Becoming a student in my early 30s was not part of my life plan. Like many young adults, I had dreams and fears. When I was in high school, I had no desire to learn or push myself to my limits. High school was a social event to hang out with friends and make memories. Looking back now, I realize I could have done more than I thought I was capable of.
Starting a family at a young age was part of my plan, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Although, I had a lot of growing to do myself. I didn’t know how to take care of my body. I didn’t know how metabolism worked, or how fast you can put on weight, or how hard it was to lose it once you put it on.
I have dreamed of being a personal trainer since I was 19, but I was too scared to go to school and fail. I have tried several direct sales companies, I believed in the products, but again failure showed its ugly face, and I believed it. Just like weight loss, I tried several fad diets, gimmicks, and products to desperately get my body back.
Why should I tell everyone this? Because I am not a perfect person. I struggle with everyday life as well as trying to maintain and improve a healthy lifestyle. My hope is by sharing my experiences that others can relate to and feel empowered and motivated to start or continue their health journeys.
What have I learned by being a student at 33?I have learned that it is never too late! I enjoy my classes, I aspire to learn from my inspiring classmates and instructors, and time management is crucial to success. I am honestly happy that I waited and made the mistakes that I did. I know I am exactly where I am supposed to be. I am looking forward to helping people reach their goals! There will always be fear, but I will never know what I can do unless I try.