Showing posts from October, 2016

FJM PART 5: Frankie meets Finley

In the past month, I have debated how I continue to share this journey through the grief of losing a child. What has become so blatantly obvious is that when people see Dave and I in person, they refrain from bringing up our loss. It seems that people are afraid to upset us or maybe think that we don’t want to talk about it or that it’s too hard. It’s not their fault. We were the same way before our lives were shattered with this situation, too.  What I hope people reading this can learn to realize is that every time you see a parent you know is grieving their child and you DON’T bring up their loss or say their child’s name, it hurts worse. I’m always thinking about Francesca. ALWAYS. I always will find a way to intertwine her into conversation. Hearing her name out loud keeps her ALIVE for us.  You are hurting us worse by not speaking of her. You are hurting us worse by not acknowledging our pain. Ignoring the pain makes us feel like it is insignificant. While that is NEVER


As I sit down to write this blog post, I'm realizing how different the launch of this program looks from what I had envisioned in my mind. I learned of this program this past July at our annual Coach Summit and anticipated being close to 8 months pregnant and rocking this with a bad ass baby bump and showing my customers that if I could do it, they could do it. But, that all looks different now.... however, the last statement STILL rings true. If I can do this, you can do this. We can do hard things, no matter what the path looks like that has lead us to right here-- to this program.  This will be my FIRST workout program post birthing our beautiful angel born asleep, Francesca Joy at 28 weeks gestation. There will be no working out while a baby is in a bouncer seat. There will be no meal prepping in between feedings. I was ready for this post baby transformation. I was excited to rock some results. But, that is the reality I am facing. However, I am so GRATEFUL that this prog