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Weight loss class is a GO!

Friday, February 01, 2013

I got an email this morning from the manager of my gym that my proposal to teach a weight loss and lifestyle change seminar is a go! Also, there is alot of enthusiasm for the couch to 5k and half marathon training academy as well. With the running groups I will need to obtain a certification first for liability reasons. The cert I did have is not on the list of acceptable ones to have but there is no worries there, I know I can do it so I am not concerned.

I feel like I have really reached a milestone. I have always wanted to do something like this and it is a natural niche for me. I have always felt an inward calling for this and I am simply stepping through the door that has opened for me. When it was meant to be, you don't have to kick the door in, you simply step through after you patiently wait for the opportunity to arise.

A mans gift will make room for him and I really feel that I have a gift for really connecting with people on a heart level and helping them see what is possible. There is no feeling in the world like watching someone get sparked. I know the feeling. When you are severely overweight, your whole existence revolves around what you CAN'T do. I CAN'T fit into this booth, I CAN'T climb these stairs, I CAN'T fit into my favorite -------, fill in the blank.

The transformation happens when CAN'T turns into CAN. Once someone gets a sense of empowerment from realizing that they CAN, watch out... they will keep coming back for more. Like a kid with a new toy, they start pushing their limits and then rejoice as they watch them fall. It's the new addiction. Something that food will never be able to compete with. I want to be there to see it. The positive energy from it all feeds my desire to keep going forward with my own transformation.

I am energized.

I have always studied but in a hap-hazard fashion because it has always been without a real purpose. Now that I have a reason and an open door, it feels so natural, like I am doing something I am meant to do.

I got this.

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BESSHAILE 2/7/2013 6:41AM

    This is fabulous news!

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LOGOULD 2/5/2013 6:38PM

    SO PROUD of you emoticon !!! You are going to bless so many lives - emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KLMEIRING 2/5/2013 6:07PM

    Congratulations on this new opportunity! Spark on!

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LISAREADS 2/5/2013 5:08PM

    I just discovered your blogs- what an inspiration you are! emoticon emoticon emoticon Thank you so much for sharing - SPARK ON! emoticon

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MAUREENGRACE1 2/5/2013 10:37AM

    I only wish you were doing the classes over here![England]. I would be one of the first to sign up! Good luck and best wishes. Maureen

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FORBANDE 2/5/2013 7:09AM

    Your enthusiasm and energy are so contagious!! I know that those things and your success will transform other lives. What an amazing gift to share!!

You're awesome and deserve all the success you are achieving! You have worked hard, are determined and encourage the rest of us every chance you get.

I can't wait to hear more about this!! Another woo hoo!!!

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MISSLISA1973 2/5/2013 12:53AM

    You're so right about coming back for more CAN. I really struggled to get my Associate's Degree, but since getting it, my confidence has soared through the roof! I feel like I CAN do anything! I've run a half marathon, done a 35-flight climb, and graduated with a college degree. BRING IT ON!

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TREYONE 2/4/2013 10:47PM

  emoticon Good Luck with the new opportunity!!

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SQUIRRELLYONE 2/4/2013 3:01PM

    Congrats and good luck!

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XXJDXX 2/4/2013 1:32PM

    Wow, that is great! You'll have the opportunity to help a lot of people. One flame can ignite thousands. Congratulations!

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PATTISTAMPS 2/4/2013 1:04PM

    WOO HOOO!!!!! I have had lots of instructors and trainers - but one one of them has ever had a weight problem!!! Your "benn there, done that" will really help to inspire and to spark them to believe they can. And if you think you can, you CAN!

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RUDITUDI2000 2/4/2013 12:14PM

    That is great news for you & all those that will improve their lives as a result! You are very inspiring and love that you just keep moving forward/knocking down those walls. emoticon

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LOLABLACK69 2/4/2013 1:58AM

    Congratulations! Good for you! Go for it and give it your best shot! emoticon

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SUNNYWBL 2/4/2013 12:03AM

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MANILUS 2/3/2013 9:06PM

    Excellent!

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BMCKEOW1 2/3/2013 7:12PM

    Oh my gosh. This is such good news. The cert will be easy for you to get. Way to go.

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DDOORN 2/3/2013 4:59PM

    WOW! Look at you GO! Radio interview, 80# kettlebells and now teaching a class on healthy living! You are SPARKIN' like a HOUSE AFIRE! :-)

Don

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COOKIE_AT_51 2/3/2013 8:41AM

    That is so emoticon ... what a chance to help others while also helping yourself!!

