I share my story in hopes it gives you the courage to begin.
The woman on the left did not feel alive.
She could not accept a compliment from her husband, nor did she ever feel attractive.
She felt alone, even though she was not.
She dreaded shopping & cried in dressing rooms.
She felt sad, angry, frustrated, defeated, negative & yet numb at the same time.
She was on a lot of medicine for anxiety & depression.
She walked on the treadmill or outside, but was not very consistent.
She avoided the mirror, except when doing her hair & makeup.
She did not like go out in public.
She never felt good, always tired or had a headache.
She used food and wine to make her feel better.
She missed so many precious moments with her spouse & her children because of the shame she carried around with her at all times
She felt so hopeless & tried everything under the sun to change her life.
She went on a vacation with her family in February of 2014. She put on her bathing suit and tried not to cry when she saw her reflection. She wondered why she would eat & drink her way to the unhealthy her she saw staring back at her. She didn’t like what she saw because she no longer felt pride on the inside or about the women, wife or mom she was. She felt like a failure and that felt terrible. It was a hot day and she went to the beach with her family in a cover up. She had a terrible headache and her kids wanted her to play, but she just wanted to crawl into bed...so that is what she did. She spent that entire day sleeping away in her dark hotel room on the beach. When she woke up she decided she was done. They were headed back home and she was going to change her life, she never wanted to spend a day she could be with her family feeling this terrible sleeping the day away ever again.
SO when she returned home she contacted her coach and said can I please have a spot in your accountability group. She started exercising following a workout plan a celebrity personal trainer had created and started following the nutrition plan as well. She found herself loving the support and encouragement from her accountability group and coach. She was in this 100%. She didn’t care how long it would take to herself feeling her best, she just knew she would eventually get there because she made a promise to never give up on herself ever again. The weight started to come off, along with the inches and she started to feel alive again...something she hadn’t felt in many years. She realized along the way that this journey was beyond finding that perfect number on the scale or being a certain size, it felt so good to feel good.
She eventually became a coach herself because she wanted to help other women feel as good as she was feeling & started to incorporate personal development on a daily basis which was the last missing piece to her puzzle on her journey to get healthier, happier & turn her life around from the inside out.
The woman on the right is me NOW! I am so proud of who I am, how hard I have worked to get where I am today, truly happy and I will continue to shout from the rooftops what I am doing and continue to hold my hand out to whoever needs it...even when you may give up or brush me off I will gently remind you that I will always be here waiting for you.
If you think that you could never do what I do, you are so WRONG. Look at my past life. If you told me years ago while I was heavily medicated suffering from depression, anxiety and feeling hopeless that I would feel as good as I do in my own skin, be off so many medications & living life to the fullest I would have told you a miracle had to be performed. No miracle here, just hard work, the right tools & daily support, all which I will give to you too!
I want you to know you deserve to feel this good.
I want you to join my virtual accountability group and I want to help you discover how good you are meant to feel. All you have to do is use the tools I give you, work hard & stick to the commitment you make...that means never giving up on yourself again! Are you ready to begin a journey that will change your life if you embrace it? I would be honored to help you make this happen and cheer you on along the way. Please fill out this client application & I will respond within 24-48 hours: https://freshfitkate.typeform.com/to/gqVhh1