Why I Quit Beachbody Coaching

Why I Quit Beachbody Coaching

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Good morning!

So I have not said this yet but I quit Beachbody coaching. Before I go into why I decided to no longer coach, I just want to make it clear that it has absolutely nothing to do with Beachbody as a company. I still love programs and the friendships that were made in my year as a coach were nothing but lovely. I chose to no longer coach after months of mental anguish and then a conversation with my mom that sealed the deal.

I have been very open about the whole reason that I became a coach last year. It was because I thought that it was set into my hands from the Lord as the answer to my Proverbs 31 prayer. Since I have a passion for the fit lifestyle and have recovered from 17 years of eating disorders, I figured this had to be for me! I became a coach in July 2016 but didn’t do anything with it until the beginning of April 2017. Shortly after beginning to really work the business, I was BOMBARDED with extreme anxiety. I can’t express the magnitude of this to you. It utterly debilitating. Despite the mental anguish, I tried to hang on and keep coaching. I got up early each morning, read my Bible and had my prayer time, got my workout in, and then did the best I could with coaching all the while fighting the mental battle I had going on inside mind. I was constantly trying to sort my thoughts, wondering why I couldn’t make sense of anything, my house was a wreck, Ryan was on his tablet most of the day, and when Jason would talk to me, my eyes would be looking at him but I wasn’t hearing anything he was saying. As crazy as it seems, I didn’t realize this was going on. I knew coaching had to be right so I wasn’t going to give up. There were even times where I thought maybe even though I thought my heart was in the right place with coaching, maybe it wasn’t! Maybe I was really just in it for myself? These little “revelations” would make me feel better for a short time but then the mental anguish would return shortly after. I couldn’t seem to get it together and I didn’t now what I was supposed to do. Coaching had to be right, so it had to be something else.

I was at my mom’s a few weeks ago and we were discussing everything that had been going on. She brought attention to 2 Corinthians 11:14,

And no wonder, for Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. 

Ok so this is what I am NOT saying, I am NOT saying that Beachbody or Beachbody coaching is bad. But this household was not at all benefiting from me being a coach. And that was the whole reason that I became a coach in the first place! You all know that I love Proverbs 31 and I am so thankful to God for giving us the purpose that He has! We get to be such a blessing to our households!

She looks well to the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness. Proverbs 31:27

Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. Ephesians 5:22

Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. 
She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. Proverbs 31:11-12

She gets up while it is still night and provides food for her household and portions for her female servants. Proverbs 31:15

She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy. Proverbs 31:20

She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:26

Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Proverbs 31:30 

Mom made me see that I was hanging onto this one thing because I thought I was supposed to, but literally everything else in my life was chaos! So FOR ME, it became apparent that Beachbody coaching was not something that I should be doing at this time.

So Peaches, it’s back to just random fitness blogging for me. I know for you readers, this blog has been very confusing this past year. I have to say thank you so much for your readership and for bearing with me. And oh my gosh, thank you to all of you who have followed this blog recently! I can’t believe that this blog has continued to grow even despite the craziness. I have learned so much this past year. One important lesson is that being “just a wife and mom” is the most important job that we have! It’s an enormous responsibility that requires a ton of attention. And thank God we get to do this. What a wonderful calling it is.

Thank you so much again for reading my sweet friends.

Blessings to you all,
Angela

 

 

17 thoughts on “Why I Quit Beachbody Coaching

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this story. I do not know what you go through each day, but to have the courage you do to keep pushing forward is truly heroic! I am sure your family loves and supports you with all their hearts! I will certainly keep reading your thoughts!

    1. So sorry for the late response Don! Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement. I am by no means heroic but I am thankful for God’s grace, blessings, and His word to guide us! Thanks again and have a wonderful weekend 🙂

  2. Your children are very young and building a business as well as being a wife and mom is hard. I took 3 years off to be a mama and wife. I just went back to freelance writing, but it was only with certain systems, boundaries and support in place. You’re right. Mothering and being a wife are the best jobs and most important. Proud of you.

    1. Thank you so much for your kindness and encouragement Amanda. These early years are busy that’s for sure and you only get them once! I totally agree that no matter what season we are in we must be diligent in keeping boundaries and systems. Thanks so much again, have a great weekend!

  3. Angela 😁 💕 ! Totally agree and totally support your decision. I needed a break from the whole food/exercise thing. Was it beneficial ? Yes and no. No, because I have put on weight, stopped lifting weight daily and feel horrible. Yes, because it freed my mind and my time. Life is always full of stops and starts. Respect your decision, enjoy yourself, your children and your husband !!!

    Missed you all. Hopeful to swing by more often to get me back on track. Feeling gloomy due to my void in everything.

    Hugs

    1. Thank you so much Mary. You are just such a blessing to me. Man have you been front and center in my crazy! Lol! I truly value your friendship and I love the support of our little group.
      I really think that we have to just go back to square one sometimes. Clear our heads and start over. So glad you had some benefit from your time off! But ugh, I am totally with you in that being off the wagon makes you feel so much worse! When my anxiety was at it’s worst, I would have days where I couldn’t eat anything and then days where I would eat too much. Then there were times where I was SO TIRED in every way that I would exercise for days. It really is crucial to maintain consistency because being off the wagon just makes the gloom gloomier 😦
      I am have learned not to say on this blog “I’m going too…..” because I end up breaking promises. So I am going to try to go back to basics on here.
      Always SO good to hear from you Mary and thank you so much for the love and support you have shown me xoxox

  4. Angela I’m sorry I haven’t been around to support you lately. Good to read that you are taking charge of your world. I love the pride you take in motherhood & marrage…family in general. I think it’s pretty normal for us moms to take on too much & we are quick to disappoint ourselves when we think we faulted. Xoxox from your northern buddy

    1. Hi Heather!!! SO good to hear from you! No problem at all, I’m just glad to hear from you when I do!
      Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words. I am so inspired by YOUR family. I love how you all are so close and work together like you do.
      Love you northern buddy,
      Southern buddy

  5. Angela you have to do what is right for you and your family. Being a mother is such an important job and I commend you for making it a priority. Now that my son is grown up, I keep wishing that I could turn back time and spend more time with him as a child. Your relationship with your husband is also important and needs to be nurtured. Maybe fitness coaching is something that you will come back to in the future, when the time is right.
    BTW, love the picture.

    1. Christine you are so kind. I am so blessed to have you ladies in my life. You are such a great mom. I love the bond you have with your son and I hope Ryan and I can have a relationship close to the one that you share with him.
      ALWAYS so good to hear from you and I hope you are doing well!
      Hopefully getting back to basics here on the blog. I have learned to make no plans with it lol.
      Thank you! I had to bribe Ryan to get him to even half smile. He’s in that phase where all he does is make silly faces lol.

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