Yesterday I made the decision to work towards earning my fitness trainer and nutrition coach certification. I attended college for Exercise Science and Sports Management, and from 2012-2014 was training hundreds of clients, assisting them with their health and wellness.
It has been about 3 years since my first certification expired with the ACSM. What that means now is that I am going to go through the required study material in the form of books and online video training, then take the quizzes and tests. I will also be getting CPR certified like I did before.
I chose to go with a certification through the International Sports Sciences Association this time because I can get nutrition certified and go more in-depth with my clients. Offering a fully-rounded plan that includes exercise and nutrition is what will allow clients to achieve their goals more efficiently.
Truthfully, I never left the fitness industry. Working out and staying in shape has been a large part of my life since I was 18 years old. I even used to own a Crossbow (Bowflex off brand) in my bedroom and use it 4-5 times per week.
My personal goal within the next 4 months is to lose 15 pounds of the bad kind of fat while retaining and defining existing muscle fibers. Earlier this week I began cutting empty carbs and sugars of which I consumed a fair share over the holiday season.
I perform my best workouts in the mornings when I have the most energy, and then make a series of smart decisions with my diet. I eat lighter meals / snacks throughout the day keep my metabolism going while also consuming enough proteins and healthy fats to promote healing of broken down muscle tissue.
Being fit isn't a short-term gig, it's a lifestyle. Kind of like investing in crypto or in stocks. It's all about the long-term game and the visionary mindset. Starting a diet or an exercise routine and then quitting after 1 month due to lack of results is a self-defeating mentality. It has to become who you are so that you can sustain your results throughout your entire life.
Excited to be on this journey of never-ending growth and development of both my mind and my body alike. Tell me about your recent fitness journey. If you don't have one, what would it look like if you did have one. Tell the truth! haha