so, a quick post for the day. a month ago, i became certified as a spin instructor. i have been cycling for about 10 years, on and off, but it wasn't until a little studio opened in our little town that i have become addicted. i started a month after they opened, in november 2011, and have been going 1-3 times a week since then. i knew when i started that i wanted to get certified to teach, but it took me a long time to build up the guts to do it. it was the saturday of moving week, it was an extra $300 after we had just bought a house, but it was on my 2013 resolutions list and i had the support from michael, so i took the plunge.
after becoming certified, i checked back in with the studio's owner and let her know. she had me plan 3 different class segments, to ease my way into teaching and not be overwhelmed with an entire class the first time around. i signed up to teach the warm up and first 3 work effort songs for the 8:30 class today. i was a nervous wreck last night and this morning. i can't remember the last time i had a million butterflies in my stomach and hands shaking so much that i couldn't even write out my cue cards, so i resorted to typing them. i didn't sleep well and couldn't eat a thing before i left.
but let me tell you, hopping on that bike was my comfort zone. the words of all the instructors from the past year and a half came echoing back and i told myself that i could do it. i've got this. and i did. and it was awesome. i was on a high walking out of class this morning, knowing i never again had to teach another "first" class. that was behind me and it rocked. and i cannot wait to teach the next one.