Travel is crazy, especially around the holidays. You would think that people would be in great moods and yet, they aren’t (myself included). Contrary to popular belief, I am not perfect. I lose my temper way more often than I would like, I yell at my children, and I have yet figured out how to balance everything that I want to do and what is actually good for my family. This was all very evident while traveling home yesterday from Utah. Some days you have to sit down are really take a good look at yourself and yesterday I had a lot of time to reflect.
In Beachbody they ask you to find your why? This would be the reason that you want to coach and help people reach their goals or just the reason that will push you when you want to quit . My why is two fold and each portion has nothing to do with each other.
Your why is totally exclusive to you. Yes, I can say that part of my why is so that I can continue to be a stay at home mom. I want to be present in my home, to be able to be a good example of a godly woman to my kids. I am not always successful in this but it is part of the reason that I strive so hard in my Beachbody business. I want to be self sufficient and show my kids that you CAN do great things by helping other people do great things.
The other half of my why is even more personal to me than my family. Like I said, each person has their own individual reason to do the things they do. I struggled for so many years with poor body image, self esteem issues, destructive behavior, distorted eating, and I do not want one person between the ages of 11-60 to ever go through the things that I did. I want to be able to show them that there is another way. That food and the number on a scale isn’t your enemy. That you CAN have a peaceful existence with your body. I am not saying that I have those peaceful days every day because I am being honest with you but I can say that even when I start to slide off track, that pulling myself back up the mountain is easier for me without the weight of trying to reach an unrealistic number on a scale ever was. I want to be proof that you can change – for all those who happen to stumble upon or are lead to these pages. I am still on my journey, as I will be until the day I have the privilege of being with Jesus and until then my why is to help as many people stop their self hate (because truly that is what a lot of eating disorders stem from) and learn to love. Love themselves more, love others, but especially love God! If he leads you to it, he will lead you through it.
So 2015 will be a year where I am intentional and available. It will be a year where I ask to be unsettled, because only through the week times will I ever be able to develop strength. I can rest assured though the journey will be hard, I will be held.
The goal for my Beachbody business will be this…
“Progress. Just make progress. It’s okay to have setbacks and the need for do- overs. It’s okay to draw a line in the sand and start over again— and again. Just make sure you’re moving the line forward. Move forward. Take baby steps, but at least take steps that keep you from being stuck. Then change will come. And it will be good.”
It’s also a way to look at getting though all of the issues that God is helping me through- just progress daily!
I will be showing different ways that God is leading me through this journey to better health, with my nutrition ( HUGE step!), my workouts, and my daily walk. How hard something is often depends on your vantage point. So, I will keep looking up with my hand reaching down to help you along they way too!