I can't tell you how delighted I am to be writing my first blog post in over a year. My old blog, Things Georgia Says, is no longer in existence. This is fine with me as that blog has already served its purpose. What started as an outlet for me to discuss my affinity for cooking, exercise and all things healthy living lead to a life changing career transition - one that took me out of the exhausting, all encompassing entertainment industry and into the world of health and fitness.
While this transition offered its challenges, I have ultimately been provided more than I could possibly ask for in a career. I am able to make my own schedule and decide when and how much I would like to work. As a creative person who requires a good amount of downtime and leisure (no shame in admitting that!), this is such a gift.
More importantly I have met too many wonderful people to count. Lifelong friends, clients who've become family, and my beloved husband, David, whom I met on the very first day of my first personal training job.
In addition to these treasured relationships I have learned to love and care for myself in ways I never dreamed possible. It was my steadfast belief in the idea that knowledge is power which first prompted me to investigate the influence that my lifestyle might have on other aspects of my life. This started as daily trips to Gold's Gym where I would lift heavy weights with my guy friends before going home and banging out whatever Film Scoring homework I had hanging over my head. It was the first time in my life when I truly felt on top of the world.
Now, almost 10 years later, the picture has grown more nuanced. It still involves the heavy weights and the protein powder (plant based, of course), but it would not be sustainable without the addition of mindfulness, self-acceptance and kindness. Some days it looks like 10,000 steps and yoga or HIIT training, and others it looks like a full day of reading murder mysteries in my pajamas. I will never claim to be a perfect picture of health and happiness. Every day is different, and I, just like everyone else, sometimes wish this weren't true.
I have happily moved away from calorie counting and into the colorful, creative and beautiful world that is intuitive eating. As my ethical and environment impact is of great interest to me, I enjoy local, seasonal product and the delicious experience of picking it out at my local farm stand each week.
Finally, this line of work has taught me to appreciate my struggles. If it weren't for my own hardships involving my health, body image and mood, I would be less able to empathize with others and probably would not have become a personal trainer in the first place. I am thankful for every difficult moment in my life as it motivates me to continue evolving. I look forward to sharing more of my journey with you, hopefully providing support and inspiration along the way.
Take care, and thank you so much for reading!