All of us have a transformation story. They all look different, but they are our stories. Even though they are personal, they should be shared to help motivate others. Our stories continue to be written daily as our transformations change. We are all a work in progress and how and where and why we begin is what will help others understand more about us and our personal motivations. My story may help you understand more about your own need to begin your transformation journey.
My story begins as a girl who has always struggled with weight issues. I have never had a problem with being overweight. My problem was that I could not gain weight. I did not understand that I needed to gain muscle in order to look healthier. I was skinny. Even though I thought I was healthy, I didn’t look it. Clothing hung on me and you could see my bones through my clothing. I was skinny and people around me always reminded me how skinny I looked. I have always understood the importance of taking care of myself–my skin, my hair–those were important to me. If I could just gain some weight then my body would also look good. I didn’t have a problem eating. Yes, I am vegetarian, but I could eat anything. But, my body didn’t like food!
When I was approached about being a coach…I thought…Me? Really? I have nothing to offer someone who is looking for help to get fit. How could I ever be a Beachbody Coach when I didn’t need to lose weight? Who would ever want me to help them through a journey of losing weight or bunch of inches. I couldn’t even gain a pound or an inch myself! Who would ever be able to relate to me, personally? And, I had no desire to work out! Really, why would I want to do a physical activity that would make me look more skinny? And, I had NO clue about fitness or nutrition at 41 years old..
Transformation is not about the SCALE! For me, it is so much more.
Changing who I was on the inside—Yes, on the outside I was this skinny mom. And, I exhibited this bold and confident personality that others saw as a woman who had everything together. Little did they know about this girl who was truly struggling on the inside—unhealthy, stressed, anxious, controlling, physically exhausted, and quick tempered. I also suffered from stomach problems and issues with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). I had never been educated about a healthy diet that would improve my body and my health in general. Instead, I ate junk food and also what I thought was good protein for a vegetarian diet. However, what I was putting into my body did not process properly and it was not providing any nutrients to my already skin and bones body. In reality, I was just like most people—trying hard to look like a person who had it all when really I needed help myself.
So honestly, my mind was telling me I was not equipped to be a coach. How could I help others, when clearly I wasn’t doing anything to help myself? I knew I would not succeed in this business…That is so far from the TRUTH.
I found the truth through God’s word. He had a plan and a purpose for my LIFE and a specific design direction for my coaching business. My story is my story, but what I do with my story makes the difference. As a coach my number one job is to LOVE people: who they are and where they are. Next, it’s to MOTIVATE them: to find their “why” and to help them begin their journey to discover the outcome of their story. It’s also to help them to do something incredible for themselves by using our fitness programs to get them up and feel GREAT about their bodies physically and emotionally. Exercise will not only CHANGE you physically, but emotionally and mentally. And, just as I needed that emotional and mental mindset to begin my journey I now understand how to help others get started as well. I have learned through multiple Beachbody training programs how to create systems that are duplicatable and how to TEACH and to LEAD others into developing a business also.
Beachbody Coaching has changed me in so many ways. First, by working this business I have personally seen changes physically, emotionally, mentally. And, I have drawn closer to God spiritually than I have ever been in my Christian walk. I can honestly tell you that through this I am a better wife, mom, friend, coach, mentor and teacher because my core is centered through my relationship with Jesus Christ. Second, I now have “real” confidence and more drive. I am also passionate about life and what I can do, as a woman of faith, to help and motivate others around me. This is not just a job for me, it’s a ministry. When your passions and your career come together it is a beautiful thing. My passion to share Jesus with others and my passion to help others become healthier is what this is all about. I have a desire to see women just like me live an abundant life and be all that God has called them to be. Third, this business has given me an avenue to help contribute to our family’s budget. Finances have been a struggle in my marriage, which is a whole different story. By financially building up my company allows me to contribute money for our groceries, utilities, mortgage, or anything else that may come up, is a huge benefit for this stay at home MOM!
Just to recap, my story…I did not have a weight loss transformation, I was not a fitness expert. I did not have any knowledge about nutrition. I did not have confidence in myself. I did not know my story at first, and it is still being written. I did not believe that people would want my help as their coach. However, I did have my relationship with Jesus Christ! God became my boss and He leads me where He needs me to GO. #GODBoss I also had a husband and family who supports and encourages me. I had one friend, my upline coach who believed in me and continues to believe in me. I had a body that could move and was willing to be transformed when I changed my mindset. I had training programs handed to me which I was capable of watching, studying and learning from, which we refer to as personal development.
Now I can tell you, my story is about a girl who has gone from skinny to strong. I am stronger physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. I have transformed and I know that I am a better person by going through this journey. I wouldn’t change a thing about my story because it is my story and it is about the road that God placed me on and I chose to move forward.
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