Professional Fitness Trainer – Not!!!
Yeah. So, I am working towards being a certified personal trainer, but I am not there yet. I have so much work to do and so far to go to get to my body goals and to get my NASM personal trainer certification. I also signed up for the NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist program so that I can get that designation as well. I want to do all of this and lose about 25 lbs by the end of the summer. Sometimes I wonder what I have gotten myself in to.
I grill myself daily about whether I am doing the right thing. After all, what right does someone who still needs to lose 50 lbs have to try and help others lose weight and try and change their lives, right? Right? Self doubt really sucks sometimes, and it is like an atomic bomb on your life when you are trying to lose weight and get in shape.
I struggle with this every day wondering if I can achieve such fast weight loss and become a personal trainer. Usually when that happens I get on the treadmill, go for a walk outside, read an inspirational weight loss book, study, or do some sort of household chore.
The point is to do something that puts me closer towards my goal instead of dwelling on a possible failure. Every positive step, even if it is a small one is a step in the right direction. Dwelling on fear is a step in the wrong direction. This is especially true if you let your fears stop you.
How Can Fear Stop Me?
Fear isn’t just a feeling, it leads us to act. It can either push us to success or cause us to run for comfort. One thing I used to do a great deal was become afraid that I could never lose the weight and then binge eat to soothe my feelings. This became a constant self fulfilling prophecy that has led me to where I am right now.
I have been working out regularly for 10 months now (I was sick for a month straight during that time and lost strength and stamina), but I am only 13 pounds lighter than when I started training because I have not kept my eating under control. Yes, my body composition has changed drastically, but I am still not as fit and healthy as I would like to be. I should have been to my goal weight and body composition by now, but I have let fear stop me. Never again.
I am here, you are here, and together we can do this. One day at a time.
Will fear stop us?