Disclaimer: I am not rich or privileged.
I have no idea what a silver spoon tastes like and every time I've ended up on third base it was because I worked my butt off in batting practice and not because I was born there. I work hard for what I have and am proud to be part of a company like BeachBody, so it bothers me when people mistakenly or intentionally misrepresent what I do or the motivations behind why they think I do them. So, in your best Dwight Schrute voice, please take some time to read these handy facts and I hope this will answer any questions some of you might have about BeachBody!
Fact: What I do is run a grass roots business and that means I had to invest in it. It takes cash to make cash. Since I don't work for anyone else, I don't get paid if I don't succeed and when I offer others an opportunity to work with me it is because I want them to make money, too. This isn't a secret or anything shady and if I am doing my job as a mentor and coach, then my business will grow because the people working with me will be succeeding, as well.
Fact: There are pyramids but they are on the plains of Giza and not BeachBody. This is a claim that I hear from people who are too lazy to actually think about the accusations they are leveling. It's easy to superimpose geometric shapes over things we don't like or understand but what I do is dependent upon my actions and my hard work and my success is a result of my own blood, sweat, and tears.
Fact: This is not an attempt to con people out of their hard-earned cash. I am not living in some mansion, disconnected from the rest of America, tweeting like an idiot while attempting to lie about blatantly obvious things that anyone with half a brain can discern for themselves. My physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual transformation is available for anyone to see without the aid of a press secretary to spin it for me. I am a work in progress, but anyone that has seen my journey..knows this is legit.
Fact: If you know people that have tried this business and it didn't work its because they didn't work.
Fact: I am a mother, a wife, a daughter, and a sister.- although none of these define me. I wear many hats during the course of a day that require me to react to things and events that are out of my hands. It's chaos, sometimes! But this latest hat I've donned is one I am incredibly proud of. It's the one that says 'Business Owner.' It's the one that I control and it takes effort and sacrifice. Some days it is incredibly demanding and challenging. But it is always rewarding because I am my own boss and CEO and I make the decisions. Decisions that are best for me.
... and the decision I am making right now is to politely sign off so I can start packing for the trip to Punta Cana that I earned!!!!
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****This picture is for those of you that think this doesn't work. Started 20 months ago. Might not be an overnight process for ME...but, its working.
You can see it all over the place.
It even has its own hashtag... #transformationtuesday
Doing what I do now...I share a lot about my own transformation. If I am being honest, when I started this, I was only concerned about losing weight. Not about changing my inside or my mental game or even about changing my eating habits. I wasn't interested in learning about health or fitness...I just wanted to get the scale down. I wanted "my number" to go down because that would make me feel better.
Transformation is an interesting thing because it never really happens exactly how we imagine it. Sure, we have goals and ideas and some sort of mental picture but it’s really a wild card because the cool thing about transformation is that it is happening… It is like take a guess at the future. Today I want to share a story about a transformation that one of my challengers is experiencing.
We can get so caught up in the numbers game and focus on weight that we miss the beauty of what is actually happening in other areas. I don’t just mean the internal changes, either. All my life, it was always about a number on the scale. My day, my attitude was made or broken in the first 5 minutes because of the number on a scale. Its crazy to me NOW to think about the power that scale had on me. Yes, BeachBody has helped reshape my mental perspective of how I feel and see myself, but there are also very real physical transformations occurring. And these are in real time! Actually occurring every day! Please don’t become so laser-focused on one thing that you fail to notice the excellence you’re achieving in other areas.
Waking up to messages like this really brings me to tears. Because i know for me...it took a long time to realize it is so much more than what that scale says. It really is about how are body is changing. How are mind is changing. How are life is changing. So, when i see my challengers realizing the same thing...its so huge.
I am extremely excited to share this…and I hope it encourages you as much as it does me.
***If you are looking for a friend to go on this journey with you...Im here.
You are not the person staring back at you in the mirror.
You can only be a prisoner of your circumstances if you let yourself. I write this as someone living through some of the most difficult and heartbreaking times I've ever encountered and not someone trying to spew out nice little motivational phrases. Every day is a choice to either go on and embrace hope and positive results or give in to the wave of complacency and hopelessness that has been trying to drown me. The Foo Fighters (I just dated myself but I don't care!!!) have a line in one of their songs that says, "My head is giving me life or death, but I can't choose."
Except, I am choosing. Every. Single. Day.
I don't feel like I have a right to tell you to press on unless I am doing it, myself. These aren't just words to get you to buy a product or work out or to motivate you. I don't want to motivate you... I want to TRANSFORM you. Motivation involves getting you to change a few things about yourself that you don't like or that you want to change, but transformation means you evolve from one state to another. It means you become something new and better than what you previously were. That is why the mirror is sometimes a liar. It shows you a fixed moment In time and doesn't account for what you are becoming. I want you to look back at that reflection and know that it can't hold you hostage because you are controlling your destiny and becoming a different person every time you choose life.
Life doesn't have to dictate your reality to you. You don't have to be the biggest or strongest or most physically fit person in the world. You don't have to have a huge bank account or two houses and a boat. You don't have to be top dog at your company or the best at your profession to be successful. All you need to do is make a decision to move forward and choose life. That's what I do and I know if I am doing it, you can do it. You can transform and not just maintain.
But the first step is believing in who you are and accepting the love and support of those around you who are pulling for you and not just pulling you down. You are not alone and I want you to realize your journey, while unique, is not something that has never been done. I am here for you.
Im a 43 year old Mom taking charge of her health and who's passionate about helping you live your healthiest, happiest life.