Summit and Lots of New Things!!!

Beachbody Coach Summit

I’ll start with my experience at Coach Summit and then roll into the new products coming out.

Summit was great – minus the heat and humidity. I was able to see quite a few great speakers, like Chalene Johnson, Top Coach 2013 Lindsay Matway and Top Coach 2014 Melanie Mitro, as well as other fantastic coaches and speakers.

I did a live workout with Shaun T for his new program Cize. This was pretty much my main event (in my mind). To be in the same room with the man, to hear him provide motivating and inspiring words was truly a blessing and a dream come true (well, a dream since I started with T25 back in January 2014).

Meeting my upline team was awesome too. I found a great friend in my roommate, and she is also my soul sister. I haven’t laughed that hard over the amount of days we spent together, in a long time. We clicked from the minute we met and it was nice hanging with someone who was ready to leave when I was ready to leave.

All in all, it was a great time and a great learning experience. It has given me the desire to want to grow my business and my team and to be a great leader. I’m going to set some goals and start working towards achieving them.

New products!!!!!! NEW PRODUCTS!!!!

First and foremost

CIZE!!!!

One of the most exciting workout programs to come out in a while is CIZE!! It’s FANTASTIC and so much fun!! Best yet, you don’t have to do burpees!!! If you like dancing, this is definitely for you. I still have 3 available spots for my August 3rd challenge group!! Order your copy today!!

*** Anyone purchasing the Cize Challenge Pack will recieve a $10 Amazon e-Card from me.

*** Anyone who purchases a challenge pack and signs up as a Coach will receive the Fixate Cookbook from me!

Next up….

Shakeology Boosts (Available today, July 21st)!!!

Focused Energy, Digestive Health, Power Greens!!!

Read more about them here: http://www.shakeology.com/blogs/2015/07/18/shakeology-boost-newest-member-family/

And last but not least (I put these in the order they’re available)

Beachbody Performance Line: Available July 22nd

I’m most excited about this line. I’m very intrigued by the Hydrate and Recharge. Once I finish my current batch for E&E I’ll order the Energize. I’ve heard great things about the Recover as well (a chocolate protein shake). Many have told me the chocolate flavor is amazing and delicious. I have a sample pack at home of each of the below items, minus creatine. I’ll post a blog about my experience with each of them and my thoughts.

The performance line can be purchased separately or there will be 3 bundles available:

1. Energize and Recover

2. Energize, Hydrate, Recover, Recharge

3. Energize, Hydrate, Recover, Recharge, Creatine

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Next Challenge Group – August 3rd!!

Are you up to make a change and challenge yourself?

My next group starts August 3rd. This week sees the release of the new 21 Day Fix Fixate Cookbook and CIZE!!

The first 5 people to purchase challenge packs will receive a free a $10 e-card to Amazon.

Added Bonus, ALL who purchase a challenge pack from me will be put in a drawing to receive the Fixate cookbook!!!

Both offers good now through the end of July!!

Fill in the form below if you’re interested in more information!!! 

july cp push

 

 

Sting Pictures

I can’t believe it’s already Thursday this week. With only a week left until I’m in Nashville, TN for the Beachbody Coaches Summit, I’ve stayed on top of my diet this week. I got workouts in on Monday and Wednesday, and plan to get one in tonight and tomorrow. Tuesday night I took the time to go sit with a friend and sign her up as a discount coach since she’s loving Shakeology so much.

Now to the title of the blog post… There is always perception vs reality. You experience it every day. In situations where you think your tone is kind and compassionate but the receiving person thinks your being a total ass. There is also the perception you have of yourself when you look in the mirror and the reality of what it is you’re not seeing.

Last year I lost 25lbs doing T25 and Weight Watchers. I felt AMAZING! I went from 220 to 195 and thought I was the shit. I transferred to a new position at work, wasn’t walking as far to get around places in my building (it’s 30 steps round trip to the bathroom for me), and spent most of my days sitting bored…. leads to eating… leads to 10lbs back on. I’ve struggled since January to take the 10lbs (+ some) off. I do believe, when you lose a lot of weight and you see those changes in your face and body (I was able to get out of maternity pants 14 months after having my son! Yes, I was the shit!), you see a new “slimmer” version of yourself and it’s easy to get stuck in the newer you. 195 is far from my goal weight. I looked at myself and saw a “much better than before” version and clung to it. I was successful. I lost 15-25 lbs and I looked good.

