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Why Will I Be a Great Health Coach?

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Because I know how it is to feel hopeless and that I would never be thin. I still struggle with that image sometimes. I weighed in at 158.2 this morning. That's 11 pounds up from my lowest, which was right before my Mom died just this past April 7th. I've been gentle with myself and a lot lax in my ways, to tell you the truth. I need to get back on track but I have to get my thinking back, too. I have to remember that I'm healing and I need to get back to eating to feed my body and not my emotions. In gaining that amount of weight back I think I look like this:

But what I really look like is this:

You can't see very well, but my face is still thin and I really look fine. This was taken today. Do you see what the mind does? I get it. I know where you are or where you have been because I've been there. My focus is on weight loss and my target market is women who are struggling to lose weight because of a distorted body image. I can help you because I went through it and I still go through it every day even though I'm in size 10 pants and look just fine. Even though I only gained 10 pounds through a tragedy and knee surgery and still can't do the activity I was doing just three weeks ago. I get it and I can help.

Now tomorrow starts my Beachbody Challenge Group and I need to set a good example as the head of the group, a Beachbody Coach and soon to be Health Coach as soon as I find the people who need my help.
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  • LILYPAD12311
    The loss of your mother was a really tough blow,,,,, but you are pretty amazing and you do look amazing,,,,,,,, YES, I know that you are going to be a great health coach,,,,, I am rooting for you!!! emoticon
    1752 days ago
    I think you'll be a great coach too! Get your mojo back and get to motivating others in your beachbody group....I feel best about my abilities when I help others improve theirs
    1752 days ago
  • KNH771
    Does your beachbody group focus on a specific program or any of the programs? I bet you'll be a great coach...
    1752 days ago
    It's all about perspective, and you have an honest one. I think your clients will appreciate that you acknowledge how life happens but you don't use it as an excuse to let yourself slide forever. It's okay to take a few weeks to work through a tragedy -- it's never okay to give up.

    Thanks for your post!
    1752 days ago
    There is a lot of pressure on leaders to model the behavior for their team. However, being perfect is not the answer. How you deal with problems is just as important a behavior to model.

    You are human Chris and Kids. You are going to make a fabulous coach because you care. It is so evident in your writing.
    1752 days ago
    No one knows like someone who has been there, and you have been there. Congrats on setting the goal to become a health coach and then following through with the work needed to achieve your dream. And you're do look fine!
    1752 days ago
    You have a beautiful cat. I have a white one myself. So gorgeous!
    1753 days ago
    It's true! You will make a great health coach because of all these things. They are the "bitter ingredients" that are a part of your great health coach recipe. I'm sorry you have gone through the bitter life experiences...and I'm proud of you for recognizing the good that they are bringing for you...empathy for others who are struggling and going through the hard stuff. Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon
    1753 days ago
  • MSHEL7
    Great blog and I do think you will make a great coach. I have already seen what you can do to help others. In helping others it will in turn help you. You are doing great for all that you have been through the last few months. And, you look great. emoticon
    1753 days ago
    I'm sorry you're struggling, but it really is understandable. I totally get how you see yourself and "that girl." I see her all the time, especially when I gain a few back. Don't worry, she's nowhere you, promise!
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    1753 days ago
    Sorry for the loss of your Mother. emoticon

    Congrats on your weight loss emoticon

    Good luck on your Beachbody Challenge Group, I know you'll do a emoticon Job!!!

    Keep up the great work.

    emoticon emoticon YOU CAN !!! YOU CAN !!! emoticon emoticon
    1753 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/2/2013 9:35:23 PM
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