Quit or Fail Forward?

I have been battling some internal struggles lately.

Are my dreams stupid?

Is it time to give them up?

Has my WHY changed?

Do I have it in me to succeed?

Am I reaching out to the wrong people?

Why did I lose so much of the support I had even a year ago?

Did I change?

Did My goals change

Did THEIR goals change?

What should I do next?

Is an 8-5 employee all I will ever be?

Do I deserve more?

Do I deserve happiness?

Am I even worthy of my hopes and dreams?

 

That last one STOPPED my thinking right in its tracks!

WHY on Earth am I questioning my WORTH?

I KNOW I am worthy of great things!

I BELIEVE that God put me here for MORE!

I BELIEVE that I do my best EVERY DAY and deserve the best to come back to me!

 

Things I have to remember:

I do not control other people’s actions!

I can not help those who don’t FEEL my message, or are simply in too negative of a mindset themselves at this moment to accept my positive mindset into their lives.

If I present a solution to someone, no matter how much I want to see them succeed, they can’t without putting in the work, and that is on them!

I know there are more people who want my help are out there!  I just need to search for a new way to find them.  Which probably means it is time for me to get UNCOMFORTABLE!

After coming this far, WHY would I Ever QUIT NOW???

If you have read this far, THANK YOU!¬† Thank You for listening!¬† Sometimes when things aren’t going as planned, I start to doubt myself.¬† Doubt my abilities and what I stand for.¬† I know that I am good at what I do!¬† And I know that I LOVE the fitness studio that I have built,¬†Phoenix Fitness with Body By BrendaT, and being a Beachbody Coach, more than anything else I have ever done!¬† I know that if I figure out a way to reach out to the people who relate to me, that I could do great things with who I have become.¬† I CAN and I WILL!

Because the OLD ME tried to surface and tear me down just because something wasn’t clicking into place.¬† Well, the OLD ME was WEAK!¬† The OLD ME would let something like someone else not believing in me, break me down.

The NEW ME?¬† Quite Frankly, doesn’t Give a F#@K what they think!

I’m STRONGER than the beat down girl that I used to be!

I GOT THIS!

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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Failed Again!?!

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It has been brought to my attention by someone other than myself that I am too fat to wear fitted clothes right now! ¬†WOW! ¬†That one hit me right between the eyes. ¬†BUT, I needed to hear it! ¬†I have let the stress of life take me over for far too long. ¬†Then last week, I took a Stay-cation and did very little moving, while eating whatever the heck I wanted. ¬†Well, the results of all of this negative activity is showing up in a broader booty and waistline. ūüė¶

So, as I struggle to get back on the right path, I feel like it is time to once again share my WHY with the world. ¬†My WHY’s for getting healthy and fit are mainly selfish. ¬†First and foremost, I really want to be HOT! ¬†I know, I know…. ¬†How shallow, right? ¬†But have you ever been the “ugly duckling”? ¬†If you have, then you know where I am coming from. ¬†I also want to feel AMAZING in any clothes I want to wear. ¬†Now, I know that I am never going to look like Kate Upton in a bikini, but I am NOT Kate Upton! ¬†I am Brenda Turnbaugh! ¬†And being MY very best is good enough for me! ¬†That may be a size 8/10, that may be a size 4/6, but whatever it is, as long as I know in my heart that I am giving MY life, MY VERY VERY BEST EFFORT, I am going to be OK with it!

But recently I have felt like a 100% FAILURE!  As a fitness coach, as a fitness instructor, as a role model, and even as as a person.  I realize now that none of that is true!  We all have trying times in our lives that we have to work through and get past.  But you live it, deal with it, dig deep to find your strength to move on, and never give up

So I am a little “fluffy” right now! ¬†You know what? ¬†FAILURES HAPPEN! ¬†LIFE HAPPENS!

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Yes, I have some weight to lose.

Yes, I am back up to a number on the scale that I NEVER wanted to see again.

