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Contemplating becoming a ZUMBA instructor

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Well the past few days have been busy as well. I think every day is busy. lol. Even though it is Saturday I am practically on Monday in my head because the weekends go toooo fast and are always a blur with a million things to get accomplished. I, unfortunately, work ALL weekend. Last night was HORRIBLE!!!! I am serving in a hotel restaraunt and I like it OK. Last night would have been good if the kitchen would not have been HORRIBLE! The kitchen manager was the one that did it too. They messed everything up, totally not even my fault. Let's just 17 people got free dessert and 4 people had a free dinner because of the kitchen. I however, still managed to make some money, thank goodness! Hoping for a better night at work tonight.

Homework is still lingering..my book is next to me now but I just don't feel like reading or doing the research that I need to do. I will probably save it for tomorrow (last minute) lol. I guess I work best under pressure emoticon

I still have not been 100% on my workouts and eating. It's like I KNOW I can do better. I KNOW that I could make more time to workout instead of just sitting and doing nothing. But sometimes, I think for some mental sanity I need to just relax and do nothing. I am hoping to make a little bit of changes in the right direction this week. It will be a testament too, because I have SOOO much studying and two projects and an exam this week, plus work, and everything else. I really want to make my goal of 10 hours of cardio a week. I have been getting about 6-7 hours. So, I really want to kick it up a notch. I know that I can do better. So, that will be the goal for this upcoming week.

I have not been eating "clean;" however, that is not my goal. I am aiming to eat "realistically" or what is realistic for me to maintain once I reach my goals and well in life. My husband and I have made so many changes to our eating habits over the past few years, such as going from 2% milk to skim, white bread to 100% whole wheat, trying new vegetables like broccoli and asparagus, grilling and steaming instead of frying foods, using ground turkey instead of beef, buying sweet potato french fries instead of regular, eating less boxed/processed foods, not drinking as much juice, opting for more water, etc. We have made a ton of changes. I know that is maintable because we are doing that. I am not aiming to only eat chicken, vegetables, leafy greens, and sweet potatoes...that's not our lifestyle. I know that I LOVE chocolate, so I like having fat-free puddings, or mousse dessert cups with lite cool whip. It really is about makins simple swaps that add up, and that I CAN do!

We are still apartment searching. I look online for about 30 minutes to 1 hour every day. Plus, I am in contact with an agency in Chicago. So, we are getting an idea of areas and what we will be getting for our money. Things are moving along with our house as well. After this next week we are hoping to finish up the outside work, weather permitting, so I can take a few pictures and post them up. I believe we are going to rent our house out to graduate students that go year round for a few years instead of selling it. That will pay for our rent in Chicago, and that way we won't be losing money on the house either. Plus, graduate students are a bit older than under-grad and more likely to take better care of it. So, with three bedrooms, two baths, a fenced in yard, a three room (unfinished) basement for storage, an office, washer dryer hook-ups, dishwasher, etc..plus a security system. I think we can safely ask $425-$450 per person (for three students). Hoping that goes well.

On another note. I have seriously been debating a big thing. As it may be known. I absolutely LOVE zumba. Classes are outrageous in Chicago and I just cannot fathom paying $20 a class or $150-$200 a month for zumba or a gym membership. That is just plum crazy! Anyways, I think I might go through with the training. However, I am not sure how that will meld with being a counselor (child psychologist once I finsh my doctorate)...but it is something I am passionate about and my husband is finshing up personal training. We seriously have been talking about once I am completly done with school to open a facility and he would personal train and I would have exercise classes and could specialize in child/adolescent health programs. It is really needed and is sooo good for young minds and bodies to be healthy. Still not sure yet, but definitely contemplating it. I have been going to zumba for over two years and I love it more and more each time. I talked with the instructor of where I go to zumba. She told me to totally GO FOR IT!

Also, (Sorry this is long!) I weighed in today! I was hoping to get the 5 pound loss for this week's weigh-in, but as I stated earlier I have been slacking with my workouts and not giving 100%, so I should have known I would not get the 100% result I wanted! However, I did lose 3.4 pounds this week! I was excited! So, I am about 1.5 pounds away from that 15 pound reward (the Bare Escentuals travel make-up case that I want ooohh soooo bad!).
So, since it is on sale until tomorrow....I went ahead and ordered it and the new eyeshadow. I got a smokey blue called chameleon. I rationalized (haha) that it would not be here until the end of next week at the earliest and I will have lost that 1.5 pounds by then, so it would be PERFECT timing and plus I am saving $10 by ording it now!! I can't wait until it gets here!!

So my day is going to be filled with reading, some light cleaning, making some homemade lasagna for dinner, then off to work in the evening. Hope everyone is having a great weekend!!

**What do you think about me becoming a zumba instructor?! BE HONEST PLEASE!! All feedback welcome!! Do you think it would be too conflicting with me going to school to become a child psychologist?? THANK YOU FOR YOUR FEEDBACK!!!**
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LATINAHEATHNESS 6/29/2011 8:59AM

  I say go for it. You might have to do other's routines if you don't have time to come up with your own, but you could handle a couple hours out of your day a week for classes, the other couples hours through the week for practicing and whatever else an instructor has to do.

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BLUEWATER71 6/18/2011 12:57PM

    If it is something that you really like doing, I say go for it. I have been working out to zumba the last couple of months and I love it and between zumba and hip hop I like zumba better. Good for you in losing the 3 lbs.

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