My Journey To Become A Work From Home Mom

My blue eyed baby and me

My blue eyed baby and me

Many days after having my first baby, I would cry on my way to or home from work.  I was doing what I loved, working as an Athletic Trainer, caring for high school student athletes, but I was missing out on other important things in my life. Many days I would be gone for 12+ hours a day and only see my son for several minutes in the morning when I pulled him out of his crib to take him to daycare and at night to look in on him in his bed as he was already sleeping.  I missed out on a lot of snuggling, rocking, and bedtime stories. I loved my job but missed my baby terribly.

My perspective changed in the fall of 2004.  My son was a few months away from his second birthday and I had one of the scariest experiences of my life.  One weekend I lost control of my body.  The numbness and tingling started in my left foot and gradually worked it’s way up the left side of my body.  I had absolutely no control over my body or the symptoms that were taking over my body. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a disease that effects the nerves of the body.

Athletic Training picture At the time I had a toddler and husband to take care of.  I had responsibilities as an athletic trainer and responsibilities in our family farming operation.  I didn’t have time to slow down and I had to control something.  I made the decision that even though I could not control my Multiple Sclerosis, I could make the best of my health and control my nutrition and exercise habits.  While I had exercised periodically, after my  diagnosis I make the decision to live a healthier lifestyle and take my exercise and nutrition more seriously. I wanted to do everything I could to be there to take care of my family and be able to play with my son.  Not being able to do these things was my biggest fear.

My husband and I became more committed to our P90X, getting in the best shape we had been in since high school.  We followed up our P90X by purchasing Shaun T’s Insanity.  Between my last two pregnancies, we were in great shape and were more conscious of what we were eating.

After the birth of our third son, my husband, discovered he had a gluten intolerance (wheat allergy).  This was what made us decide to try Shakeology, since it was a nutritious meal that was gluten free.  We have learned how to eat and cook gluten free.  Today we eat fresh fruits, vegetables, and , drink our Shakology daily, and avoid all processed foods.

It is amazing how things fall into place. Shortly after we started drinking Shakeology, we learned about the coaching opportunity with Beachbody.  This business opportunity not only gave me an opportunity to work from home, spend more time with my family, and earn an extra income, but it gives me the opportunity to help others.  It is so rewarding to make a difference in the life of others.  It is also great motivation for Aaron and I to continue to strive to be fit and healthy for our boys and for ourselves.

Beachbody has been such a blessing! Everything happens for a reason. I am thankful my experiences have led me down this exciting path.  To learn more about how you can help yourself and others click here.

 Beachbody is a great company that has products to help everyone.  Whether you have Multiple Sclerosis, are in a wheelchair, or have some other type of medical condition, I can help.  Reach out to me and I will be here.  I am also looking for people that want to join the fight in ending the trend of obesity and make a difference in the lives of others.  I would love to visit with you about the new career I have found that has allowed me to work from home and make a difference!I would love to hear from you. Please share your stories on how Beachbody has changed your life!