My Favorite Fitness Accomplishment – #DishTheFit Link-up

Happy Tuesday!  It’s the second day of the month on the second day of the week.  I’m superstitious and cray about a lot of things,  so I sort of get eerie feelings when a month begins on a Monday.  I know, I’m really weird.  I also can’t pump gas without ending on an odd number.  Oh yeah, and I have to turn twice to the left if a black cat walks in front of me.  Seriously, I should be put away!

However, I’m not here to talk about idiosyncratic tendencies, though if you have any, I’d sure love to hear about them.  I believe craziness is negated if other reasonably normal people have weird quirks too.  Okay, seriously, moving on!

So, again, it’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for the #DishTheFit Link-up with Jessica at The Fit Switch and Jill Conyers!  Today’s topic is “favorite fitness accomplishments”.  I would love to yammer on about how I’ve completed so many marathons or bench-pressed my own body weight, but I haven’t.  However, it’s super fitting that this is the topic today, because I literally JUST got my acceptance email for the FitFluential Ambassador program and I’m TOTALLY excited!

I have been in love with FitFluential for a long time .  So, now that I’m officially an Ambassador for FitFluential, it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside!

I'm in!

I’m in!

When I think back just a few years ago, I was lazy (I’ll just come out and say it) and I just sat around waiting for life to happen to me.  However, I think as a sum of all of my efforts over the years, getting to wake up every day and know that while I am helping myself, I am helping others too, is my favorite fitness accomplishment.

So my fave accomplishment isn’t a single thing; it’s the certifications I’ve obtained, the fitness licenses I have earned, and the classes and clients I’ve helped over the last several years.   It is so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day ruts of thinking “I have to do more” or “what next?” — but what we should all really do in life is sit back for a few moments and recount all the wonderful things we have accomplished and how those things have made us into the people we are today.    That’s what this post has done for me today; it has given me the opportunity to reflect on all that I have done and to start thinking about the future.

Speaking of the future  and my next accomplishment, I have got to start my daily, intensive study session for my ACE Health Coach exam!

I want to thank Jessica and Jill for the Tuesday link-up, again, because it really is a wonderful thing to allow yourself to think about and share what motivates you and keeps you going!

What’s your favorite fitness accomplishment? Give yourself a big hug and then tell me about it!






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  1. December 2, 2014 / 8:22 pm

    Good luck ! and congrats on your ambassadorship- woo hoo! It is all exciting stuff! I am excited that I have finished an actual training program to be able to complete my 15K/half marathons. I would have never thought I could actually run that far! So I can’t wait to my race on Sunday! I am anxious to get out there and just do it! 🙂

    • Erin
      December 2, 2014 / 8:29 pm

      Good luck on Sunday! Half marathons are a huge accomplishment! I love to run but I have so many knee issues I have had to give it up so I love to encourage others who can run pain free! Have fun and be proud! 🙂

  2. December 2, 2014 / 8:29 pm

    Congrats on being a Fitfluential Ambassador!! And congrats on all your licenses, that is a great accomplishment. Good luck on the ACE Health Coach exam!

    • Erin
      December 2, 2014 / 8:32 pm

      Thank you, Sharon! I’m taking my test on January 20th so crunch time! 🙂

  3. December 2, 2014 / 11:04 pm

    Congrats on the Fitfluential! One of my favorite accomplishments is teaching my first group ex class. I love it and do not think I will ever stop!

    • Erin
      December 3, 2014 / 1:44 am

      Teaching is so nerve racking and it’s definitely a wonderful accomplishment to get up there and show ’em how it’s done! It’s totally addicting – congrats and way to go!!

  4. December 3, 2014 / 12:03 am

    Best of luck on your exam and all your future goals! You’ve got awesome reasons to brag a little today! 🙂 congratulations on getting out there and making your dreams into reality!

    • Erin
      December 3, 2014 / 1:42 am

      Awww thanks so much, Fawn! 🙂

  5. December 3, 2014 / 10:42 am

    I hope to next year be able to boast about my cert accomplishments! The list is long and I’m starting with NASM PT. Congrats on becoming a FFA.

    Any tips for studying for NASM CPT? 🙂

    • Erin
      December 3, 2014 / 12:12 pm

      Hi Jill – I actually have an entire post on it from a few months ago. I received my CPT from NASM as well (great choice!) I met a young man on a plane who was studying so it inspired me to write a post about what topics I felt were most important on the exam! Check it out and share it with others! It can cause tons of anxiety, but with a little direction it makes all the difference in the world!

      Good luck!

  6. December 8, 2014 / 1:17 am

    Dude. I seriously love everything about this post. I love the idea of celebrating ALL the accomplishments that have brought you to this point. It’s actually kinda in line with the spirit of your comment on my recent post. Love love love it! And, of course, I love that you’re a fitfluential ambassador now! Huge congrats!!!

    • Erin
      December 8, 2014 / 2:18 am

      Thanks, Ashleigh! I definitely believe that the power of progress is acknowledging all the things that have brought you where you are now (good and/or bad)! So excited about FitFluential – I love them! Thanks for visiting!!! 🙂

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