The picture on the right was me 4 years ago. This was this picture that changed everything. I remember when my sister posted it on Facebook; I couldn’t believe that’s what I looked like.
In my mind, I was the same as I had always been; small petite lil’ Krista. But there was more to it. I was at a point in my life where I was struggling to find my happy. I was very much lost. Looking at that picture sparked something…it sparked a drive in me to change. I didn’t like what I saw.
So, like everything I do in my life, I jumped in. I started going to the gym and taking fitness classes on my lunch hour. I thought of myself as active, I liked being outside, I liked working up a sweat, but I didn’t have any real focus, I didn’t know where I was going and I didn’t know how I was going to get there. And walking with wine in my go cup, with my girlfriends, wasn’t exactly the ticket to get me there!
I kept going to fitness classes and I started noticing my changes. It dawned on me; I really like this, I’m happy when I am here. How can I incorporate this feeling into the rest of my life?
Thankfully I’m a believer in timing is everything. The gym owner was short staffed and having trouble finding reliable trainers so I thought; well I could do that.
And that....sparked a whole new flame! I didn’t want to be a chubby trainer. Why would anyone want me to be their trainer? I wanted to lead by example. So I started and I’ve never looked back. For the past 4 years I’ve learned and practiced and learned some more.
Am I where I want to be? No, and I hope I never will be. Where I want to be is always one step ahead of myself and this drives me to be a better version of myself every day.
Whether it’s physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually or professionally, I always want to be working towards something.
REMEMBER WHY YOU STARTED