So…I Did a Thing

That’s normally the first thing I say to my best friends after doing something questionable or crazy, and thankfully enough, the judgments weren’t always as
harsh as anticipated. They always have my back, these great friends of mine. This phrase has also probably been used more times than not when I try a workout class/
diet/career for the first time.

Now, just to get this disclaimer out of the way, I am a personal trainer on the side. That’s right, I kick people’s butts and make them cry and get to call it my job.
(Okay but sidenote on that, I’ve never actually had someone cry. Been cursed at, sure. But never made them cry. Cause I’m not mean. Sometimes.)

For as long as I  can remember, I yo-yo’d like the best of them, and then finally got it together and decided to take massive action and learn how to keep myself in shape, and help people along the way. Because of that, I have tried literally probably any class you can think of for moral support.
Barre? Check.  And the instructor kept coming over to fix my form.  She didn’t believe I don’t bend like that…

hot-yoga-class-01Hot yoga? Check.  I’ve never wanted ice cream so much in my life

pole_fitness_1Pole dancing? To the horror of some, check.  One of the girls in class asked me if it was my first time and when I said yes she laughed and said “oh honey, you’re gonna be feeling it tomorrow”.  Homegirl wasn’t lying.

And yet somehow, I’m always the chosen one to ‘go with’ people because they don’t want to go along. Do I hate it? Absolutely not.  I am ALWAYS down to try anything once. Within reason. Let’s not get crazy here.

Why do I tell you this? Well, here’s the reason I’m writing this post, cause I’m gonna tell you something insane. Earth shattering maybe. I suck at completely
following through on things. Wait for it…even on fitness. I can do workouts just fine. I can go to a class and have someone kick my trash, or I can kick my own,
that’s perfectly fine. I realized, though, that for some unanswered question in the universe, I have the HARDEST time doing 100% on nutrition. I’m even
nutrition certified, I mean come on! I know this may be hard for some of y’all to take in because personal trainers are supposed to be Gods and Goddesses of the
Earth! We’re perfect, right?! Ummm….no. And believe me, I’ve done all the diets as well!

whole_30 Whole30? Check.

iifymIIFYM? Check.

weight_watchersWeight Watchers? Check.

I never really realized I don’t follow through until Mr. Man, God bless him, mentioned it to me one time. I was talking about how I thought I would do Whole 30 again
because my skin has been acting a fool (that’s another story for another day *holy eye roll*). At first he was like ‘yeah go for it! You’ve got this’ and then when
I was probably a week in and was like psssshhhhh he said he was wondering how I’d make it without bread. Okay. First of all, bread is life. So he may have been
warranted on that. But secondly, that’s not a good rep to have. Not a good one at all.

So here I am, laptop and all, ready to take on a new challenge and give it my total and 100%, because let’s face it, the holidays are here and homegirl doesn’t look good with 14 chins in pictures. I am here ready to give you raw and real as I find different challenges and adventures, and I’m going to document the good, the bad, and the ugly.


Starting tomorrow, I will be doing Paleo 100% no ifs-ands-or-buts, for 30 days. Also, I realize that’s during Christmas but imma just have to suck it up on that one. Plus, Pinterest is a godsend and don’t even worry, I have a board full of Paleo treats.

That being said, here’s my challenge for you! Do you want to ride this wave with me? Do you want me to try a class so I can be embarrassed so you don’t have to?
I am SO ready. Challenge me, I dare ya!! But maybe let’s be nice at first, I’m not the most coordinated; hence my hip-hop class where I learned I wasn’t as good as
I thought I was and ended up just trying to get laughs at the end.

So folks, whatchya got for me?? Send ’em over and stay tuned for when I document how it went! Videos may be included, which is ALWAYS a good time to watch someone
make a fool of themselves lol

Until next time babes!

xx Ash


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