First let’s talk about this certification!
The last post I wrote, I talked with all of you about how much my health has improved since working here at Miracles Rehabilitation-Health & Fitness. I want to share that feel-good feeling with all of you. So I took a course in personal training. I have taken a great deal away from the course and am super motivated to continue my health and fitness journey. For two weeks I worked with the trainers at the Miracles Fitness in West Lafayette to apply the knowledge gained from my course to working with you all in our facility. I am ridiculously excited about the up-and-coming small group training I will be doing—STAY TUNED!
My goal as a trainer in this facility is to provide you with sound health and fitness advice and to motivate you to make time in your schedule for fitness. I know it’s difficult, and I am sure many of you struggle with this frequently but it is so so important for you to get in that exercise. Bear with me though… I don’t know everything. If you have a question I can’t answer, I will do my best to research or refer you to someone more knowledgeable.
My goal for myself is to lead by example. I know I am not the most fit individual, and that I don’t necessarily make the healthiest choices when it comes to food, but I believe that health and fitness is a process. I would like for all of you to see that too! It takes hard work and dedication. You have to want it for yourself. I can’t begin to tell you how much my lifestyle choices have improved from this time last year.
We went on vacation to Fort Myers Beach mid-January. As someone who has always used vacation to relax and pig out, this vacation was especially motivating to me. I had been making positive choices in the health and fitness department for months now, and I saw this as a true test to my dedication. I made sure to pack workout clothes with the intention of at least getting out and walking every morning. I succeeded. Each morning I woke up before anyone else and hit the pavement (or the beach). I would wake up just a little bit before sunrise, and one of my favorite parts of that vacation were the jogs and watching the sunrise on my way back. There was a morning or two I walked for most of the trip, really trying to take in the scenery, but I was up each morning getting my fit on! And it felt good!
I think my biggest struggle in the past, and sometimes now, is the motivation to get started with the workout. Once I have started, I normally don’t have a problem continuing, and I ALWAYS feel good afterward. So why is it so hard to start? Because it is work. There is no magic pill to help you improve your health, you have to make the conscious decision to do that each and every day. Does it get easier with time? Sure. It’s all about routine, and making health and fitness part of it : )