I don’t know if I ever mentioned this before but I was in University working on my psychology degree before my car accident. I had just finished my last semester of my 3rd year. I planned to complete my 4th year and get my psyc degree then go on to get my masters in Social Work. The accident quickly changed all of that. I basically had to come to terms with the fact that I would never get to do anything in my life that would utilize my psychology education.
But now, for the first time since, I feel that my education will benefit me. I have been offered a position with beachbody to become a personal fitness and health coach!!!! I am beyond excited about this new venture. My training begins on Monday.
But so far I’ve been learning that there’s a lot of personal development involved in this coaching business and that my interactions will never be solely based on beachbody programs. Its like I’m training to be a coach to help people find out what they need to do to be happy again, feel good about themselves, and how to turn their lives around to be as healthy as they can be.
I have to say though that none of this would have happened if I hadn’t got a personal coach of my own a couple of months ago. And even though I’ve only just started digging into the paperwork and listening to podcasts from other coaches about their own experiences and really finding out what is involved in this, I feel excited! Scared shitless, oh yes. But I think it was meant to be for our paths to cross because she is helping me soooo much in ALL areas of my life. My confidence is improving since I met her, not to mention my health.
I have only lost 2 pounds this month and I find that very discouraging. But I feel stronger and much healthier despite that. Since the beginning of May I’ve lost a total of 20lbs. I’ve hoped for more. But I know that this 20lbs are gone for good. I won’t be gaining them back. Slow and steady is the way to go. “Turtle pace” as my best friend would call it.