Oh haiiii! It's been a long while since I last posted on my beloved blog but now, I'm baccckkkkk!
Over the summer, I've been fulfilling my dream of becoming a personal trainer! Woop! It's been a bit of a roller coaster ride, I must say! A few ups and downs were thrown into the mix but at the end of it all, I've gained some fantastic knowledge, met some amazing people and learnt a lot about myself and my own fitness as well as many other kinds of fitness & nutrition from my class mates.
My dream of helping people live a better life is becoming more and more real everyday now. Being a personal trainer to me is not just showing somebody how to work out and eat right, it's showing people how to look forward to and love every day of their life. It's helping them become who they really are by finding their inner strength, confidence, self love and determination to achieve their own dreams. It's helping them to find passions, not just for fitness but for other things they've always wanted to try and never had the confidence to do before. It's helping people appreciate health, good food and an active lifestyle. It's helping people love themselves, their bodies, their uniqueness, their qualities, their personalities, their importance to the world. It's helping people feel alive. Last of all, it's helping people see that looking after themselves shouldn't be looked at as a chore but more of a necessity to a better, healthier, fabulous life.
As you may have read previously, I'm really passionate about raising awareness for mental health issues. Without going into too much detail today about my own mental health, getting into fitness two years ago has really helped turn my life completely around. Not just because I transformed my physical appearance, but the things I want to help people with that I have stated above are exactly what fitness has helped me with. It has improved my life in all of these ways and many more! What fitness has done for me is exactly how I want it to help other people. To become who they really are.
It's so wonderful that I have inspired people to get fit and change their lives just by sharing my story, but to now do this as a career really rocks my world!
On a final note, I just want to say there is no shame in having a mental health problem. It doesn't make you any less of a person and it certainly doesn't mean you're weak, worthless and invisible to the world. You may not even realise anything is wrong or you may constantly try to deny it to yourself and other people. You may think people won't want to talk to you anymore or you're not good enough to be somebody's friend. This is NOT the case. You should always talk things out with somebody you trust and you may even find that that person can totally relate to what you're going through. Mental health issues are not uncommon. If we all talked about things a little more, mental health issues wouldn't be such an 'awkward subject' as many people believe it to be.
That's all for now.
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