Time is a relative concept and it moves either quickly or slowly depending on the circumstances of our life. I can't believe it's been exactly 2 years to the day that I signed up to be a coach with BeachBody. I've experienced a little of both- time flying and standing still. So, on my 2 year coach-aversary I thought I would share a little of my journey.
I ran the Missoula marathon thinking that the process leading up to that awesome experience would solve all my problems. The training was rigorous and intense so my hope was running could be the miracle cure I needed to lose weight, keep it off, and stay in shape. And while running can do those things, for me it was no miracle cure. (of course, I NOW know that NUTRITION is key and that i can't out run bad nutrition) I also learned there are no miracle cures. A friend of mine saw my Missoula pictures and read my posts and told me about BeachBody and suggested I try it. It was working for him so what did I have to lose?
I had tried some crazy things over the years and so i thought what could it hurt? AND...that 30 day money back guarantee had me sold. I signed on as a discount coach so I could lose weight and do it as cheap as possible...those were my aspirations. It took dedication and work but it felt great and I saw results that I could maintain because I was altering my whole life and not living off of various routines or diets. My life was improving and I was really happy with the changes occurring. Soon I decided to really start investing in the business and began assembling a team of coaches so I could make enough money to cover the cost of Shakeology...again, big aspirations. ha ha ha.
But then something crazy happened... I began interacting in the lives of my coaches and team members and the business became personal. The stories we were all sharing with each other transcended workouts and meals. We began investing in each other's lives and my goal shifted from just coaching to becoming a friend and someone who could encourage those around me.
I was surrounded by people just like me: awesome, amazing, beautiful people who felt like they could not achieve results because every other diet, fad and routine they tried failed to produce permanent results. We laughed and cried together while forming a community of accountability that inspired and pushed one another to be the best we could. Over time some left for various reasons and I wish them nothing but the best and want them to know they can rejoin the fold anytime they want. But many new people have joined to make our family stronger because each one of us adds something to the group.
I am not a person who has an easy time believing in my abilities. I wrestle with self-doubt and was afraid to try new things my whole life because I hate failing and would rather not try something (even if it looks amazing) than try it if I think I might not be perfect at it. But here's something I've learned over the last 2 years: there is no such thing as perfection. How I feel is a reflection of how I see myself myself and how I see myself is a result of my ability to believe in myself. It's taken two years for me to get here but I'm arriving more and more every day..
Who knows what the next 2 years will bring. I hope to be leading a team, a community of dedicated men and women who are willing to help one another like a family. I want to grow my business and this will take effort but I'm committed to it. I want to enjoy my family and get all I can out of every single day. The past 2 years have been filled with some of the most amazing highs and soul-crushing lows that I have ever experienced, but I am not only still here... I am flourishing and can't wait to see where I am in 2 more years.
Thank you for being with me on this journey. XOXO
Im a 43 year old Mom taking charge of her health and who's passionate about helping you live your healthiest, happiest life.