How I became “Stronger Than Autism”, and why I decided to coach others… It took every ounce of energy for the past 13 years to show up everyday and deal with a life I had never asked for but had to accept. I was depressed and dying slowly inside at what had become of me and my life. Raising a child on the autism spectrum, led me into a path towards unhealthy weight gain, I slowly turned to eating or shopping to fill a void that lived within in me since the day I heard the words, “Your Daughter Has Autism.” So many dreams were shattered that day along with my spirit.
Years of stress took it’s toll on me until one day I no longer recognized the person staring back at me in the mirror. After several hospitalizations and health scares, I decided it was time for me to become “Stronger Than Autism” and take back what autism had robbed me of for so many years; my health, my happiness and my self-esteem.
I lost some weight on my own and went to the gym but life always kept getting in the way. I know I had to do something if I wanted to be a part of my family’s future. I saw a friend one day on Facebook who lost 40 lbs. using Beachbody’s 21-Day Fix program. She looked amazing and happy. I wanted that, I needed that and I decided to take the challenge. Within 2 weeks, I saw amazing results and fell in love with the process, so much so I signed up to be a discount coach just so I could receive a reduced price on my monthly supply of Shakeology. The program saved my life, my marriage, my self-esteem and gave me the strength I so desperately needed to become “Stronger Than Autism.”
To hear more about my struggles and why I coach, just watch this video. Thank you!