my life

It’s been far too long since I’ve done the thing where I go on and on about something amazing. I feel like it’s quite overdue, especially with how amazing this past week was I got to spend 6 days last week helping some of the most incredible human beings see their true worth in this world and my heart is so filled with love and possibility. I am connected, fulfilled, and in love with life. I just have to say that I could not have had any of this with out my amazing coaching career.I got to watch so much growth in my other half, that I am certain would not still be in my life with out Benchmark Courses and Team Beachbody. I am more excited about our upcoming wedding than ever before. Our connection is so much stronger than it has ever been and my BS idea of what relationships were supposed to be from watching so many dysfunctional ones is all but SHATTERED. We will be one of those couples people ask what “the secret” is when we hit 50 years.

I actually got so see one my closest friends who will be a groomsman in our wedding, come all the way from freaking Nebraska three times this past year to do this work. He had a major SOUL transformation that could inspire a stone. I cannot believe that I met him through coaching!!! I cannot even imagine not having him in my life, all because we both wanted something more in life and didn’t know what it was.

The fact that my life has now been built to to allow me to take off for a week with no worry about finances, responsibility, or obligation is more than I ever imagined. No one approved my vacation time, there are no limits to when or where I can go. There wasn’t even a second thought when I volunteered to help all week and heard the fact that it cost hundreds of dollars to do so. I never knew this kind of freedom was even possible, and certainly never thought I was the kind of person that would get these blessings.

What was even more amazing, was watching how many incredible leaders have been placed into my life. While I was gone people stepped up to lead, they grew the team, hit their goals, and inspired me beyond belief. My “day job” rivals my “vacation” on every level. I now have friends and fellow leaders that I see myself being friends with for YEARS to come, if not for a lifetime. I am so fired up and excited about the future of this amazing Team Ignite the FIRE 😀 FAMILY right now. All because we decided to take a chance on each other and try to make the world a better place together.

Just a few years ago I was depressed, suicidal, broke, drinking too much, eating too little, up to almost 300 pounds and freaking MISERABLE. Yet now here I am spending every moment of my days making other people’s lives better in fitness, finances, relationships, self esteem, confidence, leadership, parenting, friendships and more.

I still sit around and wonder IS THIS SERIOUSLY MY LIFE!?!?!

I don’t even know what the point of this post is, I just had to put it out there that I AM SO FREAKING GRATEFUL FOR THIS LIFE. Thank you Carl Daikeler and Jon Congdon for creating the Coaching opportunity and choosing to do so with so much integrity and passion. Thank you to Tim O’Kelley for choosing to pour your heart and soul into Benchmark Courses. Thank you TITF for giving me a reason to stay on the path toward the life I deserve, and of course THANK YOU Passion 2014 for letting me part of your journey to your dreams. I love you all so much 

Please remember: “There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” ~Nelson Mandela

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