From the moment I can remember I have always loved to help people. I was the one who would talk and play with the kid who was alone on the playground at school. I was the one who wanted to help my grandpa cook dinner and do the dishes. I was the one who ran with the person during cross country who wasn’t as fast as everyone else so they wouldn’t have to cross the finish line alone. I was a crossing guard, lunch monitor and a girl guide. I coached an underprivileged kids basketball team. I volunteered at a seniors home. I help people to the car with their groceries, I hold doors open, I help people become healthy and fit. I became a trainer to help new moms. It’s in my nature to always help, I can’t help it.
For years I have struggled in the public service. It’s such a mind fuck leaving the private sector (PS) to come into the public service where no matter how hard you work, how much energy and passion you put into your work, it doesn’t matter. The only thing you get in return is more work because you actually do the work (compared to others who just coast by) I left a career of helping people – human resources – to join the PS for stability, to provide more for my family and to have work-life balance with 3 small kids. I left a career that was so fulfilling to me I LOVED going into work. So when I started in the PS I was testing changes to the pension and pay system, not HR related at all. Completely NOT what I expected but hey, the PS is supposed to open all these doors and give you so many opportunities for career development it would have been stupid to pass the position up. So I took it. I struggled, I cried, I learned as much as I could. After 10 years of “testing” I finally made my way back into the HR world, in the government! I was so happy! I was finally going to get to help people again (other than being a health and fitness coach) and with all the shit going on with the ridiculous pay system I could (maybe) make a difference. The last 3 months have been a little crazy but I am learning and trying to get the most from this role. Then last week I felt like I was slapped across the face – I was told that I was not allowed to help someone. Buuut I want to help her, I don’t mind, I want her to feel confident in what she’s doing and I know how to do it so why can’t I?? No, you can’t help her. Uhhhhhh. We are in HUMAN RESOURCES, that is what we are supposed to do. No? ( I still helped, but I had to do it discreetly 😛 )It’s been a week of me trying to process this and I am still furious. Are you fucking ridding me?? I can’t help someone? This along with another 15, 698 reasons are why the federal public service is screwed.
Being told I am not able to help someone shook me to my core. I have spent the last week trying to rationalize this, trying to make sense of it and I can’t.
I became a trainer to help new moms. I became a fitness nutrition coach to help others. It’s in my nature to HELP whenever I can. It fulfills me to help others when they are in need. I have spent so much time thinking about what happened and how to move forward. I have asked the universe for guidance. I believe everything happens for a reason. And this shit moment happened to remind me of who I am and what my purpose is. I am here to build others up so they can live an incredible life. I am here to help others SHINE.
The key to success is finding something you are truly passionate about and once you find that, you will rarely have to work a day in your life. I know what mine is. This past week has allowed me to create a new program, (not beachbody related at all). This program is from my heart. From my soul.
I want to help you make being healthy easy. I want to give you the tools so you can take control of your life. I want to help you understand how being healthy will completely change your life. I want to help you understand food – carbs, protein, fats, how much of what to eat, when to eat so you can understand how important nutrition is to your overall life!
Starting on Sunday June 25, I am opening an exclusive group on facebook.
Each participant will get:
– 3 weeks’ worth of meal plans, customized to you, your goals, and taking into consideration allergies, intolerances being vegan or vegetarian.
– 4 strength workouts per week, customized to you.
– 2 one on one sessions with me, over zoom or skype to talk about your goals, struggles, challenges, etc.
– Daily advice on nutrition.
– Everyone will be added to a private facebook group for additional support, guidance, motivation – it will be a safe space to share our daily joys, our struggles, our accomplishments and for us to lift each other up.
I want to help you SHINE ❤