ymcaI’m counting down my days as a free unemployed woman.  I’m pretty sure next week after the drug and fingerprinting test results come back, I’ll start my new job.  This morning I got up at 8 something and went to the gym.  I ran for like 30 minutes, a little bit of walking, but mostly running around the track.  Afterwards, I was good and sweaty.  I climbed down the stairs, and went to the actual workout room with the equipment.  I remember last year I would look at people and say, how in the world can you RUN, and then go and workout again? I just thought that was so crazy!  It’s amazing what a little time will do.  I got on the elliptical and did about 20 minutes.  There was a plus sized lady on the machine next to me, and she had that same “how can you do all that” look I used to have.  I told her; “hey if I can do it, so can you” It felt good to encourage someone. 

 Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of reading and researching about growing and improving and bettering yourself and stepping outside of your comfort zone.  I decided take a bold step and go to the front desk and ask the lady what it takes to teach a class at the YMCA.  She told me you need CPR certification.  I told her confidently, “Oh I’ve got that,” not telling her I just got it yesterday! LOL! She said you also need some sort of fitness instructor certification, to which I replied, I’m working on my ACE certification now.  I described to her the details of the type class that I would like to teach, and she said, “Of course we have an opening for a class like that, fill out the application, and we can get you started!”  Oh wow, I exclaimed.  I totally didn’t think things could move along so fast.  Be careful what you ask for because you just might get it! Maybe those of you in the St. Louis area will soon be able to come to the Y and take my class! 

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