Thursday, August 18, 2011

back to school...sort of.

Today is my last day of babysitting. Therefore, unemployment looms ahead for who knows how long. I'm excited to get a lot of things done around the apartment (I even made a schedule for myself which I will post about later) and be able to blog more and such. But I do want to bring in some income to help our little family and save up for important future things. :) Hence the need for a job.

I've been on the search, and recently God has opened some doors for me and it has made me extremely exciteddd! So before I share about it, let me give you some background information. I have always been a very active person. Playing a sport every season in high school, coaching and playing basketball with my girls, working at Canes games, etc. I love being active. Lately...I haven't been as active. Which means I've had to work out more to make up for it. Which means that I've been trying to figure out what I like to do to work out. (Which is NOT running. I've tried to like it. I admire people who like it. I wish I liked it. I do not.)

I joined a gym for the first time (Planet Fitness) and have really enjoyed it. There are many different options besides just treadmills which is what I normally have done in my apartment work out spaces. Lots of them I have no idea how to work...but still there is a large variety of options. I'll figure them out eventually. It's a good gym to be so cheap. So this has furthered my interest in fitness related things.

My uncle started a company 19 years ago called IFTA (Interactive Fitness Trainers of America) which has grown into a huge success and keeps him constantly busy. What they basically do is certify people to be personal trainers, group fitness instructors, yoga instructors, pilates instructors, and all kinds of other fitness related titles. So now...after much prayer...and much research...and much talking to Jordan about it...and asking for my uncle's advice about it...I'm going to get certified in a few weeks! Ahhh! I'm so pumped. Like, literally pumped because I'm trying to work out more to prepare for it.

This means that I am basically in school again haha. I was JUST talking about how I'm so glad I'm not one of the ones going back to school right now. And now I am. Haha...that's what I get for making my own plans and not thinking about what God has in store for me. Haven't I learned not to do that by now?? So anyway, I'll be studying for my group fitness certification which will be tested on September 16 at IFTA's big Raleigh Weekend they have coming up. It's a huge event that has so many different classes you can take and will be held at NC State. So if you're interested in this stuff at all and live in the Raleigh will definitely be worth checking out (which you can do here at their website). I'm trying to decide what other classes I want to take that weekend. Then I'll hopefully be working on my personal trainer certification to add on....and we'll see what happens from there!

I'm so excited about an opportunity to learn about this interesting and helpful subject, to interact with others, and hopefully help people too. Eventually. Unless I'm horrible at it. We'll see...


  1. Yay! I'm very excited for you - and I know you'll do great! you can give me health and fitness advice (that I will appreciate but probably not take ;)

  2. That is great! I, too, have tried running and found it is not for me. Here lately I am doing all I can to just walk since school has begun again. Enjoy this time and learn all you can. Life gets busier and busier as you get older and add kids. LOL

  3. That sounds like so much fun! Have you tried Zumba?



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