I didn’t expect to be back again so soon, but to be completely honest, I had no idea how much getting on the right dose of a new anxiety medication would give me the motivation and the enjoyment of creating content that I didn’t even really realize I was missing for so many months.
Two conversations in the last week or so have driven home some things I’ve always felt and got me thinking.
The first is, as I was texting a dear friend (you know who you are babe ????????) who always makes me feel like a million bucks before one of my sessions last week, she texted me:
“Im so glad you’re a personal trainer
I had a very skewed view of the profession before I met you. You’re going to change the fitness industry! Hope you know that :)”
The other, is at a session with a fairly new client, we were chatting, and she said something along the lines of “I don’t know if I’ve told you this yet, but working with you and hearing you give me genuine compliments on things I do well during sessions and feeling like you’re doing it because it’s true and not just to make me feel good or because you feel you should, has made me realize how much I had really internalized that my body was bad or a problem to be solved and that any time I was in a context where someone was helping me to work on my body in some way, that I was expecting criticism or something negative. It’s been such an affirming experience.”