Wednesday, May 31, 2017

When I became a coach all I wanted to do was get my life back. I tell this story often, I was an clinically depressed, unhappy, overweight alcoholic that chain-smoked cigarettes. I drank daily, dreaming of a better life and then I was introduced to coaching. 

I was apprehensive at first. I didn't know what it was, I didn't know how to do it and I was afraid of messing up. My original thought was I will do this long enough to make my money back for investing in my program. I'll be honest it took quite a while before I even started using that program...but I did. 

I lost 14.5 pounds in 3 weeks. I got more involved in coaching. I made life long friends and relationships. I found a community of people just like me that wanted to be more and give more. 

I was finally part of something larger than myself. The lives these coaches lived encouraged me to get sober and  June 9th will be 3 years without a drink and 2 without a cigarette. I have less depressive episodes than ever in my life. I'm just happier to the core. 

I gained back my self-confidence, my sense of self worth and a family. I've lost more weight than I've ever lost before with the body beast program this year and I am 15 pounds from my goal weight.  I've done races, competitions and challenged my body and my mind in ways I never thought I could. I've become a person that I'm proud of and it just keeps getting better.  

I didn't know coaching would give so much back to me. I just wanted to lose weight and have a better life and I've gained so much more.  So.....what do I do as a coach? Well,  I  lead by example,  I encourage, I'm an entrepreneur, I'm a dreamer and a do-er.  We believe in living out our dreams. It takes time to transform your mind and body. Time to build your business, but the time is going to pass anyway. Knowing  you have the confidence opportunity and freedom to live your best worth it.   

What will coaching change for you? 

 New coach training starts June 1 comment "I'm ready" below or send me a private message if you're ready to change your life in every way imaginable.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Build your own dreams

Beachbody is expanding this fall to the U.K!!!! Guys this is huge, if you live there or have friends and family there then you need to tag them below. This is an opportunity like no other and the perfect opportunity to jump in and be some of the first coaches in the U.K!!! The potential is will be off the charts!!!!

This business has changed my life and I am so close to never having to work for anyone else ever again. Fulfill your dreams not someone else's. I can't wait to see this change more lives across the Atlantic <3

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Blackened Tilapia w/avocado salsa

1 tilapia fillet
2 teaspoons olive oil
For the blackening seasoning:
½ teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon pepper
For the salsa:
1 cup finely diced cucumber, peeled and seeds scooped out
1 tablespoon finely minced red onion
½ jalapeno, seeds and ribs removed, finely minced
1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
½ avocado, diced into small cubes
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
Tsp of olive oil

Friday, May 19, 2017

The things that hold us back.

Happy Friday, you know what I was just thinking? Of course you don't, so I'm gonna tell I was thinking about the things that hold us back. This morning as I weighed myself and noticed how much closer I am to my goals.  I started to think about getting there; what happens when I get there? what happens after I get there? what happens if I lose focus before I get there?  Seeing more of my success this morning evoked feelings of fear. Isn't that strange?  

 I've known for a while that although I was miserable being heavier and eating crap, there's a certain level of comfort there.  In my misery was familiarity, I knew what to expect. But this is not familiar. I don't know what it's like getting here and to continue moving forward is unchartered territory. I don't know what to expect. I don't know what it's gonna be like and that's a little scary...even though I know I want it. 

Those feelings alone: the fear, the uncertainty can be all it takes to send you into a tailspin and ruin all your hard work.  i'm going to be completely transparent right now....I'm a little scared. I'm scared of "what if I fail" and "what if it's not enough"? 

Enough of what I don't really know.  I think. I'm thinking it might be what if it's not enough to make me happy. To make me feel whole or complete. But you see that's how this journey goes. Weight-loss is way more than about what your putting into your mouth and how often you move your body. A lot of times it's deeper issues. Not feeling worthy or capable. Now while I don't completely understand all of the feelings I'm having right now, what's important is that I recognize it, do my best to work through it and channel it into energy to fuel my workouts. That's  all I really can do. As much as I'm afraid, going backward just isn't an option.  Moving forward, even if it's one small step at a time.πŸ’›. Happy Friday

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Being intentional

Happy Tuesday, so I've been really working on getting my diet as clean as possible and eating in a more strategic manner. 

I'm setting how many grams of carbs I can have (healthy carbs) how many grams of protein,  and how many grams of healthy fat so that I can achieve the results that I want.  When you get to a certain point in your weight-loss you have to make adjustments to get where you want to go you don't stall out. 

I have switched to increasing my healthy fat intake, lowering again my carbs except for days where I have triathlon and Peachtree Road race workouts added in. I am lowering my protein to a place that I can maintain the muscle I've built but still lowered it accordingly. 

I just hope I can stay focused on eating like this at least for the next 4 to 5 weeks

So that's my transformation basically. I am being even more intentional about what I do to get what I want. Which can be annoying and tedious and I hate things that are annoying and tedious πŸ™My husband came by and cooked all this amazing food for me to eat for the next three or four days, because I know preparation is key. I'm sure I'm gonna be totally sick of chicken by Friday. πŸ˜’ 

 I have to eat like this until probably mid June to lean out some more. Then I can start to focus more on definition for competition. So that's a transformation for me. I think because I've never broken it down this intentional before.  This is a bit more strategic and a lot more tedious so I'm hoping I don't get overwhelmed like I usually do. Happy Tuesday πŸ’›

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The high I keep chasing

One of the toughest things about running is that little voice in my head that makes me want to quit. The mental battle that takes place when I am on a run is freakin' nuts. These are some of the thoughts that go through my mind when I'm running:

"I don't want to do this" "this fu^kin' sucks", "oh my God how much further are you going", "No all of this is just in my head" I can do this" I know my body can do it, I've done it before" then the high kicks in, my body adjusts, my breathing slows and for a moment everything gets quiet except for my music..... the beats fuel my drive, my legs are gliding and they feel good, I've got a good pace and nothing hurts. The endorphins have kicked in and I feel like the athlete that I always knew I could be........and that lasts for about 30 seconds..and it all starts back over 

No, it lasts a bit longer than that but it's legit a constant mental battle the entire run. But those bursts of "the runners high" feels so good that it keeps me going. And then it's over and you think... man..... I can't wait to do that again. You are pretty much chasing that high. But instead of rehab you end up with a hot  πŸ˜€

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Workout Wednesday

Happy Hump day, today let's get over the hump of this workout week. Start with the cardio workout below and then top it off with 1 minute of plank jacks. If you need to modify your plank jack simply step one foot out to the side and bring it back one at a time and eliminate the bounce.Then you are going to do 1 minute of atomic mountain climbers. πŸ˜€