Breaking up is hard to do, but on June 27, 2017 I made a decision I didn’t want to make, but was long overdue. I realized that I wasn’t putting in the effort required to take advantage of the opportunities BeachBody provides, so I made my final decision on that day, and…we are now broken up.
When I decided to start my BeachBody career in 2011 it was with the enthusiasm of a new convert because BeachBody had changed my life. I was excited to help the whole world lose weight, gain muscle and most importantly, just be healthy like I had learned to do. I was ready to be a cheerleader, helper and supporter for life!
BeachBody was going great, but when I had my daughter in October 2013, I just lost all motivation to continue recruiting people. I regularly tried to re-motivate myself, but it just didn’t work. As I continued to struggle and ultimately quit trying, I realized I wasn’t willing to saturate social media with the same gimmicky and repetitive posts the successful coaches were living on. Here is what I noticed needed to be done:
-Post on social media post workout sweaty pictures/videos. Why can’t it be like the “olden” days when people just did their workout and moved on with their day? I will admit, I have posted some sweaty pics on my IG page, but I tried my best to hide my mismatch workout attire and messy hair. I don’t even look “cute” when I wake up, why would I want to document it when I look like even more of a hot mess? Does that make someone want to workout? Maybe.
-Drink shakeology daily and post outstanding results at the same rate. I was never able to make shakeology a habit, but not sure why. Maybe because my lifestyle isn’t rushed I don’t need a balanced shake to drink on the go when I can get the same nutrition from eating fresh balanced meals. I drank it once in a while and would try the new flavors (by the way, there are TWO NEW flavors available now: vegan chocolate and vanilla), but never noticed a spike of vitality after pounding a shake, even when I did drink it regularly.
There are other diffences between when I was a DVD thumping convert and my current state of apathy, like:
-Way more workouts and nit just P90X and Insanity (plus some others but those were the main cardio and weight workout at the time)
All Access Workouts or BOD (beachbody on demand)-stream your workouts anywhere from your phone, tablet, iPad or laptop even if you’re in a hotel or at the beach.
-challenge packs (add link) you purchase a workout (on DVD) or all chess and get shakeology along with it much cheaper than separate purchases
Not to fear regular reader, I will still be here writing about my workouts, healthy food, and any other health and fitness topics as they tickle my fancy, but no more BeachBody pushing. I will also write about other happenings in my life (like a new puppy), but that’s a different post!