Thursday, February 21, 2013

My JOb

I normally never post about my personal stuff on here. By why not? This last weekend I certified in another format to teach at the gym. Its called GRIT. Its like insanity but allot harder....ALLOT HARDER! Its an amazing workout! I was so worried about the training. I have certified in Les Mills Body Pump and Cx Worx, and both of those trainings were pretty hard. NOt only do you have to understand what each exercise is doing for your body and why we do it, but you have to pass a physical fitness test. If you don't they just keep your money and you go home. In Cx training we had to hold a Hoover on our toes for 5 min. Most people can only hold one for 30 sec. A very fit person might be able to go for one min to two min but 5 is insane. It was much much harder than child birth TRUST. If you have ever done an insanity workout you know its hard. Some people throw up and even very physically fit people are spent. Well we did five of those workouts in one day for two days back to back on top of other tests for our form and technique etc. I am happy to say that I passed. I still have to submit a video of myself teaching. Les Mills is a company based out of New Zealand they are the best in world right now. They hold the bar pretty high and I am so happy to say I have been able to teach their formats. I work at 24 Hour Fitness and Gold Gym. My average week consists of 18-20 hours of exercise. I love love love my job and love knowing that on any given day I could utterly destroy half the bitches that talk shit behind my back in any event (running,cycle,you name it). I'm not a good at everything. I still can't wait to go back to school and get a degree and I have other areas in life that need work. But I am not ashamed to admit that when I line up to go toe to toe with any body physically I know I am going to kick ass. I can say that cause I work real hard at what I do and that's why I do it well. A preview of GRIT.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Apparently its not a big deal to have your appendix taken out. Yet if you don't then it can kill you. Andrew had symptoms and went to the ER a couple years ago. My brother in law had his taken out a few months ago and then like 2 weeks later my sister had it done. So when I felt that pain I knew what it was right away. It was the middle of the night and I couldn't sleep it hurt so bad. I decided to teach my abdominal strength training class the next morning and then I was going to the doc right after. I didn't make it that far. During some of the crunches the pain got so bad I passed out. Then one of the class members was like I am taking you to the ER. It was totally awkward!! I would have rather driven myself. I wanted to go home maybe get on some clean underwear brush my teeth.. you know? But she took me an stayed there till my mom came up. Then I sat in a room for hours and hours. I knew what it was. I told the doc what it was. But they did blood work-negative, then an Ultrasound-negative, more blood work--It ALL came back negative. So then the doc comes in and talks to me about my diet and how its causing me ulcers. He was going to send me home with some ulcer medication. I called my sister (the nurse) and she said to demand a CT scan. So I did..And whad do ya know? I had appendicitis. 11 p.m. they did the surgery and I left the next morning. The only painful part is all the air that gets left inside your body. Plus I had to take a week off of work. Here is the reason I wrote this post though. When I got home Addie told me stayed in during recess to make me a get well soon gift. And when she showed it to me I cried. I am amazed at how incredibly talented she is in art. It is the most beautiful tree I have ever seen. The colors she chose and just everything about it made me soo soo so happy inside. It was perfect! I seriously admire that little girl.