Then around May-ish I started seeing myself differently again. I saw the reality of the 10lbs added back on (back to 205), I felt the sluggishness settling in. It’s not that I wasn’t working out, I was… but I my eating was not. No one knows I drove through Dunkin Donuts and bought 1-2 donuts alongside my blueberry coffee. If no one but me (and the DD workers) see the bag, then NO ONE knows I ate 2 donuts… as a snack… and then bought pudding as a dessert with my lunch. All the while telling myself, “I’ll eat better tomorrow. I was dying for a sweet treat and needed this.” Yet, tomorrow came and someone brought in bagels and cream cheese to work — and put them in the kitchen across from my office. Ah, the smelly goodness of fresh bagels. Just one, and then tomorrow I’ll jump right back on.

And then there are the Sting Pictures — I don’t mean sting like a bee or the musician… You know, the ones where you see yourself and go “Oh my god… What? Who is that?” and not in a good way. My inner “gremlin” wants to kick my mentality down, but I’m working to rise past the gremlin and not shove bagels and candy bars down my throat and wonder what’s going on.

It’s on me to change the image I see reflecting back at me. I’m the one who puts my hand to my mouth, no one else. If I look closely, I often find I’m a pretty good enabler of “let’s get ice cream!” and “I deserve a treat for working out 2-3 days this week!”

Focus is key.

It’s time to focus.

 

Non perfect workout photos

After 2 weeks of zero workouts, I jumped back in the game tonight. Wanted a lighter workout, something with a modifier, and would ease me back in since I’ve been sick last couple days. Oh yea, 21 Day Fix Extreme Plyo Extreme was not any of the things except the fact it has a modifier (who never seems to be doing too much modification). 

I set up my burst mode app for pictures. 10 seconds apart won’t get all the moves. Hell, it looks like I stood more than I worked out. 

Everyone normally posts this selfie:

 
And many leave out the ones in between. Since the purpose of this blog is to show more of the unsexy side… Here are some snaps I got from tonight’s workout. The last is probably my favorite. 

Of 187 pictures, there were 10 of me yawning.    
At least you can tell I’m moving here…

 

I’m in motion but look utterly bored   
And my favorite gem:

 
 
Do I feel better having finally worked out after 2 weeks off? Yes!

Did I end up modifying like I planned in the beginning? NO! I busted my butt on this. 

Am I ready for tomorrow? Well, let’s get through today first. But yes, I’m ready for my workout tomorrow, whatever it’ll be

What’s on tap for your next workout? Leave a comment!! 

Welcome!!!

I’m so excited to finally have this blog up and running. I’ve known for awhile I needed to start a blog. It’ll help me share my thoughts, struggles and goal achievements with you, as well as hopefully give you some inspiration of your own to work towards your goals.

How did I come up with the title? You’re probably asking yourself this… I’ve had it in my head for a little while now. I was listening to a podcast, Your Kick-Ass Life with Andrea Owen, and in one of the episodes she mentioned how no one really talks about the unsexy side of weight loss. It’s always a “Here’s where I was, and here I am now! Boom! Sexy!!!” Well, we don’t go from overweight to sexy in a day. We have to work towards the goal, we have to get unsexy to get sexy, essentially.

After I finished the podcast, I’ve toyed with the idea of how to create a blog, that might one day appeal to the masses, and show the unsexy side of weight loss. Is there already one out there? I don’t know… if there is, that’s their story, this will be mine. Maybe I’ll have some guest writers who want to contribute their own unsexy weight loss journey; maybe it’ll only ever be me. Who knows, a lot can happen. Sometimes I may just link to a podcast I listened to and LOVED – whether it’s badass mentality related, weight loss, motivational, food intake, etc – it’ll depend on what the podcast is and how it affected me.

My goal is to post 1-2x per week, maybe more, maybe less depending on what’s going on – but minimum once per week.