You know when you are new to a city and you meet your first friend? That’s what happened to me when I met Somer almost ten years ago. I was brand new to Fort Worth, Texas, and her dad was actually my boss at Southwestern Seminary. Somer and I were fast friends. We didn’t get a ton of time together, as she had two small kids, a full-time job, and a husband in seminary. But I tucked her away in my brain, and knew if we ever had time together, we would be soul sisters.
Thankfully, we ended up getting that time, and I couldn’t be more proud of the soldier for Christ, wife, mother, friend, ministry leader and business woman you are, Somer!
Here’s Somer’s story:
Before joining Michelle’s challenge group, I was overweight and terribly out of shape, but only in my 20’s. I wanted to do better and be better for my two daughters and my husband. I was intimidated by gyms, so I decided to give Turbo Jam a try in the privacy of my own home. I fell in love! I learned what clean eating was, became a Shakeology addict, and the rest is history! I lost 40 pounds, and it has never come back.
I grew up in a family that loved the Lord. I was a pastor’s daughter and was blessed to understand the truth and have the gospel shared with me at a young age. Without Jesus, I have nothing! He is my rock!
I had met Michelle at Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas and I was first introduced to Beachbody when she reached out to me through a Facebook message. Talking to her was the first I had heard of it.
When I signed up to be a coach, I had no idea what I was getting into so I didn’t have many hesitations until after. Any hesitation that ever crept in was typically related to a lack of confidence in myself, not the opportunity. There are plenty of success stories out there to prove that this business can not only be successful, but life changing. Now, I’m proud to be one of those stories for others.
What I love most about being a coach is seeing people go from just living, to THRIVING.
When it comes to my success in coaching, I’m a slow and steady girl. As a true entrepreneur, I always have a few projects on my plate, so Beachbody isn’t my only “job,” but it’s the one that truly allows me to keep adding more projects because of the way it grows consistently. If I could go back and tell myself one thing when I was a brand new coach, I would say, “Go ALL in!”
I have different verses for different seasons that encourage me most, but my go-to life verse right now is,“But Jesus looked at them and said to them, ‘With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’” Matthew 19:26
What I enjoy most about being a part of Michelle’s Team Iron family specifically is the constant support from so many like-minded coaches. Coaching has brought me so many amazing friendships that I never expected! The thing that stands out most to me that I have learned from Michelle is this:
Be who I am and be bold about it.
A little bit about my personal fitness journey:
I own a group fitness studio so my current workouts consist of whatever I’m teaching that day. I love strength training, but keep a good mix of cardio in there, too. My favorite Beachbody work out is too hard to choose! I like to mix it up, so Beachbody on Demand works perfectly for me!
My entire family and I drink Shakeology daily and have it at all different times depending on our schedule. I just don’t understand why someone wouldn’t love it? It makes me feel amazing, it’s SO handy – let’s be real, healthy food is NEVER handy – and it tastes like a chocolate milkshake…worth every dime!
I love to motivate others, so most of my “work” consists of what I love to do. Look around you, friend. Find things that fill you with joy, and take on the day full force with Jesus leading the way.
Stay connected to Somer:
- IG: @somerdawnfitness
- Twitter: @somerdfitness
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