Every. Single. Day!

Hi Folks:

Since becoming a Beachbody Coach a few months ago I’ve learned a few things.

  1. Just because I’m a coach doesn’t mean that I will automatically get “skinny”.

We live in a society that really loves the idea of instant gratification. Meaning, we love the idea of losing 40 pounds overnight. I say that in jest, but the reality is that we really do look for so many ways to short cut the process. I’ll be the first to admit that I would love for the process to go so much faster than it has, but without my struggle, I know that I won’t appreciate my changing body the way that I should. Yes, I fluctuate quite a bit, but I’m working towards being better, doing better, and teaching better on a regular basis, and I’m ok with that.

  1. Just because I’m a coach doesn’t mean that I will never crave sweet and salty treats.

I do crave sweets from time to time. This is usually a result of stress, hormones, or boredom. Being a coach doesn’t make me immune to these pressures, I just have to make a conscious choice to do what’s right for my body. It is ok to indulge from time to time, but that occasional indulgence cannot turn into a daily recurring activity.

  1. Just because I’m a coach doesn’t mean that every single day I’ll “feel” like working out.

There, I said it. I DO NOT always want to work out and there are some days that I have to literally force myself and others where it simply may not happen. That said, I try to limit how many days I skip workouts because it doesn’t benefit me in any way to sit and do nothing. Change doesn’t happen by wishing for it. I have to get up and do it.

  1. Just because I’m a Beachbody coach, I do have access to some of the most amazing fitness programs, nutrition and support.

Being a Beachbody coach has opened my eyes to the impact of home fitness programs. I used to not be able to motivate myself to push through a program and actually complete it. However, since becoming a coach I have completed 21 Day Fix twice and I’m chipping away at P90X3. The daily dose of nutrition that I get from Shakeology can’t be beat! I’ve tried a lot other shakes before and nothing compares to what I get and how I feel from using Shakeology. As far as the support, I’ve typically not been one to share a lot on social media but because of coaching, I’ve been way more active and guess what, people are cheering me on the whole way. Accountability is huge with Beachbody and I have met some pretty cool people that I would have never come in contact with if I hadn’t made the decision to start coaching. I also have access to great mentors who are helping me develop my business. The access that I have to people who are making it work is incredible.

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I named this post “Every. Single. Day!” because we are a direct results of our actions every single day. Every day we decide how we are going to respond to external pressures that try to come at us. Every day we decide whether or not to prepare healthy foods ahead of time or risk falling into the trap of fast food. Every single day we decide whether or not we are going to get up off the couch and press play!

A few days ago I shared on Facebook that I would be starting a 3-Day Refresh as soon as I got it in the mail. I’m not doing it to lose a few extra pounds in a few days, I’m doing it because my body needs to regroup and I need to recharge my metabolism. I’ve been stressed for a few weeks and because of that stress, I’ve indulged in more junk than I should have. Now that things are starting to normalize, it’s time to get my nutrition back in order and I’m using the Refresh to kick start that process. So, every single day through my Refresh, I’ll be sharing my progress and keeping you up to date.

Also, today is day one of a DietBet with a few other coaches. The goal is to lose 4% of my body weight by the end of the month (including the feast of all feasts, Thanksgiving) so that I can possibly get some cash. While I won’t post my daily progress for the month, I will be checking in weekly so that you can see just how well I’m doing. I’ll share what I feel like works and what doesn’t. I recently started the 2nd Block of P90X3 and I’m really enjoying it. Its 30 minutes of whatever torture Tony Horton decides on but I’m having fun. So much fun that I noticed that my weights were getting a little light so I had to go out and get some more. That’s what I love about these programs, you have to write down where you are and how it feels and if you need more, it’s easy, increase your weights. A little bit at a time is good, not jumping from 8 pound weights to 20 pounders, but gradual increases make a huge difference in how well your body responds.

I have a few other big things in the works for the month of November that I’m pretty pumped about, mostly because I know that I’m making the necessary changes to set myself up for success in the coming year.

Continually striving for progress and not trying to be perfect. Every. Single. Day!

Jess

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