I am a sweaty mess right now, sitting here in torn workout gear.
And this one of my favourite moments in my day. It is the moment that will MOVE ME.
I want to share with you what has absolutely THRILLED me for the last ten years. It is my secret that is not so “secret”, to those who know me well.
It is why I gave up paying a fortune for a GYM membership without losing ‘fitness ground’. Yes…even how I abandoned sweating like a pig in front of strangers (ew) and still manage to get healthy. I also found a way to incorporate movement, from the sacred space of HOME.
But MOST IMPORTANTLY, I discovered how to maintain a healthy routine in the most EFFICIENT, FUN and EFFECTIVE way possible. All this while allowing my kids to WITNESS me exercising…my seven kids. I have seven. Seven….SEVEN KIDS (even I have a hard time wrapping my mind around that)… and they get to see my example. If I can do it, SO CAN YOU. Working out daily has kept me sane and strong. Here’s HOW.
10 Years Of LOVE
Roughly ten years ago, I had my first kid. That’s right…the first of SEVEN (I hear an echo). Being that I had become a GYM rat, I soon discovered, in the naivety of my own ‘young motherhood’, how trying it is to find the ability to hit the gym anymore. Even though I felt the emotional need to get there and have that 30 minutes to ‘move me’ a day, I just could NOT. I was still attending college full time, and would rush home to breastfeed in my short breaks between classes (He had a nanny…I didn’t just leave him there).
Up all night nursing, classes all day, studying, working part time and being a wife in between left me BURNED OUT. I could not find a spare moment to hit the GYM, and believe me I didn’t want to. The last thing I wanted to do was exercise…I could hardly move me to bed, let alone the gym.
So I resulted to the “Dreadmill” to work off my ‘after-baby’ weight and get strong again. It didn’t thrill me.
Then about a year into new “Mommyhood” I learned about a DVD program called P90X. Ever heard of it? Yeah. Me too. It changed my life.
I never really completed it, but I would repeatedly hit play on my favourite workouts and I learned the VALUE of working out at home more than ever.
It took me a fraction of the time to throw on some sneakers and push “play” as it did just to drive to the GYM. This was not your typical Jane Fonda workout program either. It was beastly FUN.
A Company I Stand Behind PROUDLY
I’ll be honest…P90X got me curious. But the name BEACH BODY, really threw me off. My goal in working out was not to get a “beach body”. It was to thrive in my own skin and to MOVE me.
After battling anorexia and clinical depression in my teens, my focus shifted. I did not want “health” to be about a body image ever again. It cheapened the effort I was putting in. But to embrace moving my body and to fuel it passionately so it can perform its BEST, excited me.
I decided to “try it”. I knew I could smell something “fake” a mile away.
And, once I got passed “judging the book by its cover”, I found a community of genuine people with the same goals as me!
Many of them were too busy to carve out time for the “gym trip” or simply could not afford it.
They were REAL people who were committed to getting healthy and staying that way for life. That connection had a way to move me mentally off the couch. Many of them were even mamas of young families.
They showed up, did the work and they made those few moments count for their physical and mental health. AND got stronger and fitter in the process.
Those who had weight loss goals, crushed them.
Because this program was not another ‘get fit quick’ scheme…it actually worked.
It Changed Me
Beach Body has literally become a friend to me over the years. I have been carried to better health by their inspiring stories, the ability to move me in my own home, their authenticity, leadership and supportive community of REAL people.
I am also convinced it is because of these workouts I am not in a wheel chair some days. Many autoimmune diseases require movement in order to prevent a crippling fate. (Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis, Jelinek, MD). Beach Body has helped me crawl back to a stronger self, after each physical life event, in small manageable steps.
These workouts are what moved me from collapsing daily, to working out and running with my kids again. That, my friends, is not something to sniff at.
Working out with Beach Body also helped me lose roughly three HUNDRED and fifteen pounds after each of my children were born. Yeah. Seriously.
You may feel you are ‘active enough’ but I never realized how inconsistent I was with working out until I discovered this incredibly consistent community. They show up, they work out, they encourage, they inspire and we all get leaner through the uncomplicated nutrition plan.
Why I Never Pursued Coaching Before
I believe in this company so much. SO…why didn’t I sign up to become a coach, like many customers do? Especially with an automatic 25% discount on products I ALREADY but, plus commissions from sales of their products!
The Truth? I spent the last ten years “selling” their Brand in private groups, without making a profit from it.
