Jul 21 2015
Date Night with the Hub, so needed!
The hubs took me on a date night in Bellevue last night! Turning 37 isn’t so bad when you get a little spoiled. 😉 Plus, dressing up is one of my favorite things to do! Life is a blessing. I won’t lie, I am humbled how I get to live at times. We don’t live in a giant house or have the greatest or newest cars, but being able to go out and take a little break is such an amazing treat. A date night with your spouse is so important. It is probably one of the highest “to-dos” on our list as a married couple.
I know it sounds silly but I never thought wearing white jeans after having two kids was a possibility. I thought my shape and body would be worse than before having kids. If you’ve ever thought that, please know that it’s false. I’m here to tell you that you can have the shape you want after having kids. It just takes determination, accountability, and a vision. My vision was my after photo. My vision was to inspire other moms. Even if it was just one mom that I could help feel better, that was my goal. Funny how we can easily give up on ourselves, but to be accountable to others holds more weight in our minds.
Working From Home
My husband and I work together in our online health and fitness company and have two small kiddos. We get to control our schedule and still stay home with the kids. A dream come true honestly. We were looking for passive income ideas and we found health and fitness to be a great fit. It isn’t always easy to balance our lives, but we make it a priority to take a date night at least a couple times a month.
My husband turned me onto the site Fierce Marriage. The couple are high school friends of my husbands. It is a great blog and has a ton of information to use as we travel on the journey of marriage!
Spending the day being grateful for good grandparents and a hubby who sees the big picture. He sees the importance, of taking time away to enjoy our time, just the two of us. Go have a date night, they are the best!
Jul 01 2015
Passive Income Idea …..what?!!!!
Passive Income Idea
I always want to be honest and open, so when I first thought about this type of business I wanted to run the other way. I did not want anything to do with it! I actually made my hubby pinky swear he would never pressure me to sell anything. I just wanted to get the discount and to get fit and healthy.
I am the type of girl who likes my comfort zones and didn’t really “need” to work. I had just had my second baby and thought I was “too busy” to take on anything else. Working one day a week as an Esthetician seemed to be perfect. Or so I thought..
But then I got into the best shape of my life, I fell in LOVE with the products and workouts and the community as a whole. I saw the potential. The potential to learn and grow personally. I had the moment of truth when I was faced with staying the same and not changing or taking a risk and developing an inner strength I knew I needed to be who God created me to be.
Today, I decided to look back at June 2013 – $326, June 2014 – $1497 and June 2015 – $3477.
Not a huge amount….but way more than I ever thought possible!! This had become a passive income idea!
Finding Your WHY
I also started working this business on the side so I could still afford the nicer things that I enjoyed, while working minimal hours and being home with the kids. With not having to drive to work or leave the house. Working as a makeup artist at Nordstrom for almost a decade really spoiled me in the fact that I like to buy quality over quantity. I also wanted to help support my husband and come up passive income ideas. Possibly pay for the kids private school.
My reward is not the money, in fact, if I didn’t make a single penny more I’d still do this because it’s making me a better mom, wife, and woman. I’m more confident in areas I never thought possible (mainly computers and opening myself up. I’m a total introvert 😉 The money is just a bonus!
The blessing is now, my husband’s business is still in the waiting process in a couple areas. We are both self employed so the income that our coaching business brings in now is helping us a lot! We now work as a team and it’s been really fun. This month we were able to pay our utility bill, mortgage, our Costco bill, health insurance and pay for all of our Shakeology ( our favorite meal of the day as you know-lol)
Daily we get to inspire others to reach their full potential and teach them to pay it forward with coaching others during their journey towards their goals physically, mentally, and financially.
The majority of our income is what our team does to change the lives of others. So we mentor and teach our coaches on how to share their story, their life and their journey and invite others along the way. Just changing lives by sharing their story, just like I am doing now. We all have a story. You don’t have to be in perfect shape or a fitness professional. We are all on a journey and being part of a community of people who are paying it forward and sharing what they’ve learned is the best thing ever. We walk together and support each other like a big family.
If you are a coach and you are struggling, know that it does get better, you just have to find your space and keep at it.
If you are not a coach and you’re interested in learning how to do what I am risk-free, message me or comment below! Here is a form you can complete to make it easier. https://stacyrody.wufoo.com/forms/join-my-mentorship-opportunity/
****Disclaimer — In no way does this reflect a “standard” or “actual” amount of money you will make. Each person will build their business different. Some will grow fast, some slow. Beachbody guarantees no promises of income and as an independent representative, I do the same. It is all up to you and how hard you work. This is a business, your own business and it takes work. As in anything worth having, it takes work. But, start up costs, things associated with most businesses….this one really is a lot more reasonable to get started. So, I show numbers for you to get an idea what has happened to “ME” by putting my focus on something I love and know others can benefit from. It is through transformations, the customers and a few of those people seeing this vision, that this is now my life! Thank you everyone that are part of my journey and thank you for allowing me to be part of yours! This is only one passive income idea.
Jun 14 2015
Dig Deep!! At Home Workouts for Women
Dig Deep In these Workouts for women
I finally founds some at home workouts for women. When I chose to dig deep and promise myself to get in shape and stay there, it was not easy. This guy was 3 months old when I started following my program calendar. I knew he was my last baby, so that did help with my drive and motivation to do my best. And I was just so relieved to actually have a program calendar that was proven to work and I could do all from home. Something to just tell me what to do and what to eat.
The thing about getting into the best shape I have ever been in didn’t come in the form of extreme measures. I’m more of a consistent, steady-eddie type girl. I knew never eating a gummy bear or tortilla chip again was not in the cards for me. It needed to be fun and challenging but something that would let me live a little, too.
Ups and Downs
I’ve had many ups and downs over the last three years because it’s not easy. It’s not easy to stay the course when you may not feel like it. I wouldn’t say passing out behind the wheel of my car, with my daughter in, it last year and totaling it, worked well in my plan. Or taking a rough fall down the wood stairs a few months ago that left me unable to workout for a couple weeks.
When things like that happen to us, it’s easy to let life get in the way of our health. To quit what we started. But those habits you’ve made over time aren’t as easy to give up on if you have a strong “why” and determination. Healthy habits are the safeguards that protect us. They keep us strong. When I think about what could have been after my two accidents if I wasn’t strong going into them? I can’t even imagine how much worse it would have been for my recovery process!!!
I’m so glad I get to share and encourage all you other women to be your best! Get those daily habits set in place and if you need help, I’m here with plenty of work out plans for women!!!