My name is Beth and I have been training with Cassie for over 4 important years. I’ve watched her launch this amazing company, All Day Fit. It has become one of the biggest parts of my life.
It’s no surprise that everything you read about All Day Fit and the team is positive and influential. Positive is the most important word here because that’s the word I hear every day, especially when it comes to performing in my job. Wake up, shake it off, get ready and put on your best positive face for the day, I’m a teacher and trust me it’s not easy.
You would think that working with children every day would be easy – just fun and games. However as much as it is rewarding, it is also a challenge and highly demanding. You have to be “on” all the time. What does that look like? It looks like your bravest face, your happiest smile and your “I can get through anything” look, no matter what.
I go through many stages of stress, anxiety, second guessing everything, pressure and happiness all in one day. From the pressure I put on myself, to parents wondering when their kid is going to read, to watching that difficult child take pride in having his or her first great day, finally to “is this the right job for me?”.
When you first start out as a teacher, right out of teachers college, ready to take on your first class, you think man this is going to be easy, I went to school for this I know what I’m doing. In reality, you know nothing. And you won’t know anything until you take on your first real tough child or parent, or until you realize this is a learning experience for yourself as well. Walking into my first day of teaching in MY classroom was one of the scariest days of my life, because I knew I had to just go for it and hope for the best.
Thinking I knew everything about my job also made me think I knew everything about my body, my health and mental health and my confidence. Boy was I wrong, when I took that first step into the gym with Babs (from the bottom of my heart, thank you for making me start this journey), I realized I was a mess. I didn’t know what I could lift, or how to do it properly, I didn’t know how to turn on my glutes and I didn’t know why my body wasn’t changing the way I wanted it to. I was a runner through and through and I was in pain all the time. I was scared to start but felt comfortable immediately and ready to make a change. It took about a year before I realized that those changes weren’t just with exercise, they were happening everywhere. Personally, at work, with my friends and family and my relationships. I was realizing what I needed to be successful in so many different ways, and I am still, to this day, working towards different goals for success.
Growing with our All Day Fit family has taught me what I need to keep my mind on track at work and personally. We are not just a bunch of women all yelling about the same thing for no reason and trying to get you to join our group. We are a group of people who bring so many stories, pasts, mindsets and beliefs to the table who learn from each other every day.
No one’s job is easy or glamorous and no one can take on what they do every day alone, so you find something that helps you get through it all and lifts you up. That thing can be a person, a group, a workout, or an activity but it should be something that makes you feel what I feel every time I walk into a room with this community, COMPLETE.