Yes, it's been over a year since I've posted. Ugh. However, it' not a function of being a slacker, I can say that for sure!!!
This year, I became the figure coach with Cathy Savage Fitness!! This job has me training/dieting girls from all over the country, even some international girls! This job has kept me very busy with a lot less focus on myself and more focus on my team! I had the opportunity to travel to Las Vegas with my team for the Fitness America Pageant! After training and dieting these ladies for several months, tt was awesome to see these ladies on stage!
Back in April, I competed in my first Pro Fitness show, the NY PRO FITNESS in NYC. I had a great time, traveling with my husband and fellow IFBB pro Julie Costa! It was a great experience, Pro shows are so very different than the amateurs! You really feel like someone special there, just the way you are treated :) I did not place, but the level of competitors here are just amazing. I'm blessed to have shared the stage with the top names in the industry like Tanji Johnson! She's just an amazing, beautiful, and friendly person!
Through the year, I continued to work as a PT. I expanded my expertise to include treating women's health. It's so rewarding to be able to help this population! I've also continued to develop my personal training business. Personal training just exploded after my pro show! My service includes driving to my clients' homes, training them and helping with their diets. So much fun , I love my clients so much. They motivate me more than anything!
That is my year is a small nutshell :) Being December, I'm setting goals for 2011.
Here are a few that I'm thinking of:
1. Compete in the spring or early summer in fitness or figure, or both!
2. Sell my condo and move! (yes, we tried that this year but couldn't sell)
3. Continue to develop my training business!
4. Get my website up, www.laurendenapoli.com
5. Regularly write on my blog to help me focus on myself.
This year, I'm putting the "me first" philosophy back into place. I know this sounds selfish, but I'm now a true believer that you cannot help others until you help yourself. Whether it's physical or mental, you need to "have it together" before you can help others. I want to be the best I can be helping others with their fitness aspirations, so that means I need to be 100% on target with mine!
So, I'm off to the gym!