I am an educated, experienced and certified personal trainer. Some days I act like it. Other days...not so much.
So why am I a lazy personal trainer?
I LOVE WORKING OUT. I LOVE DONUTS. I LOVE RUNNING 5Ks. I LOVE LAZY TV NIGHTS WITH JFBs (SEE MY LINGO LIST).
CAN I POSSIBLY BE A HAPPY, HEALTHY PERSON WITH SUCH CONFLICTING PASSIONS?
I'm trying! Follow my quest to OVERCOME LAZY!
Monday, March 28, 2011
How I Overcame Lazy This Week - I Dreamed Big
A spray tan, good lighting and not getting too close
to the camera all make for a pretty good picture!
I’ve always wanted to be a model.After all, I have the height – all six feet of it.However, I also have the big schnoz, the buck teeth, the bad skin and a few (okay… several) other things that don’t exactly scream “NEXT HEIDI KLUM - RIGHT HERE!”I’ve always wanted to be a professional athlete.I definitely have the love of sports.But there’s that whole lack-of-stellar-genetics-and-superior-talent issue.I’ve always wanted to be a writer.I have great ideas for all kinds of stories swimming around in my head, but without a publishing deal it’s hard to legitimately consider yourself a “writer” without sounding like an unemployed loser.I’ve always wanted to be a multi-millionaire.I certainly have the spending habits for it but that darn “having no money” thing is really getting in the way.
Although the chances of any of the above scenarios actually occurring are pretty much notgunnahappen, it doesn’t stop me from putting effort into seeing how far I can get.
For example, I knew I’d never make it to the Olympics in track and field like I dreamed, but after high school I wasn’t quite ready to hang up my spikes just yet.I didn’t let the fact that I wasn’t offered a scholarship stop me from walking on to the college track team.If I hadn’t I would’ve never known that I excelled at a completely different event that I’d never tried before and I ended up doing better than many of the scholarship athletes!I also developed a deeper love for fitness during this time that has since defined a large part of my life.
I have pretty low hopes of ever becoming a published writer.Not that it couldn’t happen but I feel the odds are quite stacked against me.But again, I haven’t let that keep me from pursuing that interest.I joined a writing group which has lead me to start my fitness blog and my Golden Sneakers family fitness challenge, both of which have sparked even more ideas for future projects that are currently percolating in my noggin.I also have actually put some of my stories onto paper, which I have found to be a very enriching and rewarding process.Even if no one but my family and I read them, I at least got the story out into the open for someone to enjoy.
I'm pretty - yeah!!!
And as far as the modeling thing… well, despite my cellulite, spider veins, crooked smile, wrinkles (somebody stop me!) I decided to enter a contest anyway.Those of you on Facebook know I submitted a video to Fila for their search for the next “Face of Fila Toning.”I know that, again, my chances of winning are skinny to nada (although they say they are searching for “real” women – and it don’t get any real-er than me!) I did it anyway!It gave me something fun to focus on and amped up my motivation level.Sometimes that’s just what we need to keep our fitness endeavors fresh.
As far as the millionaire (heck, let’s make it billionaire) dream, that’s the one I feel is most likely to happen . . . as soon as spider monkeys fly out of Heidi Klum's butt.