Coffee Talk Tuesday #75

It’s time! Grab your cup for a Coffee Talk Tuesday.

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If we were having coffee together today, I’d tell you that it’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood! I love being able to have a couple of hours in the afternoon to enjoy the sunshine on days like today. I loved riding home from the high school with my windows down! Tuesdays are my extra long day, too – I start with 6:30 a.m. insanity class and finish my third class, Zumba+Pound at 8 p.m. in Middletown. I call it Triple Tuesday!

Speaking of classes, if we were having coffee together today, I’d tell you that I’m finally filming pieces of my classes! I’ve filmed a whole HIIT series of classes I created for my virtual fitness group, and am thinking about what to do with them next. I might make them available for single purchase online! Stay tuned. I’ve also started filming my original choreo for dance fitness (zumba) and posting them on YouTube. New video each week. Check it out! I’m also very close to finalizing my certifications for the year. I love to learn, and earning new certifications keeps me engaged and benefits my clients. I love to share what I learn with you!

If we were having coffee together today, I’d tell you that I recently shared this list of “awesome reasons to workout regularly” in my weekly class newsletter. Do any of these sound like things you need?

 

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Related to this, if we were having coffee together today, I’d tell you that I’ve been thinking a lot about non-scale victories. So often, I get to celebrate with clients when they experience these things listed and when they make it through the whole turbo section in Turbo Kick (seriously a win), when they break their push-up or plank records, and when they just feel better.

That’s why I do what I do!  I promote healthy living. A healthy lifestyle. A sustainable healthy lifestyle. Fitness for life and living. Balance, discipline, energy, and motivation. If you’re in need of any of these things, come sit next to me! I could chat about them all day. Even better, come take a class! If you live far away, be on the lookout for my next virtual fitness opportunity.

If we were having coffee together today, I’d tell you that I’m loving our Wednesday night group Zumba class. I love hosting private group classes! If you have a group of 5 or more people and are looking for a 30-45 minute class, let me know! We can talk about the details. Perfect for summer–get a group together and we’ll work on shared goals. fitwithaundra@gmail.com, let’s get talking!

Happy Tuesday!

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Coffee Talk Tuesday #74

It’s Tuesday! Grab a cup and let’s get together for a Coffee Talk.

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Isn’t this the cutest little tea cup? I got to decorate my house for an impromptu and very special bridal/bachelorette party this weekend!

If we were having coffee together today, I’d tell you that husband & I made a special trip to Woodberry Kitchen this weekend! We had brunch and oh my was it delicious. I’ve wanted to go to Woodberry Kitchen for some time, and the husband actually got me a gift card two Christmases ago, and we finally went for Valentine’s Day. I got a buttermilk pancake that was the size of my head and cooked in a cast iron skillet. It was topped with blueberries and maple pecan cream cheese. I couldn’t finish it, but believe that I definitely tried! Husband got ‘the best’ fish/flounder sandwich he’s ever had. We completed our trip with a stop at Target and Whole Foods. That’s my favorite date ever!

If we were having coffee together today, I’d tell you that I’ve been mulling over a couple of different thoughts. Want to venture down the rabbit hole with me today? Here goes. How easily could you forgive someone? I’m not pinpointing one specific event, more of a thought around forgiveness.

Here’s an example of something I’ve been thinking about–if you meet someone and have an initial awful, rude, nasty interaction with them, and then lots of time passes, and you re-meet or re-engage with that individual and it’s a pleasant interaction–what do you do? Do you hold a grudge against the person for the way they previously acted? Do you give people the benefit of the doubt? Do you accept that people can change and maybe realized the error of their previous ways? An extra kicker: what if that person doesn’t remember you upon that second interaction? Is that on you? So, all this time, you’ve been harboring a negative vibe and maybe even avoiding that person if you can, and then you meet them again and to them, it’s the first time. And they are a different person almost. I guess this boils down to forgiveness, holding grudges, and accepting that people can and will change. Thoughts?

If we were having coffee together today, I’d share another string of thoughts rolling around in my mind. Here’s a question: What is healthy? What does it mean to be healthy? We’re faced with so many answers to this question, and I don’t think I’ve ever gotten the same exact response from clients or fellow trainers. Some people talk about healthy attitude, mental health, physical health, eating, exercise, nutrients, relationships, etc.

