It's hard to believe that the past 18 years have gone by so quickly. It seems just like yesterday we took a picture of our oldest daughter, Jenna, holding a sign saying "I'm going to kindergarten!" . This past weekend, I looked on, full of pride, as she graduated from Carmel High School, Class of 2014.
On her first day of school, I never dreamed that our family would be where we are today. My husband is a college football coach, I'm a high school teacher turned fitness professional...rewarding careers in a lot of ways...just not financially!!
I think the dream of every parent is to be able to be able to provide opportunities for their children, to truly a craft a life that helps their children develop into the amazing person they are meant to be. While teaching is my passion and coaching is what my husband was put here on earth to do, those careers meant we lived paycheck to paycheck, most months barely getting by. The thought that on her high school graduation, I'd be able to hire one of Jenna's favorite singers, Jon McLaughlin, to perform at her graduation party never even crossed my mind. We just didn't see how we could dream big dreams like that!
Then I made a decision. We all make a lot of decisions each day. Most of the time we don't know the possibility that lies in one small decision. When I said, "Yes I'll be a coach" 6 years ago - I truly didn't realize that I was saying, "YES I CAN take our family on vacation - multiple times a year. That might seem inconsequential...but we hadn't been on a family vacation in 5 years. I was saying, "YES I CAN help our daughters find and follow THEIR passions. Travel to Europe with the choir? YES. March in the Rose Bowl with the CHS Marching Band? YES. Spend the summer at the Boston Ballet? YES. I was saying, "YES I CAN help others become healthier, happier individuals and help them live their healthiest life!"
After once living paycheck to paycheck, we are now financially secure, saving for retirement and setting our children up for their futures. And it's all because of one small decision. I've made no secret of it. We are here because of Beachbody.
Whenever someone asks, "Why are you a Beachbody Coach?" my answer is this - I do what I do, so I can say 'YES" to my family...and I will forever be grateful to Team Beachbody for blessing us with such a wonderful gift.
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!