And, Yes, I feel pretty “blah” about how I look and feel¬†right now.

But I am working on forgiving myself for letting it get out of hand, and putting the stress, guilt, self-destruction, and self-sabatoge behind me!  Honestly, what other choice do I have?

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So, I know how to lose weight. ¬†I know how to keep 100+ pounds off for 5 years. ¬†Now I just need to figure out how to succeed at doing it longer. ¬†I am not worried. ¬†I’ve met me! ūüôā ¬†And I know of my determination and enthusiasm to succeed and help others succeed in this battle against obesity! ūüôā

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Next week, I start the next chapter of my story, by starting Shaun T’s Focus T25 and dedicating more time to my own fitness and nutrition program again. ¬†I am very excited for the next 10 weeks, and would love for any of you to join in for support and accountability!

Go to my Home Page at http://www.bodybybrendat.net and fill out the form. ¬†Then send me an email at bodybybrenda@hotmail.com telling me you are done with it, and I will help you get you started TODAY!!! ūüôā

It’s OK to have an “off” day!

I hope as you read this you are happy and well!  However, this post is about getting past the days you are not.

I am having one of those today. ¬†It actually kind of started with a rough yesterday. ¬†A tweaked back muscle and having to cut my workout VERY short along with being a bit down anyway, led to a bit of emotional eating of grazing¬†on almonds and whole grain crackers and hummus off and on all day . ¬†I hate being reminded that I am NOT Super Woman! ūüė¶

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I think the “off” mood was my brain leading up to today.

You see, today marks the 12th year since my Mom passed away. ¬†I miss her everyday, but on March 9th every year for the past dozen years now, my heart feel like it is breaking in half just like it did on this day 12 years ago. ¬†My Mom was my very best friend in the world. ¬†And I can’t imagine I will ever get used to not being able to pick up the phone to talk to her.

Last week when I hit Diamond Rank in my Beachbody Business, all I wanted to do was talk to my Mom.  I was actually proud of myself!  I may have taken me a much longer time than some people to accomplish, but I had some fears, self-doubt, and serious self-confidence issues to overcome.  And I am doing it!  Diamond to me meant that my light was FINALLY shining through.

But just like everyday for the last 12 years, I knew I could not pick up the phone to call her. ¬†Not even to share good news. ¬†This morning, as I got ready for work, I could not help but go back to that day. ¬†It was an unusually gorgeous and warm Sunday for early March, and I had been working out in my yard, when the call came from my Dad. ¬†Tony got it, and told me I needed to get to town, that my Dad thought my Mom was dead. ¬†Well, if you knew what a fighter my Mom was over the years, and all of the times we could have lost her, him saying that he “thinks” she is dead, I will honestly say, that I thought there was still hope. ¬†By the time I drove in the 30 minutes from my house to theirs, the ambulance was pulling away with the lights and sirens going, but I would soon find out that it was already too late. ¬†I was not going to get to say good-bye.

I still remember exactly how her hand felt and looked as I knelt next to that gurney in the Emergency Room holding it that night.  Knowing that she would no longer have to go through anymore pain was some consolation, but selfishly, I really just WANTED HER BACK!  We had a wedding to plan!  I was getting married in 6 weeks!  How do you do that without your Mom AND Best Friend?  My heart was breaking.  A piece of it was gone.

So today as I relive these moments again and again in my mind, I realize now why, even though I have finally began to let people back in, I still keep them at about an arms reach.  I have been blessed with so many new friends, but it is hard for me to let down all of my walls.  A broken heart bruises easily, and I tend to protect mine with iron fists.

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So as I close this, I just want you to know that you are going to have “off” days. ¬†Have them. ¬†Feel them. ¬†Learn from them. ¬†But then let them go. ¬†Don’t let a dark moment in time take away all of the light ahead. ¬†I did that for a very long time, and I thank God for leading me our from under my Rock Bottom. ¬†Although I may visit that place occasionally nowadays, I will NEVER put up residence there again!

