For a few weeks now I’ve had a mounting desire to set some new goals and an increasing sense that I am ready for it: mentally and physically. I started off this year with some doubts about my physical capabilities left over from last year after injuring my back and hips, which really sucked. In just a year from September 2010 when I first started to see myself as ‘an exerciser’ I rapidly became used to having my body show me it could do anything I asked it to. It has been frustrating and a little weird to step back from that and start over with many things post-injury. A fantastic learning experience. I now know not to push through significant pain (der!) and that strong arms and legs really aren’t worth a pinch of poo if your core is as weak as my knees go when I see Jon Hamm in the TV show Mad Men!
I started to think about my goals… then to talk about them and further to that, to discuss my desire to up the ante in training and to push for a new weight loss goal that I’ve not reached before (or thought possible!). I’ve also been becoming braver about talking to people about my dreams for other things, like helping others to be healthy and active, to turn their lives around as I have done.
Once I put it out there, out loud, an interesting thing happened. It’s like the universe conspired to encourage and assist me!
In some unrelated events and chance meetings a few interesting opportunities have come along that line up spectacularly with my goals – for my own fitness as well as my goals for encouraging and inspiring others to find their healthy version of living life to the max! A few opportunities are still under discussion and we’ll see what comes to fruition (fingers crossed!) but the one I am most excited about can be unveiled!!
I can state the following sentence that just 1 year ago when I nervously enlisted a personal trainer I did not think for one nanosecond I would be saying. Hey, even just six weeks ago it didn’t cross my mind I would be saying this:
“Hi! I’m Ange, Zenergy’s Fun & Fitness Ambassador!”
Funk-a-noolo. That’s perhaps the third time I have typed it even… I am very excited, flattered, honoured and a little bit scared about whether I can live up to the role Zenergy have offered… I know I am determined to give it my all. It’s such an amazing opportunity that I am seizing with both hands!
I have been pondering the very same question you are probably asking: What does it mean?
Well – that’s going to be revealed increasingly in the coming weeks… as I discover more about FUN & FITNESS and share it with you. What I can say with certainty in this moment that this role of Zenergy Fun & Fitness Ambassador is about some things I am incredibly passionate about, things that are vital to life: fun and fitness for starters (har har). It’s also about encouraging and inspiring others to get fit, to find the fun in fitness and to be fit enough to pursue whatever past time it is that floats your boat outside of the gym or training studio. Do you want to go on a skiing holiday? Well it’s going to be way more fun if you are fit! Need to lose weight and incorporate exercise as a regular part of your life? Well it’s going to be easier if it is fun!
Have I confused you? Stick with me, I’ve lots more to say on this!
Life is short. I don’t know about you but I want maximum FUN. I want to be FIT to have maximum FUN. And I want to learn to have FUN while I get FIT.
Still sounds like a riddle? Maybe we’ve plunged into Wonderland like Alice down the rabbit hole……
It’s OK – stick with me. I promise you an adventure (won’t promise that there will not be some sweaty workout pics and curse words about DOMS though!). I don’t know why, but one thing’s for sure: there’s never a dull moment around here! The universe seems determined for me to have an adventure that I never set out to have…. so I am on board and up for the ride! BRING IT ON!!