I AM DONE!

Life has been kind of stressful the last couple of months.  I have felt a bit lost.  My fitness has been suffering.  I have had more struggles with depression and feeling down on myself.  I have even started turning to food AND alcohol for comfort.  But the last few weeks, I have been doing some SERIOUS thinking.  I know I have always been kind of wishy washy when it comes to making HARD decisions.  I have always just settled for mediocre in my life.  I have been settling for living the life everyone “expected” me to live.  But then I started answering some HARD questions, and have come to a few conclusions.  And I am DONE!

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With what you ask?

Well let me explain, because basically I have decided that it is time to S#!T OR GET OFF THE POT as my beloved Momma used to say!

Around December of 2011, I met a very nice young man named Jeremy, whose mother, Sandi Krakowski, I absolutely adored, on Facebook.  Turns out, he had been struggling with some of the same things I had in the past, and we just began talking about changing for the better.  Also turned out that he was a Beachbody Coach.  We talked a few times about it, but I had really kind of always done things on my own.  But I was starting to think about making a career shift towards health and fitness, but really had NO IDEA what I wanted to do or where to start!

In February 2012 I joined The Crew, which is my Beachbody Coaching Team, as a “Discount Coach”.  To be truthful, The Crew has actually become more like family!  A group of like minded people trying to both keep themselves accountable and support each other in health and fitness, AND help others discover their own potential and reach their goals.  With their suggestions, guidance, and support, I have read books, listened to audios, went to seminars, and even got on a plane to VEGAS to learn more.  But the most important thing I learned, is that I AM worthy of holding my head up high and being confident with the success I have had in the past, and be confident that there is much more success to be had in my future!

However….I still only half believed it.  Could I REALLY make my dreams come true?  Could I REALLY be all that I have dreamed of being?  Could I REALLY be so successful that Tony and I can live an amazing life of freedom?  Could I REALLY have it ALL?

Over the last couple of weeks, I have been weighing my options.  Continue to work hard doing everything and getting no further ahead, or focus just a little more on what I REALLY want and sit down and make the plan to make my future EXACTLY what I have pictured it to be.  And that does not include settling for a life being miserable while sitting behind a desk all day and only enjoying my part time jobs and hobbies at night.

Don’t get me wrong, I actually like my job.  I work for an amazing family oriented company and SSSHHHH!!! don’t tell him, but I even have a pretty amazing boss! 😉

But I have begun to feel like I am drowning there.  Like I am fighting to get to the air that I need to breath, and I just can’t reach the surface.  I feel that it is not what God intended for me.  I am supposed to help people find their potential and live it to its fullest!  And my catalyst to do that is through fitness.  Specifically, as a Beachbody Coach and Zumba/Fitness Instructor.

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I have been doing better in my business, but I have really still been treating it like a hobby.  But my Zumba Dance/Fitness classes, my following on line, and even my success story list are all growing almost weekly!

SO…I am DONE being only a “Hobby” Beachbody Coach.  I am truly ready to make this MY LIFE!  And I know this, because I did something so scary to me, that had I not already been sick Monday, would have made me nauseous.  I signed up to go on the Team Beachbody Cruise in March of 2016!  And I could have played it safe and signed up for the cheapest cabin, but I elected to GO FOR IT!  I signed up for an outside room with a balcony!  If now IS the time, then I better go ALL IN!  Because I intend to go on that trip for FREE!

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What does this mean for you if you are already on my team as a coach or customer or if you are thinking about becoming my one of my coaches or customers?  SUCCESS IS AROUND THE CORNER!!!  I still have to work my 8 hour day at my job, but my business is going to BOOM in 2015!  And to do that, I have to help MORE people!  Will you be one of them?  Do you want to be the next Beachbody Success Story?

I would LOVE to have you join me!  Message me.  Follow me.  Email me.  However you want to reach me.  I would love to help YOU work towards being YOUR Personal Best, while I am striving to be ALL that I KNOW I CAN BE!

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MAKE today GREAT!!!

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I QUIT!!!

YEAH!  THAT headline got your attention, didn’t it?  LOL!

