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The Real Hard Work Begins

IMG_20131027_185111So the last couple of months didn’t really go to plan in terms of ze bloggy blog.  Nope.  Not at all.  Turns out the PT course was more full on than I originally thought.  Don’t get me wrong, I knew it would be intense and I knew  I’d need to put in some hard work but I just didn’t realise how caught up with it all I’d become.  Totally in a good way though.  I knew I’d give it my all.  The geek in me thrives at the chance to learn and the thought of getting back into almost the student/school type environment had me extremely excited.  The fact that it was going to be health and fitness related just tipped me over the edge!  The day before my course was due to start I headed out for “some last-minute bits” and came home with 2 complete new gym outfits, exercise book and new stationary equipment.  My bank account wasn’t thanking me, but it was all in the name of my new career so fully and 100% justified, naturally.

I can honestly say that completed the 6 weeks course was hands down, the best thing I’ve decided to do.  I’ve learnt so much more than I would have imagined from Anatomy and Physiology and Nutrition to the more practical side of things such as planning and delivering personal training, gym sessions and group classes and I also picked up plenty of hints and tips for myself personally when training.  It was tough.  I spent a lot of weekends revising for theory exams and getting family and Blayne to test me, but I loved it.  I’ve walked away from it all with:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
  • Certificate in Studio Cycling (Spinning)
  • Certificate in Circuit Training
  • Certificate in Gym Based Boxing
  • Certificate in Sports Nutrition
  • An even greater love for health and fitness and passion to make a living from it

So now it’s time to put it all into action.  It’s a hard industry to get into but I’ve got the passion and will to success.  Determination Today Leads To Success Tomorrow.  I already have some gym space that I am renting so now it’s a case of getting my name out and there and proving that I can help people reach their health and fitness goals.  I’ve been there.  Through determination, hard work and teaching myself I’ve lost over 5 stone (70 lbs/32kg) in weight and have maintained it over 5 years.  I’m still learning everyday, new training systems, new hints and tips, new recipe ideas, and I love it!  I love that I now have the opportunity to help other people do the same, and have the qualifications to back it up!  Exciting times are ahead.

Tonight, I’m meeting with my potential first client.  He is a friend of mine but I’m nervous.  I think it’s sometimes harder when it’s someone you already know but it’s a good starting point as well.  So, I’m making sure I’m going to turn up prepared.  Ready to take notes, ready to listen to what he wants to achieve and ready to help him get to where he wants to be!

If there’s anyone out there reading this in the Essex area and you’re looking to get fit, feel better about yourself, be more healthy, maybe lose a few lbs for you work Christmas party, get a head start on your 2014 new year resolutions then please get in touch.  Drop me an email on lozziefitness@gmail.com for more information.


The Next Chapter


I am no longer an office worker.  On Friday I closed that door, and walked through a new door to a new future. I know that challenges will lay ahead of me, but health and fitness is something I am completely passionate about, so going back to school to become at personal trainer excites me more than the nerves.  I was completely spoiled by my work collegues on Friday; lunch with the girls, the cutest owl vest top and then at 4pm wine, nibbles and a toast to wish me to best of luck on my next adventure.  Then the gift were brought out and I was gobsmacked by what I received…a 3 hour sushi-making class for two, a polar FT4 heart rate monitor that I have been lusting over for months and £140 worth of vouchers to spend at Nike.  Very very happy Lozzie indeed!  I wasn’t expecting anything at so the fact that the gifts I got were also things that completely excited me was totally out of the blue but very very much appreciated.

I was extremely excited to try out my Polar FT4 the next moring during my body attack class and I couldn’t have asked for more from it.  It was easy to use and accurate and will definately be coming with me every time I go to the gym.  I’m also interested in using it during my trip to Alton Towers on Wednesday as there will be a lot of walking involved.

ImageI love Body Attack!  It’s such a touch class and I really feel like I’m working every muscle in my body.  By the end of class I resemble a big red sweaty mess but I feel great!  The energy the instructor has is admirable – I can barely breathe during class, let alone be able to shout encouragement to everyone else!!  However, saying this, I want to be doing it.  I’d love to be a fitness instructor as well as a personal trainer.  My ultimate aim, after comepleting my personal training course is to then go on to do an exercise to music qualification and then becoming qualified to teach Les Mills classes: Body Attack, Body Pump, Body Step & Body Jam are all classes that interest me so I plan on attending as many classes as I can during my month off, before going back to school, to get a better understanding of the classes and what is involved, from both an instructor and participant point of view, especially as there are a couple that I’ve haven’t tried yet.

Seeing as I have a month off, I’ve put together a September Goals list for myself:1.  Do  a Body Step class
2.  Do a Body Jam class
3.  Complete an outdoor run (either street or track)
4.  Buy clothes for PT course

I’ve also decided to try and get over my hatred of Burpees but trying my hand at a 30 day burpees challenage, but more about that (an my 30 day squat challange) next time.

I could take September as a month of lesuire and bum around and do absolutely nothing, and I’m sure there will be a couple of days like that, but I like to keep busy and active.  Gym sessions, new workouts, day trips with The Boyfriend and spending time with my baby neice will be in abundance.  Yes, I’m certainly looking forward to September, and the furture.




In Which Life Happens

It’s not that I’ve been avoiding this place, it’s just that life has happened and my time management hasn’t properly been up to scratch.  To sum it up:

  1. My last day at work has been brought forward by one month.  I finish this Friday, so a lot of time has been spent making sure everything is done and up to day in the office as well as catching up with people who work in the City.  Once I am back to school and then qualified it will be on the very odd occassion that I will actually be able to venture into London.
  2. My brother and his girlfriend have welcomed the most precious little girl into the world and I’ve fallen totally in love.  I wasn’t really a huge fan of children, in fact, I used to avoid them where possible, but my niece has completely stolen my heart.  I want to spend every spare minute I can with her and hate it when I have to leave

As a result of aforementioned points, my blog-keeping skills have been pretty poor.  In fact, all my social media has fallen slightly massively.  But fear not, from next week I have a whole 4 weeks until I start my Personal Training course.  I have plently of things to research and blog posts to get cracking on and plan to dedicate a great portion of my month break in getting everything up and running and getting some kind of order in place.  Also trying out some new exercise classes and getting myself prepared for my next life adventure.  The vegan pledge has been going well, apart from one day over the Bank Holiday weekend where cheese was involved, but I didn’t let myself dwel on it too much.  It’s certainly given me lots to think about in terms of re-addressing what I’m fueling my body with.

So there you have it.  I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth.  Life just seemed to happen at an alarming race and I forgot the concept of time management.

See you next week guys!!