I have spent the past couple of days rolling around some possible goals for the year 2011. Like many of you, I have spent years making resolutions I couldn't keep. My favorite: To wear a bikini at the beach this summer. That was my resolution for a long time, and I still only own one pieces. I finally came to the realization that I don't even WANT to wear a bikini, so why was I making some crazy resolution like that?
2010 was a special year because it was the very first year that I set an intention and I actually made it happen. My goals for 2010:
1.) get certified to personal train
2.) get a real gym job
3.) leave my waiting tables job
Check them all off the list! Then it made me wonder: Will I be able to set forth a new intention for 2011 and make it happen? Now that I am going around saying YES and making my dreams happen, it is a little nerve wracking.
What if I fail?
I realized that negative type of speech was the reason I stopped myself from succeeding all those years. I have been so afraid of failing that I would rather not even try to succeed. Now that I know that I can make my dreams come true, I want to keep the momentum going.
So what am I setting as my intention for 2011?
1.) Get pre and postnatal certified
2.) Move from Tier 1 to Tier 2 (levels of trainer at Equinox)
3.) Get enough clients at the gym to make a great income!
Wondering how to make a proper resolution for the year? I find the most important detail is the goal must be specific, it must be reasonable, it must be within reach! If all of your dreams involve becoming an astronaut and you have never been to astronaut school, what is the likelihood you'll be among the stars anytime soon?
What are you all planning for 2011? It promises to be a good 'un. . .
I had always been interested in working out and being fit, but never could stick with it. I rode bikes and did martial arts and dance as a kid, but always opted for the more creative choices when I got older, instead of the active choices. NO organized sports for this kid!
I was the newspaper editor and drama queen in high school, and my love of the arts took me to college as a Musical Theatre Major, and that led me to living in New York City. All the while, I was the chubby one, the funny best friend and side kick. I wanted to lose weight, but never really knew what to do about it.
After September 11, I moved back to my home state of Oklahoma to help take care of my older sister who was suffering from kidney failure. The defeat I felt in moving home only added to my weight problems. My sister had me weigh myself at her doctor appointment one day, and I weighed over 200 pounds. I refused to believe it, and blamed the fact that I was wearing clothes for the extra 50 pounds.
Then everything changed: my sister passed away in September of 2002. I was lost and confused, and was medicating myself with food and drinks. One morning in November of 2002, I woke up and was tired of feeling bad. I needed to change. I started my fitness journey that morning by putting on an old pair of sneakers and I never looked back.
I have lost over 60 pounds on my own through diet and exercise. No fancy tricks, but lots of sweat and hard work. I am amazed when people can change their lives by doing the same thing. I'm an ACE certified personal trainer, personal trainer at Equinox Sports Club West LA, licensed Zumba instructor, and intenSati leader (with more to come!!!), and am happy for the chance to touch people with my enthusiasm for fitness everyday.