Should I Become a Personal Trainer?????
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
I've been bouncing this idea around for awhile now, so I thought I would put it down on "paper". I'm currently very unhappy with my work. I own my own business producing bridal shows, but it is just not me. I've been really struggling with finding what is right for me. I love owning my own business and being my own boss ... the greatest thing ever!!! But doing the bridal show stuff has really put me in a place I don't want to be ... emotionally. I can't own my own business if I have absolutely no passion for it. It has broken my spirit for living life to the fullest and that is NOT a good thing. It has become such a burden and I'm getting really tired.
Going through the process of losing weight and getting fit was a great experience in learning who I was ... somewhat anyway. I've come to really love fitness, I always did, but getting off the couch was the hard part. Sometimes I do like to get back on the couch, but I think this time I'm putting the couch in the dumpster. I feel I have a lot to offer someone who wants to get into shape. I know where they are and where they need to go and how it feels and how hard it is. The ups and downs and the frustration.
I would really like to get into teaching group fitness. I love aerobics and boot camps. I instructed a boot camp in my neighborhood over the summer. I had a great time designing the program and they really loved it and are waiting for me to do another one. It was free of course because they are my friends. And doing things in a group is so much more motivating and keeps you on your game. That is why I love SparkPeople!!! I've come to believe that support and accountability is the ultimate key to success.
I guess I'm scared to take the leap. I'm worried about failing ... but this is my own insecurity that I'm working on. And if I want to help others succeed I have to have the confidence to know that I can get them to where they want to be through encouragement and a healthy lifestyle. Wondering if I could make any money to survive worries me in today's economy. But, it would take me about 6 months to just complete the training ... so maybe things would be better than ... at least we can hope.
I would like to be the trainer who is about "being real". Living in the real world with a real body that isn't perfect but makes you happy at whatever size. Being healthy so that you can enjoy a long and wonderful life. I don't look like a fitness model and never will ... I have one of the "real" bodies with the cellulite and spider veins and white as a ghost ... tanning beds are bad bad bad. But I'm strong and could beat the crap out of someone ... being strong and feeling strong is one of the best feelings!
I don't know. I just need to keep thinking about it. What is the worst that can happen. I can lose some money ... so what. I'm not going to die ... like Jillian would say ... YOU ARE NOT GOING TO DIE.
This has helped a lot. I don't ever blog or journal about things, but it actually helps organize your thoughts.
Thanks to anyone who reads this and any advice would be great. I know no one really knows me and can't advise me whether I would make a good trainer or not, but that's okay. Writing this has really helped me.