Shaun T Pulls Me Out Of a Funk!



This 35 second video from the break this morning during Pure Cardio 2 Workout from Shaun Week – Day 2 made me KNOW that Shaun T​ is SPECIFICALLY doing this week for ME!  I was bawling like a baby as I listened to this as I stood there DRIPPING in sweat!  It was truly like he has been watching a movie of my life! (Is ShaunT STALKING Me??? 😉 )


OK, so maybe he was not talking ONLY to Me, but I definitely felt like he had been inside my head when he started talking this morning. I feel like I shouldn’t have “bad days”, let alone BAD YEARS! I have not been at what I FEEL is my ideal weight for 3+ years now, and it all started with ONE stressful situation that just built and built until I felt like I was spiraling out of control. But I never gave up, and there is something to be said for that. And I am learning that it is OK for me to be sad. It is OK for me to NEED an occasional day OFF! It is OK to slip up! And it is OK to NOT be what some people think of as “the perfect” fitness professional.

Show up and do YOUR BEST for that day! And simply don’t even worry about anything else! You can NOT do any better than YOUR BEST!  If you can push just 2 seconds longer, DO IT! Don’t give up on yourself.  When the countdown of the last 3 seconds starts, you know, when the trainer says 3-2-1, are you stopping at 3?  DON’T!  Push to the end!

Slip ups, backslides, straight up F-UPs happen! You aren’t going to be PERFECT! But change is possible! Being better tomorrow than you are today IS POSSIBLE! You just have to make the decision and COMMIT to the process. It will take time. It will sometimes be REALLY HARD. But YOU are worth it! And NO ONE, no matter how badly they want it for you, can do the work for you!

So if you are looking for someone to help you through, someone to help keep you on track, someone who KNOWS how much some days on this healthy lifestyle journey can REALLY STINK, and how HARD it really is. It isn’t easy, and people who tell you to simply “Eat less and Move More”, are probably people who have NO IDEA what this journey is really like! I have LOST over 140# in the past, and I can tell you that NONE of it came easy! And now that I have hit menopause, it is even harder for me, because what worked 5 years ago is not working for me now. Nothing is a surefire solution for everyone! But you have to give it time to work! You have to commit to something for more than 2 days, 2 weeks, sometimes 2 months before you see how it is going to work for you.

I deal with hateful people often, who think that because I am NOT a fitness model, that I should not be in the fitness industry.  

I call Bull Shit!

Real people like to deal with REAL people.  Not someone who is going to make them feel “less than” because they weren’t born genetically gifted or have the ability to live on the perfect diet with the perfect amount of exercise and SLEEP!  I know what it is like to be super morbidly obese, and I know what it is like to be RIPPED!  I also know what it feels like to be everywhere in between, and the struggles that go with it all.  I know what it is like to workout when you can barely breath because the heaviness of the weight on you constricts you, and I know what it is like to end a workout with pride because you just squatted more than your neurosurgeon thinks you should ever be able to do, or what it feels like to finish a FULL Marathon in under 5 hours as a disabled 40 year old!  But I ALSO know what it feels like to be doing everything “right” and gain over 35# in 3 years because of anxiety and messed up hormones.  I know what it feels like to wake up every morning in pain from an invisible disease that most don’t understand.  But I also know that with modifications, the movement of exercise will keep me going a lot longer than sitting on my butt popping pain killers and muscle relaxers will.  

I will always do my best by my clients and customers, but there will be no results if your are not willing to put in the REAL work.  NO FLUFF!  I can give you the tools, and remind you to use them, but what you do with them is 100% on YOU!  Are YOU ready to MAKE A CHANGE?


CONTACT ME – There are openings to work with me either in person at my studio in Fowler, IL –  Phoenix Fitness with Body By BrendaT, OR online with Beachbody Programs, since I am a Beachbody Coach and Beachbody LIVE Instructor who believes in their programs, trainers, Shakeology, and the sports supplements in the Beachbody Performance Line!  Find me on Facebook – Body By BrendaT or email me at so we can get you Started TODAY!  And you can find my schedule and other links on


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s