Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Aerial Yoga - My Virginia Beach Souvenir

Check That One Off The Bucket List!

This past week we were on vacation in Virigina Beach and as we were driving down I got to thinking about my bucket list and wondered if there was anything I could cross off that week while I had some extra help. (my mom and her husband were with us for the trip). It dawned on me that I had been wanting to try aerial yoga so I quickly checked my phone to see if there were any place locally I could try out. Right away Airotique Studio popped up. I looked at the class schedule and they had an opening for two that Wednesday night we were going to be there. I booked them and talked my mom into coming along. She was not nearly as excited about it as I was but was a good sport anyways! 
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Our teacher Nikki! She was a great help! 
When we got there we were told we had to take off all jelwery and needed to be free from any lotions. I read that you should wear long pants so I planned ahead and went with my lulu yoga ones. They had zippers so they actually put some duck tape on me so that I did not harm the silk we would be hanging out in for the next hour. No cameras were allowed back in the studio so I was not able to take as many pictures as I would have liked! 

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Can you say excited?? If you look behind me you can see the silk hammoks we got to use
All I can say is while this looks like lots of fun and simple it's actually very challenging and required more upper body strength than I could have guessed. We got to do some pretty crazy poses and hang upside down. My mom was a fan of the full hammok pose where we got to lay in them and rest :) She said she would never go back again and that I tortured her. I should also mention that my mom does not workout like it do. ;) Sorry mom! All in all I really liked it and was glad I went. The next morning  I woke up with sore hands and also felt sore where my "love handles" are. The silk piches you a bit when you hang from it! 
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The owner had taken this picture when we were in action learning the basics
I would encourage anyone to give this a try just for something different! While I don't think I want to do it every week I am glad to be able to say I tried it!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

What Would You Do With An Extra $500 - $1,000.00 A Week?

Ever Dreamed Of Just A Bit More? 

Have you ever wished you had just a little bit more in your bank account for the fun stuff each week? I used to until I became a Beachbody coach. I live a great life, I really do - I live in a beautiful neighborhood in brand new house, my husband and I have great jobs and we truly have so many blessings. But I often found myself wishing for a tiny bit more each month... just for little stuff - I call it fun money! We had a pot of fun money each month but honestly I just wanted to have a little bit more fun.

I will be honest though, I  really did not go into this coaching opportunity for the income more so I just wanted a discount on my Shakeology. I knew if I just helped two people each month it would cover my cost of the product completely so that's where I started. Little did I know that I was slowing building my own little empire while I worked my business in my pajamas each night after my son went to bed. The income I am now making did not happen over night. It comes with hard work. I put lots and lots of hours into helping my clients with their weight loss journeys as well as helping mentoring and leading my coaches as they learn to build their own businesses. If you want to be successful in life you have to be willing to work harder than everyone else. So I told myself that day in and day out. Every night even when I didn't feel like it, I worked and worked and today - a year and a half later the magic is starting to happen. Although I shouldn't say magic, I should say hard work is paying off. There is nothing magical about success - you earn it. I am currently ranked 169 out of 300,000+ coaches in the network. That puts me in the top 1.5% in the company. While it's not top 10 like I want to be it's pretty darn good considering my circumstances. I did this all while working full time as a teacher, taking masters classes and being a wife and a momma! Life is busy but I know that if I keep working at the rate I am going I will be able to provide a lifestyle for my family that many can only dream of having.

Each week I am brining in between $600.00 - $1,000.00 on top of our families actual income from our jobs and each month that amount keeps growing and growing. This is money that I make without ever having to leave my home and I will be 100% honest with you - This is my passion! I love it! Every single minute of it. It allows me to combine two of my biggest interests (business and leadership) both what I have studied in college. Little did I know that starting my own fitness journey would lead me to my dream job! This opportunity has given me the freedom to work on the debt that we have, pay for dinners out, vacations,  trips to Starbucks and ULTA without it hurting the bottom line and many many many wonderful things for my son and our family. The opportunity has allowed me to not have to worry if I can afford something I want and to be able to enjoy fun little treats along the way in my life. Imagine what you could do with a little bit more each week in your bank account. 

