Catch Up With Kelly – A Story of A Truly Motivating Mom
My first “meet up” with Kelly was over the phone for a brief 13 minute conversation, and do you want to know the first thing she said to me? She was apologizing for her voice being scratchy because of a cold. Right at that moment, I could tell Kelly was a very kind-hearted and amazing woman.
Having two kids – one daughter, age 10, and a son, age 7 – Kelly is a single self-employed mother. Spending most of her time in the fitness industry as a coach, trainer, and facility owner, Kelly has recently branded a new program called the Basic Plan.
“People always have the need to eat right and exercise daily, but don’t always have the time or don’t know where to start,” says Kelly. “That’s what the Basic Plan is for. It gives people the coaching and motivation, plus a customized and fresh meal plan with supplements delivered right to your doorstep.”
Aiming to support and guide her clients, Kelly’s goal with this program is to help people create a connection with their mind and body, as well as make eating, fitness and overall life a little easier. Sounds like she’s got her whole life spinning in a perfect cycle, right? However, not every moment is always as great as Kelly makes it look.
Being a single mom, Kelly can sometimes feel judged for having such an unstructured lifestyle with her multiple different jobs and working around her kids schedules. It also leaves her mental game and energy very exhausted some of the time, since she doesn’t always have that other partner with her to give her a break. However, Kelly has an amazing support system and coping method to move forward from these struggles.
“My parents are a very big support system, as well as my other family members and the staff down at the gym. They are very understanding with my schedule and get that sometimes I have a lot on my plate.
“I think the main thing that keeps me going through the day is the idea that I get to have fun with my kids, and I want to be able to have the freedom and flexibility to travel with them. That’s what is so great about being self-employed, is you can somewhat have that freedom to go places and still be working.”
Kelly has done an amazing job with both her career and her kids, and there is only more to come from this point on. But how does she do it, you may ask? We asked her the same question and this was her response:
“Try not to listen to the people doubting or judging you, you have to decide what’s right for you and your kids. And it’s okay to ask for help. You don’t always have to be super mom, it’s okay to fall apart. Just live and learn, and enjoy every moment you have.”
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