Day #017 – Waffles, VIPKID Interview, and Fried Shrimp

I’m filming my VIPKID interview/demo class tonight.  I’m kinda lucky in that regard.  Tina had to do hers live at 5 a.m., but I have the option to record mine in their virtual classroom.  I’m doing that tonight around 11 p.m., after everyone else has gone to bed.  I’ve been practicing all day.  Fingers crossed!

Tina and I did StrongLifts, Workout B, today.  That one consists of squats, overhead press, and a deadlift.  Afterwards, I did my cardio incline HIIT workout on the treadmill to the PR episode “Fourth Down and Long.”


As I am typing these words, it is 11:25 PM and I just recorded my demo class.  I feel like I did pretty well.  This whole time, my fear was going too short.  I wanted to hit the seven minute mark, and I ended up going for seven.  I hope I did well!  Truth be told, I think I at least did well enough to move to the next stage of the process.  I’ll keep you updated!


I got an email this morning that I passed the interview!  Woo hoo!  I was given a few suggestions for how to improve, but my next step is to read the materials, pass a quiz, and then schedule my first mock class with a teacher mentor.  Woo hoo!

My parents came over to visit with us this morning, and they brought some popcorn shrimp for Long John Silver’s.  Henry ate one entire serving by himself and half of mine.  The kid is a great eater when it comes to fried shrimp.  (Not that I can blame him – that MSG-loaded stuff is awesome!)


Points (76/37) 76
2 Waffles (9) 67
⅛  c. of maple syrup (5) 62
3 slices of bacon (3) 59
V8 Energy Drink (3) 56
Baked potato with butter and sour cream (6) 50
Corn on the cob (4) 46
Bologna sandwich (8) 38
Cucumber (0) 38
Long John Silver’s shared serving of popcorn shrimp (5) 33
Triscuits (6) 27
Tuna salad (6) 21
GFS chicken and stuffing (8) 13
Nectarine (0) 13