Here is my WHY. The reasons I started this site and decided to become a teacher and a Beachbody coach.
I have always wanted to be two things...1) a mom, and 2) kick ass at my career. Well I am not a mom yet because I thought I had to get the whole career thing going first. Well after 5 years of teaching I found myself terribly unhappy with my job, unhappy with my health, and just angry about things. I knew something had to change, especially because the mom thing is not too far off and it had to change before I get to that stage of my life.
Now back to the mom thing. I am SO excited to be a mom (no I am not pregnant yet, but it's coming), however I was also freaked because I did not want to start that stage of my life feeling so unhappy with myself. I didn't want to come home from work angry and tired and then resent that my baby needed my attention. Side note; I am an introvert and introverts need/crave alone time daily to re-energize and I knew it wasn't going to work if I was coming home in a bad mood everyday. Family is more important to me than anything...I knew something had to change so I didn't need that alone time after work when it was my time with my family and baby.
THAT changed things for me, realizing if I didn't fix this problem, my family would pay the price. It changed my mindset, and I finally realized I needed simplify things. I needed to step back, let go of things at work so I could focus and kick ass at a few big things, rather than continue to fail at a lot of small things. I needed to simplify things so I could start feeling good about my job again. That was my first step of my "Keep Life Simple" program (it's a three step program... ;).
I also knew my next steps were to create healthier nutrition and fitness habits. That is when I joined my first accountability group, and let me tell you, the accountability group was exactly what I needed to really help turn the corner and make this a LIFESTYLE CHANGE rather than yet another diet on my roller coaster ride of a weight loss journey.
Setting small, simple goals and making small, simple changes has improved my life and now I am devoted to KEEPING LIFE SIMPLE, EATING CLEAN, and DAILY FITNESS! Oh and preparing for my future baby!
My why is my family, they have been at the core of pretty much every big decision I have made in my life, and they are the reason I am always trying to be my best.
Why did I become a teacher? My mom was a teacher and I saw how much she cared about other people and wanted to help other people, and I wanted to be like her. I wanted help people like my mom did.
Why did I become a Beachbody coach? For the same reason I became a teacher, I want to help people. I have fell in love with health and fitness and I want to help other people fall in love with it too.
Why did I start this website? Can you guess...yup, to help people! I am no expert, but I can share my experiences, my struggles, my victories and lessons I have learned. I have made a career of teaching, motivating and helping people, so this is my effort to offer whatever help others would like to receive!