Monday, February 27, 2012

Motivation Monday

Did you ever look at something and say to yourself..."I could never do THAT!" I have, many, many times!
However...I've stopped saying that phrase, because I keep proving myself wrong! I don't set out to, It just seems to happen unexpectedly as time goes by.

My husband pointed one out to me the other day. It was about owning my own gym...He had mentioned it many years ago when we moved back home. I was tossing around going back to work after being a stay at  home Mom for 4 years, just for something to do. When we lived in Kentucky, I really became fitness minded. I started teaching classes and really loved it. But my self doubt took over, and I said no to the unknown or unforeseeable. I went to work as a manicurist, something that I had done before the boys were born. I knew what I was doing, I was comfortable, I knew what to expect, so I took the safe route. It was great, I had fun every day I went to work!

But I knew that I should be doing more in my life. I began teaching classes at the Y and took my personal trainers exam. I loved training women who wanted to make a life change. I stopped manicuring beautiful nails and feet and began working on helping women feel beautiful on the inside as well as on the outside. I never knew that I wanted to own my own training facility...Until one day I walked into a CrossFit facility in Hampton called RAW. I fell in love! I didn't want to "work" there...I wanted to own something like it! And I am doing just that! It's amazing how it was there all along and I kept trying to look around it! Life is funny...Right now I can't imagine doing anything else with my life! Never say "I could never do THAT!" YES you CAN! You just have to want it!!

Life is not the way it's suppose to be. It's the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference. ~Virginia Satir


  1. Hello, I hope you remember me, if not, I met with you a few times at the Y for personal training and took your classes on occasion. I wondered how things are going and wanted to mention that I have a friend who is really interested in CrossFit and wants to get some interest sparked in the Cranberry Twp. area. Is that what you are doing now? Could I send you his information? He is holding an event with a friend of his on March 11. Maybe you'd be interested in the connection? Just thought of you when he emailed us about it.

  2. And one more thing... on that note - saying I could NEVER do something.... I have registered to run the Pgh Half Marathon in May and so far I am loving the training part of it! It feels great to have this goal!