Happy Sunday! Hope everyone’s day is off to a great start! I absolutely love starting my day off with a great class at Starcycle and following it up with a big cup of joe. Last week was so busy, so I’ve been savoring every bit of “chill” time I can get. On a random note, I cannot believe we’re already in June…people are graduating from high school and everyone is heading into their summer plans. It goes so fast!
First, I want to point out my outfit I’m featuring. This sports bra from lululemon is my absolute favorite. I also have it in blue! It has a high neckline and the back is really pretty. Pants are also lululemon and have pockets on the side (gotta love leggings with pockets). I find them really flattering. The top is Tyler Jacobs, which I bought at Starcycle and so sad to tell you all it’s currently out of stock online, but you can have them notify you when it’s back!
Next, I want to talk about fitness. Not just fitness, but particularly those who make it their profession and career. This summer, besides my blog, I am basically just doing all things fitness! I know I talked about this in my previous summer plans post you can read here, but in case you missed it I am still teaching cycling, am now teaching Zumba, and will start teaching a handful of classes at Metro Dance Academy in a few weeks. Pretty much I’m on my feet the whole time and in sweaty workout clothes all the time! Not that I’m complaining, because I truly would not want to do anything else at the moment. I’ve said this before, but I don’t aspire to have a desk job at any point in my life, so I’m right where I want to be at the moment until I know exactly what I want to do–hey, I’ve got time.
This all leads me to talk about one main thing: I applaud fitness professionals. I applaud everyone and every career, but this one is about fitness. It’s not an easy job…at all. I don’t claim at all to be a fitness professional, but I am around plenty to see it takes a ton of work and isn’t always recognized. People always deserve applause if they devote time and effort into something, but the past few months have made me see just how intense it can be.
I got my Zumba certification two weeks ago and taught my first class one week after my certification. On top of teaching quite a bit of cycling, I was coming home to practice routines for hours, since I only had one week. I’m sure a decent amount of you all know how fun Zumba is, but I somehow overlooked the fact that I would have to choreograph and memorize 9 routines, a warm-up, and a cool-down. It was a lot! I found myself wishing I could shower, put on something cute and get out of work out clothes for once.
But the take away for me is that it’s not easy. Anyone who devotes a chunk of their life to fitness in any way deserves a big shoutout. A common assumption can be that it’s all fun and games but it’s also more than that, like most things in life. I’ve been exposed to many different types of careers growing up and only recently really gotten a look into fitness as a career, which is why I found the inspiration for this post.
Maybe someday I’ll refer to myself as a fitness professional, but for now I wanted to acknowledge those who devote their lives to fitness. So far I am loving my small part in it, but could ask for a few less days in sweaty clothes. 😉
Have a happy Sunday everyone, thank you for reading!