So much has happened it's hard to know where to start.
I'd been thinking about it for a while but had no idea how to even get the first step on the ladder for something like that. So I did a bit of research and I found a course that I've applied for. It's a 6 week full time intensive course that by the end will qualify me as a PT (personal trainer - just saves me having to re-type that every time)
It's very exciting, I'll have to learn about anatomy and nutrition etc but I am super keen and I KNOW this is something I'd be good at. let's face it, I lost a lot of weight on my own and did it the sensible way, so I know what I'm talking about. Plus, since I've started coaching my roller derby team I've discovered this whole other side to myself that I didn't know I had.
There is so much I can do with the qualification too. My plan is to work for a gym for about 6months to a year and then hopefully i'll have built up a client base so I can step out on my own.. Am hoping to set up some evening classes too. I can maybe even specialise in something..like antenatal health and fitness or disablity or rehabilitation of an injury.
This is a pretty big deal for me, not even couting the fact that I'm a former fatty and if you'd asked me a few years ago if I'd ever consider a career in health and fitness I'd have laughed in your face! BUT this is a career too...a career...never thought I'd have one of those. I have quite happy bimbling along doing basic shop jobs, almost hoping that something better would just happen to me. Never considered actually making something happen for myself!
I just know this is the right thing for me to do...
I register this Friday and so will hopefully find out if there is a space left on the August course or if I have to wait till September. Eeeeeeeek! Am so excited.
This is only the begining.