August 18, 2015

A Day Late But I Ain't Short Nothing

Morning, beautiful people. I hope your Monday treated you well yesterday. Thanks for all the kind words about taking a blog day off, I really just had NO desire to blog after my busy weekend and it was totally the right decision to just chill with Le Husband. He was on the road last night, so I'm glad we were able to just hang out without distractions. As nauseating as it sounds, I'm so excited to see him tonight, haha :)!

Anyway, moving on to my weekend recap. Originally this was going to be one of the most chill weekends of the year. We had nothing officially planned and then all of a sudden the weekend turned into a whirlwind of events. I attempted something I had been so nervous about and actually did pretty well which was empowering. Even though it was a busy weekend it was a great one in my books.

This weekend I...

... started my Friday off right with a sushi salad lunch with some delicious cake truffles for dessert. #itwasoneofthoseworkdays

... embraced having nothing to do on Friday night. It was a heck of a work week and I was just ready for a good meal and some good R&R. We enjoy using Friday evenings to catch up on shows and we finally caught up with some missing NCIS episodes.

... woke up early Saturday morning, hoping to see an email from a Les Mills instructor regarding my request to film in a gym. I was highly disappointing when I didn't have anything from him and started rounding up my family to let them know the taping wasn't going to happen.

... was incredibly grateful for a super smart Babyspice that suggested calling the gym and just seeing if there was an opening that day. What do you know, they had an opening so it was OFF to the BODYPUMP races.

... spent all of my Saturday morning/early afternoon practicing my chorey and cueing for the taping.

... taught my first ever 'class'. Well, it was just my family, but it was the first time I'd lead a group of anyone through the entire BODYPUMP 94 release. Things started off a big crazy while I tried to give everyone a crash course in BODYPUMP before starting the actual class, but then everything smoothed out.

... almost lost it when my microphone cut out halfway during the tricep track. I almost started the WHOLE class all over but decided a microphone issue is something every instructor deals with and just restarted the track and jumped back into teaching. #forgotthesmileforamoment.

... was really proud of my effort and super grateful for my amazing family. They were all incredibly flexible on Saturday being on standby while I waited for the go ahead from the gym staff and then came running when I sent the all call. Sportyspice is the only regular BODYPUMPer in the family so I have to give the rest mad props for jumping into a class they knew nothing about and giving me their all. It was also great having them in the audience to remind me to smile when things went a bit cuckoo bird. THANK YOU SO MUCH FAMILY!

... rewarded myself with a delicious steak, crab and veggie dinner. #demolishedmyfood

... enjoyed the ABCFamily Disney marathon while eating dinner. I may have annoyed Le Husband with all my 'UP' quotes.

... spend the commercial breaks watching the P&G Women's Gymnastic National Championship. It was awesome checking out the new talent and also seeing Gabby, Kyla and Aly compete to make another Olympic team. #canwetalkabouttheirbodies

... loved the fact Le Husband wanted to treat me to Menchie's after I taped my video. We leisurely strolled up the street and embraced the beautiful summer weather while eating our froyo.

... came home, watched some more tv and then passed out from exhaustion.

... sported my new Sam Edleman flats to church. They sparkled soooooo pretty in the sun!

... went grocery shopping and prepped for the week, while trying to upload my BODYPUMP video. 

... biked into DC for a women's kickball practice I totally forgot about until the team text. #oops.

... ran into every tourist stereotype possible on the ride into DC. There were people biking on their phones, face-timing while riding, a women stopping on an off ramp to take a picture, a family twelve deep standing in the middle of the bike path and everything in between. It was nuts, y'all!

... felt so grateful to be living my life on the bike ride. The sky we a gorgeous color, the weather was perfect and I just felt so blessed to live so close to the epicenter of the Free World. #lovethisview

... scarfed down a delicious bunless burger meal cooked by Le Husband then scrambled to find my soccer things.

... played in my 8pm soccer game and even though I didn't score I had some fabulous defense. #lilgirlbigdefense.

... came home, showered, shut my computer and chilled with Le Husband Sunday night. #amazing

Phew, I need a nap, again. Please send me good vibes for my video, I hope I pass and can start actually trying to get a job as an instructor.  NOVA/DC peeps if you're in the area I'd love to have you in my class when I get to that point.

Have a fabulous day, friends!



I'm also linking up with Pamela for Share the LOVE!!!!!
A Little Glitter

Cece shared this amazing post on the Fierce Fab . She did a fabulous job recapping past meets and places and I am now so excited for RIO!!!! HURRY UP OLYMPICS, HURRY UP!!!!


Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Yay for getting to teach your first BodyPump class even if it was just for your family! Still very exciting! And I feel like the mic problem happens a lot. At least to my instructors it did. And loving your sparkly shoes, so pretty!
<3, Pamela
Sequins & Sea Breezes

Robin said...

