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A New Job!!!

Good Morning Y’All!  Sorry I have not posted in awhile.  Things got beyond busy with my son’s swimming and my own crazy schedule.  However, out of all of this I have some wonderful news!  I have a new job!!!  I will be back in the gym teaching again!

Here is the short version of how this all came to be.

After not being in a gym for 2 years I just about lost my mind.  I’m one of those crazy people who walk into a gym with a smile on their face and are ready to workout.  So, I joined the closest gym to us (over an hour drive one way) the day my son went back to school.  During my first week at the gym (YMCA) the fitness class director found out that I was a Spinning instructor and asked me if I could start teaching classes there.  Well, of course I started jumping up and down and saying yes!  Talk about a great week for me!

I will start teaching 3 cycling classes a week starting Oct 1st.  Tuesday and Thursday at 9:15am and a 30-minute express ride Fridays at 12:15pm.  I’ve already started putting together new ride profiles, so if you live in the Minot area head over for one of my classes!  I’m putting together a Pre-Halloween ride on the 30th of October.  There will be glow in the dark bracelets and necklaces, along with door prizes and other goodies!  I’m an absolute nut when it comes to Halloween!  I mean what more could you want from a holiday other than fun and goodies!?!

Keep checking back, because I will start posting my cycling profiles that I teach!


Pastries, Breads, Cookies…Oh My!!



I got the most wonderful news yesterday via Facebook…Minot, ND now has a Patisserie!  Sweet and Flour Patisserie just opened up 3 months ago, and I am beyond excited! 

While living in Florida our town had a wonderful bakery, Sunrise Bread Company.  I loved going there to get the most amazing breads and scones.  Since moving to ND I have had to bake everything myself (it can get time consuming), because I’m not in the mood to buy breads and other baked items full of corn syrup and other chemicals.  Not to mention I’ve gained a few pounds in my butt due to having to bake batches of scones and cookies instead of buying just one or two.  Seriously, I should just glue the buggers to my butt rather than eat them…they are just going to land there anyway.

Well, after reading about Sweet and Flour Patisserie on Facebook I decided I was going to head on down there after the gym today.  Sure enough there is a bakery in Minot, ND, and oh my gosh is it beyond good!!  There are scones, cookies, cupcakes, breads, baguettes, focaccia, pastries, and more.  They also have a wonderful lunch menu!  I was truly in heaven upon entering their shop.

As you can see from the picture above, some of the baked goods actually made the hour drive home!  I’m looking forward to slicing up some of the honey whole wheat bread to go with the crock pot potato soup I’m making for tonight (recipe for soup to come later).  The tomato focaccia will make for wonderful sandwiches.

If you live within driving distance of Minot, ND I highly suggest you head on down to Sweet and Flour Patisserie have lunch, and stock up on some wonderful baked goods.  You will not regret it.  This place has literally saved my butt (from growing and time spent baking), and I know they will save yours too!