I’ve recently received my certification from AFPA for prenatal and post natal fitness specialist. This is something I never thought I would be doing but o love doing it. I worked hard and had to study late after both my girls were asleep. I mean 1am late.
Once I graduated I jumped in and started a two year nutrition course that contains four certifications. My fitness business started and I realized studying that late plus working was going to be very stressful. So I stopped the new school to focus on what I’ve already achieved.
It’s never easy feeling like you’ve failed at something but your not really failing. I stopped the school so I can pursue a goal I have already reached. I’m already a prenatal and post natal fitness specialist. That needs to be my focus right now. No point in stressing for the next two years. I love the subject of nutrition and I’ve learned a lot but I currently am just too busy.
Stay at home moms don’t just sit around do we?! Lol. We are hard workers constantly. We are chefs. Cleaning ladies. Nurses. Teachers etc. Our patience is tested daily. We all know how much we can handle and it’s good to take a step back if need be and not overdue it. I know my girls will be proud even if I do have to “fail” at the nutrition course. My kids see me as a private and group trainer for women and copy me during the classes or even at home. I need to create workout plans for each class I teach whether it be group, private or couple.
In my spare time to relieve stress I binge watch Netflix or doodle in adult coloring books. I challenge myself and my clients. Working out is also a natural stress reliever and mood enhancer.
It’s not something I would have picked as my first choice to pursue. I prob would have either done lactation consultant or the nutrition first but then I would have to follow the what ifs. I might not have finished the nutrition if I did that first. The financial tuition workers suggested I do the fitness first because I have a higher chance of bringing in money. At first I didn’t believe them. Once I got started though I couldn’t stop. I was learning about my own pregnancies and how to help others and that was my main goal. It wasn’t breastfeeding but hey if you work out properly and eat healthy your supply will be spot on and I was learning about that as well.
I’m at a perfect place in my life right now and as a veteran I never thought I would be a fitness specialist. I get to work with my kids close by and modify for those who are pregnant, postpartum or disabled like myself. We can do anything we put our minds to. Believe in yourself. Challenge yourself and also know what you need to do to not overdue things in your life. This is the one life you have. Live it to the fullest but make sure you do so full of happiness and love for what you do.