 

I CHOOSE HAPPINESS!

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YOU have the power.

MAKE today GREAT!!!

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How do you see YOU? And what excuses are you using to keep from changing that?

WOW! ¬†It has been over a MONTH since my last blog! ¬†I would say I am sorry, but life has simply been amazingly busy lately. ¬†My “Get Me Through The Holidays Support and Accountability Challenge Group” is doing AMAZING! ¬†They have lost OVER 150# so far, with 2 weeks to go! ¬†And here I was just hoping to keep from gaining any during the holidays, but these girls are kicking booty and inspiring me to lose some of the weight that I had put on over this stressful summer.

Add in getting ready for Christmas, and around my house, that means decorating! ¬†They don’t call me”Griswold” for nothing! ūüėČ ¬†But I think I am done and ready to just enjoy the rest of the holiday season. ¬†Not baking as much this year, because…well….does anyone REALLY need it? ¬†Traditional triple chocolate cake and rum cake both have to be made, along with a couple cookies, but that is about it.

OK…I am getting off track. ¬†But now that you know that I have been a little busy, back to the task at hand.

HOW do you see you?

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No matter where you are in your journey, Day 1 or at your goal, you must see yourself, flaws and all, as a beautiful person.  Because YOU are the only person who can do this for you!  It is time to set the BS excuses that you tell yourself aside and get busy improving your health!  Excuses are just lies you tell others so that you can try to convince yourself that you have a legitimate reason for not getting something done.  Trust me, I do it all the time.  I am the Queen of the Procrastination Excuse!

But now it is time to debunk a few excuses.  Since excuses are just lies that you tell yourself, you owning up to yourself on the ones that are calling you out is going to help you decide to commit to the work so that you can finally see real success.

#1~ I don’t have time! ¬†REALLY?!?! ¬†Did you REALLY just say that to me? ¬†I have a full time job, a part time job, and my own business. ¬†Not to mention a family of 7, yes, all 4-legger kids, but they need taken care of and love and affection too! ¬†Yes, I know I¬†procrastinate on many things that if I just did them, I could be so much farther in my business and have better relationships. ¬†But those are my fears to deal with, and right now we are talking about YOU! ūüėČ

If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, take action, and ASK FOR HELP in that action. ¬†Human engagement is what is lacking in so many plans to “get healthy”. ¬†You don’t have to do it alone. ¬†I will be your accountability, but YOU must first reach out and make the commitment to do the work.

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#2 РBut I am too out of shape to do what what it takes to get fit.  This one is, well, I am sorry to tell you, but just DUMB!  Do you REALLY think I started out where I am now?  I got winded on my first walk going just a block from my house and back.  My first set of push ups was against a wall, and I could only do 4!  It is about taking the first step.  I know it is hard!  Trust me, I know!  And yes, there will be tears.  There will be doubt.  And there will be times you want to quit.  But it is not just a workout or nutrition plan you are quitting on, You are quitting on your WHY.  Remember the reason you wanted to start down this path, and honor that by taking that first step, continuing to take each next step, and never giving up!

 

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#3 – But the progress is SO SLOW. ¬†You have GOT to stop living in the “Instant” Society! ¬†Things that you get for free or things that come quickly, how much do you REALLY appreciate them? ¬†We all have FREE workouts and diet plans available to us at the click of a mouse. ¬†I myself have given away my own workouts and diet plans, the EXACT things that I did and lost 125#, and for the most part, they basically ended up in the garbage. ¬†I find that many people do not truly¬†appreciate something if it is handed to them. ¬†I myself lost 87# back in 1996, very¬†quickly. ¬†Within 4 months of my goal date, I had gained back 35#. ¬†And within 5 years, had gained it all back, and they brought friends. ¬†Why? because I did it in a way that was focused around deprivation and fast¬†weight loss. ¬†The progress in the pic below, took me years! ¬†To lose the weight, gain the muscle, achieve my fit, athletic body. ¬†It didn’t come fast, and it didn’t come from starvation, deprivation, or a magic potion. ¬†It came from deciding to commit to doing the work it was going to take to make a LASTING success.

