If someone had told my younger self that at 45 years old I would have a complete career change I never would have believed them. But here I am today doing something that scares me and excites me at the same time – I registered for the Canfitpro Certified Personal Training Specialist course! I have been a bookkeeper/accountant on and off for the past 20 years but my first love has always been fitness. I told myself back in January that 2016 is going to be the year that I take the plunge and learn something new, and now I’m doing it!
Because I am a bikini competitor and very committed to my training in the gym, I have had several people ask me if I am a personal trainer. Many people have suggested that I would be good at it, but frankly I never thought I would have the self-confidence to do it. But I can say with all honesty that the highlight of my fitness journey is when other people tell me that I have inspired them to become a healthier version of themselves. Because I love sharing my experience and knowledge about fitness and training I think that I will enjoy helping people this way in a more official capacity.
In other news, my competition training and dieting is going very well so far this week. Since I am 11 weeks out, we have reduced my carbs a bit and increased my cardio. So far I am still feeling strong (as you can see in this pic)! This was actually a drop set of deadlifts with 185 lbs being the heaviest set.
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