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  • NEW Annual All Access Pass – Don’t Miss Out!

    All Access Pass

     

    Hey Fit Friends!

    It’s 6 weeks into 2017 and I’m curious…how are YOU doing with your goals?  Do you feel like you may need a fresh start in February? Me, too!!!  Our family was sick for most of January.  But sick or not, if you are anything like the “old” me, this is about the time I would start to fall off the wagon.  I would begin falling back into my late night snacking habits or forget my vision of what I was really setting out to do.  Here’s what’s so GREAT about this year, we don’t have to go back to our old ways.  There’s a new way of thinking and it is not the “quick fix” mentality.  It’s a long-term mindset.

    Let me explain more….

    You know how I emailed last month about the NEW Annual All Access Pack?  It’s basically Beachbody’s “Netflix” of Fitness deal and it’s been a game changer for so many on our team. I am seeing results of 8 lbs LOST for a busy working mom of 3, 16 lbs and 22 inches off for one focused woman – all in ONE month.  Yep, changes are happening all over the place and if you have not jumped on this wagon, the time is NOW.  So this Netflix deal is the Beachbody On Demand Exclusive ALL ACCESS Pass. For only $199, you get access to over $6000 worth of programs, nutrition guides, and extra deluxe workouts.  In addition, you get access to the 3 NEW programs that Beachbody is coming out with this year!!!  I don’t know what they are yet, but I know they will be GOOD!!  This price is ONLY good through the end of February.  My guess is that it will go up SIGNIFICANTLY in price in March if they keep it going, which it should because it’s an amazing deal!

    Here is the link to take advantage the All Access Pass.  CLICK ME!!! 

    Need a quick recap of the All Access Pass?  Here is the scoop:

    * Let me break it down for you….so for a FULL YEAR you get unlimited access to hundreds of workout programs — like P90X3, Insanity, 21 Day Fix, Core de Force, Body Beast — you name it!! Every single workout that Beachbody has ever made plus any new programs that come out this year! I would have KILLED for this when I signed up. You would have immediate access to LITERALLY EVERY SINGLE WORKOUT that I have used to lose weight, tone up, and stay in shape over the past 4 years!  

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    ALL of our workouts stream LIVE from your computer, phone, tablet or smart t.v.  Not only that, but you can count on being a part of my online fitness groups for the next year so you get the support and accountability to keep you committed!  Did you know that 70% of people without a coach end up quitting?  That is not what I want for you.

    SAY what?????  It’s cheaper than most gym memberships and you get to workout at home….no fighting for equipment, driving to the gym, waiting for classes. Just push play and you’re done!

    Here’s what you get with the All Access Pass:

    -A FULL YEAR’S ACCESS to all Beachbody programs ever created and to come out in 2017

    -One month supply of the famous nutrient dense Shakeology (we all know you can’t out train a bad diet, get one meal a day you don’t have to plan)

    -7 piece Portion Fix Color Coded Containers and Shakeology shaker

     

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    All of the above (yes, you get ALL 3 items) for only $199 through the end of this month only!

    I would so love to help you get to your goals! That’s my PASSION! I am here as your coach to HELP you, guide you every step and encourage you!   I would love to add YOU to my monthly online challenge groups to give you the support and daily accountability that most of us so desperately need!  

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  • New Year STRONG with Core De Force

    Core De Force Meal Plan & Week 4 Update

    Core De Force Week 4 Meal Plan is going down today.  Failing to plan is like planning to fail.  When I first heard that phrase I thought it was crazy.  Like seriously…. who plans out there food every week?  I don’t have time for that and seriously, who actually eats what they plan out?  That was my thinking 4 years ago, and I quickly realized after failing over and over at my nutrition that there was truth to meal planning and that I needed to embrace it.  Do I always eat exactly what is on the plan??  NOT AT ALL! But at least I have a plan, I have food in the house and I am empowered and set up for success.  So it’s Sunday and I call this my planning day.  I am sitting here with the Core De Force nutrition guide, my blank meal plan template I created on a spreadsheet, and my grocery list so that I can get my game plan together for the 4th week of Core De Force.

