“There comes a time in life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. Surround yourself with people who make you laugh, forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right. Pray for the ones who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.”
This quote truly sums up how I have felt since I began to follow my dreams. There are those people in my life who have told me countless times “you can’t” “you’ll never make it” “your not good enough” “It will never happen” And you know what, I took all of that negative talk from all of those people and turned it into my biggest drive to prove them wrong, because guess what I can already turn to them and say look at me now! I walked away from the negativity, I walked away from those who did not treat me right, and I stood up for MYSELF! That takes a lot for any person to do, but I can honestly say it was WORTH it.
Right now I am 3 months into my training to be a certified Personal trainer, and I have learned a tremendous amount of information. My networking is through the roof in this industry, and best of all I have met some of the coolest people who I consider to be a fitness family.
Yesterday was a really exciting day, because Court and I ran our very first bootcamp, and let me tell you guys it was BAD ASS!!! We recieved a ton of compliments, people had a lot of fun, and our instructor even said that he was stealing that workout to use with some of his own clients. Everything ran smoothly, and it felt right.
Oh yeah and before I go.. Heres a fun workout playlist for you all! It was a hit at our bootcamp. 🙂
Man guys, we have had quite the week. There was a crazy hobo man who tried to jump into our car, the Aurora Shooting, Fitness On the Rocks, and a ridiculous car accident. Wheww!!! Too much for one week.
So first up…let us tell you about that crazy hobo who tried to crawl into our car. Whit and I arrived to our fitness in the city workout about 20 minutes early, and decided to roll down the windows and listen to music for a lil’ bit. All was good for about two minutes when I noticed a cracked out man carrying a bunch of CD’s slowly approaching our car. With that said, I did not hesitate to tell Whit to roll up the windows…BUT did she listen to me??? Nahhh. It did not take long before this guys head was all the way in the passenger seat window and about 2 inches away from my face. Instantly my heart started pounding. After attempting to sell us his CD’s and making very vulgar comments Whit finally stepped in and said something along the lines of, “Get your head out of my car before I roll it up in the window”! Carrying a purse, he still tried to get money from us, but luckily we were just across the street from class and were able to get ourselves out of that scary situation before feeling completely defenseless.
As if Colorado has not suffered enough this Summer with the whole state practically being on fire, there is also the horrible Century 16 shooting that occurred the other night in our hometown, Aurora. That night is absolutely insane how things turned out for us. So we had worked a long 10 hour day on Thursday, and Whit had to rush from work to an interview, that she totally rocked. From there, we headed to a free personal training session that we had at Orange Theory Fitness (More details about this awesome place to come in another post). When we got out of our workout, which was around 8:30, we contemplated whether or not to go see the Dark Night Rises for the opening night showing. Keep in mind, we open every Friday morning, meaning we have to be at work at 4 AM! So Court said “This would be an unforgettable night Whit, we can always remember when we are older that we stayed out all night, saw the opening night of an incredible movie, and then went straight to work with no sleep!” Going through my head was I don’t know about that, I have stayed up all night with no sleep and worked a 16 hour day….NOT FUN AT ALL. So I said to Court well it could be fun, we can call around and see what theater is not sold out yet and go. Well we get home, start feeling our soreness and exhaustion, then both decided we should be responsible adults and just go to bed and get our sleep for work. Turns out, the only theater not sold out of tickets was Century 16, and we could have gone and been a part of that horrible tragedy. Century 16 is a theater very close to our house, and Court and I have been there quite a few times this past year. It is very scary to think we could have been there, or even been one of the twelve who did not make it. In the end, we are very very blessed, and thank god every day that us and our family are safe. At the same time, have the biggest heart aches for all the victims and their families, they have and will continue to be in our prayers.
Fitness on the Rocks at Red Rocks was Phenomenal! We signed up for Turbo Kick with Jennifer Driscoll, and Ultimate Boot camp. It was a hot one on Saturday, about a little over a 100 degrees, but Court and I still looked cute. We were rocking some blinging Pink Sparkly head bands and our Fitness on the Rocks Tanks. We woke up early, packed gallons of water, bars, and apples, and then headed up there. It is a really awesome free event, and there were many companies with tents set up, where we received all kinds of goodies. Both workouts were so much fun, and we even ran into a bunch of our fitness buddies there.
The ride home is where the car accident occurred. Since it costed about $9 to take the freeway to Red Rocks then we decided the last minute to take all the back roads home. BAADDDDD IDEA!! Our directions ended up taking us through the worlds worst most ghetto neighborhood. We were driving on through this neighborhood for about 15 minutes when we approached a four-way stop. It was our turn to go. When we start rolling on through…. all of a sudden this Subaru flies through and smashes into us. 😦 SOOO we all pull over and get out of the car. This man was Asian and did not speak a word of english….Talk about bad luck! We had no idea how to communicate to him that this is your fault sir and end up calling the cops. A whole 45 mins later they finally showed up! The officer wanted to hear what happened. We both tell him our side of the story, but when the office goes to talk to the Asian man he could not understand a word either. With no witnesses and even though it was his fault, the officer gave both parties no ticket and labeled it as a “No Fault” accident. OHHHH we are pissed about that. So now we have to see what our insurance will cover, or just fix the car ourselves.
Here were some thoughts running through our heads in facebook form on the day of the accident:
BAHHHHH….like we said it has been a HELL of a WEEK!
Cheers!…To hopefully a better week ahead.
XOXO- Court and Whit ❤