HOW MY HUSBAND’S BOOK CHANGED MY LIFE
A little over a year ago, I came back from a month-long trip to find that my husband had gotten into body building. I could not possibly imagine how he got interested in the subject. We lived in a condo that had a pretty good gym, which we only used sporadically.
But whenever my husband gets interested in something, he buys lots of books to study it more in depth. An Arnold Schwarzenegger book about body building was sitting on our dining room table for almost a week before I finally decided to check it out.
I started just browsing it, but suddenly I realized I was reading it, chapter by chapter. The funny pictures provided lots of amusement while the information was clear as water. With help from the book, I put together an exercise program for myself, and within a few weeks of training, I could see amazing results. Suddenly, I realized that I was eager to learn more. I bought more books, researched fitness websites and talked to trainers at the fitness facility where I worked out. My body was getting stronger and healthier, and my mind was totally at peace. I felt so good about myself that I decided to go one step further: I wanted to help other people experience a similar transformation. I was determined to become a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer.
I began studying by myself, but after a while I recognized that I needed something more structured so I enrolled in an online course. I also invited a couple of friends to train with me, and it was so successful that it became our weekly ritual. After a few months, I took the certification exam and passed. All of this happened in less than a year from first seeing the book on the table.
It is funny how something simple can change your life. A random book on top of a table brought me a new perspective, a new way of living my life and a new career. Now every time I see a book, I always take a quick look…because I never know where it may take me.