But lately, I've been feeling drained. Not physically drained, but more so emotionally and mentally. I feel like there is so much I want to be accomplishing, but all of it gets put on the back burner so that I can be home with my kids and give them the attention they need.
But I think at some point, we have to start paying attention to our own well being and makes sure that we are making ourselves a priority.
As most of you probably know, I've been trying to create a fitness routine that works for me. I go to a local gym near me, 4-5 days a week. 3 of those days, I take a high level cardio class called Rizzmic, and the other 2 days I do weight training and strength exercises. I've talked a little bit about Rizzmic before on my blog, but it's a fairly new fitness program that incorporates American style dances into the workout. Picture Zumba, but instead of the latin music, you're dancing to country, hip hop, jazz, disco, jive, hula... you name it. It's amazing. I first started taking Rizzmic classes last year and immediately fell in love. The creators of it live just down the street from me and I've gotten to know them over the past year and can see their passion for it, and it's really inspiring. Currently, it's only being taught in Washington State, but they are doing their best to broaden the reach of this fitness program.
So I've decided to do something kinda crazy. This coming weekend, I'm taking the Rizzmic Instructor Training course to become certified to TEACH it. I'm still a little bit in shock that I'm actually going to do this, because really, I hardly have enough time as it is to be a Mom, run a business & a blog, and workout 5 days a week. BUT, this is just something I've really wanted to do, so dang it, I'm going to do it. I'm not sure how good of an instructor I will make, but I do know that I love to dance, and I love to share that with others. I'm just ready for a new chapter in my life.
And it feels really good to make myself a priority, and do something for ME. Wish me luck :)