Thanks for clicking on over here! Here’s a little bit more about me:
I’m 45 years old – I’m a Mom to 2 fabulous Daughters and recently got married to the love of my life – which I’m so grateful for as I think to find love again in your 40’s is tough, heck, finding it anytime in your life is hard, but to find it again later in life is rare and I couldn’t be happier. Here’s a little recap of me, what makes me tick and my journey to where I am today.
I’m so grateful to have finally figured out what I want to do when I grow up!!
If anyone ever told me that leaving corporate america and starting my own business would be part of “what I wanna be when I grew up?” I would giggle ….. partly becasue I never thought I could actually do it and partly because I just assumed I would stay on the wave of where my career was taking me. No one really goes to college to be a “Mortgage Banker turned Insurance Sales Rep turned Trainer”? But that’s my story and I’m very grateful for my 20 years of “corporate life” experience.
To be honest, I would have stayed on that wave, after all, I worked my way up to a six-figure income with lots of vacation time and flexibility and although I wasn’t crazy about what I was doing day-to-day, I just assumed I was doing what I was supposed to be to bring home a paycheck and provide for my family, and well, that was pretty much what everyone else around me was doing – which was going to work – but not necessarily doing the work they wanted to be doing.
After the 2008 crash of the financial/mortgage industry, I was still hanging onto a job by a thread which all came crashing down in Nov. 2012. I had been “impacted by downsizing” in my previous job and fortunately, was back at work within a few months, so naturally, I assumed this time it would be the same – but it definitely WAS NOT!
The landscape in the industry I was in looked very different from the last time I had looked for a job 10 years prior so I found myself taking a very hard, serious look at what I wanted to do next. I knew I didn’t want to take a step backwards in pay or tenure or vacation time which is EXACTLY what happens when you start over at a new gig. I knew having 2 kids and working full time is literally impossible with the standard 2 weeks of vacation time and no flexibility that comes with being the “new kid on the block”and I knew I just couldn’t do it. Oh, and I was also a newly crowned Single Mom during all of this too so needless to say, my health was also in the crapper because when emotional eaters are in the midst of a tumultuous time in their lives, what do we do? We eat like crap!!
Up until this point I was making progress with getting my body back after 2 biiiig pregnancies. I was first introduced to Beachbody in 2011, read more about that HERE . This was a time frame when a lot of “stuff” was going on so while I really liked Beachbody and the programs, and reeeeally wanted to get involved and try to get my groove back, I just wasn’t ready.
It was shortly after I was let go from my job and my severance money was starting to run out that I took a really hard look at what I wanted to do going forward. As the old saying goes “the definition of stupid is to do the same thing over and over and expect different results”. I made a huge decision to finally create my own opportunities instead of waiting for a company to decide they wanted to hire me. I decided to do work I loved instead of going to work to do tasks that did not excite me.
I decided to combine my huge passion of health and fitness with my career goals and here I am. For me, being fit is not only about fitting into my skinny jeans (although that makes me suuuper happy!), but I need to manage my health very closely with having some chronic health issues. So what better way to make sure being healthy is part of my day-to-day than to make a career out of it!
Many people think that being a Beachbody Coach is for people with chiseled abs and great butts – and let me tell you, thats so not me! Here’s a little more about me:
I’ve accepted the fact that stretch marks are part of my existence going forward and while I will be constantly be doing upper body exercises (I love Upper Body Fix!) and yoga poses to help tone, I will always be an “apple shape”. My tell-tale sign of me putting on a few lbs. will always be tight fitting shirts, back fat and a puffy face. Ugh! That’s where I break out the skirts because even when I’ve been at my heaviest, my legs seem to stay the same – and hey – it’s all about accentuating the positives right? This is the life of us “apple-shaped” gals! Read more about my weight loss journey over the past few years HERE. and you’ll notice that my picture where I’m about 180 lbs is me wearing a skirt!
So here I am… 5 years later with a whole new life, new outlook, and some insights into how it IS POSSIBLE to transform your life no matter what age you are! If you are needing to finally make a change in any aspect of your life – it starts with deciding NOW is the time – contact me and lets get you on the road to achieving your goals and being FABULOUS OVER 40!!
Thanks for reading and I look forward to working with you!