Well good afternoon everyone! How’s your Wednesday treating ya so far?
I’m glad you guys enjoyed my first WIAW post. I’m actually thinking that this may end up being a regular thing; not only was it fun, but I was also able to type it up ahead of time which is super convenient when I have to be to work at 6am on Wednesday mornings!
Luckily, it was a short shift, so as soon as I came home I got right to work on making some breakfast.
This mess of a scramble was supposed to be an exact replica of yesterday, but apparently my omelet skills were not with me today. Hey, at least it still tasted just as good, right?
I enjoyed another orange today (after stopping to buy more after work last night) but I waited until after I was done with my coffee to dig in. I’ve decided that coffee and oranges just don’t go very well together, so I squeezed in a little foam rolling while sipping on my coffee before snacking on the citrus.
Can ya see my foam roller back there? Yeah, I basically want to foam roll my entire body, all day long day, thanks to Monday’s workout. Ooof.
Breakfast had to be enjoyed from the living room today, because the amount of beautiful sunlight that was coming through our front window was just too nice to pass up. It almost made the eighteen degree weather seem tolerable. Yeah, almost.
After breakfast, I got to work on a few things around the house, showered up, and before I knew it, it was time for lunch. I’m actually planning on breaking “lunch” more into two mini meals today, so here’s what meal #1 looked like:
A mini veggie snack place with roasted red pepper hommus
A vanilla Chobani with strawberries, cinnamon, and a spoonful of my reflection
I’m thinking that meal #2 is going to be a whole wheat tortilla filled with peanut butter and banana, since that will be easy to eat while at work this afternoon.
Speaking of which, this morning’s work session was pretty low-key, but this afternoon I have an actual PT session as well as another group session, so I’m really looking forward to those.
I’ve had many of you asking how the new job is going, and I must say that overall, it is going very well. I am learning a lot of valuable information, I work with some really nice people, and I’m doing something I absolutely love. With all of that, however, there have been some challenges because, as we know, it’s not always glamorous and glorious.
So what are my challenges I’ve faced so far? Well…
- I need to learn how to “sell” myself. I consider myself a fairly personable, approachable person. I have no problem holding a conversation with someone, or even being a total goofball, for that matter.
However, when it comes to the whole, “Hi, my name is Courtney. I’m really fun. Would you like to come pay money to work out with me?,” well, that’s where things get a little shaky. Even though we do have someone else at my gym who takes care of assigning trainers to certain clients, we are still expected to get some clients on our own, which makes me slightly nervous at times. I’m sure it’ll get better with time, but it’s definitely something that I have to work on. Anyone else have any tips on this one??
- Being “low
manwoman on the totem pole.” I am working amongst some amazing trainers who have been at this for wayyyy longer than I have, which can sometimes feel a bit intimidating. I’ve caught myself wondering if they’re critiquing or judging me if they’re watching what I’m doing.
- There’s always something new to learn. This is not a bad thing by any means, as I think it’s super important – no matter what kind of job you have – to continue to educate yourself in order to be the best you can be. Right now, I am basically like a big sponge and have been absorbing so many new things while on the job. It’s definitely a great thing, but it can get a bit overwhelming at times too, you know? I’m working on trying to figure out a way to mentally organize it all. Either that, or I need to hire a personal organizer for my brain.
- It’s a totally different (and challenging) schedule. Typically, any job I’ve had has provided me with a fairly common schedule, and I knew what to expect from one day to the next. Training, however, is a totally different world. I knew this going into it, so it’s not like I’m being thrown a huge curveball or anything, but it’s definitely something to adjust to. Even when I was working at the salon for those few short months, I had myself set in a pretty good routine that worked. As always, I know this one will work itself out too, but I’m thinking it just might take a bit longer.
All that being said, I still absolutely love what I’m doing, but just trying to keep it real with ya’ll. Since that’s how we do up in here.
Alrighty – off to work I go!
Questions for the Afternoon:
What sort of challenges do you face in your current position (work or school)?
What do you do to try to work past them?