Have you ever been asked to tell your story? I was challenged by a member of Beachbody Corporate to tell my story of how I changed my mentality with health and fitness as well as how I changed our lifestyle. It’s not easy for me to tell my story for a lot of reasons, but I do hope you’ll read this. Maybe something in this will inspire you to move on with doing the things you need to do for you and your family.
I may talk in the future more about how I grew up working on a farm, eating anything and everything I wanted and also being an emotional eater. Bottom line is, after graduating from a military college, I found out the hard way that being an emotional eater and continuing to eat anything and everything you want, without working hard on a farm, coupled with getting older and a slowing metabolism, is a recipe for disaster. The weight gain didn’t happen overnight. It was a slow process. We had our first child when I was 30, the second when I was nearly 32, and the third at 35. During that time, I continued to live an unhealthy lifestyle, eating whatever, whenever and not worrying about my health at all. That included going out to eat at lunch every day with coworkers and believe me, I wasn’t eating Tofu and Bean Sprouts. By the time I was 41, we were expecting our fourth child and I was weighing nearly 300 lbs at 6’3″. I knew I was at an unhealthy weight and I really didn’t feel good but really didn’t want to put in the effort to try to change. I felt completely and utterly stuck and hopeless.
One day in late April, 2007 while sitting at home flipping TV channels, I happened to come across a P90X infomercial. I was intrigued but knew it was over my head, even after graduating from a military college. Having that background, I knew it was real. I knew there were no short cuts. I knew there was no magic pill or shake. I knew if I was going to get in shape and lose weight, I had to workout seriously and change my eating habits. So, I did what anyone in my situation would do, I didn’t order it. I was too afraid. Instead, being an Engineer, I did some research online. I read positive and negative reviews and it seemed there were more negative reviews than positive. I know sometimes people bash things unnecessarily but it still affected my decision to buy. So, I did what any person in my position would do….I forgot about it.
The next Saturday, I was flipping channels again. I ran across the infomercial again and called my wife into the room. She watched it for a few minutes with me and being the loving, encouraging wife I needed at that time, she told me exactly what I needed to hear. She said, and I quote, “You won’t do it” and proceeded to walk out of the room. I immediately and got my card and ordered it. I also ordered the P90X Pullup Bar, Recovery Drink, Meal Replacement Shakes, P90X bars, and went out and bought a set of adjustable dumbbells. I decided I was going to do it to show her I would and in the back of my mind, I somehow knew, this was likely my last chance. My Dad had died of Pancreatic Cancer and had been overweight most of his adult life after being injured severely in a car accident at the age of 37. I didn’t want to end up like he did without a fight, but needed help.
P90X was HARD. I knew I would be sore but I wasn’t expecting to be as sore as I was. My wife told me I grunted in my sleep when I turned over at night. I remember commenting to a friend that the only thing not sore on me was my eyelashes. But, I nearly immediately saw results. I lost 40 lbs during my first 90 days with P90X and added muscle. I lost another 40 lbs during my next 90 days. I actually saw my abs again and felt better than I had felt in my early 20s and was in my 40s.
During my first 90 days with P90X, I had been getting encouragement from a Beachbody Coach that had been assigned to me when I ordered P90X. She was incredible, staying with me during the journey, but I also stayed in touch with her and reached out to her when I had questions, doubts and was having problems. It was definitely a partnership. It was at that time that I decided I wanted to be a Coach also. I had no idea I could make money doing it, but I wanted to help other people the way I had been helped. When I found out I could make money doing it by being a part of Beachbody’s Marketing Arm, I didn’t fully embrace it. However, I knew if I could make $250 a month, I could pay for the products I was already using and help offset some of the travel baseball expenses I had being a travel baseball coach. I had no idea it would change my life in so many ways.
First, being a Beachbody Coach meant I could never go back to where I was. Once I began telling people about the programs and offering to be their Coach, I knew they were watching me. I haven’t always been perfect. I’m still a big time emotional eater and have had setbacks. One of my setbacks was losing my Mom to Alzheimer’s/Dementia in 2015. I wrote a little while back an article about me never being an underwear model. You can read it HERE.
Although I know I will likely never get that phone call to be an underwear model, I know I can be the best I can be. At nearly 52 years old now with my wife being 54, neither of us are on any medications. We aren’t necessarily the models of perfection in fitness but we are extremely healthy. The only time we go to a Doctor is for the very rare strep throat or flu. We attribute that to the Beachbody workout programs along with Shakeology (our daily dose of dense nutrition) and a reasonable diet. I would love to think we will always be this healthy but we know age will play a huge part in that, as well as genetics, but again, we will most certainly be better going forward than we ever would have had it not been for finding Beachbody. The really cool thing is our children are now extremely health conscious and they will carry that with them
Our jourey is ongoing and there are several programs you can do regardless of your fitness level, age or medical conditions. I would LOVE to help you through finding the right fit for you and making sure you have great success in changing your fitness as well as your fitness and nutrition habits.
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The challenge given me by a member of Beachbody Corporate was not only to tell my story of fitness but how we changed our financial fitness as well by being Beachbody Coaches. This is the part that’s a bit more difficult for me because I don’t want to feel like I’m bragging or boasting, but, the story needs to be told so you know you can do it too.
Before moving on, a bit of housekeeping. I need to do the standard Team Beachbody financial income disclaimer because there truly is no such thing as something for nothing.
