If you had told me a year ago that I would be writing a post about being a Beachbody Coach, I would have rolled my eyes at you something fierce. I am not a “salesy” type of person, I for sure don’t have a trainer’s body, and while I love all things fitness and nutrition, I do not claim to be an expert! Also, I am a runner and I do that outside, so obviously, I don’t need an “at home” workout program. PLUS, I can buy my “protein” shakes at the local big box store and it’s totally the same, right?? Do I sound familiar yet?
I have been running for a little over two years and last fall, I ran my first half marathon. During training, I was running 25-30 miles a week minimum, so I could pretty much get away with eating whatever I wanted. I completely believed that I ate “healthy” during this whole time! After my half was over, however, I kept eating like I was running those 25-30 miles a week, even though I was probably running only 5-10 miles a week while I let my body heal.
I put on 7lbs and I freaked out! Now, depending on where you’re at with your body, that may or may not seem like a big deal to you, but it was a HUGE deal to me, so let’s just go with it, okay?! I needed to re-learn portion control plus it was starting to get cold outside and dark waaayyy too early so I was finding it harder and harder to squeeze a run into my crazy busy days (more on those some other time)….which meant those “at home” workouts weren’t sounding too bad after all….
I reached out to a friend from high school who is a Beachbody Coach and said, “Okay, tell me about this whole 21 Day Fix thing that is blowing up my Pinterest Feed….and I guess you can tell me about your shake stuff too since I’m running low on my stuff.” Well, my coach ROCKS so she got back to me pretty quick and filled in all of the details. After talking with the hubs, we decided it would be worth the investment for me to go ahead and get a 21 Day Fix + Shakeology pack. That way I had the workout and nutrition program to learn what, and uh…how MUCH, I should be eating as well as have a short workout I could do at home on non-running days as well a new shake to try and see if it was any better than what I had been using.
THIS WAS A LIFE-CHANGE MOMENT!!
Since November of 2015, I lost not just the 7lbs I had put on, but an additional 4pds along with over 12 inches! I have the energy to keep up with my busy and crazy schedule thanks in large part to my daily dose of dense nutrition through my Shakeology! I am getting to lift (which I love!) and still get my cardio and running in. I am leaner and stronger and it’s helping me to be faster and increase my pace! Hallelujah!!
Believe it or not, I am a Type A introvert which means that I tend to go it alone with most things, so having people in Challenge Groups who can hold me accountable, offering encouragement and support, and share tips with has been AWESOME! And I am absolutely LOVING getting to encourage people and help them reach their health and fitness goals!!
What started as a way for me to stay active, fit and healthy during my “off” season from running has turned into so much more than I could have ever imagined. I have learned so much about myself: I have learned that I am physically and mentally stronger than I ever knew I could be. I have learned that I can take on new and different challenges and that I can do it with a new-found confidence and understanding of who I am. By choosing to take better care of myself and allowed me to handle all that life seems to be throwing at me these days and helps me to be the wife and mom I need to be.
Wait, wait ,WAIT you say….this isn’t the BusyBlessed from a year ago who shared yummy gluten free recipes and nothing more!! Well, you’re right, it’s not. Will I still be sharing tasty recipes, homemade products, homeschool tips, etc? ABSOLUTELY!! Those are all still a part of what makes me BusyBlessed, I’ve just added one more thing! So, over the next few months you will see more and more components to this site to help people navigate to the area of BusyBlessed that best fits them. I hope you will join me in all of my crazy adventures, no matter what area of my life they fall into!
Until next time!
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