Wednesday, July 30, 2008





“Hi Annie, this is _________ from Curves. How are you?”

“I’m doing well, thanks. You?”

“I’m great. I wanted to tell you that I really enjoyed talking with you during the interview on Monday. I’d like to extend an invitation to you to join our team.”

That’s right folks; I got the job at Curves. I am sooooo excited.

For me, working as a circuit coach at Curves is such an awesome opportunity.

One of the best parts of owning my own business was working the conventions and talking to other moms. I loved encouraging them. Working at Curves will give me a new way to connect to other women. It’s an opportunity to see others improve themselves and I just love that.

I’m excited about the prospect of working out at a real gym. You see, there’s a little seed in my brain that’s been germinating. I want to run a 10K. I know what you’re thinking, “What about your hip?” Well, I’m hoping the doctor will address that issue on Monday. My plan is to deal with the hip issue, then to start training for a 5K. After I complete that and actually run it, then I want to tackle the 10K. Then who knows? Maybe a marathon!

For those of you who don’t know me, these are truly amazing ambitions. I’ve never been much of an athlete but this desire in me is growing. I want this. I want it because I’m forty. I want it because I never thought I could do it, but now I think maybe I can. I’ve lost 18 lbs so far (woot!) and the more I lose the more certain I am that I can accomplish anything!

Of course, bringing home a paycheck is nice too. Encouraging others, working towards a goal, and earning a wee bit o’ the green. It doesn’t get much better than that.

The only thing I’m worried about is the training. My old brain doesn’t work as well as it use to. I know there will be classes, tests, and homework. Yikes.

But I’m not letting that get me down.

I got the job!


Anonymous said...



KAT (AKA Biscuit Mama; AKA The Stalker)

The Sweet Family said...

Holla! I knew you would get it.

Congrats to you. I can't wait to hear how it all goes.


Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Yay, Annie! I'm so happy for you.

Congratulations on losing the 18 lbs. That's quite an accomplishment.

Susan :)

Roo said...

Congrats on the new job... CURVES is great. Good luck on the training for the 5k...

tootie said...

Congrats!! I know you're going to be able to inspire so many women through that position. What a great opportunity!!