On any given day, I could even offer a different answer to this question. Many times, I’ll give an answer of “finding your balance,” meaning it’s a little bit of everything. I’ve learned from 9 years of teaching and training that the answer can change based on your priorities, too. When I first started training, being healthy meant a certain number on the scale and a certain dress size. Fast forward a decade, being healthy (to me!) means eating to fuel activity, clarity of mind, feeling rested, taking time for myself when I need it, not saying yes to every little thing because I think it might offer me something in return (regardless of the toll on me), spending time with my husband, and giving myself creative room–I need to create in order to flourish.

I’m curious to hear your response to this question. So, your turn! What does it mean to be healthy?

That’s all for this week! I look forward to your answers.

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Coffee Talk Tuesday #73

Grab your cup! It’s Wednesday but we’re treating it like a Coffee Talk Tuesday. Why not?

The first cup of coffee this morning was enjoyed at home, thanks to a 2-hour delay at the schools. Delays are cool. It’s also icy out there!

If we were having coffee together today, I’d tell you that I’m starting to get in the flow of my new routine (even though today was a delay…). I love having a gap in the middle of the afternoon to get things done after school and before teaching fitness classes. Also, my school schedule allows me to have Fridays off, which is super cool and lets me attend my beloved Buti classes, while also working on other fun projects. I’ve recently started working for a gym in town, and enjoy learning and putting my skills to good use!

If we were having coffee together today, I’d tell you that I was (don’t hate) a little underwhelmed at the This is Us episode that followed the Super Bowl. There was a lot of build up for this episode, and of course all the emotions hit, but it wasn’t as crazy a story line as I anticipated. Don’t get me wrong, I love this show and the writing and the acting, but I guess I expected more of this episode! I’m curious to see where we’ll go from here, now that we know the BIG secret.

If we were having coffee together today, I’d tell you that we’ve made some great progress on the laundry/storage room! This room served as our kitchen when the real kitchen was being renovated—Johnny built an area with a sink, a countertop, and cabinets. But now, we’ve torn all of that down, and he replaced that area with two BIG storage closets. Next to the closets, we have the washer/dryer/laundry area, and Johnny added a shelf with a hanging rod (I love air drying clothes and hanging them immediately after the dryer goes off), and then this weekend he built more cabinets that match our kitchen cabinets. He also painted the room yellow and we picked out curtains to match. I love how this room is coming together! The next project is renovating the back room, which is currently unusable.

If we were having coffee together today, I’d tell you that I’m loving hosting a Virtual HIIT group. It’s a 6-week group and I’ve been designing fun workouts for everyone—three new workouts each week. My wheels are turning at future virtual class opportunities, and maybe even having a place to store these videos for future classes or individual workouts.

If we were having coffee together today, I’d tell you that I’m also really looking forward to hosting a Valentine’s Day class — a partner insanity/HIIT workout! It’s going to be awesome, I had so much fun dreaming up all the different moves. Even if you don’t have a buddy to bring to class, I want people to come anyway! We’ll pair up and just have fun. All levels welcome!

That’s all for now…I hope you’re having a great week.

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Coffee Talk Tuesday #72

Grab your cup! It’s time for a Coffee Talk Tuesday.

IMG_3698 I’m going full-combo mode and making this a Transformation Tuesday meets Coffee Talk Tuesday. Ya in? If we were having coffee together today…

After one year with the BBG/Bikini Body Guide/Sweat workout series, I thought I’d give an update about my thoughts with the program. You can read my first transformation and a full spotlight on the BBG program here. I’ve had so many questions about the program and many of you have told me that you’ve started it, too! I love that!

(Side note: this is NOT a paid advertisement, I genuinely use this service and love it and want to share it with you)

Since starting the BBG program in January 2017, I’ve experience so many welcomed changes, and not just to my physical body. Sure, the resistance-style workouts have done wonders to shift my physical body, but I’ve experienced amazing emotional and mental changes, too. I had no idea the effect that this rigorous program would have on me.

Truthfully, when I started the program, I needed something to keep me accountable and moving. That sounds crazy coming from a fitness instructor who teaches 9+ classes a week, but it’s the truth! I love my classes and treasure my time and creative spaces to develop and implement choreography, but it’s 100% for other people. Which is great, and THE BEST job in the world, BUT I knew I needed to do something for me. To keep me sane. To keep me fit. To keep me healthy to get through all those fitness sessions.

