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Leaving a previous fitness program…

I have a very big announcement to make.  I have decided to leave my current fitness program.  I started living this lifestyle on January 8, 2018 after almost 4 years of my very own fitness journey without a coach or accountability group.  My reason for leaving has nothing to do with the actual program as far as the nutritional strategy, the workouts or the community that has been built between all of the members.  If followed appropriately with discipline, the program proves very beneficial results and it is a sustainable lifestyle.  To be honest, I never imagined when I joined an online fitness challenge that it would lead me to where I am today.

Health and fitness is a part of my every day life.  Ever since Grant and I got engaged and I decided to start posting about #SweatingForTheWedding, I have truly reaped so many benefits from changing my lifestyle for the better.  After we got married in February 2017, I decided to keep going as #GrantsHotWifey4Lifey because I honestly didn’t want to just give up on all the time and hard work it had taken me to get to the progressive place I was at.  In January, I wanted to have abs for our one year anniversary trip to Cabo.  Lindsay was someone I had followed for a little bit on instagram, her toned stomach detail caught my eye, I joined her program, started sharing about it, and the program honestly began to boom.  It began to grow wit so many members from my community that Lindsay asked me to become the ambassador for the company.  I loved sharing my journey, knew I was completely dedicated (I have not missed a single workout since joining), and loved inspiring others to start living more active and healthier lives.  I was so excited for this opportunity and I will stay forever grateful that I was a part of it.

I took my role very seriously and truly decided to lead by example, which can be proven by the continuous results and transformation my mind and body continues to make.  Igniting and helping motivate others is a big part as to why I love influencing, especially in the wellness sector!  Fitness is the first part of my day as I almost always start with a workout (except Sunday) and I am continuing to fuel my body better than ever before nutritionally.  I’m actually up to eating 2100 calories a day and over 200 grams of carbs on strength days.  The knowledge I learned from the program really embraced me to consume the carbs my body needed and served as a pivotal point in my fitness journey.

I will not say one bad thing about Lindsay or the program.  The many of you who personally know me or have followed my journey for quite some time will know that I pride myself on my character.  I believe in transparency with my community, keeping the karma circle positive, and always handling every bump in the road with class.  I had no intention of leaving this program until the past few days.  I am a firm believer in signs. I always pray for God to lead the way, I listen to every single member of my community, and I meditate to dig down deep into my own gut feelings.

I am expecting to launch my clothing line on Monday October 8.  So announcing 7 days before that launch that I am leaving the fitness ambassador role I have is not ideal, but I know I am making the right choice for my community as well as my own future.  I just posted last week about stepping outside of one’s comfort zone.  Even though that post had absolutely nothing to do with this decision, I can’t help but reflect back on it.  I have to listen to my own words and advice.  I always want to practice what I preach with matching actions, just as I have done with this program the past 10 months.

So much of my community has been with me almost 10 years, since I started stringing beads on my kitchen table in college.  Every morning after I wake up and do things such as brushing my teeth and kissing my husband goodbye for work, I check in with my community.  I stay active with all of you almost every single day of my life, except for the rare unplug times I have to take for myself.  I am so grateful for a husband who is willing to share so much of me with so many others.  I read and answer every single message and request from every one of you – even if it takes me a few days or even weeks sometimes.  I am always listening, always trying to find a ways to improve and I’m constantly evolving.

As of right now I am not for certain on how I am going to lead my community in the health and fitness sector that they yearn for, but I will still find a way to do so.  If I had actually planned on leaving this program, then I would have a plan.  I do believe in focusing on making a positive impact and good things will prevail.  However, I will take some time to rest, research some other programs as well and even though I have never thought about my own fitness program, I will never say never.  I haven’t wanted my own fitness program because being in charge of someone’s health and wellness is a big task and it comes with a lot of questions. I don’t want to spread myself too thin or not be able to truly lead by example and help others get the results they are capable of.  God has tugged hard on me these past few days and I owe it to every one of you to be honest about my decision.  Honesty and integrity is the #1 priority of my life and career.  I will continue to share my daily pictures and videos of gym workouts and the foods I am eating with each of you.  I ask that you follow @randacarrabbafitness on instagram to keep up with me and obtain this type of content during a transitional time. Launching my clothing line (@randacarrabbathelabel) is a very high priority this next week, so I am asking for a little time and patience as well.

