It’s a weird thing I do… over and over I forget to give myself credit when credit is due. When asked if I’m a Beachbody Coach I always lose my confidence and just end up saying “yeah”.
It’s silly. I know part of it comes from comparing myself to other coaches, which I should not do. It also comes from years of being looked at with the “YOU’RE a personal trainer?” look that I hate so much.
Yes, yes I AM a personal trainer and I’m a health coach, and certified group fitness instructor, too. My physical pain has kept me from the group fitness instructor roll that I so loved… but despite any physical issues, my heart and soul still yearns to help others be healthy.
You may look at me and think I’m not healthy. Yes, I am still overweight; however, I don’t weight 380 pounds anymore. I’m not at my goal weight, but I eat as healthy as I can, whole foods being my best friends. I eat very little processed things… if it comes from a can I don’t touch it. Boxes are my enemies too. I do some sort of physical activity every day. Most days that is a 90 minute session in the hot room, aka Bikram Yoga. I also do random 30 day challenges of push ups, sit ups, squats, tricep dips, etc.
Last week I started school again, learning an integrative approach to life and nutrition. I am already starting to apply some things to my life and can’t wait to share this new acquired knowledge with others. And, starting today, when you ask… YES, I am a BeachBody Coach and Health Coach and I can help YOU get healthy.
Above and beyond my nutritional knowledge, I have my personal experience of dealing with excruciating physical pain that makes getting up everyday a challenge. It makes everyday life a challenge. However, my experience has taught me that if I focus on my passions, my body will keep going no matter what it really wants to do. I could stay in bed all day everyday in pain… I choose to get up, take a shower and conquer everyday with a smile and the intention to live life to the fullest.
Starting today, I am going to work on being confident, but keep my humility intact. Starting today I am going to be proud of all I have accomplished and not compare myself to anyone but who I was yesterday. As long as today I am better than yesterday, I am making progress. And even slow progress, is progress.