To start, let me share with you how I became a coach. I haven’t always been into fitness. When I went away to college, I was cautioned by many of my older friends to be careful that I didn’t gain the Freshmen 15. Well, I guess I figured that if I was going to do it, I’d better do it right, and instead of gaining the freshmen 15, I gained more like the freshmen 30. After graduation my college roommate asked me to be in her wedding, so I had to go and get measured for my bridesmaid dress. I will never forget her calling me on the phone to tell me that I would need to pay more for my dress to get it made in a larger size. Well, as devastating as that was for me, it was just the kick in the pants that I needed to get myself in gear. That’s where my passion for fitness began as I started to exercise and make wiser food choices. I was able to lose the weight, but since then I have always had to work at it. It’s never come easily for me.
In the summer of 2011 I was training for a triathlon and really trying to eat as healthy as possible to remain strong and injury-free. I was trying really hard to eat clean, whole foods and model that for my husband and three boys, but I felt like I was struggling to get the proper nutrition my body needed. Around that time I began doing some research and was reading a blog by Michelle Myers, who is now my upline coach, and in her blog she kept mentioning Shakeology and the difference it was making in her life. Since I trusted her and knew that she wasn’t into gimmicks or anything unnatural, I decided to give it a try for a month.
I will admit that I was a bit skeptical at first because I wasn’t a “Shake” kind of girl, having never even done Slim Fast or protein shakes. Well, I got hooked! After just those first 30 days, I had more energy, had increased regularity, had reduced cravings, and just felt better about myself overall. Michelle encouraged me to become a Coach because I believed in the product and it would save me 25%, and I am all about a bargain! At first I didn’t do much other than enjoy my discount, but then it just made me feel so great that I wanted to share it with my family and friends. In fact, my entire family, including my husband, Mom, Dad, brother and sister-in-law are all currently on Shakeology. Now some of my closest friends have become coaches and I have had the incredible joy of watching my clients lose weight, lower their cholesterol, reduce their blood pressure medication, and feel good about themselves for the first time in a long time.
Let me give you a little history behind Beachbody and how it got started. Carl Daikeler and John Congdon, our CEOs were being personally trained by Tony Horton. They believed in him and went to the fitness company they were working for at the time and said, “This guy is great! You’ve got to get him in a video.” Their company said no way. Because they believed in him SO much they quit their jobs and featured him in a video, which was Power 90, the precursor to P90X. Carl isn’t competing with other companies. He just has a passion for helping end the trend of obesity. In fact, he’s even allowing gyms to get certified in P90X and Insanity right now to offer fitness to more people. I can honestly say that becoming a Beachbody Coach is truly one of the best decisions I’ve EVER made!