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what’s goin’ on now…

So with my lack of blogging creativity and a blog full of weekend recaps, Disney posts and some workouts/running posts thrown in, I haven’t really blogged about me. Or what’s going on. Or how things are going. That being said, today is about what’s goin’ on now…you know, just like the title says…


I’m still loving my job. I love the health club I’m working at, the people I work with, the members, my clients and teaching classes. I love a lot about it! However, I don’t really love waking up at 4:00am every day or teaching spin on Tuesday nights at 5:30 after already working for 8 hours earlier in the day. Feeling exhausted at 7:00pm isn’t much fun either, but all of the loves outweigh the don’t likes. It’s not perfect, but pretty close! I have my ups and downs. Days where I feel like I’m making a tons of progress and days where I feel like I haven’t gained enough clients, but such is life. It’s not all rainbows and butterflies! After 3 months, I have several clients that train with me twice a week and I’m teaching 3 of my own classes. Even though I have 3 classes, most of the time I’m teaching more each week because I’ve become the go-to sub. Yay! Speaking of classes, one of my goals for 2014 was to learn a new class format and I can officially teach combat cardio! I’m loving the kickboxing class. I take it each week and now I can sub when needed. SCORE!


Our TRX contraption with some cardio equipment and the basketball court in the background!


My tummy troubles come and go. I have good days and bad days, just like with everything in life. My good days come more often and I am so thankful for that. I think my bad days are my own fault. Eating something I know will irritate me or eating far too much just because it tastes good! *tisk tisk*

On another note, I’m doing the My Fit Foods 21 Day Challenge for Lent. Obviously Lent is 40 days, but the 21 day challenge is a kick start to making healthier choices and eating less sugar. My Fit Foods is currently in Texas, California, Oklahoma, Arizona and Illinois and the food is delicious, portioned properly with lean proteins, low glycemic carbs and healthy fats. Our gym has a partnership with the My Fit Foods in the Houston tunnels, so I thought I’d try the challenge to encourage my clients and students. I’ve just completed my first week and I’m feeling great. At first I was pretty bloated from the increased amount of protein and less carbs. After a few days, that subsided and I was feeling great. You get one cheat meal a week and I was a bad girl and cheated most of Sunday. You know what? It was awful. I felt like crap after that. It’s amazing how putting good foods into your body can really make such a difference in how you feel, your energy level and confidence overall. Let me know if you have any questions about the challenge. I’ll keep y’all updated on how I’m doing!


Don’t worry, I’m still running! Of course I ran the Disney Princess half just a few weeks ago and the next race on my agenda is the Zooma Texas Women’s half marathon in April. Registration is still open and you can get 10% off with the TXAMB1 discount code! It’s at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort in Bastrop and I am so pumped.  There is also a 5K and a 10K for those of you not quite ready to tackle the half marathon distance. The Austin area is pretty hilly, so I’ve been knocking out some hill workouts which isn’t always each in crazy flat Houston. Chandra and I have been doing some workouts at Spotts Park and I’m hoping to talk my husband into heading out there with me later today. {It’s supposed to be a pretty day babe!}


Sweaty selfie during a track workout at the gym!


Maggie and Moose are doing great. They love that their Mom comes home around lunchtime every day so they can escape the confines of their kennels. They’re also big fans of daylight savings time because they generally get more walks and time outside. It also means it’s closer to summer…lots of time at gramma and grampa’s to play outside and in the pool like little hooligans. I keep saying that I’m going to send them to doggy boot camp and I need to crack down and do it. They just need a little extra training that apparently I can’t give them. I have jumpers y’all. They love to jump and are easily excited. They could use a little work, but overall they’re pretty fantastic. If you every need to feel loved, get a dog. They truly love unconditionally. It’s amazing 🙂



JP and I have a few trips on the agenda for this year. We have weddings to attend in Colorado and Illinois…both in August! We’re also planning a super awesome trip for this June. I’ll spill the beans once it’s been finalized and plane tickets have been purchased!!!

I have my race in Austin in a few weekends which is a mini girls getaway! I mean we’re staying at a nice resort and we’ll be gone for the whole weekend, so it’s traveling to me! I’m also planning Chandra’s bachelorette party in May. We’re doing a Fredericksburg, TX wine tasting weekend and I’m so pumped!

So there you have it. Things are good, but nothing too exciting. I said at the beginning of the year that 2014 was going to be a good one. So far, so good. I’m still feeling awesome about it and can’t wait to see what each new week brings. 🙂

So what’s going on with y’all?
Is 2014 treating you well or was last year better?

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