The first time I realized I needed to recommit to myself was after I got married. We had been having a blast during our first year together and I had gained quite a bit of weight. I had been super active before we met and nights of going out with a few alcoholic drinks and junk food were adding up.
I went from 11% body fat to 28% … and I was devastated!
I remember looking at my body in the mirror and not recognizing myself.
Now, admittedly, this was an easy turn around for me. I set my mind to “getting my body back,” and I did.
What I didn’t know, was just after I “got my body back,” I was going to have to recommit to myself again.
Yup, I was pregnant.
This time, it wasn’t an easy turn around.
Our little Sophie came a month early via an emergency C-section but recovering from that wasn’t the biggest issue. My thyroid went all kinds of crazy and it took 3 years to get back to feeling somewhat “normal.”
Recommitting to myself was on a whole new level but eventually, I felt back on top and even competed in various events like returning to figure competitions, Spartan races, 5k’s and even a triathlon.
But again, as things would turn out that wouldn’t last long.
Just as I found my rhythm again, life would knock me on my ass with the death of my mom.
There are no words to describe the excruciating heartbreak...
And this is where recommitting to myself would be the biggest test. I know mom would never want me to fall into a depression. I know she would never want me to lose sight of who I was or the intentions I set for myself and our little family.
And believe me, I was headed that way
So my solution? Recommit EVERYDAY. Especially on the days when we just want to push it all away and hide under the blankets.
Because over 16 years later and 6 years into teaching Recommit to YOU, I’m grateful for all of those experiences as it has allowed me to grow and evolve.
In the Recommit to YOU Coaching – open now through Friday – I’ll be teaching you what that looks like in practice, how to recommit to you each and every time something throws you off track, how to understand your own limiting beliefs that keep you stuck, and how to bring movement and nutrition into balance. I’ll be sharing exactly WHY it is actually not hard, it’s literally the opposite of what we keep repeating and telling ourselves.
If you know me at all, you know my entire goal in life is balance and simplicity. I want to be able to spend energy on the things that are important to me and I definitely do not want to spend energy on stressing about how to fit everything in or what I’m going to do the next time something comes up. Because as we all know, something always comes up.
Let’s make things easier so you have the time and mental energy to spend on what you care about.
Enrollment ends this Friday September 11th, and we start Monday.
It will change your life, I promise.
Happy to answer any questions you’ve got!
Nourish your purpose now,