I hate (HATE!) keeping secrets. I don’t mean the surprise-party kind or the friend-confided-in-me kind — those I pride myself on keeping. It’s the exciting personal news secrets that eat at me from the inside.
Yeah, I’m bad at keeping that kind of secret.
I know what you’re thinking…. No, I’m not pregnant. I don’t want to be pregnant. I can honestly say I’m done in the baby department.
So, no baby on the way but … I did get a new job!!
Well, it’s more than a job.
It’s a passion. A project. A dream?
Maybe a dream I didn’t even think I had.
I’m taking over managing duties at my gym, the Athletic Asylum with a plan of buying-in in the next few months. (I’m on a bit of a trial period to see if it’s something I want to commit to long term.)
Dude…. I’m going to own a gym.
It’s been just over 8 years since I started my exercise journey and almost 3 years since joining this CrossFit gym and I would be lying if I said it changed my life. Mine isn’t a story of CrossFit success. I didn’t join a gym, lose 70 pounds and become a success story.
My story is a little different. I lost 70 pounds, became a success story, and then joined a gym. And that’s an important distinction.
I changed my life. Me. I did that. And I’m owning it.
However, I did fall in love with CrossFit. From my first class I knew it was for me. It challenges me daily. I’m stronger, happier and more fit than I’ve ever been in. my. entire. life.
And I’m not getting any younger… but I FEEL better than I ever have.
The gym was in desperate need of a manager, someone to build community, recruit new members and handle day-to-day operations. So many people have asked me if I wanted to be a trainer and my answer is no. It’s still no, but this, managing, is how I can contribute to a community that has given me so much — friendships, happiness, strength.
So that’s my big news!!
This blog has been with me from fat to skinny to confident to a gym manager.
I’m not going to say “who am I?” any more.
This is me now.