Hello fellow health seekers, this is my first time blogging, and I have to say I am very excited. I have tossed the idea of blogging around for awhile. Honestly, what has stopped me is the fact that I didn’t know if I would have time to sit down for 15-30 minutes and tell you all about what I’m up to. Finally, the time has come, I am a blogger. Boom. That was easier than I thought!
My first topic today is really to explain to you what I am like, who I am aspiring to be, and what makes me happy. I started this health journey when I was sitting in the car with my aunt, who happens to be my role model, when I was 12 years old. She was a huge athlete, strong woman, fun, and just someone I adore. She began to tell me her views on health, and what we have to do to stay healthy. Her top 3 tips then were, 1:drink plenty of water 2:workout hard 3:eat lots of vegetables. Now, this was years ago, and the health industry has changed a lot, but I would say those were a great start to peaking my interests to learn more.
I began athletics in 5th grade, and excelled each year to become better, smarter at my game, and push harder in practice to land great spots on the team. This continued into college, where I played basketball for 2 years. That last year was the best basketball year of my entire athletic career. I gained friends that later were bridesmaids in my wedding (July 19th 2014), and still today are some of my best friends.
Athletics teach you skills and life lessons, that I will never forget. Also, having a good coach is one of the most overlooked and hardest professions today. They not only have to care for their athletes, but they have to learn each one of our personalities to know how to coach us. A good coach will take the time to get to know each individual, and adapt to their learning abilities to coach them. Also, a good coach needs to continually grow, and educate themselves to become a better coach every day.
Personal development. Something I didn’t know much about until January 2015, and now I can’t imagine not listening, reading personal growth books, audios and listening to my mentors weekly. Athletics not only taught life lessons, and created memories that I could never recreate, but it taught me that you have to start out small, and work your butt off to make it to the top. My abilities and my positions on each team, were never easy, nor were they handed to me on a silver platter. I had to work extra hard in practice to stand out from the players who were naturally gifted at the same positions I was working towards. I certainly was not a coach “suck up” which made standing out, that much more difficult. Athletics taught me that working hard sometimes isn’t enough. Sometimes it just isn’t meant to be. I simply wasn’t meant to be the All-American player, or All-Conference athlete. But everyone who came to the games, knew I was the one who worked my butt off every second I was on the court, and my heart was always there, no matter if I was on the bench or on the court. This personality trait has continued to follow me today, and I’m so grateful that part of me hasn’t changed.
2015 was a year of personal growth no question about that, but it also was a year that I began to realize how special I am. God created me for a very specific reason, and I began to realize what type of special I am. When I let God enter deeper into my life, I started to grow fast, and strong! I grew as a wife, a leader, and as a woman. I am so grateful for 2015, and extremely excited for what 2016 holds for me!