Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Grounded and ready to fly

Okay, I know it looks like I've been slacking, but I've been battling a sinus infection for the past 7 days! Finally had to see the doc yesterday. A steroid shot, day 2 of the Z-Pac and some nose spray later, the fog is starting to clear. Liz pulled the reins on my training until I'm 100% better. I hate feeling crappy!

I did get to start my Total Body Course that I'm teaching this morning at 5:30 a.m. I know some of you have your heads cocked sideways thinking about "getting" to start ANYTHING at 5:30 a.m. Yup! That means getting up at 4:00 a.m. to get to the gym by 5:20. The first class is always about working out the kinks and blowing out the cobwebs. You find out what you can cut out and what needs to stay on the program. Anything that elicits heavy grunting and sweating definitely stays! These people work hard when they take these classes and I'm always happy to see their interest. I've never been one to like being up in front of even a few people with all eyes on me. It was always seriously nerve wracking to me. What's kind of personality do you need to have to pull it off? Do I need to be witty and entertaining? How about serious and focused? Will it be challenging enough? Will everyone get the benefit that I want them to get? I go through this every time I start one of these things. The reality is that people want you to be real, sincere, genuine. All they ask is that you be honest and yourself. You don't have to have a witty dialogue throughout the experience. I just have to remember to enjoy myself and remember that my job is FUN! It's a privilege to get to do what you love and are passionate about for a living.

Sometimes I forget this and it becomes "a job", but in those moments that I feel that way if I get really still and just breathe it all comes back to me. You have to remember to stay grounded and do everything you do with purpose. Live and breathe every moment of everyday in and exhale out all that unimportant stuff. Take a moment to get centered then bring yourself back to whatever madness you need to deal with. Here, let's try it now...



Inhaaaaaaale

and

Exhaaaaaaale

aaaaaahhhhhh


See, isn't that better?

2 comments:

jo said...

much! you have helped me get centered sweetie pie! love ya! good luck with your class- whip 'em into shape!

Marianne said...

sorry you have been sick, I am also "recovering" cleaning out my closet!! yuck but load Tutti Frutti by Little Richard and it will make you smile!!!