My purpose came to light ……My passion of health and fitness can be expressed to others who are less fortunate then me. Today was my first of many health, fitness and nutrition classes at a local shelter.
Health and wellness is an important part of life. At times we as people lose focus when we are going through trials and tribulations. This is when we need to be strong the most, not just mentally but physically as well. The opportunity has arise for me to give back to the community in a way I was put on this earth to do.
A couple years ago I got an idea to become a group fitness instructor. I love working out, fitness stuff and nutrition. I didn’t know what I was going to do with this certification because I knew I did not want to be an instructor at a gym. Early part of last year I joined a Bible study with a bunch of women online. We read daily devotion and discussed it. During one of the devotions there was a discussion of what our purpose is here on earth. It had me thinking 🤔 “What is my purpose? What does God need me to do here on earth?”
At that moment God told me to take a nutritionist class. Im thinking weird that’s not what I asked. Side note I have been told by my parents “Pray to God and he will tell you what to do.” I took this literally every time. And every time I thought maybe one day I will hear from Him. In the meantime I will continue to pray and attend church.
Back to my story. So I got the answer to go and get nutrition certified. I love nutrition I’m always interested in how to eat better but on a budget and a practical way. So fast forward to last month I became certified in not only group exercise but also nutrition. I had no idea what I was going to do with the certifications but I accomplished a goal and I was happy with that.
One morning during my meditation 🧘🏾♀️ a thought crossed my mind. I need to reach out to shelters to provide not only a free fitness class but also a nutrition class. I wanted to give to people who could not afford nutrition, meal plan and exercise.
Back story 😀 I was a single mother, with low income and it was hard to stay healthy and fit. I was blessed to receive help from all kind of county services from non profit organizations to various churches. Unfortunately there was never an opportunity for free health, nutrition and fitness classes that I can remember. During this time of receipt I was so grateful for what services I did receive I always wanted to give back when the opportunity arise. Now the opportunity is here.
Today was my first health, fitness and nutrition class. I was nervous and was wondering if anyone will show up. I had prepared so much material and practice what I was going to say all week.
Not only did one person show up three additional women showed up. Better late then never 😍 I was excited. The women was so engaged my “plan” of information was lead to an hour and a half of the ladies so engaged they ask me to come back. They were so appreciative of my knowledge. The best part of the day was my 11 year-old daughter witness me as a woman giving back and speaking to other women about health. This opportunity was not only empowering but also enlightening.
All this time I was waiting to hear from God. Becoming certified and not sure why? Reaching out to shelters to pitch some idea for a health class. All my actions is because He was speaking to me. This moment was so empowering, enlightening and moving I can’t wait for the next one.
I leave you with this question again“Do you know what your purpose in life is?” You may not know now or even 6 months from now but if you focus on His word the purpose will fall into place.
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