Why I LOVE Beachbody
I knew I needed to do something. I had no idea where to start with fitness but I knew I needed to do something. I had no intention of falling in love with Beachbody when I started dating P90X. But, this is how it went. I decided to date P90X with no real commitment. I knew I had to do it to make it work, but I also knew there was a 30 day money back guarantee if it didn’t work out like I hoped. Then, as I dated P90X, I began to love the results I had and I fell in love with the program. It all made sense to me and my body was responding to the changes. Over the first 90 days, I lost a little over 40 lbs. I still had a bunch to go and I knew it wouldn’t happen overnight. I not only lost fat but I could tell I was putting on muscle. For the first time in over 15 years I was jazzed and I mean really JAZZED about something I was doing. During that time, I found out there was not only P90X and the Recovery Drink and protein bars and supplements and all of that, but there was also something else that I had found. There was an entire COMMUNITY of Beachbody folks out there that were on the journey to fitness. When I say journey, that is what it was for me. Also, if you talk to anyone who is where you want to be, you find out it takes time and effort and a lot of mental discipline to stay there. For instance, Baseball or Football Players, or any professional athlete or musician or anyone who reaches their dreams and hits the pinnacle of their industry has to WORK to stay there. There is really no such thing as “resting on your laurels” and the moment you hit cruise control, you find out there is someone out there younger and stronger who is willing to work harder who wants to be where you are. It’s the same with your body. The moment you hit cruise control and think “I have it now”, that is when you are destined to lose it. It’s true where you work also. There are “cruise control” mentality people out there, but they are the ones who sit around, making a decent living, living an “ordinary life” and are basically just waiting to die.
How I fell in Love with the Beachbody Community
Well, it didn’t happen overnight. I was a little apprehensive about opening up to strangers on the message boards and threads. Facebook wasn’t as big and popular as it is now. We didn’t have as many success stories as we have now. We didn’t have the products we have now like Shakeology, Insanity, Rev Abs, Turbo Fire, Body Beast and all of the new line of supplements. We basically had the core programs and Recovery Drink, Protein Bars and some vitamins. But what we did have was a COMMUNITY. It was the people who made me fall in love with Beachbody. After I had gone through a couple of months of P90X, I knew I was hooked for life. I was feeling better already than I had in years and the sweat and hard work was so worth it. I read where MJ Durkin talked about a farmer and a dog. The dog was sitting on the farmer’s front porch. The dog was howling. Another man asked the farmer what was wrong with the dog. The farmer told him the dog was sitting a nail. The man asked him why he didn’t get up and move. The farmer told him it wasn’t hurting bad enough yet. The bottom line is, when it hurts bad enough, you will move, until then, you sit around and complain about it. When the pain to stay the same is greater than the pain to change, you will change. I was ready. I was tired of being fat and unhealthy. P90X came along at the right time for me. The community was there to support and challenge me and absolutely fell head over heels in love with Beachbody LONG before I became a Coach.
Why I am still in Love with Beachbody
I have met so many people along the way. I wanted to be a Coach before I found out you could make money doing it. Then, I almost didn’t do it because it was Network Marketing and I said I’d rather have my toenails pulled out before I did that again (I was in another one in the early and mid 90s that didn’t work out so well), but the more I realized the Network was set up as a support system, just like the community was, it made sense. Beachbody was wildly successful without me and would have made more money short term by going to retail stores, but then the people who purchased the products would never have the opportunity to fall in love with the community like I did. What we have here is absolutely incredible. Not only do we have the best at home fitness programs EVER, but we also have the best nutritional shake EVER in Shakeology, we have the best community of online folks for fitness EVER, and we get to use the branding to share with people and Beachbody compensates us to do it. I am now a full time Beachbody Coach and I am LOVING it. I am sitting here right now, writing this for you, and not having to worry about getting laid off or dealing with employees or making payroll and, the worse the economy gets, the more I know I am in the right place at the right time for the right reasons. Come join us. We need good people to help us end the trend of obesity. Are you ready to fall in love? If so, contact me and let’s get you started.