First of all - welcome to my website. I will be using my blog to track my journey throughout these last few months/weeks of my studies, to setting up my business and beyond. My name is Carien Hesselberg, and I am currently studying to get my CERT III and CERT IV in Fitness. I've been working hard and learning a lot these last few months. Fitness is something I have always been very passionate about and I am so glad that I can finally share my passion with other people.
It has been a long road to where I am now. I was looking into doing my qualification a couple of years ago, but fell pregnant with my third son, so my plans were placed on the back burner. (I'm a mum - it's what we do right??)
During my pregnancy I gained a whopping 30kg. It has taken me about 13 months to get this close to my goal (I have another 7kg to go), but at the end of the day - it took my body nearly a year to create a new life, I honestly think we should allow our bodies at least that to recover. (A year for a year...) I have lost 23kg through hard work, good nutrition (with the odd cheat meal because frankly it's sometimes easier to just grab a pack of popcorn in-between feeding a hungry baby and running after the other kids) and dedication to my fitness goals. As I learnt new things in my studies - I incorporated them into my own fitness regime and plan. I am now fitter than I have ever been in my life (and I was pretty darn fit before baby #3...) and so close to my goal weight I can almost smell it. (But if I don't reach it, that's also fine - I am more muscular than I have ever been too and muscle weighs more than fat...)
I have been fat, I have been fit. I am living proof that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible. But I am also human. I understand that it isn't always possible to work out every single day. I also understand that it's not always possible to eat clean 24/7 (but that would be awesome wouldn't it??) I am here to help my clients reach their fitness and weight loss goals, while keeping it real. Real fitness for real people.
So as I am sitting here - I should be finishing up some of my theoretical studies. I have finished all of my Fitness modules (which i absolutely LOVED!!) and I am now working on the business module (which I know is necessary but I'm finding it hard to get as excited about is as with the fitness modules!) I have another 2 hours with my mentor in practical training and will then need to submit my practical simulation assessment. Nearly there - I just need to keep my eye on the ultimate goal and push through this last little bit.
So for now - I'm signing off and hitting the books. Will try to at least finish one more unit this evening.
Oh and if you were wondering about my business name choice - my first initial and the first 4 letters of my surname spell C + Hess = Chess. ;-)
Catch ya later!