Happy April!! I can’t
believe that Spring is officially here and Summer is right around the
corner! Here in Central PA the weather
temps have been up and down, causing us to have a few sandals and short sleeved
shirts out. When I think back to a few years ago, I actually dreaded this time of year. It wasn’t’ the
weather that I wasn’t looking forward to.
It was the change in wardrobes. I
was always nervous to try on those crop pants and shorts and was hesitant on
ditching the bulky sweaters. Why? Well, like many people, it was pretty much
habit for me to put on a few extra pounds through Winter. I mean, why not? The heavy and baggy Winter clothes hid some
extra pounds pretty well.
So as the cycle would continue, I would “diet” for a few
weeks, drop those extra pounds, and viola!
The clothes would fit again. That’s
great right? Actually, not really. I used to have this perception that if you
just eat less and stick to fruits and veggies you would magically become
thinner and healthy. What I apparently WASN’T
comprehending was that the energy was going right down with the pounds. And should I mention that when you lose
weight, if you aren’t actually exercising then you aren’t building any muscle
and getting any stronger either. I love
that phrase “strong is the new skinny.”
That is the exact concept that I want both of my girls to engrave in
their minds, which is why I almost always exercise in front of them and of
course eat healthy.
Those little eyes are always looking up to us. It’s
like that monkey see monkey do concept.
At 4 years old my youngest daughter is able to identify whether
something is healthy or not. Of course,
like most kids, she loves her junk. But she knows the rule…she’s gotta eat
healthy foods first!
So what made me break that typical and viscous cycle that
kept happening? LEARNING how to truly
eat healthy AND incorporating daily exercise (or at least 5 to 6 days per
week). Am I a size 0? NO! Am
I “skinny?” NO! I’m healthy, I’m strong, and I’m in the best
shape of my life! How did I do it? A little something called a Beachbody
It’s on online accountability group that taught me how to
eat healthy, how to meal plan, kept me motivated daily, and held me accountable
24/7. I made an investment into my
health by committing to a fitness program that met my needs and replaced one
meal per day with Shakeology. Let me
tell you, Shakeology was NOT something that I necessarily wanted to do. I knew
I was going to be losing my income due to making the decision to take a year
off from my job so I was a bit concerned that I wasn’t going to have the money
to keep up with it. That was FAR from
the truth! I feel in love with
Shakeology (despite me saying “I don’t do shakes”) and it didn’t actually end
up being much of an added expense. I was
able to cut a TON of processed foods out of my kitchen and I was/am getting my
daily dose of nutrients because of it.
Here is an example of one of my typical meal plans that I follow each week:
|21 Day Fix and 22 Minute Hard Corps Meal Plan |
So, 3 years later I have been paying it forward by running
my own online accountability groups to help others live a healthier
|Health and Fitness Accountability Group |
My next group begins on April 11th and if you
aren’t already actively working with a Coach then I am inviting YOU to
How does it
I have a closed Facebook group set up so only the members of
the group can see what is being posted.
On April 11th we will begin with a planning week where I have
everyone create their goals, take measurements and before pics (no, you don’t
share these with the group), and then we dive in to the meal planning
process. By Monday, April 18th
everyone will have a plan in place and workouts ready to go! I will provide
daily support, motivation, and accountability throughout the group and am also
available to help with 1:1 support.
What are the requirement’s?
Before the group begins I will get you hooked up with a
fitness program to meet your needs.
There are programs that range from 22 minutes per day up to about 40
minutes. There are workouts that are
cardio based, cardio / resistance, some that includes weights, sandbags, you
name it! There is something for everyone! In addition, we will all incorporate
Shakeology for one meal per day for the duration of the group. Don’t worry, you will still be eating plenty
of “real food.” LOL I hear a lot of
people (including myself at first) say that they don’t’ want to drink a meal
and they want to eat real food. But
guess what? Shakeology is “real food”
and come on, who wouldn’t want to drink a milkshake for a quick healthy
breakfast, lunch, or even a snack! When
the group is over you can make the decision to continue with Shakeology or call
it quits. There are no strings
attached! These products are purchased
through something called a “Challenge Pack.” It’s a discounted pack that
includes your program of choice and Shakeology. It’s MUCH cheaper than
purchasing the items separately not to mention you get super discounted
shipping, a free 30 day trial to Beachbody on Demand, and of course, access to my group!
How can you reserve
SIMPLE! Fill out and
submit the application below and I will be in touch within 24 hours. If you would prefer you can reach out to me
via email at email@example.com. Please use the subject line “April 11th
Here’s the thing.
There is never a “perfect” time to get healthy. We are ALWAYS going to
face obstacles and have excuses as to why we can or can’t start something. So why not just do it NOW. Jump in with both feet and change your life around with guidance and support. The worst that can happen is you get healthier, stronger, and gain more confidence!!