I remember hearing Shonda Pierce say that everyone was going back to the gym and belonging to the gym and she said “I belong to the bakery.”
I have taught fitness classes since 2009. WOW! Fitness is a part of my life and I love it. I’ve taught Turbokick Live for most of those years and since November I haven’t taught anything. With getting married and moving I’ve slacked and it sucks.
God made my body to move and since I grew up as an overweight kid and then got this totally awesome opportunity to change my life I feel, to loose weight, to gain confidence….it seems silly not to tell the whole story…you got time??
When I came on staff at LWF I weighed over 250 pounds. I couldn’t get health insurance because of my weight and the fact that I’m fun sized (short). Pastor and Charlene came to me with an opportunity – to work with a personal trainer and loose weight. It was an opportunity I’d been praying for. I started the next day and it sucked!!!!!! It kept sucking for about the next month and then I got to the place where I loved it. Over the course of a year I lost 80 pounds and started to teach fitness classes. Fitness instilled in me this great confidence that I had lacked and showed me that I was capable of overcoming with the help of the Holy Spirit.
So fast forward to today…my jeans are too tight and my clothes fit just a little funny. I’m lacking energy and need to commit to a program.
Beachbody has some amazing programs. I’ve loved them but have never stayed committed to complete a whole program and see what kind of results I could achieve. I started Core de Force today (again – don’t judge me MMA Shred is super fun so I’ve just done that one workout and it’s 30 minutes). I know I need to do the work both in the work outs and with the food. Help me Jesus!
In the end – I have some goals
I want to do everything God has called me to do
I want to be a healthy wife, mom, and person – spirit, soul, and body.
I don’t want my weight to hold me back from anything in life like it once did.
I want to be a smokin’ hot wife. (Luke already thinks so but I’d like to be even more smokin’ hot!)
Is it hard? YEP
Is it worth it? YEP
Here we go…