TO INSPIRE IS TO

BREATHE LIFE INTO.

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THIS IS MY STORY.

I grew up as the eldest of three kids to an immigrant family in Sydney. I was shy and I worked hard, studied hard and kept to myself. I got the top female scores in my final year at high school, I finished my Bachelors degree with a distinction HD average and landed a corporate job in a lucrative industry.

 

I sound great on paper, right? I sound like someone who had their “sh*t together”. But there was always something missing. I didn’t feel happy. 

I was in a constant internal battle

I disliked my line of work and slowly began to dislike my life because of it. I felt “suffocated” in my own life. I knew a change needed to happen but I was scared to let others down. I couldn’t sleep and started to withdraw from friends and family until I finally quit my job. 

I found peace in exercise

I signed up to the gym and had a couple of sessions with a personal trainer. I started to train once a week, twice a week and then slowly increased to five to six times a week. I became addicted! I was shocked that something so simple could make me feel so much better. Amazingly, there was something very therapeutic about lifting heavy sh*t and putting it back down. Training helped me not just develop physical but also mental strength. It gave me more direction and clarity. 

 

I slowly started to discover the real me

I realised that I wasn't who everyone wanted me to be. I began my personal evolution. At the same time I realised: If I could go from feeling like crap to feeling so good with something so simple, this had to work for other people, too. Over the next year, I moulded my career around my love for health and fitness and became a fully qualified Personal Trainer.

Of course, I still had doubts initially. Was I wasting my education? What would other people think? Was I gonna fall flat on my face? The initial doubts vanished eventually as I built a career in fitness and started to see positive changes in the lives of my clients. I learned to switch off the noise and focus on my own journey.

I finally broke free from my cage

Fast forward three years, I took a 180. I broke out from "my cage" and spread my wings to fly high and free. Today, I am no longer living a double life between who other people want me to be and who I really am. I stood up against societal oppression and expectations. I dropped the guilt and shame of putting myself and my own happiness first. I finally am my true authentic self.

As a personal trainer, I am grateful that each day, both online and in person, I can help other people break free from their cages and transform physically and mentally. For me, personal training is my way of performing the Sikh concept of seva, the selfless service. If you would like to join the Fit and Lean family, get in touch now.

© 2019 by Fit Kaur