Through the magic of social media my path crossed with Leslie Hildinger's and I'm so very thankful for it. Leslie's story is so inspiring and shows, to use her words, "it is never too late to commit to the journey." Leslie, you are indeed a #FierceFemale, thank you for sharing your story.:
I have always struggled
I have always struggled with my weight since childhood. I tried every diet, every pill, and every fitness DVD but never had long term success. I would lose weight but ultimately gain it back.
After the birth of my second child I weighed 225 pounds. That’s a lot of weight for someone 5’1”!
Suffering from anxiety and depression, I lost weight but continued on that roller coaster of yo-yo dieting and up and down weight for several more years.
My life has never been the same
Five years ago I was watching an informercial for T25. I said to myself “I can do that” and told my husband we should order that someday. He said “why not today” and my life has never been the same!
Starting and completing T25 was a game changer for me. It was hard, but it showed me that I can do hard things. After that I completed Insanity and that was even harder, but it boosted my confidence even more. Since that first day I have completed many programs and health and fitness have become non-negotiable in my life.
Find a tribe
Julie has introduced me to a tribe of like-minded individuals which has helped expand my goals and has made me dream bigger. Not only am I more physically fit, I am more mentally fit and understand more the importance of personal development and self-belief.
It's never too late
Do not wait and make the commitment to yourself today. You’re worth the time, the effort, and the expense. At 50 years old I feel better than I ever have and as I look back on my life I wish I would have found Beachbody earlier.
It’s never too late though so make the decision, commit to the journey, and watch your self succeed.
7 years in the making
Back in 2015 my incredible team of Beachbody coaches achieved a big goal, one we had worked 7 years to achieve.
Some might ask why this goal didn't happen sooner.
Simple answer? We weren't ready.
The Turning Point
The turning point in my business, in ME, came at the end of 2014, something magical started to happen. A program came into my life that changed everything - Insanity Max30. I got very uncomfortable and asked someone for personal mentorship. The right people joined our team. Veteran coaches stepped up and into leadership. Although we've always been a pretty tight team, the bond grew stronger and we saw our goal with clarity. The goal was so bright and the pull was so strong and we moved together as one toward that goal. Our language became WHEN we achieve our goal, not "If".
15 is the magic number
On April 15th, 2015, the 15th week of the year, we became a SuperStar Diamond Team, also known as a 15 Star Diamond Team - this is a big deal in Beachbody world.
In September of that year, I made good on the promise I made years ago....that when we accomplished that goal, we were going to Disney. (Cue the appropriately timed Super Bowl commercial right here )
That was then, this is now
Last week, I had some of my newer coaches over for lunch...these #fiercefemale coaches who have literally changed the energy on our team with their work ethic and freaking GET IT DONE attitude.
Need something accomplished? Cool. It's handled. They handle it. They just figure it out and their drive has re-energized everyone. They blow my mind on the daily.
After lunch at my house, they all got up, and I assumed we were taking a group picture. Nope. THEY were taking a group shot. WITH their bracelets. In a circle. None of them had EVER seen the first picture above from 2015 on our first Disney trip with our team bracelets.
I stood off to the side with my good friend and fellow coach, April Kever, and watched this happen while my daughter, Josie, took their picture, and I tried really hard not to cry. Without EVER seeing the picture that was taken in 2015, these newer coaches recreated it on their own, in my kitchen.
My vow for 2018
Every morning when I get up, I write down 3 goals that I am driven to accomplish with my team.
Watching these newer coaches recreate that picture...CREATE new energy on our team....well, to me it all means this:
Because so much of team growth relies on personal leadership, I vow to work hard every day to be the leader this absolutely AMAZING team deserves. It will be a continual process, because there's never an end game to getting better. But when we KNOW better, we must DO better. And every day, my goal is to be just a little bit better than the day before, in SOME way.
I can see our goals. The team can see our goals.
They are so bright, so clear, so within our reach.
And we are ready.
It is time.
We are ready to create something stunningly remarkably amazing together..and you can be part of our future.
Be part of the future
If you have ever felt drawn to be part of something bigger, something that pushes and inspires you to find your fierce, join us. Join my team of coaches and discover your greatness. Create something amazing with us.
In this new year, let’s get rid of assumptions and let’s START where WE are today. Let’s just START. Without comparing to someone else's journey. Megan got a plan and she got a tribe and she made changes that created opportunities for her. We can do the same. As long as we START. Since that's the piece that stops most folks, once we just DO IT, once we just START, we're already making progress.
Need help starting? I got you.
This health and fitness stuff? It’s my passion. I live and breathe it. I want to help you FIND YOUR FIERCE.
Message me today and let’s START.
The newest program from MY trainer (and yours too!) and dear friend, Autumn Calabrese, is coming soon!!!
Honestly, I'm super fired up to share 80 Day Obsession with you. Why? Because as a member of the test group, I know it works.
This program gets results.
Now to get those results, I had to change my routines, change my eating habits, change my mindset.
But I did, and so can you.
I'm on a mission to set you up for success in 2018! Don't stress about what program to do now, I want you to focus on what we'll be doing in January. I promise, there is something for everyone with this program. I'm here to help you customize your purchase to help you maximize your results. Sound good?!
Here is a sneak peek at the NEW 80 Day Obsession Challenge Packs coming -- PRICES DISCOUNTED DEC. 14-JAN 14!
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Want more info? EMAIL ME today and let's start chatting about the pack for you! I'm here to help!
Married to a college football coach, 3 daughters, Beachbody Master Trainer and Coach, Disney fanatic, aspire to inspire, serve others, and be a force of passion. Meet Julie!