“Who the hell wants to take health and fitness advice from a Diabetic?!” – actual words that left my mouth when I was approached about the Beachbody opportunity. I know… SO cringeworthy.
But at the time, it felt totally true. It really did seem ludicrous that I could help ANYONE, when I was barely helping MYSELF.
Here’s where the beauty of BELIEF, power of personal development, and FAITH come into play – I didn’t know the HOW, I just knew the WHY. And the WHY helped me figure out the HOW. It helped the big picture come into play, and the big picture would be accomplished by the small steps, day in and day out.
I no longer feel that way about myself as a Diabetic and my abilities as a Coach. So here is where I tell you that if YOU have any silly reason why YOU shouldn’t be able to change your life – toss that notion into the trash… you CAN do anything, and people WILL join and support you along the way!
It boils down to just being real, being authentic, being YOU – people can resonate with that!
What’s holding YOU back?
In less than a week, I get to see some of my tribe at Coach Summit in NOLA. I see the local ones at trainings and such, but we are scattered throughout the country, so I am excited to see the ones not so local.
These people have propped me up when I am down. They have helped me with notes, with calls, with confidence, with mindset, with everything under the sun.
I am THANKFUL for them, and GRATEFUL for them. I am blessed to be part of this team; blessed to link arms with these men and women, and march on in our quest to better ourselves, our lives, the lives of others and the world. I didn’t know when I decided to become a Coach that my cup was going to feel so very full, but I am so grateful for it.
No one stands alone, for it truly takes a village!
Having recently been laid off due to funding, (and then picked up by another company, gratefully!), I will say it’s still terrifying and stressful, but there is also a peace of mind that comes along with knowing I have been steadily building my Beachbody business towards profitable. It feels really good to have a backup plan; to know that in a sea of things I cannot control, that’s not one of them – I can’t be laid off from Beachbody! I’m the boss!
I mean, I was asked if I would go to coaching full time instead of looking to continue my industry work elsewhere, and while I would LOVE to, my financial situation isn’t there yet, and I would hate to go backwards – into MORE debt, instead of waiting until I am debt free and doing it the proper way.
So yes, it is a goal – to someday be the only boss I have, and not be at the mercy of funding, or contract disputes, or anything else. But not yet – for now, I am happily dual-hatted 🙂
I used to think “results? From my living room? With no gym equipment?! Pfffft”
I mean… I had questions! Like..
- How would I know when to do what workout?
- How could I keep myself motivated?
- How exactly would anyone know if I did my workout or not?
- How would I know what to fuel my body with to stay on track?
Well… the beauty of Beachbody and our accountability groups, is the answers were GIVEN to me. They were provided for me.
- All programs come with a calendar, structured safely, to help take away the guesswork!
- There are tons of groups – big ones, small ones, specific program ones, and general ones – to help keep us motivated. My team and I have an ongoing one, and we always have several specific program offerings too. Basically put, no matter what you are doing, we have you covered!
- These same groups provide the accountability to keep us on track. We interact and engage daily, sharing our workouts, and anything else. We hold each other accountable, help each other through the struggles and cheer each other through the triumphs!
- All programs also come with a meal plan, so you know what you can eat to fuel yourself, and when you pair that with the proven track record of Shakeology, you are golden!
It’s actually simple. Show up. Follow the plan. Use food as fuel, not a crutch for emotions (a treat here and there is encouraged!). Participate in the groups. Believe in yourself!
If you can do that, you can get fit ANYWHERE, including the comfort and convenience of your HOME!
Are you ready to give it a try? Summer is coming, and you want to feel good in your body, you want to feel healthy in your own skin. If you are willing to put in the work, I am willing to help you get, and stay on track.
You with me?
If you’d like to work with me, you can create a FREE membership here. We can discuss the best option for you! Already know what you want? You can shop here! You can also try a FREE trial of Beachbody On Demand – who doesn’t like to try before they buy!?
I truly look forward to working with you – helping other is my passion, and the end goal is always to help others feel GOOD!
With things like knee pulls and quad stretches, the first pull ACTIVATES muscles, the second pull ELONGATES the muscle.
So make sure you are pulling (gently but firmly!) TWICE!
If you wait for the perfect time, for when everything aligns and all signs point to go, you will be waiting a long time, as in forever.
Things will never perfectly align, and this is okay! This is when you take those obstacles, and turn them into your opportunities!
Are you working for it? Or are you waiting, waiting, waiting…
I don’t like to talk about money. It’s such a touchy subject, and most people have so many emotions around it. So I usually avoid it.
But here is the thing – I share my fitness journey. I share my attempt at balancing eating clean the majority of the time instead of subsisting off of pizza, nachos, and chicken wings (the real struggle in all of this!). And I share how EFT/Tapping and working on my mindset has greatly helped me. I share those pillars easily and often.
But there is something missing. There is a 4th pillar holding this up. I don’t often enough share what this opportunity has done for me financially. I don’t share much how it has helped me see there is light at the end of the debt tunnel. I don’t share often that I was able to eliminate my credit card debt with my supplemental Beachbody income.
I talk a lot about how awesome this business is, and how its helped me grow, and thrive, and come out of my shell, and a million other things… but I always shy away from the financial aspect because I mean who wants to come across as braggadocious? It’s less about padding my bank account and more about giving myself the gift of NOT having debt, NOT having to worry what I will do if a huge, unexpected expense comes up.
Most importantly? It’s about being able to spend more time with my little ones when the day finally comes that I become a mother. To be able to comfortably stay home during those milestone moments.
My long term vision will be achieved by all my short and long term work, but I know this: it WILL happen. I am working diligently on making sure of it!
Speak with intention!
A very good lesson, indeed. I know a lot of people simply think unfiltered people are the bee’s knees, but there is a lot to be said for restraint, and asking yourself these 3 questions before saying something.
Do you practice speaking with intention?
A new year is on the horizon. And I don’t make New Years resolutions, because I work on myself year round! It’s time to set some new goals, though!
And I love these goals… I would like to achieve each and every one!
How many of these have you achieved?