Watch this brief video & hear it straight from Darin Olien, the creator of Shakeology!
Make Your Own Life Changes
In 1996, I decided I was sick of hanging around with a bunch of people who were not motivated. We did the same thing day in & day out. My boyfriend at the time lived in Florida and we decided to move in together…we just needed to figure out where (since I was in New England). We chose North Carolina at random and we both packed up and moved. Just like that.
It didn’t work out ‘quite’ like I had planned, so I packed up & moved 2 years later to a different part of NC because my journey there wasn’t done, just the part with him was. So I left, just like that.
Two years after that, I had a few amazing new friends, loved the city, loved my job but missed my family. My adventure in NC was over, so I packed up & moved…just like that.
In 2002, life was getting boring again (do you see a pattern?) so I changed my friends again. I decided no more bars or doing the same thing every night. I changed my friends again and my job. Just like that. In 2003, I met a boy (again, he was my very first boyfriend when I was 15!) and we got married. Never expected to be married and in RI, but there I was!
In 2006, I had my first son. Amazing. Love. Incredible. Until my husband went back to work & I was alone with this bundle…who was usually sleeping. What was I supposed to do with him? I only had one other friend with a baby. So, I started a moms group & hoped people would join. They did! Over 100 families joined & I made some amazing friends…just like that.
In 2009, I was tired & bored (oops, again?!) I had my second son in 2008 and was just overweight & tired. I saw an infomercial for P90X and knew I had to have it. (and I never buy anything from tv…the internet, yes, but never an infomercial!) It changed my life. I was a size 12 (on the tight side) and in 90 days I was a size 8 (still a bit tight but 10s were loose). I signed up to be a Beachbody Coach for the discount & its become my full time job, well, its my full time pay check but part time hours!
I have gone up & down over the past few years with the scale but I know what to do to get back on track. No more wishing though, no more get quick fixes, no fad diets. I just know I have to eat healthy, exercise 5-6 times per week, drink water & make it happen.
No matter what it is that you WANT in your life, you have to MAKE it happen!!! Go for it!
You deserve it!
Rob’s story really caught my attention…not only because of his dramatic transformation but because my husband has also been a firefighter for 18 years! While my husband doesn’t eat burgers & fries all the time, he will still indulge on occasion….and I’m not exactly sure […]
I finally downloaded a bunch of pictures from our homeschool ventures over the past couple of weeks before I got sick!
First, one of Cam’s favorite class is Lego Class. Its a drop off at a community police center & he gets to hang out with his buddies and build really cool stuff with Legos!
They take music together. Cam isn’t too sure he likes it yet but Ryan is pretty sure he does. He loves music and the fact that the teacher brought in the theme song to CHiPS (yes, that CHiPS) in for him and “Another One Bites The Dust”, he’s pretty happy there. They sing, listen to music, dance & do yoga. I really think its great for them…and I’m the assistant…thankfully, I do not have to sing! Oh, and I did I mention theres a GIRL….