Have you missed me? 2014 started off a little “blah”. Well, that’s not really accurate. It started off fantastic! But I was BUSY! Then, I got sick. And I mean SICK! I had the flu AND Walking Pneumonia! I, sit down if you are not, I did not work out for 2 weeks! I tried to do my Zumba class twice, but it did not go well, and I should NOT have been there! 😦 But this past week, I have FINALLY been getting back to normal and I even got to go to FIT and lead a Zumba class last night at Legacy Martial Arts!
I have more to share with you about weekend before I got sick, but I will make a separate post about that later.
This post is really about my drive to work this morning. I was listening to my personal development like I do every day on my work. Today happened to be Tony Robbins, and something he said hit me! I had kind of an epiphany of sorts.
Do you know that I still get REALLY down on myself? I have been continuing to let the negativity from my past dictate my future. At times I am REALLY horrible to myself. I sometimes refer to myself as mean things like, stupid, fat, lazy, and worthless. I think all of my efforts are for nothing, because how could anyone ever be motivated by me? Why would anyone ever want to “follow” me? I am NOTHING special!
But you know what?
I AM SOMETHING SPECIAL!
I have a passion for health and fitness that I NEED to share! I OWE it to myself, but moreover, I owe it to anyone who will listen and who wants to join me in my quest to live a healthy lifestyle. I feel that my passion IS my purpose in life! If that is why I am here, it is probably time I honor it!
My gift from God is what I am.
My gift to God is what I become!
Why should I not become something GREAT?!? Don’t we all kind of owe it to Him to do the greatest things we can with what we have been given?
Do you realize that I have lost and kept off over 100#?!? I don’t often give myself much credit for it, but that is actually something pretty spectacular! And I did it in a safe and healthy way that is worth sharing with others!
Why wouldn’t people want to do what I do?
I really have nothing special about me that made it easy or more doable for me. I was a 37 year old, disabled, smoking, drunk, who had never been a normal weight for more than a year of her entire adult life. Heck, for that matter, my WHOLE life! I was a FAT baby, a chunky kid, an overweight teen, then I yo-yo’d for a few years until I blew out my back, and ended up disabled, depressed, and completely sedentary which lead me to a self-loathing, miserable middle aged woman! Ok, maybe 37 isn’t really middle aged for most, but at the rate I was living my life, do you REALLY think I was going to see the ripe old age of 80??? I don’t think so!
When I first started my journey, I started with Tony Horton’s 10-Minute Trainer, so it is kind of ironic that I have now come full circle, and am now a Beachbody Coach. And I can’t think of a better way to share my passion with the world that through helping them find the correct Beachbody program. And of course, I honestly believe after seeing the wonderful things it has done for my and my husband’s health, I think EVERYONE should be on Shakeology! 🙂
So, when You are ready, I am here and ready to help you on your way by sharing my passion with you! And maybe one day, you would even like to join my team and help me, help others!
I look forward to your message! You know where to find me! 🙂
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