Vicki Breeding Brown – she’s my fitness coach (and also happens to be a friend from my high school days). Can you believe she’s 50?
I know!!! Really though, she is! I mean, just look at her physique.
If you’re going to have a coach, you definitely want one who walks the walk, right? Well, this lady does that! Can you believe she works out at home to get that body? Yep! Every. Single. Day.
I became involved in her coaching program when she invited me to join a challenge group in 2018. It was a few months before our 30th high school reunion. (Yikes!) I took one look at her photo on Facebook, and then glanced at the calendar, realizing I only had a few months to get my butt in shape. Suddenly, I was messaging her with a text saying “Yes, please! Sign me up.” Long story short, I never made it to my reunion… and I’m still overweight.
So, why is she such a good coach?
- She’s hung in there with me.
- She encourages me to keep trying.
- She reminds me to think of progress, not perfection. (This one is huge!)
If it wasn’t for her, I’d still be struggling to figure out what to do next to get in shape. My head would be spinning with questions around all the trendy things: Keto, Paleo, Low Carb, Atkins…..
Thanks to Vicki, I know exactly what to do. I just have to do it.
Vicki and the awesome tribe she has built are there to help me with my journey. Actually – they simply remind me not to give up on myself. I’m thankful to be part of this amazing group of women supporting each other virtually in her Facebook group Courage to Change.
But, this is not just a story about fitness goals. This is a story about inspiration.
If I told you Vicki was a cheerleader in high school, ran track competitively, and made straight A’s – you’d probably roll your eyes and say, “Of course, she did.”
We like to think people who are disciplined in fitness or with their personal goals have it all figured out. But – and this is a HUGE BUT – Vicki did not always have it all figured out.
She was stuck in a very serious substance addiction for many years after college. I personally lost touch with her after we graduated from high school. But, we came from a small beach town in Florida. I heard rumors about her whereabouts. It was sad. She was so beautiful and smart and talented. But, addiction is addiction. It doesn’t discriminate.
Fast forward to modern day and Vicki has not only completely transformed her body, but she has transformed her soul and her mind. Do you have any idea how hard that is to achieve? Thanks to God!
Yes, I want a coach that can:
- Change her negative mindset
- Release her body from her physical addiction
- Own up to her mistakes
- Reclaim her life
- Face the people she grew up with (who may have been judging her)
- Help others transform their lives
- Build a tribe of hundreds of women who find her an inspiration
You never know, maybe we will see each other in Courage to Change!