I like to think that I have a lot of interests. From the time I was young I loved to read and write. I created stories about young pre-teen detectives and named them after my friends (where were in search of a stolen jewel and my good friend was the illustrator if you were wondering.) I also loved arts and crafts, drawing and painting. As I got a little older, and arguably less creative, I instead fell in love with dance and movies but continued to read feverishly and write when inspiration struck. I'm pleased to say that many of these interests are still with me today.
But I also have a new interest: Health and Wellness (as a healthy living blogger it kind of comes with the territory right?) I love to talk, read and to some extent write about nutrition, fitness, running and women's health. I could literally sit and chat about these topics for hours on end, and do sometimes, whether the listener is truly engaged or not. There is just something about this topic that I simply can't get enough of. I'm passionately addicted!
Which leads me to my announcement. After serious contemplation for the last 6 months I have decided to get certified as a Fitness Instructor Specialist, with the potential to followup that training and become a Certified Personal Trainer as well as a Nutrition and Wellness Specialist. Look at me go huh?!
My reasoning is this; I love fitness and I love helping other people. When people come to me for assistance or advice I beam from the inside with pride and I truly look at it as an honor to be trusted by that person. I believe that combining the two would give me a sense of accomplishment that I have yet to see in my career. Its also one that I long for...desperately.
I'm not sure if the plan at this point would be to try to make a full time career out of it or not but I think it would be a highly enjoyable way to earn extra money, keep active and meet new people. I have a lot more ideas floating around in my head but for now I need to take the first step and actually enrol.
Depending on my schedule the plan is to register for the class in the next three months. I have already spoken to the coordinator of the gym at my office and he indicated that I could teach classes there in order to gain experience and prepare for my practical exam. In fact, to get a little taste of it I will be leading the group Tabata class on Thursday. How fun is that?!
And I mean c'mon, this is the face of someone you'd trust to help get you in shape and guide you towards a healthier life right????
Total professional if you ask me!
So tell me, anything exciting you want to announce today?