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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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al.asp?blog_id=4862929


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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al.asp?blog_id=4883555


Emotional balance part 3 - Self talk
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=4886607


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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al.asp?blog_id=4905207


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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al.asp?blog_id=4929786




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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DNRAE1 12/7/2012 8:51AM

    So glad you get to do what you love!!!! Congratulations and my wishes for wonderful success!


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FARIS71 12/7/2012 8:49AM

    Dang that IS cool! Way to go!

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PENOWOK 12/7/2012 8:45AM

    EXCELLENT!! Congratulations! I hope it all works out for you!

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DJSHIP46 12/7/2012 8:40AM

    Best of luck... hope it works out just the way you want it to!!!

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NEWMOM20121 12/7/2012 8:19AM

    You would be great at this. Good for you. I hope this works out, you have helped a lot of people here and I am sure a lot more would benefit from hearing your story.

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JANEMARIE77 12/7/2012 8:18AM

    Hope all works out good Luck

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LOGOULD 12/7/2012 8:02AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon That's sounds like a PERFECT fit for you Robert! To borrow a phrase from one of my favorite motivators...."Success is what you do when the WOOHOO is all through!" Oh, wait, that was YOU!!! You ARE a SUCCESS and I'm sure your motivational series will spawn many other to succeed too! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RUNNERRACHEL 12/7/2012 7:55AM

    emoticon that is exciting!!

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DAYSPRING-STAR 12/7/2012 7:35AM

    All the best to your success!

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BESSHAILE 12/7/2012 7:07AM

    Now THAT is cool!

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LEANJEAN6 12/7/2012 6:44AM

    That is great! Sounds like yu will do a super job!-Lynda emoticon

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SANDYCRANE 12/7/2012 6:40AM

    I am glad that you will be able to do what you love most. I think that the greatest job on earth is one that you love doing and are passionate about. I plan on reading all your blogs as you really seem to have a good handle on helping others. I will be cheering for you.

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TRYINGHARD54 12/7/2012 5:33AM

    wow !! that is great news...... emoticon emoticon

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NCSUE0514 12/7/2012 5:26AM

    emoticon

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LIVEDAILY 12/6/2012 9:00PM

    I love how you've known that this was something you wanted to do, and you've planned for it! Way to go!!

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MIQUEY73 12/6/2012 8:39PM

    Awesome! You sound so excited! Can't wait to hear about the final product!

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GOING-STRONG 12/6/2012 7:47PM

    emoticon

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WATERDIAMONDS 12/6/2012 7:06PM

    Great news for those lucky enough to attend your classes!

As a side benefit of teaching your ideas, perhaps you'll also be inspired by the fact that you are standing before your students in person--rather than "talking with us" here on SP--to do even more toward your goal of better health through better nutrition and effective exercise.

Go for it and make this dream as real as your personal health dream.

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LINDAK25 12/6/2012 5:41PM

    Good for you! Go for it!

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CLPURNELL 12/6/2012 5:01PM

    emoticon

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 12/6/2012 4:28PM

    thats GREAT Robert!!

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GODDESSOFHOME 12/6/2012 4:19PM

    Wonderful!


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GAMEON123 12/6/2012 3:58PM

    I can feel your excitement...definitely a calling!

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123ELAINE456 12/6/2012 3:54PM

  This AWESOME!!! A Fantastic Plan and Opportunity for You to follow through on. You Can do it. It Will be a Great Class. God Bless You and Have a Very Nice Happy Day. Take Care.

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KATHY_NATURELVR 12/6/2012 3:35PM

    Awesome Robert! Best of luck!

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TALVARADO6 12/6/2012 3:07PM

    Very cool! I would love to do something like that! One day!

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WANNABFIT34 12/6/2012 2:48PM

    okay I'm just gonna shoot you a text saying awesome!

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_MOBII_ 12/6/2012 2:43PM

    I am overjoyed for you!!!!

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LINDAKAY228 12/6/2012 1:19PM

    That is so awesome! It sounds like it's going to be a great course and I'm so glad this is happening for you!

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SALLY_MANDER 12/6/2012 12:55PM

    This is so incredible! Way to go, Robert :)

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PIXIEMOM13 12/6/2012 12:24PM

    I wish I lived close enough to take your class, my friend!

As it is, I feel your students will be lucky to have you as a teacher.

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 12/6/2012 12:00PM

    This is a great opportunity for you and also for your potential students. emoticon

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 12/6/2012 11:56AM

    Congrats.

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CHANGINGSAM 12/6/2012 11:49AM

    This is great! Hope it works out for you! emoticon

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GARDENQE2 12/6/2012 11:45AM

    Great idea, Robert!
With your experiences and verbal ability, you will be an outstanding motivator.
emoticon You already are one!
Besides, it is so rewarding to be a teacher...if you have students who have a desire to learn...it's the best feeling in the world.
I'm looking forward to hearing more about this!
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RUNNER4LIFE08 12/6/2012 11:45AM

    What a great opportunity for you! emoticon

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BUTTERFLY-1976 12/6/2012 11:40AM

    That is awesome!!!

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GINGERHAWK 12/6/2012 11:36AM

    What an amazing opportunity and a clear nod to the success you have achieved in your journey - emoticon !

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REDRUNNERMOM713 12/6/2012 10:08AM

    Excellent! I'm so happy for you! emoticon

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CM_GARDNER78 12/6/2012 10:07AM

    Robert....THAT.IS.AWESOME!!! They would be lucky to have you! Good luck - you will be PERFECT for something like that! :-) (((((HUGS)))))) Way to go!!!

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LUEYGIRL 12/6/2012 10:07AM

    Where do I sign up?

Great news!

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JENJESS48 12/6/2012 9:45AM

    That's fantastic! Good luck!

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QUAIL75 12/6/2012 9:39AM

    This is awesome!

I think the importance of the mental/motivation side of weight loss is neglected. It's so easy to say "exercise and eat less and you will lose weight" but it's hard to do that if you're not motivated or are an emotional eater or have unrealistic goals or have no plan. These are tools people really need to have to be successful both short and long term.

I think you will be fantastic at this! emoticon

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BILL60 12/6/2012 9:12AM

    The very best to you with this worthwhile endeavor.

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KATHIC2 12/6/2012 8:42AM

  You will be a great instructor! Wish I could sign up right now!

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ALDEBARANIAN 12/6/2012 8:29AM

    Sounds like a winner. emoticon

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KITT52 12/6/2012 7:56AM

    great job...

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-STARRYEYED- 12/6/2012 7:47AM

    emoticon I loved that blog series. It was my first intro to your blogs & your story. I'm so gald to hear that you'll have the opportunity to share it with more people! emoticon emoticon

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FITFOODIE806 12/6/2012 7:44AM

    This is so cool, Robert!! I'm excited for you. I think it pairs well with 70.3 training. Gives you something to channel and focus and challenge all that mental energy that is bound to be a part of the physical training journey.

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RUDITUDI2000 12/6/2012 7:42AM

    Very cool! You will bless many! Is is great to have a mentor and very rewarding to be a mentor. Congratulation's! emoticon

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