WHY? Because I wanted people to see how much I believed in this company. I would log onto mom groups and share passionately about how Beach Body changed my health life…and I would always add, “You can trust my opinion, I am not a representative…just a REALLY satisfied customer.”
Why do that? I wanted moms to sign up. And they RESPONDED. I wanted them to FEEL how good I felt without thinking I was pushing another pyramid scheme at them. It grieved me to talk with mothers who had such ‘negative’ self images after they had a baby. It broke my heart to hear their physical pains and how they did not know what to do to get healthy again. My desire was that they take that first step to changing their fitness journey forever…just like I did. And in doing so, find a community of supporters just as REAL as they are.
Call Me “Coach”
At one point years ago, I even signed up as a coach, but I didn’t do anything with it. In fact, I don’t even think I ever told anyone I was coach for the few months I was one!
I believe a part of me felt I would lose credibility with those I cared about, by preaching a product that I truly believed in, while benefitting from it myself. I dropped the “coach” title, lost my discount and continued on for the last 5 or so years sharing this company’s heart passionately behind the scenes.
And now, I am here, sharing my heart with you in utter transparency.
I want the discount. HA….No, but really. I am honest.
I have become a Beach Body Coach in order to better serve those I have already been coaching in private all these years. This girl was born to encourage others. And while God and my husband know I hate the “spotlight” (despite how that may seem), I do love a good ‘behind the scenes’ gig I can lead to strengthen the hearts of those around me.
Not A Pyramid Scheme.
So, Here’s the truth friends. BEACH BODY is NOT a pyramid scheme. It is an incredible way to get healthy, have the support you need to actually SUCCEED in your personal health goals and make progress DAILY. After TEN YEARS of being a satisfied customer (not coach), I can assure you this company will give you every tool you need to succeed with whatever fitness goal you have.
And now that I am officially a Beach Body Coach, I am so excited to personally help you reach your goals!
HOW MUCH is it already?!
Cheaper than you thought.
For less than the price of Netflix you get access to over 700 workouts ( hear “variety”) and total support in coaching and community to reach your goals.
Have I said “goals” too much? Yep.
Let me say it another way…
For less than $10 a month when you sign up for the year, you will be able to FIND YOUR FITNESS PATH.
This is your journey to finding health and wellness.
And I am available to help you do EXACTLY that. I am going to move me DAILY, and get you the encouragement you need to do the same.
You CANNOT get personal coaching, nutritional guidance, access to Elite Trainers that deliver real results, for less than $10 a month at the GYM. Nope.
But Beach Body slays that goal, by incorporating solid community right into the thicket of getting healthy.
And as a busy mom with many kids, I need efficiency, and my “self-care” to not break the bank.
Because the most important part of taking care of ME, is so that I can better take care of THEM.
….and millions of others. Yes, millions. Twenty-eight million people actually. (Forbes)
If you have known me well enough, personally, you know my passion for fitness (my siblings are eye-rolling somewhere). I want to spread that infectious JOY of gaining strength, mobility and becoming the HEALTHIEST you possible.
Maybe you are exhausted and you cannot IMAGINE taking time away from your day to exercise. You already get up at 4am and do not have a moment to spare. Yes you do. YES…you can. Because what you do NOT have time for is being sick. Nor do you have the time and energy to lie in a hospital bed for months on end (I’ve been there!).
I determined a long time ago, I would rather ‘get moving’ than be lying in pain taking a handful of prescribed pills.
You don’t have time to waste putting off a regular fitness routine. Because “routine” is what creates habit and habits… will make you thrive or kill you too young.
If you are tired of being tired, and sick of being sick…join me. Come alongside and move YOU as I move me.
Forget about ‘a goal weight’, make THIS the year you became the HEALTHIEST you.
You will have the support you need. This is a tribe and a family.
But you have to show up. You have to do the work. Then watch your face begin to shine with health and your clothes to fit better.
If you are battling autoimmune issues…you’re not alone. We can do this together.
Want to join my fitness team? Let’s become the healthiest we have ever been...together. You are not alone facing the scale or the mirror. Those two can find someone else to bother.
Let’s set goals for strength and agility.
As I choose daily to “move me” towards health and wellness, let’s become a powerful team together. Forget about what those battering thoughts tell you you should be.
Embrace a new habit that will change your life for good, and get you the health you NEED.
Contact me to become part of a thriving community to get fit and stay that way for life, and allow me to help you personally reach whatever health goals you set. This is YOUR life. Take it BACK.
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