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#4- I will just end up with loose skin again and that makes me feel just as bad as being fat because I still won’t look good in a bikini. ¬†Scars, stretch marks, loose skin. ¬†I have them all. ¬†But I have learned to wear them with pride. ¬†Here is a poem that my friend Mark Cummings wrote about being proud of your scars~

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I wrote this for all those who have been scared inside and out. Don’t forget you’re still here because you have a purpose and you are STRONG ENOUGH, and GOOD ENOUGH to earn what you’re worth!

 

These scars I wear with pride

These scars I dare not hide

Remember the battles I have fought

Remember the lessons I was taught

 

On the surface and inside deep

Onward and upward to my feet

And if my struggles get too hard

I’ll look down to see my scars

 

Though at times they appear unsightly

But only because my fights been mighty

So These scars I wear with pride

And these scars I dare not hide


-Mark Cummings-

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A little more of my views on the subject from my personal experience:

The scars I have, both the mental and physical, remind me of what I have lived through to become the strong person I am today. ¬†The stretch marks, remind me how hard it is to be obese, and the shame of people seeing me. ¬†And last but not least, the loose skin. ¬†I have been asked many times if I was going to have surgery to get rid of it, but to be honest, it has tightened up some, and although I know it will always somewhat be there, I have learned to accept it for what it is. ¬†Oh sure, I will never look HOT in a bikini, and I still have issues with anyone seeing my belly, and a padded, push-up bra is going to be a necessity for the rest of my life, but then I think back, and remember… I NEVER looked HOT in anything before, and I do now! ¬†I NEVER wanted anyone to see my belly when I was closing in on 300# either, so nothing new there. ¬†And I NEVER had voluptuous, perky boobs anyway, so what is the difference? ¬†LOL!

What is the difference?

I am no longer Pre-diabetic. ¬†I no longer have a cholesterol reading of “gravy”. ¬†I no longer have high BP. ¬†I can walk up a flight of steps without getting out of breath. ¬†I RAN A FREAKING MARATHON! ¬†I teach Zumba classes. ¬†I am sitting here writing on a health and fitness blog!!! ¬†And because my passion to help others feel the way I feel now, with more confidence, more energy, less headache from worry about what health issue is going to pop up next, I became a Beachbody Coach. ¬†I¬†have always wanted to help people. ¬†As a young student, I wanted to be a chiropractor, so I started my medical career by going to the vocational center at my high school and getting certified as a nursing assistant. ¬†When I got pregnant my senior year, and then lost the baby, I also lost all ambitions of returning to school, so I settled in as a CNA at a nursing home. ¬†When I got hurt, and told I could not return, I got a job in the business office at a local pharmacy. ¬†I thought at least I would still have my foot in the door of a career in health. ¬†But I had let the fire for that passion of truly making a difference burn out. ¬†I went from being chubby and overweight to obese and then morbidly obese. ¬†I settled in to a mediocre life.

NO MORE!

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I believe that God put me here for a reason, and I that fire has been reignited.

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If you are ready to start your journey to health and fitness, I would love to help.  Find me on Facebook @ Body By Brenda or email me at bodybybrenda@hotmail.com

I Reached My GOAL! NOW WHAT???

I get that A LOT!

And this week, I was asked to touch on the subject by Oscar Insurace, who provides health care¬†in New York and New Jersey! ¬†So, if you have worked hard and got to your goal and now have that “WHAT’S NEXT?” feeling, please take a minute to read on and learn from my mistakes, AND my victories!

My first answer to, “Now what?”, is ALWAYS, “Set a NEW Goal!”

