For about 7 hours a week I get to work. It does feel a little silly calling it "work" because I enjoy it so much. I need this, I really do. For those that don't know, I teach a few fitness classes at a few of our local YMCA's. It might be the best place on earth to work, and I do believe it's the best job in the world.
I've met some of the most amazing people through this "job", in fact, most of my very best friends have come to me through the Y. Not only this, but my "job" leaves me with a better spirit, mind and body so how can I complain about it?
One of the classes I teach is called Bodyflow. It's a class that combines Tai Chi, yoga and pilates and is the bomb diggity. This class even more than the others has brought the core group of people who participates really close. It is 2 of the best hours of my week, working out and bonding with my ladies (and dudes).
So last Tuesday I walked up to my spot in front of the class and there was a little gift bag with my name on the front. I didn't think much of it because, honestly, they are always bringing me little things I love. But when I looked inside I just started crying. They had gotten together and "showered" me with gift cards. Over $200 worth of gift cards to Wal mart and Target.
Just humbled, I suppose there is no other way to say that. They are some of the most generous, loving women. Right here in Iowa, you should be jealous.
I LOVE this "job". Love it.
One of the other reasons is because I can just be funky, just be me. Every few months we get to re-launch for the new releases. My sister and one of my besties, Ann, recently got trained in Bodystep so we were excited to launch together. And...it was an 80s theme. So we did this to ourselves:
Clearly my particular look translates better to this decade. This head's too big for a side pony.
And my Chrissy. My friend who I actually met in Bodyflow and have since talked her into coming to all of my classes. :) She got all jazzed about the 80s too and just went for it.
Seriously went for it (I did get permission before putting this on the interwebs, by the way). If you had any questions as to why I would love her perhaps this is proof enough.
This "job" is a life-giving thing for me. It is the perfect pairing to being a stay-at-home momma.