Monday, July 8, 2013

A pregnant Beachbody Coach?

Maybe that sounds strange, but consider this definition of coaching. 

Coaching is a teaching, training or development process via which an individual is supported while achieving a specific personal or professional result or goal.  Occasionally, the term coaching may be applied to an informal relationship between two individuals where one has greater experience and expertise than the other and offers advice and guidance as the other goes through a learning process. This form of coaching is similar to mentoring.  Wikipedia

So a coach essentially helps you be successful.  In some way a coach has been on the journey before and has navigated to a point of success.  That does not mean their journey is complete, but that they have a clear path to follow to reach the goal. 

My entire life I have worried about my health and wellness and to a degree my fitness.  In high school that is what my internet searches were about.  I would make these healthy salads with my sister for lunch each day during the summer.  You would have thought my perfect job would have been in exercise science or nutrition or personal training but that never occurred to me and it really was not offered back when I was headed to college.  So I went to school and graduated with a degree in Social Work and ended up in management in a distribution center.  Life sure does take you down some interesting paths. 

Back to being a pregnant coach.  I actually signed up when I was pregnant with my first child.  I had never done a program before but watched the infomercials on TV all the time and dreamed of doing them one day.  Somewhere along the way my cousin signed up to be a coach.  I had no idea what that was or what it had to do with those infomercials.  Honestly did not even realize P90X, Insanity and Turbofire were from the same company.  I just thought the workout craze was finally hitting America.  Thank goodness!

Fast forward to 7 or 8 years of marriage, finding out I had Crohn's disease, finding a way to manage the symptoms and finally getting pregnant with my first after a long 14 months.  Around this time my cousin started talking constantly about her new venture and thanks to getting connected again on Facebook, I signed up.  Remember I had never actually bought one of those television workout programs.  I had no idea if they worked, but I saw her passion and got to know the company and I was hooked.  This was my way into the fitness world.  It never occurred to me that anyone would discount  pregnant woman, but that never mattered to me.  I just wanted to continue spreading my love of health like I had already been doing to those around me.  This just gave me the world, well, America and Canada to be exact. I ordered TurboJam and did that for awhile until the moves got uncomfortable.  Even then I kept up a gym routine even if I only had an hour or 2 between both my jobs.  I was working nights and weekends making snocones after leaving my management day job every single day.  Snocones, ironic, huh?  I remained active even though I was pregnant. 

I had my son and went back and forth between Insanity and Chalean Extreme and lost all my baby weight (40 pounds...YIKES!) plus an extra 10.  Shortly after Christmas of this year I finally weaned my son from nursing (ok, not exactly weaned, but that is a post for my other blog Growing Baby #2) and did the Ultimate Reset and lost another 10 pounds and 12 inches.  Two months later when my son turned 18 months I found out I was pregnant again.  We had been "trying" for most of those 18 months.  I am very slow to conceive apparently.  Currently I am growing a baby but continuing to workout.  I just started Focus T25 and love it. 

We all have a crazy path that has led us to where we are today, but we still have a chance to shape our future and our bodies.

If you need some fitness motivation and accountability, let's chat and see if I would be the right coach for you.  My services are free.  Find me Facebook, Private Ladies only FB group, FB Our Virtual Fit Club page, or by EMAIL

So, if you have a passion for fitness and everyone comes to you for advice, why not get paid to live your passion?  Become a coach today or email for more information.

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