Hello fine friends!
Today marks the end of the work week and I really have to get my butt in gear. I realized this week that I am overwhelming myself with all of the MILLION projects I want to do at some point in life and combining that with a lack of patience is actually resulting in very little tangible work being done. I have been sitting down and making 23165441 lists of goals and then prioritizing them for the best return on investment right now.
At this moment I need to work on growing my client base for training now that I am certified. If any of you are in Chicago and need a trainer, PLEASE let me know! I also added a personal training page to this site. Working for myself requires that I start thinking outside the box in terms of marketing, so any and all ideas/suggestions are welcome. I need to focus most of my attention on that and then as work picks up I can start picking up some of my other goals. My brain makes me tired.
This weekend is pretty empty aside from shadowing a friend of mine who is also a personal trainer. I hope your plans are more exciting than mine. Speaking of excitement, lets’s check out my Five Things Friday!
1. Lemon Pistachio Donut at Stan’s Donuts
I wasn’t able to get a donut on National Donut Day and every day after that I kept thinking about one. The timing and location finally aligned this week and I grabbed my trusty lemon and pistachio donut from Stan’s. Perfect.
Neil actually came home with a coloring book the other day and we have been spending some time coloring together instead of mindlessly watching movies and not interacting. We still do a fair amount of that, but it’s been nice to spend some time together like this. Then we hang them on the fridge like proud parents of ourselves (?).
Neil’s cousin actually introduced these to me (thanks Konika!) and I reached out to try them since I liked that they had capitalized on the spiralizer craze and found a way to profit from it. I was sent two meals: Rutabaga Noodles with Roasted Mushroom Pistou and Carrot Noodles with Tangy Sriracha Peanut.
These were so good. Usually when I make veggie noodles with my spiralizer (affiliate) I just throw them in a salad and eat them cold. With these, I followed the directions on the back to create a warm, cooked meal.
It made the experience so much better because the noodles were almost pasta-like. The rutabaga meal also came with chicken so I didn’t have to worry about getting enough protein. My only suggestion would be to label the containers so you know which sauce is which. I was able to figure out the carrot meal, but just to make it easier a label would help.
This was REALLY good and ready really quickly. I threw it together for a lunch and felt like a king. For anyone interested in ordering some of these awesome meals, you can use the code erinsinsidejob on their site for 20% off!
4. The $100 Startup (affiliate) by Chris Guillebeau
I was recommended this book (affiliate link) by two people this week alone so I figured it was worth a shot. I am also in a Facebook group that now has a monthly book to read and this was chosen for the month of June. As I mentioned at the beginning, I am all over the place with ideas and books like these really give me hope that I can succeed and also calm me down a little bit to recognize the steps I need to take to get there. I am really enjoying it and will probably be done this weekend. Then I can take over the world.
5. Taking Classes at Sweat
As you know, I have been predominantly working out at Hardpressed this month since I bought an intro package that needed to be used in 30 days. Now that those 30 days are up, I have been getting back into taking the classes at Sweat instead of just teaching them. It was nice to wake up sore this morning and know that I pushed myself yesterday. I never sweat as much as when I work out there (guess the name was a good choice). I want to get back to Hardpressed, but I have to figure out how to fit it into my budget. Maybe I’ll just create an alter-ego that needs a new client package.
That’s it for my favorites this week. See you on Monday!
- What’s one of your favorite things this week?
- Are you doing anything exciting this weekend?
- When was the last time you colored?