    After 4 years of clean eating and exercising I have found my perfect combination.  I have done everything from the The South Beach Diet, The Fat Flush Diet, Eat Right For your Blood Type Diet, 21 Day Fix, Fix Extreme, 3 day refresh (<<btw, you would love this one) and following a Gluten-free diet.  I have found that my body personally responds to food very differently.  I get bloated with dairy and grains, I get mentally foggy and almost an instant headache with refined sugars.  If I eat paleo, stay away from dairy, gluten, and sugars that are artificial I feel my best.  No bloating, no mood swings, no headaches and improved muscle definition and tone.

    So here is my “ideal” lifestyle ( even though I love raw cheddar, brie and Elleno’s Greek Yogurt)

    • Dairy free
    • Gluten Free
    • No artificial sugars at all
    • No legumes
    • Paleo lifestyle

    I can share with you the difference is for sure in the results too:

    I just don’t have those crazy crashes in my energy level like I did before.  I am not sluggish, I don’t have headaches unless my alignment is out of place, my skin is clearer and I’m just healthier and happier all around.

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    [June: Pre-workouts]                                                                            [November: After Core De Force]

    The picture on the far left is from June when I was able to start working out again post surgeries.  You can search my blog for details on that fiasco.  The one on the far right is after completing 21 Day Fix Extreme, 8 weeks of Hammer and Chisel and 3 weeks of Core De Force.  I can really see my definition showing up.  I know I’m already fit but I feel healthy, powerful and STRONG which is really what I’m after.  Plus I really love that Core De Force is so focused on your core and that you do not need any weights at all.  It is just the perfect Hashtag Girlboss workout.  I wear my weighted gloves and I can do it in my own home.  No one cares how my hair looks.  Half the time I am grunting and punching and looking completely ridiculous.  

     

    *Week 4 Core De Force & Paleo/Whole30 eating*

    So let’s also talk nutrition.  I am following the Core De Force meal plan. I also really do modify and I don’t always get in the yellows.  I eat maybe 1 per day and I eat more good fats because I follow the Paleo lifestyle.  That is what my body responds to the best. Here is my week 4 meal plan:

     

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    I have snacks typically in the afternoon between lunch and dinner and then after dinner I usually need a snack.  I do make my last meal of the day at least 3 hours before bed.  I do not have any kind of carbohydrate after dinner unless it’s the occasional bowl of air-popped popcorn with coconut butter.  Shhhhh 😉

    My latest go to snack has been:

    -1 honeycrisp apple

    -handful of chopped almonds

    -sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice

    -Microwave for 45 seconds and it’s warm and soft. So good!!!


    If you want to start soon, it is super easy to do that. Just rock it out with your ipad, iphone or computer with Beachbody On Demand.  If you don’t have it, ask me how. It’s super easy!!  You can stream your workouts anywhere there is wifi or download 7 workouts to your library to do with no wifi connection.

    Last week of Core De Force, but I’m going to continue on with month 2 because I love it that much!!!!

     

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    My hubby and I are doing Core De Force together!!

     

    Do you want to give Core De Force a TRY? Do you need a little ACCOUNTABILITY? I am kicking off my Health Bet Challenge Jan. 9th, but could get you a HEAD START!!! Complete the Application BELOW and I will contact you within 24 hours to get MORE details!

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  • Fight Your Way To Fitness! Core De Force Is Where It’s At!!!

    Core De Force!!!

    I am pumped UP to announce that Beachbody has a brand new home fitness program that launched this week!!!  Joel & Jericho (who you may know from Les Mills Combat and PUMP) created this total body transformation program that will rock your world.  You need zero equipment and every move is firing your core!!  I love that all you need is your own bodyweight to get a killer workout! It also includes the Beachbody On Demand, which gives you the option to stream from any device.  If you travel for work, you can get it done from your hotel room. Core De Force is an MMA inspired program which includes 3 minute “rounds” where you will get boxing, kickboxing and Muay Thai, knee-elbow combinations, body weight training and cardio spikes that will help you lose belly fat and SHRED your body.  I love that it’s broken up like this so you can go hard for 3 minutes at a time, and before you know it the workout is over!!  You will SWEAT, you will be SORE and you will get RESULTS!  Check out all the details here if you are ready to change up your workout, break a plateau, get started with your transformation or hold yourself accountable over the Holidays.  We are going to be hosting a private Test Group for people who are ready to join me in this 30 day program!

