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Saturday, October 13, 2012

So after hemming and hawing about it for MONTHS, I finally decided to get my personal trainer certification! I signed up today for an AFAA workshop less than 15 minutes from my house. It was like a sign, being so close. I think a big part of what pushed me to do this was the subbing. I am SO over being a substitute teacher. And since I'm going back to school in the spring and doing an internship in the summer to get my curriculum certification, I have at least another 8 months or so before I really start looking for a new job. I don't think I can sub for that long. I talked it over with hubs, and he is very supportive. I'll have more opportunities for jobs; I've been thinking about this a long time. Hooray!

But there's a part of me that's a little scared. It's something totally different - I guess maybe I'm afraid to fail? But in a way, that's already happened. Even though getting laid off didn't have anything to do with *me*, I still feel a little like I "failed" at that job. I am working very hard to get over this feeling. Getting my trainer certification is like a new beginning for me! I get to start fresh and that's kind of exciting.

I've picked up a new hobby - crafting! I discovered that crafting isn't all snowmen with squiggly-line mouths or googly-eyed cats. I can make nice things and feel proud of something I've made. I've made a few fun candle holders and some magnets; even a picture frame for a birthday gift!

This is a really exciting time in my life. I'm trying to embrace the time I have (thanks, unemployment!) and really discover more about myself. Every little thing I do makes me feel more at peace with myself and really excited to find out even more.

  
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HEALTHYLADY12 10/14/2012 6:26PM

    aww cool and you have a pic of a butterfly to represent transformation.

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CRAFTINWIFE 10/14/2012 1:51PM

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CASSIOEPIA 10/14/2012 10:46AM

    Congratulations Carrie - I think you will make a great trainer. I love that the workshop is almost on your doorstep - definitely a good sign.

You go girl!!!!

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TIGGER622 10/14/2012 9:59AM

    oh man you are awesome!!! i am so so proud of you!!! yay!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SEPPIESUSAN 10/14/2012 7:55AM

    Congrats! I always wondered what it would be like to have a job in the fitness industry...good for you for having the courage to go for it!

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RUNNERRACHEL 10/13/2012 8:12PM

    Excited for you and the changes!

Wonderful that you found something you can do that is so close to home. Happy for you!

I feel the same way about subbing or tutoring.

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JILLIANPRNCSS 10/13/2012 7:13PM

    What fun adventures are in your future.

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HDHAWK 10/13/2012 6:34PM

    What an exciting time for you! Glad you've found some things you enjoy!

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RUNNINGWILD 10/13/2012 5:55PM

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In case you need help figuring it out, I'm doing a MAJOR happy dance over here!!
I think you'll make a fabulous trainer. I only wish I lived closer to reap the rewards.
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No catchy title

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

I felt a little under the weather over the weekend so I decided to make myself unavailable for subbing yesterday and today. I am so glad I made that decision! I got to sleep in, and I got to break out my new glue gun. My mom got me a glue gun for my birthday! I've made a picture frame, a flowerpot, a candleholder, and some magnets. I am super excited. Turns out that I kind of like being crafty! This is good practice for the Christmas season - I plan on making a lot of my own gifts this year.

So I guess not having a job has been teaching me a lot. How to make do without lots of extra income, and how to re-use and re-purpose things.

Made it to the gym today for a little strength training and some speedwork. I'm kind of proud of myself for keeping to a gym schedule. I have some goals (I'm going to work on writing them down) and I like feeling in control of my situation.

Today:
- clean up a bit
- paint some picture frames
- think about Christmas gifts...?
- drink all my water

  
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BILLALEX70 10/10/2012 11:25AM

    She's crafty! (You may be too young for the Beastie Boys reference)

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DIET_FRIEND 10/9/2012 2:31PM

    Very do-able goals. Keep on sparking!

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Short for three

Sunday, October 07, 2012

It's a chips-and-guac-for-dinner kind of night. I have a little bit of a cold and I'm just going to lie on the couch all night. I don't feel like cooking ANYthing.

Went grocery shopping, bought a new magazine to give me some healthy eating inspiration.

Time to move the laundry.

  
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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 10/7/2012 8:47PM

    mmm...LOVE guacomole and the past 2 purchases of avocados have been THE creamiest and yummiest I've ever had!
Hope you get rested


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TIGGER622 10/7/2012 6:42PM

    OMG happy late birthday!!! sorry i have been mia, hope you are doing well... hang in there with subbing, everything will come together! hope you feel better!!! hugs!

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RUNNERRACHEL 10/7/2012 6:28PM

    Hope you have a good night. I had guac too! Have a restful evening!

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soooooo tired

Friday, October 05, 2012

Today I taught Phys Ed. I had such a good day, but I am SOOOO tired. I have been on the couch all night and I think I'm going to head up to bed soon. It feels like the kids' germs have finally caught up to me... ugh.

I also went for a little run after school. Since I taught phys ed, I was already wearing my running stuff. So I headed right to the gym and knocked out 30 minutes of speedwork on the TM. Yahoo! But then I negated it by eating half of a 6" ice cream cake when I got home. Oops. I LOVE ice cream cake. And it's still my birthday week, so I'll cut myself some slack.

Bleh... time for the couch. I don't even feel like sitting anymore!

  
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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 10/6/2012 3:27AM

    Ask that talented and generous hubby to whip you up a pot of steamy chicken soup loaded with onions and garlic and veggies to ward off those kids' germs... Hope you're rested well!


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SENIMMO 10/5/2012 9:06PM

    emoticon hope you can keep the germs at bay! Rest well! emoticon

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I'm 33 today!

Thursday, October 04, 2012

I feel like I'm going to burst.

My best friend came up tonight to celebrate my birthday; we went out for wing night and had ice cream cake for dessert. SOOOOO full. But it was nice to go out anyway.

Tomorrow I am a phys. ed teacher - I am kind of excited because I get to wear my workout stuff.

My workouts have been going well, and my eating isn't too bad. Subbing is okay... I kind of hate it. I am used to being a music teacher, so teaching in a classroom is TOTALLY different. I can't wait until I don't have to do this anymore.

Off to sit on the couch for a bit and play some Words...

  
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SEPPIESUSAN 10/8/2012 9:50AM

    Happy birthday!!

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CFMOSS 10/5/2012 6:55AM

    Happy birthday and a prayer that a full-time music position opens back up.

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COOPSM 10/5/2012 6:54AM

    Happy Birthday!!!!

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BECCA324 10/4/2012 11:59PM

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SONYALATRECE 10/4/2012 10:13PM

    emoticon and best wishes for many more to come!

~Sonya

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    Happy birthday!
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HDHAWK 10/4/2012 9:39PM

    Happy Birthday! I teach special ed. and if you're a music teacher I would think the classroom would be very tough! I guess we do what we have to. emoticon

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