Here’s the rules:
1. Watch my YouTube video
2. If we are not friends send me a friend requestwww.facebook.com/
3. LIKE my coach fan page www.facebook.com/
4. Share this status announcing this contest
5. Send me a video telling me WHY I should give you this bag, why you NEED it or what you are willing to do to be picked
Ready, set, GOOOOOO!
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE TURNED IN BY 2/6.
TAG SOMEONE WHO YOU THINK DESERVES A CHANCE TO WIN THIS!
3 people stepped up and accepted the challenge: Maricela, Kelli and my personally sponsored coach and friend, Aimee’s Cousin, Roxy!
It was so hard trying to decide who the lucky recipient would be so I could announce it today!
But after watching Roxy’s video, I felt really compelled to pick her. You see. When she first found out about Aimee’s success since she connected with me, she was proud. She was curious. She was intrigued. She tried Shakeology out for a week. So she decided to create a Facebook account so she could follow her cousin and also post things about her 1 week experience with Shakeology. She set her account up under a alias and even her profile picture was not a picture of her. I met her for the first time at Super Saturday on my birthday on January 11th. I was really proud of her that she came to Super Saturday. The idea of coming to an event, fitness related, when you are not into fitness, filled with a room of over 100 strangers can be very intimidating.
Here is a picture of her and her cousin, my personally sponsored coach Aimee at her first Super Saturday!
When Aimee found out about my contest, she told Roxy.
On January 23, she messaged me privately about her desire to enter my contest.
Right after “high School” I got married in December.. Became a wife.. I was a wife for 2 months. Then found out I was pregnant in February.. So right away I went from being in my parents house always thinking I would remain there to a wife then to a mom! So never have I ever concertinaed on ME! In between being a wife and a mom I made really bad choices that scared my heart. I was very very selfish! Not thinking of my husband or my kiddos.. I have always had a void that I could never seem to figure what it was a or where it was coming from. So hence may my bad choices keep happening..
I am leaving a lot of details out because now is not the time to completely spill my guts. See I am in some kinda transformation/discovery/
Now 16 years down the line.. I divorced with 3 kiddos going thru the hardest part of my life!! Realizing how hard it is to share my kiddos.. How hard it is for them to have 2 homes. 2 different set of rules. And everything that comes along with a divorce. So much RAW emotions. Because of those raw emotions it has taken a toll on my eating choices! I weigh 220…. YUP I said it 220..
I am choosing to share this information for all to see because I want y’all to be a part of my journey. This journey has a lot of tears and pain. But I need to let go and Let God clean me from the inside out! See when God cleans you he has to take all the layers that have stuck to you… He peels them off little by litte. And when that happens you feel it. You see it.. But after he peels that piece off its off and you feel a little light with every piece he takes off! At the end of this journey my tears will be happy tears and my pain will turn in to joy.. There is ALOT of cleaning up that needs to take place during this journey.
I want to give credit to my wonderful awesome beautiful cousin Aimee Drake Ladewig for sharing with me a part of her story/journey. And for introducing me to Beachbody and Shakeology.. I have been hesitate about this but at the same time it gives me rays of hope. As from the beginning I have always seen myself as a failure.. Someone always starting something but never finishing!! I have always felt like my voice was never important.. Like I am invisible.. Always looking in from the outside!! Always living in the shadows.. That just this one time God did make a mistake in making me!! And with all the failures adding up that just made my color fade away.. my smile less and less bright.. and never ever knowing who I truly am!! Always putting others before me always!! And Not even minding that at all. My heart is so big!! So with my big heart and all this clutter you can just imagine my hurt!
My cousin has been so positive for me.. So reassuring that one day I will accomplish what I need to accomplish.. At first it was just words cause I didn’t believe in myself.. I had already giving up hope.. Then one day she was going to #supersaturday Jaunary 11,2014. She told me months before and I was planning on going because it was in Sugarland! my neck of the woods.. That morning nothing went right!! NOTHING. I text her told her I was not going… She told me doesn’t matter what i wear and just to come.. HaHaHa 45 minutes later I showed up. HEY AT LEAST I SHOWED UP! The part where it really gets me is when it was exercise time.. I didn’t take any clothes to change into. And I didn’t want to exercise in jeans. So my place was by the wall. I did enjoy taking pictures of my cousin and being in AHHH of her seeing how she pushed herself was awesome!! Well it was over. Then the pictures of that day and the video of that day came out and my lowest point was seeing the little short chubby girl standing on the side with a blank stare in her eye!! Well that made me depressed.. That lead me to of course stuffing my face.. To thinking I will never ever reach any goals cause I am a loser (not even cool to be a microphone abuser!! ok had to throw that in) She introduced me to a lady her coach Mindy Hord.. And the rest is history!
With my cousin and Mindy bring positive vibes in my life I am starting to feel a tiny change! A tiny piece of willpower is coming to life in me.. And I can not forget to mention Alex Salinas. He is another inspiration. Always posting awesome quotes!! What food is good bad.. His story is amazing. What i am trying to say is I am surrounding myself with positive people.. I what do you know It is rubbing off on me!!
I will be ordering a new workout that just launched off today. 21 day fix. See this is not just to lose weight but to accomplish and to see something out! to finally get to a finish line and win!! So I hope you don’t mind me calling you out. I need you to know that you all have been inspiring to me and what y’all are doing is not in vine.
