Wednesday after I dropped AJ off at school, I headed to the gym to teach my first class. I was a mix of emotions, upset & nervous about AJ, concerned I would mess up my choreography, nervous no one would show up for class, etc. I got there & set up my music & I got started teaching my class of 7 (average size for that time). Most of the faces were familiar, a few were new. I got a huge compliment during break, one of the new students said she was jealous of how I moved & asked how long I had been teaching. I looked at the clock & answered 30 minutes. It was a huge confidence boost. Of course, then two songs later I totally lost the beat, rhythm & moves for "Tambourine" & had to start it all over again. But other than that, I had just a few missteps and class went really well.
Thursday AJ's drop off was a mess & I was a few minutes late to the gym. I ran in & started teaching right away. That was a little nerve wracking, but as soon as I started the stress disappeared. That class went super well and again I got a few compliments on my style of instructing.
|After a great class on Thursday|
All in all, it was a good week and a great start to my new career. I'm proud of how well I did with less prep time than I would have liked. And I'm excited about where I'm going. I got my first CD/DVD from Zumba International and I'm excited to add in some of those songs to change up my playlist. If the knee cooperates, I'll be doing that tomorrow.