It’s hard to describe.
I would say it’s similar to the feeling of running your first marathon. Heck. Even your first 5k.
You train so hard for that day. Days of hard work, early morning runs, sacrificing TV, nights out, chunks of time… every.single.day. to lace up and hit the pavement.
It’s the days where you feel like you can’t possibly take another step and you take ten more. It’s the days you come in the door saying “that was a great run!” It’s the days you are so tired but you get up anyway. It’s the days you add an extra mile and can’t believe you actually did it.
It’s the good days. The hard days. The tired days. The inspired days. The painful days. The exciting days.
It’s not crossing the finish line lets sets off this wave of emotion that stops you in your tracks and makes you cry so hard because your mind, your body, your heart simply can’t process what just occurred. No. It’s not crossing the finish line.
It’s every single second, minute, hour, day, weeks, months and years leading up to that split second of time where you realize YOU DID IT and not a damn thing stopped you because you BELIEVED you could and you MADE IT HAPPEN!!
That’s how I would describe this moment. If you know me and you know my story, you know why I hold this note with tears rolling down my face.
The decision to leave my corporate job one year ago to pursue my dreams was not easy. My family risked and sacrificed a lot to allow me to do what I LOVE everyday. But the day my daughter told her teachers that I was too busy to volunteer or attend school events and ask my amazing neighbor to volunteer because I was always working and she just wanted someone to be there was the day I decided enough was enough. I decided to do something bold, something courageous, something down right scary… I decided to stop, reevaluate my priorities, and come up with a new plan that would allow me to be my own #girlboss. Something that I could be passionate about and that would allow me the freedom to choose what and how I spend my time everyday. Something that gave me fulfillment and purpose in this world.
I became a Beachbody coach and OUR lives changed completely.