Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Pursuing My Dreams

“ Find a job you love doing and you’ll never work a day in your life”


I am not exactly sure who to attribute the above quote too. My father has said it to me, my high school guidance counselor told it to me, and I heard it from numerous college professors.  And thankfully, I have been blessed to find a job that I truly love to do – one where I look forward to getting up each morning and going into my office.

But there is something else that I am passionate about, something that I also love, and something that I long to turn into more than a hobby. 

What’s that passion?

Fitness, of course. More specifically, helping other develop of love and appreciation of fitness.  Right now, I lead an informal aerobics class at my local church, and am creating various training plans for co-workers and friends.  Each time, I help someone, they remark that I should be working in fitness.

So, why aren’t I?

First, I love my day job (healthcare executive) and have no desire to leave it behind. Second, I need to be certified to either offer personal training services or teach group exercises classes at my local gym. 

Why not get certified?

Two big reasons have kept me from pursuing my certifications.  Obviously cost is a huge factor.  The prices I have seen have both certifications costing me between 1500 to 2500 dollars.  But the more pressing reason has been my own fear of inadequacy.   I am no Jillian Michaels, heck, I am not even the fittest person at my gym.  So I kept telling myself that I should not pursue it.

Enough is enough. I AM ENOUGH!

I have been leading a group of ladies twice a week for over a year – and they have collectively lost 75 pounds (there is only 3 of them). I have friends who consistently ask for my helping, thereby validating that I am knowledgeable and seen as a trusted source.

So here it is blog world, I am going to get certified as a personal trainer and a group exercise instructor.  Yes, there are a few details to workout (i.e. choosing certifying bodies, dates of testing, etc.  But I am really going to do this!


  1. oh my goodness! congrats xoxo

    1. Thanks Meg! I am so excited about this new adventure!