When was the last time you took a leap of faith on a hobby in hopes of turning it into a lifestyle? It’s normal to doubt yourself and ask all sorts of questions. What if I fail? Is it a good investment? What will people think about me? What about my job? But what would happen if you just followed your heart and went for it?
This is my story of how I followed my dream -- I just decided to stop waiting and signed up for yoga teacher training.
All the Doubts Were There.
I’m not that flexible, I haven’t been doing yoga for very long, I’m don’t look like your typical “skinny yogi,” and I work full time in a field completely unrelated to yoga or fitness. Why do I have these stereotypes in mind already about what a yoga teacher should be or should look like? When did I become like this? When I took the time to ask myself these questions, I realized it was time for a change. So, I searched training programs and within one week I had a non-refundable $500 charge on my credit card. Now, here I am.
I Knew I Wanted to Make a Difference.
When I told my friends and family that for the next four months I would be going through yoga teacher training, they all asked me the same questions: “Why do you want to do this?” and “what are you going to do with your certification?” I did not have the perfect, inspirational answer and I still don’t. But I can say this, as a YogaClub ambassador, I have come to realize my reach in the world is farther than I could have ever imagined. Social media, while it has its negatives, also has immense power to reach people in a positive way. I want to contribute to the good and be part of growing positivity in the world. In order to this I needed to find true happiness within myself. What better way than by signing up for something I never thought I could do?
I CAN Have it All.
This is why I’ve decided to merge my worlds. Full time job, yoga teacher training, love life, and fitness goals are all about to blend together. No matter the outcome the point is to try something new, to remind yourself you are alive. So take a chance on life. What do you think you’ll get out of it? I’m guessing that I’ll get abs, toned arms, patience, and a whole lot of knowledge out of it… or so I’m hoping.
Confidence is Key.
And, part of my journey towards this decision has been around my confidence. I firmly believe that when you look good you feel good. YogaClub provides me chic fitness clothes each month that make me feel good and confident that my body type won’t hold me back. To be completely transparent, between yoga teacher training and other bills, I do not have $100+ to spend on yoga pants. YogaClub box gives me a great deal each month. And usually, just one piece in my box is valued for more than the entire cost of the box!
If you’re ready to take a leap, sign up for YogaClub today. You never know, yoga teacher training could be next for you, too!
About the Author
Mckaila Giammanco is a yogi and YogaClub ambassador. She started practicing yoga about a year and half ago after struggling with anxiety and feeling down without understanding why. Yoga has helped Mckaila search for her purpose and has taught her how to love what she has. She’s embarking on her Yoga Teacher Training soon in hopes of helping others find peace within themselves.