I got asked a simple question yesterday by @mjelitealphalife "Who is Jade?" As a Personal Trainer...
I honestly had to go home and think about it all night. I started my own journey August 2016, that has changed my life in every aspect. I never expected it to, let alone get the opportunity to change others lives.
I have learned from my experiences, such as figuring out who I was off the soccer field. Gaining weight from not understanding what I was putting into my body wasn't good for it. To being too skinny, because I thought the "less I ate, the skinner I could be." Being worried that lifting weights would make me bulky. Or doing less cardio would put the pounds back on. Stepping on the scale almost every single day, disappointed and satisfied. Failing, and wanting to give up. Skipping workouts, to working out twice in one day. Realizing and convincing my mind that anything is possible. Being happy with who I am and how I looked in the mirror. Accepting that everyone's body type is different, and accepting I have curves. If I didn't go through these experiences personally, and learn from them, I wouldn't have the passion to help other people gain the knowledge and confidence I have now, and to trust me in bettering their lives, in the ways it has changed mine.
No I am not perfect, far from it actually. But I have gained confidence, inner confidence, outer confidence, knowledge. It has made me more patient, understanding, and genuine to everyone around me. It has not been an easy road to become a full time personal trainer, but I wouldn't change it for the world. I love myself, the people I am surrounded by, and the job I have.