I like a plan, I always have. What steps do I need to take to get where I'm going? How long will it take me to get there? What should I do if something doesn't go as planned? Structure. I love it. As I've gotten older, I've realized (and am still realizing) that not everything has to be planned just right, and even when they are, they don't always go as planned. Sometimes the best things in life aren't planned and you just have to be flexible and learn and try to have a loose plan as you go. GymGlam was not planned at all. GymGlam was an accident.
I've worked out for 20+ years now and I've worked in some aspect of the fitness industry since 1998. I started competing in Figure in 2007, and did 4 shows before I had back surgery in 2009. This was also right around the time I met my husband-at a bodybuilding show, naturally. A few years and one child later, we are both done competing and done with careers as trainers, but stay close to the industry with online coaching for me and judging for him.
Sooo, back to GymGlam. It was an accident. I wanted a tank with a specific saying on it. I couldn't find it anywhere so I wanted to have it made. The printing place would print a minimum of 25. I asked some girls if they would buy this tank if I made it. Well, they did, and the first 25 were gone in about 48 hours. So I made 50 for the second order. Then 50 more. Then a different tank, and another....you see where I'm going with this? I'm pretty picky. I like a certain look. I like some sparkle. I like some sarcasm. I like to work hard and I like others that work hard. I like to feel good about myself. I love the color purple and I love glitter. I like to feel a little fancy, Glam, as a matter of fact. GymGlam though, because not so much formal fancy, but gym fancy. And that's how GymGlam was born, with no plan, no direction. I'm learning as I go and I love it. I love coming up with ideas and getting them out of my head onto a shirt, and I love love love coming up with GymGlam that makes people happy and excited! I love learning as I go even if it's scary at times....and I love that you've read this much of my rambling...