Anyone that knows me at all, knows that this has been one of the hardest years of my life. There have been some days that my goal for myself is to just function. As a coach, this is not what i am supposed to do... let alone actually tell anyone that this is where i am at. And there have been many days over this year that i have felt like a fraud. But one thing i am...is honest and I try to be transparent. So, on that note...here we go.
Im writing this today for anyone who's ever GAINED weight during an extremely difficult time in their life. It might feel like you are alone, but you need to know, You are NOT alone!
Last fall, I experienced the most heartbreaking situation. I couldn't shut down because i am a mom and a coach, but from November - March, I was in survival mode. Somedays all I could do was get out of bed, get dressed and take care of my kids. Of course, the first thing out the window was the good habits of taking care of myself. But, I couldn't let go completely because...I am a coach. I packed on 10lbs due to the very confusing and dark time I was going through. I couldn't get myself to work out or eat well. And everyday, i would get up and think, "I need to get back in the game!" but, I just felt like such a failure, I couldn't get my act together. And the thing that hurt the most was that I KNEW what i needed to do. I KNEW the food to eat, i KNEW the plans to follow by heart. I just felt so weak. It's CRAZY what EMOTIONAL STRESS can do to the body.
It has been 11 months and today when i weighed, i was exactly 15lbs heavier than i was last year at this time.
And I have had enough.
I feel gross.
I feel weak.
I am emotionally and physically tired.
I got off that scale and had that feeling I had when I originally started this journey 2 years ago! I HAVE to start taking care of myself. I am a better person when I am taking care of myself. And I KNOW THIS! Even though life is sometimes out of control...my health is something I can control. And when life happens, we cant let it derail us. And i feel like that is what has happened to me. Don't get me wrong, the past 11 months haven't all been bad. I still get up every day and try, but not the way someone who is SERIOUS about changing there lifestyle does. I have had some good days sprinkled in there, but not many. On a positive note, I am grateful. I am grateful that even though i haven't had any movement really this past year...I didn't fully give up. And i totally would have before Beachbody. I would have given up completely..on everything.
Thankfully, I am daily weathering this life storm, and today I'm in a much better place. I tell my challengers all the time that the only way we fail is if we QUIT. And that has been getting me through every day this last year. Most days i have messed up or failed in some aspect, but I wont give up... And again, today is my Day 1.
As personal and scary as this was to share, I hope it helps ONE person know that there is grace and hope. You can make it through, you'll be OK. Just don't ever forget to take care of yourself! I am so grateful that I was not alone this year. That even though i felt like i was failing..DAILY...i still tried. I still showed up.
So, if you are ready to walk this journey with someone that knows GRACE and persistence...come with me. Im looking for women who want join me in completely transforming their bodies. Its not always easy, but it is so much better when we are doing it together. My next group starts November 5th and I am ready to go. We have 8 weeks left of this year and ALOT can happen in 8 weeks. (Aren't you interested to see what you can do in 8 weeks??? I am ❤️ )
There ya have it. Yep, I am a coach...a coach that isn't perfect. But a coach that will never give up...on myself or you.
I have not been able to do anything for the last 2 days.
Today I will not work out again and tomorrow looks a little iffy, too. Now, don't get me wrong or think I'm just relaxing for the sake of it because I really want to work out. I do. But unfortunately I tweaked my back and it's sore and hurts when I bend or contort it certain ways so I think rest is in order. I am choosing to be smart and not sacrifice long term goals because I am stubborn and don't want to miss a work out. Longevity is the key, here.
But please don't think I am packing it in for a the next day or two; lounging around aimlessly while I wait for my back to give me the green light to exercise. I was considering what I might write about that might inspire you and I realized that all of us have the occasional monkey wrench thrown into our days; when things happen that we don't anticipate but still have to deal with. And not all of these interruptions are life-shattering events that cripple or devastate us. Sometimes we have minor annoyances like running errands all day or having to take sick children to doctor appointments or tweaking our backs... things that just get in the way.
It's easy to get frustrated and experience an attitude nose-dive that affects the rest of our day. But I'm not going to let that happen. So I sit here alternating heat and cold on my back, watching a preview for the new Walking Dead season (I still miss you Glenn and Abraham), and writing to encourage you. I want you to know that time is wasted only if we allow it to be. I want you to be encouraged and know that I am rooting for you! So don't give up if you find yourself out of commission for a while.
