What is your passion? What do you get excited about, what moves you?
For some it may be their family. For others their career, a hobby, traveling, sports.
It can be a number of things. I define passion as something that moves you – something you get excited about, something you love, and something to give your all to.
Over the years I’ve been passionate about a number of things. In high school it was the committees I was on, deciding that I wanted to be a teacher, and working with children. In college those passions changed and I was most passionate about was having fun with friends and having a social life I deprived myself of in high school. Then, my first few years of post college life lacked passion…. Until April 2010 when I went on my first run and my life changed.
I can confidently say that I have never been passionate about anything like I am now about my health. Nutrition, cooking, fitness, and having positive relationships with the ones I love, are the most important things to me. They are my passions – and they help me have a happy, healthy, and balanced life.
I’ve decided to take my passion to the next level…. And I enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition!!! Over the course of the next year, I will be doing online courses to become a certified Health Coach!
I’ve decided to sign up for school for multiple reasons; mainly to learn more about nutrition and get as healthy as I can be, and how to share the information I learn with others. Hopefully I will help people become passionate about their own health and help them make positive changes in their lives. I believe that health issues are an epidemic in this country, and I refuse to sit back and just allow it to happen. I read articles, such as this one about obesity and unhealthy living habits, all the time and I get so frustrated. (Especially when I read statistics like only 10% of adults eat the recommended daily amount of fruits and vegetables…. Seriously?!?! That is just plain unhealthy.) I can’t just sit back and watch it happen. I must help make a change, even if it only has a small impact.
I have come along way since my first run nearly two years ago, but I still have a way to go. I am very excited about the journey that I am about to begin and I know I am going to learn a lot in my coursework – not only how I can help others change their lives, but also become a healthier me!
Here’s to new beginnings!