There's a reason this blog was named Identity Undecided. Basically this girl goes down so many different life tangents it would have been impossible for me to stick to one topic, so I gave myself the ability to be ADD with this blog (didn't need hindsight for that revelation!). That being said, I'm sure many of you are wondering what the heck I'm doing lately with this "fitness coaching" stuff... let alone with a multi level marketing company like Beachbody. Well, let me tell you a story...
In reality, this was not a spur-of-the-moment decision. My journey to coaching started years ago. When I was a new nurse on night shift I was tired. Like Tired (with that on purpose capital T). There isn't quite a tired like the after night shift tired. But a girl needs to look good in those scrubs and stave off the dreaded nightshift weight. I wasn't really training for any crazy run or triathlon at the time (and I hadn't gotten the CrossFit bug yet) so I needed to do something. I had heard about this program called Insanity. It seemed totally something I'd be in to. So I conned my friend (fellow nightshift nurse) Alli into joining me in this program. We'd meet daily to complete the crazy, heartpounding, sweat-inducing suffer fests (I say all this tongue in cheek because I LOVE Insanity). Turns out, that sh*t works. Like really works. I felt comfortable rocking a bikini after that program. And then I moved on to Insanity Asylum... and then P90X. I did them all... with Alli, alone... whatever it took. I loved it... every awful second.
And then I found the next race to train for and got lost in my world of endurance sports... joined the Navy Reserves, and eventually deployed to Afghanistan... where I fell in love with CrossFit.
But before I left I saw that my coworker and friend Jaclyn had begun her Beachbody journey. She has always been someone I've looked up to. She is a beautiful soul who has poured her heart into her business, her coaches, and her customers. Her love of people and their fitness journey was inspiring. She reached out to me but I wasn't quite ready to join her... leaving for deployment kind of threw a wrench into life. I told her then, over a year ago, to keep me in mind... something in her journey resonated with me...I felt like that could be my niche.
Fast forward to a few weeks ago. I was post surgery, looking at months of rehab and not going back to full time nursing in the very near future. Jaclyn reached out to me again. She wanted me to join her team. In the year I'd been gone she had built a thriving following. She was real, genuine, and truly had a heart for helping people reach their goals. I wanted a piece of that. A chance to help people reach their best version of themselves. An opportunity to enhance wellness instead of combating illness. So I said yes. I jumped in, became a customer and a coach with Beachbody...and haven't looked back since.
You know, it becomes exhausting as a nurse to constantly deal with illness. Don't get me wrong, I love what I do with a fierceness. But there is something so satisfying about helping someone along the road to wellness. Not popping a pill, but truly getting into the nitty gritty of life. The dirty laundry of bad habits, poor nutritional choices, little to no exercise, and an overall lack of accountability (or anywhere on that spectrum really). To be a ray of hope. A voice of reason. Someone to hold a person accountable and tell them that you know what... you can do this. Honestly.
But let's be fair. Beachbody sells products, right? Yep, they do. Great ones at that. I have never been one to sell things I don't believe in. I have to be fully invested and in love with something to even think about promoting it. And I love Shakeology. I love Insanity. I love P90X. And I'm loving my 21 Day Fix kit. I also love running, biking, swimming, and CrossFit. That will never change. I've incorporated the products into my life. Sipping my Shake O after a tough workout. Popping in a DVD when I really don't have time or energy to get to the gym. I'll never be the girl who exclusively works out at home. And honestly, right now I'm so limited on what I can do that I'm relying heavily on my 21 Day Fix and it's portion controls to keep me in check. And you know what... again? That sh*t works. Like really works (I'll prove it soon). Fancy that.
So really I say all of this to say that I'm not here to be a gimmicky salesperson. I'm here to help you. Honestly. Genuinely. I want to join people on their journey to health. And I want to be joined on mine. I want people on my team that have the same vision as I do. I want people who push me to be the best coach I can be, and I need accountability too. I believe in the products Beachbody offers. I spend my money on it...I work hard for that money and I believe in investing in my health and the health of my family.
I hope this gives you all a clearer understanding of this new "thing" I'm doing with my life. I'm happy, working towards healthy, and ready for this new adventure.
Got questions? Please ask. I'm an open book.