Saturday, January 7, 2012

Emotionally, sometimes we just don't get it...

This week, I have begun a new journey in my life. I have, at the age of 38 {GOOD LORD} decided to take a leap of faith and start, essentially, two new businesses.


It will, undoubtedly, pose challenges at times. I will, I'm sure, wonder what the heck I'm doing and call upon my husband, family & friends to help me re-focus and keep on keeping on.

And wait, before I say anything else, I have to thank my husband. Yeah, I could not have done this without him. He has been my rock. My support. My shoulder.

"You can do it. You can do it. You can do it."
He kept saying it. He kept believing it. So, too, do I.

And I promise that I won't inundate this blog with sentiment about how wonderful my husband and family is and how blessed I am and all that jazz. I'm wordy enough...I promise to keep this blog firm and focused on YOU - my wonderful friends and clients who have handed over feelings of - maybe a little unhappiness and uncertainty - as the discussion of fitness and health and self image and self LOVE plays into our conversations...

You see, I KNOW that the road to health and fitness is a very, very emotional one. I am the first to admit that I don't love the way I look. I second guess my ability as a fitness instructor all the time - why would anyone want to take a class from ME? I don't "look the part." I don't "have the perfect body." I don't fit "the mold."

But really, no one sees that but me. No one finds as much wrong with me as I find wrong with myself.

Uplifting, isn't it?

So here I am, a woman with 15 years in the fitness industry but new to personal training, talking to other people about THEIR feelings of self worth, beauty and overall health.

And the topic - for every person with whom I have spoken this week - is an extremely emotional one.
Tears are shed, truths are revealed and at the core are women who are so hell bent on putting themselves down for this or that that they cannot see what I see - beautiful, fun, intelligent, STRONG and simply wonderful people.

I can only hope...I can only hope to inspire & motivate each one of these women to see themselves in a better, more TRUTHFUL light through ASPIRE Fitness.

If that comes by way of becoming more physically fit, wonderful.
If that comes by way of talking through some of their personal struggles, so be it.

I cannot begin to tell you how great this new chapter feels. I am energized, thankful for what I have been given and ready to take on more!

I hope you enjoy reading this blog as much as I'm sure I will enjoy writing it.

Here's to fitness.
Here's to health.
Here's to reaching goals.
Here's to letting go of the negative.
Here's to grabbing hold of the positive.
Here's to YOU!

All the best in health.


  1. Very cool idea/business Tracey! I wish you success and happiness! I look forward to following your blog and hopefully taking a class from you! Best wishes!

  2. Thanks, Kelsey...and to YOU with your blog and love of photography! :)

  3. Thank you for being you. You help me daily! Beat wishes on your new adventure!!