Five W's of Coaching: Why?

Friday, 11 December 2015




Can I be real with yall?? 

I didn't become a fitness coach because I am "in shape" or because I have 6 pack of abs or because I have never struggled in my fitness+ nutrition journey. Quite the opposite. I'll be the first to admit, I struggle; I have ups and I have downs. I'm not the quintessential fitness coach sporting a 6-pack and I have goals I've yet to reach on my ideal "shape".

Nope; I became a coach because I DO fail; I fail hard and often. 
I have temptations + weaknesses just like you! 
BUT, I'm determined to not let failure limit me;
I'm committed to becoming the best ME I can be. 
And I chose to surround myself with a community of inspirational people who help me get back up when I fall.

See the beauty in coaching is that I'm held accountable; to my team, to my challengers EVERY SINGLE DAY! 
The beauty in coaching is: I GET to keep trying!! It's part of my job to work through and overcome obstacles on MY journey. 
The beauty in coaching is that every time I don't think I can... I'm reminded by the women and men around me....I in fact CAN. 
The beauty in coaching is living a life built in freedom, passion, support, growth, and positivity! 

The beauty in coaching is that when I reach low moments such as today, when I feel the need to reach out for those potato chips or dark chocolate, I am reminded; reminded of the people standing for me; standing with me against the temptations. 
I have a way to overcome. 
Today, was one of those days; I was feeling down and I instantly reached for the "forbidden" foods. Anything to satisfy that craving within. 
It's only been 1 year since I've begun to nourish my body with more wholesome, clean choices. Because I'm a relatively clean eating newbie, I have many old habits to release. One of those is false reality; I argue the case in my head of why I shouldn't clean off my shelves + throw out my most tempting food items. My reason? Because I'm convinced Superman would be disappointed if I throw them out. 

Does he ever eat them? Nope. 
Do I? Yes. 

I've been given the joy of working a job focused on forward growth with a team that has my back during these moments. I couldn't ask for anything better in my career + lifestyle of choice. So today I was able to throw out the temptations; literally threw 3 bars of dark chocolate and 2 bags of potato chips in the trash can. Because I have people investing in me, encouraging me, walking with me, and growing with me. 

In case you are missing that support, let me encourage you my friend.... I'm here. I know what it's like to battle. I know what it's like to feel alone in the trenches. But I want you to know it's never too late to change. Change is a matter of the heart and a commitment of the will. Don't be the one fighting the same battle day in and day out for years and years. Don't be in the trenches alone; find your troops, discover your strength, and gain some ground. It is my joy as a coach: to offer to others what I get to experience every day... support, accountability, growth. I'm only a message away: sownwithstrength@gmail.com 



Today is a continuation of a series I began on the Five W's of Coaching. You can find the first part of the series here, the "Who" of fitness coaching. 

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Live Sown in Strength Friends, 
Courtney


1 comment:

  1. Wow Courtney, this is amazing! I always love reading your posts :) if I see you (or any other of my fitness idols) I, and I think it's not only me but everyone else, too, always think you're strong and it's easy for everyone else which of course isn't true. Everyone struggles every now and then, everyone has downs. Thank you for sharing this because it makes me feel less bad, more like I'm not weak, at least not more than everyone else. :-*

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