I May Be Nuts but I Have to Try

I’m starting a new adventure.  I’m a bit hesitant to talk about it because, quite frankly, I’m scared.  I’m afraid I’m going to fall flat on my face, and everyone’s going to think I’m a fool.  Or they might just think I’m a fool for even thinking about it.  I mean, it’s not like I’m in the prime of my youth or anything.  On the other hand, I’m not all that old, and what’s the harm of following a dream?  Of pursuing your passion?

What is she babbling about, you ask?  Well…If you’ve spent anytime with me here On the Other Side, you know I’ve gone from fat to fit and from coach potato to runner.  I hope my passion for health and fitness shines through because more than anything else, except Jesus, I am passionate about health and fitness.  I never get tired of talking about it, reading about it, wanting to help people find their healthy.  I could spend the rest of my life helping people in their pursuit of health and fitness and be totally happy.

What I’m talking about is different from my job as a nurse.  At the hospital, I take care of sick people and help them reach their maximum level of independence.  What I’m talking about is helping people find their way through unhealthy lifestyles to a life of fitness and one full of health. What I’m talking about is being a health and fitness trainer.

After 2 years of thinking about it and trying to find a work schedule that would allow me to work through a program, I finally bit the bullet and…drum roll, please….enrolled in a health and fitness trainer program.

So I’m sitting in class today, the second day of the program, wondering if I am out of my mind.  I have a good career, a masters degree in my field, and I’m in my 40’s.  I must be crazy to think about tackling a new field of study!  Right?  I mean, who does that???  I must be nuts.

Then, the instructor showed us this video.

And there was my answer.  Failure may be a part of the journey, but it’s never too late to pursue our dreams.  The end may not look like what we anticipated, but that’s okay too.

So I don’t know what will happen.  I have some ideas of what I would like to see happen.  And maybe nothing will happen.  But I have to try.  I don’t want to reach the end of my life and wonder “what if…?”

Author: Juanita

Thanks for dropping in! I'm Juanita. People tell me I don't look like a Juanita since I'm red headed and freckled with super pale skin, but what's in a name, right? I'm a 40-something, single (as in no kids, never been married) gal from Oklahoma. I'm a nurse and most importantly, a follower of Jesus. I love chocolate, am scared of heights, and petrified of snakes. After my fortieth birthday and coming to grips with the fact that I was obese, I discovered I'm a runner and a CrossFitter, and that there's a whole lot of life left to live. I just had to get past the fat, stare down the fear, and realize that 40 is not too old for new beginnings. So this is the story of my struggles and adventures in the quest to live a healthy life in mind, body, and soul.

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