I took this picture after another round of Bodypump 89 in my home workout room yesterday.
What are my three kids doing while I am doing all this preparation for initial training? You wonder.
Why, they are going the whole day in their pajamas!
Isn't my youngest cute in her pjs, though?
She likes to come watch me exercise. She's good about listening to Momma and staying over near the door, out of the way of the weights.
And I am letting my older girls watch Frozen as many times as they want while I study. I usually limit their media intake, but I have decided it is okay to let that go this week.
Don't worry, I am still feeding my kids and all that. I just haven't been fussing over their hair and faces as much as I normally do, so they may have sticky stuff on their cheeks and they all look a little more rugged and natural right now. That's also obvious from my baby girl's hair in this photo.
I think I've got a handle on the tracks I am presenting at my upcoming initial training, tracks 7 and 8- lunges and shoulders.
My main concern is remembering all the cues I have to say like "knees at 90 degrees." It's easy to remember the really important cues when I am just running through the music. But when I am actually doing the track with weight and calling out counts at the same time, it is much harder to remember the cues.
But I guess the best thing to do is practice, practice, practice, so that's what I am doing in the hopes that the really important cues will come to mind in the moment.
I have started studying all the other tracks now, too, even the ones I am not going to be accessed on.
It occurred to me the other day that I will eventually need to know the entire release just as well as I will need to know my two tracks in order to teach it to an actual class since that's the ultimate goal.
But one step at a time.
The other tracks seem easier to learn, but I think they just feel that way because I am not so nervous about getting them perfect and I am more familiar with all the songs and choreography at this point in the process.
I've made a list of things to do everyday between now and Friday when I leave town for the training, right down to the exact time I need to do each thing so that I don't forget anything because I am nervous or distracted. My family will still need clean clothes and groceries while I'm gone, so there is a lot of regular stuff to do in addition to all the preparations.
I feel hopeful. I am preparing as best as I possibly can and then I am trying not to worry about the rest.
As intense as this coming weekend will definitely be, I think it will be great fun to be with other people who love Bodypump, doing Bodypump together, talking about Bodypump, and then doing more and more Bodypump.
I am anticipating this weekend with excitement.