So... lets get caught up to date. I'm now teaching Pound at the Spring Valley YMCA 3 times a week! Two of those classes are family classes and they are amazing! To see kids moving is a phenomenal feeling! I'm going to be adding in a Spin class soon.
I read last week on a FB group for spinners about this woman who is lost with her music because she picks the same music all the time. The music did really well in one class and so she kept the same playlist. And people stopped coming. It was obvious to me why... the music got stale. But it taught me a lesson. That just because I really like a certain style of music, maybe someone else doesn't. So this week I went out of my comfort zone (doing a lot of that lately!) and picked a song for pound that isn't necessarily my jam. And people loved it! And opnce I saw how much they loved it, it made me love it. So, Fall out boy, if you're reading this (which of course, you are... you have nothing better to do than read my blog - right?!) you're on the setlist for a few weeks. ;-)
Teaching classes has been amazing. Not only do I get to meet so many new people, I get to witness people making time for themselves! In this busy world of hustle and overbooked calendars, it shocks me that people continue to make time for themselves! I had one woman in class last week who came up to me after class and thanked me. I asked why she was thanking me. She responded by saying "This is my first class at the YMCA and my first time exercising in three years. Your class was energizing and FUN!" I gave her a huge hug. THAT! That right there is why I teach. I love that people WANT to take my class and it's not necessarily a chore! I want my class to be the class where they feel like they can unleash their inner rockstar and go all out! I want them to return and look forward to the next class! And most of all, I want them to sweat. And sweat she did! Her hair was so wet and it was the highlight of my week!
My life has changed so much in the past two years. And I'm not even talking abou the scale. Acceptance and Understanding. Acceptance that I'm not yet at my goal weight and understanding that so much goes into it rather than just food or just exercise. You can't out-exercise a bad diet. Just like you can't eat off the weight. Exercise and eating go hand in hand. I'm not saying you have to be at the gym 6 days a week. But, a balance of the two. If you overdo it on food, be conscience of that and what you need to do to work that off. And if you're eating crap but working out 6 days a week, be aware of that. Healthy moderation always in all ways.
To wrap things up, I leave you with a picture that means so much to me! This was my first class at the YMCA. There are a lot of friends in the pictures that mean so much to me!