So why am I writing this? It's not to brag - it's to show you that you can have this type of opportunity too no matter how busy you are. If you have been considering giving this coaching thing a try - it's time to say WHY NOT ME? It's time to step up to the plate. You really have nothing to lose. I will be offering a 5 day sneak peak into coaching next week to give you the opportunity to learn more about what I do.

Hosting my team call - even on vacation! Absolutely love my team of coaches! 

Please fill out the application below if you would like more information about the opportunity. 

But remember the dream is free but the hustle is sold separately. If you think you have what it takes then join me and my growing team of leaders. I promise you one heck of a ride.

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

3 Day Refresh Results- I Survived... Sort Of!

You Can Do Anything You Put Your Mind To 

Last July when the 3 Day Refresh came out I ordered it as soon as it was available but I couldn't stomach the first fiber sweep so I ended up giving it to one of my clients to do. I was dissapointed in myself for now following thru but never tried it again. Then shortly after we got home from Mexico my husband decided he wanted to do it and he knocked it out of the park. He lost almost 7 lbs and you could really tell. He made it look easy so I decided I wanted a redo and ordered it.

Lucky for me I recruited many of my friends, clients and coaches to do it with me so I was not alone in the challenge. Trust me you want a buddy so that someone else knows how your feeling! I put my game face on Monday morning. Took me before pictures (realized I needed it more than I thought) and went all in. 
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The day started out with my typical Shakeology and fruit then I had a fiber sweep at 9:00 am and some green tea about an hour later.

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My biggest fear about the refresh!

Lunch was peppers and hummus. Let me just say a pepper never tasted so good that day! I was so excited to eat! In addition to the peppers and hummus I got to have a shake called Vanilla fresh with fruit in it. I was surprised how full I felt after eating the two.

One thing that surprised me and many of the others who did it with me is how MUCH WE HAD TO PEE!!! Sorry TMI I know but it was crazy! Almost every 30 minutes all day long! The other question I get is did it make you have to go to "the bathroom" a lot. The answer is no it's not that kind of cleanse.

After lunch I had a meeting that was catered with subs, soup, cookies, and chips. The struggle was real turning down all of that food. I stuck with water and used all the willpower I had.

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Later I had broccoli with coconut oil for an afternoon snack and dinner was another vanilla fresh shake along with 12 (yep only 12) green beans. The same thing seemed to happen after dinner - I was full.

I will say that day one was a bit exhausting as I was in the process of detoxing from caffeine and sugar. I was grumpy, sleepy and my head hurt. (Sounds like a fun huh) ;) My best friend did it with me and over the last 3 days we had many conversations about how we were feeling! It was so helpful to have her do it along with me because I may have quit otherwise.

Day 2 I was still struggling with the headache and fatigue when I woke up so I decided not to workout my body was asking for a break. I was a little more motivated when I woke up because I had already lost 2 lbs.

My morning brought with me more temptations because my first period class had an end of the school year celebration. Lots of breakfast casseroles and sweets but I held my own. I stuck to my Shakeology.

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I did great thru out the day but I found myself loosing steam when I got home that day. My advice is to do this when you are super busy so the time passes by faster. When I was making dinner I had to make chicken for my son and I ended up caving and using 8 pieces on my spinach salad I made for myself. It felt good to get some protein in me. I was so mad for cheating but it made me feel 100 times better.

That night I also caved to a handful of my sons Annie's Cheddar Bunnies. Those damn things were screaming at me to eat them. My head was slipping slowing out of the game.

I woke up on day 3 determined to make the day better than the day before and I did. In fact day 3 was much easier than all of the others. I was no longer hungry like I was the day before and my headache was gone! The end of the day brought more temptations since I had to go to Wegman's to buy food for a luncheon I was going to tomorrow and then my son asked for a cake pop from Starbucks. I said yes and didn't get anything for myself. It was the icing on the cake - I was spent so I caved and ate some of the dinner I got for my husband from Wegmans. It tasted amazing and I am was ready to be done.

I woke up this morning feeling amazing! No cravings for a coffee, lots of energy and a loss of 3.5 lbs. I look less bloated which was what I was going for. At my weight and where I am it is very hard to even drop a pound so I am happy with my results. On days 1 and 2 I would have told you this refresh was a bad idea but today I am feeling really glad that I did it.

