Wednesday, January 29, 2014

About Me

Thinking about how I got where I am today, it's been a crazy journey! I'm finally in a good place and feel like I know who I am and what I want in life. I've come a long way, I have no regrets, and I try to treat everything as a learning experience. My ultimate goals and purpose in life are to be a happy, healthy Wife and Mother, and to INSPIRE others. I've come to find that my passion lies in Health, Fitness, and helping others, and I've been lucky enough to find a way to bring all of those things together! I'm an Online Health and Fitness Coach who offers free support, motivation, and advice to those looking to make a change in their lives. 

I'm a momma of two fur babies, Rockie and Hershey, and a very excited newlywed to my husband, Joe! My health and fitness journey began when Joe ordered P90X a few  years ago. I wasn't happy about it at first because it just wasn't in our budget but he said it was cheaper than a gym membership and personal trainer, plus he reassured me that there was a 30 day money back guarantee. And after showing me some transformation photos, I gave in and decided to try it with him. I never actually committed consistently to the full 90 days. I would take days off, then I would pick and choose if I wanted to do legs, arms, core... I never followed the schedule that comes with the program and I always did the modified versions. I also drank Shakeology, but again, never consistently. I was still getting some results even though I wasn't consistent with it (Shown in photo), but the problem with not being consistent is that if you don't train yourself to live a healthy lifestyle, it's so easy to fall out of it. So, for the next couple of years, I was off and on with it but I had ZERO motivation and I ended up falling off track completely. 

About 6 months ago, I realized how unhappy, unhealthy, and unfulfilled I was.  I hadn't been working out or eating healthy, I wasn't enjoying my job, I had zero energy, I felt like I didn't get to see my family and friends enough or just enjoy life, so I was starting to feel depressed. I would complain about how I wasn't in shape anymore and people would say, "Oh you're crazy, you look great!" Well thanks guys, but the truth is I've never really struggled with weight, so although I am naturally thin and LOOKED in shape, I didn't FEEL like I was in shape. Just because someone looks thin, doesn't mean they are healthy. I would get winded walking up the stairs at work. I knew I had to make a change! I remember seeing and feeling results from using P90X and drinking Shakeology, so if I could actually put my heart, mind, and body into doing the whole program CONSISTENTLY, I knew I could get even better results and start looking and feeling better. SO, I decided that I needed to get my butt back in shape!

I found out that Beachbody coaches do these things called 'Challenge Groups' so I started researching them and the company. I found out that if I joined a Challenge Group I would be part of a small closed online group. This group is hosted by a coach who will help you through your journey to reaching your goals. I knew that this was exactly what I needed to get motivated and hold myself accountable. During my research I discovered how awesome the Beachbody Coaching Business was! It's all about Health, fitness, and helping others, all while working from home! When we start a family, I want nothing more than to be present in our kids lives, making my own hours, and controlling my own income. But it seemed too good to be true so I began stalking top coaches on Facebook and realized this is their real life!!! They are all so positive, supportive, and seem so happy! I wanted to be a part of this!!! I figured, what do I have to lose anyway? So, I purchased a new fitness program, Chalean Extreme, committed to doing a challenge group, and I became a coach as well! I look and feel better than ever before!

My decision to become a Beachbody Health and Fitness Coach has been the best thing that has happened to me. I am in the best shape of my life and finally truly happy! The interest that people have shown has been unreal! I had no idea that so many people would respond or confide in me with their personal life stories. It's been more meaningful than I could have ever imagined and this is just the beginning! I'm really looking forward to what 2014 has in store! Contact me if you are interested in joining my next challenge group, learning about Shakeology, or for more info on becoming a Coach yourself! I will be there for you EVERY DAY helping you along the way to meet and exceed each and every one of your health and fitness goals. I won't give up on you and I won't let you give up either!