I’m willing to bet that right now there is something in your life that you want desperately to improve. Close your eyes and really think. Can you see it? Chances are not only can you see it, but you have envisioned it so clearly that you can feel how differently life would be if it became a focus for you. I believe that you deserve those dreams, and I would love nothing more than to help you make them a reality.
A little about me…
I’m lucky enough to be tackling this life with a handsome fella who truly is my other half. Although I had to kiss a few toads along the way, boy am I happy they lead me to Jason. Our journey has not always been an easy one, but here we are 11 years later and the strongest we have ever been. Together we are raising our daughter Sienna, who is caring, passionate, mixed with a whole lot spunk. Most of which she gets from me : )
Growing up health and fitness was never a priority for my family, and as a result I battled body image issues well into my adulthood. I was never really happy with how I looked. For way too long I felt like my body didn’t fit my personality. See I thrive in social settings, love being the center of attention, and never mind the spotlight. However, that didn’t really align with the embarrassment I felt about my body. I would hide behind the camera, divert the attention, and even skip events because I wasn’t comfortable in my own skin.
As I got older, I started to take notice that I was actually going to have to make changes if I wanted something different. I tried a few “diets” here and there even saw some success, but struggled to maintain it for any length of time. I was fighting against a lifetime of bad nutrition habits.
I knew I wasn’t happy with my body, I knew that I needed to do something, but looking back I now know that I just wasn’t ready. One Wednesday morning in April of 2014, I rolled over to get out of bed just like any other day. Um….then it happened! I felt a fat roll touch a different fat roll, and that was something that I had never noticed before. Maybe it had been there a while, maybe I had gained ten pounds overnight (total exaggeration), but regardless of the circumstances I had FELT it for the first time.
That moment changed my life.
I decided to get serious about my health and fitness. I committed to a 60 day online accountability group and plugged in every single day. At the end of those 60 days, I said goodbye to 25 pounds, 15 inches, and for the first time in my life was starting to feel comfortable in my skin. That group set a foundation for my journey that continues today.
Before that accountability group, I had foolishly thought my unhappiness with my body was just my issue. Boy was I wrong! That sadness had impacted every part of my life, and I didn’t even realize it. During that group and the many that have followed, I have become a better mom, partner, daughter, friend…just a better me. Deciding to make myself a priority again was the best thing that I have ever done for me and for my family.
Becoming a coach…
The truth is I became a “coach” pretty early on because I am a firm believer in the products and am always down for a discount.
People began taking notice in the new me, and wanted “help” themselves. I foolishly believed that I couldn’t possibly help someone else because I was still working on me. Thankfully a good friend was able use just the right words to tell me that I would never reach a certain destination since this is a journey.
The funny thing is I have always been drawn to help people, but realizing that I now had the knowledge to support health and fitness journeys was pretty freaking cool!
I now get to help others every single day! Not only are they reaching their health goals, but they are becoming strong in all areas of their lives along the way – faith, marriage, parenting, relationships, confidence, you name it and I’m there to hold your hand. I stumbled for a long time, but I now know that the change I desperately needed had to come from the inside first. I feel so blessed to have found my way to this journey, and am now committed to paying this fantastic feeling forward and making their dreams their reality.