Thursday, February 12, 2015

Why I Do What I Do

I had my kids when I was young and for so many years, I put all my time and energy into being a mom and somewhere along the way, I lost myself. I had an identity of mom and wife but not so much Priscilla. I didn't know what I really enjoyed, what drove me, what motivated me.

I started working out when I realized that I was at my heaviest and nothing fit me and I was miserable with myself. I may have looked like I was having fun and of course I was always smiling but I wasn't very happy with myself. I didn't want my kids to see me like that. I wanted my kids to know that if you create a goal for yourself and work hard, you CAN reach your goals. How could I tell them that but not show them? Exercise changed that for me.

Through running, cycling, yoga, pilates, weight training and so many other forms of exercise, I found myself. Here I was, making new friends, changing my body, and feeling a sense of accomplishment. Am I super thin and is my body toned? No, but I am a work in progress and I always will be. No one is perfect, everyone has their own insecurities and story. I respect that because it is their story to tell, not mine to judge.

I became a Beachbody coach because I want to help others realize their potential, that they too can have their own identity. That they are able to reach their goals and know that they are worth every single minute of that workout, that they are worth the effort it takes to try. I can't do anything for you, you have to put in the work but I can walk beside you and be there to cheer you on, support you and celebrate your victories as you reach them.

I love what the 21 Day Fix program and Shakeology does for me, I am learning what I should be eating and portion control so that I am creating that better version of me. Do you know why? Because I am worth it. I am worth that effort and worth the time it takes to learn new habits and to make the changes necessary to be healthier. I'm not striving to be skinny, I want to be healthy and strong so I can be here for my kids.

I have a new 21 Day Fix challenge group starting in March, if you would like to start your journey, message me. I have a limited amount of open spots in the group. I would love to talk to you more about your goals and how I can help you find yourself the way that I found me.