Since then? I’ve had my craziest, strongest, most creative year yet. Physical changes aside for just a moment, I’d love to promote the confidence this program provides. First of all, just committing to the 12 weeks is an incredible feat! I’m so glad I jumped into the program when Kayla ran her 12 week challenge in January (psst: it’s happening again NOW). Through the different hashtags, I was able to follow others on their journeys, too. That’s inspiring and motivating – to see the success in every other person’s steps.

After just a few short weeks of following the program (for me, that meant doing the 3 resistance workouts, and counting the steady-state cardio as my cardio class time), I felt good. I craved more. I wanted to keep building strength. I followed the program for the full 12 weeks and then kept going with bbg 2.0 – another 12 weeks. I got rid of clothing that no longer fit (too big), and even started taking REAL days off work (all of this vacation time that I built by never taking any) to have some me time. I found another fitness love – Buti Yoga. I made time to go to these classes each week, and found myself getting even stronger, leaner, more flexible.

With this powerful combination, I felt alive. I used this energy to obtain another fitness certification, and to fuel a decision I should’ve made years ago – freeing myself from a job that no longer matched my energy, amazing skill set, or desire. It was terrifying and uplifting at the same time to have the confidence to walk away from something that no longer served me. I’ve enjoyed the different pace of these past few months, and I really credit it all to starting that BBG 12 week challenge last January. Now, I’m on bbg stronger 2.0 (another workout in the program) and really want to do the PWR program after this set of 12 weeks.

Just think…what could it do for you?

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Coffee Talk Tuesday #71

Happy Tuesday! Let’s grab a cup and settle for Coffee Talk Tuesday.

If we were having coffee together today, I’d tell you that it’s official ‘full’ week 1 of my position as Project Coordinator for Next Generation Scholars! There are five of us, in different counties. I’m working in Kent County. Basically, I’ll be working with 7-9 graders who are part of the program to help them build a path for success post-high school, whether that means college or career. I’m there to build awareness of how high school preparation, college coursework completion, and career goals connect. It’s fun and rewarding to share opportunities!

It’s also part-time, which is perfect for my schedule and goals. I want to keep teaching as much as I can while building my fitness admin and marketing portfolio. I love it – I’m open to all possibilities and there’s an everlasting supply of learning opportunities!

Speaking of learning opportunities, if we were having coffee together today, I’d share that I’m SUPER excited about my Virtual HIIT group. This is my third virtual group, and I think my favorite one to create so far. I love HIIT workouts and all the awesome benefits: increased strength, energy, and endurance, all squeezed into a short workout!  I’m so glad to have a great group to start this journey.

If we were having coffee together today, I’d tell you that I definitely indulged in self-care this weekend. Is it really indulging if it’s necessary? Food for thought. Anyway, I treated myself to a haircut and style sesh (that totally put me happily to sleep, ha!), a spa pedicure, a marathon viewing of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (omg so good), and a deliciously hot yoga class. I’m still feeling it in my core from class! I love that.

If we were having coffee together today, I’d tell you that I’ve finally unveiled my winter/spring schedule. Check it out here. I love being able to switch it up and try new things. I’m looking forward to the schedule starting next week.

If we were having coffee together today, I’d tell you that I’m feeling all sorts of adventurous and have so many fun workshops and upcoming trips in the works. Traveling rejuvenates me, and I can’t wait for all the adventures that await.

What’s up in your world this week?

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Coffee Talk Tuesday #70

Grab a cup! It’s time for a Coffee Talk Tuesday chat. On Tuesday. BOOM!

I’m on cup number 3 and have plans to drink even more coffee. Weeeee! This particular Tuesday is nice and cray – 4 classes today (insanity, Pound, PiYo, and Zumba + Pound), plus multiple errands, some work for my newest PT job that starts officially next week, and more. So, let’s dive in, shall we?

What’s this new PT job? I’m working with a grant-funded position through Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT) to be a program coordinator in Kent County. Cool. What’s that do? I’ll be in the middle and high school a couple of days a week to meet with 7, 8, and 9 grade students to offer support for life after HS. It’s a career/college prep style position, but starting in middle school to get students thinking about their academics and activities. I’m so excited! In addition to 1:1 and small group meetings, I’ll be helping to schedule Maryland Scholars presentations, STEM-style hands-on lessons, Saturday learning opportunities, and promoting summer bridge programs. There’s a lot of work to be done, but it’s the kind of work that makes you feel awesome and helps people! Can’t wait to get officially started. I ‘soft started’ in December, but will be fully in the program next week.

