Monday, October 28, 2013

The Beginning to the New Me.

Hello everyone!  So, I'm going to share with you a success story.  This story starts in the summer of 2010.  I ordered a pair of shorts from the Old Navy online store, in a size 10.  That was the last summer that I wore those shorts.  In the winter of 2011, I moved from Georgia to Germany, and then deployed to Afghanistan.  When I got home from Afghanistan, I pulled the shorts out of the closet, and I couldn't wear them.  I mean, I couldn't even lay down on the bed and to button them!  They were SO tight.  I didn't want to believe that I've gained that much weight, but apparently I did.

I lied to myself for months.  Reality hit when I was looking at pics that I was tagged in from a friend's birthday party.  I looked FAT.  But, I didn't want to admit it.  So, I stopped wearing the shirt, for a little while anyway.  I thought it was just my clothes that made me look that way. I've lost accountability of myself.

So, things really became critical when my career, and my chance of getting promoted was starting to fall through my hands....all of this because of some weight.  See, being in the Army, you are supposed to weigh a certain amount, and when you are over that, you get taped for body fat.  If your body fat is too high, then you are entered into the Army overweight program.  I was never there, just too close for comfort.

Anyway, I had to get my butt moving, and fast.  I was losing control.  The first thing I did was pulled Insanity off the shelf.  I saw how it worked for my husband, and he was about to start another round.  (He'd fallen into the same trap that I had, and gained a lot of weight during my deployment.)  Even with a permanent foot injury, I was able to modify the exercises to fit my needs.

Anyone who's ever completed a BeachBody program knows that at the end of each video, they advertise upcoming programs and Shakeology.  Well, the Shakeology got me curious.  I wanted it, I just couldn't afford to pay for it.  My friend Jozel, who I've known since 2010, told me that I could become a BeachBody Coach for free, and that would get me the discount for Shakeology.  That, put Shakeology in my reach.  I immediately ordered it, and within 36 hours of taking it, my digestion improved greatly.  My sugar cravings went away, and my energy went up!

By this time, I had ordered TurboFire, and had started on that program as well, and instantly fell in love with Chalene Johnson!  Her energy and motivation was enough to keep me going.  And I did.  And 90 days later, I felt better, looked better, and was a changed person for life.  I wanted more.

And here we are today.  I just started my third week of Focus T25, and those shorts that I couldn't wear when I returned home from Afghanistan....they fit now.  Actually, they fit better than what they did when I first bought them!

So, now that I'm on this path that has changed my life, why not join me.  Like my FB Page.  Learn how I can help you reach your fitness goals.  You'll feel better that you did!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Infomercials, and The Lies That They Promise.

By now, most people have seen informercials on just about anything.  You can cook a meal in just a few minutes, lose weight with a magic pill, get a hose that magically shrinks as it empties, buy hair and make up products that will make you look like a beauty queen, and just about any cleaner that 'naturally' cleans your entire house....all with the power of steam.  

Most people fall into the trap of instant gratification products, as I did.  I've purchased the device that shocks your abs into the six pack that everyone wants.  I've also purchased the steam cleaners, juicers, indoor grills, and workout DVD's all with the promise that I'll have a cleaner house, a healthier body, and better digestion.  While most products can be seen as scams, and we know as scams, everyone wants that instant gratification feeling.  We want to instantly lose weight without actually doing any work.  We want to instantly clean our homes, and we want to instantly cook a meal.  

But here's the deal:  To get what you want out of life, you have to work at it.  You have to put effort into cleaning your home, cooking your meals, getting and staying healthy.  I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you have to work.

While some of the products do work, most do not.  I love my George Foreman Grill.  I also love my Shark Steam mop!  Those products actually work.  I've made the best tasting pork chops, and had a super clean floor in no time!  But, other products, like Hydroxycut and the Ab Shocker do not work.  To get those abs that I want, and to lose these extra 15 lbs, I have to work....not take a magic pill and shock those muscles.  (While shock therapy is a good form of physical therapy, I don't recommend it as a way to get fit.)

So, to get fit, I chose Beachbody.  Why?  Well, for one, they offer a ton of different variety of exercise programs that you can choose from.  From intense cardio, to body building, to flexibility, to yoga, there are several programs for just about every personality out there, and every age group.  Second, they offer online community to help motivate you to get healthy.  You can join a challenge group, or start one yourself.  And, once you've received successful results, if you decide, you can become an online coach, to help other people become successful in their fitness goals.  It's all about finding what's right for you, and helping others achieve the same results.

So, if you are interested in becoming fit, let me help you achieve those goals.  I can help you choose the program that's right for you.  Don't rely on instant gratification products that are sold on informercials to help you reach your fitness goals.  You are only throwing your money away.  (Trust me, I know.)  Message me, and I can help you choose a program that fits you....your fitness goals, all within your budget.
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