Getting Started with the 21 Day Fix

I wanted to make a post about how to get started right with the 21 Day Fix. I know that when I first opened my package, I was overwhelmed. I thought the containers were small and that there was no way I could stick to eating so healthy for 21 Days. It’s the truth. I have always struggled with eating and I felt like that was going to be the hardest thing for me. So these 7 tips will help you get started right and set you up for an awesome 21 days. I know it’s what made a difference for me.

Tip #1: Email Your Coach

Let him/her know that you got the package and that you are ready to go and that you are going to go through everything by a certain date. If you don’t have a coach, that’s ok! I am here for you. CLICK HERE TO MAKE ME YOUR COACH:)

Tip #2: Open Up Your Package!

Seems obvious right? Well I have had a few customers order and then let the package sit, unopened, waiting for….??? That right day/week/month?? There will never be a right time. There is only the time that you decide to make this happen! Go through EVERYTHING in the package and read the ENTIRE Nutrition Guide. There is a wealth of knowledge in there and you will be surprised at how many of your questions are answered.

Tip #3: Calculate Your Calories

In the beginning of the book is the formula used to calculate your calories. This number will correlate to a level and you will know how many of each container you need to eat each day. If you are nursing, you will want to take into account the number of extra calories you need to fuel your body. I added 500 extra calories when I completed the program at 3 months post baby #2.

Tip #4: Be Ready to Track Your Containers

The book comes with a tally sheet for a reason–you won’t be able to keep track of a full day of food in your head. It’s best to be prepared! So print extra sheets online, create your own tracker, or even download the APP HERE (this one is for iPhones only but I believe there is an app for Droid too).

Tip #5: Set Goals

You will want to set some specific and measurable goals. Someone from the outside should be able to tell that you have reached them or that you are doing what it takes to get there. Your goals should sound like you already achieved them. So: I worked out 7 days a week for 21 days and lost 10lbs. Write your goals down on paper and look at them every single day.

Attach a why to your goals. WHY do you want to workout? Why do you want to lose weight? Do you have a wedding coming up? Do you want to fit into those awesome jeans again? Do you need to do something to help improve your health overall? Setting a why will help you stay focused and give you BIGGER push to workout.

Tip #6: Take Your Before Pics and Measurements

Sometimes the scale gets stuck. Sometimes it moves and we still feel like we look the same! If you take your before pics and measurements you will be amazed at the changes that happen in your body in just 21 Days. Changes that you don’t see when you look in the mirror because you look at yourself every single day.

Tip #7: Participate in the Group

I put my all into every single group I run as a coach. You will receive so many tools to help you have success. And when you are struggling, all you need to do is show up and ask for advice. When you want to celebrate a win, share it. And believe it or not, you have some tips to share too. We are all in this together and the group is created for you. If you are not part of a Challenge Group and would like more details about mine, please send me a friend request/message on Facebook.

Those are my 7 tips for getting started right with the 21 Day Fix. If you have others, be sure to leave them in the comments and best of everything to you on your fitness journey!

What Is Time Freedom?

Time FreedomI remember how hard my dad worked growing up. He literally burned out his own body from the physical labor he did every single day to provide for our family. He worked overtime and weekends. He gave everything he had to make sure we had everything we needed {and more}. And as I watched Dave playing with the kids this weekend at the beach, I began to tear up. We have it good. He is home at 6 every night and gets to spend some time with the kids. He is here every weekend to help with errands, hang out with the family, and do fun things like beach trips.

You can’t put a price on time freedom. The fact that I am home with the kids every day and that we can plan for BIGGER goals than that, is something I never thought possible. I thought we would follow in the footsteps of our parents. Work. Provide. Retire.

Here’s the truth. I don’t consider anything I do as a Beachbody Coach “WORK”–that’s the beauty of finding something you are passionate about. I PROVIDE for my babies and for our future in ways I never would have been able to do as a teacher in South Florida. And I did it while RETIRING more than 30 years before I was supposed to. 30 YEARS! THAT is time freedom.

To be able to do more as a family on our schedule…on our watch…that’s what we want.

We all have the same 24 hours in a day. And we all have the opportunity to spend those hours exactly how we wish. We just have to be open to the opportunity that will make it happen. And so if you have a passion for health and fitness and for helping others while helping yourself, then being a Beachbody Coach IS that perfect opportunity.


Can I Drink Shakeology While Pregnant or Nursing

ShakeologyHey everyone!  I wanted to take a minute to share with you about my experience with drinking Shakeology while pregnant and nursing.

First off, let me preface by saying anyone who has concerns or questions about the ingredients in Shakeology should simply bring a packet into their OB or print out the nutrition label and ask for their medical opinion.  Every doctor is different.  Mine was perfectly ok with it.  I still did some research to help answer my own questions and to make me more confident with my decision to drink this amazing, nutritionally dense, super-food packed, shake.

Shakeology helped with my energy levels and even with my cravings while pregnant.   I still can’t believe how tired I was in those very early stages of my pregnancies. And when I was pregnant with my second, I felt even more tired–now I had an older one to take care of–we had playdates, music class, library visits, pool time. I was exhausted and Shakeology was the perfect pick-me-up.

It also helped in the digestion department. I know it isn’t everyone’s favorite topic but when I was pregnant and right after the birth of both babies, my digestive system took a hit. And for all those mommies out there, you know what I mean! So, having Shakeology every day keeps things moving along.

I drink Shakeology for many reasons but mostly because I know it is the best thing I can do for my body. On the days when I can’t seem to stay away from goldfish crackers and leftover PB&Js, I feel a lot less guilty because of how amazing Shakeology is.






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