I was watching some videos tonight as part of the Personal Development that I do as a Beachbody coach and I stumbled across a quote that just left me speechless.
"You can't change lives that aren't ready to be changed, including your own"
I've been on this fitness journey for quite some time now. I've had ups and downs. I've been skinny and I've been fat. I've worn size 25 jeans and I've also not been able to stuff my big toe back into them since. What I do know is this: I made the decision to be a coach in October of 2013 and it's a decision that has forever imprinted on my heart. I know more about what it REALLY means to be healthy now than I ever have and I've seen the change it's had on me, my family, and my friends. I've seen my basement transform from a Family Room meant for watching TV and sitting around into a home gym. I've watched my husband who has never worked out in the 8 years that I've known him work out harder than I ever knew he could. I've seen my children pick up weights and ask if their food is healthy when I serve it to them and I've seen friend's bodies and minds change right before my eyes.
I've been pretty blind to just how amazing all if these changes are that are happening before my eyes. I see it now though, and I'm just in awe. I have tears in my eyes thinking that I've sat here telling myself that I couldn't change any lives by becoming a Beachbody coach only to realize I've changed my own. I've been too wrapped up in the numbers on the scale and the pants size not changing that I couldn't see the rest. It's not just about the extra money it is putting in my pocket or the discount I get on the products. It's about the irreversible path I've set out on and all of the people who are in it with me and all of the people who WILL be in it with me and just don't know it yet ;)