February 15, 2017

What's Happening in My World

1] Work is still annoying but not as stressful. I've gotten scheduling down pretty well and can get things taken care of, I just hate working the front desk every day. I also hate dealing with ungrateful people. I thought I was more of a people person, but this job reminds me too much of retail and I think something more steady without so much facility responsibility will make me happier.

2] Speaking of happier, my fitness journey is continuing and I'm loving all the growth. I'm stronger, fitter and leaner than I have been in awhile and beyond grateful for the changes in my physical body. Bringing BODYCOMBAT into my regimen has given me another awesome tool for leaning up and the cardio is out of this world. I do miss lifting heavy and need to add that back into my training, especially since I need to finish up my PT cert.

3] Speaking of that, have NOT made nearly enough progress with the program and book. I have to pass my exam by May and holy cow here we are in the middle of February. I need to get my act together, however it seems like new choreography keeps popping up and I'm not able to spend time with the text book. Need to work on planning PT time into my day.

4] Studying LES MILLS has been my life. This past weekend I attended a second Advanced Training and came out an Advanced Instructor in BodyPump. My next goal is to become ELITE and then hopefully become a trainer if everything falls into place. It's  BIG BIG GOAL and I have quite a few things to work on first.

5] Those being talking LESS in my classes when instructing and SMILING more. Yeah, this girl RIGHT HERE was told she needed to smile more when teaching because I come off much too dominant and need to be able to reach the more social people in the class. Very strange, but actually makes sense when you really dive deep into who I am and how I want to be perceived on stage.

6] Life has kept me from really being present in many things and I'm still not sleeping the greatest. I'm not sure if there is a happy medium with my job and being present and happy, but I'm doing my best to find it. Maybe it will take a new job and that's okay. I know this isn't forever, I just might need to find something sooner rather than later.

7] I still miss my family and friends back home like whoa. My tribe here is amazing, but things still aren't the same. I miss my regular dinners with friends, my church, my soccer team [ oh i miss soccer], my other gym friends, casual and quick dining places and just the ease I had living. It will come, I know, sometimes I just wish it were sooner.

What's happening in your world?

12 comments:

Emily at 'a little bit of Emily' said...

So glad to hear that things are getting a little better at work! Good luck with your PT studying!

Kathy@MoreCoffeeLessTalky said...

glad you're starting to find your groove. working/managing people is tough!

Jen said...

I'm glad things are starting to get better! Hopefully things continue on that path.

Carly Blogs Here said...

Yay for less stress! You definitely seem to be rocking it with all of your classes and certifications! Hoping things can settle down a little bit so you can focus more on your PT training too. Congrats on being an advanced BP instructor!

Liz Jo said...

I just got out of a front desk job. Stressed me out way too much. Hope work gets better for you.

At least it sounds like most of your personal life is better. I live far away from family as well so that's always tough. I hope you find new friends soon :)

Missy said...

Glad work is getting better! Body combat is the best!

Brianne said...

I'm glad to hear that things are starting to get better & you're less stressed!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

I'm glad things are getting better at work, but I hear ya on annoying people! Get it girl with all your Les Mills, you're a rockstar <3

Green Fashionista

Cece @Mahogany Drive said...

I hate to say it, but people suck. I know I'm a person, too, but it's true. Dealing with the public in general is no easy task. I used to do retail also, and it was awful. Hope your sleep gets better. Insomnia has been a problem for me for a while. Life is so much harder without sleep.

Nikki said...

Look at you on your way to becoming a body pump trainer! Proud of you!

Laura Darling said...

Bummer about the lousy people you have to interact with! That's great that you're making great progress in your fitness journey though!

Sara Elizabeth Miller said...

So... we rejoined the Y this year and the group classes have a lot of Les Mills classes... and I always think I want to do them because I'm always seeing you on IG. But I'm sad that YOU won't be teaching them? Is that weird? LOL

One of the things I'm still learning with my job/managing people is how to learn to let things go and that it's okay to not control everything and let it consume you. I haven't figured out the magic fix yet.. but giving myself permission to start that process of self discovery has been a little freeing. Although... this isn't the best week for me to telling you this because I've been a total terror because people are being RI.DIC.U.LOUS. And I come home at night and feel so bad that I'm so angry and frustrated with it... and I say I'm going to let it go... and I don't. Or the problem resurfaces. I say all that to say that I don't think there's a quick fix to all of it. ;) Hang in there. And give yourself permission to not let it consume you. I think you might be a little bit of a perfectionist like me and that's why it's SO hard. ;)