Last night I was lucky enough to attend the first Kent Health & Beauty Awards http://health-and-beauty-awards.co.uk/ having been nominated by Julie Clark of http://www.spring-nutrition.co.uk/ in the Personal/Fitness Trainer of the Year category.
You will notice, I came away with a Bronze Award; as you might expect I was slightly disappointed not to have won or even achieved a Silver Award but do we really need awards to recognise our achievements (and please don’t take this as resentful or me being bitter)?
I am confident in what I do and have lots of testimonials from varying clients who are pleased with what I offer and the results they get. I possibly don’t conform to what people expect of a Personal Trainer, but again does that matter?
If I knew the criteria that the submissions were being checked against, would that have made any difference? I don’t think so, because if I tried to “fit” to this I wouldn’t be true to my authentic self.
So, what have I learned from the experience and how does it relate to eating well and being healthy?
I’ve made two new great contacts in the fitness industry in Sarah Maxwell http://www.sarahmaxwell.co.uk/ and Gemma Quinnell http://www.gemmaquinnells.co.uk/, and I’m sure there will be some collaborations from us in the future, a strong force to be reckoned with!
Perhaps you haven’t achieved your weight goal or exercised as much as you planned this week; hold your head high, dust yourself off, learn from it and move on.
Don’t make comparisons against your peers, just be the very best version of you that you can be!!
Have a fabulous Thursday.