Real Life Fitness

Real Life Fitness?  How many of you currently belong to a gym you never go to?  How many times have you been resigned to begin new program or diet but didn’t see it through to the end?  Or worse, didn’t see the results you wanted or they didn’t stay?  Health and fitness isn’t about jumping onto the latest bandwagon.  It’s about lifestyle and true change.  It’s about something that fits into and becomes a part of your life.  Your real life.  Even if it’s a hectic, crazy-busy life, like mine.

Fitness is something that kind of just happened to me.  Kind of like how becoming overweight or getting sick kind of just happens to a lot of us too.  I tried something once (thanks again, Melissa!) and I loved it.  I was able to follow that one thing down path that lead me to where I am today.  Where I am right now is a place where I love to take everything I have and help others fit health and wellness into their everyday lives.  I wasn’t always here.  And I can see how very easily I won’t always be here if I’m not careful.  In my family we’re not perfect but we do ok.  Even still, in my house I can see how all my boys can eat similar things yet it effects some differently than other’s.  This is a fact of life.  We are all made differently and our bodies all react differently to what we put in them and to what we do with them.  Teaching my children how to manage their health and wellness now so they can never be on the latter end of this battle is one of my most important goals.  This being the first generation that is not expected to outlive it’s parents is a very sobering thought for me; and very saddening.  One I would like to disprove, at least in my own house.

It is so confusing out there right now!  There are so many forms of processed food, additives, allergies, etc.  Everyone has an opinion on which diet is best and why.  When you don’t even know where to start, you’ve got social media everywhere and find yourself bombarded with post after post of articles claiming things like why you shouldn’t eat a banana (a banana!) then I can see why it is so much easier to just throw your hands up in the air and grab whatever is closest to you.  Well, I also happen to love to read.  I read quickly and I find I can take in a lot of information.  It comes in handy when there is so much of it out there.  I love when I can truly talk with someone and find out what they are going through and let them know about something that they might find helpful.  There’s nothing better than being able to take something I know and be able to use that information to help someone else.

I am also a true believer in fate.  Recently, I came across an opportunity to take a new class allowing me to become certified as a Tabata Bootcamp instructor.  I am so excited about this certification for so many reasons.  First of all, it allows me to teach again outside of a gym setting.  Something I have missed immensely!  Obviously, teaching fitness classes is a huge step towards helping people achieve their fitness and wellness goals.  However, Tabata Bootcamp also comes with two other amazing components that are right up my alley…  One is a nutrition component!  The other is a behavior modification component that really teaches you to change your lifestyle.  So, in the end Tabata Bootcamp, a class I just found, has everything I’ve been trying to do all wrapped up in one nice little package.  OK, well it’s an intense butt-kicking package, but still… you get the idea.  I hope you’ll give it a try!

Christine