Please help me through my journey..Help cheer me on. Help push me to accomplish my goal or completing something! Please don’t get sad over my pains.. Cause I had to go there it to get to where I need to be in my future.. I needed to go thru it in order to look people in the eyes to say and mean I HAVE BEEN THERE!! To promise there is a silver lining in the clouds.. To promise change will come once you start believing!! To hold hands.. To push you thru.. To clap for you and to be on your cheering team!! Thank you for taking time to read this long ass post. I am sorry if I jump all over the place.. I have never ever ever done this before..But somebody told me your journey begins when you step out your comfort zone!! Well this is not just stepping but Jumping with my eyes wide open instead of close because I need to see where I am jumping from to where I land!! Thank you.
UPDATE: March 3, 2013
I want to share with you a little behind the scenes action.
Roxy posted this today in my 21 Day Fix Online Private Support & Accountability Fitness/Weight Loss Group and she gave me permission to share on my blog:
“I am writing this in ahhh of me! I am not one at all to ever be all up on myself…. AT ALL. Never have ever boasted about myself. I never ever have thought that there is anything really to boast about myself. I always felt like I am a loser. NEVER EVER ACCOMPLISHED anything in my life! Never got my diploma from high school. Ever since then I never thought I could do anything. Always feeling like a failure. Never have done anything for myself to be proud of! I am telling you this because today I am getting dressed to start WEEK 3 of #21dayfix !!!!! That means I have not given up like I have in the past! That means that maybe finally I will accomplish something in my life! I am 33 and have yet to accomplish anything. That kind of weight on me is so very heavy! Today I can hold my head up high and see a finish line in the near future!! This is by no means is a race to me. It is the first time I have made a commitment and completed it or finished it!! I am not perfect AT ALL. I have not been perfect these 21 days. My workouts are hard and tough and I modified and sometimes I can not finish the full 60 seconds of a plank or certain move.. But I have pushed play every single day!! My weekends to eat right are bad. Not saying I go all crazy but my schedule is all mixed up. And what i put in my mouth is not the best at times during the weekend. BUT that is still a awesome job for me.. Going from eating crappy everyday to eating 1 meal or 2 meals of crap is awesome!! Going from not working out at all!!!! To working out everyday says alot! So I am in ahhhhh of me for the very first time! I am in ahhhh of me that I might actually finish something and be proud of it!! Mindy Hordtold me to set goals this year. This is one of my goals. To accomplish something! I am closer than I have ever been to a finish line. This isn’t just any finish line either.. THIS IS MY FINISH LINE!!! A round of applause to those who are starting their 3 week, 2nd week, or 1st week!!!! You can do all things!! Set your eyes on the prize.. Aim high and reach what ever goals you have placed before you.. Is this going to be easy HELL no. It probably is not.. But you have the strength inside of you to move and to reach closer to YOUR FINISH LINE… Everybody falls and scraps their knees… BUT ITS TO THOSE WHO PICK THEMSELVES UP.. TO START RUNNING AGAIN!! AND IF YOU CAN NOT FIND THE STRENGTH TO PICK YOURSELF UP… SHARE AND I GUARANTEE YOU WE WILL SHARE WITH YOU AND LEND YOU OUR STRENGTH TO PICK YOU UP!!! Have a great day.. I am fixing to push play day 15 here I come!!”
Here is some of the feedback she received after she stepped out of her comfort zone and shared this update:
All of the encouragement she received incited her to do something she’d never done before – Post a picture of her first ever “selfie” to share with the group with this caption: “I am sharing this picture with y’all because I am so excited as you can tell from smile….. This shirt use to not fit me at ALL!!! From not fitting me to fitting me with room in it! I am going to use this picture as motivation.. I do not like the roll around my belly! But I am only at the beginning of my journey!”
She told me “You know what I am learning? I am learning how to breath. That all is ok. That learning how to be health is not a perfect road. I am learning so much. There is so much change and not bad at all! For me being one scared of change.. It is nice. I am having a hard time really putting my thoughts together because this is just so good.”
And then you will never guess what happened after that??
She posted a post-workout picture too!! Captioned like this:
“YAY… Tonight I was able to complete #pilatesfix without modes!! I also held the 60s plank. And did the plank series all the way thru without stopping! I know I have posted a lot today. *Confession time* Today has been the HARDEST DAY FOR ME SO FAR. Reason being I usally quit about this time from everything I have tried in the past. My cardio today was not good at all. My eating was hardly anything then trying to snack on everything. Like I was going back to my old self. I guess you can say I was in a BIG battle today! I had to keep looking for stuff to keep me focused! I was not expecting Mindy Hord to post the link of my story. When she did I went to it and read it! I cried because those emotions are so real and very Raw! I did want to say screw it.. But I remember there are people that believe in me and if not for me then for them. Meaning I can’t let anyone down any more. I have to break the cycle. I know it has to come from me in order to keep moving.. I know no one else can do this for me. I am tired of letting myself down.. and failing! If I hadn’t sharded my story then noone would know my struggles. Then I would have nothing to refelct back on! Even though today felt like I had lost the fight! BuT I came out the VICTOR! WHY? BECAUSE OF HOW I ENDED MY NIGHT! I ACCOMPLISHED SOMETHING. my first time doing Pilates fix I failed BIG time.. thought I would never get it done!! BUT today my body told me other wise!! Week 3 and I completed Pilates Fix! Was it perfect nope. But I did it without modes and did the plank!! Thank you everyone for your kind words and believing in me!! After I was done I was out!! Hahaha! I am glad I made it thru! Aimee Drake Ladewig I loved knowing we were working out at the same time together. Knowning that helped me push thru tonight! I love yall ALL. Even though we dont know eachother. I love the encouragement and knowing we are all on the same path with the same issues! ! #wegotthis#keepongoing#nosurrender #winners #eyeontheprize“
And she got this amazing feedback: