I’m pretty sure if you're here, that makes us connected in some way.
A soul sister perhaps??
In no particular order I wanted to share a little bit about myself, so you really get to know who I am, and why I do what I do.
I love my chocolate chip cookie dough ice-cream, red wine on occasion (in a pretty glass), sushi, green olives on my pizza, fuzzy pyjamas, and warm cuddly blankets.
My favourite movies are Shawshank Redemption, Braveheart, Step Mom, Pretty Woman, and Sister Act 2. Yes... Just the 2nd one ;)
I'm an introvert which can seem surprising to many people.
Frozen Cadbury mini eggs all the way. Enough said.
I am awkwardly shy around people I first meet, and sometimes avoid people I know in the grocery store. (Don't laugh. You probably have done this too.)
I don't enjoy talking about the weather, the news, other people, politics, or dumb shit.
I'm the black sheep in my family.
I grew up morbidly obese. Yes, I was that kid who had no neck, got chased home after school, didn't fit into regular clothes, was never asked on dates, and spent her lunch hours in the library practicing typing beside the kid who peed his pants and the other one who picked his nose. It's been almost 20 years since I've lost all the weight and kept it off.
I had a full mommy makeover and loose skin removal surgery after I had my 3rd child. No matter how hard I tired to love my body, eat clean and exercise, the loose skin was a total eye sore for me. I knew I had to get it fixed, and I don't regret it one tiny bit.
I quit smoking just after I lost my sons father to cancer and on the first day I started a brand new job. I was a closet smoker for years and didn't want to tell anyone my dirty little secret. Chain smoking, zero calorie red bull, and body spray were my go-to on my hour long commute home from work.
I prefer wearing black. Not because it's slimming but because there's a 100% chance that if I wear a light coloured shirt I'm going to spill something down the front of it about 13 seconds ;)
I eat primarily vegan. For a number of reasons, but mainly for my health, and yes for deeper spiritual reasons too. This was a slow transition. After I hit rock bottom and had my spiritual awakening I was completely turned off of all meats for a couple of years. I still eat primarily plant based but when we do get a nice date night away from the kids, I do go to town. I dive deep into a good quality steak, scallops, all the fixings, caesar salad, a nice glass of wine, and cheesecake of course.. (and no, I don't like sharing or splitting anything - lol) I also don't believe in leftovers ;) Go big, or go home.
I once thought eating a sugar filled cereal with marshmallows covered in chocolate milk was a healthy breakfast option. I lost over 30 pounds this way. Note to someone... Not all calories are created equal, but you can still eat complete shit and lose weight. 100%.
I hated reading growing up, and was one of the slowest readers in my class. Oddly enough I have written and published 3 best selling books, and aim to read or listen to at least one book a week now.
I went to College because I had to pay for my own education and truthfully didn't want to go to University, because I wanted to become a Mom above anything else. I didn't quality for a loan so I worked 3 jobs and came out debt free.
Working in an office and waiting until 4:30pm wasn't my jam, and I knew God made me for more. I got myself fired for speaking my truth for the very first time ever, and then never returned to the corporate world ever again.
Before starting my own professional development company I tried many Network Marketing Businesses. I tried candles, spices, lunch bags, clothing, fitness programs, and supplements. Each was a building block necessary and it got me to where I am today. I'm thankful for everything in my life. Note to someone: Keep trying new things! Failure leads to massive success in your life. If you never try and fail, you will never win.
When my husband (2nd husband) crunches carrots, I literally want to punch him in the face. He knows this and continues to do it.
I hate cooking. If I am in the kitchen there's also a 100% change of the smoke detectors going off.
I grew up listening to Country music. It's still my favourite, but I listen to everything that has a good beat and speaks to my heart and soul.
Eminem's song Not Afraid is probably one of my favourite songs ever, and once I lead a coaching seminar based around the lyrics.
I'm not a morning person, and really do hate to exercise (another shocker). My husband is super chipper and cuddly. I need my space first thing when I wake up in the morning, and a lot of alone time.
I’m a mom to 3 beautiful babies, that came after many miscarriages and heartache.
My mother was told she could never have children. My mom was 6 months pregnant when she realized she was pregnant with my sister. I have 1 adopted brother. I am the youngest and came along by accident and that's why I consider myself a walking miracle, and why I refuse to play small with my life.
I cry a lot at movies, and cry pretty much every day. I cry any time I see or hear about an underdog coming back to win. My kids make fun of me because they know I'm over in the corner wiping tears of joy away. (If you see me not wearing my fake lashes... I've probably cried them off.)
I still ask God to help me prioritize my family first over work, (Because let’s face it, I can’t spend hours playing babies on the floor, and to be honest I don't enjoy it. I would much rather be doing adult things than watching Paw Patrol)…
Terrible? Maybe. I don’t know, and don't really care if that makes me sound like a shitty mom to someone else- But it’s true, and I don't feel guilty about it.
I am a minimalist. I keep my space super clean, and organized, and my systems have systems (and Excel spreadsheets lol). I know where everything is, and I only buy what I need. This includes food and anything in my cupboards or freezer.
I'm a very spiritual person and a huge believer. I am not a religious person. I ask for signs, and find feathers all over the place. I connect with my spirit guides, and communicate with my departed loved ones on the other side. (Woo woo crazy stuff right?) Not really, it's absolutely beautiful.
I read the bible and go to church every Sunday (On YouTube), and send love to everyone because carrying hate was just far too heavy for me.
I don't ever wear socks. Even with my winter boots. I have very wide feet. Fred Flintstone style. Growing up I wanted to sacrifice my baby toe so I could buy all the shoes I wanted. Now I know why I was designed this way.
I also swear like a trucker sometimes… and I ‘think’ God says that’s okay if I’m using it to make a point, and it will help save a life. I also think that maybe it's because I'm half Scottish.
Or perhaps maybe I just know that when it comes to life or death... You cry and get pissed off and swear... A lot.
I've been through hell and came out on the other side alive, happy, healthy, and free.
Heaven on earth is real and when you find your way back home, you will be living your life happily ever after, and perhaps will even buy yourself a crown because Lord knows you deserve it, and are worth it!
Believe it sis! The truth will always set you free.
Lindsay Martin is an expert in Personal Transformation, 1 of 200 elite Certified High Performance Coaches™ in the world, Author, Motivational Speaker and owner of Soul Perfection Co. a personal development empire dedicated to total-life transformation solutions comprising of all aspects of wellness, self-help and spirituality.
Lindsay's unique connection with her audience was born from her own personal journey toward happiness, health and wholeness. After overcoming her lifelong battle with obesity she has always had a passion for health, wellness, and helping others, but her passion for helping others become whole again found her.
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She is a wife to Dennis, a Mother of 3 and wakes up every day so excited to live and do what she was born to do.
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