posted on September 8, 2022
Some of you may know me as a trainer, a group instructor, and a fitness enthusiast here at Union, but my life consists of a lot more than that now.
At the beginning of this year, I began to feel like I wasn’t performing to my full potential, not in the gym, but in life. I felt like I had so many people I still needed to reach and help, but not as a trainer, as something else. I knew I had all these other skills I wasn’t utilizing, creativity, entrepreneurship, hustle, problem-solving, honesty, and so much more. Yes, of course I utilize those skills as a trainer, but at a much smaller capacity. So, what could I do with all of that at a greater capacity? Real Estate.
I really can’t pinpoint how I decided to put my energy into becoming a realtor. It’s always been something that’s been in the back of my mind. I grew up watching every HGTV show under the sun, I’m obsessed with interior design and renovation projects, and most importantly I am an independent and hardworking individual. I knew that whatever I ended up deciding upon, I was going to make it happen. I started my studies in the beginning of the Spring, finished in 2 months, passed my exams, secured my license, and joined a brokerage.
Going into it, I knew this career wasn’t going to be easy, especially being a personal trainer on top of it. Since becoming a realtor, my life has changed, my goals have changed, and my routines have changed. I no longer have time to train 5-6 days, utilizing a bodybuilding split, and spend 1.5-2 hours in the gym. Sure, if I really wanted to make the time to stick to that I could, but honestly, I was so sick of training that way.
It started to sink in that my life would no longer solely revolve around fitness, and it was scary, but it was also kind of exciting. I decided to start training every other day, 4 times a week, utilizing full body workouts. On the days in between I was aiming to get in 10,000 steps for the day, but if it didn’t happen, I wasn’t going to put pressure on myself.
Training this way has been great! Before, all my workouts just felt like I was going through the motions, and now I have gained back that excitement and passion that was there in the very beginning. Mentally, I have taken a lot of pressure off myself. If I get to my workout in, great! If I had a busy day and can’t lift/ don’t have the energy, great, there’s always tomorrow! Adding something else to my plate allowed me to take my hyper focus off fitness and create realistic boundaries for myself.
With that being said, I’m so grateful for this opportunity and the change it has brought in my life. I still love being a trainer and plan to do it for as long as I can. Everyone that I’ve had the pleasure of training since being at Union has been wonderful! My clients never fail to amaze me. It’s truly a blessing that I get to help people change their lives!
Three lessons you can take away from this: