This year has been pretty crazy for me so far. I have completed countless road races (including my 6th marathon!), was selected as a Lululemon running ambassador, crossed the finish line of my very first triathlon, and am just now entering into fall race season. Over the summer, other than marathon training, I have had something up my sleeve. My friends and family know about it, but I just wasn’t quite ready to share it on the blog. In November, I’ll be taking my test to become a NASM certified personal trainer!
I’ve been studying little by little since July, and finally signed up for my testing date last night. I am so excited about this, as I have been thinking about becoming a certified personal trainer for so long! This means it is crunch time! For the next month, I am going to be studying like crazy and getting very familiar with all of the tricky parts of my study book, which for me are some of the scientific terms.
What do I plan to do with it? I’m not 100% sure yet. I am not going to be leaving my current job at BlueGlass – no way! I love the company that I work for, and would never want to jeopardize that. I plan to be working here for many years to come. What I do know is that I plan to put more circuit and strength training workouts up on the blog to share with everyone. I love posting the ones that I have up so far, and can not wait until I have a little bit more klout behind what I am sharing with all of you. I also hope that readers start to ask me more questions about workouts and ways to get fit. Oh yeah, and I can change my disclaimer to say that I am a certified professional – once that time comes that is
I chose NASM because of the forward way of thinking that it provides, along with the more scientific based approach. When I was researching on which program to go with, I really liked how NASM was known as a very challenging program. I am always up for something to give me a run for my money, and this test is no different. There is a lot of information to take in, and I have to make a conscious effort to cut out the time in my schedule to get the studying in.
I hope some of you are excited for this new phase on the blog. It will still be the same ole me on here, but now I’ll have a little bit more knowledge to back up my workouts! I’m pretty excited!