How I Left My Stressed Out, 18 year career & overweight life for Freedom, Purpose, Abundance, & Resilience!

When crisis hits:

In 2012 we discovered our daughter had stage 4 Lung Cancer, 5 months later my Dad was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lymphoma.  The devastating news instantly forced us into panic and survival mode…

This season called for daily trips to the hospital for treatments, emotional turmoil, and everything that comes with the anguish and pain of battling sickness with our loved ones. 

It hit us like a ton of bricks…

During this time, we were awakened to the reality of how many people were struck down with disease and illness.  It’s heartbreaking to see how many are merely existing from treatment to treatment…

Meanwhile, my husband and I were battling with our own ability to remain healthy during this 10-month period.  In between treatments and appointments, we found ourselves turning to food (pizza, cookies, starbucks) to help numb the pain…

My wake up call:

One day I woke up from this nightmare, stared in the mirror and didn’t like what I saw and hated how I felt…

Who was this 25 lb overweight woman?  Once a healthy, vibrant petite (at 5’3”) girl, I didn’t recognize this person staring back at me.

In the hospital we were educated on cancer, that it feeds on sugar, and that many of the foods we deem “normal” are laced with additives, preservatives and artificial sweeteners.  I was shocked to learn that our children, although fed well, are starving nutritionally on the inside…

Something needed to change.

Eat to live vs. live to eat:

I took these newfound revelations to heart and decided to take charge of my health, and my families health.  I was introduced to a 30-day program, and contrary to the masses who will “start after the holidays”, began my journey over Thanksgiving and by the end of November I dropped a whopping 8 lbs!

Wow, this was like pushing the “easy button” on my busy, crazy life…

At the time I was the Office Manager for our family business, along with juggling Mom duties, I didn’t have a lot of extra time to figure out how to lose the weight and get healthier.

Luckily the program accommodated my on-the-go lifestyle with easy recipes and grocery-shopping lists, even a supportive community.  What’s more I learned how to cook fun and easy “clean” meals for my family!

I was beginning to feel like myself again.  That Jane (who is anything from “plain Jane”) who goes after it with all she has.  That Jane who laughs, loves and strives to be her best, who goes FULL OUT. 

That Jane who Jesus calls to live a resilient and vibrant life. 

There she is!

 

New Life:

I had a newfound confidence and I was ready to channel it.  I received a nudge to go deeper with this.  After all, I had experienced this quick (and fairly simple) inner and outer transformation, I was eager to pay it forward…

The problem was, I was extremely busy with my career and family.  I convinced myself that I had ZERO time to get more involved…

Or so I thought.

The Leap:

I felt God whisper in my ear “Share this with everyone”…

In the same breath I received a text from my dear friend and sister in Christ, Gena Fryar.  She opened the opportunity to share my passion of renewed health and confidence with others, and shared with me how to hit the next promotion doing so…

I took this as a divine sign and confirmation to take the leap and start using my God-given gifts and journey to impact others.

The result of faith:

After taking the leap of faith to begin my new business in health and wellness, in just 8 short months, I was able to retire from my 9-5, 18-year management position.  I came home to my family, I came home to my LIFE.

I stepped into a time freedom like I’ve never known, and into the purpose for which HE has called me.

My wellness business has been the vehicle to realize my passion for loving and serving others, and earn an amazing income doing so…

It has shown me my true “WHY” for this life, which is to LOVE, SERVE and BUILD my family and community.

This business has revealed who I truly am in Christ and for that, I am eternally grateful.

An invitation:

 I don’t know where you are in your life, or what you are experiencing, but I do know a vehicle that can empower you to step into YOUR greatness—a greatness that God calls you to.

I would be honored to share it with you if my story resonates with you, and if you feel called to dream with me.

And if you’re anything like me, you may be pleasantly surprised by just how GREAT you can be!

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