Anyone visiting the site lately would see that I have been quite remiss at keeping you up to date on my struggles and accomplishments but this time, I have a really good reason.
I’M NOW A PERSONAL TRAINER!
For the past 9 months I have been balancing Teaching Full Time, Working at the gym as a club assistant part time, Interning as a personal trainer part time, studying for CPT certification, maintaining my marriage and fitness level, and trying to be an adult. Whew. That was a long sentence. It’s been an even longer 9 months.
Last week was my last week of teaching for the forseeable future. While I could turn this post into a long list of reasons of why I left teaching, that’s not what you’re here for. I am officially unemployed in education. That feels weird to say. I’ve been teaching for 10 years and this year, I finally made the switch. I’ve been considering becoming a personal trainer since first getting bit by the fitness bug in 2014. I used to think, “How cool would I be to be at the gym all day, working out and helping people…..but that would be way too hard and nearly impossible to do while teaching……”
Similar to my obesity, I found every excuse in the book not to switch careers or follow my dream. Here’s what’s REQUIRED to become a personal trainer:
- Get hired
Some gyms require a bachelors in Exercise Science but a lot don’t really care. I always made excuses of why I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t take time off teaching! (Turns out I didn’t have to) There’s no way I could balance all of that and not let my health slip! (Check! Done!) There’s no way I could ever leave teaching because I love it so much! (False. I didn’t have the confidence to believe I COULD do something else.)
It’s been my dream to be a personal trainer for years. This year I had the opportunity laid out before and every door opened through my journey. This was the year that I switched my life and changed all over again. People say “I could never do that” when I talk about three areas of my life: losing weight, moving across the country and now, changing careers. But the truth really is: if you want it bad enough, you’ll make it happen. Those three changes have completed changed my life and made me happier than I thought I could be. How cool is that?
So over this summer, look for lots of changes on the blog. I want to update the homepage, new photos, the works! I can also now (legally) give workout advice and routines with some confidence that I know what I’m talking about! What an exciting journey!
Summer Subjects to look forward to:
Least favorite/Most favorite exercises
What’s a Macro?
A runners body…..
LOTS OF NEW INFO!