My fitness journey began after having my first baby in 2001. I was not physically active going into the pregnancy and had an excess of 40 pounds to lose after giving birth. I began by changing my diet and exercise plan. Gradually increasing my cardio and strength, my overall physical condition improved. I began teaching aerobics introducing Step routines, strength and core exercises as well as dance techniques. I continued teaching through most of my 2nd pregnancy in 2006. But, I was able to jump right back into my routine.
Although I had lost most of my weight, I wasn’t healthy. I would get sick frequently and for long periods of time. I remember sometimes teaching while I had a fever and I totally neglected the nutrition aspect of my health…which is a huge necessity in order to be healthy! In addition to poor immunity, my common allergies became severe as I suffered horrible skin rashes over the next 9 years (since my first pregnancy). Sometimes, I woke up from scratching until I bled! I’d have to rush to shower and stand under ice-cold water to calm my breakouts. Still neglecting my nutritional needs, I continued to teach. Sure, I was a preferred customer at the local General Nutrition Store; I bought every type of weight loss supplement out there but nothing provided the nutrition I needed.
One night, I came across an infomercial for Hip Hop Abs and ordered it. I thought it would be a fun exercise to follow. I realized 2 years later that the fitness program I purchased was made by a company called Beachbody. I learned that they were also responsible for the release of other great programs like P90x, Slim N 6 and Turbo Jam! Of course, I didn’t find out until one day, I attended a workshop to be a certified instructor for Turbo Kick. I heard of the opportunity to help others get fit physically and financially and it dawned on me; I needed to do this because I not only loved exercise, but I loved helping people! And what better way to earn income than to take advantage of this home-based business, being a stay home mom of 2!
So I signed up to be a Team Beachbody coach in November 2009. I started drinking Shakeology, a super premium healthy shake made by Beachbody. Within 4 weeks I lost 10 lbs.; and then, another 2lbs. came of the following 2 weeks and I was at my pre-pregnancy weight. But, it wasn’t so much the weight-loss that amazed me about this product. The prebiotic and digestive enzymes improved my digestion, regularity and nutrient absorption. The 70+ nutrients and ingredients gave me the energy I needed and my cravings diminished. And most of all, my severe allergies subsided completely! I no longer have to spend hundreds of dollars on the medications I was taking to manage the symptoms.
OK… I was so excited about this product and the opportunity I had to get paid while getting in shape and helping others that I had to tell everyone about it! It wasn’t long before others joined me on this fitness journey. Within just a few months, my accountability team had grown all while encouraging others to workout, eat right and pay it forward! Within 1 year, not only have I seen a huge change in my own health, but by sharing my passion with others, I’ve impacted hundreds of lives. This contagious excitement for sharing what I had been doing has improved my life drastically! I now, can be a stay home mom while making a full-time income, all while helping others reach their goals and change their lives! It’s just the beginning…..