Disclaimer: I am not rich or privileged.
I have no idea what a silver spoon tastes like and every time I've ended up on third base it was because I worked my butt off in batting practice and not because I was born there. I work hard for what I have and am proud to be part of a company like BeachBody, so it bothers me when people mistakenly or intentionally misrepresent what I do or the motivations behind why they think I do them. So, in your best Dwight Schrute voice, please take some time to read these handy facts and I hope this will answer any questions some of you might have about BeachBody!
Fact: What I do is run a grass roots business and that means I had to invest in it. It takes cash to make cash. Since I don't work for anyone else, I don't get paid if I don't succeed and when I offer others an opportunity to work with me it is because I want them to make money, too. This isn't a secret or anything shady and if I am doing my job as a mentor and coach, then my business will grow because the people working with me will be succeeding, as well.
Fact: There are pyramids but they are on the plains of Giza and not BeachBody. This is a claim that I hear from people who are too lazy to actually think about the accusations they are leveling. It's easy to superimpose geometric shapes over things we don't like or understand but what I do is dependent upon my actions and my hard work and my success is a result of my own blood, sweat, and tears.
Fact: This is not an attempt to con people out of their hard-earned cash. I am not living in some mansion, disconnected from the rest of America, tweeting like an idiot while attempting to lie about blatantly obvious things that anyone with half a brain can discern for themselves. My physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual transformation is available for anyone to see without the aid of a press secretary to spin it for me. I am a work in progress, but anyone that has seen my journey..knows this is legit.
Fact: If you know people that have tried this business and it didn't work its because they didn't work.
Fact: I am a mother, a wife, a daughter, and a sister.- although none of these define me. I wear many hats during the course of a day that require me to react to things and events that are out of my hands. It's chaos, sometimes! But this latest hat I've donned is one I am incredibly proud of. It's the one that says 'Business Owner.' It's the one that I control and it takes effort and sacrifice. Some days it is incredibly demanding and challenging. But it is always rewarding because I am my own boss and CEO and I make the decisions. Decisions that are best for me.
... and the decision I am making right now is to politely sign off so I can start packing for the trip to Punta Cana that I earned!!!!
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****This picture is for those of you that think this doesn't work. Started 20 months ago. Might not be an overnight process for ME...but, its working.
I'm writing this because I'm tired of your attempts to sideline me by trying to terrorize me into doubting myself. It seems my whole life you've been lurking around the corner, in the shadows. When I was a kid you told me there were monsters in my closet. In high school, it was a whole new set of lies designed to make me hate myself. You were unrelenting in college as I actually accepted your lies and thought harming my body was the only way to be skinny.
I hate you.
And now, as a wife, mom, example to my daughter and leader of other women, I finally see you for what you really are: a fraud that only wins because I let you. You have no real power over me because all your strength stems from deception. I've wasted too much time and energy trying to fight you and it feels so amazingly liberating to be free from you. You're not some monster or god; you're a cowardly bully and I've had enough. You are just so pathetic.
I win because I accept, embrace, and love who I am. Every part of me -physical, mental, emotional, spiritual- is phenomenal and I reject every lie you advance. I will not fail because every day I wake up is a victory. I will not give up because I have all I need within me. I might stumble along the way and there will be tough days when I feel you creeping in but that's just a part of life and I don't have to give in. You no longer cripple me and you can try as hard as you want...
But, I win.
On that note, i have to go finish my coffee,
Im a 43 year old Mom taking charge of her health and who's passionate about helping you live your healthiest, happiest life.