If you follow me on Facebook or IG you will know that last week I was in Orlando for a Diamond Leadership Retreat with my Team. For those 5 days I kept having to pinch myself to make sure it was real! If you had asked me even last year if I thought I’d be here in Orlando in a freaking mansion with the Top Leaders from my Team, all expenses paid, I would have laughed at you…. Yet here I am, learning, growing, laughing and having FUN with these ladies who I work with and get to call my friends!
My journey began when I bought a home Fitness Program 6 years ago because I wanted to shed a few lbs and just feel more comfortable in my own skin. I’m just a Mum from a town in Scotland who felt a pull towards paying it forward and helping others reach their goals the way I was helped, had a vision for what I wanted to achieve and started working towards that, one day at a time.
I worked hard with my Customers and Coaches and earned a spot for a 4 Day Diamond Leadership Retreat in Orlando Florida and as that place has my heart, I just knew it was fate…
So I jumped on a plane and off I went… When I arrived I was so humbled and I did shed a tear as I walked around. We were staying in a 12 bedroom mansion with a cinema room, a bowling alley and the shower in my en suite could have held 10 people.. seriously!! But the BEST part is the people, the Community, the women (and men) who all welcome you with open arms and kindness. It’s so uplifting to be surrounded with such positive, inspiring energy all day long.
On the first night we all received a gift of matching pjs and headbands, had a little cocktail hour and then had an evening of Getting to Know Each Other… there were a few tears (I never knew I was so emotional!) as everyone shared their own stories.
I was scheduled in for a photo shoot with hair and make up which I was so super excited about as it’s something I’ve always wanted to do. After being glammed up, I was ready to SHOOT and we had so much fun with different ideas! I’m awaiting the pics getting back to me and can’t wait to share them on my Social Media and my Blog. I also did a few behind the scenes pics which were really fun.
One of my favourite things were the Team Games! Oh My, I have never laughed so much. We took it outside and were put into Teams, we were Team WHITE and included was… Flip the Cup, Burst The Balloon (no hands 🙈) Thrust The Ball 😜 and a few others and let me just say, my competitive nature def came out!!
Of course as Health and Fitness Influencers we got our workout in but this was a little bit special, as it was outdoors as the sun was coming up every morning. There’s something magical about exercising just as the day is warming up, I’ll take that everyday please!…
Those 5 days in Orlando will be memories that I will take and keep with me forever. I connected with new friends and met back up with old ones, we laughed so hard our abs hurt, we ugly cried together, we hugged and we all came away with a genuine passion for what we do with the connection that holds us all together. We see the BIGGER vision. We know what its like to feel lost and want a better life for ourselves because thats how we all started off…. and we know what it feels like to find that and how much it can truly change your life.
I am so blessed to have found these people that I get to call my friends and that I get to work with everyday. I am so grateful that I had the courage to chase my Dreams and keep going when times got tough. I really cannot wait to see them all again. Even though we work for ourselves, we are in this TOGETHER 👭
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