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Company Girl Coffee: I joined a gym edition – Shawna R. B. Atteberry
Jan 292010

Hey Company Girls! Sorry I’ve missed the last couple of Fridays, but things are have been crazy busy. First I am making headway on The Career Women of the Bible Book Proposal! Which is really, really sweet. The sample chapters are coming along nicely, and I have a good feel for how many pages each chapter needs to be to do what I want to do. I’m very, very happy. I am also back to regularly posting blogs. My poor blog will no longer be neglected. A minimum of three posts will be published each week. I am happy to be making some headway on the writing front. Who knew doing what you love to do the most for a living could be so hard?

As the title say, I joined a gym this week. I decided that if I was ever going to slim my very ample backside down, I would need some motivation, and paying a gym membership is very motivating. (I hate wasting money.) And it’s so easy to get to: I go out the back door of our building across the alley, into the back door of the building behind us, and gym. So I can’t use getting there as an excuse not to go. They have a pool, and I love to swim. Plus they do not use chlorine! They use some sort of sea water filtration system to keep all the germy things at bay, so no toxic smells and red eyes. The jacuzzi is beautiful: it’s on different levels and has waterfalls. A beautiful place to relax after swimming a few laps. They also have yoga classes, and I am happy to report they are actual yoga classes and exercise classes disguised as yoga. After I finishing up blogging, I will be heading over to get my swim in.

I also got together with a friend and brainstormed some ways I could start making money and networking more to get my name out there. So that was good. Now I just need to work on my inferiority complex by taking really, small baby steps as I step out in the whole networking, getting my name out there. I will definitely be working with my stuff on this one. And I’m sure there will be a sorts of stuckification, but I will work with both and on both and make sure my first steps are really, really tiny, so I don’t freak myself out too much.

It’s been a good week, and for that I am grateful. Last week was really hard, and I am glad for a week to catch my breath and get on firm ground again. Now I need to wrap this up so I can go swimming! Don’t forget to see what the other Company Girls are up to!

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  14 Responses to “Company Girl Coffee: I joined a gym edition”

  1. I certainly know how hard it can be to take the step and put your name out there. Been there. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. Good for you for the chapters and joining the gym!! That would definitely be a good motivator once they’ve got your money. And so close too. No excuses! Baby steps is a good start.

  3. Your gym sounds wonderful!

    Small baby steps are great! They end up making some giant leaps!

  4. Look at you! You’re off to a great start! I am fairly new to the Company Girls so I don’t know that I’ve been to your blog before. Your book proposal sounds fascinating! I can’t wait to hear more about it.

  5. Good for you! I used to have a gym super close by as well, and like you the thought that I was paying for it really motivated me – I lost a ton of weight! Of course I gained it all back after I fell in love and moved away…I’ll blame my own ample backside on my husband! Though I know it’s aaaaallll mine. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Congratulations on taking your small steps. I would love to hear about the ideas you came up with, as my husband and I were just talking about ways to get ME out there! Maybe we can help each other through our issues as well! Just a thought…

  6. Mrs Jen B, the reason I joined the gym was because I fell in love and got married. That’s where I got my ample backside from too! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for stopping by everyone and the encouragement. I need to get by some company girl blogs myself.

  7. Thanks for the kind words. We are looking into care for him, but there’s a tangle of insurance paperwork to get through and from what my husband tells me, he needs to have power of attorney or guardianship to sign them (I think we need to speak with someone in-the-know on this issue). His dad’s just not in the right place right now to sign anything, be it insurance forms of power of attorney forms, but we’re trying hard to get through to him.

  8. The gym’s pool sounds fabulous! I hope you get lots of time there.

  9. Good for you on the gym! I need some motivation to exercise as well but a gym membership won’t work for me. Wishing I still had my treadmill but it died a few months ago. Ugh!

    Good job on the book, how exciting!

  10. I went to the Gaylord once and the pool was like that. Had not clue why there was no chlorine smell. Now, mystery solved. Good for you to join the gym. Who knows how many inspiring chapters for your book come to you while on the treadmill!

  11. Thanks for stopping by Star, Melissa, and Anna! Hope you all have a good week!

  12. Oooh, great news on the gym and the chapters. I think you’ve got a great book coming together and things will start falling into place. I kind of hate the whole “getting your name out there” game but I guess that is reality. Anyway, you have the Company Girls in your corner and we will help you however we can.

    Enjoy your swim!!

  13. Oh Rachel thank you so much! I really appreciate it.

  14. Your gym does sound fabulous! Way to go!
    Sounds like everything is coming together nicely with your book. That’s great.
    I can completely sympathize with getting your name out there…I’m working on networking as I build my new home-based business…so out of my comfort zone! I’m finding being in that place I’m learning lots about myself. It’s a good thing just not easy.
    Blessings to you as you get your name out there!

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