Those of you who did not know me back in 1996, don’t know that I hit my goal weight one other time in my adult life. ¬†Yup! ¬†I did a “Doctor Approved” weight loss plan. ¬†I lost 84# in about 7 months. ¬†When I hit my goal,¬†you guessed it….I thought I was DONE, so I let all of my bad habits creep back in. ¬†I started eating the way I did before starting the “plan”. ¬†I started drinking alcohol and eating fatty foods again. ¬†At the same time, I was released from Physical Therapy(which was the ONLY exercise I was getting), so I stopped doing any exercise at all! ¬†Within 6 months, I had put back on 45#! ¬†Do you know what I did next?

I GAVE UP! ¬†Over the next 12 years, I dieted continuously, and gained more and more weight, before hitting my all time high, which was closer to 300# than I like to admit. ¬†I admit to 275#, so let’s just stick with that! ūüėõ

No one had told me that health and fitness really IS a lifestyle that you must practice every day.  There is no final destination.  You can always be better.  You can eat a little cleaner.  You can stretch a little more.  You can lift a little more.  You can get a little stronger.  I think of martial arts.  Or yoga.  People practice these for their entire lives!  They are always working to improve.  There is NO PERFECT!  There is not a place where you now know everything, so that is the end.  They just keep working on being THEIR VERY BEST.

Let’s fast forward to September 2008. ¬†I had at that point had 3 back surgeries including a lumbar spinal fusion. ¬†I was a drunk. ¬†I was a chain smoker. ¬†I was a couch potato. ¬†I HATED MYSELF!

I made a decision! ¬†I was tired of living like this, and I was refusing to go on diabetes and blood pressure medication. ¬†I was NOT going to live my mother’s life! ¬†She was always unhealthy and overweight. ¬† And she also died entirely too young!

So I reached out!  I joined an online support group.  They helped me realize that I did not have to be perfect, and making small changes in the beginning would amount to huge success in the end.  So I walked 1/2 a block from my house and back 5 days a week and I cut out fried foods.  The next week, I walked a full block and cut back to drinking alcohol 4 days a week.  The third week, I walked 2 blocks, did 2 minutes of a 10-Minute Trainer video, and cut back to drinking 3 nights a week.  See the pattern?  Nothing drastic at first.  SMALL CONSISTENT EFFORTS=BIG RESULTS.

One Step At A Time

I 100% believe that SUPPORT, no matter if it is one workout buddy, or a group of people online(who for me seemed less threatening, because they didn’t know me well enough to judge me, or at least I didn’t care if they did!), or a group of friends who team up to keep each other accountable as each works towards their individual goals.

And when that particular group broke up, I wasn’t sure exactly what to do. ¬†I knew I needed someone to be accountable to. ¬†So I went BIG! ¬†I went public! ¬†My accountability group became the WORLD! ¬†I started this blog. ¬†Then I started my Facebook Page. ¬†And when I found out that not only was I helping myself stay accountable, but that the people who were following me were using my posts and my page to stay accountable themselves, a passion to help them started growing inside me! ¬†I searched for the best way to do that, and that was when I was introduced to Beachbody!

Today, as a Beachbody Coach, I put people in groups to do the exact same thing!  And not only does it help them, but it helps me.  The more people in the group who participate and share and work to stay accountable, the easier it is for Me to also stay accountable.

In fact, those of you who follow me on Facebook, already know that I am starting a challenge this upcoming Saturday, November 1st, called “The $5, ‘Get Me Through The Holidays’ Challenge Group”.

GROUP!  THAT is the key word here!

If you don’t feel you have to do it alone…

If you KNOW someone is watching…

If you know the other members of the group are counting on you for the same support that they are showing you…

You WILL show up!  Many of us will do EVERYTHING we can to help someone else, but NEVER for OURSELVES!  Mommies especially, I KNOW you are hearing me!

So I invite you to HELP SOMEONE ELSE!

