Novembers been a tough month. It’s been ridiculously cold but I am still so immensely proud of everything that is happening with the business. It’s been hard for a number of reasons – the weather, lower numbers at classes, the fact the whole world seems to be poorly and blinking Trafford Council still not approving my Altrincham class.
Last week I was feeling a bit down about everything and properly doubting myself as to whether I can make this work and make it a viable income to live on but this week I’m feeling a lot more positive. I’ve had some amazing conversations with members of the class and it’s helped so much.
On Monday I was chatting to the two members of my Urmston class about post natal depression and how badly the so called “baby blues” can affect you and it was amazing to hear them open up to each other and talk it through. It really re-affirmed how important it is to talk about how you are feeling because almost all the time, not only have people have been through similar and can resonate with you but saying how you feel and getting reassurance that you’re not going crazy is one of the best things ever.
Then on Monday evening at my running club I was amazed at how long everyone could run and heard some fabulous progress updates. Not only did everyone run for 30 mins with just a 1 minute break which just astounds me, I heard that one of the members has lost a whopping 2 inches from her waist, 1 has started to put on weight for the first time in 2 years (which is her aim!) and someone else had lost over half a stone – just in 10 weeks.
Tuesday it was below freezing -1 but I still had a great turnout of 7 amazing mums to my class to have a workout. It was cold but a proper beautiful British morning which really helped!
Finally today – I trained one of my PT clients this morning and got the most lovely text from her after the session which basically just said thanks, really cleared her head and properly set her up for the day – amazing!
All these things just make it so worthwhile. It might be a tough (and extremely cold!!) slog through winter but I’ve decided to stay positive and do everything I can to make this work. I’m absolutely loving everything about my new “job” and I put it in inverted commas because it genuinely doesn’t feel like work when i’m training people. I have so much fun and love meeting so many people and helping them through whatever challenges they’re facing.
Hearing success stories and being part of those is one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done!
Right…enough of being cheesy now. The plans for This Mum Can for January are extremely exciting – a new beginners running club, a 5k Smash run club, a 5-10k run club, maybe a new class in Sale and surely to god Trafford Council cant take much longer to approve my Altrincham class…surely!! Roll on the Christmas Party on the 13th – see you there for a few cheeky prosecco’s!!