The struggle is real, people.
When I decided to become a Beachbody coach I was so apprehensive. I mean, I wasn’t in the best shape. I am not anyone special. I don’t have a bazillion friends. I’m NOT good at sales!
So, why did I do it? Because I do believe in the products they offer. I had gotten some pretty impressive results with P90X and had fallen in love with the culture of the team I had joined during my challenge group.
I wanted the discount so I could get Shakeology. I’m NOT a good cook, in fact I hate cooking. I would eat out twice a day every day if I could. I just don’t like being in the kitchen! So, with adding Shakeology once a day I knew my nutrition would be so much better, and it’s proven itself to me since I started over three years ago. I’m so much healthier on the inside, where it truly matters!
I wanted to keep inspiring people! I had an amazing team around me, but I was also inspiring people that were seeing the changes I was going through during that first program. Some of them even reached out to me for help and that was humbling and inspiring to me! I knew as a coach I could help make a difference in the lives of others.
So that’s why I started, but it hasn’t been an easy ride for me.
I struggle every day. And I think that’s a good thing!
I struggle with comparing my success with the success of others. This is my journey and I have to remember that it’s OK to take it slow and steady, as long as I keep moving forward.
I struggle with my sugar addiction. I know what to do, I know how to do it, but the struggle is real on a daily basis. It’s not easy for me, so I know it’s not easy for others as well!
I struggle with knowing how to help people. As someone who isn’t good in the kitchen, you won’t see me post a whole bunch of new recipes I came up with, because I DON’T come up with new recipes! Most of the time I just eat a bunch of veggies and call it good. I still rely on Panera salads and Subway subs when I’m out and about. I’m not an expert and don’t pretend to be one! Another reason why Shakeology is a non-negotiable for me.
I struggle with my emotions. As someone who has battled the demons of depression most of her life, I still have days I just want to hide. Now, those days are much fewer than they used to be, but they do happen. It’s hard to be upbeat and motivational while all I want to do is hide from the world. Being a coach is teaching me to just stay as positive as I can while being me. I’m not all sunshine and roses! I have my good days and my bad days!
So friends, I wrote this today because the struggle is real. It’s a struggle to get everything done. It’s a struggle to stay committed. But it’s a struggle that makes me stronger. I’m stronger for myself and I’m stronger for my team because I need to be. I want to be. Helping others makes me stronger.
Helping others doesn’t mean my life is perfect. Far from it. But if I can help you, I’m helping myself. I don’t take that opportunity for granted. And I’ll never give up.