Monday, 18 August 2014

Catching Fire

There comes a point in every life where you are at a crossroads.  Old voices play in your head telling you that you messed up or were not good enough.  You are good enough!  You wonder if you can, if you could, and even if you should move forward.  That fight or flight moment comes up.  That was where I was.  My child had died. My husband had died. I was overwhelmed and afraid.  But that small voice came out saying, TAKE that step.  I was watching an infomercial for an exercise program.  I took a look at myself, and had that moment of clarity when I said, "I really need to"!  I was kidding myself that I was a size 14. My clothes were tight.  For the first time in my life, I listened to myself and ordered the program. It was called Slim in 6  It was difficult at first.  My arms were so big that the resistance bands that came with the program rubbed my arms and I had constant bruising.  It got easier, and I was doing well, until an old knee issue came up and my knee would start to lock up.   Yes, I had osteoarthritis (told from years of figure skating, sailing, and my knee popping out of joint a few times).  I had to give up for a few months while I was given treatment for it. My first day back to working out, I smashed and broke a toe against the entertainment centre.  You guessed it!  More time off for IT to heal.  Starting again from the beginning, I made it through the entire program.  I got the shock of my life. I was down TWO full dress sizes. For the first time in my life, I felt confident, energetic and proud.  It was at that point that I made another life changing decision.  I was approached by my personal Team Beachbody Coach about the potential for helping others and becoming a Coach myself.  This is where my next chapter starts, and where this blog really begins.  This blog is a witness to my ongoing personal transformation as well as my work in helping others as a Coach to catch fire in their transformations.  (Thus the blog name, Coaching Fire). Keep that ear open for that small voice deep inside you.  It does not have to be a journey of weight loss.  If you have a passion, follow it. If you want to learn or try something, DO it.  Just be true to yourself.  Here's proof you CAN!  

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