Transformation Tuesday isn’t always about numbers on the scale, inches lost or the size on your clothing tag. It’s about how you feel, your confidence and all around lifestyle! I was recently reminded about how far I’ve come in the past few months. My life has taken an amazing turn and I wanted to share that with you.
Before I decided to start this new journey, I was suffering from a running injury after my first half-marathon. I didn’t have enough strength in my back to hold my spine in place. I had to go to the chiropractor 3 times a week and see my physiotherapist and massage therapist on a weekly basis. Thankfully, I worked in an amazing health clinic that made this manageable but I was in a lot of pain and very discouraged.
I was also having major digestive issues, causing extreme bloating and pain in my abdomen every single day. Everything I ate caused me pain making it hard to go out to eat or even visit relatives. I tried different vitamins, supplements, high fiber diets, low fiber diets, you name it I tried it to help get my body back. Doctors couldn’t find what was wrong and it started to get really frustrating.
But that all changed when a friend of mine contacted me about becoming a Beachbody Coach. She was following what I was doing on Instagram and I thought I might make an ideal coach. I still remember thinking no one would be inspired by me, I couldn’t make any money and I didn’t have time to waste but I was so wrong.
I had lost all faith in myself and my body. After a few weeks of convincing, I decided to give it a try by starting Piyo, a pilates and yoga workout plan which would hopefully strengthen my back enough to get me running again and I ordered my first bag of chocolate Shakeology. I was skeptical at first because everything aggravated my stomach. I wasn’t sure trying something new was really the answer but I was tired of chicken and vegetables and wanted some variety in my diet.
After the first week, my life was changed. I could use the washroom regularly again, I had more energy, my skin felt great, and I could have a piece of pizza without cramping for days!
This is how I felt after my first 30 days…
Now it’s been 7 months and my life has completely taken a turn. Since becoming a coach, I became more confident, strong and pain free! It gave me the confidence to start a new career adventure which has allowed me to have more flexibility with my time and better opportunity to focus on what’s important in my life, my health, my family and helping people just like you reach their goals. I’m ready to keep going on this incredible journey because my life is worth it!