When the Snatched registration email first appeared in my inbox, I was sitting in my AirBnB apartment across from the Pantages Theatre on tour in LA. While that all sounds fantastic, the email couldn’t have come at a better time. Life as a swing had made me start to question a lot, but what I knew to be true was this:
• I had gained 15 lbs. on tour due to self-medicating with food and alcohol.
• I was questioning my self worth, talent, and if I even still liked this business.
• I was afraid of how I’d be judged if I decided to leave tour and go back to the City of Uncertainty.
• That no matter which city we traveled to or which backstage dressing room I sat in while the rest of the cast was out on stage, I was lost.
It was in that moment, that inbox, that email, that I realized that I had a choice to make, and I chose Me. I left tour, headed back to the city, and readied myself for my first step… Snatched.
Originally, I thought Snatched would be about shedding the extra pounds, tightening and toning, and putting me on a path towards the body I’d always wanted. Oh, how quickly I learned I was wrong. Body was just the beginning. Mind was the middle and end. Snatched is not just about building a better body, it’s about building a better human being. The way you do anything is the way you do everything. Every day, you have an active choice in the you you want to create.
In Snatched, you train to get better in all facets of life. I learned that by treating myself better, I loved myself more and could give more of myself to my relationships, my career, and better ascertain what’s going to best serve my future. In the past, I would have worked myself into the ground, always choosing the harder route in order to “show myself” what I’m made of. Snatched taught me that I already know.
Don’t get me wrong, I still have a lot of work to do. But I now feel like I have a tool belt for slaying my dragons, whereas before all I had was a blindfold.
Many thanks to the entire MFF team! Now, who’s ready to get Snatched?!?!?!