I am a really lucky girl. I’ve often said that I have the best job in the world–but I mean it: I have the best job in the world. And not JUST because I never have to put on real pants.
What did I do today?
I sprung out of bed with a hella headache. Food and water helped and I was happy by the time I got to Huron College (one of the affiliate colleges at Western), where I was supposed to teach an O-Week yoga class for some first years. I assumed I’d have a small group and people were supposed to bring towels/mats. Easy peasy. I taught slow flow classes like it was no problemo last summer so I had my basic class in mind.
Turned out I led a bunch of overtired sophs who were sore from moving a bunch of first years (and their beer fridges) into residence this past week through a half hour of fun. No mats, no towels, and a tile floor meant we did some sun salutations, played around with 3 legged dog and forward folds, and found some time/sucked it up on the dirty floor to do some happy baby. Not that I’m into external rewards, but I got so many thank yous and compliments after that class that it was hard not to feel like a million bucks.
The morning got better with a visit to Gainsborough Family Chiropractic. With my power turned on, I had a productive morning at home. I think I cooked 4 kinds of meat. Om nom nom.
Next I headed to Chapters to work on some freelancing, edit something for a friend, and to blog. The afternoon went quickly and soon enough it was time to head to the gym for more work. You know the quote about finding a job you love and it not feeling like work?
Leading like 30 girls (and one boy–thanks Andrew) through bootcamp was awesome. Surprising, threw me off my game (I had plans to go outside expecting about 8 people like last semester), but made me realize just how many people I actually get to interact with every day. The workout is the practical part, the energy is the fun part, and the impact is the big awesome powerful part. Especially with a registered class, I’m going to get to see some of these bootcampers every week and how I carry myself, the workouts I give them, the way I talk about things–all of it matters big time. Note to self: continue to work on exuding awesome.
After bootcamp, I led a group of newbies and seasoned pros alike through spin. I love back to school and all the first years who came to the gym today. I think 6 of the people (out of the ~20 in the class) didn’t realize they were in for a class–so bonus for them! Sweaty, short, and sweet–a perfect spin class!
I’d told myself that if I was feeling ambitious after spin, I’d head to yoga at Yoga Shack for a friend’s class. I rarely get out to hers so when I was energized after teaching (again, best job in the world!), I made it to her class tonight! It was a sweaty, challenging Power Flow class and now I’m totally zen and ready for bed (after some journalling).
Like I said–I have a pretty bomb life. I teach fitness, I freelance, I hang out at Starbucks. Right now, this is working for me! Simple.
Along the way today, I ate plenty of yummy food:
I also had some nuts and an apple around the workouts–nothing fancy!
Tomorrow I get to teach MORE yoga for first years–this time on a stage they set up for O week–aren’t I a celebrity?! I’ve missed teaching yoga and while I’m rusty, today was a nice little re-introduction to instructing. I’m also looking forward to hanging out at the SC, interviewing someone for one of my Canadian Cycling Magazine Articles, and hopefully seeing some old friends who are back in town. Yay for Fridays!
What do you love about your job?