Saturday, September 20, 2008

It's been a long time.....

.........between posts, 3 weeks!!
I have been checking in and doing a quick check of the blogs as the thingy on the side tells me who has posted etc but no commenting and no posting my self.

I have had super duper amounts going on.
In brief -
- Presented at the Les Mills Quarterlies for the first time
- Had my very special birthday
- Had lots of thinking time and decided not to compete in October WA states comp
- Fathers Day
- Launching in various clubs of my 3 Les Mills Progs
- Making sure the Les Mills Launches went off well at my club
- Flew to Canberra to attend the Les Mills Australia Trainer/Presenter Summit - 3 days
- Had a call from my Dad in the UK to say he was getting on a flight back to Oz that evening!
- Re-arranged some bedrooms and the house to accommodate Dad
- Recovered from Les Mills Summit, late night airport pick up
- Been doing my GFM position and teaching 14 classes a week in between all the above.
- Being a mum and wife!! :)

Comp Update - As stated above I decided not to compete again this year. I had a few weeks after comp that I was a little 'loose' on food choices and finally when it came time to buckle down I didn't seem to find the 'want or desire' to go again, I persevered but something was missing.
It was do or die and I looked at my condition..... I could have made it, I would have had to work hard (whats new there) which I am certainly not afraid of doing but based on stats and pictures I would have presented in the same condition as the All Females.
This to me was the decider, I have to keep my promise to myself and be true to myself, I said from the start, if/when I step on stage I will always present in better condition that the last time, the same was pointless and not good enough for me.

Another reason was that competing to me isn't my career, its a hobby or a goal that I have had. For me personally, my path/direction/purpose, that I feel is right for me at the moment presents more important goals and desires than competing.
Perhaps next year? if I can step up in better condition again, the desire is there and it feels the right path to walk.

Moving on...... In my spare time :) I have also been doing some self development work, tracking back to my NLP sessions and Hypno that I had earlier in the year and generally researching thought patterns, affirmations and there effects, mind coaching etc.
This is an area I am keen to look into further and also hope to develop into a career long term.
This is a big break through as I was always the half empty person, it will never work out, its not fair, miss negativity. I'll keep you posted.

So lots ahead in the next 3-4 months.
Sitting in on 3 different Les Mills Module trainings, I've been confirmed now for the next Quarterly workshops for Bodyvive and Bodybalance, self development work to be done, Instructional development to be done for my classes to make my classes the best they can be for my members and helping others develop as Instructors to ensure Fitness First are delivering great experiences in each class.
Of course I really am looking forward to my development within Group Fitness/Les Mills and would love to relieve myself of my GFM position soon, although I have been trying to give it up for a while now and can't seem to do it, perhaps there's a reason yet to make itself known.

So that's my update. I really want to get back to using my blog more, either to log day to day training etc or just to record relevant stuff. I can but try :)

Hope you are all well and having a great start to spring.
2008 is 3/4 done, have you achieved what you set out to in Jan? I'm gonna pull up my goals that I blogged for the year in next post, I was determined to move forward this year, at the moment I think I am edging ahead.

Shar x

'Life is very simple, what we give out, we get back.
What we think about ourselves becomes the truth.'


Anonymous said...

Hey beautiful Shar!

Was thinking of you last night - weird...then i see you have updated your post - hooray!

MY WORD you have been busy!!! So glad to hear all is going really well.

You have me thinking about my goals after this comp is over....I have an idea of what i want to achieve, so will post about it later this week.


Anonymous said...

Boy have you been up to a lot. I'm exhausted just reading your list. LOL!!

Sounds to me like you're in a pretty good head space right now and are heading in a new direction Shar. It would be great if you blogged more regularly as I hope to do so too.

Have a great week!

Lia xxx

Kek said...

No point doing it if your heart's not in it. There's always another comp.

BTW, I spotted you in Natural Bodz magazine....

SeLiNa said...

Wow, you have been busy!!!
Sounds like you made the best decision, you always know deep down huh :)
Always another comp!!