From Broken to Badass

My name is Stephanie, and this is my Before to Beyond Story…

“Pressure Creates Diamonds and Fire Refines Gold”

Being a Sheriff’s Deputy and someone kiddos looked up to and looked at with a twinkle in their eye was a feeling I struggle to put into words, it was incredibly fulfilling. A flood of emotions come over me when I look at photos, because I know I’ll never have thay opportunity again…but knowing I was blessed with the opportunity to have it at all gives me peace.

I was involved in a squad crash and needed surgery for those who don’t really know my story or the reason I am where I am now, instead of where I was then. It was an extremely difficult time in my life, but it humbles me and reminds me of my strength and resilience 💪🦵

My life was altered and my path was changed. I felt like a shell of the person I once was for a long time and there were some very dark days, but I did not allow that nightmare to stop me or define me!

I am who I am today because of the fire I walked through. When it seemed impossible, I held my head up, pushed through the pain, and inevitably came out the other side more powerful than before.

Faced with the reality that life looked so much differently post injury, I tuned into my heart and mind. It took a while, but I knew I wanted to help people. Health and fitness has always been a passion, and that passion is a huge part of my recovery.

The past few years I have been pregnant, nursing, and keeping tiny humans alive and well. Motherhood is the best thing ever and definitely had an enormous part of my healing, acceptance, and purpose❤️ IT also really tested my body dysmorphia demons and my physical fitness. My boys are growing and flourishing, I have an incredible support system, and I have been able to focus on working out and having some “me time” and sweat therapy again🙏

God works in miraculous ways. The Timing of everything has been perfect and as my soul was pulled to move forward in a new direction, an opportunity of a lifetime popped up on my timeline…I will forever be grateful for you Tara, this amazing company and it’s incredible blackberry lemonade 💜🍋💜

It would have been easy to allow my past and pain to consume me. Instead, I rose from the ashes as a warrior forged by the fire, aware of my strength and power, undefeatable 🔥

I don’t share this for pity or attention.
I am not boasting, bragging or patting myself on the back.
I am simply sharing for those who need some inspiration and need to hear:
Whatever you are going through mentally or physically, DO NOT let it define you or break you! Allow this to awaken the unstoppable badass you are!!!!

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