Be proud of your accomplishments and know that this is a marathon and not a sprint.
You got this.
Today is our first day of our "clean week" and I am loving it!!! I love it so much, I am going to be doing another one the day after Halloween...because, for real, who is gonna need to get back on track after the 31st???
If you have been wanting to try this "accountability group thingie", but are nervous to commit to a month, this is for you! Give it a try before you commit!
Want to learn more about clean eating and exercise but have no idea where to get started? I have an answer for you. Instead of jumping in and committing to do a month long program, just join me for a week to help show you the ropes.
30 minute workouts ✅
Meal plan ✅
Shake FULL of WHOLE FOOD nutrients ✅
Accountability Group Experience.
I mean, i really REALLY want you to do jump in with both feet, but I know for some of you with "commitment issues" that is ALOT...so, for my friends who just want to check it out, get some information, see what its like... this is a great "baby step"!
Joining this group will get you access to workouts that will help get you motivated and excited about fitness. You will get 7 days worth of Shakeology superfoods and you will receive a week long clean eating meal plan. And my favorite part of it ~ the support ❤️
Interested? You can message me or you can order the package here:
7 DAYS! Just $30.
$30 to give your body a boost, to create some simple habits. A week to see what is possible, to see how you COULD live... how you WANT to live.
Looking forward to helping you!
Take a chance on you today. ❤️
Make the decision.
First of all, I apologize that I have not been very active on here. It is definitely not from a lack of words in my head...its just that I am not very good at getting them out. I have had few cool things happen in the last few weeks..and so, I will do better at sharing them.
Today is the first that I am still pinching myself about <3
Today is a $17,742.00 milestone.
I gathered my family and we sat around the computer as i pushed submit. We did it all together because it is something we all have had a part in. We just paid off the last remnants of a $17,000+ credit card debt. Hitting that submit button, we have erased a substantial amount of emotional stress and financial weight. In that moment, we lifted a burden from our family that has hung around for years, reminding us that life has a way of sneaking up on you even when you are an excellent planner. In that click of a button, thanks MOSTLY to the work I do with BeachBody, the results of my labor speak loud and clear :-)
When Curt went back to college, we started getting into debt. It was out of control and we were only able to ever pay the minimum owed. Trying to live on a teacher salary and retail job just doesn't cut it. I am a fairly frugal person and my family lives within its means so it was frustrating when we would make a little progress but then have an unexpected emergency (thanks, life!) occur and before we knew it, we would owe more. $17,000.00 is not a small amount of change and it added stress and pressure and it always felt like it was hanging over our heads while never dwindling enough to inspire any real amount of hope. We were always just treading water.
So, when I heard about beachbody and that you could get healthy and earn an income, I had a hard time believing it. One of those "to good to be true" type of things. (Im sure some of you have thought the same thing, believe me, I get it.) It's been 26 months since I started making payments on our debt with my beachbody earnings. Some months I was able to pay off more than others but the one consistent factor in all of this is that I was able to pay more than the MINIMUM every single month.
Listen. I'm not writing this to try and sound like some infomercial or to just "sell a product." And i am not saying I only used my earnings to pay this credit card off. We don't have a summer home on the lake or a boat and we don't vacation in Europe for months at a time. My newest car is 10 years old! ;-) I am saying that for this family, who couldn't afford more than the minimum payments on our cards...to have paid that off in 26 months...thats amazing! Paying off this debt because of the hard work and energy I put into my business is something I want to tell everyone!
Because this is real life.
Not some story I heard from my cousin's barber's boyfriend's accountant. This is my story and it's real. We were in debt and now because I took that leap of faith and worked hard for 2 years, that debt is gone. That credit card debt that was drowning me...is gone. This really works and I hope it can encourage anyone who is on the fence about whether this is worth the time, dedication, and effort. This company can change your life...inside, outside, your families lives. I want that for you!
This is my story and it's just beginning. Next stop...STUDENT LOANS! Woo hoo!!!
Just a reminder that *Beachbody does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Team Beachbody Coach Opportunity. Each Coach's income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence, and skill.
Im a 44 year old Mom taking charge of her health and who's passionate about helping you live your healthiest, happiest life.