Make it about THEM!  You will be surprised at how much YOU will achieve if you start out trying to help someone else.

Decide. Commit. Succeed!

It is your choice. ¬†It is MY choice. ¬†I could easily decide tomorrow, that this public accountability life is too hard. ¬†That it would be SO much easier to live a quiet life where the world is not inspecting every bite I put in my mouth, every workout I do(or DON’T do), and every time I LIVE MY LIFE and have a beer(or several) with friends. ¬†Yes, I do LIVE! ¬†I try my best to stick to an 80/20 plan, but sometimes life happens. ¬†It gets messy.

But I get up every day and make a choice. ¬†I choose to do MY best each and every day! ¬†Some days are better than others. ¬†PERIOD! ¬†But you have to learn to let the bad ones go. ¬†Leave them in the past. ¬†You know the old saying, “Get back up, dust yourself off, and get back on the horse!” ¬†There is a lot of truth in that statement.

Aristotle said, “Excellence is a habit.”

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The more you practice picking yourself up, the more it will become a habit.  Excellence will become your normal.  Your ordinary will become EXTRAORDINARY!   So every day, when you wake up, while you are getting ready for your day, MAKE THE CHOICE!  CHOOSE happiness!

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So my 4 biggest “What To Do”‘s in “keeping it off”?

1) Realize that this is a LIFELONG journey!  There is no final destination.  There is always another goal that you want to reach.

2) SUPPORT!!!  Find a group you relate to and hold on to them!

3) Help OTHERS work towards THEIR success!

4) CHOOSE to BE whatever you want!  It really is as simple as that.  Will it be EASY?  Heck no!  Will you have times when you need more help than others to get back up on that horse?  YES!  But can you do it?  Of course!  And Why?  Because the choice is yours!

If you want to join one of my groups, contact me.

LOVE to you ALL!!!

Remember, the choice is YOURS!  MAKE today GREAT!!!

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Weight Loss Transformation?

Here is a little hard truth for you.  Tough Love, if you will.

This is me close to my heaviest, and at my leanest about two years ago.

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Yup, that’s right, I far from¬†my leanest¬†right now. ¬†THAT ‚ÜϬ†takes a LOT of work, and I have been giving up a lot of my “ME” time to help others the last couple years. ¬†Not that I am saying that is an altogether a bad thing. ¬†I am still healthy, and I still LOVE ME! ¬†And I really don’t look TOO shabby, right? ūüėČ

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But I am writing this blog, because I truly believe God put me on this Earth to help other people find their way to health and fitness.  To REALLY make the changes in their lives that are necessary to help them life happy, healthy, more fulfilling lives, and not the sad, sick, mediocrity that I and many of you have lived for years.  I will do ALL I can to help every person who WANTS my help to get fit and healthy.

But it does NOT come without a lot of hard work.  And tears.  And sometimes even pain.

It does NOT come for free.

It does NOT come without sacrifice.

You WILL have to buy healthy food.

You WILL have to give up some of your favorite comfort foods MOST OF THE TIME!

You WILL need to MAKE the time to move your body.

AND…
You WILL want to give up.

You WILL call me horrible names under your breath. Maybe even to my face.

You WILL have days that you don’t even think you are worth it all.

But IF you come to me. If you stay invested in yourself, and stay accountable even when you are at your very very worst, as your coach, I WILL BE HERE FOR YOU!

BUT¬†you can’t¬†hide from me.¬† You have to¬†help ME,¬†help YOU, or the “quit” is not on me. Don’t make excuses. Especially BEFORE you even respond to my outreached hand. ¬†Do you know why?

Because excuses are PLANNED LIES!

So, my question to you is:

Are you planning your healthy future, or are you planning your excuses to NOT have that future?

If you are ready for a plan, I would LOVE to be the one to help you start the journey to meeting your future healthier self!

Contact me today at bodybybrenda@hotmail.com

MAKE today GREAT!

worth it