Stress Is My Middle Name (for now)Posted: April 19, 2012
I’m here… and just barely.
Work is crazy stressful right now… like… crazy. We have our annual art show at the end of next week, which requires a massive amount of preparation and extra hours (unpaid of course). There’s also just a lot of other stuff going on, and I’m being pulled in about 1,000 different directions.
On top of that, the Bodypump 81 launch is tomorrow. I’m SUPER excited about it, but just really anxious because it will be my first time teaching the new launch (!!) and will just be able to breathe a big sigh of relief when it’s done. I’ve been practicing the choreography daily, and think I have it nailed… we’ll see.
This is pretty much how I have looked the majority of this week:
But, I’m trying to buck up and put on a happy face.
*Note the massive bags under my eyes…..
So here are three things that are making me smile:
1. This bar that I had to fuel me up before teaching Spin + Bodypump yesterday afternoon:
Good golly Miss Molly, this was GOOD! And the ingredients made me very happy, too!
2. I’m going to see Colin Hay in concert tonight. He’s the singer from Men at Work, and one of my favorite artists of all time. His solo career is amazing and his voice is just one of a kind. If you’re not familiar with him, check him out, or add him to your Pandora stations (which will play music from artists like Matt Kearney, Jack Johnson and Coldplay).
Greg and I have gone to see him every April for the last five years. The photo above was from 2009, when we got to meet him afterwards!
We are bringing my mom and stepdad with us tonight (and it’s my stepdad’s 60th birthday today!!!), which will be awesome.
3. In exactly two weeks, I will be standing in this very spot.
I’m going to try to tame the stress monster over the next few days and give myself a break. I took tomorrow off since I will be out late tonight and will need to practice Bodypump choreography all day tomorrow. I’m going to try to make this weekend last as long as it possibly can, and try to not even think about the stress and chaos that awaits me when I return to work on Monday….
See ya soon!