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Monday, April 27, 2009

I Won! I Won! The Million Dollar Body Success Story Contest!

Dear Boys and Girls,

It's truly rare that I am at a loss for words, but right now I think I'm just too overwhelmed to make sense of my thoughts and feelings. Yet, I'm dying to share my joy and gratitude, so let's give it a go!

Every time I have gone to the message boards since my win was announced at midnight last night, I start to cry! What a mess! Oops, I feel it coming on again! I think I choke up because 1. I know that for me, the real change really began when I began lurking on my friend "Margarita's" thread and posting on my coach TheFitDoc's Slim in 6 thread. It's like I went in one day ready for change, but a bit insecure and afraid to post and returned last night feeling like a victor! I don't know how else to describe it right now. 2. I recognize that this journey has been one that I didn't take alone. The people that I coach and the men and women on my thread may think that I have helped them on their fitness journey, but they have no idea how this role of "leader" has helped me in my own journey. Give and you shall receive. Omg, have I received tenfold!

The day I became I coach, on September 17, 2007, I remember thinking "I have got to practice what I preach. I have got to be a role model." For the past year and a half, I have tried to do just that to the best of my ability. It's been an amazing journey--with ups and downs that have been documented both on my blog and on the forums--and one that has just begun for me.

I say it all the time, but I know this is only the beginning for me. It is truly only up from here.

To my coach Kevin, to my friends on the Slim Spot, to my boyfriend Jason, to the BeachBody Community, to my coachees, to my Team: Thank you for being in this most awesome journey with me!

Bring it!

Barbie, PhD


Annie said...

Congratulations! And you deserve it. You look amazing and you are a constant reminder that it is possible to live a healthy and happy life. Thank YOU for that inspiration!

Fit Mama said...

congrats Barbie! keep up the great work! you are an inspiration!

Coach Barbie, PhD said...

Thank you so much, ladies!!! This is all possible for each and every one of us. By "this" I mean change and yes, the prize. But, truly, the best prize is our new selves!

Anonymous said...

I love how they zoooom into my fat belly and face!


Coach Jillian said...

You became a coach on my 19th birthday! =) Congrats on your win, and it was nice meeting you at the 2620 NYC workout!