Yep, I failed PE in high school. People always ask me, “How do you fail PE?” – by not giving a shit and not showing up to class. It is pretty damn easy. I moved recently and found my high school year books. While looking through my senior year book I found something that made me laugh. My PE teacher signed my book and wrote something about he wished I would have shown up to class more and to watch my mouth ( I guess I’ve had a bad mouth for a while). Now, the fact that I skipped PE all the time and cussed too much isn’t funny, what I think is funny (ironic?) is that for the past 5 months I have been studying to become a personal trainer. Today I passed my exam and am now certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine! I am super proud of myself! I wonder what my PE teacher would think of me now 🙂
I texted my friends about passing my test today and my favoritest friend in the whole universe was super excited for me and wants me to train her. Unfortunately, we live about an hour away but I am going to put together a plan for her and we will
try to see each other once a month so I can see her progress. My first client!
I got all excited cats about passing my exam today that I happened into a Barnes & Noble ❤️ and purchased this book. On sale…why not? And my core is such a problem area for me!
Speaking of problem areas, I have to admit, when I passed the test I got nervous. Nervous because I am still not as fit as I want to be. I have fat on my hips and stomach that I want gone. I don’t have as much muscle definition in my arms as I’d like…the list goes on. I thought to myself, “Why would anyone want me to train them?” I’ve seen other trainers. Muscular, strong, they seem to have much more self-control with their diet than I do…that list goes on too. I started to feel sad. Why do I do this to myself? Then I thought, I care about fitness & people. Since 2011 I have trained myself to become a runner. I have a sub 2 hour half marathon PR, I beat my marathon PR by 1 hour and 25 minutes, I’ve lost 20 lbs, gained muscle & strength…I’ve done a lot. And I’ve done most of it on my own. I cancelled my gym membership last year & bought equipment to workout at home or parks around the city. I’m dedicated. I love fitness and I am super looking forward to helping others get fit. I think that is why someone would want me to train them.
A few other purchases I’ve made recently. I have some reading to catch up on since I’m done studying.
Don’t forget! Every Wednesday meet us at the McKinley Park Library. 6:30 am – be there or be square, and lazy!