As a Team Beachbody Coach, if I begin to earn an income from helping people, will that change what is in my heart? Will it change me? Those are questions only you can answer for yourself. If you come from a real and true place with the intent of helping people change their lives, then that will shine far brighter than anything else. You can have financial goals and dreams. There is nothing wrong with that. But people come first. Help them and you will find that you can not attach a dollar sign to the sense of fulfillment you will have from what you do as a Coach.
I started my P90X3 journey at 2 months post baby #2. I weighed 152lbs. 90 Days later, I finished the program and weighed in at 134lbs and I was down 16.5 inches! How did I finish the program? How am I 7 pounds lighter than before I was pregnant with my second baby? I give credit to my Facebook Challenge group. I checked into that group every single day. I saw everyone posting about their P90X3 workouts and I knew the team was counting on me to do the same. We shared our results, our ups and downs, our favorite (and least favorite) workouts. We talked about how Tony should really talk less during his yoga routines. We celebrated our successes and we were encouraging when someone was having a rough day or week or phase! When you are part of a group like this, you are more likely to stick to a workout. You are more likely to see results. You are more likely to finish a program!
I’m in a few mommy groups online and the common theme when it comes to fitness is: “I had a baby or two or three and I just have to accept the fact that I will never have abs again or my body will never be the same.” I used this as my “why” every single day. And I pounded it into my head on the days I felt like stopping. My two month old was still waking up frequently through the night to nurse and my 3 year old isn’t the best sleeper. But I didn’t let that stop me. I set out to prove that I can take back my body…that I can eventually have abs again! There are no excuses. The other day, I heard someone say that “excuses are lies you tell yourself to feel better”. And that is the truth! On nights when the baby woke up several times, I would tell myself that it was ok to sleep in and skip the workout. There were many mornings when I made excuses and for about an hour, they made me feel better…then I would kick myself for sleeping in!
I did this ENTIRE program following the modifications. 30 minutes a day. There is so much variety in P90X3. My favorite workout is MMX. It is a martial arts based workout and boy did it help me release my mommy frustrations! The nutrition guide is different too. It breaks the food groups down into categories and lists with the healthiest food at the top. The bottom of the list is still considered healthy eating but some of the best superfoods (like kale) are at the top. Also the plan guides you to gradually remove processed foods from your lifestyle. I think this is a good plan because a lot of people start with huge intentions and then they give up because it is just too much change all at once. You don’t have to take baby steps but sometimes a ginormous leap isn’t the best way to go either.
If you are thinking about starting P90X3 or any of the other Beachbody programs, then you need to join one of my Challenge groups TODAY! You will make new friends and have fun while reaching your goals! Feel free to send me a message on Facebook (Regina Spennacchio) if you have questions or leave a comment below. Looking forward to joining you on your fitness journey!
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Ok, so maybe it’s been official for a long time. But to be honest, I was always nervous about posting how official it was. What am I talking about? Well, I am confident enough now to announce my official resignation from the Palm Beach County School District. Those of you who know me, might be like “What?! She hasn’t been teaching for over 3 years!” And those of you who REALLY know me, will get why it took me so long to share. A few years ago, when I was pregnant with our first baby, my husband and I knew I wouldn’t want to go back to work–that I wanted to be home for as long as I could to watch the babies grow up. I wanted to be there for their firsts. I didn’t want to come home to someone else (even if it was Grandma!) telling me that my daughter said her first word and took her first step. Gosh, right now my husband yells for me to come see the little guy (our second baby) doing something and I scream while racing across the house, “Wait…WAIT…I’m coming!!!!!!”.
Even though I was a Beachbody Coach when my daughter was born, I wasn’t a very ACTIVE coach. I didn’t get what it was all about but what I realize now is that I didn’t believe in myself and my ability to be a coach who could one day say “I officially replaced my full time income, working from home, part-time. And now I get to watch all of their firsts!”
I will admit, I hesitated the day I had to go in and sign my resignation papers. I still had that tiny voice in the back of my head saying “what if you need this job?” I worried about my dreams coming true. Would we be able to move into a bigger home? Would we be able to take family vacations? If I was staying home, I didn’t want to sacrifice everything. I wanted to find ways to provide for my family, too. And being a Beachbody Coach is what allows me to do just that! So I signed the resignation papers about 18 months after my daughter was born. I told myself that once I had more confidence in myself and what I could achieve, I would share the news. And so today, I am sharing the news.
I read posts every day about how moms wish they could be home with their babies. I see the countdowns of all my teacher friends starting around March–only 100 days left! I remember the feeling of being excited for summer. And I truly enjoyed teaching but being home is an opportunity that I will forever be grateful for. I want to tell the moms out there that there is a way to be home with your little ones. There is a way to make it happen. And it is absolutely worth it!
My dream is to help as many moms as I can. So if you are ready to hear more about the coaching opportunity…if you are ready to stop wishing for something better, then fill out the coach application below and get ready to live the life you love!