Terri Bryant can be described as, well, a lot of things.
Things such as:
A life coach, of sorts.
A free-spirited, big-hearted, generous individual.
A woman of compassion.
Ahhhhh…now we’re on to something.
“I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit and found that Total Life Changes afforded me the opportunity to buy into my own franchise and build a business for myself,” Bryant, a Lexington, Kentucky-based affiliate of Total Life Changes, told longtime journalist during a recent interview.
To her credit, ever since she joined Total Life Changes a little more than a year ago, Bryant has been nothing short of impressive.
In fact, given the immense strides she’s made in such a brief time frame, it’s safe to describe her as one who has been a catalyst for Total Life Changes, this thriving, booming, universally-acclaimed dietary supplement company that utilizes internet marketing strategies to offer a wide range of oils, skin care items, teas, and liquid solutions.
Interesting enough, amongst the biggest reasons Bryant harbors the mindset that suggests the only way she can go in TLC is up is that not only does she routinely encourages others of the continuous success they can enjoy but, most importantly, her relentless faith essentially has benefited her mightily.
Time and time again.
“Everything starts with a healthy state of mind, body, and spirit,” Bryant explained. “Our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit and we are to glorify God in our body. We can’t be about God’s business of building the kingdom if we are not healthy to work in our purpose.”
More than anything, Bryant acknowledged, family certainly is key as it pertains to adopting and sustaining a healthy lifestyle.
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“There are people that love you that want you to be around as long as possible,” Bryant said. “You want to be able to maintain a quality of life to be able to enjoy your later years in retirement. You don’t want to be in a situation where you work for most of your adult life and then health issues prevent you from enjoying retirement, and your loved ones.”
A native of Mobile, Alabama, Bryant said her constant past battle with chest pains, coupled with the untimely, devastating death of her grandmother as a result of a heart attack at the age of 51 are what fueled her desire to join TLC.
She hasn’t looked back since.
I lost my maternal grandfather to emphysema and I lost my paternal grandparents to strokes,” Bryant explained. “I thought we lost them all way too early, and so it’s now my passion to help people to get and stay healthy. I have also lost several family members and friends in the last couple of years due to health issues that could have been prevented. I want to be around to see my grandchildren and possibly my great grandchildren.
Because as Bryant tells it, “My family inspires me.”
In addition, she credits her husband, Cisco Bryant, for being in favorable shape at the tender age of 51.
Like Terri, Cisco is extremely active in a variety of community activities, most notably coaching football and baseball. In addition, he works as a referees in football and basketball and also umpires baseball, as well as personal skills training for baseball and football players.
“My daughter has majored in Public Health and is now getting her Master’s in Public Administration,” Terri Bryant said. “My son is a great athlete and is an awesome, baseball, football and basketball player. We are an active family and want to set an example for healthy lifestyles to other families.”
Without question, the Bryants undoubtedly are setting tremendous examples, particularly as it relates to adopting and living a healthy lifestyle.
“Health care is a major issue,” said Terri Bryant, “but if everyone makes a decision to be healthier, eat healthier, and exercise more, we can get health care costs to go down.”
Well said from the woman who can be described as, well, a lot of things.
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