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Sidebar: Buti Yoga

I got certified in Buti Yoga in January 2017 and I went to advanced training in January of this year. The first training was a lot of fun, I rank it the highest of twenty group fitness trainings that I’ve attended. Advanced training was different. I was pretty much a basket-case the entire first day after looking at myself in the mirror for hours throughout the training. The second day was really strange as Bizzie, the lead trainer and founder of Buti, came late and left early, rather abruptly I might add. I’ve been trying to figure out whether or not I wanted to still teach Buti. I certainly didn’t feel any more or less inspired after my two day advanced training. In fact, I kind of regret doing the training at all. That’s $500 I could’ve spent on a far more helpful training. And yesterday, Bizzie put up a strange post in our instructor group.  Turns out several master trainers, including the one who trained me, have left Buti. Two of them have started their own certifications and one in particular has several former Buti trainers working for her. I was shocked. Granted, I’ve been totally out of the loop. I was quite surprised when I showed up at advanced training and there was a guy there. Apparently, guys are allowed to Buti now.

I finished my 300 hour teacher training last month and I’ve been diving further into yoga, real Yoga-Bhagavad Gita, Sutras, etc. I’m not sure where Buti fits into all of this. I’m not going to make a rash decision but I am spending $20/month (240/year) to stay certified in a format I’m not teaching and I have no idea if and when I’ll be able to teach it again. I’ve seen lots of lead trainers leave fitness formats and go out and do their own thing. Not one time can I recall any drama that resulted in Instagram stories and posts and Facebook Live videos. I gotta be honest. It doesn’t sit well with me.

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A Freakin’ Hiatus

So I’ve been seriously MIA. Big life changes have happened. Seven weeks ago I gave birth to a little girl. I’m living in a whole new world. I came off birth control in February of last year in hopes it would help me lose weight. It didn’t. A few months later, I was surprisingly pregnant. I weighed in at 195 lbs at my eight week appointment, I was mortified. My final weight in my last week of pregnancy was 212 lbs so I kept my pregnancy weight gain at a minimum. Last week at my six week checkup I was 197 lbs ☹️ I need to lose 30 lbs just to get to something reasonable. I’d like to do some fasting but I’m breastfeeding and struggling to make milk as it is, I’m sure fasting won’t help. I went to an Ayurvedic astrology consultation when I was eight months pregnant and I was told I was a Vata-Kapha. Vata Kapha certainly makes more sense than the Vata Pitta I had been typed as before. So, two Ayurvedic consults, two times being typed as a Vata. Apparently, I’m just a rare overweight Vata.

So how to get back into shape…I want to get back into kettlebells. My workout space has become storage for all my yoga props (100 blankets, 90 blocks, 20 meditation cushions, 20 yoga wheels), so I don’t know where I’ll workout, not to mention I can’t get my daughter to sleep on her own long enough for me to get a workout in. I’m also contemplating getting a kettlebell certification. There’s an RKC training about three hours away in November, that would give me six good months to train. RKC certification is only $899 now that it’s gone down to two days instead of three days. But will I use it? It too much money if I don’t use it, but I do love kettlebells. Gotta mane a decision by the early bird deadline May 18. I’ve already got at least three yoga trainings this year so I can finish up my 500 hour certificate. I’m also considering getting my Pilates mat certification. I taught Pilates as a course at University in the fall with zero training. I thought the class was going to get canceled due to not enough registrants but I was wrong and was totally unprepared. I’m slated to teach again in the fall but again I don’t know if the class will make. I’m teaching warm Pilates this summer for another instructor on hiatus but by the time I could get my mat certification, the teacher would be back. I don’t love Pilates so would it be $450 well spent? Decisions, decisions.

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Digging myself deeper and deeper

I put up some Shakeology packets for sale on ebay again, but I was too lazy to take a picture of my box so I used a shakeology pic off the internet. My auctions were at $45 and $31 when Beachbody took down my auctions. One had less than 23 hours remaining. I was pretty mad. I took a picture of my box and promptly put them back up and since I was mad, I put up a third listing. thi s morning I find an email rom the “Compliance” Department stating I was violating my coach areement by selling products on ebay. and if I continued my coach account would be suspended if I continued and they carbon copied my coach. Well now, I”m pissed. Suspend my account. That would save me $150/month. I can buy any workout I want at the coach price off Amazon anyway. Good luck policing that Beachbody. I am too broke to care. I need the money. I cancelled my autoship with Beyond Organic. Network marketing companies are just money pits.

In other news, I didn’t show up for my Piloxing class this morning. I woke up late and since I haven’t had a soul ever in eight weeks, I figured why bother. So I didn’t. Pretty unclassy, I know, but I am getting pretty frustrated with the attendance at the studio. Including my Zumba Toning class. Breaking even just isn’t going to get it much longer, I need to start turning a profit or I am going to let it go. Getting all of these certifications isn’t looking like such a bright idea right now.

On the bright side, I may be able to graduate a year earlier. A class opened up this summer that allows me to take the senior sequence in the fall. I am crossing my fingers that all falls right in the spring. I go back and forth about the wisdom in going back to school with it crippling me financially. But I am reasonably confident, I made the right decision. I will know in a couple of years…

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