A few quotes have really resonated with me long before my transformation and again through my transformation in not only becoming a Group Fitness Instructor, but also with starting my own business and persuing my Health Coach Certification. One of those quotes is “You can’t steal second, if you don’t take your foot off first”. I can’t speak for what those words meant to the person who said them, but to me it was always a way of saying you can’t go further in life if you are too scared to take a chance. Sure you could get thrown out, but you could make it too and you would never know if you don’t take your foot off the base and go for it. It’s not easy, and it didn’t come easy for me either. I can promise you that quote went through my mind for years before I took my foot off first. We have so many obligations and responsibilities as well as security blankets in our lives that as we get older we tend to talk ourselves out of taking risks.
Another one is” Don’t let the time it takes to achieve your dream, hold you back from trying. That time is going to pass anyway.” Who cares if it’s going to take years to reach your goal, God willing you are going to have those years here anyway. Why not do something that fulfills you?
And the third that has actually inspired and moved me at the same time was written on the back of a T-shirt that I got from my brothers Regatta in Tampa long before I ever moved here is “Victory waits not at the finish line, but in the sheer determination of the human soul.” It doesn’t matter how long it took you to cross the finish line. It means the world that you tried.
This is my victory, sharing this time with you. It sure took me a long time to get here, but I couldn’t be happier. My goals are still out there: Encourage those who have dreams or ideas in their heart. Support those trying to get fit and making themselves a priority without judgment from anyone else. And help even one person realize they can achieve anything and they don’t have to do it alone. I look to create an environment of hard work, great results with fun and encouragement along the way. And I’m glad you are on this journey with me. Near or Far, we can all support each other.