I have two things to celebrate this week, and I’m so excited to share it with you!
On Friday, I passed my exam to earn the Certified Group Fitness Instructor credential with the American Council on Exercise.
I worked on this course for six months, which built upon the two-plus years I worked on the course to earn my Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) credential. I started the GFI course right after I passed the CPT in December; I didn’t want to lose momentum. As a result I’ve been studying continuously for almost three years with these two tests hanging over me, while working full time. It’s been tough, especially because I had no prior background in these areas. Everything was new for me. To say I was challenged is an understatement. But I’m done (yay!) and now can focus on putting this knowledge to work in practice.
I’m learning the Silver Sneakers format and look forward to teaching my first class and working with older adults in the near future. The GFI course has been extremely helpful in preparing me for this and other things to come, and I’m so glad I did it.
Celebrating my blogiversary
This week I celebrate my fourth anniversary of launching this blog. The past year has been a somewhat quiet one on the blog, as I had to focus most of my available time on preparing for my CPT and GFI tests. But I rebranded it from The Healthy Beauty Blog to Michelle Rogers Healthy Living, and redesigned my site, and I was happy with that accomplishment.
In 2014, I wrote the following on my blogiversary. Since right now I can’t say it any better than that, I’ll repost it here:
Two years ago, I launched The Healthy Beauty Blog. I was SO nervous, you have no idea! It took me a while to press “publish,” and I was shaking when I did.
While I’ve worked in communications my whole career, writing about myself — and things so intensely personal like body image and private struggles I’d never spoken about to anyone before — was a whole different animal.
But it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done. I love every minute of working on this project, and through it have met the most incredible, inspiring people.
I just want to say thank you so much for following my journey and for your support. I truly appreciate it, more than you know!