In October of 2014 I had taken a leap of faith by applying to the 10 week training for Shape Up NYC. I was blessed to be accepted in the program and it went very well, but here came the real test - on January 8, 2015 I started my 6 months internship which was part of the training.
I was going to start teaching fitness classes and put my acquired knowledge to work. I have moved to the front of the class when at one point of my life I only knew the back of the room. I use to take all my classes in the back for fear of being judged because of my size.
I am not going to lie - even though it felt right, it did not come easy. It was nerve wracking to say the least. I had these people staring at me for guidance and leadership and there is no time for hesitation, you must perform and teach to the best of your abilities. Just like everything else, the more you do it, the better you get and that it did. I became more comfortable and with that came my so much needed confident. I was able to finish my 6 months internship and got my certificate of completion from Shape Up NYC.
This year I was also able to get my Senior Fitness Certification, my Pound™ Pro Certification, and my Personal Nutrition, Sports Nutrition & Child Nutrition Diplomas from the Shaw Academy for Nutrition. Yay!!!! I do feel very accomplished, but there is so much more I wan to do.
The fact that I am an instructor really blows my mind especially teaching at the same place where I felt so vulnerable, the place where the walls were witness of my hard work, my sweat, and my tears.
Today I am able to stand facing those same walls, looking back and seeing how far I have traveled, and letting the same walls witness how I pay it forward.
I don't know what I will accomplish in 2016, but I am sure looking forward to see. I have plenty of goals, but I take one goal at a time, and I move at my own pace.
I am NOT here to compete with no one, and I don't compare myself with no one. I compete with myself, and I try to be better than the person I was the day before.
Happy New Year 2016 Everyone!!!!
Start working towards your goal(s)--
2016 won't change anything unless you do.