We’re told a lot in this time of our lives – being young, single adults – is a selfish time of life. I’ve always thought “yeah, yeah I get it. Everything we’re doing is for us right now. Blah blah blah”. It wasn’t until the last few months that I’ve seen this word – selfish – really start to manifest itself in my life on a consistent basis (because let’s be honest, we are ALL selfish from time to time).
This year I’ve seen a lot of change and growth come through my life, some of it painful, some of it awesome and most of it a little bit of both. But I’ve also started to notice I’m very much starting to become the description of a difficult single person – set in my ways, not really willing to budge, mostly just concerned for myself and when it comes down to it – lonely and starting to become a little bit bitter. I’ve always vowed I would NEVER be one of these people, no matter what did or didn’t happen in my life. So when I recognized it, I felt shame and knew I needed to change. The way to combat selfishness is unselfishness. It’s forgetting yourself and serving others.
Not many people know this, but in August I began working as an ordinance worker in the Oquirrh Mountain LDS Temple. (I can explain more one-on-one if this isn’t something you’re familiar with) I have loved it so much and in these few short months I’ve seen it begin to soften me, to open my heart and to increase my desire to serve others. It’s been truly wonderful. I highly recommend it for any Member who is looking to improve their lives and their testimonies.
A couple of weeks ago, I also found myself giving exercise and fitness advice to a friend of mine who is looking to improve his health. Having majored in Exercise Science and then working as a health coach, this awoke something in me that made me miss this kind of interaction, to feel like what I was doing made a deep, significant impact and could really help improve someone’s life. A few days later, my long-time friend, Carli, posted on Facebook that she was looking to add coaches to her Beachbody Team. It seems liked perfect timing.
I looked into becoming a Beachbody coach a year or two ago and it just wasn’t the right time for me to be taking it on. But this time as I turned it over in my mind, it just felt right. So my next adventure (well, one of them at least) is I am now a Beachbody coach!
Let me tell you why I like Beachbody. It’s simple really: the workouts are awesome, effect and they have a wide variety to fit many different tastes and the nutrition guides are healthy, teach moderation and portion control and eating a variety of good foods! So really – just being healthy and fit! I’ve always rolled my eyes at programs that make you cut out entire food groups or promise ridiculous results for not much work (or none at all!). Beachbody programs are reasonable, they’re effective and I really just enjoy them.
Now, I am NOWHERE near perfect, I do NOT have a “beach body” and I’m very much still on my own health and fitness journey. About a month ago I finished up my second round of Kayal Itnes’s Bikini Body Guide (highly recommend this too…though it’s not Beachbody, it’s awesome) and I’ve loved seeing the way my body has changed, as well as the way being fit and active also helps me improve my eating habits and desires. I am so excited to help others find this too, as I help them stay accountable to their goals and educate on health and fitness. Being able to do this on the side to a full-time job that I also really enjoy is a huge win-win for me. PLUS you get to help me stay accountable too! It’s a win-win-win!!
So if you’re interested in learning more about any of the Beachbody programs, hit me up! Text me, FB message me, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let’s do this together!