“When I was first asked to write a testimonial I was honored and excited to share my Kaia story, but then once I started to put all my thoughts down I faltered…. Mine wasn’t an inspirational story of weight loss or of fighting against the odds to run a full or even a half marathon. Sure I’ve accomplished certain feats of strength in my workouts, but that was only a small part of my Kaia story… What could I share that would explain how Kaia has changed me and would it be half as inspiring as all the testimonials before have been for me?
It turns out my story goes way back, before Kaia…before the last half of my life. And did I really want to share that part of myself, was I ready to dig deep and put it all out there? Then I realized that one of the many reasons I love this wonderful entity called Kaia FIT was the support, encouragement, and unconditional acceptance from all of you women and it gave me the courage to share.
I was married at a very early age, too early as it turned out to have handled the knowledge of infidelity, deception, and the abrupt ending to what I thought at the time to be my happily ever after. I bring this up to explain how that relationship set the tone for the person I came to be for many years… Every relationship since, I have always tried to be whatever/whomever my significant other wanted me to be. Sometimes to my own detriment, of which I carry the scars (some on the outside and some within) that serve as a daily reminder. Changing this and that to make them happy until there was very little of me left. It wasn’t until very recently that I was able to not only come to that realization but find the strength to make a stand, and ultimately make the choice to be on my own.
It was this past year of being a Kaia girl and being surrounded by so many strong, giving, beautiful women…..women that have themselves been in situations that required them to find their inner strength and rise above the turmoil and tragedy that allowed me to not only realize my own worth but find the strength and conviction to act on it. Each and every one of you ladies (even those of you that I have never met), have given me inspiration, have shown me love and compassion, have offered me friendship and a camaraderie rarely shown with women.
I have come a long way in a relatively short time thanks to Kaia and I look forward to what the future holds. I will keep pushing myself in both my professional and my personal life (of course in my Kaia life as well), so that I can be the best ME I can be. And I thank each and every one of you amazingly wonderful women for allowing me to be a part of your world.”
Thank you Beth, for your truly inspiring & heartfelt words. You light up every room you walk into and we couldn’t be happier that you’re a part of our Kaia family!!