Teacher Retires From her Teaching Career and gets her Confidence Back

I love sharing success stories from our team!!! I’d like to congratulate, Dusty Conner for being our Leader of the Week and our Fit Coach of the Week on our team! She’s AMAZING! She’s not only lost 20 lbs., but she gained her confidence BACK! Go here to like her fitness page and follow her- https://www.facebook.com/DustyConnerFitness/


This is her story:

My journey with Beachbody started in the summer of 2014. I was gaining weight again. Something I would do it seemed every 5 or so years. Skinny for a while, then heavy for a while. You see I’m an emotional weight yo-yo-er.
As a young child I was heavy. Then in Jr high I slimmed down, first from not eating then from being physically active. When I had my son at 24, I went from 120lbs. to 170lbs. Can you believe he only weighed 6lbs. 4oz.? My marriage was extremely poisonous and I began to lose my sense of self.
You see in high school and college people were proud of me. They wanted their daughters to grow up and be like me. Then when I had my son and married, people became ashamed of me and treated me as a failure. Thus I began to believe them.
After a very messy and stressful divorce, my son and I were left to fend for ourselves. I lost the weight again but not in a healthy way. I was stressed.
Fast forward 4 years after meeting an amazing man, moving back to AZ, and trying to start a new life, I still couldn’t shake the worthless feeling I held inside about myself. Then one day I saw some posts about a free challenge group on Facebook. Here enters my AMAZING coach Brianne in June of 2014!
She kept in touch with me, checked in weekly and constantly invited me to participate in her groups. Very quickly I could feel myself getting ready to spiral out of control again when in July of 2014 I was diagnosed with melenoma skin cancer. Brianne continued to be a supportive coach through everything! After 2 surgeries I finally decided I needed to be healthier for myself and my family.
In December 2014 I joined as a coach! In May of 2015 I retired from 12 years of teaching. I am now working towards my current goals of remodeling our house, becoming a foster parent, and working towards our big goal of owning our own ranch one day soon. I HAVE GOALS AGAIN! I have drive and ambition! I am proud of myself and my little family!!

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About The Author


Hi! My name is Shannon Golladay! I'm married and have three little girls. I am passionate about helping moms feel and look amazing! I struggled with my weight during and after my pregnancies. I found a way to workout at home and get in awesome shape! Now I'm paying it forward and helping other moms like me reach their goals.

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