So... I have been pretty sure for a while that I want to become certified as a personal trainer. I've got some good feedback from people who tell me that I am a perfect candidate! There are a few things that make me really want to do it!
#1- I love helping/motivating people... and I absolutely value having a personal trainer. There is nothing better than having someone on your side who KNOWS you can do it.. even when you aren't so sure!
#2- I've been told that I have an advantage in the industry because I've "been there". We'll call it a "relatability factor" that some trainers don't get. Not fair to them... but when people look at their trainer and say.. "you don't know how I feel..." many of them don't. But.. I GET IT!!
#3- Becoming a personal trainer increases my odds of keeping this weight off FOREVER!! Who doesn't want that?!?!?
I enrolled in a certification program! I'm SOOO excited and by May I will be a certified personal trainer. In the mean time, I'm going to attempt to take on "practice clients". I'm gathering up a few more items so I will have all the equipment I need to train people in my basement! SO SO EXCITED!!! I'm thinking that next week I will start experimenting on my friend Kari. Bwah ha ha.. what a brave soul. Between now and then I need to make up an awesome waiver about me not knowing what the hell I'm doing! ;o)