     

     

     

    Who is Core De Force For?

    Core De Force is for EVERYONE.  Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced level in your fitness, you can do this workout.  The workouts are only 30-45 minutes, so it’s the perfect amount of time!!!  This program has a modifier so you can go at your own pace.  You will enjoy the challenge of taking the intensity higher to improve your cardio strength, speed and endurance.  Each MMA inspired workout has an optional move breakdown to help you get familiar with the combinations.  Core De Force also focuses on rotational moves which means you will work your core from 360 degrees every time you hit play. That is going to be awesome for all of us who really want to tone that trouble area (hello mommy belly).

     

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    How Can I Get Involved In My Support & Accountability Group?

    So now, here is the MOST important part.  How do you REALLY succeed at this program??  Well, anyone can go out there and buy the Core De Force Challenge Pack and do the workouts.  Unfortunately I have seen many times where someone will purchase a program with the best of intentions and before they know it, the workout is sitting on their shelf collecting dust and making excuses for why they have no time or it isn’t the right timing.  So don’t let this be another program that you have good intentions with!  It’s time to take charge of your fitness and nutrition and get involved in a group of empowered people ready for a change just like you are!!!!  The private online community of support that is going to help you start and complete the program and get the RESULTS that you want, just might be the BEST part!  Better yet, we are going to help you create a Holiday plan that is going to give you the flexibility to enjoy the holiday things you want to eat but still get results. Yes, you can enjoy a healthy lifestyle!!!!

     

     

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    Do you want to join???  Here are the requirements and how to get started:

    In my Test Group I am going to be requiring that everyone participate for the entire 30 days of the program, starting on November 14th!  Each participant must have ME as their assigned coach.  You cannot already be working with another coach or be a coach yourself.You must commit to both the fitness program and Shakeology to join the group.  You will be getting everything you need for this group when you sign up with me.You must be willing to participate daily in the closed online group.  I will have you log your workouts in our amazing Challenge Tracker App right on your phone and also in the Private Facebook group (choose where you like to log best). You’ll be logging your daily food and fitness activity and others will be too!!!  It will provide you with tools, tips and recipes to help you get to your goals.You must be willing to give it your all!  Change is not always easy, but it is totally worth it.

     

    How Much Does It Cost?

    Core De Force has a variety of options.  The one that I recommend the most is the Core De Force Challenge Pack  because it comes with everything you need to be successful with this program.  It comes with the entire Core De Force workout program, nutrition guide, program manual, Shakeology, access to ME as your coach, discounted price and shipping, plus it gets you into my Test Group where I will be giving you a 5 Day Meal Guide to help you get started right; giving you recipes, tips, and daily accountability so that this program does not become another dust collector on your shelf.

    The >>Challenge Pack<< is $140 on Sale starting October 31st through November 2016.

    There will never ever be a perfect time to start your fitness and health transformation.  You literally just have to take that leap of faith, bite the bullet and go for it.  If you do not try, how will you ever know if you can succeed? This just might be that ONE thing where everything comes together and just finally makes sense to you and your lifestyle.  That’s what’s happened for me and why I’m so passionate about sharing it.  Will YOU take the leap?  I sure hope so!!!!     *APPLY HERE*

     

  • 21 Days, to Become the New You!!

    21 Days to transform and make you a New You!!!

    Photobombed by the hubs ?? as I get prepped for the week with our simple containers.  Getting ready for the next 21 Days!

    I love being told how many to eat a day and what foods I get to choose from. ‪#‎mombrain‬ ‪#‎colorcoded‬. I also love the feeling of having energy and being strong ??. Two of the best things ever.  Well, that and being able to walk into your closet and put everything you own on, and it FITS!

