Well, hello there! :) Today is December 28, 2012 and I'm enjoying a lazy, relaxing day at home in my pajamas doing Bible Study and drinking coffee and catching up on old blogs. Something I haven't done in months/years. I am remembering again why I loved blogging so much. I'm thinking I will take it up again..even if just for a while. I've always been somewhat of a 'writer'...loving to put my thoughts down on paper and I've missed doing it. I still journal to my kids and lately I've begun a prayer journal, but there is something about sitting down at my keyboard and just letting my fingers peck away...that is liberating! :)
Since this is my "fitness" blog, I will update you on my current situation: I am still coaching for Beachbody but literally putting zero work into it. I'm sure this is NOT how the business was intended...but since I don't want to quit and I'm still making a decent income from them on a weekly basis, I just let it be and enjoy the checks every Thursday. Maybe someday I will pick it up seriously again...but not for now. Of course, I am always here should anyone need to ask me anything or want some advise or encouragement, but I am not acting as "salesman" currently. :)
I am also still instructing fitness classes at my own business Cross Training Fitness inside of a local martial arts studio. I have cut back to 4 classes per week and I think that is going to suit my life much more comfortably than the 5-6 I was doing previously. This continues to be a source of joy and good income for me, so I can't seem to just walk away from it. (even though I constantly struggle with being too busy and consider letting it go...)
If you remember me saying a while back that I was going to be "let go" from my job with the doctors office...well, I just talked to my boss last week and he informed me that their plans of switching to a new system are CANCELLED and that I will infinitely have my job! :) --or at least until he retires in 15 years. Hallelujah! That is WONDERFUL news! :)
Oh ya...I was talking about fitness. So...if you must know...my weight is up. Not horribly, but definitely not at my comfortable 130. I actually haven't weighed in about a month...but the last time I stepped on the scale it was 140.2. It would be great to get this 10 pounds off and I'm not giving up on it...but if I don't, its not the end of the world. Now when bikini season gets here...I may say differently! ha ha
I found some fabulous new jeans at Maurices that are only $29.99 and fit me like a very soft, comfty, stretchy glove and that is enabling me to be much more okay with my 140 frame. :) Hey...whatever works.
I will not allow myself to grow any bigger however. This is the limit!
For the month of December I have taken "off" from my classes and have been doing at-home workouts of all sorts. Matt has a new program called Body Beast that we enjoy doing together. Last night I learned a new TurboKick round for my upcoming session and then I did TurboFire Upper20 and Abs10. It was a great workout and it's nice not having to think so much (as compared to when I'm teaching.)
I'm certainly less disciplined and less dedicated than I have been in the past to my health and fitness, yet I am still within a reasonable weight, still have my guns and still get my heart pumping. I'm still working out anywhere from 2-5 times a week and eating sensibly...so it's all good. Of course...Jan 1st is right around the corner and with that comes some (inside my head) promises to do a little bit better and to get back to some of the more healthy habits I've let slip. :)
Okay friends, I don't want to overload you on my first day back! Talk to you (or myself!?) again soon!