Transformation Thursday and an Invitation:
This has been a wild year and a half: surgeries, recoveries, bad outlook and then defying odds. Here's a timeline:
One year ago today I was on crutches and had been for what accounted for (at that point) more than half of the year prior.
Toward the end of November, I graduated from 17 months of PT.
In December, I started Beachbody On Demand videos because one of my closest friends did them daily and the results were so obvious I knew I HAD TO TRY! (<3 Erin Mc, you are incredible). I credit the Beachbody On Demand Videos (21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix Extreme, and 80 Day Obsession all modified) combined with my yoga practice (very modified), with giving me the ability to walk with an even gait and now run, lift, and move most-of-the-time pain-free. I am stronger than I was before the surgeries - I know this to be true with my whole heart even though the warnings were that I would NEVER be the same again.
From December through June of this year, I did the fitness part well - I knew I was getting so much stronger, but I could tell that my body wasn't working at it's very best. I had been following a number of incredibly fit and inspirational Band-director/Coaches on Facebook (<3 HEALTHYee Jenna and Pushups and Puppies) and thought to myself that if I wanted my body to truly be different, if I wanted to reclaim my athlete identity that I thought had disappeared I had to DO something different and stop wishing.
So, I jumped in and began Beachbody Coaching - I am a teacher and have a background in teaching yoga; I know I learn best by teaching; I also know that once I make a promise to someone else, I will do everything I can to not let them down. I knew that by coaching others, I would be accountable for my own actions and hold myself to my very highest standards. The last part, which I was most skeptical about, but now believe in wholeheartedly: when I decided to try coaching, I bought a month supply of Shakeology. (Contd.in comments!) #beachbodycoach #progressnotperfection #gains #letsdothis #hiitworkout #liift4 #coaching #healing #recovery #strength #challengegroups