I’M AFAA CERTIFIED!!!!
I’ve been waiting and waiting…and waiting for these results for what feels like an eternity! I know that my presenter told us it would be about 4-6 weeks, but I always assume they overestimate these things and when it got to be mid-way through week four this week, I started to doubt that I’d passed the practical portion of the exam–I was almost positive I had passed the written portion. Then last night, I just had a feeling that it was the day. I was in class until 7pm, so I texted my sister and asked her to please get the mail, but not to tell me if anything came. When I walked in the door after class, I noticed the envelope sitting on the table. I ran over to the table, sat down, and ripped it open to see what was inside. All I read was the “Congratulations!” on the letter and I threw it down and screamed/cried/laughed and every emotion in between! Everything I’ve been feeling for the past months and weeks came flooding out of me like nothing I’ve ever experienced before.
All night I could not stop smiling and staring at my certificate. I DID IT!
What this means to me is something I’ve tried to put into words so many time, yet I fail every time. All I know is right now I’m on top of the world and I don’t see myself coming down anytime soon. I have never wanted anything so badly, and I have achieved it. These few months have led me to amazing new people and experiences, and deepened my passion for fitness, both for myself and for others. I am so excited to be a part of the AFAA family–one that has already welcomed me with open arms in the past 24 hours! I am even more excited to start planning my classes and get out there to help others realize that fitness truly can be for everyone and that they can make their lives however they want.
So to everyone out there who has a dream and is not sure they have “what it takes” to make it happen. I’m here to tell you you do. Fight for it, and when it’s yours, rejoice in that moment. There is no better feeling.