Day 9 of burpees. I actually am at 1000 today. That is counting the 50 from my Fitmis challenge earlier last week, 27 extra in TLE yesterday and 23 extra today. I can thank my husband for the extra 23 today. He said I might as well get to 1000 and round it off since I was almost there already. I definitely have less energy working out this late in the day. I am much better at my 4 and 5 am timeframe. 30 triceps dips for 12 days of Fitmas. Wall sit and pushup with the boy done. #fitover45#tle#fitmas#deathbyburpees#homegym#fitmom
“I believe in YOU!” .
She said it loud and BOOMING! 📣
Her face was intensely serious & crazy excited - at the same time!
Her WHOLE BODY was nodding and vibrating in agreement as she pointed right at ME. 🙋🏻♀️
When I heard those words the first time, it was GAME ON! 🏃🏻♀️
It’s not that I hadn’t had self-belief before - I did! - but I was 39 years old & I can’t remember a time when anyone had actually ever said that to me before! .
At that time I was in a painful place, suffering in my daily life in a way that had me questioning if I even had a right to believe in myself.
But when I heard her say it that day - with such POWER, such CONVICTION... I knew it had to be TRUE!!
But she was a stranger.... talking to me thru a TV screen... HOW could it possibly mean so much?!
Because not only did I need to hear it - I could literally FEEL how much she MEANT IT!!
And I KNEW I could still believe in me, too.
I was so hungry for MORE... .
I was the owner of a demanding new print & promotions business - working 14hr days with hardcore, stress-filled deadlines.
Most days I ate fast food in my office & drank 2 or 3 venti lattes to get thru the day. .
We had just adopted our 3rd child from a hard place. There were serious struggles - we felt under constant attack from the outside and in our home it was like walking thru a minefield every day.
I was tired. And I felt like a failure. At everything.
That TV trainer reminded me of the person inside me who was strong enough to figure out a way & fight thru it. A person who LIKED to achieve, was DRIVEN by challenge and who COULD overcome!
At a time when I thought I just couldn’t handle any more challenges, she made me want MORE again!
I lost 40lbs, sold my print business, became a Coach, a group fitness instructor AND a Master Trainer - and these things let me build amazing friendships & actually CHANGE LIVES!! .
I surrounded myself with a VIRTUAL COMMUNITY that pushes me, wants more for me, helps me seek new goals and reminds me daily that they believe in me. .
And because someone believed in me, it’s easy for me to believe in you. 🤷🏻♀️
I KNOW you can do it too. You can!
I believe in YOU!
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Sunday’s ain’t my favorite day, in more than one sense🙁 Not only is it the last day of the weekend, it is also the day of the week when I return A to her mum’s. It always breaks parts of my heart in millions of small pieces, but she will be just fine there, as always.
On the good side this Sunday is that my ”Unable-to-go-running-runstreak” ended on day 4. I caught a bad cold beginning of this week that has ruled out any physical activity until now. So tonight I ran, and it felt great!! Easy, low pulse and with no uneasy breathing or anything🙏🏻
Good to be back on track💪🏻
Tomorrow I will celebrate and praise my awesome and fantastic @niarunssmiling ❤️ on her übercool acheivement - running 500 days in a row!! What a streak🏆
Until then - have a great day, everyone!
12 awesome k’s tonight!
Airports... you can love them one min and hate them the next. 🛫 Same thing with cell phone cameras. While I didn't get the shot with all 5 of us at the airport saying "farewell for now", I DO have all the memories from the past 3 days that made my 50th birthday more special than an average, ordinary day.
I unplugged WAY more than usual to enjoy being in the moment like back in the "old days" before we had social media. 😉 That's the beauty about this coaching thing. You get to set your own hours and be your own #boss.👍 #youcantoo
Always remember what's important and that #familyiseverything. A big thank you to everyone who orchestrated "Project Surprise 5.0"🙏❤.Especially to my hubby the #1 Michigan fan 💙🏈 who loves his #1 Notre Dame💚🏈 father-in-law like his own. 😁 #neveradullmoment ++
Excited to get back to helping everyone, changing lives and ROCK these last 3 weeks of the year with all of you!! 🙌 If you haven't gotten signed up for the early access of Transform 20, there's still time!! I got you covered. I have 5 spots left and want to lock you in. Let's DO THIS!! 👇👇👇
Sunday’s are for sleeping in and taking it easy. Which I did! 🙌❤️ Now I gotta go to the grocery store because we have no food in this house! But first, I’m planning out my week so that I can stay on track and checking in with my accountability group. My new group starts tomorrow so message me and let me know if you wanna join us! ☺️
As long as your progressing... you are winning! .
This is what I’ve been telling myself this week💥
I will share with y’all that this last week I caught myself not keeping my eye on the girl in the mirror and let comparison get the best of me... .
I started questioning “Will you be ready?” “Will my booty come out to play?” 😱 But this is where having a good communication with your coach comes into play. .
I’m so thankful that I have an amazing coach @jamidebernard that listens and knows when this girl needs some reassurance and to remind me to trust the process! see us Coaches need coaches, too! .
After our talk.. I’m ready to put some 🔥🔥 into the remainder of this reverse before we go into prep. .
If you are looking to accomplish some big goals.. make sure you find a Coach that you feel comfortable to tell it ALL to and has your best interest at heart 💙 *