THE JOURNEY TO BEING DEBT FREE HAS BEEN A LONG ONE
As you probably know, before I dived in and FULLY committed to becoming a Virtual Fitness Coach with Beachbody, I was homeless and was in SO MUCH DEBT!
From credit cards, to student loans, to car loans... I owed money EVERY WHERE. But, as I became committed to my passion of changing people's lives through fitness with Beachbody, my husband, Brent, and I have been able to achieve some AMAZING things.
Slowly but surely, I've been able to take care of all of my debts. With a plan in place, one by one I've been able to shrink the debt and eventually pay off ALL of my credit cards, student loans, and car loans.
But today... TODAY IS A DREAM I CAN'T BELIEVE FINALLY CAME TRUE!!!
FROM HOMELESS TO HOMEOWNER
In 2014, Brent and I moved into our custom built home. Just 3 years prior though… I was HOMELESS. When we became homeowners a few years ago, it was truly an AMAZING moment. We were fortunate enough to put $100,000 down on the house -BUT- we also had mortgage of over $351,000!
That moment of EXCITEMENT was suddenly accompanied with the realization that we were sitting on another big pile of debt. And to be honest, after all the hard work eliminating debt with credit cards and student loans, it just felt wrong.
At that point, the idea of a paid-off mortgage was UNIMAGINABLE.
Here I was, in my OWN HOME… feeling blessed to have a roof over my head that was all mine, and yet all I could think about was one number: 30…
30 years of paying off this house...
30 years of looking at our mortgage interest and counting down a seemingly endless amount of payments...
Thinking about this future of debt was honestly just stomach churning!
Brent and I managed to pay off our CREDIT CARDS, followed by our STUDENT LOANS, and our CARS. But here we were again, facing another financial burden, and it was going to last 30 years.
TIME TO MAKE A PLAN
Since focusing my life's work on being a Virtual Fitness Coach with Beachbody, I've made it my number goal to have a secure financial future. I want to be FINANCIALLY FREE! And after all the hard work over the past years to get rid all the other debt in my life, I wasn't going to let this new home slow me down...
So I looked at Brent and said, “Can we pay this house off in 3 years?” He ran the numbers, and basically told me NO WAY!
Would it be realistic to set that as our goal? Heck no! But what’s a #BigScaryHairyGoal if it’s not so BIG that it scares the crap out of you?!?!
So... even though we thought it would be impossible, Brent and I set our goal to pay off our mortgage in just 3 years.
YEARS IN THE MAKING
June 2017 has been our goal since we paid our first mortgage payment in June of 2014. And no joke, it’s been our complete focus and #1 PRIORITY for the past three years! This meant that any bonuses and any extra funds whatsoever that came in, all of that went towards paying this thing off! It meant that TONS of sacrifices had to be made - but we stayed the course.
We literally lived and breathed slaying this mortgage dragon!
And as of TODAY, June 15, 2017, we can officially scream from the rooftops that we have officially achieved our goal.
And not only is our mortgage paid IN FULL, but we are now officially 100% DEBT FREE!
I'D DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN
From HOMELESS to HOMEOWNER in three years time, followed by being 100% DEBT FREE just 3 years later... What a amazing ride this has been!
The swing of emotions we've experienced during this 6-year journey is something SERIOUS! And there is absolutely NO WAY that any of this could have happened without Beachbody.
Being a Beachbody Coach has changed my life! Six years ago, I went ALL IN! I stopped personal training, was no longer in Gym Management… I focused all my energy on my Beachbody business. I truly, TRULY believe, with ALL of my heart, that the income you earn as a Coach is a direct reflection of the number of lives you are changing!
I've been fortunate enough to work with THOUSANDS of people, and we've all gotten STRONG together, HAPPY together and FIT together! The opportunity that Beachbody has afforded me is what allows me to now say, I’M DEBT FREE!
Was success guaranteed? Heck no!
Did I have to work my butt off for it? HECK YES!
But Coaching has been my vessel for change, and my life has COMPLETELY changed over the past six years. And all I can do is look back with immense gratitude knowing that the man upstairs had my back the entire time!
You might think I’m crazy for saying this, but I’d do it all over again in a heartbeat, KNOWING that this crazy, beautiful, life was waiting for me on the other side of the storm! There's no doubt in my mind that the mess I was in happened for a reason, and that my purpose is to share my journey as a message of hope to all in need.
Wishing you lots of love and success,
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