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Thursday, December 06, 2012

I was going to blog about something that was probably pretty boring but then something really cool happened so you get to hear about the really cool rather than the boring blah blah blah I had planned.

It is looking like I will finally reach my goal of teaching a weight loss seminar. Earlier I had invited my trainer over to my house for breakfast and to just geek out on fitness for a while. He also wanted to check out my workout equipment and bike. He was impressed and we had a great time. We talked for a long time and I showed him my work on the blog series I had written sometime back. We really connected and he could tell I was very passionate about it.

Fast forward to today.

After my workout, I just made casual comment, mostly to myself, that I really want to teach a class. We talked in his office for a while and you could see the wheels turning. He is going to present it to the owner in a few weeks when she gets back. The good news is that the owner knows me from when she was a trainer at another facility where I got my start and knows my story already. She had been pulling on me for sometime to start training at her place as well. We have a pretty good relationship.

Deep down I have been wanting to do something like this for a long time. My job makes it nearly impossible to work as a trainer and that isn’t really my calling although I did earn a Personal Training certification a while back. What has always fascinated me is the psychological and motivational aspects of weight loss. I always seem to skip over the hum drum parts in a trainers certification guide and go right for the motivational stuff.

I know this is the right path for me, I feel it and know it to be so.

The framework of the seminar will be based on a blog series I wrote sometime back as detailed below…


The "Path To The Holy Grail" Series


Introduction to the Holy Grail
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Emotional balance part 1 - journey to the center of the problem
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=4867588


Emotional balance part 2 - Relationship with the scale
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Emotional balance part 3 - Self talk
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Emotional balance part 4 - Realistic weight loss goals
www.sparkpeople.c
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ndividual.asp?blog_id=4897677


Emotional balance part 5 - Independence And Passion.
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Reprogramming The Reward Center
www.sparkpeople.c
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ndividual.asp?blog_id=4910896


Recovering From Food Addiction
www.sparkpeople.c
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ndividual.asp?blog_id=4915755


Response-ability- choosing your response...
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Tentatively I plan on teaching the course around November or December of next year, then have support group type follow up for a few months to help people get through the rocky, early stages of their journey. Maybe do 2 classes a year. It doesn’t sound like much but when you figure the class time then the follow up support meetings, one class may take 6 months then they “graduate”.

I also was kicking around the idea of doing a video blog series based on this but am unclear as to how to put it together. It would be more of a presentation series complete with visuals rather than just me sitting in front of a web cam blathering on about the above material.

Still very much in the planning stages but I am really getting excited about it in the sense that I finally am developing an outlet for my creativity in this area. I really feel that this is a calling rather than just something I wanted to try. A calling is something that just comes to you as a general idea of something you would like to do and then, over time, the ideas, details develop and opportunities to express those ideas present themselves. It is said that a mans gift will make room for him. When it is really meant to be, the pieces have a way of falling into place. The door opens and you don’t have to knock very hard.

That is what I am feeling here.

I think something very cool will happen here. Something very worthwhile..
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SERASARA 1/4/2013 1:20PM

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CTMOM2KIDS 12/30/2012 8:03PM

    That is just way, way too cool!!!

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EFFRAYECHILDE 12/15/2012 12:23PM

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REY-REY 12/11/2012 8:09PM

    awesome!

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 12/9/2012 7:22PM

    This is awesome! Sounds great!!

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ARIZONA33 12/9/2012 12:13AM

    How exciting to get the opportunity to pursue something that you would like to do and to share your passion and experiences with others in order to help them on their journey towards a healthier lifestyle! Great job! Thanks for sharing so many amazing and helpful blogs!

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LAWANDMUSIC 12/8/2012 9:07PM

    Wonderful!!

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SUSANK16 12/8/2012 6:44PM

  congratulations!

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AMARILYNH 12/8/2012 6:01PM

    Love it - what a great way to give back!!

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GRAMPIAN 12/8/2012 4:19PM

  Well done.

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FIRECOM 12/8/2012 2:20PM

    A path that many would love to do as well, including yours truly. a great blog.

