I am the real deal. I don’t mean that in a conceited, cocky way though.
Here’s what I mean, I’m a real person, a real woman, real wife, real mother. I don’t have help around the house except for my husband when he’s home from work. I have 4 kids and I run my own business.
I am not the perfect mother. I often say the wrong things to my kids, and I do raise my voice – a lot.
I have struggles with food and weight, just like a lot of people do. Mine might not be as noticeable as others, but I go through my times when I want to raid the pantry. I go through my days when I feel frustrated because the numbers on the scale went up instead down. Although I love to cook healthy, I don’t buy everything organic. I drink cow’s milk sometimes. I don’t eat grass-fed beef. I’m trying to get better, I’m working on it.
I don’t like the way my face is changing as I age, and I don’t like what the skin right above my navel has become after having 4 kids.
I don’t like waking up at 5 am to exercise. I’d rather not exercise on some days.
I didn’t have an athletic childhood, and I wasn’t a very popular or outgoing kid. As a matter of fact I was very timid, shy and maybe even mopey. I didn’t come from a rich family, or even middle class. It was lower middle class.
I bounced form job to job. I couldn’t find my niche. I’m not organized and I have some clutter hot spots in my home.
Too many people think its easy for me to stay in shape, to eat right, to run a successful business from home, to stay positive. But I’m real, just like you all are.
However, I am always working on turning my negatives into positives. One good and bad quality of mine is the fact that I’m rebellious in a way. I refuse to let a negative situation get the best of me. My rebellious nature has gotten me in a lot of tight spots and trouble. But thankfully its also helped push me to do better. When someone tells me it can’t be done, I will try like hell to do it.
I look back at my life and I’m sometimes tempted to fantasize about; if I only did this, or if my parents had paid for braces for my teeth, or if I didn’t use that credit card, if I didn’t date that guy… But if my circumstances had been perfect, if I was Ms. Popular in high school, if my parents had money, if I had been more athletic, I might not be where I am today. Where I am now is being a real person for you.
I’m a real person who coaches real people. Its not pretty and its not perfect, but its me. And I get where you’re coming from, and I don’t think I’m better than you. I just want to help you be a better you.
I’d love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below.
2 thoughts on “I Am the Real Deal”
Jessica, you are the epitome of the best of the best. You balance family, work and life and succeed at all 3. When people make excuses for not wanting to take the time to change people’s lives the way that we do, they only need to look at your life and see what you have done.
Thanks Rich 🙂