The Struggle is REAL

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just do it // Washington, DC

Back in 2015 I had a wild idea about starting a blog about my fit life and all of the fit fashion that was taking over my life. I was studying to be a certified ACE group fitness instructor, finally following my dream to teach potentially at Lifetime Fitness and managing a long distance relationship and full time job.

Then I moved. To El Paso. It was a totally different city where I didnt know a single soul. But that was ok; I made friends at the gym, discovered Pure Barre, and pursued some of my first teaching opportunities.

We made yet another move to San Antonio and I disappeared!!! #whereinTexasisMarilena

The move proved to be a challenge on my work life balance and I fell in the same old routine that most of us keep. Wake up, get ready, go to work, possibly work out before or after, head home, eat, sleep, repeate, etc.

I did manage to pursue a recent dream of mine during this monotonous routine. I became a Pure Barre Teacher!!! It was the most challenging format I have studied and studied and studied. Teachers make it look so EASY!! Although, it was the most difficult, it has been the most rewarding. And to think it has only been a few months!

I tell you this because even during the busiest times of your life, there are cracks of time where you can fit in your dreams. I lost sight of this. Focusing only on the 8-5p (read: 7a-6p), while important, it is not my motivation. Helping women and men challenge their bodies, change their bodies and see those changes is what motivates me. Being the person they hate during the moment but love when they see the results, that’s the part I love.

I tell you all of this to remind you to still pursue your dreams. No dream is a small dream if you believe in it and work for it. You got this!

Ok, so now that you are all inspired and I am inspired let’s get this whole blogging thing going, again! After all, I am going to BlogFest 2017 and need to have something to show for it πŸ™‚

Stay fit,

Marilena

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