Monday, November 17, 2014

Update

Life is really busy right now, busy, but abundant.

I love everything I am doing and I am grateful to the Lord for all the various, interesting, and fulfilling works I am involved in these days.

I thought I would just write a quick update so that my family and friends who are interested will know what's going on (and why I am often too busy to post on here these days.) 


Bodycombat-
I am working on my Bodycombat certification.  Bodycombat is a mixed martial arts cardio program.  I really enjoy learning how to punch and kick.  I am team teaching as often as I can, practicing a few times a week before I film and then submit my certification video in the next few weeks. I hope to teach a Bodycombat class somewhere in the future. 

Bodypump-
I am still on the Saturday rotation at one of my gyms and I also sub as often as I am needed for other Bodypump instructors who need coverage.  I am gaining experience and I am learning my releases by heart. My ultimate goal is to teach two or three Bodypump classes every week somewhere.

Freestyle fitness classes-
I am still teaching freestyle classes each week at my other gym- one cardio/muscle class and a freestyle barbell class for the general population, and one senior's class.  I still enjoy my freestyle classes because I have the opportunity to create my own choreography for them.   

Classical Conversations-
My daughters and I have been in this home school program for one year and we love it. I have been homeschooling for a long time, and I have to say that this program is an answer to prayers I am not even sure I knew how to articulate. It will provide my kids with the education I started homeschooling in order to give them if the Lord allows us to stay in it through the Challenge (high school) levels.  I am going to begin working as a professional tutor for our Classical Conversations group soon.  I'll be learning more that way, redeeming my own education as I teach my kids, and I'll be earning money.  Read more about our Classical Conversations experience here.

Peapod-
I had my groceries delivered for the first time last weekend.  Have you ever done this?!  It will be a game-changer for us!  Now I can spend the few hours I have each weekend on other errands, like keeping these growing girls in clothes and shoes that fit or getting all our hair cuts, etc.

Church-
We are no longer hosting or leading our small group, but we still attend our small group as often as we can.  But we have started hosting and teaching a youth Bible study at our house once a week.  When I was a teenager, I went to home Bible studies just like this, so it is very satisfying to be investing in a group of young people in much the same way my mentors invested in me when I was a young person. 

Reading-
I have read almost all of C.S. Lewis' books this year, but I am taking a break from Lewis for now.  I just finished the Harry Potter series. It was delightful. Now I am starting the Lord of the Rings. I am going to try to enjoy this epic responsibly.  I told my husband he has to stage an intervention if I go beyond regular enthusiasm for these books and start trying to learn Elvish or something

1 comment:

Donnie Evans II said...

No, No, No to PEAPOD!!!

That's what you have teenagers for...