Loves working out, self-motivated, wants to be the boss of her work, life, finances + future. Isn’t afraid of hard work, doesn’t quit when things get hard. Loves cake and cookies but wants to improve her eating habits. Has a heart for others, looking to earn an extra income from home with the real potential of creating a full time income (if desired). Either loves social media or is willing to learn to have a positive impact. Thought life would look different at this point, + wants to make some CHANGES!
SHE IS READY TO ROCK in health, relationships, finances + personal growth. She LOVES the idea of building an income by working on her own health + fitness goals and helping others do the same.
THIS is the girl I’m looking for! Do you know her?? Are YOU her??
I am specifically looking for five women who fit THE ABOVE description to take under my wing + mentor in my BRAND NEW virtual fitness coaching training!
If you’d like to be...
I had some BIG GOALS for this year and I haven't reached ANY OF THEM. I am so far off from where I was last year and the year before. I have been missing goals left and right this year... take 3 steps forward, take 5 steps back. I do LOVE failure because every success story is full of them. The biggest difference is moving forward with enthusiasm to find the next right answer...
But anyways I digress, lets move on the to missing goals.....
To help explain this better you need to understand a bit about my business. My goal is to pay fitness forward but also to help people not only SEE RESULTS in their health goals but also to learn how to build a business from home and earn extra or full time income for their families as I have done- to pay this lifestyle + business forward. In 2014 I was 4 years in to my coaching business and each year I had helped 100's with fitness & nutrition goals and seeing results for their healthy lifestyle. I had helped hundreds earn extra income...
When I started my coaching business I was still struggling with depression. Back in 2011 (when I first became an online coach) I was having more good days than bad days which was an improvement from 2004 when I wanted to commit suicide and thought about it every day. But still a few days or sometimes a week or more every month I struggled. I didn't want to get out of bed, didn't want to workout. HECK, I didn't even want to talk to people. Which makes it difficult to help others if I don't want to talk to them..... but what I learned was that on my bad days I had to give myself GRACE.
To tell myself it is okay to have a bad day. To feel it. I didn't try to fix it. I didn't try to make it go away. I learned how to feel an unpleasant feeling. To be present with the feeling. Feelings are for feeling. It is okay to have a bad day.
But, how did I show up to help others when I had these feelings? is a question that I have been asked often so I felt that I should share...
This year has been a whirlwind and every time I go on a run I think I NEED TO WRITE about all these thoughts I have. Then I get home post run and can't remember anything that I wanted to talk about. ha.. so I am just going to start by telling you a little piece of my story. There is a lot to it, from watching my mom be beaten when I was a child, to losing almost everything at the age of 8... growing up happy but then in college struggling with severe depression. From being obese and trying to use any pill, patch or quick fix to lose the weight, to killing my organs with fat burners to finding a healthy lifestyle + mindset. Its been a whirlwind and there are so many stories and lessons to share, but I know I just have to start somewhere so here it goes.
If you just found me I was never a person who liked or used social media. The only reason I had a facebook was because when fb became available it was only to a few specific college campuses and my campus happened to be one...
Post workout Tahoe morning walk!
This morning another hater wanted to try to ruin my Monday morning. This weekend we spent time with friends doing all things Tahoe, shopping, trail running, gelato, BBQs, beach, brew fest, boating, chambers. Then this morning I jumped on my computer to catch up on some work & some unhappy person commented on my YouTube channel that “I am a lying b*tch” & some other awful words.
He was angry saying there was no way that I earn that much income. The video was from 2013 when I had just left the corporate world & my coaching income was more than any income a boss had ever paid me. It’s over 4x that now so I’m sure he’d think I was an even bigger liar..... but instead of trolling the internet comparing myself to others & showing hate, I showed up every day, 2 hours a day to start my biz while I was working full time. Then 10-12 hours a day after I left my job in finance. Now it’s 3-4...
Lifting/hiit done in less than 40 minutes, 4 days per week, treats included. Paul and I’ve been chatting nightly about how great we feel. How we look forward to each workout. How fast they fly by & how strong we feel.
In our group we have people who have lost 5-10 pounds in the first couple weeks & then others who are getting stronger, clothes are fitting better but the scales not budging & so they are frustrated.
And it reminded me of ME! I get it.
On the left I was working out 20+ hours per week. I weighed 108. I’d add weights to try to gain some lean muscle. The scale would go up so I’d stop. I’d give up. I was fixated on the number. Then it clicked one day, the scale was controlling my mood & mindset. It was controlling how I felt about myself. It was causing unneeded stress in my life so I made the decision to stop weighing myself for 5 months & to take weekly progress photos instead. I lifted weights. I worked out less. I ate...
The comparison game. I realized today that others see fitness posts and think it is just EASY for those people, for me. It is easy for me, because it is a HABIT, but it wasn't always this way. I fought to get here.
We all have a starting DAY. I had a starting day years ago. It was when depression and suicidal thoughts had consumed my life. ONE thing I knew was that I had to figure out how to find happiness again. Before depression I had always been a happy person. I saw the best in everything... and I had lost it. I FOUGHT HARD to get it back. I'd cry through most every workout. My first workout was ONE mile on the track, slow. My nutrition sucked but it didn't matter.
I started somewhere.
I started and I didn't give up.
The 10-15 minutes I worked out 4 days a week were TOUGH.
I dreaded those days. ha
I showed up anyways. The 15 minutes turned in to 20,...
On the right, I workout less & eat more & am in the best shape of my life.
I workout to build strength.
I workout to build muscle.
I workout to have ENERGY to live
I workout because I love myself....
and a big pet peeve of mine is the crap quick fixes out there being sold. It frustrates me because I was the person who years ago would spend any amount of money on SH!T products, because I thought that is what I had to do to see results.
I didn't understand health, fitness, nutrition... and so I bought in to all the FADS. It seems so silly to me now knowing what I know, but back then I didn't know how to see results. I didn't know how to LOVE FOOD and enjoy food and still feel amazing in my own skin.
I thought that I had to choose...Looking and feeling amazing or enjoying food. I didn't know I could have it all..... and not waste money on crap that wasn't getting me closer to my goals.
Now that fitness, nutrition is a lifestyle for me it is my...
I used to worry about what others thought about me.
I used to think that DREAMS were only for successful people & thought "wouldn't that be nice. They are just lucky."
I used to think that being healthy meant LOW calorie and restriction & being miserable- NOT for me.
I started coaching because fitness had saved me from DEPRESSION and I wanted to earn some extra income helping others find their fit lifestyle.
It started with a small goal of helping others and earning some extra income to cover student loans but it LEAD TO SO MUCH MORE than I ever expected. The day I signed up as a coach I had no idea that one DECISION would change my life in the biggest way.
I learned to DREAM & how to make DREAMS reality.
I learned that MY healthy is a mindset and a high nutrient dense diet is where I feel my best, not low calorie and restricting food groups.
I learned to let go of other people's opinions to find what MAKES ME HAPPY!!