Well, I survived. After a 3:30am wakeup call…and a 5 hour drive complete with STAND STILL TRAFFIC….we barely made it for the APEX Convention/AFAA Training!
I started out the day last night by mixing up a smoothie:
This baby had:
- 1 Cup Frozen Strawberries
- 4 TBSP Oikos Plain Yogurt
- 2 TBSP Flax Seed
- 1 Cup Lite Organic Apple Juice
- 1/2 Banana
- 2 tsp Natural Peach Jam
Blended it, and tucked it away in the fridge for the night!
I also packed my stash of snacks. It’s enough to feed an African Elephant….or a hungry blog boy:
We left around 4:00am and started our trek! There was so much more snow the further we got!
We studied all the way up to North Carolina, with the intermittent laughing and study breaks. There also may have been some caffeinated beverages involved. I now have Vickie hooked on Luna bars!!!
My breakfast consisted of my smoothie from the night before, and my second favorite Luna bar in the world!!! (prize for those who can guess my first.)
Yum! Perfect breakfast on the go!
After studying like mad people, we finally arrived to the convention! This gym/facility was super nice…
The day was going to be long, but was split up into sections to help it not seem like one big study session. We went over the “practicals” first, or when we would actually be performing a mini-routine to be observed. We then took a lunch break in the CUTEST town ever. It was like a little mini village…
Decided on a little sandwich shop….
See the little “and bakery” thrown in there?!?! Boy did they mean it. Look at this:
Oh Em Gee.
Luckily I was able to distract myself long enough to see the lunch special menu. This boy loves a bargain…
Friday was wrap day, so I obliged and ordered the veggie wrap…
The soft cheese on this baby (white schtuff.) was ahhh-mazing. Ate both slices, sans the pretzels. Wasn’t really feeling them today! Continued studying at lunch… (dedication, people!!!)
We headed back to the convention, where I grabbed part two of my lunch! 🙂
Love me some Z-Kids….it’s a glorified Chocolate Chip cookie, after all. 😉
We finished up studying, and then our group was split in half. The first batch of us took the written exam…while the other group went to do their observed practical. Space was cramped in this place!
We took the written test, and I have to say…it wasn’t as horrific as I had pictured in my mind. Still alot of Kinesiology and Muscle Groups that I wasn’t too sure of, but I think I did allright! 🙂 I will reserve a final judgement call on that as I wait the *8* weeks it takes to get the scores back! (Dear sweet Lord.)
Headed downstairs to perform my practical, and made Mandi document for the blog world! I was pumped and ready to demonstrate some killer squats!
Lucky 32, right?!?! Did my practical and felt fine with it! I think all three of us (Mandi, Vickie, and I) had an advantage over most because we had taught before. Some people were extreeeeemely nervous and jumpy, and I felt terrible for them! Everyone did great though!
We finished up finally, and headed back to the car where I rewarded myself with a little treat:
Gotta love these mini Lunas! 🙂
We are finally making our way to the hotel…we are going to RELAX and then head out for dinner. Stay tuned for updates!!!
Been a day so far, have a great Friday night bloggies!!!