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Q&A Wednesday: Hey Erika, What Are Your Goals?

by Erika Nicole Kendall

I received this e-mail a couple of days ago, asking me about what my personal goals were for both the blog and life in general. I’ve become really involved in food, fitness and wellness overall over the course of the past few years that I’ve run the blog, and it’s not because I felt like I needed it to ensure my weight loss success – mind you, you do need that kind of consistency, though – but it was because I felt a genuine interest in not only helping people but also satiating my desire to research. It’s not often that people get to work out situations that allow for them to learn and get paid to do it. In that regard, I’m blessed.

I also felt like this question was timely because, as so many of you contributed to my certification for becoming a personal trainer, I get to share what just arrived at my front door with you…

My package for my certification study guides arrived! And, yes, that's my 'fro reflection in the box!

Yeah, it’s a big hefty box, and that book is over 500 pages long… but it also has so much information that I’m looking forward to sharing with the readers of the blog.

Do I want to train professionally? Yes, but I want to keep this blog here and cultivate it for anyone who needs to know that it can be done without all the extra and excess. I want to continue to grow it, make it huge so that many of us won’t believe it’s so hopeless.

Training professionally, however, means that I want to look more like a trainer and less like normal ol’ me. All I ever wanted was to be normal, not considered overweight, and be happy. I got that. (You can see photos on the facebook page for the blog.) But now that my goals are different… I want more. I’m talking fierce cuts, fine chiseling and a nice fit booty. So, I’m looking forward to using what I’m learning to get me there, which means I’m going to be changing up my posting routine, here. More updates about my personal workouts, my daily routines, and my progress as I countdown to both my certification and my trainer’s body.

(I’d also like to announce that I raised just $25 over the amount I needed to get my package, so I’ll be putting that towards my nutritionist certification. Oh, yeah.. didn’t think I’d stop at training, didya? My ultimate goal is to offer full scale life coaching that I can back with actual certified study. Who knows? Once I save enough money post-wedding, I may study to become an RD.)

So, in the great words of the immortal philosopher P. Diddy, let’s get it!

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T.R. March 21, 2012 - 2:24 PM

Congratulations Erika! You will be a fabulous trainer. Are we allowed to contribute to your nutritionist certification? :O)

Fatimah March 21, 2012 - 4:28 PM


Erica March 21, 2012 - 7:09 PM

OMG E! Congratulations on your personal training certification goals. You can and will do it, no doubt. Looking forward to seeing you attain your nutrition certification and RD goals as well.

CJ March 21, 2012 - 8:07 PM

I am so proud of you. Honestly its a bit weird not knowing someone and finding strength in courage through their words and deeds; but youve done that for me. My goals are endless now that you reminded me that all is possible.
Lets Get It!

soulsentwined March 23, 2012 - 11:58 AM

congrats on working towards your goals

Crystal March 25, 2012 - 9:07 AM

I love it! And that’s exciting news. I refer people to your website often anyway because of all the good information you provide. This is great!

christine February 6, 2013 - 2:13 PM

Congratulations on your success!! In the the short time I’ve been coming here you’ve inspired, pissed me off, and made me want to be a better person. Thank you so much for all that you do. I’m even toying with the idea (whispers) of running a 5k lol
You’ve helped me realize that it is never to late to make changes in YOUR life, that no matter what has happend in the past you can still forge on. I am no longer Mrs….., I’m Christine…bruised, but not broken. You will do well in whatever path you take

Kami February 7, 2013 - 10:11 AM

Congratulations. I know you will be a wonderful trainer. Persoanl training helps alot in a healthy lifestyle change.

Kami November 26, 2013 - 9:43 PM

Personal trainer. How do I give a donation?

Erika Nicole Kendall November 27, 2013 - 12:38 PM

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