When I started this weight loss journey again in May I also decided to work on myself in other areas and focus on having a career that was something I am passionate about and not just finding a 9-5 job when I come home. After some soul searching I realized that in the past 10 years I have had two jobs that I loved, one was working as a manager at Starbucks and the other one was being a leader at Weight Watchers. I loved the job at Starbucks because of the amazing people I worked with and getting to interact with people all day long, I just hated the corporate aspects of it. With Weight Watchers, I loved feeling like I was helping people achieve their goals and I loved getting to know my members on a very personal level but the pay was very terrible (sorry WW). So because of this I decided that I would get a certification in nutrition counseling so that I could have my own business and do what I love best, helping people achieve their goals for a healthy lifestyle.
I also loved to workout and thought that fitness was a very important part of living a healthy lifestyle so first I studied hard and became a certified personal trainer. After that I took an online course in lifestyle and weight management, which gave me the fundamentals of doing a 20-week coaching session. Now, I am taking the hardest course, which includes 2 huge textbooks, in Nutrition and Wellness Counseling.
I have just finished the first textbook on the basics of nutrition, everything from the anatomy of the body to all of the essential nutrients our body needs. I have written literally 50 pages of notes so far. I started the second textbook today which is all about the counseling side and just the first two chapters, assignments and questions have taken me 8 hours. I would love to finish this course by the time I come back to the states on November 6 so that I will be prepared to get a job in the field or really start up my business.
So for the next 3 weeks, this will be my full focus but hopefully I will get on here to let you know about interesting things I am learning :-)
As for my exercise, I am still on track with the P90X, I started my 4th week yesterday and this week is supposed to be recovery week but after 2 days I beg to differ. The exercise today was so hard I felt like giving up in the middle but I stuck with it. I am also getting ready for my 10k run on November 1st, my goal is get in at least 3 runs, hopefully all in the 10k range.