If we were having coffee today, I’d also tell you that I’ve landed a contract/admin/social media position with a local gym as well! I’m super excited to take the programming to new places and to really engage with the community. It’s the type of work I’d really like to move full-steam with in the near future.

If we were having coffee today, I’d also tell you that I’m moving like crazy with my fitness offerings. I want to think BIG and not hold back this year, so I’m expanding to virtual opportunities. Beginning next week, I’ll be hosting my first Virtual HIIT series for 6 weeks. It’s the style of working out that has brought me amazing endurance, energy, and strength. I love sharing this style workout with others! If this sounds like something you need in your life, please plan to join us: https://goo.gl/forms/RttbTzTE9xa1UDID2. We have a private accountability group where I will post three different HIIT workouts each week.

If we were having coffee today, I’d also tell you that I’m adding so many fun classes and specialty workshops. One of the advantages of being a “free floating” instructor is the ability to teach at multiple locations and work with different people! I love teaching live classes, it’s an element of my fitness job that I want to keep doing as long as I can. I’ve just signed up to teach two private group classes (these are awesome because the people already know each other and have so much fun pushing each other and giggling together), and I’m planning to teach at 5 different locations in the next month, possibly more. Check out all the latest events on facebook.

I’ve often been told that I create work for myself. Guilty. I like to be busy and moving and have so many ideas that I want to implement. But, I’ve also learned to slow down, even if it’s just for a day. I’m so excited that I can participate in family nap time on Saturdays again, for example. It’s the sweet little things that matter.

Enough about work – how are you? What’s new in your world? I’d love to hear something positive or happy that’s going on in your life. Can we make a promise to share the happy things with each other? That’s what it’s all about, after all. I’m not saying that there won’t be sad times or negativity, but the more positivity we share with each other, the more we can lift each other up and be happy! Right? Please feel free to share something happy so we can all enjoy it!

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Coffee Talk Tuesday #69

Grab a cup! We have some coffee and a Coffee Talk Tuesday chat on the list for today.

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If we were having coffee together today, I’d tell you that I have a special splash of hazelnut in my cup. Ah, yes, it’s time to retire the pumpkin. Bring on the hazelnut!

If we were having coffee together today, I’d tell you that we’re in the full swing of the January fitness calendar! I’m hosting tons of special classes this month, including a Glow Pound class at my favorite Buti studio (it’s such a dream to teach there!), special combo classes like Zumba + Pound and Zumba + Turbo Kick, and January Jump start – a combination of high intensity interval training (HIIT) and yoga. So exciting!

If we were having coffee together today, I’d tell you that one of my goals this year is to develop speciality classes. I’m getting my feet wet with these fun combos, but am deep into developing classes of my own. SO exciting and refreshing. Get ready for so much fun this year.

Speaking of goals, I’m hosting the first-ever Goal Getters workshop. What is it? It’s a chance to workshop a goal–to understand how to create a specific goal and then develop a strategy to achieve it. I’ve found three things to be most helpful when it comes to crushing a goal 1) the goal needs to be specific 2) you need to share the goal with others 3) you need to create Consistent Daily Action items. Success is found in your daily habits. Join me starting January 15 to start achieving your 2018 goals!  https://goo.gl/forms/oqBI9D6BtVu5Nx9j2

If we were having coffee together today, I’d tell you that we had the most marvelous getaway cruise to the Bahamas and Key West! We love to travel, and prefer to give each other ‘experience gifts,’ so we planned a special Christmas gift trip. It was my first cruise, and I loved it! The cruise line (Royal Caribbean) was top-notch, and I loved that it was a smaller ship. We had the most relaxing, sunshine-filled beach excursion to Blue Lagoon, met up with husband’s parents in Key West, and even added a trip to the Everglades before coming back to Maryland. It was disturbingly cold here, so I’m glad we got to escape to the sun and sand!

If we were having coffee together today, I’d tell you that I’m switching up my schedule once again! In addition to all the classes, I’m adding special online workshops, and have replaced my seasonal part-time job with two new part-time jobs! More to come on these super fun adventures. Each job is a step in the right direction for me, and for us as a family. I’m thrilled that it gives me time to be creative, develop plans for my fitness business, and even take workshops and fitness classes. Of course, my schedule will alter again in February, but I live on my toes, so this works very well for me!

I hope you’re having a great week, and double hope to see you on the floor for fitness classes or virtually for online fitness and wellness sessions!

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Coffee Talk Tuesday #68

It’s Tuesday! Grab a cup and let’s have a Coffee Talk.

