Why am I a coach?

I haven’t blogged in about a week. I was away at an event last week for Beachbody. I went there expecting to learn about the business, I came back home with a renewed focus and balance. Having been there was really amazing. I was surrounded by so many people who are out in their communities making a difference for people… seriously making a difference. I have been so focused on my training that I realized I haven’t been doing much in this area. I have been focusing way too much on myself, and not enough on my community, my friends and my family. My cyber life has sort of taken a life of its own and I have been blogging more than I have been spending time actually talking to people and getting to know them and finding out what is important to them and to you. I have been on the go-go-go. Training intensely, not getting enough rest and spreading myself so thin, that it has been impossible to stay focused on what really matters which is why I have been failing in certain areas of my life… my last university class is a clear example of this. I did pass the class but not with the terrific “A” from previous classes. I have to be honest, I have had a level of mediocrity that is not okay with me and it has been in more than one area which is just shameful.

So now what?

Well, I came back home missing my family tremendously. I have the most amazing little girl and the most committed man in the world as a husband. Have I shared how great he is? He has done everything to see me succeed, from nutrition to workouts to business. He’s my partner in fitness and my partner in living an exceptional life because truly, that’s what my life is about… it’s about having an exceptional life.

I have to be honest, I was sort of getting back into the routine of going crazy with my schedule again… but something happened, my body did not like it. I started to get a bit sick. Today while in the bus (I have WiFi in the bus J ) I sent my husband a message saying “I’m feeling sick again” it’s Wednesday and this is the third day I had felt this way. He replied “FOCUS” Ha! That’s one of the many things that the Beachbody meeting last week was about… FOCUS!  It’s so easy to lose that focus. As soon as he said that, I closed my eyes and focused and I felt better instantly.

I have 4 more weeks of training… FOUR! Exactly 30 days before July 23rd. Reality is setting in and this is not the time to be mediocre in any of the areas that are important to me. My little girl needs me more than ever, my husband needs me  and I am clear that this is the time to roll up my sleeves and go out, meet people in the community and do something that gets people moving and on track with their fitness.  As far as the competition, yes, I’m still doing that but now with a renewed focus.

I have new goals and a really big WHY I’m doing this. It is no longer about me. It’s about ensuring that families have a better chance to live healthy lives. My big why moves me to tears… I want every single child in my community to have a healthy, fit life and I want to partner with every single parent in my community to be healthy for the sake of every child in my town. That’s WHY I’m doing this. I don’t ever want to see another child with type 2 diabetes or on heart medication due to weight issues and you bet I’m going to do something about it one family at a time. If you’re interested in partnering with me, send me an email to happyfirmbutt@gmail.com.