Happiest Day of My Life!

 

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I was challenged today to share with you a part of my story that you may not know. Something I don’t talk a lot about. My wedding day! Well, let’s actually let’s start 6 weeks before my wedding day. It was March 9, 2003. It was a beautiful spring Sunday, and I was working in my yard. Cabin fever had got me like it did every winter, and I was looking forward to getting some flower beds cleared to prepare them for planting.  Nearly every Sunday(unless I had been shopping with her the day before), I called my Mom.  That day, I was going to call her when I went inside for the evening.  That is a call I never got to make.  We got a call from my Dad saying that Mom had passed suddenly in her sleep sitting in her favorite chair.

To say the least, I was DEVISTATED!  My Mom was my best friend.  She was the one person that no matter what crap I pulled, she still loved me totally and unconditionally!  And trust me, I pulled some doozies!  But that is a novel for another time.  She was my sounding board for EVERYTHING!  My confidant.  But she was always in poor health.  She had diabetes from a young age, which lead to heart disease, major eye problems, and eventually left her going to dialysis 3 days a week for the last 8 months of her life due to complete renal failure.

How was I supposed to have the “Happiest Day of My Life” without HER?  As I sat next to the gurney that she was on in hospital, holding her hand, I swore to myself that I would lose the weight, take better care of myself, and NEVER put anyone through all of the worry that she put us through with her health problems.  I was lying to myself.  I made it to my wedding day, I married my other best friend, and it was a wonderful happy day.  But there was still something missing, and I slipped into a dark place for awhile.  I was sad.  I was depressed.  And my replacement friends, became food and alcohol.  LOTS of alcohol!  I sat around for the next 5 years getting fatter and more unhealthy and more self-loathing.

But something told me in September 2008, that I was NOT a lost cause!  That no one is so broken that they can’t work on being MORE.  That is the thing about Rock Bottom…You still have a choice.  Settle and stay there until rock bottom becomes disease and death, or MAKE the changes you want in your life and RISE UP!

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No one can do it for you!  YOU choose!  I was a scared, broken, depressed, sick, disabled, obese, chain smoking drunk who had never finished anything in her life, on my Day 1.  It’s OK!  You can have as many FIRST steps as you need.  As long as you never choose to take your LAST step!

So if you need a cheerleader in your corner, someone to stay accountable to, someone to push you a little along the way, or just someone that you can reach out to that understands that being fit does not always mean you look like a fitness model, but you are doing your best to be YOUR personal best…I would love to help!  Contact me about joining one of my Beachbody Challenge Groups, or about joining my team and leading by example as you are on your journey.

MAKE today GREAT!

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www.bodybybrendat.net

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Happy Monday!

Just a quickie to start your week off right!


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TELL YOURSELF THIS EVERY DAY!

Don’t let that little voice of negativity in your head win!

Scream at it!

Beat it down!

Rule it with an iron fist!

There will be days you will be tempted to lie back down and give up.  Fight it!

There will be days when others tell you, “You can’t _____!”  Prove them wrong!

Make your confidence stronger than your doubts!

Because I BELIEVE IN YOU EVEN WHEN YOU DON’T!

MAKE today GREAT!!!

bodybybrenda@hotmail.com

www.bodybybrendat.net

www.beachbodycoach.com/bodybybrendat

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Want to Be a Beachbody Coach?

NEW COACH CONTEST!!!

Have you been thinking about jumping on board to be a Beachbody Coach?

Do you wish you were in better health?

Do you wish you had better fitness?

Do you really want to try Shakeology and LOVE getting discounts?

Do you wish you had time to workout AND earn a little extra income?

Do you wish that an opportunity to earn some extra money just by sharing your health and fitness progress would present itself?

Well, BLOW OUT THE CANDLES ON YOUR BIRTHDAY CAKE!!!

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BEACHBODY COACHING IS THE ANSWER!

 

And I have an extra little incentive for the next FOUR people to join my coaching team!

As you may or may not know, Beachbody has Streaming On Demand now!  It is a Crazy AWESOME addition to our website so you can take your programs with you and stream them anywhere!

I had one person sign up today, and the next 4 of you who sign as a Coach with a Challenge Pack purchase will be entered into a drawing for a FREE 7” RCA Wi-Fi tablet from ME! 🙂

 

If you need help picking out a Challenge Pack, fill out the form at this website – http://goo.gl/forms/kruyuLP81d and then email me to tell me you are done at bodybybrenda@hotmail.com . If you already know what you want, go to www.beachbodycoach.com/bodybybrendat and order your Challenge Pack TODAY! 🙂

I am excited for you to join my team!

Beachbody Coaches.  We are changing lives! 🙂