Do you feel like you're overworked? Underpaid? Stressed out? Driving your kids to all their activities? Never have any time for YOU?
I did, too - back in 2013. All of those things I listed above were how I was feeling on the inside.
I had a good job. I was a 1st grade teacher....in a great school system...with way more resources than other school corporations...BUT my class sizes kept growing. They curriculum kept changing. My salary - nope...that wasn't going anywhere.
The amount of time I spent in my classroom and with other people's kids...was 100% taking over MY life. So it left me being stressed out, not as great of a step-mom or wife that I could've been, overweight, and unhappy.
YUCK!! - I NEEDED to do something, but wasn't sure what to do, where to go, how to change, etc. I was STUCK!
I had some success with weight loss by borrowing P90X from a friend a few years before. I had also tracked my calories in MyFitnessPal for a couple of years as well...but honestly... I wasn't really that "great" when it came to knowing what was actually "healthy" or "healthier".
I would have never said that I LOVED Spaghetti Squash Boats and even more so...know how to cook them. I didn't cook at all a few years ago. I was blessed that my ex-husband did all of that for us. Once the divorce happened...I was screwed. I had to learn fast...so why not learn on healthy recipes, right?
So...I kinda skipped ahead. In December of 2013, I decided to join a challenge group with my friend and coach, Ophelia. I had followed her on social media for some time. I had been to the gym and taken a few of the classes she taught - and fell in love with the vibe, the energy, the tribe she seemed to have surrounding her.
I didn't realize how much I missed having a "team" until then. I had always been an athlete. I played college basketball and those girls...for those 4 years...were my ultimate family away from home. Fast-forward to adult life - and I was helping raise teenagers at the time. I missed that "girl" time. I missed the inside jokes. I missed the laughs and yes...even the tears.
So from afar...I wanted to be "a part of a team" again. What did I do? I signed up to be in her challenge group without even really knowing what I was doing - and joined as a coach - so I could get a discount the following month. I mean...who's not all about saving money right?
So what now? I joined her group. I had a fitness program to follow - that came with a workout calendar, a meal plan, nutritional shakes that I needed to drink one time a day, and of course...support from others in our group. It was exactly what I needed. I need the routine and the structure. I needed someone on the TV making me do things that I normally wouldn't do. And what happened? I got results. I got GREAT results.
People starting noticing, asking me what I was doing - and BOOM - that initial decision to be a coach for a discount...quickly changed to me thinking..."I can make this BE SOMETHING for myself. I loved messaging my friends. I loved sharing tips and recipes that even I was able to make. I loved hearing how they were seeing results, too.
Here we are...5 years later. My team and the team that I'm a part of...we are literally ON FIRE. We lead with our hearts. We push ourselves daily to be the best we can be. We are friends. We are a fit family. We are real people...who help real people. Cool thing...most of it is done virtually. So you can join no matter where you live in the US, Canada, or the UK.
I truly can't think of my life any other way. Sure...I was busy. I still am busy. But this...this opportunity...is by far the BEST thing I've ever ADDED on to my life. I will NEVER take it out. It makes me BETTER in all areas of my life. I don't feel stuck anymore.
I actually have dreams, goals, and plans to DO MORE in life than I ever had before. Crazy how that happens right? Maybe you'd like to get started? Maybe you miss being part of a team? Maybe you want more out of life?
TODAY...today is the day you say...YES!!! I'm ready to change my life!