Monday, May 4, 2009


OK, Well some of you know that I'm not necessarily the BEST dancer in the world...unless there is on occasion, liquid help. (then of course, I rock)

I had my AFAA certification class on Saturday and wowsers was it challenging. I feel pretty confident in my knowledge as a fitness professional and was welcoming any new information they were presenting. Land based aerobics is a bit out of my element, but I wanted to take on a new challenge however foolish I looked. I was positive the information and class format would help me as I teach other classes, instruct boot camps, and help coach my athletes.

It was definitely humbling and I had to check my ego at the door.

I'll get my results back in about 6 weeks... hopefully passing.

As comfortable as I am teaching in front of a group of people, it was very UNcomfortable to be up performing aerobic exercise moves in front of a pannel of judges with a big number on my belly.

HOWEVER... I went through with it, challenged myself and realized I don't know it all. THAT SHOCKED ME ;-). It's so good for you to step out of your element, your comfortable box, in order to become a better.... whatever. In my case, person, athlete, coach, instructor were all included.

YOU REALLY never know until you give it a try.

When was the last time you tried something different, or uncomfortable??? I bet if you did, you would learn something about yourself that you wouldn't if you hadn't.

Go ahead... I dare ya.....


  1. I tried some new shoes and they rocked! I got Ben to try strawberry jelly on his grilled cheese and he was floored by its awesomeness!

  2. Strawberry Jelly on Grilled Cheese sounds awesome. I put cheese on my PBJ's sometimes too.

    Glad to hear you are stepping out and trying new things. Have you ever tried waking up to a chicken asking you to dance?

    You would LOVE IT!!!