Life has been busy – full and abundant with opportunities. I should have a minion who follows me and takes notes.
I am too busy to write...because I am a teacher. I love that job. I love my classes. I look out into my classroom and see nothing but potential. They are so open and funny.
I am too busy to write… because I am a trainer and a coach. I’m helping people learn that they are capable of doing things they never thought they could do.
I am too busy to write… because I am part of a small group of passionate, accomplished trainers working together in a new space – a private fitness facility where we train clients, teach classes, and offer seminars. It’s an exciting opportunity – this isn’t a gym. People aren’t hanging around. I’m learning so much about what makes a workout effective and efficient. It has been taking up a lot of my free time and imagination. I have so many ideas and not nearly enough time to develop them. I do believe this teacher is really an entrepreneur! I know our space is small, and it’s still under construction (we still need to get mirrors and a better floor – investors? Anyone??), but we have big plans.
I am too busy to write…because I spend everyday talking myself out of and then back into this strong woman training. It’s really hard on the ego to go from being somewhat proficient at an activity – bodybuilding – to an insecure, frightened newb. If you’ve been following my journey with this training, I can imagine that you’d like it if I just committed, bucked up, and got it done. But there is no permanent attitude adjustment that’s going to happen here. I want to quit everyday. But I don’t want to train how I used to train. I can’t imagine doing anything except this right now. I have epiphanies every day about how to approach this monster. Today, I’m going with the “life lesson” approach. This training is similar to how it was for me when I first started exercising. HATED it. I stuck with it because I believed it would help me. Just doing it was a daily goal. Eventually, exercise became the tool for managing stress. Now, it’s a stressor. But I’m going to follow through.
I am too busy to write…because I am obsessed with perfecting my log press form. Every week things get better, but I’m running out of weeks. Under three weeks now until the competition. I watch videos every night. I talk to the guys who are more experienced. I record myself to analyze my form.
The critique: I use my back too much on the initial pull, it’s too slow and I and use too much energy on that first part of the lift. Need to work on using my legs and hips more.
In conclusion, I’m too busy to write.
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