This year has been a whirlwind for me and my family.
I went from teaching and training 6 hours a day 5 days a week, to scrubbing floors and showers to prepare our house for showings. Then came the decluttering, packing and finally the move. The new house brought about more scrubbing and cleaning and of course the unpacking and decorating. By the time the house was organized, school was close to letting out and once again my schedule was going to be flipped upside down.
Summer always brings about chaos and non-stop activity. Between the afternoons at the pool, the BBQs and vacations it’s next to impossible to stay on a schedule. I am the type of person who needs a schedule, without it I’m lazy and inefficient.
You know the saying, “If you need something done ask a busy person.” Well I’m that person. But when left to no schedule the laundry piles up and the gym shoes get looked over for flip flops.
I know – GASP – a trainer who takes 3 months off from hard core workouts. It’s unthinkable. In reality, I think it’s what makes me human and it’s what makes me the type of trainer that can understand my clients.
I know what it’s like to choose a BBQ and beers with friends over a 6 mile run.
I know what it’s like to choose an afternoon at the pool with my children over a group fitness class.
I know what it’s like to realize you’re totally ill prepared for a half marathon that’s in a month.
I have passion for fitness and for helping people achieve their goals. I didn’t realize how much I would truly miss teaching and training until it just became one of those things I ‘used’ to do.
So after dropping my two youngest off at school I ran to the gym and put in a solid 2 hour workout. I was drenched in sweat and boy did it feel good.
Like many of my previous clients I know what it’s like to get off track, to lose the progress you had worked so hard to attain. But I also know how good it feels to recommit. Tomorrow my sore muscles are going to be the best reminder me to keep at it.
So I’m starting over. What’s stopping you?