Thursday, February 26, 2015

Retired Nurse at 29- Pursue Fitness as My New Career!

Today was seriously one of the biggest days, most scary days, and emotional days I’ve had in quite a while.. Today was the day I made a HUGE decision to take that leap of faith and make my dreams become reality!! As we all think about what we would love to do for a living… something that we could say “If I could have this job, I wouldn’t even need to get paid I love it so much?” kinda job?? Well, I have found that and I am so beyond excited to announce my BIG leap of faith I took today!!

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As an ER nurse for 6 years, it was my first job and only job Iv’e had coming right out of nursing school, I LOVE helping people, and working in the ER just gave me that rush… kept my adrenaline going and felt like I was doing something good in life!  My only downfall I can honestly say is difficult working as an ER nurse, or any nurse in the hospital at that, is the scheduling and those holidays, weekends, swing shifts, and having kids does not always go well with this schedule! I know many do it, but they DEAL with it.. I don’t want to settle… I want to see my kids grow, be at their events in school and after school if I need to.  Which is WHY I took a leap of faith 2 years ago which started my entire journey with Beachbody!

After having my 2nd son, I was unhappy, uncomfortable in my own skin, and very self conscious. I needed the change.. both physically and mentally.  I wanted to be that confident woman who held her head high, but I became that mom who was embarrassed to even exercise because of everything giggling on me. As I spoke with my cousin who was a Beachbody coach, she asked me if I wanted to join her challenge group and do any workout program of my choice, along with drinking this SHAKEOLOGY drink daily and in the group, I would get daily support and accountability to reach my fitness goals.  At that time, I was skeptical.. I have tried DIETS before… and I am knowledgeable enough to know THEY DONT WORK! BUT… I saw my cousins transformation and she did not diet, she made it a lifestyle.  That is exactly what I wanted!!  I wanted to not only change for myself, but be that role model for my family!  

As I started my own fitness journey, I began seeing great results with using INSANITY and SHAKEOLOGY and people saw what I was doing.  I shared my journey on Facebook, to my family and friends and since I love helping people, I figured, hey, if I can motivate and help another person feel better about themselves, WHY NOT show what Im doing?!?

Literally 2 months later, I became a Beachbody coach myself. I knew what I was doing is not going to be temporary.. I wanted this for the long haul. There is NO giving up here and I wanted to help others more and more! Although being a nurse and in school taking masters classes with 2 young children, I figured if I can squeeze an hour here and there to help someone else, its totally worth it! 

It became so much more than that… It became more than a hobby.  Being a fitness coach and doing this job at home was just another way to keep myself accountable, my kids to see mommy being healthy, and meeting new people and helping them from all over the US and Canada! Pretty amazing stuff!! To make it even better, I don’t have to sell a darn thing!! All I did was share what I was doing and what is working for me and my fellow coaches and challengers!! 

Some of the best moments being a coach are those messages saying “Thank you for changing my life.”  “Thank you for your post this morning, you motivated me to workout.”  and even those messages where their health is improving because they are eating clean, learning new recipes from me, getting support and accountability from me, and that darn SHAKEOLOGY… “is that a miracle drink or what?” I say it is… because I never believed in those drinky shakes… lol… Ive done the GNC… but this is a meal that I have finally gotten everything I need.. All my dense nutrients, super foods, and multivitamins… Oh and NO ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS!! Yes, its my miracle drink!! Moreso that I can make ice cream and no bake cookies, but thats another story lol!!

Ok, so moving forward… as I continued my journey and helping others as a fitness coach with Beachbody, I just found a passion and love that I never found before with anything else.. I wake up excited to work.. I stay up late to work because sometimes, I can’t get enough. Can many people say that about their job? Its addicting to be healthy and help others and when you have that momentum going, you don’t want to stop!! 

Last year, 1 year into my coaching career, I was able to make up my nursing income and took a leap of faith and went  Relief as a nurse.  I told myself I would NEVER quit my nursing career-  I went to school way to long to give it up.  So I continued making it work.. Nursing, coaching, kids, wife, ya know, living the life!! Its been an amazing year and my team was able to make our way to the top 1% in the company and come an Elite coach! Pretty impressive from my standpoint with all I had going on!! Building a team of moms, dads, nurses, teachers, etc who love to do what I do is just amazing!! We’ve made a bond that is like no other! Our extended family I call it!

Deidra Penrose, Er nurse healthy, nurse and fitness, home fitness programs, NPC Figure Competitor, shakeology, stay at home mom, mom business owner fitness, end the trend of obesity, fitness motivation, top fitness coach, top beachbody coach harrisburg pa, retiring nurse at 29, new fitness career, career opportunity fitness coach, mom and fitness coach, challenge groups, online fitness support groups, faith and fitness

As this past year went by being a nurse and fitness coach, along with taking on the mommy role, I realized how amazing it was to not have to work all the holidays and weekends, but it was still difficult having to find those few days a month to even schedule in the ER due to my husbands schedule, day care not being open in the evenings and weekends, and we do not have family that lives close enough to help us babysit.  On top of my schedule, I wanted to commit this year to spending more time with my boys… enrolling them in sports and getting them involved in as much as possible! This is MY time to cherish these moments that I missed out when I was working more in the ER as a nurse.  As I said, I want to be that mom who can go into school and bring in snacks, or help with events, and not miss a sporting event.  With my career as a Beachbody coach, I have this freedom!! I have enrolled both boys in gymnastics which are two separate days a week, and thats ok, because I have that flexibility! I can attend church every Sunday and not miss out because I work.  I can go to all my events and trainings for Beachbody to help my team and grow my business!! 

After lots of thinking, praying, and planning, I took my leap of faith and officially am retiring from my Nursing career! Although I said I would never do this, my heart is with my business, my challengers, and my coaches, and I want to provide that time to them, but also continue spending more quality time with my family!  I love being a nurse, but my passion will take me to bigger and better places in life! 

Deidra Penrose, Er nurse healthy, nurse and fitness, home fitness programs, NPC Figure Competitor, shakeology, stay at home mom, mom business owner fitness, end the trend of obesity, fitness motivation, top fitness coach, top beachbody coach harrisburg pa, retiring nurse at 29, new fitness career, career opportunity fitness coach, mom and fitness coach, challenge groups, online fitness support groups

 I am confident in my decision is best for my family and my business.  I am so grateful to have been blessed with the ability to go to school and earn my Bachelor’s Degree and School Nurse Certificate, but even more blessed that Beachbody has come into my life and changed it in so many ways! Never in a million years did I imagine retiring as a nurse anytime before the age of 60! lol Now, here I am, retiring from my nursing career 6 years into my career at the age of 29, all because of 2 years of hard work, dedication, and commitment to helping others as a fitness coach! Since coaching and reaching my health and fitness goals, I am now able to pursue my dreams for NPC Figure Competing and am training for my 2nd show! 

You never know what you can do with an opportunity until you take control of it!

I am now looking for 5 men and women who have that passion for fitness, for helping others, and are willing to DREAM BIG, and commit to helping me in ending the trend of obesity and help change lives!!   
Please fill out the application below for a spot in my next 18 New Coach Training to start building your business and turn your passion into your profession!

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