This is my first blog post of the year, and my first serious blog post ever! I hope your holidays went well! Probably stuffed with all of the holiday goodies and loaded with wrapping paper all over the house! The year of 2016 is over and we now welcome a fresh new year. Many of us are eager to create resolutions and actually stick to them this year… (hopefully) and I plan to do the same! There is this “mainstream” saying that comes up every single new year, “new year, new me” and a lot of people shut it down so hard and make fun of those who post about this rather than learning how to improve themselves and celebrate how others are trying to do just that.
I hope your resolutions list has already been made and is realistic in the current situation you are in, and where you would like to go. With anything, you must have a step by step process, in order to achieve that end goal we all so desire. Some of the major components on my list involves fitness, a healthier diet, taking care of myself first and lastly, steps towards my dream career. I have created several mini goals in order to achieve all of these resolutions! As a society, we are very goal orientated, which is not a bad thing, but every little mess up we make during our journey we begin to easily hate ourselves and think that we are taking a million steps backwards. But the thing is, every mistake along the way is actually building towards that goal. For example, skipping a workout here, or failing a test there, the mistakes contribute to you learning more about yourself. Remember, everyone is different.
If you got past all the cheesy new years resolutions stuff above and made it to this paragraph, congratulations! And thank you for enduring my first blog post! So to wrap it up, I would like to quickly address some questions readers may or may not be thinking.
What the heck is this blog all about?
I decided to create a blog to use as my social media platform in order to primarily educate people regarding fitness and lifestyle changes.
Fitness? Lifestyle? Are you a lifestyle coach? Why should we listen to you?
Yes fitness! Yes a lifestyle change! And no… I am not a lifestyle coach at all! I am not forcing you to listen to me, everyone on the internet is biased in some way.
Who are you? What in the world do you do?
I am currently a Bachelor of Kinesiology student at the University of Alberta hoping to become a successful Strength & Conditioning coach in the near future. I am primarily interested in the athletic population and specifically powerlifting and Olympic Lifting. I have about a year and a half of school left, and will be getting my CSEP-CPT (Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology – Certified Personal Trainer) this year. Yes I am a student, and yes I am still learning about myself, fitness and life just like you!
What does this blog entail?
This blog consists of training regimes, fitness tips, nutritional advice, random workout fads (if they actually work or not), workout wear/gear reviews, and of course random memes!
So that’s a little bit about myself and the content on my blog. . I hope this first post entices you to continue following my journey through life and help you through your own with some empowering fitness guidance! If you would like to share any comments, or suggestions on future posts or what you would like to learn more about, comment below! Thank you for reading and I hope you had a wonderful holiday season.
Happy New Year’s from my family to yours!