Monday, March 12, 2018

I am grateful

    The other day when I was working out I started to cry. I was a little sad but also grateful. I was grateful that....I not only have the desire to be fit, but that I am capable of pursuing it.
    I wasn't always like that this. I didn't grow up in a home of athletes and my brothers didn't play sports. My parents had to work, they didn't have time to workout.....or so it seemed.
    So how the hell did this wonderful lifestyle come to me? Well that story is long but.....I'm so glad it did.

    So, I started to cry because I GET to lift weights, go for a run or ride a bike. I GET to feel the benefits of this lifestyle, when so many people can't.
    I talk to so many women that have the desire but physically cannot because of injuries, limitations or illness. They are so desperate to do the things I usually take for granted and this day that struck me.... and I cried.
    I cried because my heart wished I could do something more for them. But I can't, all I can do is cherish every workout, even the sucky ones and continue to do my best to help as many people as possible.
    So on those days when I'm not feeling it I will say to myself "if you continue to waste the time and abilities you've been given, what will you do if they're gone. Will you wish you hadn't squandered Gods precious gifts of time, opportunity and ability or will you take control of your life and do it for those that can't?"
    In honor of everyone that can't, I PROMISE..... that I will not waste, what I've been given

Monday, March 5, 2018

Reality check

I was having a tough time a couple of days ago. I was in tears because I was feeling frustrated and discouraged. I've hit yet another plateau and I felt defeated.
As I was preparing for my weekly prayer session with a fellow coach Yvonne Rocha I told her what was going on and she snapped me out of it.
She reminded me of how far I've come and how the body works when making these huge changes. Things I already know but sometimes I don't listen to. 😊
She told me to go back in my photos and look and who I used to be vs. who I am now. She reminded me that I am stronger then I was back then. That I do things I only dreamt about doing back then. She reminded me that it's ok to feel like this as it's normal but don't wallow in it and don't let those lies and thoughts of defeat conquer me. Because that's not who I am anymore. Thank you Yvonne, you helped me get my mojo back😃
These women are my family and they hold me down EVERY. SINGLE. DAY!!
Coaching has changed my life, it's soooo much more than weight loss. It's about living your absolute best life and paying it forward alongside the most amazing people on the planet💕

So when I look at this not only do I recognize how far I've come....I remember how miserable I was back then and how I felt when I took this photo. Thankfully I haven't felt like that in a really long time