Remember a little over 7 months ago when I posted about my decision to go after a dream I had been thinking about? For the past 6 months my nose has been in personal training books. I spent countless hours studying.
I scheduled my test the week after the marathon, which was this past Saturday. I felt ready but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous. Tests always are nerve wracking! I went into the test with confidence. I’ve learned that thinking positive thoughts really helps! I answered all 150 questions in an hour and a half which left plenty of time to go back through the test. I had butterflies in my stomach once I hit submit.
I wanted to jump up from my seat cheering when I saw that beautiful 4-letter word pop up on the screen, pass. Since others were testing in the room I settled for a huge grin . I couldn’t wait to call my family to tell them. I worked so hard and it paid off! I’m now an ACE certified personal trainer!
Now I get to share my passion with others. I can’t wait to get into a gym and work with clients. Right now I’m just going to look for something part time. I’m excited to start this new chapter in my life and see where it takes me.
Now that training is done and I passed my test I’ll have more time to blog again. I’ve missed writing!
What are you excited about?
Remember that post I wrote back at the end of January about the next chapter in my life and finding my passion? So many of you left me positive words and one stood out to me the most-”Maybe this is your window being opened to do something completely huge and really exciting!” (thanks Meghan!). She was right, this was my time to start something new.
I thought about what I want to do and it was pretty easy to come to the decision.
I have decided to follow my heart and go after my personal training certificate.
I am beyond excited to get the ball rolling! Don’t get me wrong, I am very nervous too. I think it is only natural to be afraid of change. I am looking forward to passing this test and getting the opportunity to work with people who want to become healthier. I want to be that motivator that helps someone lose those last few pounds they couldn’t do alone. I want to help that person who wants to become stronger. I want to be the person who helps someone achieve their goal of finishing their first 5k. I want to be a person that makes a difference in someone else’s life.
My plan is to study for the next few months to make sure I have everything down. I have until September to test so there is no rush. The study materials are being sent to me now, but ACE sends you the first chapter online to get started. I am about halfway through the chapter one and have learned some new things already!
Looking back, I should have went into this field a long time ago. My sophomore year in high school we had career day. We had to put down three careers we were thinking about doing when we graduated. I thought I put down physical therapy but when I got my assignment to go to Bally Total Fitness I realized I must have put down personal trainer, oops! I was bummed at first but after I shadowed a trainer all day I actually enjoyed it! That just proves my belief that things happen for a reason!
So that is where I am at right now. This is such a huge step for me and I am ready to get after it! Let the studying being!
The other day I updated my slate roof tile/chalkboard to a new quote. I LOVE everything about this quote. Often our dreams get pushed aside. We get caught up in life right now and put our dreams on hold.
I have already chased down and fulfilled dreams I set up in my life. I graduated college, bought a beautiful house, married my best friend, became a coach of my old HS dance team, ran a marathon, & so much more.
Fulfilling dreams just means I get to make room for more!
One day I dream…
to own a cupcake shop
to be a fitness trainer
to be a mom
to visit Ireland
to run a sub-4 hour marathon.
If we don’t give ourselves dreams in life then we have nothing to strive for. I don’t know how long I will have to chase these dreams but I plan on giving it everything I’ve got.
What dreams do you have?