After 10 months, I will be taking a small break from fasting every single day and having to track all of my food and macros.  I do still highly encourage tracking food just to learn more about macro nutrients in general, but for now it will be a nice little break being able to use my own knowledge that has been obtained through the program.  I do love how educational this program was for me.

I will only be sharing true giveaways on my blog this point forward, not any that requires someone to spend money to do so.  The giveaway winner will still be named this week.

After listening to concerns and requests, here is what I will use as emphasis on my future fitness influencing career decisions:

A program that is built upon true impact with everyone in mind.

A program that has an easy learning curve with technology that is also easy to use.

A program that is affordable, especially for those who follow it long term.

A program that is not only results driven, but one who focuses on recovery, injury prevention, longevity, stretching, hydration and self care.

A program where anybody can join at anytime.  It seems that once someone makes up their mind to commit, then they are ready to begin immediately.

If anyone has any other requests, comments or concerns that I have missed, please feel free to share them with me.  I am so thankful for each of you for trusting my influence and continuing to follow along with my journey.  I promise not to let you down with whatever future decision I make.  I will forever be grateful for the knowledge I’ve learned from working with this program. I have enjoyed getting to meet and work with you many of you through this program!  I am so grateful for Lindsay, the company and all that I have grown from being a part of the community that was built.  Please keep her and the rest of the leaders in your prayers during this transitional time, because change can sometimes be hard to process.

I’m finding it harder to hit “publish” on this blog post compared to most that I make, so I ask that you keep me in your thoughts and prayers too.

“I declare that God has a great plan for my life.  I pray for direction to follow it, patience to wait on it, and knowledge to know when it comes.”

xo,

Randa

September 27, 2018

28 Comments

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    Katie

    October 1, 2018

    Prayers and hugs for you! 💕

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      randa

      October 1, 2018

      Thank you so much sweet Katie!!!

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    Sarah Strain

    October 2, 2018

    always love reading your blong and following your journey! Your transparency with your followers is truly admirable. Thank you for letting us into your life and being such a positive inspiration 💖🦄

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      Sarah Strain

      October 2, 2018

      Blog** 😂🤷🏼‍♀️

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      randa

      October 2, 2018

      Thank you so much Sarah! It definitely was harder to hit publish on this blog post, but I am so grateful for a community who received it so well. Thankful for all the love and support!

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    Monica

    October 2, 2018

    I admire your strength, honesty, and willingness to make a change. You were such a great supporter for me during the challenge that I did. Thank you for that. Prayers for you and all involved in this change.

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      randa

      October 2, 2018

      Thank you so much Monica! It definitely can be hard to adjust to change – speaking on behalf of everyone involved. Thanks for keeping everyone in your prayers. Keep that hustle alive girlfriend!!!

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    Brittany

    October 2, 2018

    Thinking and praying for you sweet friend. God has amazing plans for your future and I will be following along to see how it unfolds. Keep spreading that positivity!

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      randa

      October 2, 2018

      Thank you so much Brittany! It will be exciting to see how he provides! Thankful to have you continuously following along!

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    Angela Charboneau

    October 2, 2018

    Best wishes to you in your new journey. Thanks for sharing this post. ❤️

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      randa

      October 2, 2018

      Thank you so much for the well wishes and for following along!

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    Laramie

    October 2, 2018

    You are truly the definition of what a “role model” looks like. Thank you for all of the positivity and transparency! I love following along wherever this step may take you! ☀️🦄

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      randa

      October 2, 2018

      Thank you so much Laramie! I am grateful to have you following along. Thank you for taking the time to leave me such a sweet comment!

