While living out in VA, I had experimented and fallen in love with an at-home workout program called INSANITY (remember, my love for workout program infomercials?). I had gone through the entire program 3 times, and touched base with it again once we were settled back in MO. When I got pregnant with our daughter 3 years later, I put it on my bucket list that I would get certified to teach INSANITY Live in the local gym after she’d been born, and I set out to do that just after she turned 4 months old. It kicked my butt, but my passion was reignited, and I loved it. With doing so, I was re-exposed to the brand Beachbody, and started following a lot of top coaches and what they were doing to help end the trend of obesity and help a large span of men and women lose weight. A little light bulb went off in my head, but it took me another year to find it again.
Jump back to last summer, 2015, and I was in a bad place. I was dealing with some form of post-partum depression centered around my daughter turning 1, me turning 30 two months later, and just not being where I wanted to be in my life. I loved juggling being home with my daughter and toting her around with me to the 15-20 workout classes I taught in a week, but something still felt off. I had made it through my first year of parenting, but what had I done for myself? I wasn’t motivated to teach anymore, I felt overwhelmed being a parent to a now getting-into-everything daughter, and I was just SAD. Lo and behold, a friend of a friend started posting on Facebook that she had become a Beachbody coach. Being that it was right around my 30th birthday, I messaged her immediately wanting to know more. A month later, after joining a coach sneak peek, I talked to my husband and was in it to win it.
Now, as I a
m approaching my first year anniversary as a coach, and a few days from my 31st birthday, I am in awe the difference a year can make. I went from feeling lost, confused, hurt, depressed and ashamed, to bouncing around with vigor and excitement every day. I have helped nearly 10 women lose 20-40 lbs, and have helped over 50 get started on their journey to better health. I now lead a team of women that are helping do the same for others while learning and growing into their own journey, and I have the potential created to be able to someday do it all from the comfort of my home, raising my daughter and any future children, working part-time for a full-time income. Not to mention, I can help people from all across the country get started on the road to better health, and I couldn’t be happier. All those adventures, all the dabbling in other areas of health and fitness, all the experience and knowledge I have gained has led me to this place, down this path, to my greater calling and purpose in life…and I am never looking back!
Every day I strive to do better, be better, and achieve more – constantly pushing myself outside of my comfort zone and surprising myself each and every time. I get to talk to women about their struggles, their hurts, why they want to learn to put themselves and their health first, and come up with game plans for how we’re going to get them there. And I don’t give up on them, not now, not ever. I am determined to believe in them always, and do whatever it takes to see them through to not just success, but happiness and greater self-love than they have ever known before. I have seen, felt, and known it for myself, and I want to share that with everyone I know. So, that’s what I am doing every day now – living out my path, my purpose as a Beachbody coach.
If you want to know more about what I do, or need help learning how to achieve a healthier lifestyle yourself, feel free to follow me on Faceoobk @ Alaina’s Active
Lifestyle or on Instagram @alainasactivelifestyle
. I am always looking to add more women to my team, or simply help others get started on their journey toward better health. I love what I do, and do what I love, and do it all with my husband behind me and my daughter beside me – it doesn’t get much better than that!