Finding Your Reason Why?

Monday, April 6, 2015

Do New Year's Resolutions Work?

Studies show that the number 1 New Year's resolution in America is to lose weight, in fact 50% of New Year's resolutions involve improving your health and wellness in some way. Did you lose weight? Are you ready to run a 5K? Did you quite smoking? Sadly, most of us fall short of our goals every year. When that happens it's usually because your resolution was really nothing more than a wish or a dream.

In order to achieve your goals you need to find your reason why.

There has to be a strong emotional attachment. Ask yourself why it's so important to lose weight? How will you feel when you're able to do something you've never done before? Who will you inspire? Will your accomplishment lead to a great reward? The answers are your reason why.

Your reason why is very personal. Each of us has one but sometimes we need to dig down deep inside to uncover it. It's not easy for any of us to admit that we need to change. We don't like to hear ourselves admit to imperfections, maybe because it feels weak or embarrassing, or let's just face it - our pride gets in the way. In reality, admitting we have weakness and stepping up to make a change is empowering. It's really just the first step in a transformation that will result in a better, stronger, happier version of ourselves. Are you worried about what people think? DON'T BE! Think about what worries you! Think about your reason why and know that your transformation will inspire others.

Gaining control of my weight and health in order to manage rheumatoid arthritis was my reason why. I realized that I needed to act now and make the necessary lifestyle changes so that I would be able to enjoy the rest of my life to the fullest. I am very fortunate that my RA is presently under control. At the age of 44, it left me with a golden opportunity to bounce back and regain my health. I knew doing so and getting in the best possible shape I could would put me in a better position to manage my symptoms in the future. Certainly the extra weight would be hard on my joints and would eventually really limit what I could do down the road. I wanted to be able to participate in my children’s lives and not just sit and watch. Remembering "why" I made this lifestyle change is what propels me forward when it's not convenient to stick with it!  Sure, I get off track some days, everyone does. But when I find myself making poor choices I stop to remind myself of my reason “why” – my kids, my husband, my health, the places I want to go and see… and that’s a powerful motivator to pull things together again. 

Your reasons become stronger than your excuses.

Once you've identified your reason why, you need an action plan. This is where Beachbody can help. When it comes to fitness and weight loss, Beachbody is unique because they have developed a system to help you reach your goals. When you purchase a Beachbody fitness program you are getting so much more than just a workout DVD. You're getting a 3 part system that involves fitness, nutrition and support - a plan of action that is easy to follow and attainable. Keep up with the workout DVDs, follow the nutritional guide and stay motivated with advice and encouragement from 1:1 personal coaching, and you will be successful.

What is Beachbody?

Our mission is to help people achieve their goals and enjoy healthy, fulfilling lives

Have you seen the infomercials?

Beachbody is the #1 supplier of home fitness programs in America, and is the creator of the nation's most popular fitness and weight loss programs including 21 Day Fix, P90X, INSANITY, Brazil Butt Lift, Slim in 6, Turbo Jam, and Hip Hop Abs and many others. The company is also the creator of the popular meal replacement shake called Shakeology - AKA "the healthiest meal of the day," and supplements like 3-Day Refresh and Ultimate Reset. Beachbody programs are different from other fitness DVDs because each program contains a series of DVDs designed to be used in combination with easy-to-follow diet guidelines, and an online community of support.

What's the difference between Beachbody and Team Beachbody?

Beachbody supplies the fitness and nutrition products that we use, and Team Beachbody is an online community created to help people stay motivated with their workout program from start to finish. Once you become a Team Beachbody member you will be assigned a personal coach, like me, to help you reach your goals. The job of a coach is to help support and motivate others to lose weight, get in
shape and live a healthier lifestyle. Our overall mission is to help as many people as possible join the Beachbody Challenge and help end the trend of obesity by focusing on clean eating and losing weight the HEALTHY way. .

Team Beachbody members also get tips and advice from other coaches, trainers, and experts. You'll find personalized meal plans packed with healthy recipes, the online SuperGym, for tracking your progress and member discounts. Share your transformation story and you have the chance to win $1,000 and be entered in The Beachbody Annual Challenge Contest.

What is a Team Beachbody Challenge Group?

Beachbody coaches host online challenge groups for Team Beachbody members that range from 7 to 90 days in length. A challenge group is a small group of people who are ready to commit 100% to getting healthy. Led by a Team Beachbody coach, the purpose is to help you transform your life through an easy-to-follow nutrition plan, guided workouts and daily accountability. The groups take place via a closed Facebook group or app (if you don't have access to Facebook) so it's convenient and private. You have the flexibility to workout whenever you like, in the privacy of your own home. You simply check into the Facebook group at least once a day for news and information and to let us all know how you're doing. They are meant to be a fun and rewarding experience for everyone. The challenge groups are a great way to form lasting friendships with one another. In fact, it's very common for friends to reunite and take part in future sessions. To participate in a challenge group you are required to:
  • Join a private Facebook group and check in at least once per day
  • Provide encouragement and motivation to other group members by liking and commenting on their posts.
  • Replace one meal per day with Shakeology - the healthiest meal of the day.
  • Select a Beachbody workout program and follow the daily scheduled workouts
  • Take a before and after photo and record your measurements on the first and last day of the challenge (you DO NOT have to share this!)

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