Hello! My name is Katie and I’m insane. At least, that’s what it feels like sometimes. I’m into fitness (1 point in favor of crazy), I’m a stay-at-home-mom (2nd crazy point), and a writer (3…minus the stereotypical alcohol but with the stereotypical coffee). Except these days I’m more of a reader than a writer.
Life has kicked me in the butt but I’ve kept going. I’ve fallen so many times (quite literally sometimes…ice is slippery…so are stairs it seems) that I’m practically back where I started with my weight and fitness level. Except I’m not because I’m flexible and strong in a way that I wasn’t before.
For the most part my current workouts consist of POP Pilates and BodyPUMP and I’m trying to incorporate new ways of getting cardio in because the doctor is pressing on me the importance of not running. I’m dabbling in swimming and cycling these days but it’s too soon for me to know how I feel about this.
I’m a certified POP Pilates instructor and I currently have 2 30-minute Express classes held in the Multipurpose Room at the YMCA in Hastings, NE.
I’d say they’re the highlight of my week but I am lovin’ pretty much every day of the week lately so my classes are the highlight of my Tuesdays and Thursdays. My students are awesome and I always strive to make them smile at some point in every class. I must be doing something right because they smile and laugh and come back every week.
If you’re interested in becoming a POP instructor, it’s easy and not nearly as expensive as other classes. Just remember that it’s NOT a Pilates class – it’s a total body workout that was inspired by Pilates. I’ve heard a lot of people say it’s more fun than Pilates because you get a great workout using the same (or similar) kinds of movements but you keep moving moving moving so there’s no time to get bored. (USA Trainings // International Workshop)
I’m a lot heavier than I used to be, but I’m working on regaining all that lost muscle and my diet is much better now. I credit the muscle gains to BodyPUMP and the happiness/flexibility gains to POP Pilates. I’m learning that body size/type doesn’t play as big a part in fitness and, well, life as I originally thought. I knew this to an extent before but it’s really being borne in on me lately. Life is a hard road full of difficulties and set backs. The fight for health and fitness never ends and, really, I don’t think I’d want it to. If it ended, what would I do next? How boring!
When I’m not working out, I’m reading/writing and taking care of my son. You can visit my writing blog – Writing World – for more on that. Leave a comment and let me know you care!