I am a 30 year old mother to Haley who is almost 3, a wife to my amazing husband Mike, baby number 2 will be arriving in September, and we have two Russian Siberian cats that are more like 2 other kids. I was introduced to beachbody with 21 Day Fix in 2012, and have made so much progress physically, emotionally, and mentally. I have fallen in love with being able to work out from home and the amazing women I have met along the way. I am the most confident, happy, and healthy version of myself to date, and have fell in love with this lifestyle and helping other women realize their potential to do the same.
Where it all began:
In high school and college I was a very quiet and self conscious person, I tried not to step on anyones toes and just tried to lay low and try not to get in the way. I was not happy with myself when I looked in the mirror and my fridge usually had water, gatorade, and maybe some left over pizza or subway. I would go to the gym consistently, do the same machines, and again try to stay out of peoples way and would not try anything new in fear of looking like I had no clue what was going on. I tried so many different diet pills only to find that none of them worked and the only ones that did work made me sick. Then in 2012 I was introduced to the program 21 day fix and those little color coded containers. With that first round I lost 9 pounds and that was following the nutrition plan somewhat but not 100%. I continued on with other beachbody programs and have fallen in love with the lifestyle.
That Coach Life
I didn’t decide to really dive into coaching until June of 2018, I have fallen in love with the process, being a health and fitness coach has completely changed my life for the better. I am all around a better version of myself. Growing up being extremely self conscious and the biggest people pleaser, and now I have learned how to love myself and be exactly who I am. I have since, been introduced to some of the most amazing women, some of which live super close and others states or countries apart, who I can call my best friends.
The best part of what I do is not just about the way I have changed, it is that I am constantly meeting new women who are like the old me, insecure, depressed, stressed to the max, and feeling defeated, and I am able to show them that this is not how it has to be, and that it should never be this way. I get to see these women grow into strong, confident, successful women and it’s freaking amazing. Knowing that I can share my story and impact others lives in such a powerful way as well, is the most rewarding part of what I do.
Making you a Priority
I have many different layers that have brought me to where I am today. Right now in my life I am married to the love of my life, have the most beautiful, full spirited toddler, expecting another little one, and have 2 big Russian Siberian cats (that are pretty much like two other kids). I am a health and fitness coach, work another job full time from home in the evenings, and also walk dogs for a few people in the plan I live so “extra time”, isn’t really a thing.
I have found little pockets of time to take for myself because I have found that for me to be the best Mom, Wife, and friend that I can be, I need to be filling my cup too.
For me the things that really make me feel fulfilled and like I am really taking time for myself are waking up early and crossing off things on my to-do list before the rest of the house wakes up. This just sets the tone for the rest of the day, I feel more organized and accomplished and find myself being more present and not as stressed. If I have a million things to do, I feel that I am overwhelmed and I cannot relax as my mind keeps replaying everything that needs done over and over again in my head.
I get that it can be hard to justify taking time for yourself when you feel you need to be always giving and working to make sure everyone in your life is taken care of and happy, but you cannot forget about the most important person and that is yourself. The more you take care of and pour into yourself the more you will be able to give, the more energy you will have, and the happier you will be.