Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Super exciting news

Guess what? I got a job teaching yoga at the Gold's Gym a few minutes from my house! I'm so excited!

It's been about a year since I've taught any sort of fitness classes like I used to in college and I was really missing it. I had looked briefly at the gym in York, but they weren't hiring at the time. I hadn't even really started looking for real back in D.C., but when I took that yoga class last Monday on a whim, the instructor mentioned they were looking for a new yoga instructor to replace one who was about to have a baby.

He recommended me to the director of fitness programs and I met with her last night and she offered me the job. I start Thursday night!!!! For now I'll just be teaching one hour-long yoga class once a week, but I think that's the perfect way to break back into teaching easily.

Plus the best part, is that one of the perks of being an instructor at Gold's is that they give you a free membership! So I can go whenever I want for free now! How awesome is that!

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In knee news, it wasn't as bad today as it was yesterday. I think resting it is definitely helping. All I've been doing is my commute to work, which is only about 1.5 miles round trip. I'm registered for a Valentine's Day 5K on Saturday and I think with a few more days rest I'll be OK to run it. I just won't race it. I don't want to risk making things worth for my half marathon in March.

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In nutrition news, I've kind of been all over the place lately. For the last few months, I had wanted nothing to do with sweets, like not even at the holidays. But lately the past few weeks, I've been really wanting them again. Maybe it's just because people have been bringing all kinds of food to the office lately and so I see it and "want" it. Maybe it's because I haven't been able to run or really workout a ton lately. I've also been really bad about eating at home lately. I've been eating a lot of Subway (which isn't horrible because I always get the veggie on whole wheat) and other take out food. Some of it is the BF's fault. He doesn't keep food in his house so when I'm with him, we almost always go out to eat. The rest of it is just my laziness.

I'm kind of getting sick of it though, so at the grocery store tonight, I picked up some easier dinner stuff. Yes, I grabbed a couple Kashi frozen dinners, but sometimes that's what I have energy for. But I also picked up some oatmeal and all kinds of fun toppings. After reading Caitlin's blog and seeing all her yummy oatmeals, I got a little inspired. I don't have time to make it in the morning, but it's a quick, easy and healthy dinner.

Tonight I made it with strawberries, some berry trail mix and granola sprinkled on the top. It was delicious.

That's it for tonight, I'm off to finish watching the Biggest Loser!

15 comments:

teacherwoman said...

Congrats on the yoga job! How exciting is that!?!

Glad to hear the knee is getting better. Good luck on the 5K this weekend!

Mel said...

Congrats on the job! That is great. Good luck with the upcoming runs.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

That's so awesome! Free membership and teaching one yoga class a week to start. That will get you into the gym too.

lindsay said...

congrats! how cool that you can even TEACH yoga. i'm impressed!! the free membership doesn't hurt too much either! i'm with you on the need to eat better - maybe it was the blah-ness of winter and since it was so cold we needed to put on more fat for extra warmth ;) yeah that was it.

D10 said...

Congratulations on the yoga job. What fun. And, now you have to stick with it!

Carolina John said...

i like caitlin's blog too. i steal oatmeal recipes from her all the time.

good luck on the 5k! glad to hear the knee is feeling better.

Wes said...

Great news on the Yoga! Teach'em the mean nasty version :-) Not that sissy stuff! ROFL...

aron said...

so cool on the yoga job!!! how fun :)

X-Country2 said...

What a cool opportunity to be a yoga teacher!

dailygoods said...

congrats on the job! i would loveeeeeeee to teach yoga!!

Jess said...

Awesome! Congrats on the part-time gig.

Coachhrd said...

Great job on the new position!

akshaye said...

Sweet.. and the free membership is the icing on the cake.. ok not the best phrase to use given your post!

M*J*C said...

Congrats on the Yoga job!!!! That is so cool!!!

Victoria said...

oatmeal + peanut butter is one of my favorite meals ever. just make sure it's either plain or brown sugar oatmeal.. adding pb to fancy flavors tastes a little odd

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