Life has been busy – full and abundant with opportunities.  I should have a minion who follows me and takes notes.

I am too busy to write...because I am a teacher.  I love that job.  I love my classes.  I look out into my classroom and see nothing but potential.  They are so open and funny.  

I am too busy to write… because I am a trainer and a coach.  I’m helping people learn that they are capable of doing things they never thought they could do.

I am too busy to write… because I am part of a small group of passionate, accomplished trainers working together in a new space – a private fitness facility where we train clients, teach classes, and offer seminars.  It’s an exciting opportunity – this isn’t a gym.  People aren’t hanging around.  I’m learning so much about what makes a workout effective and efficient.  It has been taking up a lot of my free time and imagination.  I have so many ideas and not nearly enough time to develop them.  I do believe this teacher is really an entrepreneur!    I know our space is small, and it’s still under construction (we still need to get mirrors and a better floor – investors?  Anyone??), but we have big plans.

I am too busy to write…because I spend everyday talking myself out of and then back into this strong woman training.  It’s really hard on the ego to go from being somewhat proficient at an activity – bodybuilding – to an insecure, frightened newb.  If you’ve been following my journey with this training, I can imagine that you’d like it if I just committed, bucked up, and got it done.  But there is no permanent attitude adjustment that’s going to happen here.  I want to quit everyday.  But I don’t want to train how I used to train.  I can’t imagine doing anything except this right now.  I have epiphanies every day about how to approach this monster.  Today, I’m going with the “life lesson” approach.  This training is similar to how it was for me when I first started exercising.  HATED it.  I stuck with it because I believed it would help me.  Just doing it was a daily goal.  Eventually, exercise became the tool for managing stress.  Now, it’s a stressor.  But I’m going to follow through.

I am too busy to write…because I am obsessed with perfecting my log press form.  Every week things get better, but I’m running out of weeks.  Under three weeks now until the competition.  I watch videos every night.  I talk to the guys who are more experienced.  I record myself to analyze my form.


The critique: I use my back too much on the initial pull, it’s too slow and I and use too much energy on that first part of the lift.  Need to work on using my legs and hips more.

In conclusion, I’m too busy to write.

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