So when my sister and I haven’t texted in while, we send a life update text. So seeing as it had been awhile since I posted, I thought that would be the perfect post today.
A few weeks ago, I decided to embark on a new adventure and become a Beachbody Coach. It was a long process to get to this point, but I have no regrets and am loving every moment.
6 Months ago, I joined an accountability group on Facebook. I loved it, I was actually motivated to get back in shape after having Lucy. But, then the group ended and with it my motivation. However, my coach asked me if I had ever considered coaching. I always wondered how people got into it and I was really interested, but I turned it down, mostly out of fear. But I couldn’t stop thinking about it. All summer it was on my mind. “I could totally do that”, “I am so much happier when I’m in a group”, “why not?” those were some of the thoughts. But then there were the other thoughts . . .the negative ones. “What will people think?”, “I’m going to be one of THOSE people”(not even sure what that meant), “What will my friends and family think?”. Finally, after months of hemming and hawing over it, my husband pushed me and told me to go for it (I think he was tired of hearing about it). He told me that clearly I am happier when I am a part of the accountability groups and working out, and that it is something I basically do anyway during nap time (workout and post on Social media). He was right, so I decided to go for it.
When I decided to jump in, I knew I wanted to commit 110% to it and I have. So that is where I have been.
What has come from it? I am more productive in my day than I have been since I decided to stay home. Instead of spending 4 hours watching TV during nap, I get in a workout, I do some coaching, I clean the kitchen, I prep dinner, I tidy up or do another chore and most days I still have a little downtime and watch some TV. I also have found that because I am more focused about my day, I am also more focused on my children when they aren’t sleeping. I put down the phone more and really engage with them. And the best part is that some days they participate in my workouts and I am teaching them so much about a healthy life (both physically and mentally). Austin even asks to workout some days and is excited to tell Aaron about it when he gets home. I have also had a complete change in my mood, confidence and outlook on life.
So, I will try to keep up with life on the blog, but if you want to keep up with my follow me on Instagram or Facebook for the day-to-day.