Hey guys! Its been a hot minute since I have posted. Life has been pretty crazy lately; mainly in the job facet of my life(but that’s for another post 🙂 .
As you most likely know, a few months ago I became a Beachbody coach. Some of you are already insanely annoyed by the increase in workout and motivational Facebook posts(sorry, not sorry). And, hopefully, some of you find it fun, inspiring, and enjoy reading it(thanks!). Either way, I am having a blast doing it.
Why Did I become a coach?
I may not have always been as fit as I am now, but I always “tried” or thought I was trying to get in shape and be healthy. While on my journey to health, I often encouraged my coworkers, family, and friends to do it with me. After all, achieving something is always more fun with someone else by your side. For years, I have unofficially been “coaching” the ones in my life towards better and health and fitness.
When the opportunity arose to be a Beachbody coach, like most people, I was very hesitant about it. I actually said no to even doing the work out programs and shakeology for AT LEAST a year. I didn’t want some girl “motivating” me to get my butt in gear when I thought that was what I was already doing. Well, it’s been one of the best decisions of my life and that “some girl” has become one of my great friends. I can’t believe it took me so long to commit.
What even is beachbody?
Beachbody is an umbrella name of a company that is comprises of health and wellness tools to lead a healthier life. It has well known work outs such as P90x, insanity, etc. Another large part of beachbody is meal replacement shakes (Shakeology).
What is Shakeology?
These are all natural, plant-based shakes contain phytonutrients that work to fuel the body after exercise. It also contains probiotics that helps regulate digestion, and essential amino acids to help repair muscle after exercise. There are several flavors and the options to create new recipes are endless. I am never bored and I now crave my shake every single day. I have been getting pretty creative with my shakes too…with my newest creation chocolate oatmeal cookie…YUM. The part about it is, it tastes like I am cheating but I am totally not! WIN-WIN-WIN!!
Why does beachbody programs have such a high success rate?
ACCOUNTABILITY!!! As a coach, I run accountability groups every month, all month long. Every-single-day I post in my groups about challenges, motivation, inspiration. My challengers ask questions, share recipes, share struggles, and they encourage each other. In this type of environment people thrive off seeing other people taking the proper steps towards health and fitness. I am having an absolute blast running these groups and learning so much!
One of the main reasons that a lot of diets and work out plans fail is because there is not accountability aspect. No one is checking in on you DAILY, seeing how you are doing, caring about your struggles, offering solutions for a better day. That’s where I come in. I LOVE seeing people succeed and if I get to be a tool to aid in someones success, even better.
Why am I on a diet?
I AM NOT! Beachbody is NOT a “diet” and it is not only for people trying to lose weight. I am at my goal weight and am firmly in maintenance mode. I have toned up quite a bit. “Diets” don’t work. You must be the change you want to see. I drink my shakeology and do my workouts daily because I have changed my lifestyle.
Don’t think at-home workouts work?
You are so wrong. I thought the same thing. I pretty much said there is no way I would ever do them and if I am not spending hours in a gym then I am not working hard enough. Oh man, I was so wrong and I am SO happy that I was wrong. I am currently doing 22 minute hard corps. It is literally 22 minutes long and I do it in my kitchen or in my front yard as I watch the sun come up. Here I am on week 8 (of 8) and I have never been so toned and strong in my life. This brings me back to the accountability piece…it makes you WANT to do it and stay committed. I have not missed ONE day of my program (even while I was on vacation I did my 22 minute hard corps).
Haven’t worked out in a while? Don’t think you can do it?
Beachbody has hundreds of work out programs. There is something for everyone, even kids! There is a program to fit all needs/wants/goals, with different levels of difficulty based off of where you are in your fitness journey. Most work out programs also have modifiers that give you a good place to start with.
I could go on for a while..but I will wrap this up.
Lastly, being a coach and being a part of the beachbody family has completely improved my confidence and my overall mental and emotional help. It gives me complete support in everything that I do, it has reconnected me with many old friends (which has been amazing!!), and it has boosted my confidence tenfold.