I’ve been thinking… About how much I LOVE fitness. I’ve been infected with the bug, that’s for sure. I love working out, coaching people while they workout, talking to people about how their workout was, writing workouts, reading about workouts… You get the point. I’m kind of… Obsessed? Maybe. But here’s my point- how the heck did that happen?!
As a kid, I was active but never played any organized sports. Out of high school, I served tables while I went to college and considered being on my feet each shift my activity for the day. I got dragged to 24 hour fitness by a friend of mine (often at midnight, after our restaurant shift) and started actually enjoying working out. Then I started running and that’s when I think I was officially bitten by the love bug. I was a full-blown running enthusiast! Was I the best at it? Definitely not. Was every run a magical experience? HECK no. But the feeling after each run was one of contentment, pride, exhaustion, and overall SATISFACTION.
In the last few years of my life, I’ve had the privilege of making fitness my career. Although I still enjoy running, Kaia has taught me that a tough workout, leaving me drenched in sweat and breathless, is officially my ‘drug’ of choice. Never would I have thought I’d love the burning sensation in my legs after hundreds of squats or my abs being too sore to laugh. I’ve realized I don’t have limits because I keep pushing past them. I’ve learned to live and breath the motto, “Get comfortable being uncomfortable.”
So, what’s the point? The point is, it took me time to get here. I wasn’t a natural born athlete, I had no idea I’d one day workout 5-6 days a week religiously. My point, you see, is that you don’t have to feel the way I feel… Yet. We are all on our own journey. Whether you’ve just started your journey, are in the midst of it, feel the way I do, or haven’t started at all, that’s okay. Take one step at a time. Start by making fitness NON-NEGOTIABLE. Routine creates habit… And eventually habit might turn into a full on addiction! I’m living proof of that!
Here’s to being the healthiest, fittest version of YOU, one day at a time!
Love Your Fitness Obsessed Coach,