Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Being a Beachbody Coach is something that is SO scary to me. I've almost quit 4 times (that I can think of) and I've been on the verge of tears more times than I can count. That's a pretty big deal for me. I'm really not much of a crier when it comes to my personal life--- sad movies, babies, Denzel Washington--- yeah, I cry about that, but not about my own stuff! Anyway, the reason I bring this up is because I want to share with you why I decided to do something that literally scares the crap out of me! Okay, not literally, that's disgusting! But, seriously, why would I do something that pushes me so far out of my comfort zone of Netflix and naps?

For as long as I can remember all that I've wanted to do is make people happy. I know, that sounds so cliche doesn't it? But it's so much more than that! I genuinely, 100 percent want to make people feel happy! I wish I could hand out balloons and suckers to everyone so that no one would feel sad anymore, but that's not real life.

Real life is waking up everyday and not feeling happy with the way you look or the way you feel.
Real life is bingeing on brownies or cupcakes or nachos or whatever because you had a bad day, or a good day, or just a regular, ordinary day!
Real life is just not feeling happy because you don't feel in control of what's going on around you and inside of you!

That was my life for a long time! For so many years I've felt like a victim of my circumstance. My life was dictated by my schooling, my homework, my job. I was a prisoner of my own insecurities! As a high school student it led to a lot of problems that plagued me for more years than I like to admit. That's when I found exercising and eating right. Even in those moments where I felt there was nothing I could do, I knew if I would just go for a run, or do some stretches, or eat some carrots instead of some cookies it would help.

As I slowly took control of what I could and learned to let go of what I couldn't, I found joy. It stuck with me through times of loneliness, a sick husband and a sweet baby that refused to eat or sleep for the 9 months of her life! I was able to find some happiness in the madness. And, I thought maybe I could help someone else find happiness through exercise and eating right, nutrition, and learning what it means to take care of your body. You know, it isn't about losing a certain amount of weight, or being able to fit into a particular size of jeans. It's about being happy with who you are, happy with the way you look and the way you feel and learning to love those bits that maybe aren't "perfect"!

I want to make people feel happy!
I want to give them 'balloons and suckers' through advice and education. I want to help them along this journey to find their own joy and peace and love!

That's what I want. That's what I hope for. That's what I'm excited about. And that's why I'm a coach.

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