Melissa Wormington is the mother of two amazing teenagers and the Facility Leader at NV Fitness Goderich Fit Body Bootcamp where she works to empower women (and men!) every day to realize their potential for greatness. She has always loved to write, and this is her second time being published!
If I was to choose one word to sum up my 2020, it would be “RELENTLESS”.
The hits just kept on coming. I could not allow myself to sink. I had to find creative ways to swim, over and over and over again. I worked hard to keep my head above water. In March worked to help transition a fitness business online while continuing the transition from “married mother of two” to “separated, co-parenting mother of two.” While attempting to avoid layoffs of my team or myself, I was also navigating the waters of homeschooling in a global pandemic. In the Spring while under lockdown we listed and sold our home that had been rebuilt nine years earlier after being destroyed by a tornado, my children and I moved across town. In July we re-opened our facility doors while also maintaining our existing successful online program. I led my team through strict pandemic protocols in an effort to keep us safe and employed. In July, for the first time since 1998, I also went on a “first date.”
While I worked hard at healing my heart, I fed the uncertainty, anger, sadness, guilt, worry, anxiety, hurt, shame, success, winning, and happiness, with food. The choices I made didn’t reflect on the outside, all of the hard work I had done on the inside. I had let myself down.
In the winter of 2019/2020, I lost 20 lbs in six to eight weeks because I barely ate. Later, in the spring and summer of 2020, I gained 30 lbs through emotional eating.
Now, my word for 2021 is REDEMPTION. I commit to becoming the best I can be. To gaining my confidence back. To being comfortable in my own skin and my clothes. To being the best role model to you, to my community, and most of all, to my two teenagers. To leading from the front and being the woman of influence, I have the potential to be and you all deserve.
2019 nearly broke me. 2020 opened my eyes. 2021: I’m coming back.
Want to come along for the journey? I’d love some company.