Sunday, December 18, 2011

Why I am a Team Beachbody Coach!

Why I'm a Team Beachbody Coach...

A few years ago a mentor/friend of mine started teaching a fitness class at her church. As an athlete I immediately became intrigued & then, I became completely humbled after joining the class. These ladies were rockstars! I noticed the one thing that kept them pushing so hard everyday was the accountability of one another. After having my son, Jace I decided to join the fitness class to get my body back. Well, that is just what I did! I not only got my body back but I changed on the inside too. I start to cry as I type about the transformation I had inside & out. God then began to lay on my heart a passion I have had inside of me all along.... to help others achieve their goals physically, emotionally, & physically. 

After a year of teaching my own fitness classes & personal training sessions I was given a HUGE blessing: Beachbody. I had NO idea what I was getting myself into when I signed up as a beachbody coach but I am so glad that I did! This has been an answer to my prayers! I am able to stay at home with my son, travel with my husband's baseball career, bring home an income, AND change lives! I simply help you set goals, hold you accountable, & help you in anyway that I can... I am your personal accountability partner!

With all of that said, here is what I want to share with you:

I don't want to keep this gift to myself. I am looking for friends to join my team.  I want to be upfront about this... I’m doing this for you more than I’m doing this for me. If you join my team I get $20. Nice, but not what I’m going for in life. I’m in this to change lives. I hear my friends talking about needing extra money, not having time with their family, being in debt, feeling overwhelmed, feeling useless, hating their job, and more. The ones who make it in this business feel the power and excitement of the movement. We CHANGE LIVES WHILE CHANGING OUR OWN LIVES!

Benefits of coaching:
 Work 90% online at my own hours
 Meet fun, happy, positive people
 Improve your personal development
 Make money quickly without punching a clock at a job
 Get and stay healthy
 An accountability group of coaches checking up on you and your fitness success
 Recognition and celebrations about you and your accomplishments
 Help with goal setting and goal achieving
 Large network of coaches to help you success with your fitness and business
 Ability to help people nationwide and worldwide get healthy
This “I’m a coach” video is great. It explains how your body is your business. Imagine waking up, not driving to a job. You workout as your job and help others stay on track. Sounds awesome to me. Oh, and my friend Rhonda is the girl in the blue tank top that says “keep pushing play” at the end of the video. I also know several people in the video but I thought it was cool that she was in it. Set goals and Beachbody helps you.

Is this something for you? 

Contact me if you have questions, interested in becoming a coach, or what to get started on a Beachbody program! Remember! This is NOT about me. I am here to serve you whether it be in making a lifestyle change OR helping you become a coach! :) 

Make today great!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A life lesson in a marathon.


Mile 1 my adrenaline was pumping at a rapid rate. I was ready to conquer this marathon regardless of weather. Rain or shine, it wasn't going to stop me from finishing what I set out to accomplish on December 4th. The first 9 miles I was accompanied by my friend Rhonda who kept me focused on the task at hand. By mile 13 I was on fire. I knew that the rest I had taken the past few weeks was just what I needed... My body was ready. 

Then, at mile 14 it all went down hill... Rain began to pour & I couldn't see too far in front of me. I was getting soaked. About that same time my watch started beeping at me... I had totally forgot to check to see if it needed to be charged the night before & thought it was "fully" charged. Awesome. I had lost my GPS AND all feeling in my body. I was completely numb. Mile 16 my body began to shake. By mile 19 I couldn't talk and I sure couldn't get my Cliff Gel out of my belt. The cold wind in my face & rain coming down kept me shaking. Mile 20 it was over. A nice gentlemen from the medic tent stopped me to pull me aside & take care of me. I was not in a healthy condition to continue to the finish line. Hypothermia had officially set in & I was not able to go any further.

I don't know what was worse... Feeling extremely nauseous, unable to tell them my name, the constant shaking (my body was way too tired to shake this much), or my pride & the fact that I not only let myself down but felt the weight of everyone else I had let down. I don't think I ever felt so bad in so many ways at one time. 

My WONDERFUL husband came to my rescue, carried me to the car, & was my hero. He not only took care of me, but he taught me a huge lesson through this experience. He never told me I messed up, said he was disappointed in me, or encouraged me to give up. He simply showed me love..... even when I was just plain negative about the whole thing. It's in those moments when we need a reality check the most... I definitely got one.

After 48 hours of non-stop thinking about those last 6 miles I had to finish & praying about what the next step should be I have come to a conclusion. You see, the lesson my husband taught me was this..... Never give up. When you have a plan & things don't go your way that you canNOT control (like weather)...keep going. Take it in & deal with it... Just because you have a bad experience (in my case that was my 2nd bad experience) learn from it & keep going. No matter how many times you fall down keep getting back up... again & again & again. My husband shows me this everyday in his career. Baseball is a game of failure, not a game of "failures" because tomorrow they will be right back at it again & again.  Make sense? 

You only fail if you quit... quitting is NOT an option. 

With all of that said, I will be running 26.2 miles in a few weeks. My husband & I will be mapping out a 26.2 route in Oklahoma. I WILL run a marathon. I have set goals & have every intention of meeting those goals. I mean, why not? My goal has been to run 26.2 miles before we have another baby... 1. I really want another baby 2. I finish what I start.  

There you have it! What are you letting defeat you today that is out of your control? Don't let circumstances control you. All you can do is all you can do! 

Go after what you have set out to do! It will be so worth it in the end!

I AM an athlete. I AM strong. I AM going to finish. I AM all of these things but not from my own strength... I can do ALL things through Christ who gives me strength (Phil 4:13) through the Holy Spirit & through the ones around me every step of the way. I could not do this without your love & support.  Glory goes to God in everything I do. ***A HUGE shout out to all who sent me encouraging texts, Facebook posts, messages, calls, etc! I cannot tell you how loved I felt on Sunday! You all are what kept my head up! Thank you SO much for your love, prayers, & continuous support! 

26.2 miles... you are doing DOWN. 

*p.s. I plan on sharing more details of where I will be running soon. It will take me 2 weeks or so to be ready physically again!