Good Morning! Happy Friday!
With all the studying, working on a few different personal and business growth programs, working full time, struggling with some stress and…ok, I am going to say it, some depression, I need to admit that I have felt very frustrated lately in my fitness business. I WANT to help everyone! I DO! But I can’t do it for them, and I can not just keep giving it all away! I have had people quit because it isn’t working, to find out that they weren’t actually DOING the work! Nonetheless, it makes Me feel like a failure. But in all actuality, it has nothing to do with me!
First, people don’t appreciate something near as much if it is FREE, and second, that doesn’t make me a very smart business woman and it shows that I, AND THEY, undervalue me and what I do.
So, when I came across this today on my friend, and The Crew team founder and leader,
Coach Jimmy’s Facebook page, it REALLY hit me.
And it makes so much sense to me!
In the past, when my m o was to do fad diets and take pills and magic weight loss shakes(basically liquid laxative filled with chemicals and speed) the reason I gained all the weight back, is because I didn’t WORK for the results!
7 years ago(almost to the day, as my fit-aversary was Wednesday 9/16/15), in September of 2008, I made a CHOICE!
I CHOSE LIFE!
I was over 140# overweight that summer, and had gotten down to 275# through some stress over medical tests that I had to have done due to some recent illness. My doctor said my blood sugar levels were so high, I was looking at going on insulin. I also had high blood pressure, and my cholesterol was basically the same as gravy. But on the bright side, it was only my endometriosis giving me problems, and I did not in fact have colon cancer as had been first expected. I smoked 1+ packs of cigarettes, along with drinking more than a 12 pack of beer each day. Fast food, pizza, cheese, breaded ANYTHING, and sweets were not included in my diet, they WERE my diet!
But I knew that I would have to be willing to do the HARD WORK if I wanted to be healthy. It wasn’t easy, and it did not happen fast. Heck, I am still on my journey! There will be slip ups, and there will be times that life just deals you a really crappy hand and you have to deal with it. I have been dealing with one lately, but I AM doing my best to come out on top!
It is going to take me some time to catch back up with the ideas in my head, but until I do, I will be WORKING! Exercise at least 5 days a week, and watching my diet closely And yes, I DO still have treat meals, so if you see me out tonight with my friends, PLEASE don’t feel the need to criticize me! It isn’t necessary, and it is actually just a way to bully me so that YOU feel better about your own mistakes and slip ups.
My point of all of this?
If you ARE ready, this is a GREAT time to join my team! I am ready to help plant and grow a BIG Flower Garden! 🙂
Check out my website at www.beachbodycoach.com/bodybybrendat and email me what you are thinking, at firstname.lastname@example.org
And don’t forget your watering can and a sweat towel, because we are going to be WORKING! 🙂
MAKE today GREAT!!!
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