Well, where to start? I think it’s safe to say my blogging game over the last 12 months has been pretty dire, but from now on I am back to it!!
To fill you in, a lot has happened since my last post in April 2016. I have settled into London life, although I do still miss my country roots, and am enjoying all the new experiences. I’m now a fully qualified Personal Trainer at Virgin Active and am soon hoping to launch online Nutrition Coaching and Training Plans. I’m also now a class instructor and am taking NOVA in my club. This is exclusive to Virgin and is a hybrid class combining elements of both fitness yoga and fitness Pilates. I’d love to gain a full Pilates qualification so I’m really excited (and a little scared!) to be taking this.
Some of you may have noticed the blog looks a bit different, and that’s because I have a logo, mini whoooop! I’ve actually had this for some time but haven’t used it. Hopefully it’ll be appearing on my social media much more over the coming months.
I’m not going to lie, finding clients in a commercial gym is hard but I know I need to push myself, get out of my comfort zone and keep at it. I’ve had many doubts about what I’m doing with my life and whether or not I made the right decision moving, and changing careers but I guess that’s part and parcel of it. Everyone has to start somewhere and sometimes actually starting is the hardest part.
With regard to recovery, I’m doing so much more now than I was before. I eat out pretty much every week, which I would never have done 12 months ago. I’ve still got many, many hills to climb but this is a slow process, and so long as I’m pushing forward it doesn’t matter at what rate. All too often I’ll compare myself to the big names in the fitness/wellness industry, and get disheartened I’m not where they are. Then I remember that this time last year I was photographing antique dresser bases in a saleroom in Malvern. DO NOT COMPARE yourself to anyone, other than the person you were 6, 12, 18 months ago.
So what’s my focus for the next 12 months? Mainly, to be happy. Sounds clichéd but that will always be my main focus and goal. Career wise I want to continue with my own learning and development as a PT, and Nutrition Coach, starting with a Level 1 Precision Nutrition course. I have a lot to learn, which is exciting! I want to start my online coaching, and grow my client base, while trying different training methods myself. I also want to look further at mental health and the help that’s currently available- it’s something I feel very passionately about.
Blog wise, I am very much back in business. Expect weekly post from me from now on, covering all things training, nutrition and mental health. If there’s anything specific anyone would like me to post about, just let me know!