I am a 26-year-old woman full of imperfections who sought out for a change in January 2015. My now fiancé and I were both very overweight, and mind you, we were happy, and in love, but we weren’t healthy, nor were we happy with ourselves. We decided to embark on a journey for a healthier life together, and that’s just what we did. We’ve since lost the weight of an entire person together, and gained health, happiness, and on our way to wealth since my decision to become a Team Beachbody Coach in late March of 2015.
In the past, I had tried every “diet” known to man, and failed drastically; I had fallen off the wagon time and time again. I had spent hours in the gym, hours meal planning, hundreds of dollars on “new fads,” diet pills, and miracle shakes. NOTHING worked, nor did I ever stick with one given thing. I failed at it all, and I did so within weeks of attempting a new fad. I knew that all I had tried failed, and I knew I needed something different. To top this off, I also had hypothyroidism, so it made losing weight even harder!
Not as an excuse, but I realized that I’m a food addict, I eat when I’m happy, when I’m sad, when I’m mad; all the time. I love all food~ and to top that off, I love to cook… and I’m good at it! SO~ I needed to use my power for GOOD rather than bad.
My fiancé, Matt had discovered that he too, loved food, and found comfort in it. Weighing in at 238 lbs., after playing sports all of his life, and always being in great athletic shape, and pushing his 30’s, this was something he knew he needed to do as well.
On January 5th 2015, we took the plunge and made the decision to change. I remember it like it was yesterday, Matt saying “O.K., so we’ll have salads with grilled chicken for lunch and dinner?” I replied with, “NO! We’ll have healthier alternatives of the foods we already know and love!” AND that’s just what we did, when we got home from our New Year’s vacation, we cleaned house, got a gym membership, and started our “life change!”
About 2 months into our transformation, Matt was dropping weight like crazy… DUH~ he’s a DUDE!! I had lost about 17 lbs., but I needed MORE!! I had seen a Facbeook friend of mine talking about this “21 Day Fix” thing…. SO when I saw it on an infomercial at the gym~ I ordered it! Except… I waited until a day or so later to tell Matt, I didn’t think he’d be up for it at all!! A MAN, who had been at this type of thing his entire life was going workout with me.. at home? And it was actually going to work? Yeah ~ OKAY?! EXCEPT… He was actually happy about it, and GAVE IT A SHOT!!! Neither of us knew that it would change our lives.
I soon became close friends with my now coach, Sharon, and I joined a free clean-eating group on Facebook which helped me A LOT! She had seen that I was already doing EVERYTHING a coach was doing, including sharing my entire 21 Day Fix journey with others, and getting them just as interested in it as I was! She KNEW I needed to be a coach.
On March 27th 2015, I completed my first round of 21 Day Fix, and lost over 5 lbs., and 6 inches, AND I signed up to be a COACH! I ordered my very first bag of Shakeology, and I wouldn’t have had it any other way.
My life has forever changed since that day. I made a commitment to not only continue on my journey, and help Matt stay on his, but to help every single person I could! I knew how hard it was for me in the past, and even still to this day, and I knew that I had tried EVERYTHING, and many people are STILL in those ruts… Sometimes people just need someone to relate to them, and understand them, and that’s what I feel I do best.
I’m currently an Emerald Team Beachbody Coach~ and my ultimate monthly goal is to help at least 5 people monthly, which I’ve surpassed more times than I could count. I hope you find my blog helpful. If not for yourself, then perhaps for someone you may know.