Thursday, September 1, 2011

Beachbody Birthday

One year ago, my world revolved solely around my son and getting him the things he needed. I was his advocate, because his voice needed to be heard. I was his baker since he couldn't have things from the store. I was his special meal packer for birthday parties and family functions to ensure that he got the things he needed.

One day I realized that I had stopped advocating for myself. I was spiralling deeper into a depression. I hadn't worked in 14 months. Had lost all sense of self-worth. I really didn't know who I was or why anybody should care about me. It seemed like there was nowhere to go, but further down.

Then, I started noticing my friend Sarah posting about Shakeology and Beachbody. I asked for a sample of that wonder stuff Shakeology. I really liked it. There was a change happening. It came to fruition on September 1, 2010 when Sarah was in labor with her daughter, Serena. Yes, posting from her hospital bed for someone to share her daughter's birthday and join her team as a coach.

I did it. I joined and became a Beachbody coach without even realizing what I was doing. Seriously. Looking back on it, I truly believe that God had a hand in bringing Sarah and Beachbody into my life. Through this year, I have discovered new depths and new interests. I have become daring and bold. Okay, only sometimes and it takes effort to work up to daring and bold, but I am doing it. I don't like to go a day without working out. My nutrition is mostly back on track, and I can feel the effects when I don't get my Shakeology for a day or two. I want to become a health counselor, and help others like me realize their full potential and maximize their wellness opportunities. I have purpose and meaning. They won't be taken from me again.

Thank you Beachbody!

1 comment:

  1. Can I share this? I think you can help a lot of other people...