How to Turn Your Passion for Fitness Into Your Career!
Calling all you fit mommas who hate leaving their kids at home to go to work!
I know exactly what its like. After having my 2nd child Weston and Chase being only 1 year old, I was working full time hours as an ER nurse. Working 12 hour shifts and night rotations was NOT my life I wanted to have. I felt like I was always catching up on sleep if I wasn’t working, and I was always tired because the shifts and sleep was always changing. I was missing activities an moments with my kids that I will never get back.. for instance, my son’s first crawl.
One day at work, there were a couple girlfriends of mine who were having a rough morning because they unfortunately had to work and it was their kids first day of school. That was the moment I thought to myself that I was never going to be that mom missing out on those memories I will never get back.
Your kids are only young once and I decided that if I have the opportunity to take control of my time and freedom with my kids, then I was going to do it! I am done being average and settling for a job that I work my butt off for and only make what someone else decides they will pay me. I am done living paycheck to paycheck to make ends meet and not be able to save for my kids college education or whatever they need for their future!
So here I am.. 3 years later.. RETIRED from nursing for 1 year and having more freedom with my kids and financial freedom than I ever had. I will not say it was easy, but it was so worth the sacrifices to have long term freedom with my family!
So HOW did I get to where I am today?!? Working full time from home as a fitness coach with Beachbody where I set my schedule and help people with their fitness goals for a living….
First off, I had a CLEAR VISION- I knew what I wanted, and that was to retire from nursing, and be a work from home mom. I wanted to give my boys freedom. The ability to travel, to do activities, and for me to be present in their lives as much as possible! I also love helping people, which is why I got into nursing in the first place. But I decided I wanted to keep people out of the hospital and help them live a healthy lifestyle so they live a long fulfilling life and don’t have to worry about hospital stays, medical bills, and taking medication daily.
Next, I SET GOALS- Not only did I set short and long term goals, BUT I wrote them down! I made a goal board for myself and what I wanted and I made sure EVERYTHING was wrote on that board so I can see it every day! That daily reminder helps you push even when your having a bad day or you want to give up!
Then, I TOOK ACTION- You can dream as much as you want, but if you are not taking action, then your going to stay in the same unhappy and comfortable place that you are in.. I hated to admit that to myself and its not that I was so unhappy and miserable with life, but I knew if I didn’t make the change and take action, I would not have any more time with my kids or freedom than what I do now. I signed up as a fitness coach not having any education about social media or how to be self employed growing my own business. So along with signing with a coach who helped me, I got into my coaches new coach training that gave me the basics to set a foundation for my successful business.
I STAYED CONSISTENT- Consistency is KEY! I know it is so easy to be excited when you start something new, for example your fitness journey. You start of motivated and you are consistent with those daily workouts and eating healthy, but then sometimes life gets busy and your consistency fizzles and your results become less and less apparent… then before you know it, your back to square one. Let me tell you that does NOT have to happen!! If you stay consistent, trust the process that you will succeed!! I took 1 hour a day to grow my Beachbody business while working full time as a nurse and taking Master’s classes. I shared my fitness journey, talked to people about it wherever I went, and helped as many people as I could!
The PAYOFF- There is nothing better than freedom! Traveling with my kids at least 2 times a year, attending every event and activity, and not missing any moment of my boys growing up! In my first year, I was able to make up my yearly nursing salary as a fitness coach. In just 2 years, I retired as a nurse. As of January, my yearly income as a nurse was made in just 3 months of my fitness coaching income!
Now all I want to ask you is how important your long term goals are to you? Are you willing to work hard at the beginning to reap the reward in the end?
I can say from my own experience, turning my passion for fitness into my career was my best decision I ever made for myself and my family! I wake up every day doing what I love, ready to help others with their fitness journey while keeping myself accountable. I work from home making my own hours, and my boys watch me work and have grown a passion for being healthy as well! You may be able to tell from this picture! My oldest son loves making his muscles!
If you are ready to take your fitness to the next level and want to build your own fitness career from ground up, I would love to mentor you along your journey and provide you with the training and resources you need to grow a 6 figure income within 2 years!
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