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BANDMOM2012 12/8/2012 11:13AM

    How exciting! I love those kind of "cool things" that happen in our lives!

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HKARLSSON 12/8/2012 10:19AM

    Super cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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JIBBIE49 12/8/2012 8:23AM

    emoticon Great to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. What an honor.

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SWIMLOVER 12/8/2012 8:17AM

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EVER-HOPEFUL 12/8/2012 4:28AM

    emoticon robert way to go.maybe shelli(momsmost)on spark people could give you some tips on your video ideas she has some good ones in the vlogs she does here and she has just helped to do the videos for spark coach with spark guy.couldn´t harm to ask.anyway i am so pleased for you. emoticon

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RAJANIEMI 12/8/2012 2:44AM

    Sounds to me like you know what you want and you will not stop until you get it...good for you.

Keep your dreams alive...live thru them!


I'm going to keep my eye on your.


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BLUEJEAN99 12/8/2012 1:45AM

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ROCKYCPA 12/8/2012 12:25AM

    Great plan - good luck!

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MARYJEANSL 12/7/2012 11:30PM

  This sounds really great - go for it!!

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LIBBYL1 12/7/2012 10:59PM

  wonderful!

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JUDSTERF 12/7/2012 10:44PM

    emoticon Good job!!

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JUNEAU2010 12/7/2012 10:40PM

    Follow your heart! I am sure this will open fabulous opportunities! emoticon

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KARRENLYNN 12/7/2012 7:51PM

    Do what your passion dictates. Sounds like you're doing that. Congratulations on all of your progress and accomplishments. I'm sure you'll have a lot of success on your new adventure.

Karen

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DIANNEMT 12/7/2012 6:29PM

    Great!!

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OSUBUCKI101 12/7/2012 4:01PM

    Wonderful wonderful news! Your class will be what exactly every person needs to go through who struggles with weight. As you well know, it's not always about calories in; calories out but it's the WHY we put those calories in, in what form and why we choose do not doing anything about getting them out. It's all about the mental and emotional and you are going to do great! Keep us posted!

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NEWTINK 12/7/2012 3:32PM

    Good luck and I am happy for you emoticon

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NEWCHINELO 12/7/2012 3:31PM

    You know you can do anything if you put your mind to it and I know you will be just fine.

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FAVORITEAUNT84 12/7/2012 2:43PM

    That. Is. AWESOME! emoticon

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LIVELYGIRL2 12/7/2012 1:55PM

  OH, OH!!! I'm SO excited for you. So cool. I do think the series would lend itself very well to a class and seminar. Keep us posted if you get to this.

You know everyone will want to hear what you say, because how you have been transformed.

I bet a bunch of us would to come ourselves, if you were in our area.

I see waiting lists or people waiting for their chance.

I hope you also have material for those who need to maintain or don't have weight problems. Everyone needs to go past boredom and routine and continue the trek.

BTW- there are some people here that might jump up and down to give you tips about videos. emoticon

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  I wish you the very emoticon in this endeaver.

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MOMMY445 12/7/2012 12:30PM

    congratulations! that is fabulous news! have an amazing day!

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TERRIJ7 12/7/2012 12:08PM

    Congratulations! What a great opportunity!

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FIT4MEIN2013 12/7/2012 12:07PM

    How fun! I was a Weight watcher leader and wrote a weekly health and fitness article for our company newsletter for several years and loved it. I am sure you will, too! emoticon

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    Fantastic!! emoticon emoticon

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    I hope everything works out for you. emoticon

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JEWITCH 12/7/2012 11:28AM

    emoticon Love the blog.

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LJCANNON 12/7/2012 10:50AM

    emoticon This sounds like a Fascinating Series! I will be looking forward to hearing more about your New Career Path!!

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NILLAPEPSI 12/7/2012 10:27AM

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JACKIE542 12/7/2012 9:58AM

    Very exciting. emoticon

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MIMIDOT 12/7/2012 9:40AM

    Very cool idea! Good luck! Hope things work out for you. Spark on!

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