Okay guys, so I almost didn’t write this post today. Since I announced my husband and I were halfway done with the T25 exercise program and loving every day of it, I have gotten HUNDREDS of emails from you all wanting to know more. I’ve stayed up late every night this week working to respond personally to each and every one of you. So why hesitant, you ask? Well, because I’m human! Opening up and being vulnerable on the internet about something that I really believe in and am passionate about scares me sometimes. However, if I can help just one of you feel better about yourself and live a happier, healthier life then it’s worth it to me.
So here we go. I’ll talk first about our experience with the exercise program and then afterwards, get into shortly why I became a coach. All this is super honest and comes from my heart. I know there are always conflicting opinions but keep in mind I won’t tolerate any cruel comments. This is supposed to be encouraging.
I started T25 after one of the Beachbody coaches who I know through mutual friends messaged me on Facebook and asked me if I had any interest in joining her “challenge group”. At the time, I didn’t. Life was super busy and I was like “ughhhhh another workout program that — let’s be honest — I probably will quit…no thanks. Plus, it’s expensive. Plus…a challenge group? I don’t even know what that is. No.” Anyway, two months went by and then I finally messaged her back saying I was tired of feeling tired all the time…I wanted to get back in shape and find an at home exercise program my husband and I could enjoy doing together since going to the gym isn’t an option for us. She recommended T25 to me. I thought about it for a few days, consulted Gina (who I have known for years and whose opinion I really trust!), then bought the challenge pack, which consists of the program (10 dvds) + a month’s supply of Shakeology. I never looked back! We started immediately and have loved every day.
It’s a 10 week program — you work out 5x a week for 25 minutes a day. Expect to get your butt kicked…but in a good way. The instructor, Shaun T, is super motivating and you will see results FAST, especially if you combine it with drinking Shakeology every day. Honestly, it’s been a month now and I feel like a whole different person. I feel more fit, healthier and overall, happier. My husband is the same. I really could look you in the eye right now and tell you that I feel like I’m a better mom because I’m taking care of myself. I’m carving out time in the day to focus on myself and it’s been amazing. This isn’t about me trying to sell you something — this is just me telling you these at home exercise programs, and the online support that comes with them, is amazing and life changing.
Now onto why I became a Beachbody coach. First, maybe I should explain what a Beachbody coach is and what it isn’t.
Being a coach is about motivating others to exercise and support them in their fitness goals.
It is about being that extra push someone needs to get back in shape.
It is providing one on one support in an online setting (both individual and small group).
It is about me providing you with meal plans, healthy recipes and tips on how to reach your goals.
It is about me being a motivator, a cheerleader and a support whatever your goals may be.
It’s NOT about me being a fitness expert, “guru”, or personal trainer. It’s not about me doing the work for you — you have to do that. I’ll be hosting my own challenge groups monthly where people can feel encouraged and motivated in a small, intimate group setting as they work to accomplish their goals.
I wasn’t sure I wanted to jump into something new like this right now, and honestly, when my friend Brittany originally confronted me asking me if I wanted to be a coach I said NO. But then all your emails…some of them made me cry. I found that I absolutely loved talking about this and motivating you guys. So I thought, why not? I’m going to give this a go because I truly believe in the products, love the positive community of Beachbody coaches and, most of all, love helping people live more fulfilling lives.
That’s all I’ve got for today, folks – naptime is almost up and a load of laundry is calling my name. Have a terrific weekend! I’m happy to discuss more of anything I wrote about in this blog post with you —- just shoot me an email. I’m looking for one or two women who love fitness, helping others and social media to join my coaching team this month. If you feel like this might be YOU, let’s chat. 🙂