15 years ago I was STRUGGLING with depression & suicidal thoughts. I almost dropped out of college. I wanted my life to end. Overcoming this wasn't easy, but it was WORTH IT. It wasn't just weeks or months, it took me years to find happiness again. I fight to keep happiness everyday.
8 years ago I DECIDED I was TIRED of living a life I wasn't PASSIONATE ABOUT. My biggest fear was depression creeping back in because I wasn't being true to me and my priorities. I wanted FREEDOM, passion, purpose, to do something I loved every day and to stop living paycheck to paycheck. I didn't care if it took me 5 years, 10 years, 15 years... I wasn't meant to work for someone else in the rat race and I was willing to learn & GROW to make my goals of time & financial freedom a reality.
8 years ago I realized FITNESS and NUTRITION had helped me OVERCOME depression and I wanted to pay that forward.
8 years ago I searched and searched & found coaching & was GIDDY that my...
I have to share this AMAZING story with you about my friend + Coach on our team Katie! I’m forever grateful that this is my job to be a part of INSPIRING stories like this... thank you Katie for allowing me to be a part of your journey.
Katie joined our team two years ago. She was a certified personal trainer who had lost over 90lbs with our workout programs & following a KETO diet. She was worried about becoming a Coach since she followed a keto diet. The beauty of our company is that there is NO COOKIE CUTTER MOLD to be a successful Coach! You can still be YOU, have your niche, be a Vegan, believe in intuitive eating, be a Triathlete, runner, competitor .... DOES NOT matter! What matters is that you have a HEART for helping others get started on a healthy LIFE-style. She decided to go for it and is very successful- she is changing a lot of lives.
Even though she had lost 90lbs with Keto, she had reached a PLATEAU. Our NEW 80 Day Program came out (the same one...
Who needs superheroes when I have my mom & grandma. I have to BRAG on them.
We workout together a few days a week & I have the biggest smile every time. Fitness, health isn’t in our genetics. My grandma has RA & a pacemaker, and we almost lost her years back during her valve replacement surgery. She’s the healthiest I’ve ever seen her. She modifies, but she shows up and does her best. I truly believe she wouldn't be so active and healthy if she didn't get up and MOVE her body through workouts. Use it or lose it.
My mom couldn’t do a push up, burpee or a plank when we started & now is STRONGER than ever. With enough energy to keep up with all her granddaughters. Twin 3 year olds are no joke!
We work for our health. These two use their LIMITS as their reasons to defy them... they don’t use their limits as an excuse. Grateful for these 2 strong beauties!
First we workout.. then we Shakeology.
EXCITED to celebrate all our mommas...
This morning someone said to me, "I lost all my weight for FREE without investing in anything so I could never do what you do." And I completely agree with her on part of that statement.
You can lose weight, get healthy for FREE... you can go run outside (I LOVE RUNNING when I am in shape, but its HARD to start). You can choose to eat healthy.
This is how I lost weight to start- FOR FREE... but after I got in shape and got fit, I had people asking me how to do it too. When I told them workout and eat healthy, they didn't know what to do & I didn't have a system to help them. They'd start and not see results, so they'd stop. I get it because I did the same thing. I completely understand how tough it is to lose weight without getting side-tracked by the doubt in our head.
Sure you can SEE results without me as a coach. And I want HEALTHY for everyone, with or without me..... but how many times have you started and stopped? Why not get a coach to stop the yo-yo...
I have a love/hate relationship with social media.
I LOVE it because I’ve been able to help thousands find their own healthy lifestyle. I’ve helped 1000’s earn extra income for their family &/or leave their full time jobs.... I’ve met some of my dearest friends.
I HATE it because I see too many of you comparing your behind the scenes to another’s highlight reel. I see people scrolling & worrying about the dopamine drip that likes & comments gives them instead of connecting with people... that’s the real drip.
As a society depression runs rampant... want to know what helps? Fitness, nutrition & CONNECTING, not scrolling. Followers & likes doesn’t equal happiness.
Personal freedom to live your life with those you love most does, so while I build a business on social media & I love it.... you don’t see me tied to my phone posting stories and scrolling all day. When I'm on social I'm usually by myself because...
I opened my coach office & thought who am I to believe I can be successful? I only earned $70 in that first month. Do you really believe you can leave your full time job?
And then Sunday came around & I cried having to go back to work... to a job that paid the bills but that didn’t fill my cup or allow enough TIME to live.
That’s when I decided that no matter how long it took I would leave my full time job, helping 1 person at a time. And 1.5 years later I left my job in finance.
Last week we sat in an appointment with an attorney starting our Trust because we want to ensure all of our assets go to our loved ones if/when something happens to us (and it’s a smooth transition for them) and my eyes filled up with tears.
The lives that we’ve changed. The freedom to go to an appointment at 10am. Me, the girl who grew up in a low income apartment and was embarrassed of her Walmart jeans while friends...
Throwback to my competition 2 years ago. Thank you FB for the awesome memories. Feeling extra grateful for my online biz today! Competitions are crazy expensive and I have been able to compete 12 times with out worrying about money. Plus my hobby is also a business tax deduction. Winning! I feel blessed that I can stay home, pursue my passions/hobbies and snuggle on my fur babies every day.
However, I've had a lot of skeptics approach me about this business and Negative Nancies are everywhere, so I am going to answer the most common questions I get.
How amazing are these two? They said I could share their 21 day challenge results with you even though it’s so uncomfortable for them to share. Their words were “it’s embarrassing to share.” And I said, you both are STRONG, beautiful & amazing! I can’t wait to see how incredible you feel taking care of YOU!! Then Hailye and Danny said if they could help others by sharing, then they were willing to do it, uncomfortable and all.
I was on vacation with my team when I got this message, but because I LOVE what I do, even on vacation these messages fill my cup more than I can explain. It’s better than any vacation. I’m so proud of these two making a healthy lifestyle change together.
This was round 1, they just started round 2. I’m so darn...
Morning thoughts to help someone out there that needs my random rants today:
Don't ever compare yourself to anyone.
Not to me, another competitor, your best friend. Our aesthetics are just one part of the equation, what truly matters is your HEART. What you stand for... That you know you are beautifully made & we all have room to SHINE. Don't take away the gift of YOU by trying to be someone else. We all have struggles to overcome. Be you. Be bold. Be brave.
My Goal ALWAYS is health above aesthetics. I'll forego looking amazing on stage to ensure I'm healthy...when I get on stage I'm always putting my health first. I've been on my fitness journey for 10+ years, so know if you are getting started you can get where you want to go the healthy way. I used to binge on junk food, gained 30% of my body weight in 2 months and was severely depressed. I had lots to overcome but it brought me to today where I sustain HEALTH.
Your dream is free, but the hustle is sold...
A while back, someone on social media made a condescending comment about my fitness like it is EASIER for me...
Because I’ve made it a habit it is, but it wasn’t always that way. I put on 30% of my body weight in 2 months. I’d try to starve myself to lose the weight & end up binging & eating 2 boxes of cereal & 6 donuts.
This fitness lifestyle was HARD... and I couldn’t understand how people made their lifestyle healthy. What does that even mean?
I treat my health like most treat:
I don’t always want to do it, but it’s a priority so I do it anyway. I'm asked all the time, "How do you get so lean? What's your secret?" My "secret" is, I was ready for a change so I decided to make it. I focus on supplementing with nutrients, not promises of shit that burns fat.
I started & I didn’t stop. 20 minute workouts, 3 days a week turned into 5-6 days...