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Laurie lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is a single mom of two wonderful children. She has worked in elementary and middle school education for 20 years, and has served in leadership roles in various capacities. Today she is a health and fitness coach with Beachbody, Inc., the company who helped her regain control of her life.
After a battle with cervical cancer, a divorce, and many other challenges life threw at her, Laurie was unhappy, unhealthy, and knew she had to make a change. Breaking years of bad habits that were contributing to a nearly 50 pound weight gain, a major lack of self-confidence, and massive family debt, was a struggle that in some ways still continues today, but there were 3 decisions she made that were life-changing.
- To commit to getting back in control before it was too late.
- To trust that God’s hand would be there to help her find the path to healing.
- To realize that when the body, mind, and soul all work together, we can thrive in success!
I have enjoyed times of prosperity in my life, but have also experienced losing everything I had, including a husband who walked away from his family after seventeen years. Reaching to food for comfort, I ballooned up to a very unhealthy weight which caused many other health issues, including migraines and chronic fatigue. In the midst of it, I was also diagnosed with cancer, and after moving across town for a new job, finally woke up to the fact that I was swimming in tens of thousands of dollars in debt.
But guess what? I did not give up.
I am here to tell you that whatever you are going through, you can overcome it! For me, it was allowing myself to realize I was not the one who always had to be in control, which as I write this, sounds ironic, being that much of my life was so far OUT of control. I’ve learned that God has a higher plan for me. I am still on the road to my destination, but at least now I have a ticket for the train ride, where before I was derailed on the side of the tracks, alone and desperate for some way to get my life back in balance.
The journey to find one’s greater “purpose” in life is sometimes long and arduous, especially when you have to wade through the “gunk” of life’s challenges coming at you from all sides. It is my hope that FitwithFriends will help you in some way, whether it be with motivation, losing weight, dumping debt, or just connecting with a new friend, let’s do it together!
Thanks for visiting FitwithFriends! I hope you will find something here you are looking for. I offer support and encouragement with FREE COACHING for my clients and friends, with one request… that if you gain something, you help give back – and one day pay it forward to inspire someone in your life.
So here’s to removing the barriers that hold you back, closing the door on yesterday’s struggles, and helping you turn the page to the next chapter in the story of YOU!
In this thing with you, to success and beyond,