I Am Team Beachbody.
#ownyourday #bringthejoy #IAmTeamBeachbody #team2legit
2 years ago, I was in a burning tail spin. I was depressed. Angry. Overweight. Feeling worse everyday. Joint pain. Medicines. No hope that I could change. I compensated by being arrogant and unkind to those closest to me. I was literally failing at life. Stressed to the utter maximum and hating all of it.
When your daughter ugly cries because she is watching you slowly destroy your marriage and she begs you to change, it is bad.
I needed SOMETHING to let me know I COULD change. I had all but given up. I had tried gyms. Trainers. Self help books. Conferences.
I needed hope. And then I saw an interview with some guy who had lost 118 pounds. He looked happy. He said if I can do it, you can. I had weighed myself that morning. His starting weight and mine were identical. I don’t believe in coincidences. So I reached out.
My emotional life was out of control and for some reason I thought if I could lose some weight people around me might treat me different. It was a selfish, totally inaccurate idea. But it is what I thought.
All I wanted to do was lose some weight and stop hurting. To look good for my wife again. Feel better about myself instead of looking in the mirror and wondering who the heck that was looking back at me.
I went all in. Bad timing in my life to do it. It was summer. We were moving. But I did the program and I did it to a T.
I lost 25 pounds in 21 days. The change was AMAZINGLY NOTICEABLE.#likewow
But something really different happened. I felt better. Not physically. MENTALLY. I felt more positive. Suddenly things seemed POSSIBLE for my life and my family, not just wishes and dreams. And all I got from Team Beachbody was encouragement. Support. Answers that worked.
I felt if I could do this, I could do anything.
And I realized that my unhappiness was my fault. It was because of me. I was responsible. Not anyone else. Me.
Team Beachbody changed my life.
Knowing how this has changed things for me, I KNOW this can change people’s lives. So much more than weight loss or looking good in a swimsuit or clothes that fit better. This changes how you see yourself. It changes you to your soul.
And I can tell when I am plugged in and when I am not. The “Old Doug” that was unkind, arrogant and unforgiving shows up. I have to reset and get back into the things that make me a better person.
So I work out at home. It saves me time driving around town and missing time with my family. I drink a Superfood Shake because I am off all but one medicine. I can walk and run and not hurt with every step.
And I can smile. TRULY SMILE and feel good about myself and the people around me. Funny thing, fix you and everyone around you brightens up. #weirdhowthatworks
I never wanted to be a coach. But I realized what had happened to me. I realized that what a lot of people are looking for in their health, their relationships, their faith and their finances could be found here. To NOT share what was working for me like NOTHING EVER had before would have been selfish. If you can help and don’t, what kind of person are you?
So I became a coach.
Instead of blowing smoke and making nice sounding motivational sayings, I really have a way to help them now. To make changes that are everything. They could not kick me out of here.
I Am Team Beachbody.