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!!!!!
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!!!!