There has always been something about group fitness exercising that has intrigued me. My first group fitness experiences were attending yoga classes. I always enjoyed them and gradually added other various group classes to my repertoire. At different times throughout taking these classes, the thought of becoming an instructor would cross my mind. It never went further than a thought because the combination of my lack of knowledge regarding the specifics of it and my overall lack of confidence always took over. Until now. Lately, my group class obsession has been barre and I absolutely love it! I know that I could teach it with the proper knowledge and guidance, but the thought still scares me.

I am at the point in my life where my kids aren’t babies anymore and I don’t have to dedicate each and every waking moment to them. So this time when the thought ran through my mind for the millionth time, I actually listened to it and contemplated how it would actually play out. After weeks upon weeks of thinking about it and listening to my scared subconscious trying to convince myself that I shouldn’t/couldn’t do it, I did it. I took the leap and purchased the online general fitness instructor course.

Now, don’t get me wrong, this was not an easy decision by any means. I am scared pretty much every day that I don’t have what it takes, but on the other hand, I know that I do. This keeps me going and just the challenge alone, if nothing else, is just what I need. So I just think in short term goals because looking at the big overall picture is just too daunting for me to handle at this point. But that is what growing and continuing to improve yourself is all about, right?

And do you know the funniest/most ironic thing about all of this? While studying at one point this past week, feeling overwhelmed, I asked my husband, “How am I ever going to remember all of this information?”  His response, “It’s not about memorizing, but about understanding the material.”  Fast forward a few days, we ordered sushi and my fortune from my fortune cookie reads, “Anyone can memorize things, but the important thing is to understand it.” Now if that’s not the universe telling me something, I don’t know what is!!!

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