Transitioning from one life event to another can be a glorious event.
It can also be scary, frustrating, and unsure.
Going to college
Death of a loved one
Children leaving the nest
Before I officially left my day job after 20+ years, I was on a leave of absence for over a year dealing with an injury.
As I was taking care of myself physically, mentally and emotionally I was struggling with “who am I” without that part of my life...
...Attaching my identity to what I could do physically.
Forgetting that I’ve also been a coach for the last 14 years.
I felt rather lost and numb for a while during that time. Like things were just up in the air and I couldn’t do anything “until”...
“Until” can be a dangerous word.
It can keep you hostage from what you really want.
Perhaps it’s from fear of the unknown
Perhaps it’s your own self-doubt of what you what to do
Perhaps it’s waiting for that perfect time
“When I lose 10 pounds then...”
“When this virus is over then...”
“Once the kids are grown then...”
“Once I get this job then...”
I had to recommit to myself every single day.
Working hard to change the story I kept telling myself.
Stories that had been on repeat for as long as I can remember.
Changing the actions, habits and behaviors that kept me in that negative loop.
Taking it back to basics like I mentioned yesterday.
Deciding what I really wanted.
Planning out the steps to do it.
And now that I am “here,” the work isn’t over.
As my mom always said “there is always work to be done.”
Be your own greatest project
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I’m thrilled to begin enrollment for my newly updated program Recommit to YOU starting Thursday October 1st.
We’ll wrap up December 30th just in time to start the New Year off right.
Intrigued? Curious? Wanna know more?
Leave me a message, read it here or simply wait for more posts. Because more detailed posts are coming :)
Nourish your purpose now,
You’re here because you know you need a different solution.
Maybe you’ve tried 5, 10, 20 diets or exercise programs over the last decade and you are sick and tired of rules, obsession and thinking about food constantly.
Maybe you’ve gathered so much information about nutrition and exercise programs that you feel paralyzed and scared you are messing everything up every second, so you throw up your hands and say, screw it, why bother, and just do whatever, whenever.
Maybe you’ve had some major life changes and have continued to put yourself on the backburner for so long thinking “one day, I’ll get myself together.”
Look, I get it.
In 2014, that was me.
I had just lost my mom, was running on fumes with taking care of my family, working at my day job and then headed right to my studio for the rest of the day. I’d average about 65 working hours per week and even though health was what I taught, I was white knuckling my way through, trying to regain some sort of control of my life. The things that were “working” in the beginning to even maintain a healthy lifestyle weren’t working anymore and I was EXHAUSTED from trying to do everything perfectly with my nutrition and exercise.
And I said to myself, “Okay Becs, this is it. You have to learn how to balance this out, like…forever, what does THAT even look like?”
And I was hesitant!
Hesitant to try anything different, even though clearly the weekly push and grind cycle I was in was NOT working. I mean, I would tell myself, “you know what to do, you just need to do it.” Every Monday I’d wake up feeling like “I’ve got this,” only to find myself in the same self-sabotaging habits and behaviors by the end of the week.
And the negative self-talk and berating … never worked.
Einstein said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.”
Well, I had to finally look and the mirror and see that that was me.
As stubborn as I was, I needed a new solution. I was so dang overwhelmed… and I wouldn’t even admit WHY
So, I started slowly started focusing on what I needed to do
I started slowly showing myself kindness and moving on after certain setbacks.
I started practicing mindfulness and abundance around food and TIME.
I started being kind to myself when my body wasn’t ready to what “I used to do.”
And the thing I was hesitant of happening—not getting on track and losing control!--did not happen. I found that I could trust myself with LESS, that less gave me more. That I could handle any situation anytime.
And guess what, that situation DID happen when I got injured November 2017. And I had reapply all of these same lessons again.
And over the course of these last 3 years, I became someone who finally experienced balance in all things food, movement and time freedom, even more so from when I started the OG Recommit to YOU program years ago.
Things feeling automated. Easy. Enjoyable.
Moderation. Simplicity and consistency.
And thus, Recommit to YOU 2.0 was born.
I reverse engineered my own process and worked with hundreds of women and other coaches who have helped adapt and adjust the program and now I’m excited to bring you Recommit to YOU 2.0.
It truly is liberating if you have the courage to try a new way.
It’s changed the lives of so many women over the last 6 years and I want you to experience it, too.
I hope you join us. We start October 1st.
Nourish your purpose now,
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,