Meet Team Be a Size You Coach of the Week: My friend Michelle Bradley.
She and I go back a long time. I met her at church after I competed in a local pageant with one of her best friends and she just walked up to me and said,
“Didn’t you compete in the Miss Diamond Bar pageant with Kelly? I was there. Hi, I’m her friend, Michelle.”
And the three of us became besties! No joke! Some of my favorite memories in my twenties have the three of us in them because we loved Jesus and we were a little nuts. Ha!! Oh, and Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake’s breakup broke our hearts but that didn’t stop us from busting out all the songs full blast in either Michelle’s VW Jetta or my Silver Mustang or Kelly’s Civic (We are basic white girls. hahahaha!)
Michelle joined my team two years ago, and honestly, this was after she told me no several times prior. She just didn’t think she had what it took to be an online health coach. And to be fair, most people have those objections.
So when she finally decided to jump on board, I was so excited.
She is the epitome of someone who fights for her Why.
Michelle’s Mom died of Breast Cancer when she was a senior in high school. Imagine that. For those of you who have lost a parent, either recently or at a very young age, it is traumatizing and heart breaking. You never get over it, but you learn to live without a person daily in your life. That is so hard.
Michelle fights for her health daily. She doubts herself often, which is where I come in and tell her to knock that off. That she can do this. That she is worth the effort. That people that follow her do gain incredible value from her story telling and from her sharing her heart with them.
When she gives it her all, she kills it.
The last several week, she has been following an intense endurance program to the T. The workouts and the nutrition plan. She hasn’t cheated. She hasn’t given up on herself. She is fighting daily because her WHY is bigger than this whole fitness thing is.
She wants to be around as long as she can, Lord willing, for her kids. She wants to prevent disease, which runs in her family, as much as she can so prayerfully she can spare her children from experiencing the heartbreak of losing their mama like she did. She knows that she cannot keep it from happening if it will happen, but she refuses to allow “genetics” dictate her future.
So she pushes play. And she keeps fighting. She chooses to change her life one day at a time. She fights for those kids. For her husband.
That is a Coach. That is what we do.
Michelle is also incredibly loyal and is always in your corner. You want a true cheerleader, confidant, friend, supporter? Michelle is that woman you want on your team. She is sensitive and will hear your concerns, and also love you with the truth. I am so thankful that she is on my team, that we get to do this business of making women better, healthier, live longer, and fight for their families.
If you don’t already, be sure to follow Michelle on Social Media: @michellebradly05 . Be inspired by her and go join the movement.
Congratulations Michelle! You deserve this!
Be a Size You,
*Have you ever considered becoming a virtual health coach and joining my girl tribe? I am always looking for women who want to live healthier, and help others live healthier too. For more information, please apply and schedule a time to chat with me about being a part of Be a Size You and our movement.