4 weeks later and as promised, I’m back with an update (when am I not?).
Last weekend I completed my sports massage introduction course and this weekend I begin my official level 5 sports massage diploma. I can’t believe just how much I enjoy it all. Yes, I’m totally in over my head with the theory, but it’s so fun! So that’s good right?
I’ve got my work cut out. But also it’s forcing me to use my time much more wisely. The next few months look like endless applying for placements trying to get my student hours in, whilst working a full time job, training at the gym and studying for my L3 PT. I’ve also just began training my very of client which is hella exciting.
I’ve always been that person that wants to do everything. I have so, so, so much more I want to do, but I need to remind myself to slow down, everything happens in its time.
Most days, I’m working 4am-9pm non-stop, although it’s draining at the time, I can’t wait to get into bed by the end. Four weeks on, and I’ve never felt so mentally energised. I’m hoping I’m not about to break, aha! But I’m just about getting 6 and a half hours sleep a night, making sure I get 8 hours at least 2 nights a week around my days off. I’m eating better than I ever have before, knowing I really need to fuel my body to keep going. I’ve met some incredible people, with the same priorities and visions! And I’m learning so many new things! It’s great and I’m loving it.
As I sit here drinking my 1 coffee for the day, I’m so excited for the day ahead. I’ll give you another update of Sports Massage a couple of weeks in.
I’m sad to say that actually, my French lessons are a little on hold. I used to fit in around an hour a day whilst travelling to and from work, but I’ve had so many books to read/ studying to do on my commutes I’ve barely had a chance to fit in my 20 minutes practise a day. My plan is to dedicate some time to do that from now on, I’ll let you know.
I was actually doing really well with swimming, I was swimming over half a mile 5 days a week at work. However, I was ill a few weeks back, and had to take 3 weeks off prevent passing the infection on. I hated myself a tiny bit as it slowed my progress, but I got into the pool again on Thursday and it felt brilliant. I’ll be back on my training to swimming mile in no time! I know a mile isn’t anything special but I get bored easily in the pool. I think it’s because I swim in such a quiet and spa like pool, there are no distractions to keep me busy. I hope to get to the point where swimming a mile on a weekly basis is just a habit!
I looked for Netball teams in the area, but I just don’t have the money or time to commit to one time every week.
My probation period at work ends next week, so I should be beginning my PT and Life Guard training from then. I’ve never been more excited to study something more than I am to study PT.
I’ve been applying for lots of different fitness instructor positions, but it’s so difficult as they either want more hours than I can give, or they don’t offer enough to warrant me taking the position on. I’m hoping to start some fitness classes at work, for staff. I won’t get paid any extra, but it’ll be valuable experience for when I do.
I tried vegetarianism last week, that didn’t go well. I wasn’t born to avoid eating chicken😂.
Last week I went to a stretch class for the first time since I stopped dancing. Although I was amazed at the amount of flexibility I’ve retained. It made me want to get back into it properly. I’ve booked the class for this week but have also set myself the task to get back into practising yoga. As I can’t afford to attend actual classes, I’ll be practising at home and occasionally in the gym. I am hoping that next year I will be able to invest some more time and money into actual classes. I think it’s something I’d really enjoy!
I think that’s it for my update, it seems like a lot, but I don’t really feel like I’ve achieved that much. I’ll be back with a new update soon!