So … I started school.
A few weeks ago I registered for a Nutrition and Wellness Consultant certification program. Fitness and nutrition have been near and dear to my heart almost my whole life. I have written before about finding Richard Simmons on television the year I turned 12. I loved his exercise and food segments most. My mother would come home from work and I would have a shopping list of new ingredients I needed to make the recipes he made on his show. My poor mom!
As I got older I found other role models (Jane Fonda, Denise Austin and Tony Horton) that greatly shaped my understanding of nutrition and fitness. And professionally, when I worked as a medical and clinical social worker, I was given the opportunity to work with bariatric patients prior to and just after their weight loss surgeries. Talk about meaningful work! I loved it!
So when I say nutrition and fitness have been a near lifelong interest of mine, I mean it! And through this certification program I will be able to turn my passion into solid knowledge. Knowledge that will supply me with what I need to really help others make positive changes in their health and lifestyle.
Well, I hope you all have a day where you are excited to learn something new!!!