This week I am away for a Personal Trainer conference. I am already lined up to learn from the best. I have meetings with trainers from all over the country, I get to workout with exercise gurus. I feel very fortunate to be amongst the elite. Not only do I get to be around other trainers but I get to be with “my kind”. For four days I am the norm. I won’t stand out when I get to the gym at 5AM. In fact the hotel gym will be packed with people like me wanting to move before having to sit all day long. I won’t be the only one stretching on the ground during the lectures. I won’t be the only one carrying a cooler of food around. I won’t be the only one drinking a protein shake in-between seminars. I can’t tell you how refreshing it will be to finally “fit in”.
In my day to day life I am always feeling like the odd man out. I get up while people are sleeping so that I can start my day sweating and giving to myself. My fridge is stocked with all my meals and snacks for the week so that I don’t get caught hungry or not having enough time to make food. I sit on the ground and stretch while watching my kids sports instead of sitting on a chair playing on my phone. I don’t make meal time a big deal in my home as to teach my children that our days don’t revolve around food. I know I am weird and odd but in my line of business guess what – I fit in.
So from Wednesday to Saturday I will be loving every moment that someone DOES NOT say to me, “You are crazy for getting up so early.” I will be smiling every time someone DOES NOT ask me, “What are you drinking?” I will be so happy when I DO NOT get weird looks at me while I stretching on the floor. I will be amongst my own. For four days no one will look twice, think twice or even care.
I will fit in!
Do you fit in?