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I Listened To My Gut And Not The Opinions Of Others

Have you ever let the opinions of others stop you from taking a leap of faith or has it ever prevented you from truly believing in yourself? I know I have. I was approached 3 times about becoming a Fitness & Lifestyle coach with Beachbody. My immediate thought: ME? I don't think so. Although I absolutely loved all the changes that were happening in my life with clean eating, Shakeology, working out from home, the support from my coach & online accountability groups, I couldn't help but hear all the opinions of others replaying in my head:

"that's not a real job"

"that's not what you went to school for"

"that is a pyramid scheme"

"You do not look like a "Beachbody" coach"

"you already have a job"

"you can't make a real living from this type of job"

"do you really want to be in sales"

"what will people think of you"

I contemplated about taking this leap of faith for a while. I seemed to care more about what others thought, than I did myself....over time this just didn't sit well with me anymore. The longer I was on my own journey of changing my lifestyle, the more passionate I became & the more I truly wanted to help others feel as good as I was feeling from the inside-out. So when my coach said "Katie I really think you are meant to do this" I said to her "I think I am too". Every part of my gut was telling me to jump all in & take this leap of faith. I can tell you that I am truly 100% grateful I trusted my gut & stopped listening to everyone else's opinion.

Yes I went to school for sports marketing, then back to school to become a certified interior decorator. Yes I owned my own interior decorating company called: Embellish & I love what I did, but I felt like something was missing in my life & I could not put my finger on it. Even though becoming a coach was not something I had ever planned on doing or would have ever considered in the past, it has been life changing for my family & I. I honestly feel completely blessed for this opportunity. Sometimes I ask myself if this is really happening, because it's so far from any position I have ever held or experienced in the corporate world & here are just a few of the reasons why:

  • I work from home while the kids are at school & around their schedules

  • When my children are home sick, I don't have to miss work, find someone to cover for me or feel like I am disappointing my boss or coworkers (especially when my husband travels for work, this helps a lot)

  • I get to drive my kids to school, meet them for lunch, volunteer & get to be the first one to hear about their day

  • I have earned a trip for my husband & I for helping others feel as good as I do & we are headed Jamaica & to the Bahamas in a few weeks. Next Year we are going to Punta Cana (this is the first time I have ever owned a passport in my entire life...crazy right?)

  • I get paid to share my journey with eating clean, working out from home, drinking shakeology and inspiring others to do the same

  • I get to help men, women & families get healthier & feel better than ever

  • I do not dread Mondays or any day for that matter

  • I finally feel like I am making my mark on this earth

  • This job is helping me stay accountable on my own journey

  • I am surrounded by positive, hardworking, inspiring, uplifting amazing people who have become some of my closest friends (bonus we get to travel together)

  • I love that I am now helping provide things for my family, that I only dreamed of being able to provide for them.

  • The harder I work, the more I get paid

  • I get rewarded & recognition monthly for my hard work

  • I have one heck of a team that I get to work with

  • I actually wake up excited every single morning to go to work

If you have been following me & you are curious about what this "coaching" thing is, wondering if this could be right for you, then I would love for you join me for a virtual open house this Wednesday night (no strings attached). Do not let the fear or opinions of others prevent you from taking a leap of faith...sometimes the best plans are the ones we didn't plan ourselves.

Message me or email me at to get into the event.

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Fitness and Lifestyle Coach - Fresh Fit Kate - Katie Bryant

Hi, I'm Kate, a Fitness and Lifestyle Coach who teaches clients how to be good to themselves, how to nourish their bodies the right way and how to incorporate workouts into their lifestyle from the comfort of their own home.

Fitness and Lifestyle Coach - Fresh Fit Kate - Katie Bryant

Please consult your doctor prior to starting Shakeology, new eating habits and any new exercises. I am not a certified nutritionalist or a certified trainer. Everything on my website is simply based off my own personal experiences.

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