The girl behind the blog!
Hi! I’m Jackie!
The Beginning of my Fitness Journey
Finding a Personal Trainer
After a year of this, I found a couple of coaches that I trusted and I cleaned their gym on the weekends so that I could afford their coaching. One of the coaches also blogged about body acceptance and I knew I wanted to teach other women the joys of lifting and finding confidence in being a strong and capable woman, rather than just exercising to be small.
Finding my Calling
That’s where my fitness journey took me, I became a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, I interned under many coaches and trainers that I admired, and I pursued jobs at various gyms. Eventually, I found Crossfit and fell hard. I attended my Level 1 and got involved in a community of other fitness loving, wonderful people.
I have since discovered so much about pursuing my dreams and living a healthy life. It’s not simple and there is not a one size fits all approach and that’s why it’s so incredibly interesting! It hasn’t been all butterflies and rainbows. I’ve had some really bad jobs and some terrible schedules. I’ve been burnt out of being healthy and trying to motivate others to be healthy. But my love for fitness never leaves, it just evolves.
The lessons I’ve learned should be shared. Lessons like, sometimes you get burnt out on your health journey and fall back into eating double cheeseburgers and brownies and how to work through those feelings. Other lessons such as, I love working out so should I become a personal trainer and how do I even do that? What do I wear to an interview at a gym anyways? What is a 1099 and how do I pay my taxes? What happens when I decide I want to pursue new dreams and endeavors and how do I know the right paths to take?