"If I could do anything, what would that be?"
"If money was no object, what would I want to do? How would I fill my time?"
"What is my dream job? That place where my passions and pursuits come together and fulfill what I believe I'm meant to do?"
Have you ever asked yourself those questions? I have! Ever since I sat down in my college adviser's chair where he asked, "So what do you want to do?" I've been trying to figure it out. Life doesn't always go the way we plan and sometimes dreams get pushed aside. At the beginning of this year, I began researching online personal training / nutrition certifications knowing that I would like to set myself up to do some type of coaching. I really wanted to help the people around me get healthy. Friends, family, co-workers. I've had various people over the years approach me wanting help with a workout or eating plan but with my personal training certification long expired and little time outside of work and being a mom, I never could quite figure out the HOW. I needed structure and an avenue to do the work I was longing to do.
I had joined a couple of businesses over the years for one reason or another - products, opportunity, etc. but they never felt completely right. It just wasn't a fit and I dreaded the "work" it would take to be successful. I've always felt the need to be 100% behind whatever I'm doing. That's just who I am. I can only fake it for so long before it's evident that my heart just isn't in it. I knew that if I ever found something I believed in wholeheartedly and that fit what I was trying to do all this time on my own - sparks would fly!
Timing is everything, they say. I accepted a new position at my current company back in March only to find out mid-transition that I was pregnant. woo hoo! Needless to say, plans changed and I began thinking about what the next few months and years might look like. I was introduced to an amazing mom who was doing this "coaching thing" from home and was actually after about seven months, quitting her full-time teaching job to stay home with her kids and help others get fit and healthy. I learned more about what she did and got really excited!
You mean I can do what I love - what I'm already doing - working out, eating right, and showing others how to do the same - and make money at the same time?
Sign me up! I have always had a desire to make a difference in the lives of those around me. Since college, I've had a passion for healthy living and after going through numerous health challenges of my own, am even more on fire to show those around me that getting and staying in shape can be fun! It can be rewarding and there are a multitude of reasons to make your health a priority. It's not about looking a certain way. It's about true health - from the inside out - that makes you a better wife, mom, co-worker and friend. With energy and vitality to spare!
I hope to have support on this journey but don't worry. I promise not to blow up your news feed with annoying ads or sales pitches. :-) Seriously. Nobody wants that. Instead, I want to share what's working for me, what some of the new tools are that I've been introduced to that are making a difference in my life and helping me to be the best version of myself I can possibly be.
My goal is to help YOU become the best version of yourself and live the full and healthy life you were designed to.
If you'd like more information NOW - check out my website here. I've added a "Coaching" tab at the top of my blog for quick access as well. You can also follow me on Instagram @ iveyleaguefit
More to come...and thanks for reading!