Fitness Corner: Who Are You Behind The Scenes?

Ten years ago, I was accelerating fast in my teaching/coaching career.  Students were super engaged…. Award winning teacher… State Champion Rugby Coach!!!  YES YES YES! Or was it NO NO NO!?  Or YES…. and NO?

Behind it all, I was depressed, anxious, and overweight….  slowly making my way down the same path most of my family is on, towards diabetes and high blood pressure.   

I looked myself in the mirror months before my wedding date.  I simply asked myself, “Do I want to start a family in my sad state?”  That’s when I needed to WAKE UP!  No longer was I going to dig myself down a hole and be a hypocrite to my students and team.  

Time to take care of myself and have #metime!

At least 1 hour a day, can be solely for me! Instead of working until the custodians closed the school, I left early, knowing that work will always be there.  I surrounded myself with a group of friends with like-goals.  One workout at a time.  One healthy meal at a time.  Today, I own a fitness business called The WorX by Maia!    

Here’s what I learned… #metime made me a better teacher, a better coach, and a better person!  It allowed me to step into my true passion because I was no longer sleeping through my life.           

Today, it’s my mission to WAKE folks up, and help them to see their true potential one WorXout and one blog post at a time!!  So if I get you to think more about your health and personal goals… I got this blog down right.        

“Work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls – family, health, friends, integrity – are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.” -Gary Keller (Real Estate Guru)

Hugs and High Fives,

Your Coach Maia Carney

Maia Carney is a fitness expert and owner of The WorX by Maia Personal Training center in Alexandria, Virginia. You can learn more about her business at the WorX website.

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