I am so excited for you to hear Payton Peoples as she shares her heart on the topic of health and fitness. She’s such an inspiration to me and so many others!
More than 2 in 3 adults are overweight or obese in the US. That means that the overwhelming majority of people are struggling with their weight.
I am one of those people.
I have struggled with my weight my entire life. I’ve never known what life is like as a “skinny” person. I’ve spent my whole life having doctors tell me how much weight I needed to lose or how there must be something horribly medically wrong with me just because of a number on a scale. My two pregnancies opened my eyes to how much things needed to change.
I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2011 which impacts how I have to approach health and fitness overall. You name the diet, I’ve tried it and nothing has ever worked. Maybe I’ve seen results in the short term but nothing ever stuck to keep results coming long term.
In January of 2014, when my kids were two years old and 6 months old, my life started to change. I was introduced to the online family of health and fitness coaches through Beachbody. I was scared. Why? Because as the plus size girl, I had only ever had experiences with people judging me, making me feel horrible without knowing my history or background and feeling like a failure before I even started. Would this be one of those all over again? I wasn’t sure, but I was willing to give it a try.
[pullquote]I was scared. Why? Because as the plus size girl, I had only ever had experiences with people judging me, making me feel horrible without knowing my history or background and feeling like a failure before I even started.[/pullquote]
I quickly started to understand that this coaching family was the most encouraging, motivating, determined group of people I’ve ever met in my life. There’s no judgment for where you’re journey is starting or how far you have to go. There’s no “I can’t” and only “I will”. It’s because of this experience and how my life has changed personally that I too because an online health and fitness coach but I see this opportunity through a unique set of lenses.
I look at this opportunity as a chance to connect women who have otherwise felt down and out, overwhelmed, hopeless and who have almost thrown in the towel and help them see that they ARE worth it, that they are NOT a statistic, that they are POWERFUL, courageous and with the right accountability and tools they can RENEW their lives from the inside out. I am on my own journey. Every day is a chance for me to be better than I was the day before. We have a chance to change our lives, show the world that we KNOW we were made for more and best of all, we have the opportunity to connect with other women who look like us, feel the struggles we face and have a group to cheer us on towards our goals.
The #RenewMe campaign is simply about FOCUS and Renewal. This is a movement by women, for women. This is created to help move the spotlight back where it should be; on ourselves. This is in place to break the stigma that everyone else is more important than us. This is here to help inspire women to start their journey of progress; not perfection. This exists to remember that we matter.
[pullquote]This is here to help inspire women to start their journey of progress; not perfection. This exists to remember that we matter.[/pullquote]
“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Romans 12:2
Payton Peoples is a wife, mom of two and a top online health & fitness coach. She believes fit has no size and loves working with women to help awaken radical change in their lives! She support campaigns such as #fithasnosize #beautybeyondsize #nobodyshame #RenewMe and all the women who rally behind those as well.
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