My best friend who did it along with me lost 3 lbs and also 8 inches. I was sooooo glad to have had her and am so proud of her hard work. 8 inches in 3 days is a really big deal!!!!

Looking back on the last three days I will say I am glad I did it and I will also say it brought a lot of awareness to me about the foods I was putting into my body. I also realized I like to snack more than I realize simply out of bored and this helped me step back from that. I won't sugar coat it and say it's easy because it's not. It was hard but I wanted to prove to myself I did it. It is a great starting point for someone who is trying to regain control of their eating habits and then continue into new ways. It's not a quick fix - after the refresh is over you have to focus on clean eating. If you go thru all of it and just start eating crap again it won't be worth your efforts.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Because Everyone Loves A Great Deal

Beachbody Summer Sale - Happening Now! 

I don't know about you but I LOVE A GOOD SALE! Working in a retail store in high school I found myself always scooping things up just because they were a great deal. Something about a huge discount I just can't pass it up! Well today starts our big summer Beachbody sale. Last year I bought a ton of things just because it was too good to pass up. 

Take a look at what will be on sale! My only advice is act fast, like really fast. This stuff sells out like crazy! It begins today at 3:00 pm and will go until June 17th. 

Please click here to shop on my page so you can scoop up some great deals! Let me know if you have any questions about the products or programs! 

In addition the 21 day fix and 21 day fix extreme challenge packs are on sale this month at the lowest price they are typically offered for! Please contact me for more information! 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Transformation Tuesday - 21 day Fix Style

When Life Knocks You Down You Have Two Choices - Lay There Or Get Up And Fight  - Meet Jenn She Chose To Fight 

Meet Jenn - Down 18 lbs and 14 inches 
In this business, I get told "no" a lot when I invite people to my upcoming accountability groups.  I often hear things like the timing is not right or it's just not in the budget. To some that would be frustrating, but to me it just means they were not ready yet. Maybe they never will be but I do not take it personally, I simply keep moving on and offering my help to as many people who could benefit. I am not selective in my inviting process because in my line of work if you were to survey 10 women walking down the street if they were interested in losing a little bit of weight and gaining more energy the answer from around 9 of them is yes. My clients come in all shapes and sizes and are at all different levels when it comes to their fitness. From experience I can tell you everyone just wants to feel good about themselves.

Last summer I had reached out to Jenn and invited her to my upcoming Piyo accountability group. She was expecting and I was looking for some pregnant moms to give me their opinion of the program. She did not tell me no, in fact she seemed very interested but the timing was not right. I did not take it personally. I knew I had something great to offer her and I assured her that I would be here when she was ready. You see there are a lot of us. I think most people chuckle when someone proclaims to the world they are going to be  Beachbody Coach because there are many of us and the truth is many don't make it thru their first year in the business. I knew that was not the plan for me. I am in it for the long haul. I wanted to prove to my people who told me no not right now that I would be there waiting for them when they were ready. So I kept doing my thing.

Sadly that fall Jenn delivered a stillborn daughter Lizzie at 32 weeks. I still remember the morning she posted it on social media. I broke down crying for her and her family. Although I barely knew her I felt connected to her story. I could not imagine the grief she was going thru. I prayed for them and reached out to her and expressed my sympathy. My heart hurt for her.

Then January came around and I got a message from her asking for my help. I wanted nothing more then to help her along the way. She joined my challenge group then and started with the 21 day fix. She has since conquered that and is on to the 21 day fix extreme. She has learned to eat better, she drinks Shakeology daily and has learned what exercise can do to your emotions if you show up everyday.

She has been doing great since she started and out of the blue last week she told me she was ready to start coaching others like I had coached her. She felt like she was ready to pay it forward. (PROUD COACH MOMENT FOR SURE)!!!! To me that was inspiring but what was even more inspiring to me was that she was planning on using the extra income she was going to be making as a Beachbody Coach to start saving for adoption. Talk about a strong WHY. They always tell us as a coach we have to have a WHY. Like why we do this. That in my eyes sure is a motivator. :)

I asked her to share her story with everyone and here is what she wrote:

