I learned my first drop on silks!!!
It was awesome. And scary. But mostly awesome.
The people I’m learning aerial from don’t just teach – they also perform professionally, mostly at corporate events. They also have a performance mentorship program through which their students can perform professionally with them. You’re allowed to join that program once you’ve performed in a showcase, but there’s a requirement that for at least your first event you can only be a ground performer.
So I’m leaning poi!
Now, what are poi, you ask? This:
Though of course, I’m not lighting mine on fire.
Ages ago I mentioned that I had enrolled in an online course to become a Certified Nutrition Course. And while I got through all of the course material sometime in early to mid November, I hit that weak point before I actually took my second certification exam and had been putting it off (despite its presence on my to-do list) for literally months.
But, on Saturday night I finally got around to taking that exam and… I passed! So I am now officially a Certified Nutrition Coach. 😀 I would add a picture of my certificate here, but I haven’t received it in the mail yet so you’re just going to have to take my word for it.
So I’m learning to do this now.
(The girl in that video is performing in a student showcase at the place where I’m taking classes, and at the time of the recording she’d been doing aerial for a little over a year and a half.)
It is exactly as awesome as it looks. Potentially more awesome, actually.
I’m applying to grad school!
I’m very fortunate to work for a company that will fund further education and so I talked to my manager last week and he said he would approve me going back to school in January for the Spring 2015 semester. Yay!
I’m a bit of an all or nothing person.
When I first started regularly going to the gym back in January, it was a last-ditch, half-hearted attempt at trying to train for a 10K. Then I registered for a half marathon and it became a genuine attempt to train for that. Then I downloaded an app which allowed me to track my runs with GPS, and started to use its calorie tracking function to watch what I ate. And that’s when it got serious.
I began to do research into healthier eating – things like does breakfast really matter (not necessarily) and are low-carb diets really the best (no)? Then I started to wonder what I should be eating before and after I went to the gym. Then I started running outside more and I researched what to wear when you run outside in the cold and what to look for in a pair of running shoes and etc., until I was spending a significant portion of my time just learning things about nutrition and exercise.