So, where shall we start… Well, I guess I’ve not filled you in on a lot thats been happening, so that might be the best place.
So about a year ago I signed up to a diploma (now before you judge me, let me just say I know I haven’t reached my own goals). Achieving this diploma could change my life or it could just be a… Back up plan. So what was it? It is a Diploma in Personal Training… So as I write this I’m now qualified to be a fitness instructor, a circuit trainer, a functional fitness trainer (am I doing any of this yet … Nope!) and I’m working on my PT Portfolio which if (I mean ‘when’) I pass in 3 weeks will make me qualified to really train people! (OMG yes really!!)
So, as excited as I am about passing and training others, I’m 99.9% sure that I’m not ready … Why you may ask?
Mainly because I feel my body isn’t ready … (why would someone want to train with me right now?!) I’m still a little chubster and I don’t think people will pay me to train them just yet… yup there you have it, I’m not being brave! So what am I doing to help my bravery surface?
I’m doing something crazy, I’m going away on my own for 9 weeks to South East Asia, I’ll be covering Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. And I’m bloody excited (so much so that I was walking around town with a grin on my face once it was official and had a tonne of people smile back!)
I think going away for a lengthy period of time will help me re-evaluate my life, my career, my health and my goals. I’m hoping I’ll come back healthier, happier, stronger and braver…
But the best bit isn’t that I’m just going away… the best bit is that im going to spend 4 weeks at the end of my trip at a bootcamp in Phuket to try and reach my elusive fitness goals without work, life and social events getting in the way. It’s 4 weeks of simply #TrainDirty me time.
I’m 100% sure it’s gonna hurt, I’m probably going to cry and I may even be sick… But I have a goal and in 30 days I’m hoping to lose at least 14lbs! (Sounds easy right? We’ll remember I’ve been stuck in a plateau for 1.5 years). So all I can say is bring it on. Bring on a minimum of 3 sessions a day whether it’s Crossfit, yoga, mui tai (did I spell that right?!), Olympic lifting, S&C or spinning. I’m ready for blood, sweat and tears!
Oh and the second best bit?
Remember I took up a little water sport they call Wakeboarding this summer and that I’m just about okay at it (I can get up and ride a straight, but corners are out of my reach), well about 20 minutes from my bootcamp in Phuket is a beautiful lake with a cable park set up… so on my off days if my body doesn’t ache, I think I’ll find myself there, attempting to get up and ride. So that next summer I’m somewhat decent and if I love it that much I’ll buy myself a board!
So yes, everything I’m doing right now scares me, I don’t know what my future holds, I don’t know what it will be like on my own in S.E. Asia, I don’t know what I’ll do when I get back… But I do know this; that I’m excited, I’m going in with my eyes wide open, that 2017 is going to start with a great adventure and that my Wanderlust won’t be squashed by this, nope… I can already tell I’ll want to get back out there (and I’ve not even gone yet!)
Another thing I know, is that when I get back, with my new PT qualification in hand, I’ll have new options and choices which I don’t have now. And I’m looking forward to seeing where this journey we call life takes me…
So, here’s what I’ll leave you with… We get one life, so make it a good one, be brave, never stop questioning, never stop traveling, never stop learning.