When he moved away, it was very hard on me. I lost my coach...my mentor...my confidante...my friend. I grieved that loss. I never thought I would get over that, but like any loss in life...time heals and what was once a sharp pain became a hardly noticeable dull ache. Wes moved on and found the love of his life that became his wife and I found that I could do things all on my own and became a personal trainer. We kept in touch and I was really excited to have him and his wife move back here recently. I was feeling a little bored and frustrated with my own training and he wanted to get into better shape again so we decided to start working out together again.
I stopped at the store on my way home and as I got out of the car, I received a text. It was from Wes. I was surprised to read what it said. He told me that the workout was great and that he was really impressed with my knowledge. I put the phone down in disbelief. I picked it up and read it again. I had a moment right then and there in the parking lot. It began with being so surprised because Wes has so much knowledge and I've never felt like I could ever be half the trainer he was. Then I stopped for a moment to examine WHY I was so surprised by that compliment. I've been training people for 4 years and spent thousands of dollars going to seminars to learn and become a better, more informed trainer.