Live for Balance
It has taken many conversations and hours of reflection to really dig deep to come up with my “WHY” What does that mean? Why am I a Beachbody coach?
On September 29, 2002 at 7 AM there was a knock on my door. I ran down the stairs and missed the last step to answer the door. My parents, aunt and uncle were there. Was it my grandfather? No, it was the devastating news that my only sister was killed in a car accident just 5 hours earlier. As I write this, my heart becomes very heavy and I have feelings of anxiety throughout my body. BREATHE, I tell myself. My son, was only 16 months old. All I wanted to do was go up to his crib and hold him tight. How could this be happening to me? New baby, new home, life was good. Little did I know, until her funeral, that I was pregnant with my daughter. WOW!! Emotions flying everywhere. I had to use my inner strength to find a way to get through this horrific and life changing tragedy. I worked a part time job, taking care of my son, protecting the growing baby inside me, worrying about my parents, and still worked out to keep me sane.
I continued to do what I needed to do to get by, survive and stay balanced. In March of 2009, I was introduced to P90X and completed my first round and had good results. In August 2009, I was offered the opportunity to become a Team Beachbody coach. I started just for the discount on my next program and would be done in 3 months. Well, that all changed in January 2010 when I attended my first Beachbody event with other coaches. I realized there was much more to this than me. It was about helping others live a healthy, balanced lifestyle too now that I found a way to do it for myself and family.
How does this all tie in with the tragedy that changed my life? I am so fearful of losing people I love and missing out on life. I felt this was the best way for me to stay home with my children, be there for them at all their sporting and school events. I didn’t want life to pass by and miss these moments as it can change so quickly. I also have seen so many suffer from disease that can be prevented from exercise and eating healthy. It was time for me to reach out, inspire, motivate and encourage others to take charge of their lives to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle so they can enjoy life to the fullest. The Beachbody opportunity has been such a positive influence in my life both financially, personally and helping change others lives.
I want to help people because I understand how tragic loss can have a profound impact on someone’s life. I personally have suffered loss and experience the fears of not living life to the fullest. I believe that every day is a precious gift but I also know that life can change in an instant and we can’t take it for granted. That is why living a balanced life can be challenging.
My mission is to help people be the best version of themselves through proper nutrition, exercise and freedom to make choices to live a life they desire, without guilt. Without taking time for ourselves, we will never have the power to live and fulfill our dreams.
I am passionate about sharing the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle because I know the positive impact it has made on my life when dealing with stress and getting through difficult times. I empower people to have a positive outlook on life, believe in themselves and share their gifts with others. I stand for living a balanced life to fully appreciate each day.
Live for Balance