There is nothing worse than being sick, but I've recently learned, there is nothing worse than being sick and being unable to teach YOUR class. Getting sick happens to everyone, no one can be mad when you're unable to teach, however the feeling of having to give up your class to another person because you are unable to do it is the worst feeling in the world. Everyone understands and no one is angry, but it feels as though you're throwing away a class you have worked so hard to build up. When you tell people the week before that you'll see them at class next week, you feel as though you're breaking their trust. It's scary, and you get nervous that they might not come back. It's this anxious feeling that comes over you. I hate not being in control of situations, especially ones with being sick or injured. I love teaching my classes, I work so hard every week on building them up, and having my riders trust me.
One thing I absolutely hate doing, but is absolutely necessary, is letting my body recover. I was told by the doctors I wasn't able to workout for the remainder of the time that I was on antibiotics. I immediately got extremely frustrated with them for delivering this news. How could they expect a fitness professional not to workout for TEN DAYS?! TEN DAYS. I knew that there could have been worse diagnosis and longer recovery periods, but it was still frustrating. However, I was just thankful I had the energy to even talk through the class, to go back to work, and to be able to teach off the bike.
When you get sick and are out of commission, this really makes you realize the importance of finding your happiness in the little things in life. When I think I'm "bored" during my extra time at work, it's really all my extra time to work on my website, blog, playlists, workouts, etc. When I was sitting at home on bedrest, I wasn't able to get done a lot of the things I needed to get done. I take the extra time I have at work for granted and I totally realized that when I didn't have it for a couple days. Now I'm working towards mini-goals of getting better, goals that will help me achieve the overall goal of being able to completely teach again.
I'm Carly Biron, a fitness and exercise enthusiast. This whole idea stemmed from me starting a job where I have a lot of extra time on my hands. I have been through a long journey of trying to break into the fitness industry, which is why I essentially created this page.