I wasn’t going to post this, because it is by far not the most flattering picture of me, but DANG IT, I am PROUD of my accomplishments!
I was brought up on stage during one of our workshops at the 2018 Beachbody Coach Summit that I attended last week, to celebrate my 100+ pound weight loss!
I didn’t want to go up, because I have gained some back, and instead of being down the 148# that I was at my lowest, I am only down right around 100#. So I wasn’t going to go up, but then with some encouragement from my team, I thought HECK WITH IT! I DESERVE THIS!!! I busted my ass, and still do to try to maintain and even lose some of the weight that I put back on.
Sometimes LIFE happens. That doesn’t mean I gave up, it simply means that things happen, like illness, injury, family issues, and menopause. But I have lived through 100% of my bad days so far, so I know that I can power through any storm to come! ❤
And today as I saw this picture for the first time, I realized that I felt GRATEFUL!
Grateful for my team. Grateful for anyone who has ever supported me on my journey. Grateful for Beachbody. Grateful for ALL of the opportunities and friendships that fitness has brought into my life. Grateful that I didn’t listen to all of my doctors and got up off the couch, put down the booze and cigarettes, got off the pills, and MADE My Health Journey HAPPEN! I could have continued to accept that I was broken. That I was going to be disabled for the rest of my life. But that wasn’t good enough for the little voice in my head. At 296#, that voice told me to do something before I died! So I did! And OH BOY has my life been happier and more rich since making that choice. No one will ever take that away from me. Not haters. Not Mean Girls. Not anyone who looks at me at the weight I am now and tells me I should lose the weight BEFORE I teach another class or train another client. To them ALL, I say STICK IT IN YOUR EAR! I GOT THIS! 😉❤😘