    I didn’t always have these feelings though. Just a few years ago, I was lost in what to eat and what workouts worked best for me. Crash diets were my jam. It was a terrible place for me. Since then, I’ve found the “secret” to fit mom SUCCESS and I can’t hide it. The fire in my soul to help other women find what works for them is lit. ? I want you to have everything you’ve wanted with your health and fitness goals and the time is now!! Not in September when the kids go back to school.

    Watch this quick video to get an idea of what we’d be doing!

    I love the quote, “To have something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.” This relates so perfect to fitness and nutrition for me.

    If you are tired (literally) and sick of not feeling good in your clothes or out of your clothes for that matter, please join us.

    Here’s my list of favorites that I think you’ll love too:

    ? It’s 21 Days!!!

    ? You do it all in the privacy of your own home

    ? You have a full workout schedule and nutrition guide with those cute color-coded containers for portion

    One meal a day is taken care of for you and you get to keep your fitness program forever

    It’s $5 bucks a day to change the whole course of your confidence for Summer weather

    ? You get me as your coach and BONUS a private group of ladies who motivate and encourage each other. (a private online group)?

    ??  You can still have treats but in the proper portion 😉

    Here’s another video that really gets a bit more in depth about the containers by Autumn Calabrese, the creator of the 21 Day Fix:

     

    Email me at stacyrodyfitness@gmail.com or comment below. Let’s do this! ‪#‎summerstrong‬

  • Goals Were Never Even A Thought, Now They Are Everything

    The Girl with no Goals

    The girl in the before picture never made goals, felt self-conscience ALL the time, and had no idea how she was going to teach her kids about not giving up-because that’s all she knew how to do. She wasn’t in a place of need or guidance from God because she balanced it all on her own shoulders. She stayed in her comfort zone. Goals weren’t even in her thoughts.  She ate her emotions and hid her true feelings from just about everyone. This was 9 years ago.

    Fast forward 6 years and there was an opportunity placed in front of her. She watched as others shared their stories of where they came from and what they had accomplished. The goals they had made and accomplished.  She wondered, why not me? Why couldn’t she earn extra money and make my own hours, actually make goals and hit them?

    Working at Nordstrom’s left me wanting to not give up the niceties of life. Hello fashion, shoes and cosmetics!! Being able to support the family using the talents God gave me would be a win/win, right? Being healthy in mind, body and spirit for a career seemed pretty legit. To have something that fit in the cracks of my mommy-life and build on itself seemed too good to be true. I didn’t have all the health answers but I knew what was working for me and loved encouraging people. To have something that would teach me to step out, learn to fail and get back up and would continually build my character.  Here’s more of my full story!

    The Girl with Goals…..and Hitting Them!

    Fast forward to present day. I’ve been able to use the gifts God has given me. I actually have made goals and hit them!!  To invite others to join me in having more energy for their families. To stay home with the kiddos and work in my Juicy Couture sweats. To be challenged daily and fight the good fight of life and NEVER give up.

    Maybe you don’t have kids yet but you want to make a career out of something that keeps you accountable to your own health goals? Maybe you’re a mommy but want something on the side for yourself? Or perhaps you want to grow a business at your own pace for when the kiddos are in school full time or off to college? Maybe you want to switch careers to something more meaningful than what you’re currently doing.

    As I look at how much I’ve learned and grown, I can’t keep this to myself. I set goals, hit them and now help others do the same.  Coaching has given this worker-bee girl a sense of pride and purpose. It allows us as a family to give more and be together lots. No more punching time-clocks for me. Only freedom to pay it forward and teach others how to share their stories. Message me to join our group next week to learn more….let’s hit some goals! ??

  • ❤❤ FIT MISSION BY VALENTINE’S DAY ❤❤

    Fit mission in full effect!  Today I was reflecting on all the things us ladies can wish we had (me included).  We aren’t trying to be perfect by any means, but feel comfortable in our own skin!  Here’s a few things I am working on, you can take from this list or put your own!  (I know we are all at different stages of our journey!)

