Hey y’all! Happy Hump Day!! Two more days and the weekend will be here! Woot Woot! 😉 haha So, today I’d like to share with you a side of me that maybe you may not know a whole lot about. In college I studied Kinesiology which is a big fancy science word for the study of human movement. I received my Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Kinesiology. While in college, I was an Athletic Trainer. I thought that’s what I wanted to be when I grew up. I worked with football, swimming and diving and ballet. I worked various other sports when they needed extra help, but those were my main areas. To make a long story short, I made a switch during college in the focus of my major. I still graduated with a Kines degree, but my focus was a little more business oriented. I also chose to start my Personal Training career. I obtained my very first Personal Training certification in 2001 from the International Sport Sciences Association. In 2004, I obtained a second certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. I have maintained my certifications ever since semi-retiring the Personal Training hat back in 2009. Health and fitness is very much a part of me and has been since I was 14 years old when I took my very first weight training class. (I learned how to properly lift weights for my age group.)
It is something I am truly passionate about and I still have that passion laying deep inside me. While working in Dallas at a prestigious fitness facility where only degreed and nationally certified personal trainers were even allowed to be considered to work under the brand, I created and managed a very successful Weight Management Program. To this day, it still exists, even though I no longer work there.
About a month ago, I started taking a yoga class in my home town on the weekends. I’ve really enjoyed the classes and the instructor. One day after class, I mentioned my background to her and after an hour conversation, she was interested in me helping her. Right now I’m not at a point where I can completely jump in with both feet to help her 100% hands-on. But I can coach her. I can provide guidance to her.
So, this long story leads me to this: I’ve attempted to bring the health/fitness aspect to my blog before but I tried to do too much. Here’s the deal: when I give advice, I’m telling you what has been proven to work. I’m not going to blow smoke up your rear and say getting to your goals is easy. It’s not easy. It’s truly hard work. But it’s DOABLE. And I have faith in every single one of you that wants or needs help.
I have created a 12-week coaching program and plan on working out a way to provide this virtually at some point in the future (should people be interested).
What I would like to provide every now and again, are some tips. You may not like my tips. You may be overwhelmed by my tips. But let me say, what I tell you will work. And when you are ready to make a change, you will see results. No diets here. This is old-fashion exercise and eating healthy and clean.
Everything you do in life needs to be done in a mindful way. What you eat…be mindful. What you do…be mindful. The more mindful you are, the faster you will be able to make the changes necessary in order to get yourself to your goals. If you can move through life being a little bit more mindful every single day, you will be better off. I promise.
You will never hear from me, do not eat this. Do not eat that. I will say well, why don’t you try this instead. Or just don’t eat the whole cake. A slice is okay. Etc.
Again, I’m not going to blow smoke. I will be honest. And sometimes people aren’t ready for honesty. Especially when it comes to health and fitness. And that’s okay. But when you can wrap your mind around what your goals are, honesty is the only way. Remember: be mindful.
So, be on the lookout for more of these types of posts. Get excited. It’s time to make a change. 🙂
Are you ready??