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Sharing, working, and working out



I feel like I have a lot of random things to share. I’m going to try to be organized and share everything in a list!

1. My brother and sister-in-law are home from their honeymoon in the Dominican Republic. My brother developed some sort of stomach bug, and I feel really bad for him. They shared some photos with me. The resort they stayed at is gorgeous!

2. I visited my dentist today for a cleaning, and he said my dry socket is slowly closing. Hurrah!
3. It’s Shark Week. Enough said.
4. School is starting up for me in a few weeks, so I’ve been savoring my last bits of extra free time by baking nonstop. Baking makes me so happy.lemon cookies

On working:

I resigned from my position as a Spinning instructor a few weeks ago. It’s not that I didn’t like teaching Spinning–I really did. It’s just that I wanted to work for my family’s business.

My dad is a real estate broker and owns his own real estate company. My mom and brother are both agents and work under my dad. Since I quit teaching Spinning, I’ve been doing real estate marketing work for my family’s business and I love it!

On working out:


Working out kinda fell to the wayside for a bit this summer while I recovered from my wisdom teeth extraction and subsequent dry socket. Then I was busy helping prepare for my brother’s wedding.

At the beginning of the summer, I planned on training for this fall half marathon, but I can’t really see that happening now, and I’m totally okay with it! Life happens. Unexpected things come up. It’s all good.

I’ve been running a little bit lately, but nothing longer than 5-7 miles. I’m hoping to run more in the coming months, but I’m not sure how busy I’ll be at school with my new position and some tough classes coming up (senior research project, I’m lookin’ at you.)

Whether I get to up my running mileage more in the coming months or not, I’m not too worried about it. If it happens, awesome. If not, oh well! At least I have an awesome stretching buddy.

stretching buddy

Have you ever quit a job you loved for a better opportunity?

New Class

About two weeks ago, I noticed that the gym I work at didn’t offer any fitness classes on Saturdays. I emailed my manager and asked her if she wanted me to teach a Saturday morning Spinning class and she said yes! It turned out that the gym was actually looking for someone to teach on Saturday mornings and I’m now that gal 😉My first Saturday morning class went well. It was small, but I think that was because my manager put signs up advertising the class only a few days before I taught it. I have been making sure to tell people in my other Spinning classes that I now teach on Saturday mornings. It’s going to be fun!

I’m now teaching three Spinning classes a week and I love it. A year ago, I never would have guessed that I’d be a Spinning instructor, or that I’d enjoy it so much because I’m very shy and quiet. Teaching others has really pushed me outside of my comfort zone and I’m glad I have to opportunity to motivate people three times a week now!