Welcome back, it's been a while, I know. We all get busy & that's ok but I am back. And I gave the blog a fresh new look & an exciting new mantra. So, I am thrilled to share that I am in process of becoming a Personal Trainer. And this is how it happened.
My decision to become a personal trainer, didn't happen over night. It was a natural progression that began as a child. It grew out of deep desire to inspire others & enhance my own quality of life. That's the only way, I could teach other's how to do the same. It grew inside me as a child, who watched her parents support our family, while doing exactly what they loved, while inspiring me to not give up and keep looking for the same. So here's my story.
I was a dancer for more than 15 years but gave it up as I entered college because it was too demanding. At night I dreamed about being welcomed back into my studio with open arms but unfortunately that never happened. Fast forward to college, when I graduated in 2008, with a BBA in Hospitality Resort Management. However, I quickly discovered that the quality of life I wanted just wasn't there. I ended up working long hours, into the overnight shift & trying to take a day off was meet with constant interruptions from my cell phone, oftentimes at all hours of the day or night. I spent 17 years, taking care of other's in an environment that was unhealthy for me. But I knew it was time to walk away. Next, I decided that Sales & Catering would lend a better quality of live but again, the long hours dragged me down. Finally my love for nutrition & healthy cooking lead me to rejoin Pampered Chef this past year. It's a great way to channel my intense love for food but it still didn't satisfy my need to inspire & change lives. I kept praying & trying to figure out what I was in search of.
Meanwhile, I began my fitness journey in May 2014. It was a real shocker, as a former tap dancer that I found myself at 137lbs on a 5ft frame. But it can happen to anyone. I knew I had some work ahead of me but I was very determined. And 5 months later, I dropped 22lbs while gaining some bad-ass girl muscles. I essentially became my own personal trainer & I loved everything about it. It was fun trying to figure everything out on my own. Sure it wasn't easy but that's why I loved it. It didn't hit me immediately but I had I found success in working out & leading a healthier lifestyle. As a bonus, my confidence began to reappear and the person that I always wanted to be, slowly came out. Then in July 2015, post 2 miscarriages...I realized how much my body had been through. And I felt like I had lost almost everything I had worked for, for the last year & a half. But that wasn't true & I quickly realized that I was getting a second chance. I already knew how to get results so I got re-motivated and got back in the gym. And today I continue to prove to myself that hard work & determination are the keys to success!!!
When it finally hit me that my own fitness industry had completely changed me & it had brought out everything I had ever wanted. Additional, I had accomplished things I didn't think possible. I changed the way I looked, I was in charge of my own body composition. I showed up, I did the work & I was committed. It's not that hard. If I can do this, so can you. It brings out who we really are, it promotes self worth & I will guide you every step of the way. My PT certification should be complete by early 2016. And I am excited to get started in a brand new industry!! One that's rooted in supporting individuality & quality of life.
Let health & fitness WIN!!
Let health & fitness WIN!!