I’ve had my fair share of directional changes in my fitness goals, and I think a new one is on the horizon! For the past few months my fitness routine has changed drastically. I’ve noticed tighter muscles, lowered endurance, repetition and some boredom in my workouts. While I still workout on a somewhat regular basis I noticed I didn’t have a particular goal anymore. Yes I’d like to lose a few pounds of fat, but I wasn’t thinking about any other points to work towards – and I was starting to get to me!

There’s talk of me and my fellow staff members doing a Mud Hero together later this year, and I wanted to be ready for it as it would be my first fitness event of its kind for me. I want to be stronger, more flexible and get my cardio up, but how to go about it??

I have my wonderful boyfriend backing me up with healthy and fun meals and he has since joined me with my workouts (including yoga) so we can both get back into a healthier lifestyle. I have my fellow staff working out around me – building the positive energy and reinforcement I need to move forward. At my gym we have a new 8-Week Women’s Strength program that we’re using to train other clients, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to try it out for myself (stay tuned on that!). I also had my mother bring up my past with my Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training and how amazing that was for my cardio and strength, so I decided now was the time to get back into that. Day one after returning to a local BJJ studio, my muscles hurt from head to toe and I couldn’t be happier!

So this marks a new chapter in my personal fitness journey – where are you in yours?!


Daphne has been a Personal Trainer since 2010 and has coached everyone from beginners to trained athletes.

Her passions lie in general fitness and mixed martial arts and is always working towards new gym goals.


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