I think the best way to start this Blog is to introduce myself! I am a mother of 2 amazing little boys, a wife, a sister, a daughter, a granddaughter, a niece, a wine sales person, a photographer, and now a BeachBody coach. To say I have a busy life is an understatement. And with that busy life I had kind of let myself go… like really let myself go. To the point that I was heavier 9 months AFTER having my son than I was when he was 3 months old. When I visited my Dr for a checkup back in January we were talking about the hernia I have (thank you to the two large babies I have carried) and she said “you know you are going to need to lose weight before you get that fixed”. Then she added the best part “you are too young to let yourself go”. Hearing that from my Dr brought me to an all time low. I was once a competitive swimmer… in amazing shape… and could eat ANYTHING. Now I am “too young to let myself go” How did that happen? How did I get to this point? After a conversation with a very good friend of mine who is also in the crazy world of wine sales, I realized i was not the only person that felt that way. You know the feeling… when you walk into a store and really need new clothes for work because, let’s face it, yours are ratty… but you refuse to try on the next size up because you are “going to lose the weight” but trying on the “right size” is uncomfortable and sometimes impossible… then you complain in your head that this store must run small… then you shed a tear because you know in your heart that you are just larger than you would like to admit. The you walk out with nothing but lower self esteem and a little self hatred… then you grab a pretzel to help yourself feel better and give yourself a treat. Then you say to yourself “I am going to eat better” but you really don’t even know what that means… you think you do but you don’t… and a week later you jump on the scale and the numbers haven’t changed… and the cycle repeats.
My friend and I talked about our stressful jobs and how much weight we have gained… then she mentioned she was going to try this thing… called BeachBody. She was going to start with their 21 Day fix program and if i wanted to I could sign up under her and we could do it together. The shakes were a little pricey but if I signed up as a coach I would get a discount… I thought about it for a quick second… “I’m In” I told her. As long as we are doing this together we can help each other stay on track.
That was 6 months ago… and I have to say it was the best decision I have ever made for myself. And now? I want to help others feel the way I feel now… I feel better, am more confident, and stronger. Will you go on this journey with me?