    Examples being:

    • Rounder booty (or a booty at all)
    • Thigh gap
    • H.S. Weight
    • Flat tummy (with less loose baby love skin)
    • To look good nakey
    • More confidence
    • More time
    • No dimples and cellulite

    The list goes on…

    Even if we can’t have those things exactly how we want them, the one thing I know to be true is we can get better! This fit mission is about this and that in itself is a beautiful thing. Practice does make perfect, goals can be reached! Do I wish I could get to my H.S. weight? Yes! But does that make or break the progress I’ve made? NO! 140 lbs is PERFECT for me because that’s what my body likes naturally. There was a time I couldn’t get under 150 to save my life. I skimped, starved, worked out twice a day, felt so lost with fitness AND nutrition. It was unnerving and I was hurting myself mentally and physically.

    Not anymore thanks to the nutrition and programs I’ve found. Now I’m right where I need to be.

    I had to trust the process and invest for the long haul and boy it’s paid off. Sanity is a good thing 😉

    What are you going to think when you look back on 2016 photos? Will you know you are doing everything you can to treat your body right or will it be another year on be books that you stayed the same? My joy is to show others what’s worked for me so you too can know you’re right where you need to be!

    Join me for a Hot ?by Valentine’s Day Challenge ❤  including:

    ?A full meal guide with recipes
    ?30 minute workouts done on your schedule
    ?support the entire time from women wanting all the same things as you
    ?fun mini challenges within the group for prizes to be won
    ?One nutrient dense meal you don’t have to plan or prep

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    We start soon-Jan.18th! You’ll be joining me and thousands of other people doing the 366 day Shakeology challenge. Most people order chocolate first so the FIRST person to message me with the hashtag ‪#‎366er‬ and purchases their pack gets two free Tropical Strawberry meals to try ????Email me at stacyrodyfitness@gmail.com or comment below!

  • Weight Loss Journey after Baby #2!

    This is my weight loss journey.

    Oh my goodness, weight loss is no joke!  It is so much easier to gain it than make it go away!  How many can relate with that?!  It took a lot of hard work and patience, as well as consistency to for weight loss to happen.  In my case, with the help of Chalene Johnson and Turbofire, as well as getting my nutrition on point grounded with Shakeology, I was motivated to have a transformation like never before!!  Come with me and watch how my life was changed and how you can too!!!

     

    How I Reached My Weight Loss Goal!!

    This is me in a nut shell!!  I love Turbofire, it has changed my life.  I am a stay at home mom, with two beautiful children.  My kids and husband are my life!  I knew I wanted to get in the best shape of my life and finally found a way to do it.  This was me prior to Turbofire, and actually before being pregnant with kids.  Being married and lazy, I started getting chunky.  I was eating way too much and definitely not eating the right foods.  I needed some weight loss bad!!

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    I purchased Turbofire and my life will never be the same, the weight loss began.  I not only lost weight, I transformed into what I had always wanted.  I had gone to the gym most my life.  I had done weights, circuit training, some crossfit……. You name it I had tried it.  But working out from home, consistently, with a trainer/coach like Chalene Johnson, changed the game.

    I also changed my eating.  I started using Shakeology.  This gave me both energy and a better frame of mind.  I literally could feel the difference as my body got used to it the first few weeks.  Now it is a staple and my entire family has it everyday.  I also found out I was allergic to gluten.  I removed it from my diet and has really changed my life.  The bloat is gone and feel so much better.

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    I want to encourage women and men, that no matter where you are in your life, you can always make a change, you can have a transformation!!!  I thought I was doing great before kids.  I thought I was in great shape!  I was so wrong and I feel so much better now!  I lost 41lbs in the eight months….that’s a lot of weight loss.  I since have lost about 3 or 4 more.  My body likes to be around 137 or 138, being 5’7″!  Even though I feel I need more weight loss, my body really doesn’t like going below that.  It has been an incredible journey.

     

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    I finally have my Lulu gear fitting the way I want!  That is the benefit of working hard to reach your goals.  Since my transformation I still workout all the time and am continually transforming into a better “me”!!  What is holding you back from becoming a better “you”?!!  I want to help.  The journey is not easy, but it is doable and can be done.

    I love helping others and this has been life changing.  You may need a life change and I would love to see you transform into a more healthy and fit you!!  Feel free to contact me….I will help you along the road as you create your own transformation!!

