Hello my awesome readers! I have been MIA lately on my blog post and I promise that will be changing! I wanted to update you all on where I am at now in my life and career and fill you in on all of the fun new goals and projects I have been working on. One of my biggest goals I have been working on is FINISHING WHAT I STARTED. This has always been a huge issue for me and its something I will be working hard on. I am starting here, with my blog.
I have been reading an awesome personal development book called “I am that girl” by Alexis Jones and it talks about what your passion is. This book got my brain thinking and wondering if I was following the right path. Is fitness really my true passion? Or is there something im missing and there’s an even bigger passion waiting for me to discover it? As I was talking to one of my instagram fitfam girls, it made me realize that fitness is my passion and has always been my passion. I was destined to be apart of the fitness industry. Its my calling. I can remember years before i even ever did my first workout, I would dream about being a personal trainer and a nutritionist. Who does that? An overweight girl who never worked out, ate junk and lived on mountain dew was dreaming about working in the fitness and health industry? ITS CRAZY. However I strongly believe that it has always been my destiny and it was just waiting for me to get my butt off the couch, pour the mountain dew down the drain and get working!
With that said, let me re-introduce myself. This is me. I am the plus size coach who is a NASM certified personal trainer who specializes in weight loss and fitness nutrition. I am not ashamed to be a plus size trainer in an industry of extremely fit people. My journey, all the ups and downs of weight loss only helps me help my clients more. I am great at what I do because I GET IT. I understand what its like to fall off the wagon, i understand what its like to eat way too many calories and struggle to get ahold of my daily diet intake. I know the struggles of passing up yummy cookies and other treats. I’m here going through it myself, i know what ive learned through textbooks and my own experience to help my clients go through it as well. We go through it and grow TOGETHER. I will never be ashamed for making my PASSION my dream career even if I am not the perfect stereotype of a personal trainer.
The past few weeks there has been a FIRE ignited inside of my soul that has helped me see and understand just how big my passion for fitness is. With this fire ignited inside, it has pushed me to take my career on full force and make this baby GROW. I need to be successful in this business, I need to make this my full-time career and stop procrastinating on my DREAMS. My brain is like a rave party right now, it is going WILD with ideas and projects and goals to get this boat sailing. I invest so much of my time, love and energy into fitness and my clients and I need others to see this so they can trust that I will get them to their goals. I have been too inconsistent, I have been slacking and have procrastinated A LOT in the past year and that’s about to change! This past week i have started to set my goals for the new year coming and with these goals i hope to see my business SKY ROCKET. Actually scratch that, I WILL see my business SKY ROCKET.
As promised in yesterdays blog, here are some goals and projects I have set up for the new 2018! As a reminder, this is what I have SO FAR. There will be plenty more added as the weeks pass on by 🙂
MY GOALS & PROJECTS FOR 2018:
** Start and complete the 2018 Gold challenge – With this challenge I will be running 1,000 miles in 1 year. This is going to be an extremely challenging goal as 1,000 miles is A LOT. roughly 2.7 miles a day needs to be completed in order to reach this goal. Its going to be no easy task. I got into running about 2 years ago and I LOVED it. Theres this feeling of freedom that comes with running, it completely clears your mind – the runners high is REAL. I’ve experienced it and you should too! I don’t know about you, but i could use a nice clear mind 🙂 Also lets not forget, I LOVE challenge groups so of course I put together a challenge group of other people who will be completing this challenge with me. It’s completely free, can be done anywhere, and the support group is online so if you’re interested in joining, we would love to have you join! Comment below or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
** Start and complete the 80 day obsession program. This program starts January 15th and runs for 80 days. This program was made by the awesome trainer, Autumn Calabrese. This program is also going to be tough and challenging but i am extremely excited for it! With me spending a lot of time working on growing my business over the next few months, this program is going to take the stress away from having to worry about creating my own workouts so i can focus more on the upcoming projects, classes and training my clients. All I have to do is click my beach body on demand app and press play. Easy peasy 🙂
** Blog two times a week. This goal I am actually starting NOW. I have been slacking on my blogs and havent been putting in the full effort that i originally wanted to when I created this blog so expect awesome content coming from me at least two times a week! And hey would ya look at that, I just nailed my 2 posts a week goal for this week 🙂 In all honesty, I feel I have so many quality things to say and share and I need to get them written down. If no one reads them besides the people i send it to and force them to read, then its unfortunate but at least I know i tried to fill you all with my awesome knowledge!
**Journal every night. This is another goal I am starting NOW. Every night as I lay in bed trying to fall asleep, its difficult for me to get my brain to shut off. It’s constantly running wild with things i want to change, things i did in the day that i could have done better, things i want to write in my blog, and projects i want to start. When I wake up I tend to forget everything that i thought about while going to sleep and some of it is really great stuff and some of it is things i really need to work on and do better with so if I journal at night and reread it in the morning, I should have better luck with improving myself and remembering those awesome projects and post.
** New project – Healthy kids on the block. This project is very close to my heart, its something ive wanted to do for a while and I am finally starting to put the work to get this baby up and going in the next few months. Childhood obesity is on the rise, the numbers are growing bigger and bigger every day. Kids everywhere are struggling with their weight and with being positive about their image. This project will show children how to be physically active while HAVING FUN, they will learn about nutrition and the importance on choosing the right foods and they will learn to love their bodies and avoid being impacted by the outside world and media. Theres going to be a lot of work to get this going but its something that we DESPERATELY need. I am starting to see body image issues in my oldest son and he is my inspiration to make this project happen!!
** I have a few new classes being planned out to start this spring! I of course will be bringing back the all time favorite, EXTREME TIRE FIT, and cardio kickboxing. I will also be adding a new class, Beauty AND a beast! This new class will be for all of you ladies wanting to tone up, add some muscle and be STRONG. We will be taking it back to prison style workouts where we will be doing body weight resistance training mixed with some cardio. Its going to be fun so make sure to watch for class schedules in the spring!
So that’s where I am at in my life right now with my fitness career. I have a ton of exciting things happening in the next few months and will surely be BUSY as I tackle growing this business, spending every second i can with my children and fiance and our crazy animals and work on my own fitness and health. As always, I appreciate all of my readers and i hope you enjoyed reading this blog! Please leave a comment below with some of YOUR goals and projects you will be working on in the new year and also if there’s any topics or content that you would like to see more of, let me know! I am always looking for motivation for my next blog!
Bethany, The plus size coach