Hey Ya’ll!! Today, I am excited to share with you about ALL the FUN I have been having this past week! That’s right, we are on my twenty-second great of my #fiftyfirstgreats. I did something new.. well, not new per se but something different…something I have never done before.  I held not one but TWO fit clubs.. and at these fit clubs I shared my story! This might not seem like a HUGE feat since you see my story in different variations each week but this is BIG, REALLY BIG for me!

I have never been one to talk about my feelings let alone do it in person.  I am more of a in a note, over the phone, or as I am walking away type of gal.  There are many reasons why I don’t open up (which I dove into in my last post) but mainly because it is hard.  I built up a wall a LONG time ago and it takes a lot of time and effort to break it down.  Frankly, I put aside a whole day to write this blog each week to get in “the zone” to ensure I come through raw and real vs. protected.  It doesn’t always work but… for the most part I am able to tap in and get into the nitty gritty.

However, it takes a lot of typing, deleting, more typing, more deleting.. to get there.  Trying to do that kind of soul dumping on camera or in person is close to impossible. Why? because I have to TRY…I mean REALLY try to tell the WHOLE truth and nothing but the truth.  You’re probably like whhhaaA? do you lie? it can’t be that hard to tell the truth, can it?! Well, as I confessed before…it’s never my intention to be misleading nor manipulate with the story but it’s more of knee jerk reaction to protect myself and others.  When it comes to my story, I have to be intentional and try NOT to censor myself.. Why? because I have been doing it so long!  It felt impossible to talk about until I did it.. when I recorded my WHY (see here) … and everything about doing it that seemed so hard and felt impossible… suddenly became easier.


I have done one fit club before last week.  I had plans to share my story …my experience, the coaching opportunity and myself… but, I didn’t.  The timing never felt right and before I knew it …it was over.  I regretted it because I KNEW it would make a difference.  After walking away disappointed, I vowed to do whatever it took to kick the excuses and share at the next one.  I was determined to make it happen!  I wrote notes, prepared in the mirror and stewed over it for days.  I was nervous but I knew if I didn’t start then..it would never happen.  So, I put my big girl PANTS (workout pants that is) and decided I would make it happen.  That is exactly what I did!

Fit club numero uno – couldn’t have gone better even if I hand picked each attendee. There were about 15 ladies.. each excited to be there. We did a little insanity max 30, a little 21 day fix and finished it off with CIZE performance.  Technology worked. Everyone was participating. It was fantastic!


I had a smooth transition into my chat – I gave a few tips on staying healthy on the go, a little about the old and a little bit about the new me.  I talked about embracing the NOW, loving themselves and the importance of defining success for yourself.  I spoke about taking in the beauty of the forest when all you can see is the tree, taking chances and chasing your dreams.  It just flowed, it was raw, and most of all it was authentic.

And, it felt natural.  I walked away on cloud nine – I just did what I thought was impossible. It was a moment to remember and it got me pumped for the next one.  The second fit club was much more low key – about 5 gals.  We did some insanity max 30, a little 21 day fix and rounded out with PiYo.  We chatted about how it’s more important to be happy than “successful” by anyone else’s standards than your own.  We talked about how you can change the course of your life by taking the reigns and dreaming BIG. It was inspiring. It was motivating. I was exactly what I NEEDED.

As I am sitting here writing this, I am grinning ear to ear.  I walked away from both fit clubs knowing I made a difference.  It might not be right away but I know I planted a seed – that the sky’s the limit and we are ALL meant for greatness. It was those chats that convinced me to keep looking for other opportunities to share my message. My wheels are spinning for the future and I cannot wait to see what comes of it all!

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