Brooklyn Fit Chick News & Notes April 2016
Gaining More Zen In My Life, Looking for AFAA Certs, Fit Bottomed Girls Articles, and “Book Vs. Movie” Rocking the iTunes the Charts
Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!
A Busy Margo is an Unwell Margo:
I hate people who complain how busy they are. It’s a major pet peeve of mine. Like, “please feel sorry/be jealous about how much I have going on in my life.” It’s obnoxious and not helpful at all.
Of course, life can get really complicated at times and say during tax season you will be super-pressed for time getting your forms and receipts together. Or during the holidays getting your gifts ready and prepping for travel with the family will leave you feeling stressed. But people who constantly humble/brag how busy they are make me want to scream. (Does anyone else remember the Michael Jackson/Janet Jackson song of that name?)
Well, lately I have been struggling with being overscheduled and having too many things due at once. I try to be cheerful about it when I describe my days/weekends to people but lately I have been finding it very hard to relax in the evening. I will start pacing my apartment when my work day is done (I work mostly from home) and if the weather is decent I will run an errand to get some air. Most mornings I teach fitness so I don’t need an extra workout.
Then a friend recommended I try meditation which has been a bugaboo for me for many, many years. I have an “unquiet” mind that struggles to find focus and frankly I am getting sick of it. I want to learn to meditate and hopefully I will learn to relax and take better care of my mental health.
Soooo, I am pleased to announce that I am going to be making monthly installments to a new site called Fit Bottomed Zen where I will discuss the latest in mediation trends and will give updates on my progress. Wish me luck and if you have any advice for how I can get more “Zen” in my life, please leave tips/suggestions below.
Anyhoo, back to my life the past few weeks…
Are any of you fitness instructors? Do you have the same struggle as me to get in your credits every two years to keep your certification? Mine just expired and I now have to fit in so many online classes to get my credits in. Are there any courses you recommend I take? I was thinking pre-natal and post-menopausal women would be good for my group fitness certification (taking care of different generations of women!)
Have YOU taken any classes from AFAA or IDEA lately that you think was extra cool/helpful—please let me know! I am struggling to fit it into my busy schedule! (Hardy Har Har)
Fit Bottomed Girls Hits:
As some of you know—I am a NYC contributor for the popular fitness Blog Fit Bottomed Girls and this month I have had some articles featured there including:
- Full Body Exercises from Lauren Boggi of the Lithe Method (Philadelphia, PA) Good stuff here with photos to guide you.
- What to Know Before Becoming a Spin Instructor This comes from my personal experience!
- Dealing with Muscle Sprains and Strains: I have been dealing with a piriformis/tight IT band issue for months now.
- Four Health and Wellness Apps for Every Budget: I am downloading a meditation app for my next column for Fit Bottomed Zen!
Book Vs Movie Podcast News:
Margo Porras of She’s Nacho Mama’s Blog and I co-host the “Book Vs. Movie” podcast (that you can subscribe to via iTunes at this link) and after 15 months worth of shows and struggling to find our way in a male-dominated world. Well guess what—we are in the top 300 podcast for TV & Movies!!! (Out of a hundred thousand if that gives you any perspective.) We are very excited about this milestone and we are also looking for suggestions for book/movie adaptations. So if you have any suggestions—please let me know in the comments below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Whew–that’s it for me today! I will be back soon with magazine reviews, playlists, reviews and so much more. Happy Spring Everyone!
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