8.13.2014

passion changes everything


So, Monday is the official opening day of VillaSport, the gym I recently started working at. For over a month we have been busy getting the brand new facility ready to open. We have hauled dumbbells and weight plates. We've moved large squat racks and motion cages. We have scrubbed walls and learned a not so user friendly computer system.... And yet I still feel so unprepared. I don't feel like I am ready enough to make a positive impact with my clients. 

Here is the thing with me. I hate being unprepared. I hate not feeling ready. and I especially hate when people can tell I am unprepared. Sometimes I get paralyzed with fear right before I try something new. Paralyzed to the point where I choose not to start something, because I am afraid I will not be as successful as I think I should be. What kind of life is that? And this, this personal training thing is new and scary for me. Being held accountable for someone else's progress and success is a lot of pressure. I feel like I still have so much to learn before I can truly help someone. I still feel like I lack the knowledge and experience that veteran trainers around me have. My problem is I don't have time to feel this way and it's too late to back out now. So how does one gain the confidence needed to be successful at something new and frightening but rewarding?

I've gotten certified. I have had the new hire training at the gym. I know this is what I want to do and I know I will eventually be great at it. I guess the only thing left to do is buckle up and get ready, because the gym is opening whether I am ready or not and I want nothing more than to do well. 

So wish me luck, and maybe throw some confidence my way, I am lacking it a bit.

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Cheers!

<3 BB



27 comments

P!nky said...

YOU ARE GOING TO ROCK THIS, LADY!!!

I know you're going to kick ass!!!

Kelli @Just Beachy said...

You might not feel ready but once you get started you're going to find your rhythm and get the hang of things. The first time is always the scariest!

Alyson said...

Agreed! You are going to be awesome!

Kristen said...

good luck girly! you are going to be amazing, because, duh. you.

Melissa Suggitt said...

you're gonna kill it ladyyy :)

MakeMeUpMia said...

Don't doubt yourself, you will do GREAT! I can't wait to hear more about it. The gym looks awesome.

Nadine Lynn said...

I know you are going to rock it!!!! Trying something new can be scary, but you are certified and passionate about this so it's going to be fine! You just have the first day jitters is all :)

Jenn said...

You're gonna do great I have no doubt!! Good luck (but you won't need it!) :)

Helene in Between said...

I know what you mean about feeling prepared but honestly, you are as prepared as you'll ever be! YOU GOT THIS!

Lauren said...

I think you're going to be awesome! You have so much passion for this and what sounds like a great team if you need some help so, you know, just do it!

JumpingJE said...

You inspire me, so without a doubt you will inspire others!

Kasey Lynne said...

What Jessi said!
I mean, look at you. You're fit, you have so much knowledge already....you're definitely going to be a great personal trainer. I think you'll gain more confidence with each new client.

Care said...

Oh too crazy awesome! What a fantastic goal for life- keep up the hard work and work it like a rock star:)

Fairy Princess Jord said...

You are so wonderful and passionate and inspiring! I know you will do a great job (and I mean it)!

Jess said...

Stop over thinking! It's a mood killer. You're gonna kick ass and take names and then you're going to tell us tales of how you did it.

Fit With Flash said...

You got this shit, girl. BE A BEAST!!! Let me know I need to send you another wristband! ; )

Plucky said...

You got this!

Meagan said...

You will do great, your clients will love you, and you will gain a bunch of experience!! :) You'll be a vet trainer in no time... enjoy! The gym looks fab!!!

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

given how much passion you have for fitness, you're going to be amazing!

Tami said...

WOO HOO! Can't wait for you to get out there and kick some booty!

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Bitch, you're gonna ROCK THIS SHIT! :)

alyssa said...

You're going to be wonderful. I know the feeling you're describing, but try to remember that the people who hired you knew what they wanted in an employee and found it in you. So if near strangers can believe in you, why can't you believe in yourself? New things are almost always scary, but everything is new before it's not anymore. Like I said, you're going to do great. Chin up buttercup!

Whitney D said...

Good luck! Channel your best inner Jillian and rock it!!

Kenzie Smith said...

You are going to kick ass and take names! Being responsible for someone else, especially during such a trying journey, is hard. You are going to have moments where you are so proud you could burst, and you are going to have moments where you want to cry. It isn't easy, but you are going to do amazing.

Em said...

*Cheer*cheer*cheer!!! You can do this!! You will do some epic shit at your new gym girl. I just know it!! :D

pearls on a string said...

Good luck! I am looking forward to hearing how it goes! I am confident you will be fabulous!

Lesleigh

henning love said...

how is it going??????? tell us tell us we wanna know!!