Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Why Hitting Rock Bottom Is A Great Place To Be...

Rock bottom... The place where you rebuild your life

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If I have learned anything during my time as a coach, it's that rock bottom is the best place to be at if you want to truly change your life. In fact, I don't really want to work with you unless you really are at rock bottom. Pretty bold of me to say isn't it? I say it out of love. I want you to be so driven and so sick and tired of feeling the way that you do right now that your willing to do whatever it takes to change. I find that those who are not ALL in just yet are the ones who fail. They are the ones who make excuses and the ones who buy programs with good intentions but never finish them. Why is that? I used to blame myself as a coach until I began to know better. It wasn't me. It was them. They were not ready and I can never make them ready. This has to happen on their own terms and conditions. When they are ready though, you better look out because that is where serious change happens. That is where they create new habits, they drop the weight and the best part, they learn how to keep it off. This is the place where they learn to rebuild a new life for themselves.

When I tell you that I can help you, I really do mean it but you also have to be ready to help yourself.

The challenger who I am featuring today has been at both places. She reached out to me a few months back with an interest in joining the challenge group I was hosting but after a bit of conversation back and for she just wasn't ready yet. I respected that and let her know I would be glad to have her when she was ready and that I wasn't planning on going anywhere.

This is more common than you would realize. Most who join me for a challenge group have been on the fence before they decided to fully commit. Some share conversations with me and wait but some watch silently and just are not ready yet. I realize this and honestly respect it because I did the exact same thing when I was new. I watched my coach. I had a conversation with her about wanting to join her, but I just wasn't ready. It wasn't until I committed fully on MY terms was it that I had success with the programs and went all in.

Eventually Danielle hit her rock bottom. She reached out to me and shared she was ALL IN and ready to start. Because of her determination and hard work she gets to happily report that she is now down 21 lbs in the last 30 days. She committed to drinking Shakeology daily, she cleaned up her eating and did 30 minutes of exercise each day. She followed the Country Heat program and lost the weight all while having fun doing it.

Below you can read her story. I asked her to share what her journey has looked like. Her story is one that many of you can probably also relate too. I hope you are inspired by her efforts and actions. You can do hard things just like she did. You just have to be willing to put your mind to it.

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As a kid weight was somewhat of an issue. I remember being thirteen and not be small like my friends. When I was fifteen I decided I wanted to be on birth control. I was introduced to a shot that would take my menstruation away. COME ON being a teenager who wouldn't make that choice! Well I wish I would have read up more on the medication before I started it or continued it. I began to gain a lot of weight which is one of the side effects. My senior year of high school I tried to lose weight and I did but I gained it all back! This has always been a vicious cycle for me.

Three years ago I had my first baby boy. I remember thinking I cannot wait to lose this baby weight. I did in three months I was under my pre pregnancy weight. I felt wonderful, but in it all I was not exercising. I remember after losing the weight I started to have a lot of anxiety. Something that I thought was normal but it isn't. With the anxiety came some depression and this took me into a downward spiral. I had gained all the weight back.

Six months ago I had my daughter. While on maternity leave I did nothing! I blamed it on feeding the baby. “Oh how tough is it” I would say. Talk about excuses. I didn't lose any weight sitting on my ass the whole day feeling sorry for myself.

Last month, after talking to Sarah for 2-3 months if not more, I looked at the scale at the doctor's office and I almost came to tears. I had let myself gain so much weight. All I could think is what the hell am I doing to myself? What am I teaching my children? I was teaching them to eat junk food at all hours of the day and night! I had taken it way too far. That is when I realized I had to do something and I had to do something now.

Sarah had posted on facebook that she would be doing a mentoring program for anyone who wanted to become a coach. All I thought was could I do this? I mean is this really something that I would enjoy… Of course still trying to talk myself out of it. Using more and more excuses. I finally had to tell myself its now or never. I was at my lowest point with the weight issue. I did it.. I filled out the application and just waited to see if she would contact me. See if i meant the criteria. Well when she emailed me I never opened an email as fast as I did when I saw her name. I opened it and she wanted me to join her team and she was willing to teach me the ropes. I had to do this, I needed to get out of my comfort zone and do this for myself and my children.

I decided to do Country Heat. I love country music and to dance. I ordered it and could not wait for it to arrive. When it came I was so excited to do it. I even started my challenge group a week early because I was just so ready to get started and lose weight. I wanted to learn a new lifestyle that would keep me and my family healthy.

Day 1 I pushed myself to the end of that first workout. Damn was that tough, but I felt so great when I was done. I wanted to keep moving. I cannot tell you the last time I wanted to keep going. The last time I had so much energy I just wanted to go for a run. I was feeling on top of the world!

Midway through the program I couldn't wait to get out of bed and do my dance! I was talking about it at work all the time. The meals I was making following the program were so amazingly good. My husband and kids were loving the new delicious foods. The best part was getting on that scale everyday and seeing the numbers just continue to drop!

Finishing the program I have lost 21 pounds and feel so wonderful! I am getting back into the clothes that didn't fit. I can play with my kids more. I'm not sitting on the couch all the time. There is no more junk food in the house and I have not had one complaint from anyone! Which is surprising to me!

I am so thankful for Sarah offering this program, and for country heat for kicking my ass to help me lose weight. I probably would still be sitting on the couch feeling sorry for myself if she would not have offered me this opportunity. Also, a huge thank you to my family for their awesome support. Now I can help others that fell the way that I have felt. I am so excited to continue this lifestyle and continue to lose weight and be a better ME.

If you would like to be considered as a challenger in my next accountability group like Danielle was please fill out the application below and I will be in touch. The next group is beginning on November 28th. Spots are filling up quickly.

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