Happy Thursday everyone!
Big news of the day: I just passed my National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)- Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Exam. Kuddos to the NSCA for having instant results, because I left the testing center with my letter in hand and headed straight to the coffee shop to celebrate with an iced soy latte and share the great news before meeting Drew for lunch.
If you’ve been following along, my first career was a personal trainer. I just LOVED my job in Chicago. I had incredible clients, and trained at the most beautiful gym. When I moved to Madison (mainly to be closer to my main squeeze, thank God that worked out 😉 ) I had a change of heart and careers. I wanted to do something that was more consistent and that would be more friendly to starting a family. I knew I still wanted to work with people and that my heart will always be in helping others, so I became a nurse. The experience of being a nurse on an oncology and palliative care floor is something that is hard to explain. It’s life changing and challenging, but it is incredibly rewarding and I’m overjoyed that my life lead me in that direction.
Now it has become full circle because I’m a full-time nurse that wants to personal train/lead fitness classes on the side. I’ll keep you updated on where I’ll be doing this. 🙂 I have a huge passion for helping people lead healthier lifestyles and the true joy is seeing the person’s confidence and attitude towards health change. I love it.
Here is the reason I wanted to do this: I want to live a life that I’m excited about. Helping others improve their health and fitness breathes life into me.
What are you excited about? What gets you out of bed? It could be something completely different than what inspires me, but that is the uniqueness that we need to celebrate.
Studying for the exam is one reason I needed to scale back the blogging, so thank you for continuing to read during this time. A word to the wise: keep up your certifications even if you don’t think you’re going to use them. You never know when it will come back calling. 😉
Cheers to today! -Ames