I started my journey in January to get rid of the baby weight and get back in shape after a vertical c-section. I was also 2 months out from losing my daughter at 32 weeks gestation. I was reaching for something, anything to help me through. I knew I needed to be there for every stage of Craig's life and to be able to carry on Lizzie's memory. I also needed to focus on myself. I contacted Sarah to join the 21 Day Fix challenge group and get this thing called Shakeology. I dove in but there were setbacks. We lost our Aunt to cancer and our Pap all within a week of each other. Through it all, I tried my best to stay on track. I am so proud of how far I have come and it gives me so much motivation to get to my goal! I have more energy and I feel better about myself knowing that I can achieve this. Each day, I have 30 minutes to myself to work out any stress, anger or anything that is weighing on my mind. At the end, I feel like a different person. I also love what Shakeology has done for me! Man do I feel a difference when I don’t drink it. I am a work in progress and you know what, I am proud of that! I don’t ever want to be satisfied with who I have become. I want to always push myself to be better!

Starting chest: 44 Current chest: 41
Starting waist: 44 Current waist: 37
Starting hips: 44 Current hips: 40 Total pound lost: 18 lbs
Total inches lost: 14 inch

Starting weight: 185 Current weight: 167

So there it is - this is her story. She is proof that life will get you down sometimes but at the end of the day it is your job to pick yourself up off the floor and keep moving forward. Jenn I am beyond proud of all that you have accomplished and am excited for those who will get to call you their own coach. Keep up the fight - you inspire the hell outta me!

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Monday, June 1, 2015

Time To Lean Out - The Stripped Clean Eating Challenge

How Bad Do You Want It? 

My question to you is how much do you want to change? Like a little or a whole hell of a lot. Are you at the point - I call it the tipping point. This is the point where you decide one day you have had ENOUGH. You are sick and tired of feeling the way you do and sick and tired of what you are looking at in the mirror. The moment when you are over how your feeling, that's the moment when you know you are ready and that is the moment what change happens.

I remember my moment - it was the night after my little ones second birthday party. The party had ended I was exhausted. I was laying in our bed beside my sleeping husband and I felt bad about my post baby body. I was sick of being so tired all the time and I was sick of the belly flab my once thin body was carrying around two years after giving birth. I saw my friend advertising about this upcoming 21 day fix program. It was a program that promised up to 15 lbs of weight loss in just 21 days. It was going to teach me about portion control and help me add exercise back into my life. It sounded like a no brainer and I was ready to go all in. My only hesitation was Shakeology. It seemed expensive, I had no prior experience with meal replacements and quite honestly I was terrified I would hate the taste. BUT I wanted to change more than I wanted to stay the same so I decided I was going to go all in even if it was a risk of the unknown. I ordered the next morning. That's the thing about your tipping point. You don't want to wait anymore and quite honestly I didn't even care what it was going to cost me - I wanted a healthier me.

The rest is history and you know that if you follow me on social media you know that simple decision and small investment was one of the best moves I have ever made not just my life but also for my own health as well as my career. I have spent the last year and a half teaching women how to feel good again and how to be confident in whatever body they have been given. You see to me it's not about being skinny, it's about being healthy and leading my life by example so my son knows what healthy looks like. That's what I am here to teach people - simply how to live better. This is a culture that from the outside looking in seems crazy - trust me I was an outsider until I went all in and I am here to tell you it is a culture you want to be part of. Your life will change for the better 100%. 

So here's the deal on June 22nd I am offering a stripped clean eating challenge. We will be working on stripping out foods from your life that are preventing you from achieving the goals you might have for yourself. We will be doing an exercise program of your choice (super pumped that the 21 day fix and fix extreme are on sale this month) and we will drink Shakeology daily. (I promise, it's a game changer). We will accomplish your goals TOGETHER because when you sign up with me you won't be alone. I will teach you the ropes and show you how to make this lifestyle your habit. I will be incorporating information from the Tosco Reno Clean Eating books as well as The Body Book for additional resources. At the conclusion of the challenge you will also have the option to also do the 3 day refresh to get the best results possible. I will be doing this challenge right along with you because I am ready to lean out and really get rid of any excess I have been holding on to. 

Now, if you are still reading this post it might be a sign you are at your tipping point and it's time to try - seriously what do you have to lose - nothing... NOTHING at ALL!!!!

Please fill out the application below and tell me why you are at your tipping point. Spots are filling up fast, reserve yours now! 

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