So I thought to myself, Oh, what the heck. It's not like my subbies don't know that I have acne. Let's bust out my DSLR.
I've kept relatively quiet about my weight journey, but after making this video, I plan on making a more in-depth video about it on my side channel, since most of it has very little to do with music. ;) I wouldn't say that my weight journey has been a struggle, but it's been more of an issue that I've been wrestling with quietly in the back burner of my brain. Cassey from Blogilates really helped reshape and reframe a lot of my misconceptions about working out and "getting a beach bod". She places the emphasis on being healthier, getting stronger, and feeling the energy and drive you get from working out, rather than on simply looking good. She always reiterates that healthy looks different on everyone, so it's unfair to compare your body to someone else's. A lot of the way she coaches reminds me of how I coach my own students through new skills and techniques on the flute, which made it easier for me to focus and get through her workouts. :)
If you haven't already, I hope you start taking care of your body today! It really is worth it, and your body and music will thank you for it!