“The greatest gift you ever give is your honest self.” – Fred Rogers
I’ve always felt so drawn to these words. & In a world where we all find it harder and harder to be our true selves I felt starting my blog over with them was the only way to go.
You’re probably reading this section wondering what you will find on my site and how in the world we could ever relate. 😉 First and foremost, you should know I’m just here to share. I’m here because I care. & I’m here because I have a lot of growing to still do. If I’ve learned anything over the past few years it’s definitely that together we are better and that teaching the things we learn is the fastest way to becoming the person we aspire to be.
But, who am I?
My name is Juliana Grace Clemons. I was named after two of the greatest human beings I’ve ever known, my grandparents! I sit here in front of this computer 34 years young, in a beautiful marriage of 11 years with my high school sweetheart and two awesome kids in tow. I’m a stay at home homeschooling mama. & I’m a health and fitness coach with a dream of changing lives. I love to travel and I’ve somehow managed to make helping others my way of life. <3
It isn’t all sunshine and roses though…
I’ve also been morbidly obese and subsequently lost 100lbs.! I am still a good forty pounds overweight. I’ve been lost, broken and everything in between. I’m a child of divorce. I’ve lived in hotels for months at a time (more than once) with my family after suffering house fires! I’ve survived abuse. I self-harmed. I battled drug, alcohol and food addictions. I’m an introvert, kind of shy and sometimes insecure. I’ve dealt with depression and anxiety on a regular basis for more years than I can recall. I suffer from migraines. I have an upper limit. I sometimes make poor choices. I have been known to JUMP off the wagon and then find myself running after it…
These things, are just things that have helped shape there person I am today.
I am forever growing and changing just like all of you.
While I can melt down with the best of them… I stand tall with them too.
I have learned to be a fighter and I am learning still to persevere.
I truly hope that starting to share this crazy life I’ve been living with inspire others to see the brighter side of things. I want people to know that our pasts do not define us no matter how much they may shape us. Our actions each and every day, that is what matters. We are more in control than we allow ourselves to believe. Anything at all is possible, both good and bad. Having a clear vision though, goals and a way to work through… it makes all the difference in the world.
Thanks for being here. Thanks for being you. Thanks for being willing to learn about me.
On this site you will find posts from both my husband Paul and myself. We plan to share our health and fitness journeys as well as life happenings in general. You’ll find some of my photography and crafts. You will hear a lot about Beachbody and how every single day our lives are better because of it. We will talk about the good stuff, the true stuff and the real deep down stuff too.
I hope you find yourself here often and if there is ever anything you’d like to know or have us touch on don’t be afraid to reach out. Our motto, our team name, is Why Can’t I?! We ask the hard question and obliterate any reason that stands in our way.