The last handful of years have been filled with a lot of really great moments and some not so great moments. At one point I decided that the only person who was in charge of who I am or what my life looked like was ME.
I struggled with post-baby body image, anxiety, and a whole lot of stress. Even though I didn't think I was the lifer type, I struggled with the transition back to civilian life from four years of active duty in the Marine Corps. I struggled with finding people who were driven by the same things as me.
I was the most unhealthy and out of shape I had been my entire life, and was very frustrated with that. My endurance and energy had gone kaput. I happen to be a fixer. If I have a problem area in my life, I like to DO something about it.
A gym membership was too expensive because I was barely getting food on the table and a roof over our heads as a single mom, and that's not including who was going to watch my little guy and where that money was going to come from.
Running was definitely a great way for me to relieve stress and get fit, but again, who was going to watch my little guy?
I decided home workouts we're the best option I had. God brought into my life this amazing woman, @cameobayes , who was consistently a shoulder and encouragement through the hardest time of my life. She had started her fitness journey from home a few years prior, so I thought I would try it out. I started seeing results very quickly because the programs available are no joke.
I also noticed that she had something that I had been chasing for many years... A group of go-getter friends who were positive, supportive, and accountable.
My time as a coach has been a great challenge, but that's what I'm looking for. I'm looking to push out of my comfort zone because that is how you grow. One of my biggest motivators as a coach is to make an impact. It has also inadvertently brought a lot of positive, supportive role models and friends into my life.
I have a lot of goals with my fitness, but the biggest goal and motivator is to keep up with my husband and children, and someday keep up with my grandkids. They are our legacy and I want to make a good one.