First and foremost I am a Mama to three amazing kiddos, I birthed two and got the other as a bonus! Heard a guy call his step kids bonus kids and I just think that is the greatest thing. Step just sounds so silly to me 🙂 They are what drives me to be a better me, EVERYDAY! I’ve been a Coach now for almost 2 years and it has changed my life in so many positive ways. Sure I was already working towards a fitness goal but it has given me the strength to continue on past the initial one. I have a lot of people tell me I’m skinny, I don’t need to work out… Which is just bologna, working out is for people who want to be healthy, people who want to play with their kids, people who want to stay active. Working out isn’t just for people who want to loose weight. That’s why I’m going to share with you why I do this. I apologize in advance, it’s gonna be long… Didn’t want to miss anything!
I was never a very confident person and after a 3 year physically and verbally abusive relationship I really had no respect left for myself. It took a long time to realize that I didn’t deserve that and that my boys didn’t either. I didn’t want them to grow up thinking that hurting people is okay. I was so insecure that I took any attention, good or bad, and soaked it up. I just thought of myself as weak because I took that abuse for so long.
Fast forward, I ended up getting to marry an amazing guy, which still blows my mind! That led to my fitness journey, everyone wants to look good in their dress! I had seen a friend complete a Spartan Race and was unsure I could do it.
August 2014, I FINISHED a Spartan Sprint, for those of you who don’t know it’s a mud run on steroids. If you’ve never done one I urge you to find one and try it! Any who, jumping over the fire and crossing that finish line was one of the most powerful moments of my life. I have never felt more strong and capable, like I could do anything, after a nap, but anything!
Joining the Beachbody team has only made me stronger, pushed me to get out of my comfort zone and talk to people, pushed me to work on improving myself through motivational reading. I have successfully completed 6 different workout programs now, and I’ve never been one to stick to things. I’ve started schooling to become a certified personal trainer. I love my new Fit Family, they inspire me every day to be a better me and to help you become a better you. I want everyone to feel like that, I hope that I can inspire you to push yourself and try things you think are hard because it’s amazing!