Thursday, November 12, 2009
The last couple weeks have definitely been insane! My first week it was just adjusting to this new schedule. It really feels surreal that I quit my old job. I mean yeah I'm working there part time still but it feels like just a place I'm helping out at, and not my day to day responsibility. Makes a big difference.
I got the stomach flu this week, which really set me back. It sucks because it's my second week of a new job so I didn't want to be taking time off. I HAD to call off Tuesday because I was ultra sick. But I made the mistake of trying to be okay and going into work yesterday and today... only to end up leaving early both days because I felt nauseous, yesterday I actually threw up at work and then left. So now basically I'm just prolonging this because I keep pushing myself. But my boss said to me today... don't come back here until you aren't nauseous anymore! Hopefully that is very soon. I feel much better tonight after resting all day.
So of course I haven't really worked out all week, and even if I'm feeling better the next couple days I still don't want to overdo it. Makes me realize I don't even know what not overdoing it on a workout is. I try to think of light workouts and anything I normally do would be way overkill. Maybe I'll take a nice aquaerobics class if it fits into my schedule, or perhaps one of my yoga or pilates videos would be good. Maybe a nice walk by the lake if it's not too chilly out.
So the new job! It's really really easy haha. My responsibilities are minimal. I mostly spend a ton of time studying for my certification and socializing with other employees and gym members. I've had a couple cool things to do. I got to put together some heatlhy holiday cooking/baking tips and some good healthy recipes in a packet for members. I used a lot of sparkpeoples resources and member recipes in putting this together! So I got to pass those out while getting people to sign up for a complimentary holiday bootcamp. It's for a new trainer so he can get some exposure. That was pretty fun I got to talk to a lot of people and I far exceeded my boss's sign up expectations.
I just found out today one of the trainers who has been there a long time now just put in her notice. She is going to go independent, so awesome for her. Awesome for me too because she's the only full time female trainer. There are 2 new males who just started but I may end up getting some of her clients. A lot of females want a female trainer. I know I requested a female when I got training. So I'm taking my certification December 28th. NUTS. They want me ready to go by the new year. I feel like it's a little soon but I'll mostly be doing super basic free trainer session new member consultation type things, so it will be a good way to get some practice. Definitely lots of opportunities to look forward to!
In other news... Jon and I set a date for our wedding this past weekend. January 14, 2011. I really was hoping for a nice fall wedding, it's at a state park, but they were ENTIRELY booked, even Friday nights. I guess gorgeous affordable venues book up fast. So I still think a nice January wedding in a lodge will be amazing. The backdrop for the ceremony is this stone wall fireplace so we can have a fire going and all. I also have tons of time to plan so there will be lots of DIY elements with the decorations. Also my mom is all crafty and loves making cards and doing these stamping parties. She has so many resources and ideas so I'll be able to do my own save the dates, invitations, programs (if we decide to do them at all) and place cards for the reception. Jon and I are looking at photographers next. We're meeting with one tonight that we really like, so I'm sure that will be awesome. I love their style and they've done a wedding at this venue before. I also share some mutual friends with a girl from my college who now does wedding photography. She is more amateur but she's GOOD. Gorgeous pictures. So that means reasonable pricing because she hasn't built up that high demand yet. I'm very eager to meet with her because the quality of her work and her prices make it an extreme value and some beautiful photographs.
Soo I suppose that's about all that is going on. Work is awesome, wedding planning aaand that's pretty much my life right now. I'd have to say I did pretty good with my workouts adusting to my new routine. Though I got sick this week so we'll have to see. I hope to be back up and running next week and try to still finish the month strong. I'm getting there, even if it's slowly.
I hope everyone is doing great! I know I haven't been on nearly as much and may have missed out on some blogs or accomplishments and that sucks. I will try to get on more. I'm always around though if anyone needs me!