Crossroads of Life

I am at a crossroads in my life and hoping I can figure my way through the intersection rather quickly.

I recently put my resume online and then was contacted by an insurance company that sounded promising, so I quickly studied and passed the state licensing exam and headed out to Chicago for 10 days of training.

Then reality hit when I realized within 3 weeks that what they spoke about in Chicago was nothing like the real world of trying to sell supplemental insurance to people who really aren’t interested.  I tried, and maybe could have tried harder, but it just wasn’t me.  I have been stressed, my mind consumed with my lack of sales, and a general malaise brought about by all my stressing.

So today I decided I would leave the company and focus all of my attention on getting healthy and fit using the knowledge I already have.  I am a Beachbody coach, but have not been working the business, or working out.  I have the tools I need to make a difference in my own life, then I will adapt that into making a difference in others’ lives through coaching.

I know I am an excellent teacher and love sharing what I know with those wanting to hear me.  No more, “Not interested, or I have enough insurance,” but more like, “How did you do that and might that work for me?”

Tutoring my local schoolkids will help a little bit with the bills, but I may need to find something else to fill the void while I get up and running.  Maybe even literally!

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Trying to Stay Healthy

Sometimes I forget how difficult it is to stay healthy.  Eating right, lots of fruit and vegetables, and making sure I get enough exercise is a full time job in itself.  Then add in taking care of a job and house and kids, and you get the picture.  It’s no wonder people let things slide by the wayside.

My Juice

My Juice

Today I ate healthy, and made sure to get a juice in with plenty of fruit and just a bit of carrots thrown in for good measure.  I ate my leftover Thai green curry soup chock full of green veggies and also a small amount of Singapore rice vermicelli noodles with chicken and more sliced veggies.  Good on that score.

But I didn’t exercise today.  I just didn’t feel like it.  Let me correct that, I didn’t feel too good and my ankle was hurting and stiff all day and I couldn’t muster up the gumption to work out.  So I adapted my rest day from Saturday to today and will continue where I left off tomorrow bright and early.

A rest day is perfectly fine, but when that day stretches into a lengthy amount of time, then that’s where the problems set it.  Promise!  Back on track tomorrow.