks). I ended up finishing 15 minutes before they were scheduled to be done, but my poor kids had been in the nursery for 3 hours already and I HAD to go... Besides that, I hadn't eaten since 11 am and it was now going on 7 pm! I was shaky and getting light headed. I have successfully taught Pump (weights), Boot Camp, some Step, Kickboxing and now Yoga. I hope Zumba is next. It really is my favorite as far as fun workouts go! We shall see!!!

To all my Beachbody teammates out there---I haven't forgotten about you. I know I've been a bit preoccupied here lately with all this instructing stuff...but you are always on my mind and in my prayers! Keep pushing play guys! I am only a mouse-click away if you need me! If you want me to check in on you more often, just leave me a comment and I'll do it! Being a new-ish coach, I'm never sure how much people want me to "bug" you just tell me okay?!?

Love you all! God is GOOOOOOD! Have a FANTASTIC weekend! Let Jesus SHINE! P90XOXO!


The Amazing Shrinking Girl said...

Jen you're such an inspiration! And I totally believe you had everything to do with that man losing 16 lbs. Why else would he be excited and mention it to you? He was thrilled that he lost that weight because of YOU!! That's so awesome!

And hurray for Yoga X. I'm like, know it's good but never do it, but glad it came in handy!

You're awesome!

Rene' said...

great job Jen! that's awesome! glad it went well!