Eleven years ago I began my journey of a healthier, fitter lifestyle. I started working out with a trainer and changed my dietary habits. Before I knew it, I exceeded my own goals and expectations of what I could achieve. Not only in the amount of weight that I lost, but also in the realization that I was capable of so much more than I ever imagined.
I had no idea how life-changing this pursuit of a good health would be. It influenced every aspect of my daily life. I found confidence I never had before and expanded my social circle where I’ve made new life-long friends.
Ever since then I have had a desire to help others adopt a healthier lifestyle for themselves. This is one of the reasons I blog. But I have always wanted to do more.
Yet I wasn’t sure how. Until now.
I’ve raved about how much I enjoyed the Inner Health, Outer Shine program I participated in earlier this year. Well, through that program I learned about the Institute of Integrated Nutrition. And what I read intrigued me.
So I attended several free informational webinars that the institute offered. They piqued my interest even more.
It lit a fire in me to want to learn more. Not necessarily to make a career change (I love my job!), but to expand my knowledge of nutrition to help myself and those close to me.
I knew that this was something I wanted to do. But I didn’t feel the timing was right and I decided to hold off enrolling for another time.
But I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I couldn’t get it out of my mind.
So I went for it and enrolled in the Spring session!
Coursework begins next week but I've already completed the pre-work readings and assignments.
And last week my welcome kit with my textbooks and other materials arrived and made it feel so real!
Over the course of the next year I plan to immerse myself in the curriculum and soak up everything I can. And I plan to share my learnings, thoughts and takeaways with you and hope you'll find them interesting too.
I am so ready for this and can’t wait to get started!