What Exactly is Coach Summit 2013?

Summit What Exactly is Coach Summit 2013?

Many of you have asked me this week “what is Coach Summit 2013?” since I keep talking about it. Well, to sum it up – it’s an amazing & absolutely life changing experience! I figured I would write a blog post on exactly what it is & what I do.

So, I decided to become a coach because one of my co-workers, Lindsey, at the university I was working at full-time kept posting on Facebook about helping people lose weight. I thought, “wow, I want to help people, too. I know just how much of a struggle it is to lose weight.” I talked to Lindsey & decided to start as a coach with Chalean Extreme & Shakeology. That is where my coaching journey started.

I struggled at first because of my lack of self-confidence, I was afraid to talk to people about Beachbody, & I didn’t know if it was God’s will for my life. I prayed for a long time for God to reveal to me what He wanted me to do & had an emotional break down one day telling Him I couldn’t do it without Him. So, I knew if it didn’t work out, it wasn’t His will for my life.

Then God make it very clear to me that coaching was exactly what He wanted me to do with my life. He helped improve my self-confidence, I began sharing with more people, & realized how passionate I was with helping others achieve their goals. Coaching is what I breathe, eat, & sleep, but I also had a full-time job at the university still.

God spoke to me one morning & told me it was time to quit my full-time job since He helped my business grow. I was so scared, but I knew that I had to step out on faith & just trust & know that He would provide no matter what. I cannot tell you how many times a day since I made that decision last month God has revealed to me that I am following His will & that I made the right decision.

I didn’t think it would ever be possible, that I could ever be like one of those successful coaches that I heard talking about quitting their full-time jobs. But trust me, no prior experience to being a business owner or fitness professional like so many think is required.

In April, at the age of 25, I quit my full-time job as I mentioned above. I now get to make my own schedule & work from home. I am almost completely debt free. It has been a life changing journey so far going in to just one year as a coach. I have helped change hundreds of lives. THAT is what gets me out of bed every morning & puts that fire in my belly.

Coach Summit What Exactly is Coach Summit 2013?

So what is Coach Summit 2013? It is our annual conference & we will be at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. I will be with 7,000 other coaches & surrounded by a community of positive like minded people. I will be getting up to workout at 5AM daily & multiple times a day with celebrity trainers like Shaun T & Chalene Johnson, a photo opp with CEO Carl Daikeler that I earned, tons of workshops on personal development, lots of fab parties, time with my team, & an overall life changing EPIC experience!!! How many other companies do you know that throws on such an amazing annual conference? I’m so blessed, praise God! I really think He designed this job just for me. And most importantly we are all working towards ending the trend & helping this country get healthy!!!!

If you want to read more about it, here’s a link - http://www.coachsummit.com/.

Are Your Emotions Controlling You?

Thoughts Control You1 Are Your Emotions Controlling You?

Do you feel like your emotions are completely controlling you? I’ve been there before & I still struggle with it to this day. If you follow me on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter you’ve seen my posts this week about my workouts. If I didn’t know better, I would let my emotions control me.  I haven’t felt like doing them, but I’ve pushed through & done it any way & felt amazing afterwards. There’s been days where I haven’t felt like getting up when my alarm goes off because I’m just so comfy. But, I know I have to if I want to achieve the goals I set out for myself this year.

As I mentioned in my post earlier this week, I am so blessed to have found my true passion in life. Yes, that makes it a little easier to get motivated. But, honestly not all the time! It has not been easy getting where I am now. God took me through many hard times & struggles to get there, but now I can understand why I went through everything. If I would’ve never been 200 lbs half my life, gone through a terrible divorce, & worked at a job that was not suited for me & made me depressed, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I was letting my emotions totally take control of me.

We are all guilty of letting our emotions run our life at times. Our emotions control a lot of decisions we make on a daily basis. Do you ever feel too sore to go for a run so you convince yourself to take a day off? How about feeling like you’re too afraid to go after a certain goal because people may judge you, so you just don’t do anything? What about feeling like you’re not good enough to achieve a certain goal or you can’t do it like someone else did because you’re not like them, so you don’t ever live up to your full potential? Maybe you don’t feel like quitting smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol, or giving up bad foods because you just don’t know how you’ll live without them? Or how about the classic, you don’t feel like cooking a healthy meal so instead you go to the drive thru?

We’ve all been there friends! This was seriously me my whole life! I always let my emotions control me. I never thought that my life would look the way it does now, even if you would’ve asked me 60 days ago, I would’ve had no clue!