“Beachbody does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Team Beachbody Coach Opportunity. Each Coach’s income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence, and skill. See our Statement of Independent Coach Earnings located in the Coach Online Office for the most recent information on our Coaches’ actual incomes.”
In addition, the following link is a statement of coaches’ actual compensation and needs to be included also: http://tbbcoa.ch/TBB_SOICE
I grew up in Rural South Carolina with a disabled Father from a car accident and a Mother who was a school nurse. We did not have a lot of money when I was growing up but our needs were always met. My Mother pushed me hard to go to College and get my degree. I am a graduate of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina. I have a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering. After transferring into the The Citadel after 2 years and changing majors, it took me a total of 6 years and 5 Summer School sessions to get my degree. After graduating I got a job working for a Civil Engineering Firm and eventually worked my way up to being the Branch/Operations Manager for a Regional Engineering Company. For various reasons I was laid off. I worked for a Communications Tower Company and after the downturn in 2001 and 9/11, I was laid off. I worked for another Engineering Firm and when the firm closed it’s local branch, I was laid off in 2005. I worked for another firm trying to develop a new service line and was laid off in 2007. Just before being laid off that time, I had found P90X and began working out. After spending the Summer working out and working with some other Engineers on a separate business that never took off because of political reasons, I went to work for another firm and after 6 months, the contract for a Governmental Agency I was hired to manage did not get approved and I was again laid off in the Spring of 2008. Our 4th Child was 7 months old. I found another job with another Engineering Company and began as Special Inspections Manager and worked my way up in about a year to be the Operations Manager but when the downturn happened in the industry, everyone took a 10% pay cut to keep the company viable. When the industry turned around, we got our pay restored but just a few months later, with collections suffering, I was again laid off. That was the Summer of 2011. It was the last time I worked for an Engineering Company as a Career. I walked away to be a full time Beachbody Coach because, in less than 4 years, I had more than doubled my income. Remember, it took me 6 years of College Education (and a LOT of money) and 22 years in the Engineering Career to make less than a 6 figure income and I more than doubled it in less than 4 years with Beachbody. FOUR YEARS VS 28 YEARS!!! I worked for 6 different firms in different capacities over a period of 22 years and never cracked into a 6 figure income. During this time I was also always looking to be an entrepreneur. I purchased lease to own homes, a mistake because of the subprime collapse. I used 401k money to purchase dot-com stocks and nearly lost all of that. We have vending machines that turned out to be more of a pain than I ever anticipated. We also checked into other businesses like anchor posts for mobile/manufactured homes. I always wanted to own my own business but the risk to do that, especially in the engineering world, was unfathomable to me, so I decided to continue working for a firm, even though I had the desire to control my own destiny so I remained stuck in that rut.
During this time over the 4 years from finding Beachbody and P90X, I continued working out with various programs, some old and some new releases, and shared what I was doing with others. I never felt like a salesman because I was just sharing what I was doing with anyone who would listen. Over time, other people joined us on the journey and came to understand the core values of what we had with Beachbody and embraced the philosophy of the Company which is to “End the trend of obesity” in the United States and around the world. Because we were surrounding ourselves with people who also understood not only their personal fitness but realized they could help others and be compensated, we not only worked ourselves into a position of financial independence, but have helped many others do it as well. We have had people on our team walk away from 6-figure income careers to be full time Beachbody Coaches and that feeling is incredible to know we played a part in their success.
As of today, we have been full time Beachbody Coaches for over 6 years and love having the freedom to do what we have done. We took a 2 week vacation to Italy on a whim, without worrying about taking vacation or personal time and not worrying about our income while doing it. In fact, our income went up during that time. We have not only taken Beachbody sponsored trips, but have been able to take our family on vacations like cruises and skiing. This year we are going on a Thanksgiving cruise with all of our children. But, it isn’t about just us. Because we built a Beachbody business, we were also able to bring others along with us on the journey and several other people have now retired because of the opportunity provided by Beachbody.
The thing that is the most exciting is the time that we now have to be able to go where we want when we want to go. That includes various mission trips. I have personally made 10 trips to Africa, my Wife has gone twice and one of my sons has gone 4 times. We are not only able to go ourselves but help others who choose to go in order to give back. We can help others who can’t help themselves as well.
We moved out of our relatively small house into a 5,200 sq foot house with a pool, poolhouse and land so we can have chickens and goats and just live life without worry of financial problems. We now have a healthy 6-figure income and when a car breaks down or there is a problem, we don’t have to worry about where the money is going to come from in order to fix things. Recently, one of our older cars was diagnosed with a cracked block so, we sold it for scrap and purchased a better car with cash. We also pay cash for Christmas.
The bottom line is, we would LOVE to have you come join us. Give Beachbody a SERIOUS look. It isn’t about some gadget or thing just to make money. We don’t have crappy expensive products so we can make money in a network marketing scheme. We have products that WORK that allow people to get in the best shape of their lives and be able to live the life of their dreams. Don’t allow yourself to get comfortable. There is more to life than just going back and forth to work every day building someone else’s dream. You can do this and we can help.
Get in touch with me today and let’s see what your future holds!!!
If you are ready to join our team of high level performers of people helping people and yes, seriously, earn some money from Beachbody by being their marketing arm, I stand ready to help you. Are you ready?
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