Greatness is Contagious

I was watching her - not only as a bootcamp participant, but as an instructor. Early on in my heart of hearts, I knew that I was watching and learning to become an instructor myself. Yes, I was getting my own fitness on track, but deep down I felt like this was something I would … Continue reading Greatness is Contagious

Resolutioners

I love this season. Reflections, taking stock of accomplishments, setting new goals, appreciating the good of the past while looking ahead with anticipation of what the next year might bring. Lately much of what I hear at the gym is, something along the lines of, "Oh yeah, just wait until January! All the New Years' … Continue reading Resolutioners

Halloween

I LOVE Halloween. Like, a lot. Probably more than most people. More than Christmas and my birthday put together. It's one day a year where you can dress up like a lunatic, act crazy, get candy from strangers and it's all perfectly acceptable! What's not to love, right?! Previously I've been Cat in the Hat … Continue reading Halloween

The Mental Weight Room

A while ago we were prompted to discuss confidence and describe the things at which we excel. It was a hard post to write in that describing fears and humility can sometimes come off as false, or at worst fishing for compliments. Barf. That's so not my intention.  I do wonder, though - do we ever … Continue reading The Mental Weight Room

Dear Gym Staff (And Why I LOVE DB4L)

Where do I start? Let me preface this by stating that while I do have a group exercise certification and a spin certification, I in no way consider myself an expert in fitness. By doing things the right way (cleaning up my diet, getting enough sleep, moving my body, and lifting heavy things) as opposed … Continue reading Dear Gym Staff (And Why I LOVE DB4L)

Music…and a New Adventure

For the past month or so, I've been slightly freaking out. Going about the daily routines; taking care of minions, grocery shopping, laundry, etc., but just underneath the surface: freak out central. Not life or death freak out, but first-job-in-six-years kind of freak out. I accepted the spin instructor position at a local gym and … Continue reading Music…and a New Adventure

Fartleks, Minions, and It Was All My Neighbor’s Fault

Sometimes I question my sanity. I got up early (before the sun) hit the early spin class, was feeling great and got hubby off to work and was determined to play hard with the minions. It's been sunny the past couple of days, but the rain is coming. It ALWAYS comes. And then we will … Continue reading Fartleks, Minions, and It Was All My Neighbor’s Fault