Face-timing while riding? That is ridiculous.

Cory (playdates and prescriptions) said...

So many good things to comment on. Congrats on your first class - quite the accomplishment! And that meal after - oh my! And then the fact that your hubs wanted to treat you too.
And those shoes! I die!

BLovedBoston said...

I can see why you needed the day off yesterday! Congrats on the body pump class - I just know your family loved it and pretty soon people that aren't related to you will love it too hehe! I love all the food you had :) xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Shay from Great, Now What said...

What an eventful weekend! Of course you needed that evening out! Glad your taping went so well- and hey I bet your fam is grateful for a free workout!

Ashley Greenwell said...

Menchies yummmm!! Sending you lots of good vibes for your video!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Can we talk about how insanely jealous I am that you can just bike into DC for kickball?! - AWESOMENESS! And love that you taught your first class - that pic of your family is everything!

Cheers to a fabulous week gurlie <3

Michelle said...

Great weekend and wow, you are amazing. That food, send some this way please!!! Thanks for sharing on Tuesday Talk this week.

Alana Livingston said...

So glad it worked out for you to film on Saturday--what a relief to get that over with. I have to ask, since you said you bikes into D.C., how far away from there do you love? I can't imagine it's a short bike ride (in other words, I'm uber impressed with your biking skills lol)

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Congrats on leading your first class! That's awesome!!!! :D

Illegally Blonde said...

Im exhausted thinking about your weekend. But again so proud of you and yay family for jumping in! I want the weather cool down here a tad so we can ride bikes since we live on the trails again. xoxo

Amanda {Kids and Cabernet} said...

Wow girl you sure fit a lot in!! Sounds like a lot of fun and congrats on your video!!

Elle Sees said...

i can see why you're exhausted! i was too tired to post a post about being tired. i had to take the day off too!

Katie Elizabeth said...

Look at you, taping your own video!! So much fun! And I love the food rewards :) I could go for a steak and Menchies right about now!

Courtney B said...

Yay for NCIS!! Can I tell you how happy we are FINALLY watching them on Netflix?! Oh I've missed that show! It's kind of fun to start at the beginning and be reminded of how the show started! I'll be sad to see Kate go! (Remember her? Ha! But I love Ziva, or however you spell her name)
CONGRATS on the body pump class! and taping your own video?! You go girl!
Also, I love the mushy stuff! Can't wait for you to see your man tonight!

Pamela @ said...

OMG. Those flats are everything! I love them so much! Thank you for linking up! I am going to check out Cece's post now! xo

Jessi @ Jessi's Design said...

Way to go 'teach'! Despite relaxing, this looks like it was a packed weekend with tons of great fooooood!

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

I love those flats!!!! Are they comfy??? So proud of you girl rocking that class. When in doubt if something goes wrong just smile and fake it till you make it lol. Something always goes wrong with the mic or music, it's not if its usually just when :)

Jen said...

I need those flats, they are so sparkly and amazing! haha.

Julia said...

Wow I can see why you needed a break from blogging yesterday! Congrats on your BodyPump class, that is awesome! What an amazing family you have!

Cece said...

that is so awesome that you taught body pump to your family! It takes a lot of confidence and maybe even more for people you know. Thank for sharing my fierce five post! Those girls are all muscle. Seriously, so fit and so strong. Oh my gosh, I am so excited for Rio. I feel so bad for Kyla. I really hope she can pull it together for next year. Worlds will be in October and it will be televised on NBC.

Emily said...

Sounds like you were a busy bee on the weekend but good you got to end it with some unwinding with your husband. I love the sparkly shoes!!! Where did you get them from?

christina @ the new mrs said...

I love a good quiet Friday night - I'm looking forward to that this week! The rest of your weekend looks so full and fun!

Kathy@MoreCoffeeLessTalky said...

i love that pic of you/your family after your class!! that's what love and support is <3

Kayla MKOY said...

Ahh how neat that you taught the class!!! I want to join! ;) sounds like your weekend was busy busy but FUN!!!! Gotta love Disney marathons!

Leslie said...

Congratulations for your first class taping! That's such a huge accomplishment. It sounds like quite the weekend; I get a little tired just reading your post! :) said...

teaching a class is pretty damn awesome. i have to say though, family are usually tough critiques so i wouldn't discount it just because you are not teaching strangers yet. They are also good practice for your nerves.You need all the props! I know i couldn't do it.

Now, the menchies, we have one in the city but i have never been. You have posted a photo twice now but don't say what your toppings are! I have been trying to figure them out but can't. LOL.

Brianne said...

Congrats on teaching your first class!! I love that family photo & holy crap that steak meal looks bomb!