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    Alisha Griffin

    October 2, 2018

    Proud of you for being transparent and caring so much about your followers ❤️

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      randa

      October 2, 2018

      Thank you so much sweet lady!!! Your message and support means the world!

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    STEPHANIE BERRY

    October 2, 2018

    Handled with Grace and Integrity! Prayers for clarity in your journey! XO

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      randa

      October 2, 2018

      Thank you so much Stephanie!

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    Holly McDermott

    October 2, 2018

    Awww I love you and was wanting to start because of you the next round! I wanted you to be the one to help me finish reaching my goals!!

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      randa

      October 2, 2018

      Let me get this clothing line launched and take some time to rest and figure out my future direction! I want to be the one to help you too!!! You have done incredible yourself!!!

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    Landry Jones

    October 2, 2018

    So proud of you girl! I’ve followed you for so long and you are the reason I joined FTTF! I’ve done two rounds and it definitely has changed my life. I am always open to learning more information and different opportunities and I believe that is what you’re doing here! God will always lead you to where you should be💕

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      randa

      October 2, 2018

      Thanks so much Landry and I am so excited to hear your life has changed for the better from the program. Mine has too! I am letting him lead the way and can’t wait to see where it takes us!

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    Chelsey Eddy

    October 2, 2018

    Lots of prayers and hugs your way! 💕

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    Mrs. Johnson

    October 2, 2018

    Girlfriend, if anyone can do anything… it’s you my sweet Roo! People that don’t know you really need to know something. I have known you probably before you were born because I know your Momma’s and Daddy’s heart, mind and soul. You are a product of 2 exceptional people, and I’m not being partial I’m being real. However, our Randa Roo has ALWAYS taken things to new levels. No one ever had to worry about pushing you to do better at something, because YOU pushed yourself and strived for the best, and worked your tail off to do your very best in any situation. I’ve known this about you since you were 3 years old. That mentality and ethic is all you Sweetie. I’ve always admired that you are loyal and you stay true to yourself and the people around you. You are a champion of wrongdoers and a pick-me-up to anyone who is around. With all of that said, I know you also have bad days, sad things happen, … but through everything good and bad, you continue to be that precious, level-headed, goal-driven, hard-headed (ha), opinionated, wonderful and beautiful child of God. It doesn’t surprise me in the least that you are where you are and have become who you are. (And you’re not finished yet – not by a long shot!) I love you my sweet Randa Roo!

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      randa

      October 4, 2018

      Wow Mrs. Johnson! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such beautiful words to me! I have loved you and your family for so long!!! Forever grateful that you were the one to give me my Randa Roo nickname!!! Blessed by you and your continuous support!!!

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    Cynthia Konda

    October 2, 2018

    I have been following your brand for years now and it has always been an inspiration! Not only by the things you do and how it’s impacted your life, but being strong enough to make hard choices and showing them to us! I feel you are one of the most transparent influencer that I follow! Being an upcoming college graduate, you show me so much inspiration as to what is coming in life and how to handle it. Keep that sparkle bright and do what you love to do 🦄🦄🦄🦄

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      randa

      October 4, 2018

      Thank you so much Cynthia! I’m thankful to have you following along! I’m grateful to serve such an incredible group of God Fearing women! Thanks for taking the time to leave such a sweet comment! Have a fabulous weekend!

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    Brandi Terry

    October 2, 2018

    My favorite thing about YOU, is that you’re such a genuine person inside and out. You do you sweet friend. You were meant for great things, and I can’t wait to see where your journey leads.

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      randa

      October 4, 2018

      I really try to be, even during the hard times. Thanks so much for noticing because I truly try to convey that. Thankful for your continuous support! Grateful you took the time to write me such a genuine and beautiful message!

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