Determination - I decided to be the best personal trainer in NYC

After one complete year, I made the choice to become the best personal trainer in NYC.

[dih-tur-muh-ney-shuh n]

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  1. the act of coming to a decision or of fixing or settling a purpose.
  2. ascertainment, as after observation or investigation:determination of a ship's latitude.
  3. the information ascertained; solution.

On March 09, 2017- a day I will never forget. my mother Eleanor Edna Woods passed away. It was very sudden and unexpected. I needed to grieve and needed to heal. The grief never stops, and lives inside you. As a trainer, I was never faced with depression until this unfortunate event. I lost sight of who I was, and I felt as though I lost my world. I too then saw that I was able to relate to most people who suffer from depression. I put on weight, negated my financial responsibilities, and just stopped moving. As I reflect... it gave me perspective as a personal trainer in NYC and I then realized I still and always will have a choice to move pass opposition, adversity and anything that stands in the way of my ultimate goal.  

I was fortunate enough to learn about personal development early on and started implementing that very core element and have been purposely growing ever since. It has kept me grounded and left a foundation of understanding I am where I am now because I put me there. Nothing can stand in my way. The same goes for you. You can do what you set your mind too, but as Will Smith says; "99.9% of people LACK self discipline." We can all relate. But, once you choose to channel your vision, and believe in yourself as the ultimate clutch, nothing, but nothing can stop you! So, be determined to do what it is you see yourself doing. No - one, but yourself says you can't do it. 

I am now in the process of transformation to prove to myself that I can get back to where I want to be. So, join me on this quest! 

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Until we meet again, this has been a short thought from JM