So, I can truly relate to others when they’re struggling through hard times in life because I know exactly how it feels. You may think that my life now doesn’t include any struggles, but you’re completely wrong. I have days where I don’t want to workout & make excuses in my head of why I shouldn’t do it, I don’t always eat perfectly & occasionally have a horrible eating day, & I still struggle with negative & toxic thoughts on occasion. I have days where my emotions seriously control me & I don’t do my best.

Becoming a coach & being a part of our challenge groups & a community of amazing like minded people is what has changed my entire life. Being in that community has caused me to not let my emotions control me anymore. I may have lost 60 lbs before I became a coach, but it’s not easy staying motivated on your own. It’s a total life changer having a community of positive like-minded people who also have goals & will help you achieve them.

And speaking of fitness, I absolutely love this saying, “Good things come to those who get off their butts, work hard, & never give up.” That is so true! Sometimes we may not feel like doing or workout, but keep your goals and your “why” in mind. Don’t forget them!! ☺We cannot let our emotions control our entire life!

My 12 Day Challenge just ended & almost all of my clients lost around 8 pounds! They stopped letting their emotions control their daily decisions about health & fitness. They are full of ENERGY, thanking me for pushing them to get started, saying they love what they learned during the challenge, & they now feel motivated & excited to exercise & eat healthy. Check out this quick video I created about what exactly a 12 Day Challenge is & how it can work for you:http://youtu.be/fNEwrPt4RyE.

Weight Loss Are Your Emotions Controlling You?

Being a coach has seriously changed my life! I absolutely love it!! I am so glad that God helped me overcome so much & that my emotions do not control me anymore. I get to help people achieve their health & fitness goals through motivation, inspiration, & encouragement. I am an accountability partner because it is always easier to achieve your goals & stick to your plan when you have someone right there by your side checking in on you. Many of my friends have health & fitness goals & I check in with them daily to see how they’re doing & see if they need anything.

I am so blessed to be a part of this & it touches my heart to hear this amazing feedback. This is what I do ya’ll – I’m helping CHANGE LIVES! So are you ready to change yours? Are you sick & tired of letting your emotions control you? This is my passion ya’ll – I want to help YOU! I’d love to have you in my next challenge – why wait?! ♥

Weight Loss Tips for the Busy Person

Tips for Busy People Weight Loss Tips for the Busy Person

Some people may find it difficult to live a healthy lifestyle while working full time. Some of you may not know this, but I have not been a full time Beachbody Coach for long. I was working full-time at a demanding & high stress job up until mid-April. I was able to find the right workouts to get in shape & ate the right foods that helped me lose weight & stay healthy. I know this can be challenging at times, but it is completely attainable. You can be healthy while working full time and also eat healthy while at work.

When I was working work full time I also was doing my part time business as a coach & volunteered frequently with my church in my spare time. In order for me to juggle everything, I had to live a healthy lifestyle. If I didn’t, there was no way I would have had enough energy to get through each day. Even now that I’m only working 20 hours a week, I stay very busy spending time with my friends & family, spending more time with God, traveling, cooking, & working out. I’m constantly on the go & because of that I must be healthy so that I have the energy to keep me going!

When I was working full-time, I would wake up 4 hours before I had to be at work every day. I gave myself plenty of time to spend my time with God, work out, and get ready for the day. I am not a morning person & immediately wanted to snooze my alarm every morning. But I got up to do my workout any way because I knew it would help give me energy for the entire day. Even now that I’m not working full-time, my God time & workouts come first in the morning & I set my alarm daily so I can fit them in.

I also used to prepare all of my snacks for the day in the morning as well. I made sure that I purchased healthy foods that are easy to make in to meals. I frequently bought frozen tilapia filets, turkey, ground turkey, & chicken for my meat products. I purchased a lot of vegetables (fresh and frozen), fruits, nuts, whole grains, eggs, yogurt, oatmeal, & of course Shakeology (the healthiest meal of the day). I don’t have time to cook very often, so I make sure I purchase foods that don’t take much preparation.I don’t eat meat anymore, but I wanted to share those things with you for those meat eaters out there.

I also packed my snacks for work so that I could eat every 2-3 hours, which is a must for a healthy lifestyle. Some of my favorites were apples, bananas, nuts, raisins, yogurt, other fruit and vegetables, & Luna bars. These foods take basically no preparation whatsoever.

Healthy Lifestyle Weight Loss Tips for the Busy Person

It takes self-discipline, time, & dedication to lead a healthy lifestyle while working. But, it is not as difficult as you may think though. As a first step, just trying buying healthy & easy foods & waking up a little earlier each day. It is definitely vital for me to take the time to exercise & eat healthy so that I have the energy to get through each busy day of my life. I know it’s possible for you, too!