Fitness Coach & Homeschool Mom

Month: April 2013

Home Business Opportunity

Home Business Opportunity

Who wouldn’t want to be a part of a $4 MILLION multi level marketing company?! If you would like to start your own business under the Beachbody umbrella, contact me today and I’ll get your training started! You’ll never know what you can do until […]

What IS Shakeology?!

What IS Shakeology?!

Watch this brief video & hear it straight from Darin Olien, the creator of Shakeology!

WOW.  I have seen a LOT of posts

WOW.  I have seen a LOT of posts

WOW.  I have seen a LOT of posts recently bashing Beachbody & its coaches.  Kind of a lot of strong feelings & hatred toward us I guess!

I do have to laugh when I see posts about how P90X is not a “real” workout.  I saw it being compared to Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred.  I think Jillian Michaels is great and I have no reason to bash her but comparing her workout to Tony Horton’s is silly.  They are two completely different workouts.  

Someone else said Insanity is boring.  Really?  Ok….everyone has their own opinion!  I love it!

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Someone said that Chalene Johnson is the most annoying person on the planet.  I guess being passionate about something is annoying.  Not everyone is going to like everyone!

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I saw a LOT of posts about Shakeology.  Overpriced.  Garbage.  Tastes awful.  The comments went on & on.  

ImagePrice:  Its $130 per bag.   Thats $4.30 per shake.  I used to spend $5+ at McDonalds, Dunkin Donuts, random coffee shops and cafes.  I was getting far less nutritional food for more money.  How many vitamins were in my bagel sandwich?  Probably not many!  Even my healthiest options at a nicer restaurant were not giving me the same nutrients that Shakeology gives me.  Some will say they just eat at home, which is GREAT!  Are you getting ALL of the vitamins that Shakeology has?  

Then, the comments about the coaches.  Well, I have to admit, some of them annoy me too.  Some are obnoxious with their postings but most just care about other people and how else are they going to promote their business if they don’t advertise it?  MOST are not dieticians, nutritionists, doctors, nurses, etc. but some are.  I am not.  I never claimed to be one.  What I offer my customers is assistance in finding the right programs, the right meal plans and directing them in creating their own path for their journey.  I don’t tell people what to eat but I do help them in finding the information.  Beachbody offers meal plans and usually, I will direct people to the Eat Clean Diet by Tosca Reno (although I terribly dislike the use of the word diet).

“Its a pyramid scheme”…not its not.

pyramid scheme  n.

A fraudulent moneymaking scheme in which people are recruited to make payments to others above them in a hierarchy while expecting to receive payments from people recruited below them. Eventually the number of new recruits fails to sustain the payment structure, and the scheme collapses with most people losing the money they paid in.
 
It IS Multi Level Marketing:
Multi-level marketing (MLM) is a marketing strategy in which the sales force is compensated not only for sales they personally generate, but also for the sales of others they recruit, creating a downline of distributors and a hierarchy of multiple levels of compensation.
 
There are MANY other MLM companies in existence.  Amway, Melaleuca, Isagenix, Herbalife, Arbonne, Xango, Morinda, Shaklee, Forever Living, Monavie, Pampered Chef, Partylite, Stampin Up, Creative Memories, Tastefully Simple, Avon and many others.  
 
What I don’t understand is why the bashing is done to Beachbody but not to Herbalife or Isanegix, which basically promotes shakes that have artificial ingredients in them!  Maybe its because they have been around since 1980 and its a household name.  Beachbody is fairly new, originated in 1998 but did not start with the coaching opportunity until 2008.  
 
I became a coach in 2010 because I wanted to save the 25% on the products and especially, Shakeology.  I didn’t pay much attention to the business side of the opportunity though.  I didn’t think I could do it.  Fast forward 3 years and I’m a Diamond Coach.  I don’t have to leave my kids to go to a job, I’m able to bring in an additional income to my husband’s 2 full time jobs and I can supply us with the extras.  He can take days off from his electrical business without worrying about the bills!
 
This is a full time job to many people.  So, instead of being aggravated that they are posting on Facebook, understand that this is their income.  If it doesn’t interest you, just move on and read something else.  If your “so sick of seeing Beachbody coaching pages”  don’t like them!  I don’t have the slightest interest in Avon-but I don’t get mad that people invite me to their parties or send me their booklets.  I just kindly decline their offer-at least they are trying to build a business on their own.  
 
