I love it and I love what I’ve become because of it
1. How did you improve in each of the following areas over the last 90 days?
At the start of this challenge, I was extremely busy, more so than usual, and I wasn’t able to compete the advanced fitness test in time. I had just finished the testing for the previous challenge, so instead of beating myself up about it, I set a new goal. I decided to do 100 extra or 3 minutes of something extra 5-6 days a week throughout the challenge. Some days it was much harder than others, and sometimes I would kick myself for picking the exercise I did, but in the end, every day that I accomplished my goal, I felt proud of myself. I felt a sense of accomplishment and empowerment that I hadn’t felt before. Although the challenge is now over, I’ve continued doing this and am encouraging my classes to join me!
My goal for this category was to read my scriptures every day for the full 90 days. This was a lot more challenging than I thought it was going to be! There were some days where I would only find the time to read a verse or two, and some days where I didn’t read at all, but I feel like I’ve renewed my commitment to read the scriptures, and in doing so, I’m heading in the right direction.
Family & Relationships
My goal for this area was to simply spend more time “playing” with my kids, and making an effort to not just be in the same room as them, but to really BE with them, engaging with them and spending time doing things that they wanted to do. It was incredibly rewarding watching my kids light up when I asked if I could build legos with them, or play American Girl Dolls, or just jump on the trampoline with them. My children will only be little for a short time, and this summer has really strengthened our bond as a family.
Mental & Motivational
My goal for this challenge, seeing as I am a brand new trainer, was to learn how to be a great source of motivation to the people in the classes I train. I wanted to learn how to push people in a positive way, and how to be the kind of trainer that clients want to come back to again and again. I wanted to learn how to help people break through their mental barriers that so often hold us back! I know that I will be constantly working on this, but the things I have learned since April, from other trainers, books, Fitmania classes, etc, have helped me feel more knowledgeable and confident in helping others reach their fitness (and non-fitness!) goals.
My husband and I set some financial goals in the beginning of 2016 and have been very blessed to have achieved a few of them!! We were able to pay off my vehicle this summer, which made it so our only debt left is our mortgage!! It’s a great feeling not having any debt besides our house. We also set some financial goals with our businesses and have been able to far exceed them! Setting goals works!!
I know I just went over a few of my business goals, but this year we were able to blow our previous goals (which we thought were very lofty!) out of the water! We have been very blessed!
Lifestyle As for my lifestyle goal, it was very basic and simple. I just shared what I was doing at Fitmania, and why I loved it! I told people why I had decided to become a trainer, and why I loved it so much! I invited my friends to come join me and see what all the fuss was about, and hoped they would love it as much as I have. It has been SO SO fun seeing so many friends joining me at Fitmania and loving the results they are getting! It truly is a LIFESTYLE! As I type this, I’m sitting in a cabin in Montana with no cell or internet service, and I’ll be driving into town 15 minutes away so I can send it off, just so I can “finish” the challenge. Many of the people we are here with can’t understand why I would go to so much trouble just to “finish”. They can’t understand why I get up at 6am to get my workout in when I could be sleeping in like everyone else. They say “It’s not gonna kill you to take a week off”, but this is my lifestyle, and this is what I do. This is who I am now. I love it and I love what I’ve become because of it. I hope I can continue to share it with as many people as I can, so they discover what I have!
2. What would you like your fellow trainers to know about your Challenge experiences? I’ll make this one short and sweet. I didn’t want to do the challenge at first because I wanted to focus all my energy on becoming the best trainer that I could be. What I forgot was that by being a part of the challenge, I could do just that…I could set goals that would help me improve as a trainer, and they really have! I have worked harder than I might have had I not been a part of this challenge. People are more likely to follow what you do than what you say, so hopefully I’ve inspired at least one of my clients to take their fitness to the next level and participate in the next challenge. They really are life changing!
3. What will you do to insure your continued personal growth?
I plan on continuing my goals to do extra fitness challenges each day, and to study my scriptures daily. I will continue to push myself out of my comfort zone while I’m training, and really reach out to individually help my clients. I love fitmania and all that it stands for. I have a quote on my bathroom mirror that says “You’re either moving forwards or you’re moving backwards, but you’re never standing still.” I’m going to keep doing what it takes to move forward every day.