the first day of the rest of my life after potato chips

Well, it finally happened. My LAST DAY of work in corporate America. As I walked out of the double doors on the beautiful campus, I took a big, deep breath, and stepped out into the rest of my life.

Let me just start by saying that 6 months ago if you had told me I’d be doing this, I would’ve laughed in your face. Straight up belly laughed, in fact. Maybe even snorted – I’ve been known to do that from time to time. But this is REAL. This is MY LIFE. And now I get to go out and live it. I get to be PRESENT for my two growing children. I get to live out my dreams.

Helping other people reach their goals has gotten me here. They keep me going. Seeing their progress lights a fire in my belly to do MORE with my life. With my health. With my nutrition. They keep me aiming high for my own weight loss goals. Today one of them made me realize that the amount of weight I’ve lost is equivalent to the size of a newborn calf. FO’ REAL, these people rock.

Figuring out my own path in life has gotten me here. I never knew what I wanted to be when I grew up, other than the best momma I could be. My toddler may or may not agree that I’ve been achieving that depending on how much negotiating we’ve had to do that day. And her baby brother will pretty much just follow along with whatever she says or does. Trouble? Sometimes. Adorable? Always.

Now I can proudly say I want to be the best COACH I can be. I want to inspire. I want to motivate. I want to get people off their arses and make positive changes in their lives.

The motivation of my two little munchkins has gotten me here. They keep me going even when all I want to do is curl up under the blankets and NOT work out. Have I wanted potato chips, my old favorite? Or some freaking candy? Or any of the other things I used to use as a big-time crutch in my life? Yep. Have I been perfect? Heck no, and I never will be. But you don’t NEED to be, that’s the beauty of it.

Just BE YOU. Figure out what you want in life. And then work your tail off to get it.

You won’t regret it for a single second.