    – Facebook is where I am at the most:  fb.com/stacy.rody

    – You can follow my on Instagram:  @stacyrody

    – And feel free to Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for more inspiration and motivation!!

    Thanks so much!! —  Stacy Rody

  • Fitness Transformation! A Bit about ME!

    Fitness Transformation and a Bit about Me!

    I have some new followers lately and I wanted to say hello and thank you for joining my in our continual fitness transformation!! I am honored to share my journey and new things as I learn them. Here’s a little bit about me.

    • I’m a wife ❤, sister, daughter and mom to 5 year old Samantha and 3 year old Jude.
    • I am saved by grace and didn’t start truly living until I surrendered my life to Jesus. God’s plan is better than anything I could come up with anyway 😉
    • I am a former makeup artist turned health coach.
    • I am also an Esthetician and spray tan addict (I mean artist ;))
    • I am obsessed with helping women feel more beautiful from the inside out.
    • I am an outgoing introvert.
    • I consider my main two hobbies working out and shopping.
    • I lost 40 lbs with Beachbody nutrition and home workouts and continue to do each new program as it launches.
    • I decided to help women know they could lose weight, have energy, and do it without feeling like they had to starve themselves.
    • I run online challenge groups to give the best support to my clients.
    • I used to eat a bag of gummy candy a day (ie sour patch kids or Haribo gummy bears) Now currently a dark chocolate addict!
    • My kids and I have been gluten-free for three years.
    • I’ve struggled with infertility and PCOS.
    • I had acne my whole life (hence the career choices I made and the gummy bears may have had something to do with it).
    • I’ve been incredibly blessed to be able to snuggle my kids and still have a career where I earn more per month than what I made at Nordstrom and the Spa I worked at. ‪#‎TeamShine‬

    My fitness transformation has been going on for 3 years now.  The photo on the right is to remind you all (and myself) to speak positive things to and about yourself, to know you are stronger than you think, and to never stop letting your light shine.

    Hard work pays off, let’s go make a fitness transformation for you too!! XO

     

  • Eminem Weight Loss With Beachbody!

    Eminem Weight Loss

    Eminem Weight Loss

    Eminem weight loss recently made headlines by sharing his incredible weight loss secret to the masses. If you haven’t heard, Eminem recently reported to Men’s Journal that he dropped a whooping 81 pounds after completing a combination of InsanityP90X and Body Beast Beachbody workouts within one year of leaving rehab.

    After a long-running addiction to prescription medicine and a near fatal overdose, Eminem transformed his unhealthy addiction into the best body he’s ever had.

    Going the Extra Mile

    It started with the most obvious choice, running. Eminem was well aware of his addict’s brain, and after rehab, he started running to quell his seemingly endless energy. What became a way to quiet his mind and get some sleep soon ran his life – pardon the pun! – and he was burning up to 2,000 calories and logging over 17 miles per day.

    What started as a distraction to function sober turned into an all-out obsession and soon enough, Eminem eventually injured himself in the process. After too much wear and tear on his hip flexors and joints, he had to find the next way of meeting his outlet without the extreme jarring.

    Eminem’s SoulMate Workout + Weight Loss Transformation

    As he phased out running, he gave home workouts a try, starting with Shaun T’s Insanity. After dropping running altogether due to Insanity’s intensity, Eminem added in P90X workouts (he especially loves the ab workout) to avoid plateauing before moving on to Body Beast!

    At the best shape of his life, it seems Eminem has found his soulmate workout.

    “The routine is pretty intense,” said Eminem. “The first time I did the legs, I couldn’t walk for two days. Now I’m doing arms one day, chest the next day, legs the next, and I’m still functioning throughout the day. And I can finally do it without pausing the routine.”

    Eminem’s Success Tips

    Get Support

    Whether you’re struggling with something more serious or simply need help getting through your workouts, Eminem understood the importance of a support system. Not only did he hire a personal trainer as he lost the weight but he also leaned on his friend Elton John as he adjusted to sober life.

