Personal training: How it started vs. how it’s going

I officially started training at the Jewish Community Center in July and it’s been going incredibly well. At first, I felt nervous and needed to find my footing in this new environment. I learned a lot in my studies, through shadowing other trainers, and through training a friend since March, but it still takes moreContinue reading “Personal training: How it started vs. how it’s going”

Advocating for yourself is crucial

I first truly learned the importance of advocating for yourself (or having someone advocate on your behalf) when I was in Rwanda experiencing the cancer diagnostic process there. That situation never leaves me. Since then, I’ve always been a proponent of listening to your body, seeking medical consultation when in doubt, and pursuing treatment earlyContinue reading “Advocating for yourself is crucial”

I finally found my place in the gym!

It’s been a journey both pursuing my own personal health and fitness while also working toward making it my new career path. I thought I found my place in my original gym, but that didn’t end up being the case. While I still credit that gym for changing my life and helping me find myContinue reading “I finally found my place in the gym!”

Unrealistic expectations often result in disappointment

When I start something new, I’m often excited, eager and full of motivation. I feel like I can do anything and get a burst of adrenaline at the idea of something new. I love change and while it’s not always easy, I always enjoy it more than the status quo. I like challenging myself andContinue reading “Unrealistic expectations often result in disappointment”