2017… Smh. Nope. Not my year. One disappointing thing after another, from January until December, always something negative slithering its way into my life. And it’s my own damn fault. I was in a funk in 2016, and let it suck me in and hold me down for the better part of another year… But I am not going to rant on about how much it sucked and how many times I cried and just felt defeated and lost that year… Nope. Instead I’m going to tell you what it did for me… Looking back at 2017, I can proudly say I have overcome my some pretty low points in my life. I am truly a woman of passion and dedication and I was putting my all into everything, wanting to see Hope everywhere, wanting so badly to have positive changes, wanting so badly to have 2017 be MY year that somewhere in the back of my mind I was also full of fear of the “what if’s” and this was holding me back and preventing me from having the year I wanted… I realized at some point around August that this was getting old, and I was getting tired of it. I looked for a job that made me happier, I dropped a bunch of bullshit and bullies out of my life. And just said EFF IT. I dived head first into life and said I’m going to do things different this time.
In September I took a new job and in December I got promoted to a manager position. I also decided to go back to school because I want to get back into things that bring up my self esteem, like self worth and value. Investing in yourself is never a bad place to start. I interviewed several colleges as to where I want to go for my masters, but in the meantime I decided I wanted to renew my personal training certification and get certified in sports nutrition. During these few months (September to December) I also got my CPR certification renewed, and I got an A in PT school so I am currently, actively certified again as both a personal trainer and a sports nutrition specialist. And that’s just part of it… I also got my fat ass back in shape! And I know, a lot of you are saying… “fat?… You were never fat”… And no, to an average person just passing me by maybe not, but for a Trainer and competitive athlete, YES, I was way off track and my heart was letting me know, because I was feeling winded and weak. I did 16 weeks of two back to back 8 week vigorous training programs and by December was finally starting to feel like myself so I continued to train my body and fuel it right… And it’s only gotten better. I hit new PRs like 2-3 times a week, and I am feeling stronger than ever!
Now don’t get me wrong… Between September and December negative things still happened in my life, but I had to recognize that sometimes these things are inevitable and out of my control. The key is that anytime negative or bad things happened I had to look beyond them and just keep my eye on the future I want for myself as I pushed forward.
So I guess what I am getting at here is that I am back… I’m not going to go 5 months without posting on my blog anymore or put my passion for health and fitness on hold. This is a big part of who I am and its one of my favorite things to share with the world. Educating people on how to live a healthier lifestyle without having to completely give up the things they enjoy (and for each person those things are different). Finding balance between work and personal life and your health and fitness goals to make sure you can attain them (which means setting realistic goals for yourself). I’d like to end this post with a powerful quote:
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal; It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill.
Thank you guys for taking time to read my blog! I look forward to sharing more soon! P.S. Check out my newest Instagram- RPTrainer425. Facebook page should be back up soon. I will keep you posted.