I just realized I didn’t inform you of my new full time job position! I started Monday at a title company. Unfortunately training full time is not enough income to support myself, especially now that my rent has been increased by moving out recently. But I am going to balance it as much as I can because it is my passion.
My new job is local and I no longer have to commute downtown, and I’m super excited about the free parking! It’s the little things. The best part though is I will be working with a very good friend of mine and I know another person in my training who will be on the same team as me with a lot of title experience. I’m learning that people bounce between the dozen or so title companies in Pittsburgh. It really is a small world! Training is a lot of information but I’m looking forward to getting on the floor next week. With that being said; my schedule for new-hire training is 9-5(30) – we’ve been getting out a little early the past couple days. I’ve tried to wake up early to do cardio, clients before work and maybe get a quick workout in then go to training, then come back and train a couple clients then get my workout in. Needless to say by yesterday I was exhausted. Not to mention my 7am cancelled, my 6pm would no return my call or texts to confirm (she’s 19, I know she received my texts.) So I went home after work to nap before my 7pm, who also cancelled! This is exactly why I can’t depend on training for a sole income, people are unreliable. So I texted my 8pm and she was so sweet and said we could reschedule so I could have the night off. I typed “oh no that’s okay!” and quickly deleted it. I appreciated that offer so much and took advantage of it because I truly needed it. Especially since Thursday morning calls for a 6am client, and a 6 & 7 pm clients. Thank goodness I’m off Friday and all weekend for the Arnold!
Taking advantage of my unexpected night off, I prepped my 2 carb meals and had enough time to try some new things. For veggies this week, I’m trying butternut squash which pairs perfectly with my sweet potato. I blended a cup of each together with a small banana, added cinnamon, vanilla, ginger and some baking soda to make 4 little cakes at 350 degrees for about 15-20 min. They needed oats or something… but turned out tasty non the less! Then I realized I basically made baby food! Haha. What an odd combination of foods… but don’t knock it until you try it! I only made that for 1 of the 2 meals, and kept the foods separate for my other meal. i don’t know if i will make that particular combination again, but it was nice to try something new for a change.
I was searching for the show I originally picked in Virginia, April 23rd and stumbled upon a show right in my hometown April 30th! What’s one more week of prep at this point. I’m going to enter that one instead and I feel so much better about it. It was meant to be. Stasi Longo is running it and I have heard nothing but good things about her. I contacted her and will be meeting with her next Saturday for a posing session. All the pieces are falling in place!
8 weeks out!