Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Hats for the Homeless

I've heard it said that the best way to stop worrying about your own problems is to reach out and do something for someone else.

Lately, I've been inside my own head worrying about building my business and other stuff that I had to do something.  So I did some research looking for local volunteer opportunities and I came across Hats for the Homeless.

I already knew how to crochet but I only ever made blankets and scarves.  So after a few quick lessons I've been churning out these little beanies like nobody's business!

I get to help people in my community from the security of my own home, and I'm much more relaxed and not feeling as anxious as I once did.

It's a win-win.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Time to Evaluate!

Okay, it’s June and half of 2015 is gone.  Now is the perfect opportunity to review the goals that you set in January and check your progress.

In December 2014, I completed an annual Review/Preview and posted it here .

Basically, it was a review of 2014 and preview of how I wanted my 2015 to look.  It was a fantastic exercise and I encourage each of you to do your own review/preview for next year.  As I go through my list, there are some things that I accomplished (turning Pro in Figure), some things I abandoned (teaching a class on Wholeness) and some things that I’m still working on (building my client roster).

So far, I believe it’s been a pretty successful six months but I know I have plenty of work to do. 

Things that I’m looking forward to in the next six months are
Conducting the Fab Fit & 50 Summer Boot Camp (June 13 – July 25)
Being a vendor at the Women in Business conference at the end of the month
Competing as a professional figure competitor in August
Taking my birthday trip (destination still unknown)
Spending the holidays with my family and not having to stress about an upcoming competition

How are you doing on your 2015 goals?

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

A Look Back

I have been posting on this blog since 2008.  I had another one before this but I believe I deleted it.  Anyway, this blog holds plenty of secrets.  Plenty of information.  Plenty of memories of things that I sometimes would like to forget.

Or not.  For better or worse, it's my life.  Here's a look back at the June posts over the last seven years:

June 2008

June 2009

June 2010

June 2011

June 2012

June 2013

June 2014


Friday, April 24, 2015

Open to the Possibilities

When I first decided to leave the corporate world and venture out on my own as a personal trainer I had a certain vision in my mind.  I saw myself coming downstairs to the fitness studio and having a steady stream of clients from 6:00 am until 6:00 pm.  I didn't see much else.

However, the reality of the situation is so much different.  I do train clients every day but I also lead boot camps and train clients virtually.  I spend a great deal of time creating workouts and meal plans not to mention the administrative work which includes marketing and networking events.

I've also discovered a market that I had not really considered when I first began: senior citizens.  It feels strange that I wouldn't have considered them since the reason why I'm into fitness is so I can maintain a healthy, strong body into old age.  But what about the seniors who didn't take great care of themselves early in life?  They need help.

This week I had the awesome opportunity to visit a retirement community and speak to the residents about the benefits of building a strong body and emphasizing that it is not too late to begin.  I can't even put into words how rewarding it was to be able to share this information.

The residents were very receptive and I was happy to show them some simple but effective exercises they can perform to help build their strength.  

I'm happy to say that I've already set up another appointment with another senior community to discuss setting up regular classes with the residents.  I had no idea that my journey would take me in this direction but I'm happy that I was open to any and all possibilities.

I started this because I wanted to help people the way my trainer helped me three years ago.  I finally feel like I'm making a difference in another person's life.  

There is no better feeling.