Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fitness and me....

Reposted from The Real Healthwives:
When Jamie and I started this we started with Body Rock's 30 day challenge and the only issue for me was the program did not have a normal length, one day it would be 45 minutes and the next an hour and 15 minutes. It was so annoying and frusterating and honestly made me want to throw in the towel and just not work out at all. It was so horrible to try to fit in those workouts with 4 kids at home.

A few friends of mine were doing some of the Beachbody workouts and the 21 Day Fix had just came out, it was 21 days and 30 minutes a day. I was instantly intrigued by this. I had never done home workouts before trying Body Rock so I was a tad weary still. I thought the only way to get fit was hitting the gym. That awesome YMCA membership we had that was $80 a month. Yeah the one we hadn't used in 7 months, that one! Great investment Allie! :)

Well I decided to give the 21 Day Fix a shot. My friend told me that I could coach for free if I bought the challenge pack. I didnt really know if coaching would be for me since I was at home all day with kids and not really interacting with too many adults on a normal basis. I figured I would try it out and since coaching was free I would just see what happened for the first month. I started slowly posting my honest results on the program and also Shakeology, which I swore would not be for me. But now it is part of my daily life, it gives me an extra boost because I am always the last to get fed around here. I am always feeding everyone else and by the time I am done they have devoured every last bite! haha So the shakes work amazing for me. I just mix and drink! Done and done!! 

Well here I am 3 months after taking the leap of fitness coaching with Beachbody and I am so in love with this little job and also the HUGE benefit of my body being the most in shape it has been in 6 years. I weigh less than I did in college which is shocking to me because I was constantly working out and doing gymnastics because I cheered co-ed at a D-1 school. So to hit a lower weight than I was then is huge for me!! It just goes to show that you can do ANYTHING you put your mind to!!

The biggest thing for me has been staying true to myself, I love to eat. I love food and I love starbucks so those were my non negotiables. I wanted to find a perfect mix that involved eating mostly clean, a quick workout and my favorite sweets and treats here and there. I can honestly say I have found my happy mix. I still have my calorie high Starbucks Carmel Ribbon crunch frappe weekly (or twice a week) and I still eat my favorite foods. Its just more spread out than it used to be. I save my sweets for the weekend and try to keep my weekdays as clean as possible, which isnt always possible. But I keep trudging forward and making the healthiest choices I can!
I was 138 when we started this journey after baby #4. My weight was at a complete stand still and I felt so uncomfortable in my body. I wear always wearing loose clothing and tights because my regular pants did not fit. I am now 117. And like I said I am not perfect by any means. I do try my best and do my unhealthy eating on the weekends, mainly Saturday haha! But I just try to keep my big meals as clean as possible and also like I said earlier I do drink my shakeo almost daily! 

Other than my body changing my entire outlook on life has changed. I have taken this whole coaching thing to the next level by building my own team of coaches and am helping them all reach their goals personally and in the business. I reached Diamond coach last month and I am still blown away by all of this.

 I never imagined I could make money while staying at home and just getting myself healthy and sharing my tips. When we first started this blog we had decided I would keep my beachbody talk to my original blog but Beachbody and their programs have been the REASON I am where I am today so me not talking about them would be completely wrong. They are the reason I now weigh what I did in high school. They are the reason I am able to workout at home with 4 kids. They are the reason I am comfortable in my skin FINALLY. My weight has been a struggle through pregnancy. My weigh gains were between 30-70lbs. Yes 70! That was baby #1. I weighed as much as my husband did. Awesome right? So you can do it, you can get your body back ladies. I swear it!!!! I have been in your shoes. I have been uncomfortable but I finally FOUND something that works for me and my life!!!

I am also helping other women on their journeys. I cannot tell you how great it is to see messages like this almost weekly from the women I have helped. It is so REWARDING!!
So there is my Fitness Coaching story and why I love Beachbody!!! If you ever have questions on the programs or anything beachbody related you know where to find me!!! Just message me and I will help you pin point the exact program!! I just started PiYo and am in LOVE!!! I will update my results when I finish a full cycle!!! xoxo- Allie

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