WHY I SAID YES TO PRIORITIZING MY HEALTH:
I get so many questions about how I got started on my fitness journey! I wanted to share it here so you can have it to read and save it for later when you need motivation.
In February 2014 I found myself asking for prayers as we were rushed to Children’s Hospital holding tightly to VERY sick little boy.
My infant’s deteriorating health was dismissed as “a bad cold” before we got in to see HIS doctor who quickly sent us by ambulance to Children’s to get the best care.
We received his diagnosis: Pneomonia, double ear infection, bronchiolitis, and very high fevers.
We spent two tiring nights there and while my little man attempted to get comfortable and rest I simply watched him.
Sleep just wasn’t happening for me and eventually when he settled I grabbed the phone for a mindless midnight scroll.
And there it was…
👉Amazing side by side from someone I didn’t even know
👉Shared by an old college friend
👉New program launch coming soon
👉Lose up to 15 pounds
👉Drink a superfood shake
👉Join a group
And, well my SCROLL – STOPPED ✋️✋️✋️
Something HIT ME. I saw the importance of GOOD HEALTH.
Colton, my son was 8.5 months old & I was still holding on to a few post baby pounds but more than anything I was EXHAUSTED 24/7 and at that moment I decided to stop wishing and start working.
It was JUST a virtual fitness group with a bunch of strangers at the time but what I learned in that group became a pivotal point in my life!!
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
So I went all in!
9 years ago I stood in my bedroom and handed my hubs my iPhone 4 to fulfill my coach’s request to submit my “goodbye” pics to gain access into her 21 day virtual BOOTCAMP….
That was me gearing up for my first online accountability group…and this is me NOW…
Ok to be honest this picture on the left was me on the second attempt.
The first set of pics I deleted…but my coach INSISTED I submit them, so I retook them the night before we started…
I had no idea what to expect.
Heck the term “challenge” group intimidated me enough as it was…
Those seemingly small containers scared me…
I thought weights would make me bulky…
And I had no desire to open up to a group filled with a bunch of “strangers”…
And I most definitely was not interested in posting anything on social or publicly for anyone to see 🤦♀️🤦♀️
All I knew at that time was that I was tired of being tired.
I didn’t feel comfortable in my own skin and I was DETERMINED to set the example I wanted my growing kids to follow!
Gosh I was NOT going to quit on myself, not this time.
My babies needed their mama at her best, and I needed to make some C H A N G E S
I was R E A D Y to make the sacrifices.
I had NO IDEA then where I would wind up today…
But I do know that the very first step I took towards joining that group was the one door that opened up all the other possibilities!
During those first few days I was a fly on the wall in the group! I didn’t post anything, I didn’t ask anything and I quietly just tried to figure it all out. It was a change and it was hard. But on the 10th day, Fat Tuesday, I went off the walls. We had lunch at a Pizza Hut buffet and I ate all the things. All the pizza, all the breadsticks and all the dessert and I felt AWFUL. LITERALLY – not because I felt like I was cheating but my digestion was awful, I was bloated, and so uncomfortable and I thought to myself “why am I beating myself up with these workouts and investing this time and money into new habits if I’m going to undo the hard work”
And that’s the day it all shifted.
On the 11th day I posted to the group for the first time. I shared my failure and I shared what I was going to do the next day to make myself FEEL my best. I didn’t know anyone in the group but somehow that public proclamation was all I needed to stay on track, eat the food that fueled me, and continue through the program.
By the end of that 21 days I didn’t have to be asked for my Day 21 pictures. I was proudly setting up that iphone timer and sending them back over to my coach with pride.
Not because I was perfect the remaining 10 days but because I was showing up as my best self and gosh it FELT really amazing.
I finally felt like ME again for the first time – post entering motherhood – and I LIKED IT!
I got my confidence back.
My husband got his wife back
My kids got the energetic mama they deserved
And I knew this was something other women NEEDED and so I did the only thing that made sense…I BEGAN TO SHARE as I kicked off my own business as a BODi partner!
VIRTUAL BOOTCAMP SQUAD
Like I shared above, the only thing that made sense to me at the end of those first 21 days was so SHARE – because I knew in my heart there had to be another mama, another “MAEGAN” out there who had felt the way I was feeling before and deserved to feel the way I was feeling NOW – and I firmly believe if you are STILL here – reading this and you want to make a change too!
Let’s link arms and do this together! We truly are STRONGER TOGETHER!
I can’t promise that making changes will be easy but I can promise that investing in yourself is one investment that is always worth making!
I will provide you with my tools, resources and best of all SUPPORT to not only help you get started but reach your goals and keep on going through the good, the bad and everything in between! CLICK THE LINK BELOW to get started together!