I know what it feels like to hate your body. I’ve spent years at war with myself, and honestly, it’s exhausting. For me, losing weight has always been about feeling confident enough to enjoy life without worrying about what I look like. I was the young girl who didn’t want to get in the pool because I was embarrassed of my body, I was the wife who pushed my husband away because I didn’t feel beautiful, and I was the mom who avoided photographs because I was ashamed of how I looked.
Changing that part of me hasn’t been easy. There have been times when I have felt as though I can do absolutely anything, and then other times when I want to hide in my pantry and eat all the food. I have lost weight and gained it back again (several times). I have donated clothes in bigger sizes, only to wish I had kept them when my current clothing starts to feel tight again. I have loved myself and hated myself, but through all of that, the common theme is that I refuse to give up. I will not go back to being that woman who cried every morning when she tried to get dressed. I am stronger than that.
Beachbody came into my life at the perfect time. I had recently transitioned from being a full-time Reading Teacher to being a full-time stay-at-home-mom. I loved being home with my son but I really missed connecting with other adults and having something to do for me. Being a Beachbody Coach allows me to have those connections and earn a paycheck, while still being home to experience every second of my son’s childhood. It has changed my life forever and I am so thankful for that.
I am not perfect; perfection does not exist. I still struggle from time to time and I probably always will. I have learned a lot along the way and I know what it takes to get that confidence back. Now I teach other women how to change their story. I can’t wait to help you get your story started!