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If we were having coffee together today, your name is Carly! Ha, as I write this, I’m getting ready for an IRL coffee date with Ms. Sweetly Entwined. Have you heard about her new Sweet Of The Month Club? Check out the details on her facebook page.

If were having coffee together today, I’d tell you that when it rains it POURS. Last week was a whirlwind, y’all. I put into the universe that I’m ready for another gig, and I got contacted by two great prospects within just a matter of days. It’s a cool spot to be in, but the decision of how I’d like to spend my professional time is driving me a little nuts. I want to stay true to myself and my goals, but what if those goals altered slightly? What if those goals became longer goals and the short-term ones changed? Mystery. Intrigue. Stay tuned on this development, because goodness knows I have no clue where I’ll be with it next week. It changes daily!

If we were having coffee together today, I’d tell you that in the midst of all these decisions, I’m working all the hours at Bath & Body! Need a last-minute gift? Oh my, do we have something, anything, everything for you. Chances are that I’ll see you this week if you come to my store!

If we were having coffee together today, I’d tell you that I’m SO READY for our holiday getaway. Sun and sand, yes please! Cannot wait to dig my toes into the sand in just a few days.

If we were having coffee together today, I’d tell you that I’m getting even more adventurous with classes. If you take a fitness class with me, you have some surprises coming your way! I’m really diggin’ the mixture of classes and special events. Speaking of which, I’m returning to Foundations Island Yoga to teach another Glow Pound (we’re calling it Glow STX because that’s cute) in January! Mark your calendar for Thursday, January 11. It will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Here are the details.

If we were having coffee together today, I’d tell you that husband is making so much progress on our newest house project! He’s turning our once utility sink/counter/cabinet space in the laundry room into two large closets. He’s so handy, I’m amazed at his abilities. I’m also excited for this use of the space – it’s really neat! We have one more BIG project on the horizon – turning our back room/back porch into our dining and sitting room space.

If we were having coffee together today, I’d tell you that I’m working on finalizing my short January fitness schedule. There are so many ideas and options for classes, my head is still spinning. I want to offer awesome options but also keep the classics. I seriously love being able to share fitness and wellness with people every day — I have to stop and think about the awesomeness of that!

If we were having coffee together today, I’d tell you that I tried a new-to-me class last week – Rocket Yoga – and I think I’m going to go back this week. It’s full of inversions and arm balances, and just the right speed for me. I like to move it and work it when I attend a class, and this fits the bill! I don’t always have the same schedule, so I like to squeeze in yoga classes when I can (especially Buti!).

If we were having coffee together today, I’d tell you that 12 days of fitness is still going strong! I love sharing it with live classes when I can — it’s so much fun to try this challenge with friends. Are you participating? Head to my facebook page to see the daily challenge video and prompt (the opportunity for a FREE class awaits).

That’s all for now, I hope you have a great rest of your week!

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Coffee Talk Tuesday #67

Well, hello! It’s so nice to see you for this Coffee Talk Tuesday. How ya been?

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Let’s coffee chat while eating this scrumptious avocado toast.

If we were having coffee together today, I’d tell you that The Andersons are ready for Christmas! The house is decorated, the tree is trimmed, and all the gifts we purchased are wrapped and under the tree. Almost all of them are for Phoebe. Kidding. Maybe. This is pretty incredible coming from someone who used to skip Christmas.

Even more, we are SO ready for our Bahamas cruise! I cannot wait for some sun & sand. We just booked a fun excursion in the Bahamas, and it makes me even more excited to go.

The trip comes at the perfect time because hey-o I’ve been teaching SO many classes lately! I love all of it, especially when people are excited to be there and work so hard. Have you seen the December schedule? I’m trying lots of different events and will tweak this schedule slightly for January. I’m also working on a class in a NEW location, so stay tuned for all of this!

When I made the BIG decision to leave my cushy office job for the uncertainty of teaching fitness classes and some part-time employment, I really leapt without a net. I trust my work ethic and ability to succeed, but I would be lying if I didn’t say it scares me still! I really appreciate everyone who attends classes, tries my new workshops and crazy ideas, and those of you who have offered sweet words of support. You’re the best!

If we were having coffee together today, I’d tell you that I’m still loving my part-time job. Who knew that getting nerdy and excited about self-care would be so much fun? I really enjoy all the folks that I get to work with (which is new for me, I’m not used to having work friends!) and I love the products and atmosphere. I got to be part of the set display team this past weekend (where we basically rearrange all the tables and displays in the store) and it was really fun to work as a team. I’ll be sad when the seasonal job ends.

