If you follow me on FB or IG….you probably saw me posting this weekend all about being at this “retreat”. You might have also been wondering what the hell it was and what it was all about. So, allow me to share with you what this freaking AMAZING weekend was all about.
First things first….Why me? How did I end up there? Well, this trip was earned. There were certain things I had to achieve in order to be able to go. Essentially, I had to my job and do it well. But mostly, my coach sees these 19 other women and myself as her teams future leaders. And she wanted to bring us together to reward us, but also to teach us and to brainstorm with us.
What did we do? She rented this huge, beautiful house on Deep Creek Lake in Maryland, which by the way, is absolutely beautiful! When we first arrived we were greeted with champagne, inspirational tank tops and the cutest mugs! We all met each other for the first time…..and I totally thought it would be weird….but it wasn’t! We all hugged, laughed and instantly started talking as if we’ve known each other forever! everyone was so welcoming and friendly, it was such a warm feeling to walk into. We had a delicious dinner, a champagne toast and just spent some time getting to know each other the first night.
We got up early the next morning to get a solid workout in….all while our coaches husband was cooking BACON. That smell was motivation enough to work our asses off! So we did our workout, showered up, had a great breakfast and then spent the rest of the day learning. Soaking in knowledge. Picking the brain of our coach Melanie, who is also the 3x Top Coach in all of Beachbody. So to say the info we got was good, is an understatement! There were also 2 amazing guest speakers….so we literally crammed our brains with information for the entire day. And we loved it! We had clean fajitas and margaritas for dinner, which were SOOO good! But we worked hard all day, so later that night, it was time for some fun! Some of us refilled our margaritas and/or wine and hopped in the hot tub! We had our drinks and just talked like we were old friends. It was such a great night full of fun, laughter, bonding and learning from each other. I truly felt like I had known these women for years!
Our last day was a short one, but we had a great breakfast and crammed in another hour or two of training before we all said our goodbyes and returned to our families. It’s crazy how comfortable things can be when you’re surrounded by like minded people. It was sad to say goodbye, but we all left this weekend with a whole lot more knowledge and a ton of new friendships.
I was scared to go at first. I wasn’t sure what to expect. It’s not something I would ever typically do. But I knew it would be worth it….and I am so, so thankful that I went. It was such an uplifting, positive weekend. I would be kicking myself if I didn’t go. And the funny thing is, we were ALL scared. But something in all of us made us go anyway. If we hadn’t…we would have missed out on so much.
Its not often that you get rewarded for the work you do. Its not often that you get to pick the brain of the #1 person in your entire company. Its not often that you get to have a weekend away and be pampered JUST for doing your job. It’s not often that an opportunity like this comes up. It’s not often that you find a passion that you can actually make a career out of.
This weekend made me realize even more how freaking happy I am that finally took the leap into coaching. And it made me think – WHY THE HELL AREN’T YOU DOING THIS TOO!? You can make extra money, while working on your fitness goals. You get rewarded constantly for simply doing your job. You have the opportunity to literally change lives. These retreats and trips are all just extra perks. The real joy is in seeing people come out of their shells and transform their lives.
If you’ve ever thought of doing what I do, fill out the form below. I’ll contact you and we can chat! I promise, you will never regret taking this leap!