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COFFEE_123456 2/2/2013 6:33PM

    That is SO cool! What a great accomplishment and opportunity to truly change the lives of the people who will be in your class! Think of the great impact your work will have - while we all do this to be healthy for ourselves, having a chance to change the course of lives for others is certainly a great perk!

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CTMOM2KIDS 2/2/2013 2:57PM

    I feel so uplifted reading this blog! Very happy for you, Robert! Congratulations on a well deserved opportunity!!

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BUTTERFLY-1976 2/2/2013 10:54AM

    That's awesome news. emoticon

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REDRUNNERMOM713 2/2/2013 10:23AM

    This is such fantastic news! I'm so happy and excited for you! emoticon emoticon

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KATHIC2 2/2/2013 10:09AM

  Wish I could sign up! You will be awesome!

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REGILIEH 2/2/2013 10:07AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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COFFEELADY68 2/2/2013 3:04AM

    Congratulations! This is wonderful news! You will impact so many lives! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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123ELAINE456 2/2/2013 12:08AM

  AWESOME NEWS!!! And Congratulations to You. Good Luck with It. You Can Do It. God Blessings to Everyone. Have a Fantastic Day. Take Care.

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DUXGRL1 2/1/2013 11:31PM

    This is so great! I especially love "When it was meant to be, you don't have to kick the door in, you simply step through after you patiently wait for the opportunity to arise. "


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PURPLE180 2/1/2013 11:03PM

    emoticon my friend. emoticon

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DRB13_1 2/1/2013 10:27PM

    emoticon
The information about getting certified will help others set a new goal for themselves as well
All the best emoticon

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LINDAK25 2/1/2013 10:27PM

    That's fantastic news! Good for you! It's always great to find something you enjoy doing, particularly when you can help other people feel good about themselves. I think you'll be very good at this.

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_JODI404 2/1/2013 9:33PM

    emoticon I'm so happy & excited for you!! I can really see how this would be a calling for you and I think you will do great!!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 2/1/2013 8:57PM

    That's GREAT Robert!!! Good for you!

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 2/1/2013 8:52PM

    Fantastic!!

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COCK-ROBIN 2/1/2013 8:38PM

    Very good!

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CLPURNELL 2/1/2013 8:26PM

    emoticon

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STRIVERONE 2/1/2013 7:30PM

    You're going to be fantastic at this. I don't even have to wish you luck.

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DSGUILHU 2/1/2013 7:19PM

    Way to go Rob. I'm sure you'll be able to encourage a lot of people who really need it. emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 2/1/2013 7:14PM

    This statement is so true: "The transformation happens when CAN'T turns into CAN. Once someone gets a sense of empowerment from realizing that they CAN, watch out... they will keep coming back for more."

And the biggest secret of all... is that once you're bit by the bug, even if you "seem" to give up for a while, you ARE hooked, and you SHALL come back to your heart's desire.

I'm so happy for you, Robert! Live those dreams. Spark those folks in real life as well as here on line. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BLESSED2BEME 2/1/2013 6:33PM

    Wish I was there to take the class.

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FROMNDTOGA 2/1/2013 6:20PM

    emoticon

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JPONCIN 2/1/2013 6:15PM

    Great job, Robert! You're gonna do great with this. You are becoming a natural leader. :D

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CBRINKLEY401 2/1/2013 5:49PM

    Wonderful news! I'm happy for you.
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ATTACKFATCAT 2/1/2013 5:38PM

    Congratulations! What a great opportunity for you to share what you have learned and to help motivate others. The awesome thing is that it will also motivate you to continue on to your own goals.

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ALDEBARANIAN 2/1/2013 5:37PM

    Way to kick that CAN'T in the CAN.

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NILLAPEPSI 2/1/2013 5:34PM

    That is so emoticon !!! emoticon

You'll be great at this!! Follow your dreams!! emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 2/1/2013 5:19PM

    Wow! Ypu will be an inspiration to even more people! What a great gift to share! And, you will in turn be surrounded by support!
Congratulations!!

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SLIMLEAF 2/1/2013 5:17PM

    This is great news! Congratulations!

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REALLY_ROBIN 2/1/2013 5:17PM

    Very exciting, my friend! I'm so happy for you!

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MAGGIE101857 2/1/2013 5:03PM

    Whoever attends will be so happy they did!! You are a great motivator and an even greater example of what hard work and dedication can do!

Congratulations!!!

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PIXIEMOM13 2/1/2013 4:55PM

    Sweet! You're a natural, my friend... you have a great gift for being able to articulate what so many of us going through the struggle to lose weight and regain health have gone though.. plus, you've lived it yourself! And your passion for helping people shines through.

Your classes are going to be awesome!

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