Confident Leadership

Meet B'neika

I want to introduce you to an awesome inspirational leader I met in a company called BeachBody, the company that offers the P90X and many other great fitness programs so we can exercise at home. Her name is B'neika McCleary. 

 

B'neika's has a gorgeous, confident smile in almost every single post I see of her on in Instagram.  Almost every day she also posts videos there of her workouts, but they are in a way that she is actually is showing us how to go about doing the movements.... the modified version, as well as the regular one. She always gives us bits and pieces of her life and she holds nothing back. What we see is the real deal. On her journey, she has become a CONFIDENT LEADER.

 

In her own words, this is a short bio of her so you can get to know her and perhaps identify with her if you have been struggling with your weight and/or you are a single mom:

 

"I’m a mom of 4 amazing beautiful wonderful children. Ages 20,15,10, and 6. I thought by having them spread out it would allow me to have more time with them individually and make parenting easier, however I was given a plot twist all four are special needs. So there goes the easy parenting lol.

I started my journey at 328lbs. This weight was put on for being in a marriage with a man that never actually loved me. There were years and years of cheating and instead of leaving I ate my emotions. I thought he needed to grow a little since we had been together since I was 15 he was 18. However the older we go the worse it got. Even though I was getting bigger I didn’t really care about who I was or my weight. I lost 100lbs once and was still cheated on so I had this mentality that trying was a waste of time. It wasn’t until I embarrassed my children at sea world because I was to big to get on the rides that I knew something had to change. And no it wasn’t an instant aha moment cause right after the guy told me no I ate 2 hotdogs and a giant Slurpee.

Later that year I came in contact with a coach from BeachBody. I was the daycare lady at a fitness facility. Her workouts were something I never thought I would personally do but yet I was very intrigued and wanted to know what it was she did. I had seen the "Hip Hop Abs" program on tv and had thought I needed that in my life. When I realized that she could give me the goods, I saved up and purchased a kit they offered the Hip Hop Abs fitness program as well as the company's meal replacement shake.  Man, I was instantly in love with Shaun T, the trainer in the program!! He made me smile and feel good. I wanted to make others feel the same way so I decided to become a BeachBody coach.

 

Over the last 5 years, I have dedicated myself to helping women love and find themselves. During this time, I separated from my kids' father, dealt with issues from that situation, lost loved ones, lost my home and had to move back in with my kids' father, and live in the same house and him, though we were legally separated. I have come to the conclusion, though, that no matter what has happened, that need to love myself and share with women the POWER of Self-love has become greater and greater.

 

After losing a total of 130lbs and realizing I am worth more than the situation I was put in, I am now living my life unapologetically. I’m no longer depressed, I no longer eat behind a dumpster to hide my shame of being a binge eater, I no longer allow food to control my everything, I am no longer pre-diabetic, I no longer allow an insecure selfish man to make me feel worthless, I am no longer the world's best couch potato , and I no longer hate myself."

 

I can totally tell that B'neika has definitely become a CONFIDENT LEADER that can help other women learn to love and find themselves. She passionately shares on Instagram and Facebook the power of self-love, as she shared in her bio she wanted to do. 

 

If you are on Instagram, you can find B'neika's inspiring posts at onceuponasquat_official. If you are on Facebook, click on this link to get to her page: fb.com/onceuponasquat