Hopefully people will see that Beachbody is serious about their passion & mission to help End the Trend of Obesity.  Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all just get along?  🙂

 

KidsBuild Boston

KidsBuild Boston

KidsBuild Boston! We took the boys to an event in Boston on Saturday that was amazing.  It was hosted by BSA (Boston Society of Architecture) and was 100% free. The boys were able to choose any building in a city and then design & create […]

Make Your Own Life Changes!

Make Your Own Life Changes!

Make Your Own Life Changes   So many times, I hear people (even myself!) say “I wish…..” (I had a job, I could lose weight, had more money, could go on vacation, had more friends, etc)  Wishes are great when your a kid with a […]

Beachbody Success Story….Rob

Beachbody Success Story….Rob

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 what else they eat at the station!  There are a lot of hours there and I’m certain the snack foods are consumed more than they would be at home!
This is the story I’ll show my husband today!  Fortunately for him, I already ordered Combat and should be here today!
I’ve been a firefighter for 18 years. But that didn’t stop me from letting myself go. I had a bad knee, a ruptured PCL, and a million excuses for my poor diet and lack of exercise. Yeah, I was embarrassed. I was ashamed to take my shirt off at the beach. And I had constant back pain.

But it wasn’t until I found myself eating a ¾-lb. burger, large fries and onion rings on September 11, 2011 that it really hit me. I was dishonoring the memory of my fallen brothers by letting myself go. They gave everything and I was giving nothing. I sat at my desk, coffee cup balanced on my belly and thought, “you’re disgusting.”

I needed a change. And I was finally ready to make it.

Shakeology was the start. I’ve had one a day now for 12 months and I can’t imagine going without it. Not just because it helps control my urge to eat junk food, but also because it has fueled my LES MILLS COMBAT workouts. COMBAT has improved my balance, coordination, cardio condition—and it melted the fat off my. It feels great to get out and push myself—the sweat flies and the frustrations of life are gone.

I’ve gone from 234 lbs. down to 178—the lowest I’ve been since my twenties. I’m off blood pressure medication. I am full of energy. I sleep better than ever. My testosterone has jumped from 520 to 675…and I AM HEALTHY!

Best of all, I am a leader again and an asset to my crew of firefighters. I am their captain and it feels awesome to be back. Most people won’t get this, but here’s the most profound change: I rely on bottled air when I enter a burning structure. In the past I would use a 45-minute bottle in about 20 minutes. Not good and not safe. But now I can make the same bottle last for nearly 50 minutes! That’s incredible.

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derm Exclusive Review…part two…end of 30 days

derm Exclusive Review…part two…end of 30 days

Derm Exclusive Update….30 Day Review   So, I finished my 30 day Derm Exclusive on March 29th but haven’t had a chance to sit down and write my review so here it is! I was hesitant about Derm Exclusive because I don’t generally trust any […]

Catch Up!

Catch Up!

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 […]

100th Day of School

100th Day of School

100th Day of School!

Wow!  This month is flying by!  February is such a short month anyway and I really booked us solid this month!  We have had nonstop field trips, classes and appointments!  I can’t remember the last time we just had a day to relax.  I need to remember to schedule one soon.
 We passed our 100th day of school!!!  My little guy went off to preschool so my big guy & I had a few fun activities.  We read a book:  100 Days of School and then did a project with the number “100″

The project on the bottom right was math based with measurements and weight.  The portrait of himself at 100 years old made me laugh.  I think all kids think old people have canes! I need to work on his idea of that. As a matter of fact, after he drew this picture, I drew MY picture at age 100…I should have taken a photo of it!  It was an old woman, NOT hunched over, NO cane and instead, she had dumbbells!  It led us into a discussion of nutrition, bone density & aging gracefully.

Happy 100 Days!

Happy St Patricks Day!

Happy St Patricks Day!

Happy St Patricks Day! I was leary of homeschooling for so long and afraid my kids would miss out on all the fun stuff that kids do in school.  I want to make their childhoods as perfect as possible…whatever perfect is!  Thankfully, there is Pinterest!  I […]