Thursday, May 14, 2009

3 months anniversary!!!!

It has been three months since Aaron and I got to Dallas, Texas. We have overcome some obstacles (ss card, weather,.....) and I could not be happier (except for one thing ;-)) Well, and then dear USPS, I would like to finally get my package with my German chocolate and other goodies from my family in Germany!!!!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Put your nose in the books, girl!

I graduated in July 2007 and thought I would not have to do any studying any time, well, let's say within the next five-ish years. WRONG!!! Everything apparently changed with the arrival of a page in my passport that lets me live my dream - my American dream. OK, like I mentioned in my last post I registered for my AFAA group exercise certification for June, 7th. Yes, I know that some people studied for four months to be able to take it, but I need it, and (!) I already covered all the material in my three-year training in Germany. Anyways, I have been studying for over a week now (Cooper Institute Personal Trainer, AFAA Group Exercise Trainer) and, really, I forgot how much energy it takes to focus on something and how tired and useless you really are when you are done for the day. You should have seen me the last couple of days (ask Aaron), I have just been functioning, no thinking involved after studying, took out my brain and left it with the books.... ;-)
But we did have a fun ZUMBA® Fitness Cinco de Mayo Jam at Gold's Gym on Friday. It was a-m-a-z-i-n-g! We had over 50 people and Amy set up a super-duper laser-light-show and it looked so cool in the dark!!!!
On Friday I am taking my CPR/AED class in Dallas, so I will be set for all the exams and then Saturday morning at 9am: BOOTCAMP, and our personal trainer still has to get me sore...... ;-)
My parents are in Spain right now, burned as usual, but they will be back soon. ♥

Sunday, May 3, 2009

It is already May???

So I survived my first time being home alone in Dallas. I got my hair done, took some classes at the gym, took a cooking class with the apartments and ordered Aaron's birthday ice cream cake.
I dropped off the guys last Sunday morning at like 6am, so waaaaaay too early and picked them up on Tuesday night at 11.30pm. I even found my way to the airport without navigation, yeay!
I finally got my bank account set up and registered for AFAA's Group Exercise Certification as well as my personal trainer class with Cooper Institute at the end of May, before Jasmin comes. Costs over $1,000 all together with all the tests and study material but I would have had to get the AFAA anyway and planned on getting PT certified this year as well. I went to Baylor Tom Landry Fitness Center on Thursday and talked to the group exercise coordinator there about working there. She is so nice and thanks to Jeremy (again) we got in touch. Hopefully soon I will hear from her about an open position. I took her ZUMBA® Fitness class on Friday at 12noon and taught like four songs myself, so she could see what kind of style I do and if I am any good. And honestly, I did not mind at all. If I worked in the industry and had someone potentially teach a class or more at my facility I would have them "audition" as well, because you want to be sure that it is good work they deliver and that it is safe, especially in the fitness industry nowadays. It was a blast!!
After that I picked up Aaron's cake and went home. Thankfully he was just about to get out of the shower as I went throught the door, so I lit the candles and took the cake to the bathroom. His face was priceless! I was so nervous whether or not he would like the cake, but it turned out awesome and it tastes really good. Friday night we went out with some friends, dinner and then Lift and Wish. We were home at about 2amish and had some cake. I took out Codster and brought the concierge guys some cake, because one of them had his birthday on the same day and I thought it would be nice. So did they ;-).
Anyway, so I was in bed at 2.42am. Bootcamp started the next day at 8am and I had already told EVERYONE I was gonna go, so even though I was really tired I got up at 7am, had some breakfast and went. It was really good. Today we got our fitness assessment done and it turns out that I lost 5% of body fat within the last 5 months. Last time Jasmin measured me was in December 2008 and I did not gain or lose any weight on the scale, so it is all fat that I lost! Whoopa!!! Dear chocolate-covered almonds, I can still eat you, yeay!!!! ♥