Hi everyone!! It looks like this must be where the former gymrats are hanging out. I'm so excited to be back on ivillage and connecting with all of you ladies who I got to know and depend on for that wonderful daily motivation and interesting fitness talk. I'm looking forward to meeting new people and getting back into daily journals (my favorite part of the board, btw) which I desperately missed. Every person here was such a positive influence on me and I'm feeling like I'm ready for a little of that now :)
Heres the poop since we last talked - maybe you'll see why I've been gone:
Got divorced and I'm no longer teaching dance full time - whoa! BIG CHANGE!
I'm living on my own and **dating** again. yikes
My three cockapoos are doing well. My oldest is 12 1/2 now. My ex and I share custody.
I have a great job, which I've been doing for almost two years now - Group Fit director and director of Pilates Reformer Fitness at 120,000 sq foot athletic club. I'm super busy, but I do absolutely love it. In the time I've been there, I've been able to take over two big programs and make huge leaps in both departments, so I'm really proud of that.
I'm currently teaching Dancefit, Step, Muscle Max + Cardio (Interval class), FitBarre, Mat Pilates, Reformer Pilates, and some other stuff here and there :D
I just signed up for a race over memorial weekend - its just a little over 5 miles, so no biggy, but it'll be over a big suspension bridge. Excited about that - need to get some run time in, though.
I thought it might be time for me to come back because I'm feeling a little isolated lately and the connections here always seemed to be genuine. I'm finding it hard to balance my personal life with work and my personal fitness with all of that. I know that I can find some of you that have had the same issues. I also know that I do much better in my own head when I am organized and daily journaling does that for me, getting feedback and sharing ideas with you smart cookies is just what I need.... maybe along the way I can chime in and offer the same for some of you.
I think thats about it! WHEW.. that got long :D