Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A New Chapter: An Awesome Monday Present and Accountability

This past weekend held some big changes for us. Micah just got a much better job, and I started working a different job as I segway out of my old one. I'm also reaching a new stage in my online coaching business that I mentioned in a previous post.

Micah's job - the pay is better, the job security is better, it's first shift. There's also overtime involved....we're thinking Outer Banks Camping Trip end of May. :-) Never been there, but have always wanted to go! I'm so blessed and thankful to have a husband who works hard.

What I've learned about myself is that I'm just not your typical 9-5 girl. This has been a slower month, but last month was so insane for my coaching business that a couple of weeks of rest was more than enough... I'm ready for my challenge/accountability groups to fill up, and hit the road for May. If you'd like to join us, Click Here. It's free; you just need to bring the tools to succeed. That aside, I love helping people lead healthier lives....if it's not apparent, then I'll write it on my forehead in sharpie....LOL...The reason I chose to open a coaching business is because I saw a need that was missing in my own health and fitness journey. That need wasn't being fulfilled, and it was stopping me from achieving results...I needed to be held ACCOUNTABLE. Accountability is a scary word for many people, but the fact of the matter is, that should not be the case. Accountability means you can be free to make better decisions, and break the cycle of bad habits that are holding you back....I ate clean a lot, and exercised, but accountability made me work on the areas that I needed to work on most, but hadn't made a priority of, like portion control and the variety of foods I was eating, as well and building my upper body strength. No one is intended to walk through life alone. We need and value the support and opinions of others....Case in point, you're reading this blog right now. The biggest reward for me last month was seeing a challenger 5 lb, 3 inches off her waist, and 3 inches off her thighs and now how her young daughter doesn't fight healthier meal choices, as well as hearing Stephanie, another challenger, talk about how much more energy she has now....those are the true rewards, but this reward wasn't bad either....

The plyo/jump mat is amazing....I tested it out as soon as it arrived yesterday!! That mat doesn't move either, it stays put! The weighted gloves made my Les Mills Combat workout so intense, I thought I would need a mop later....lol. The moral of this rambling post is...choose to be accountable to someone.. Let go of your pride or whatever may be holding you back. You have no idea how close you are to making better choices until you try.
I hope your week is off to a great start!

- Julie

p.s. please check out my guest post and workout at i'm fit possible 

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  1. That mat looks great, especially for home workouts! I agree accountability is key for many. I also have to pick someone I'm slightly intimidated by though or else I just let things slide :)

  2. Sounds like lots of exciting things happening in your life! Thanks for sharing with us at our 20 wishes link up! We'd love to invite you to write a list of 20 wishes you want to accomplish the rest of this year and come back and share it with us at Truly Lovely!