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My Secret: The Day I Once Hated… Is Now The Day I Celebrate!

 

Opening up my Facebook this morning, I happened to click on my “Memories” to read this post:

 

You might be thinking – what made that day so hard? (And why would I drink coffee or tea instead of wine?)

On June 19th, 2011 – was the day my entire world ended. It felt like I was in a plane crash, accompanied by my UK friends and family – and I was the only one that survived.

It might sound a bit over the top – but at that time – that was how I felt.

At 25 years old, I boarded a plane, leaving my entire UK friends and family behind – including my soon to be ex-husband. I wish I could write that I had made the decision to leave the marriage. But that was not the case.  I was no longer wanted. It was heartbreaking, finding out that the person I loved, no longer felt the same way. Years of memories and friendships were all taken away; almost instantly.

Feeling hopeless, unloved and unworthy – I had to somehow pick myself up and start over. But how? At 25, divorced and jobless, I felt broken. I felt I had too much “baggage” and no-one would ever want to date a “divorcee.”

I remember looking out the planes window, thinking how much easier it would be if the plane just crashed. I would no longer feel the pain and heartache – and I wouldn’t be a burden to my family. Was I better off not being alive?

Sitting here – writing that last paragraph, has me gasping for air. With tears streaming down my face, and fingers trembling, I feel the urge to express how lucky I feel for escaping my past life. And honestly – what an incredible NEW life I have created!

I went from:

  • Weighing 95lbs and depressed – to weighing __lbs (who knows how much I weigh)… I’m happy!
  • Earning minimum wage working at a gym – to owning three health and fitness companies!
  • Being stuck in an unhappy, unfulfilled marriage – to a marriage full of love and happiness!
  • Having zero belief in my own capabilities – to thinking there is NO LIMIT to what I can conquer!
  • Thinking I am no longer an athlete – to finding my sport, and winning 4 IFBB Titles!
  • Being told I was too old to be a model (at 24)- to landing 5 Covers! (One at 33 years of age).
  • Thinking I am a terrible writer, scared to put my thoughts on paper – to publishing 3 books on Amazon!
  • Having little respect for my life – to appreciating everyday I am alive (Yes, surviving cancer and living with MS brings a different perspective on life).
  • Thinking I need to look beautiful to have friends – to wanting to FEEL beautiful for myself!

 

I have learned a lot over the past 9 years – and it took a lot of work to change my thoughts and beliefs. But everyday I wake up, I am glad that I fought for a better life. I am so grateful to my hubby, Mr. Bunny. Thank you for being my best friend, and showing me that love, marriage and friendship could be better then I ever imagined!

Tonight, Mr. Bunny and I are celebrating this day – The day I left my past behind and flew back to Canada, where I am happy to call my HOME!

How are we celebrating? French Martini’s and Jerk Chicken from the 100+ Recipe Cookbook! You can download for free and join us in our celebration!

Thank you all, especially the Bunnies reading this, that have been part of my life and business over the last 9 years. Thank you for healing my heart and showing me that life is worth living!

Lots of Love,

Jill Bunny

 

PS – If you run a fitness business – My Best Friend Kristen and I are celebrating Sunday June 21st at 12pm ET – with our signature Brunch + Brand Call (FREE) talking about ways you can save money! Register Now! 

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Meet JILL BUNNY

As a cancer survivor and someone who lives with MS, I know the struggles that can come with life while trying to stay fit, healthy and energetic.