Friday, 25 March 2011

Living and Loving Life

The weeks are FLYING by! I can't believe it's Friday already!

I'm not updating as regularly as I'd like but I'm getting busier which is truly an amazing thing.

As some of you know, I left my full-time 9 to 5 job on September 30th and on Friday, October 1st (coincidentally Nigeria's Independence day), I started my new life.
I didn't just make the decision to leave my job... it was a process - In late 2008, I met Matt and Keris of Fitter London and honestly, the rest is history. I met them at the right time in my life... any earlier and I'd have been to busy with my responsibilities (including visiting my Mummy everyday at the Nursing Home)... thank you Vickii for dragging me to their classes :)

Who'd have thought a few years later, Fitter London would be a major part of my life? Definitely not me! It started with helping out in a couple of classes, then taking a Fitness Instructor course and everything else has gone by so quickly (including my Personal Training course).

It has been a truly amazing journey so far and I'm looking forward to what the future has in store for me.

I won't lie and say it's been easy - November and December 2010 were so physically demanding, when I finally went to the States to spend Xmas with my Big Sis, all I could do was eat and stay in bed watching TV. As I was trying to build a regular routine (ie permanent classes), I had to cover every spin class I was asked to because I needed to prove that I was reliable and good at what I did. I have been so lucky (my Mummy would say blessed) because I've had such amazing feedback from gym members, you'd think I paid them! Now things are finally falling into place and I'm ready to take things to the next level, especially with Fitter London.

It's all been worth it! On the days I drag myself out of bed, especially Friday mornings, I teach a class (my favourite is Fitter London in the City on Fridays) and I'm in such a great mood after. I love the feeling!

Next week Thursday (31st March) will mark 3 years since my beautiful Mummy passed away. It still hurts but is a constant reminder that life is too short. I always believed my Mummy was going to be around till I was old and grey...

So I'm trying, really really hard to just *enjoy life*.

Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend!


Ceri said...

Adura, your positivity, encouragement and attitude towards everything you cover on your blog is inspirational! Keep it up and what an exciting future you have ahead :) x

Moose said...

You know I luv ya chica.....I need to experience one of those classes, maybe that wkend I'm in London......

Excited to see how far uve come...I am so proud of u, and I know ur Mum would be too!

Make sure u take time to rest ur body!


Abby's World said...

AWWWWW i didn't know you had a blog. I'm glad you made the decision it seems like the right one.

Natural Nigerian said...

Your mum looks beautiful in that picture. I am going to go through your blog now.

Vickii said...

You're welcome :)

Very well done to you for leaving the safety of a 9-5 and pursuing your dreams thought there was never any doubt that you'd succeed seeing as you're an incredible (albeit hard core and sometimes scary ;p) trainer! Get used to the wonderful comments because I can see them in your future for a loooong time to come!

You are blessed and your mummy would be so proud!