    Don’t Be Afraid to Mix Up the Routine

    Eminem added P90x once he noticed he was plateauing with Insanity. As his fitness levels changed, so did his workouts! Don’t be afraid to mix and match programs until you find the one that best suits your energy, ideal body shape and overall goals. For me that was Turbofire, and for Eminem it’s Body Beast.

    Listen To Your Body

    Eminem pushed himself too hard and eventually injured himself while running. As he’s progressed on his fitness journey, he is much more aware of what his body needs. He is much more in tune with it and that really is the key.  Take a moment to check-in with your body everyday to determine what it needs so you can live your most optimal and healthy life!  Nutrition is such a big part of that as well!

    Know Yourself

    Eminem is all too aware of his “addict brain,” as he calls it, and tailors his workouts to support his ability to function. If doing a particular workout doesn’t make you happy, give you an endorphin rush or pushes you too far – maybe it’s not for you! Consider your temperament when picking a workout for optimal success.

  • Transformation! Jennifer gets fit!

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    Jennifer and I have been connected for over a year now and her transformation is so inspiring. She recently shared this picture in our group and I asked her if she would be willing to share her story. With tears in my eyes as I read this, I wish Jennifer and I lived closer so I could give her a big hug! She checked in the group almost daily and was dedicated beyond most. She is an example of what a healthy, strong woman is and does. Here is her story:

    When you are ok with you who are on the inside, everything on the outside falls into place. It took me 35 years to figure this out, and this lesson has changed my life.

    I spent a lot of time trying to be what I thought everyone else wanted, pushing aside how I felt and what I wanted for my own life. I always felt like I was never quite good enough…not even for myself.

    You can only neglect yourself for so long before you start to forget who you are. You not only lose your confidence, but you also start to lose your health.

    A few years ago, my world came crashing down. My dad died. I was in a car accident, and I was diagnosed with endometriosis. What was supposed to be routine surgery put me out of work for three months. Looking back, this should have been a wakeup call to slow down, but I had responsibilities and people I couldn’t let down. I started working harder than ever, and my health got worse.

    At 220+ pounds, I was feeling pretty miserable, not just physically. I avoided most social situations, and I was often afraid to speak up. I rarely did anything fun. Looking back, I see I was hiding from my own life.

    The only time I felt well was when I was moving. I started doing tae-bo and lost 30 pounds. I wasn’t consistent and didn’t know anything about nutrition. I gained ten back. This woke something up inside of me. It made me angry. I was determined not to go back to the way I was, and by December 2012 I was serious.

    In 2013, I started to educate myself on what it means to live a healthy lifestyle. I read every article I could get my hands on. I learned about myfitnesspal, and I started logging all my foods, something I still do today.

    I also discovered Beachbody. I wanted to challenge myself, and Insanity was the hardest program out there. I paused the videos constantly, but I finished the program. Getting that t-shirt was the best feeling ever.  They are the perfect workouts for women!!

    I’ve been hooked on Beachbody ever since. Besides Insanity, I’ve completed Les Mills Combat, Les Mills Pump, a Shakeology challenge, and P90X3. I’m one week away from finishing T25, and I have 2.5 weeks left of Body Beast. I also run several days a week and recently did my first 10K.

    My health is now the one area where I put myself first. Workouts are non-negotiable. 6 days a week. My diet is pretty strict as well. All whole foods all the time, very little processed. I put a lot of planning into my meals, packing work lunches the night before. I love experimenting with recipes from sites like skinnytaste.com, and it turns out I’m a pretty good cook!

    I’m down to 138 pounds now, and I’ve kept it off for a few years. I’m still working on building muscle and toning up. It’s hard to see changes now, but I feel stronger every day. The best part is not looking better but feeling healthy and strong.

    Bettering my health has made me feel capable like no other accomplishment ever has. Because I feel capable I am more outgoing. Life now has so many possibilities. And the last few years have brought so many wonderful experiences. Taking responsibility for my health has helped me learn I have to do the same with the rest of my life too. I’m responsible for making sure my life is full and happy, and along the way my example is helping others too.

    Can we please give her a shout out and feel free to share this if you can relate.

    Well done my friend, well done!

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