A few years back, Chris and I were visiting the Pelion Peninsula in Greece. We were in Tsagarada, in the off season, so we pretty much had a local restaurant all to ourselves. The restaurant was called Aleka’s House, and Aleka decided to sit a while and chat with us. Down the road from Aleka’s, there was a B&B owned by some English folks called The Lost Unicorn. And yes, the place was as magical as the name commands. As Chris and I were sitting there talking to Aleka, we mentioned how beautiful The Lost Unicorn was, and what a dream it would be to come back to Greece and buy a property or have a Lost Unicorn of our own one day. Chris and I are BIG dreamers, which is why we work, lol. Anyway, as we are having this convo with this woman that could be a double in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, her very nonchalant response was “Why not??”
Even though there are no Lost Unicorns in our near future, I really took Aleka’s advice to heart. As a known resister, saying yes has never been a really easy thing for me. I’m also a perfectionist. What if I fail?? What if I don’t exceed expectations?? What if people judge me?? What I’ve come to realize is that the times in my life when my approach has been ”Why not??”, “Sure!”, “OK!”, and when I finally made up my mind to embrace my authentic self, the universe met me back and truly magical things have happened.
This is one of the main reasons I decided get back into health and wellness coaching when the opportunity presented itself. I decided to take Beachbody as the the avenue because they have an amazing community and offer quality products that really do work. I wish I knew about Beachbody and the challenge groups that are offered when I was trying to lose the pregnancy weight. It’s amazing what magic can happen when you have a support system, daily motivation, and are surrounded by people that are on a similar journey.
I understand what it is like to not feel good about where you are at emotionally, mentally, and physically, and question how you even got there in the first place. If you haven’t read about the 60 lbs I gained when I was pregnant with V, you can read it here…http://www.laurielacour.com/2015/05/20/the-baby-weight-how-i-managed-to-gain-and-lose-60-lbs/
The flip side of that is that I was able to lose the weight, get out of my rut, and I want to help others do the same. If you want to tone up, lose weight, or ultimately just feel better and healthier, I’m here. If you are interested in learning more about specific exercise programs and eating plans please let me know. I’m going to have a clean eating challenge group in August!! If you are interested in participating please message me. I will provide more information very soon!! Enjoy your weekend!! Much love!!!
Top photo: Solveig Noll, Bottom photo: Tien Austin