I don’t even remember the last time I shared a life update on here, so I figured now was as good of a time as any.
It’s no secret that I’ve been slacking on my blog posts this year, but I’ve had quite a few things keeping me busy. The past five months have flown by since we got married in February and I cannot believe we are halfway through 2019. Obviously, wedding planning consumed a lot of my time at the beginning of the year, but I also started a new job in late January.
I’ve hinted at it a few times on social posts, but I was lucky enough to receive a job offer from an ownership group that operates seven open Orangetheory Fitness studios up and down the east coast (Northern VA, Central PA, and Brooklyn) with plans of rapidly expanding by the end of the year. My official title is the group’s Director of HR/Admin and I oversee internal operations relating to human resources, new studio construction, open studio maintenance and supplies, and really whatever else I can help with! It was a huge transition from my corporate job as an Account Manager at a digital marketing agency, and while it’s been a lot to learn a totally different industry, it’s been an amazing change for my mental health and overall wellbeing and I can actually, finally say I love my job.
My segue into the fitness industry was something that happened to fall into my lap due to a referral from a friend from college, and sometimes I have to pinch myself to confirm that this is my day-to-day. I’ve had a secret desire to teach group fitness classes for the past few years, but could never figure out how to make it work with a full-time corporate job that left me so drained it was a miracle if I ever even made it to my own workouts.
Now that I’m lucky enough to be knee-deep in the industry, the opportunity to coach Orangetheory classes is on the table, and it was the push I needed to start studying for my NASM personal training certification. I’m not going to lie — getting started was SUPER hard. I registered and purchased the program back in March, and it’s taken months for me to figure out how to dedicate the time needed to studying for it. Prioritization is HUGE and I recently put up an automatic reply on my blog email explaining that I was studying for my test and if I was slower to respond to messages that was why. It felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders, and now that I’m putting it out into the universe, it’s really lighting a fire for me to focus on something that’s going to (hopefully) make me really happy and advance my career in an industry I’m super passionate about.
If you’ve made it this far through the post, thank you for sticking around, and I appreciate your support! Now for the outfit — it has absolutely nothing to do with this post, but here we are. While fitness is my current (and hopefully lifelong) passion, fashion and expressing myself through clothing will always be something I love, even if blog posts and attending events take a backseat to studying. I wore this two-piece set for a fun but low-key 4th of July celebration at a friend’s house and paired it with my favorite bag of the moment — another fab Amazon find. Shop it all below!