A new beginning or is it the beginning of a new chapter? Hmm, I suppose you could look at this both ways.

Since I started to live a better, healthier life a few years back my life has changed in oh so many ways. So I guess you could say that it was a new beginning a few years back and I’m approaching a new chapter.

The reason I say this is that before Christmas I’ll be heading to Halifax to do some testing to become a Certified Personal Trainer. It’s been a long haul since starting the course mainly because May ‘till October is a very busy time for me and I had a hard time to focus on my training.

Healthier and happier than I have been in a long time hasn’t been an easy ride. Lifestyle changes were I suppose the major part of it but also all the studying I had to do to become a Personal Trainer. At times I was wondering if I was studying to become a nurse instead of a personal trainer. So much medical stuff.

My social life has also taken a beating. Also do in part at least to lifestyle changes but mostly because of all the studying.

I was told when I started the course that if I succeeded there would be some jealousy. I expected that. I was told that there would be a lot of ups and downs, which there is and I expected that. I handle those ups and downs a lot better now than I use to because my brain is a lot healthier also.

What I really didn’t expect is my improved lookout on life and respect for people that are struggling for whatever reason. I’ve been around the block a few times as they say and I’ve seen a lot of crazy things, but nothing quite as crazy as waking up with a smile on my face (most days).

I do look forward to each day with optimism, even though some days it just doesn’t work out. That’s life, all days can’t be good. It’s how you deal with the bad ones that separates you from the rest.

I’ve been down for the count and woke up at the count of 8 to win the match.

I still have so much I want to accomplish and hopefully share my wisdom to help those struggling with poor health, low self esteem, & self destruction.

I say this from the bottom of my heart…”If I can get healthy, both mentally and physically, you can also” It’s not easy, as I’ve said earlier, but the rewards are most amazing. Peace 

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