Unless you are new to this page, you should KNOW better! 😉

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But I hear people all too often talk about how they just weren’t seeing progress like I got, so they gave up.  REALLY?!?!  Let me tell you a few facts about my journey that everyone thinks was so quick and miraculous.  It took me almost 16 months to lose my first 100#!  It took me another YEAR to lose the next 25#.  Then it took another YEAR to gain 15# of muscle.  So I have been hanging out between 160-175 for about 3 years now.  Yes, I am on the HIGH end of that right now, and feeling pretty bummed and crappy about it.  But I didn’t come this far to quit!  And neither should YOU!  Weight loss is not something that you just do to “get skinny”!  You do it to get fit and healthy and strong, so that you can live your life to its fullest!

So, please ALWAYS remember…

SLOW progress IS PROGRESS!!!  So don’t quit!  NEVER QUIT!  Because if you knew me 20 years ago, you know I lost the weight once.  Then I gained it ALL back PLUS about 40# more!

Slipping up, happens.  SLOW progress, happens.  Fear of Failure, happens! – This one happens to me still EVERY DAY! – LIFE, happens!  You just have to keep getting back up and moving forward.  NEVER GIVE UP!!!

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Huh? The Rambling Thoughts that Come AFTER a Migraine

Today I come to you with EVERYTHING and yet NOTHING in my head.

I have not been writing much, because after my wonderful success with 21 Day Fix, LIFE got me!  I once again started “stress snacking”.  I am doing a very well thought out schedule(so as to never be doing TOO MUCH, but still having the variety) hybrid workout of Body Beast workouts for lifting, Les Mills COMBAT, and then working in my Zumba classes and of course, the FIT classes twice a week at Legacy Martial Arts!  So with all of that and working my J.O.B., and Beachbody Coaching, AND then the stress that comes with being the POA of an aging parent who can no longer do anything for himself and having NO CLUE yourself what you are doing, I have fallen into some “comfort food” eating patterns.  I haven’t even been keeping up with my personal journal, and that is usually a BAD sign for me.

After the last 3 days of suffering with the first migraine I have had in 4 years, I realized something needed to change.

I HAVE to work.

I LOVE ZUMBA and working out.  In fact I NEED the workouts to keep me not only healthy physically, but mentally!

Beachbody is MY passion.  It is my way to help others achieve their best selves.

And the stuff with my Dad?  Well, it has to be done.

And I still need time to be a wife and a mom to my furkids!

And don’t forget REST and PLAY!  They ARE important!  – here I go off on a thought….I am reminded of Brene Brown saying in her book, “The Gifts Of Imperfections”, that it is those who PLAY who live life Whole Heartedly!  I want to live my life with my WHOLE heart.  I want to love what I do to the point that it no longer feels like work.  I used to WISH for a life like that.  Well, you see where wishing has gotten me!  Now, I am working on MAKING it happen!  It took WORK to lose 125#!  It took WORK to gain 15# of muscle!  It takes WORK to keep a marriage together through all the changes we have been through over the past 11 years!  But I have done ALL of that!

So what does that mean for me NOW?   Because obviously some things AREN’T working!

NOW, I need to WORK on balance and organizing so I can LIVE MY LIFE of passion!

NOW, I need to find others to join me in my quest to help others live THEIR BEST LIVES!

NOW, I have to learn to delegate some of the things that stress me out!  Tomorrow will be the LAST day that I will be doing certain things “on my own!”  I will learn to ask for help!  I will learn to delegate!  I will MAKE the time for the things that will MAKE my life GREAT!

So, as you see, I am all over the map today.  My head has been in such a fog the last few days with this migraine, that as the fog is clearing, many things are becoming clearer.  Just 24 hours ago, you have no idea how frustrated I was.  Just HOW CLOSE I was to quitting on my dreams.  Things were stacking up against me.  In one week, my business went from closing in on a mile stone to sinking like a rock, to now looking hopeful and flourishing again.  In another situation, I felt like things were being hidden from me and/or done behind my back.  And NOT in my best interest!  But you know what???  Stuff happens!  We just have to remember that EXACTLY WHAT WE WANT, NEED, AND HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR may be just around the next corner.

NEVER GIVE UP!!!

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Maybe this migraine was Gods way of giving my head a reboot.  I’ll take it!  MY miracle is on its way! 🙂

 

Time to MAKE today GREAT!!!