This post may look odd to you. Why on earth is she posting her before photo and her rank?! There is no better way to celebrate this monumental rank and achievement in my business than to post myself the day I became a Team Beachbody Coach. On this day I was listed as “inactive”, 0 Success Club Points, 0 coaches, and 0 in my commissions earned. I was waiting for Chalean Extreme and Shakeology to arrive at my door step. I was desperate for a change.
Let me tell you what guys, I was a challenger first. I was a girl who dreamed that she could have the body of her dreams, and the energy she always wanted. I was also a girl that dreamed of a brighter future for herself and her family. On this day I said good bye to many parts of me. Not only did I say goodbye to my weight, I also said goodbye to being apathetic about my life. About sitting back and being reactive, about letting my life run me rather than running my life. “I will be damned if I let my life go by and look back and say that I didn’t chase after my dreams. I will not look back on this one life I have with regret. I will not wonder “what if” anymore.” I watched life get stolen from my father at a very young age (mental illness). I watched as that Man lost his opportunity to dream, and live the life he told me he wanted. So I made it a personal mission to to be a dreamer and a doer. Not to let history repeat itself.
I blinked and 2 years, 4 months, and 70 LBS flew by right before my eyes. I got so busy chasing my dreams, I never stopped and looked back at where I came from. I sit here writing this post in tears. I can barely see the screen. The hurt and pain that existed in that body, is unexplainable. My knees were killing me, my pride was bruised, my energy was low, and I was depressed. I never cried for help, because I was embarrassed. I decided I was the only person in the world that would be able to help my situation. I didn’t want to be over weight, I didn’t want to work 60 plus hours a week for someone else’s dreams, and I didn’t want to live pay check to pay check in fear of not being able to make the rent ANYMORE. I GOT BUSY. I GOT TO WORK, AND NOW I AM FINALLY LOOKING BACK. WOW. Just WOW. I don’t even recognize this person in the this photo.
Today I am confident, happy, energized, in control of my body and my health, and running my life, rather than letting it run me. Today we aren’t afraid of making rent, in fact… we are paying off our debt and our savings account is shocking to look at (in a good way).
Today I am a 10 star Diamond Beachbody Coach. Today I am the #4 coach out of 200,000 coaches this year. Today I am a Mom who can keep up. Today I am a Mom who is confident and sexy. Today I am a a woman living her dreams. 2.4 years ago I was a girl with big dreams waiting to bust out of that body and that mind set and be who she was created to be.
I remember clear as day, the first day I opened Chalean Extreme, the first day I got on my knees and did 3 pushups. I remember the sweat dripping off of my knows, and the tears running down my face. I remember telling my husband that this was the first day of the rest of my life.