While many cite lack of time as a reason not to become a Beachbody coach, I'm going to own that I do not want to prioritize my time with this endeavor. It wasn't an easy decision! Of COURSE I want to help people; that's what the best coaches do! However, the more I've prayed about it, the more I feel God is telling me He wants to use me in a different way.
So. I will no longer be a Beachbody coach. It sounds so much like quitting, and in many ways it is. So I've decided instead of being a coach, I'm going to be a cheerleader ... because in all honesty that is more what I feel like anyways!
In leaving this position, I have a few things to say about Beachbody. Yes, it is a brand. Yes, they practice both infomercials and multi-level or layer or whatever-that-L-stands-for marketing. I don't know if you've noticed, but that's becoming the way of things. And while I don't feel that I'm that type of business person, I know for certain that it is a model that works well for many many people with minimal initial cost.
Their products work. That's flat out a fact. A year ago, I had given up on myself and just decided this was, in fact, middle age. I had counted points for ages, I walked as much as I was able, even walking inside. I had the nicest jogging stroller money could buy. So I finally just decided I was going to do what I could and make peace with my body. That is, until my triglycerides came back elevated.
|Me last summer ... willing to be silly, feeling an uneasy peace with my body|
I'm more confident, my back doesn't hurt, my posture is better, I don't have to tell the girls we can't do something just because of physical limitations on my part. I'm confident. I feel fantastic. I can't wait for my next blood draw, because I am certain it will be a great report!
|I can't even FIND a selfie from last year - me about to enjoy a healthy, unsweetened cup of relaxing tea|
|I'm not afraid to be seen in a swimsuit - good thing because these girls love to swim!!!|
|My first pair of shorts in FIFTEEN YEARS!|