Our bodies are a gift

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Our bodies are a gift that we too often take for granted. This picture was taken about a week into my bed rest with the twins last year. I’m smiling on the outside, but on the inside I was feeling something different. After we snapped this pic Cole ran outside to the backyard to enjoy the beautiful day while I reclined deeper into the couch.

Why am I sharing this? Because I don’t want you to take for granted your body’s amazing abilities like I did. Stretch your arms and legs, run or walk, increase your push-ups count or add more weight to your dumbbells. Even if you’ve never worked out in your life, just ask yourself one question. How would you feel if you didn’t have a choice? If you didn’t have the choice whether you could go for a walk or train for a 5K or push play and do a 30 minute workout at home?

Even if you don’t want to or you come up with a million reasons for not working out. Just remember you CAN. You have that freedom of choice, every day. So isn’t it worth it to just do it?

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Welcome to my office. I just sat down with one of my 21 Day Fix challengers to help her plan out her first week of meals, snacks, Shakeology and workouts. We went through her likes, her dislikes, her worries and her motivations. Nearing the end of our hour together she looked down at her meal plan kind of surprised and said, “Lindsay, I can do this!” To which I replied, “Of course, you can.”

A couple of months ago I would have been shakin’ in my boots and doubting my ability to help anyone on their health and fitness journey. I mean, who did I think I was anyways? I was just a health enthusiast. Reading articles, working out and blogging heathy recipes was a hobby. Sure, it would nice to make a job out of it someday, but I’m not qualified to do that.

I might not have a degree in nutrition and I’m not a certified personal trainer, but I am a great coach and leader. I have a lifetime of experience being that. I’m building a team of dream chasers and helping others crush their health goals. All because I made the decision to get out of my comfort zone and buy a Beachbody program. Regardless of what change you want to make in your life, every great accomplishment starts with the decision to try.

When I greeted my friend at the door she apologized for taking up time on our Sunday. Taking up time to do something that fills me with JOY? I’ll gladly whip out my post-it notes, meal planning calendar and colorful pens for you anytime.

Saying yes to Beachbody coaching

My story begins when a friend posted a picture on Instagram of her 21 Day Fix Challenge pack arriving in the mail. My husband and I wanted a health refresh after having the twins so we put in our order. We figured we’d follow the meal plan, drink our daily Shakeology and sweat out the 30 minute workouts. We’d lose a few pounds and once the 21 days were over we’d move on. The coaching opportunity was mentioned to me a few times throughout the month, but I didn’t think too much about it. Then on day 21 we took our “after” pictures. It is not in my comfort zone to show these before and after photos, but I think it’s important to share my whole story. When the after pictures were taken I was three months postpartum with the twins. These are my results from one round of 21 Day Fix:

21 day fix before and after

The moment I looked at this photo collage I knew I would be saying yes to becoming a Beachbody coach. I knew I wanted other people to feel this way. 21 Day Fix laid out the road map, but I put in the work and these were the results. The group support kept me accountable and I was able to continue breastfeeding my twins because I was getting plenty of calories with the meal plan! There are so many reasons I love this program, but I’ll save that for another post. (Shout out to this amazing group of challengers who loved round one so much that they are now pushing through round two!)

New Year New You

Fast forward a week. I’m hosting my first 21 Day Fix challenge group on February 9th and I couldn’t be more excited to start helping people achieve their fitness goals. As far as the business opportunity I’ve already made enough commissions to pay for our monthly Shakeology supply. That was my original goal…to help people…and break even to be able to pay for our Beachbody orders. Now that I’ve achieved that in just the first week my mind is starting to open up to greater possibilities.

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What if by saying YES to Beachbody coaching I can…

– Achieve my own fitness goals by immersing myself in a supportive community
– Align my lifelong passion for health and wellness with my online marketing career
– Stay at home with my kids while relieving some financial burden from my husband
– Contribute to our kids education fund
– Afford to travel the country and the world with my family

I’m excited about the possibilities and I would like to invite you on this journey. Whether you are looking for a fitness business opportunity, or you need help finding an exercise and nutrition program that works for you…I want to help! Please leave a comment or fill out my contact form and I will get back to you.