But on that note, if we were having coffee together today, I’d put it into the universe that I’m looking for my next gig. Ideally, I’d work in a gym/fitness center environment and get to use my creative skills (writing, social media planning/strategy, community engagement) as well as my event planning/workshop and teaching skills. Extra ideally, it would be a place I could build skills to learn how to manage a gym facility. I’m like a sponge and I LOVE to learn and grow. I have a couple of conversations related to this next chapter in the works, but I’ve learned that it’s good to put your ideas out there and see what can spark.

If we were having coffee together today, I’d tell you that we’re on day 2 of 12 Days of Fitness, and I’d love for you to join! We started yesterday with 12 plank jacks, and each day we will do all the previous moves plus a new move. So, today will be 12 plank jacks AND 11 side-to-side shuffles. All posts and videos are on my facebook page!

If we were having coffee together today, I’d tell you that I’m loving the 25 Days of Buti challenge on instagram. I’ve been completing the challenges on my ctownyogi instagram page, and it’s been really fun to share my favorite elements of this awesome class. I’m SO glad I found Buti yoga this year. It really helped with my confidence building. I love being able to be a student, and all of the different components of this class. Confidence was the word of 2017, I wonder what will become the word of 2018?

Speaking of 2018, if we were having coffee together today, I’d tell you that I have a new planner for 2018–the Rose Gold planner by Popflex. I’m excited to try this format, after a successful year of bullet journaling. I love the monthly and daily calendars and the habit trackers. Excited to use this! I’ve already completed the front questions with my big and small goals for 2018. Do you plan goals for the year, or by week, or by month? I have a few BIG goals for the year, and then I like to break down goals by month. A goal can be as simple as “drink 2 more glasses of water a day” to “get a new fitness certification.” I also like to have one goal that scares me. I’m thinking about hosting a “goal getter” online workshop, where we’ll identify one BIG goal and a smaller goal, and then create action plans to reach them. Would you do it? I LOVE GOALS (please read my engagement story where my husband proposed by using one of my nerdy goal sheets. Yup.)

Whoops, coffee is gone! Time to get rollin’ with the day. Talk to you soon!

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Coffee Talk Tuesday #66

Hello there! Grab your cup of something special, it’s time for Coffee Talk Tuesday.

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Me? I’m drinking the last of the special Seattle roast we got during our visit. So delicious, especially with some Trickling Springs Creamery milk. Yum.

If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you that November has been c-r-a-z-y in the best way possible. And from this seat, December and January are lining up to be the same. I’m booking tons of great classes and lining up a pretty sweet schedule. It’s a lot for me, more than I am used to doing physically, which brings me to my next topic.

Self-care. Oh my, I have really indulged in it this past month. If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you that my self-care rituals are sacred and I must do them in order to feel successful. For me, self-care includes feeling clean and refreshed. One of the items I use is this full-body wipe, especially if I’m in between classes or have a meeting scheduled after a class. They leave me feeling refreshed and like I took a full shower. Love them. Another thing I do for self-care is spray my tired feet with this refreshing Tea Tree Oil Foot Spray. One other thing I do for myself is an at-home foot spa treatment complete with foot scrub (loving the sugar scrubs from bath & body works), and I finish with an essie polish.

It’s so important to have a self-care regimen! In order for you to be helpful and motivating to others, you have to be at your best.

If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you that we spent Thanksgiving Day in NYC! This is the third time we’ve gone to NYC for the Macy’s Day parade, and it’s one of my favorite trips. We have the whole routine down at this point, and welcome all the adventures!

If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you that I’m also getting pumped for our anniversary/Christmas trip – a cruise to the Bahamas and Key West! I’ve never been on a cruise before, but Johnny has, and I’m excited to spend some time in the warm sunshine when I’m sure it will be super cold here.

If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you that I’ve had the opportunity to chat with some business mentors about Fit with Aundra. It’s so exciting to take something that you’re passionate about and turn it into your career. It’s also a ton of work, but it’s the kind of work I love doing the most. And, I get to take all of my awesome group fitness students on the journey with me. I love seeing and being part of the personal successes and bringing smiles and cheer (and hard work) to everyone.

Tuesday has become my fullest day (5 fitness classes today), so I’ll keep our chat short, but I’ll be back for another strong pot of coffee next week. xo.

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