I truly feel blessed.
I'm asked all the time, "how do you find the time?"
Well it's true I work 2 full time jobs, I have the blog and the Chippewa Valley Challenge, I'm a Chamber Ambassador for the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce, I volunteer when I can, I get to the gym twice a day and I make time for my kids . And now, I have added rehearsals for Dancing with the Eau Claire Stars to my list of commitments. I would never be able to do half of these things if I didn't have the love and cooperation of my partner, Jennifer Bailey. I am so blessed to have found someone who understands and loves me for who I am and wants to help others as much if not more than me.
A couple of years ago, I was featured on Bodybuilding.com as a Transformation of the Month. Since being featured, I have received emails and messages from all over the world. I can not tell you what it feels like to get emails from Ireland, England, Canada, Australia and of course the US. People are asking for advice, tips and motivation. But the ones that touch me the most are those where people tell me their stories and mention that I was their motivation and inspiration. It is an incredible feeling to have a total stranger say these kind words to you. But the ones that really touch my heart are those from people in the area that will come up to me or Facebook message me and tell me their weight loss stories or how they're finally getting healthy. Sometimes they will send me before and after pictures, but mostly they tell me how they're now helping their friends, partner or spouse start their own journey to living a healthy lifestyle.
I have been blessed to be able to turn my life around, not only with my health but to the point that I am now able to help others and give back to my community.
Please continue to come up to me in the gym, grocery store, or wherever. Facebook message me or text me if you need help, advice, motivation or just want to share your story with me.
Remember, share your blessings and pass them on to others. Give back and share when you can. It will come back to you in so many wonderful ways.
Stay strong, stay motivated an NEVER GIVE UP!