My fitness journey and reflections as a group fitness teacher

Aside from my meet-up group in which I teach group exercise at the beach, I landed my first paid group fitness teaching job at Crunch.  I do not make much but I’m not really doing it for the money, I’m doing it for the experience of my own expansion, to be a teacher, a leader and one who motivates.  It’s been over a month now and I’m totally getting the hang of it and I feel compelled to share how I overcame mental challenges along the way. I began my fitness journey in 2012, when I was at a very low point in my life.  I was miserable at a...

Inspired by my mornings

I wake up to the gentle nudge of my cat’s furry head.  I look at the glow-in-the-dark hands of my watch and it is only 3:30am.  Kitty’s hungry but I am not having it.  I stroke her soft body, attempting to send her a telepathic message that it is not time for breakfast.  She makes several more attempts by bumping the top of her head into my face and purring incessantly.  I ignore her.  I turn the other way towards my lover.  I drape my arm over his warm body and tuck us in a bit more into our blanket.  He acknowledges my gesture of love with a faint hmmm. ...

Exciting news…

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…….I’m pregnant! Today, I am at Week 18, still early in my second trimester.  Franklin and I are super excited and cannot wait to welcome our baby into the world.  It was unplanned and I had gotten pregnant during yoga teacher training.  It must have been all the yoga and meditation that made my body super fertile, haha!  I’ve been MIA because any kind of blogging without writing about my pregnancy would make me feel like I’m being inauthentic so I have just been journaling quietly. It was only a week ago that I told my own parents!  I visited New York City from January 19-31.  I have to say...

I’m a yoga teacher and I’m never going back to my old ways of living

Ahhh blog, so sorry I’ve been neglecting you! As of yesterday, November 20, 2016, I am officially a certified yoga teacher!  For our final, we presented 2 yoga classes, each of us teaching a small section to each other and to teachers who have guided us throughout the journey.  We all did so amazing it was unbelievable. The energy that filled up the space was seriously magical.  I am going to remember this day for as long as I live. In more good news, I am going to be a group fitness instructor at Crunch!!!  The timing could not have been more perfect.  When I first moved here, I applied to a...

So excited to teach tomorrow!

Hi everyone! I’ve been journaling but I haven’t felt inspired to share anything with the world lately… until now! For those of you who have followed me for awhile now knows that I LOVE fitness, yoga and meditation.  I am a certified group fitness instructor but I have been waiting for the world to give me an opportunity to teach.  I’ve applied to gyms but it’s actually a difficult process since I have no experience.  I do have personal training experience, teaching my coworkers and I taught one other time in my life in a meetup group as a favor for my friend. I remembered feeling absolutely terrified yet so...

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