New Beginnings

November 4, 2010

Last night I held my first Skoofit Conditioning Class and it was a blast!  It was a great way to kick-off my new status as ‘self-employed’.

It was also my sister’s first day at her first job in NYC, so new beginnings and milestones all around!  I remember when I moved to NYC over 7 years ago how daunting this city seemed…having my own business run successfully wasn’t even a pipe dream!!  I just wanted to GET a job!

My first job in NY was at a lawfirm in midtown and it was simply awful.  My boss was dreadfully mean to me:  in just 3 short months, he called me ‘stupid’ and I walked out after returning a few choice words.  I waited tables for awhile and finally landed a permanent position about a year later at another firm.  It was a great job for me in that I regained the confidence to dig deep inside myself to figure out what it is that I really wanted to be when I grew up. 

One of the perks at this new job was a huge discount at one of New York’s top gyms where I discovered Pilates and lost nearly 10 pounds!!  Early one morning while I was sweating away on the elliptical, I noticed a very fit woman yelling at her client with a giant smirk on her face.  My recent weight loss, coupled with newfound confidence in my adopted city gave me the power to realize my dream of becoming a personal trainer.  I studied during my lunch breaks at work, practiced on my friends and aced the exam.  A few months later, I nailed a job at the very gym that inspired me!

Thinking back to my life as an 18 year-old member of Bally’s in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, it would have been a dream of mine to train, to know my way around a gym, to run my own business.  I’m glad I waited for a more mature time in my life to commit to something so inspiring, so personal, so rewarding.

I am living my dream.

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One Response to “New Beginnings”

  1. Lucila Says:

    I love you! Always an inspiration! all the best to SKOOG FIT, from ARGENTINA! 🙂


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