I am just now taking time to catch my breath after a busy May. May was by far my biggest month since starting my business last year. I met and exceeded all of the goals I set for myself, earned recognition from my team and spline, qualified for a reward from our company, and had some amazing feedback from clients. The highlight of the month were definitely the emails I received from challengers sharing their successes and being able to celebrate with them.
Hearing from women that they feel confident and proud of their bodies because of the bootcamps I run every month has such a profound impact on me. Getting an email from a busy mom who was genuinely surprised to see that she had lost 12 pounds or from a teacher friend (I know first-hand how overworked many educators are) that she got a great compliment from her husband is amazing. I can so empathize with how our health can fall to the back burner when we are overworked or busy with our kids. It is humbling to be able to play a role in helping women regain their confidence and take charge of their health.
I don’t think it was a coincidence that this falls exactly one year after leaving my full-time job. That was the most challenging decision I ever made in my career and definitely resulted in some heart break when hugging my students for the last time and telling some amazing coworkers turned friends goodbye. As teachers, our job becomes so much of who we are and really becomes a part of our heart.
But, that decision has been the absolute best decision for our family.
Those who know me well know that the year before my daughter was born was the most challenging and heart breaking year our family ever experienced. When our life seemed easy, we lost my father in law to glioblastoma followed immediately by the loss of two other family members. It certainly taught us what matters most.
I’m happy to say that over the past year family and health have taken priority. I’m so proud of the business I have built to allow that to be sustainable while my daughter is little – and I did it with her by my side the whole time (and in yoga pants no less).
I’m sometimes in awe of how we are led to be right where we are supposed to be. A simple decision to try to get in shape amidst a busy schedule has led to time freedom and financial freedom for my family without me having to work traditional hours away from home.
At the beginning of this journey, I felt a little stuck. Overwhelmed with being pulled into too many directions. A friend posted this on Instagram the very day that I decided to resign my previous job and I am so glad I took that leap: