Jul 05 2016
What in the heck!!!!!! This Transformation Tuesday is EXTRA special to me because it is my ❤️ main squeeze!
He and I have been trying to figure out this whole “healthy lifestyle” thing for YEARS!!! I must admit, he’s much better at going “all in” with diet and I’m better at going “all in” with fitness. His issue is portion control and mine is saying goodbye to occasional treats. ?
Well, when he got invited to the super exclusive Beachbody Test Group in the beginning of January, it was a bigger blessing than both of us even knew at the time!!! He completed round 2 at the end of May, 2016, and has not only found his steady rhythm on the fitness side, he’s also been as diligent as I’ve seen anyone be with his diet! I’m in AWE of the control he’s had!!!!! The small 40 person online accountability group was his anchor ⚓️ and our food prep each week was his ?edge. He pushed through and stuck to it every single day.
He did have a week off between rounds. Each round of 22 Minute Hard Corps is 8 or 9 weeks, depending if you decide to do Hell Week. Transformation Tuesday is all about people being consistent and my hubby really fits the bill.
We’ve both found our SWEET SPOT in all of this because of Beachbody. It’s nutrition (daily superfoods) + fitness + support = SUCCESS —>Sounds cheesy but it stinking works!!! No more guessing games and fad diets for us! Praise JESUS 😉 We truly have found our placement and what is really
His stats are 31 lbs gone and 15.25 inches lost overall for this Transformation Tuesday!! Please comment if you or your hubby needs to get moving in your journey!!! We all need encouragement to JUST KEEP GOING!!!! It’s a journey. It doesn’t happen overnight, but as you can see, if you focus for about 5 months, a lot can change.
Apr 12 2016
Transformation Tuesday! Are you Kidding ME?!!!!!
My girl, Jenn Anderson, has gone crazy and done 4 rounds of 21 Day Fix and has been having Shakeology daily. This is the result! Consistency is the key with the right tools. No crazy diet, just moderation and eating the right food daily. Way to go Jenn!! Here’s what she had to say:
“4th round in the books!!!! Honestly this one is a little emotional for me! I CANNOT believe that’s me in my before pic! I wanted to keep wearing the same clothes to show the difference and now my shirt is baggy!!!!!!! UNREAL! Listen, I DID NOT want to start this program! I thought I would fail! Thought I was “happy” eating whatever and not subscribing to “skinny culture”. I still don’t subscribe to that…however I had no idea how bad I felt. How much of my health was being compromised! I feel like my real self is being restored everyday! SO THANKFUL! If you’re at all curious about joining me, DON’T WAIT!!! Seriously, you won’t regret it!” ~Jenn A. Anderson
Jenn, you are an inspiration to all women, and especially to us moms! Thanks for sharing and motivating us to keep pushing!
Jan 13 2016
Clean Eating = Transformation Tuesday
Clean eating is all about the discipline of my mind. It is a battle. I fight me every day, all the time. Today’s battle? Kombucha or Wine? I’m going with Kombucha ? I win!!!! I started a clean eating group this last Monday with an amazing group of women. We decided that we would make clean eating a discipline. That we would make it a focus to not allow ourselves to make choices we regret. We would bring in a collective of clean recipes, ideas and accountability.
Last week in our 5 day clean eating group, I had 19 of the women share how much weight they had loss. There was a total of 108.5 lbs lost as a group!!!!!! Are you kidding me?!! That was 5.7 lbs per person. I don’t have enough exclamation points for this post! ? That is why clean eating and watching your sugars and alcohols pays off. If you were one of the girls who joined us, thank you and✋ high five! ??#girlbosses #onamission
We have monthly clean eating groups. They are five days, they are organized and allow you to really get a whole bunch of ideas to learn more about what it is to eat clean. This January we have 201 women participating! It is so amazing! Sharing so much information is just awesome and it allows everyone to get a feel what works for a collaborative of people.
Don’t miss out! We love helping each other. Feel free to comment here, or reach out to me on Facebook! Looking forward to connecting and helping you learn more about clean eating and the joy that it can bring into your life and the life of your family!
Dec 19 2015
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!!
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.
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.
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!!
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Thanks so much!! — Stacy Rody
Nov 27 2015
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
Nov 03 2015
Fit Couples Here We Come!
When on vacation, I see so many fit couples. When we were younger, we were in a different place in our health and fitness. We ate what we wanted, when we wanted, and didn’t think anything of it. We didn’t think of consequences. When you get into your early thirties, that doesnt’ work anymore!
Today as we leave for the farmers market with the kids (and we are weirdly excited to buy kale). I think back on the health journey we’ve been on the last three years. It started with the fear of having a second child… yeah, that’s kinda scary haha. But he realized that he would need to have more energy to help me and that means focusing on his health. I realized we were done having kids and I wanted to push myself beyond what I ever had before. To see what my strong mom body was capable of.
It was time to become one of these fit couples we had seen on the beach. Not really to look better, but to feel better and be healthy. I won’t lie though, it is really nice to feel better in your own skin, knowing that the decisions you have made are helping your body. It’s also really nice to fit in your clothes comfortably. We made a decision to have our super food smoothie daily, add fitness to our daily routine and (not just talk about doing it). We looked at the future progress it would bring not just the instant results. We made a decision and looked at the big picture. Oh and we cut out all fast food, soda, double batches of chocolate chip cookies and family size Papa Murphy’s pizza because those were our weakness. Sometimes you just have to say goodbye to things, right? Have to keep the goal and that vision of those fit couples in your mind.
I have to say I would have slacked more if it wasn’t for him and I bet he’d admit the same thing. We bounce ideas and frustrations off each other but we never quit. Quitting is not an option for us. We had quit too many times before and lost all the progress that was made. Consistency is key in those lifestyle changes. I love this man! Almost ten years of ups and downs but we manage to keep communication open and promise each other to keep striving to be our best.
So here we go, sharing our journey and inviting others to join. We love our team and clients like our second family. Our #fitfam. They keep us accountable and we get to grow and share together. Embracing our health today and thanking God for those hard times because those are the growth periods that help you push past. We are working on helping many more become fit couples, being comfortable in their own skin.
Sep 24 2015
Genevieve blows me away with this transformation Tuesday! She is a full time working mom and takes pride in her health every day. Here is a peek into her story and life ——->>>>>
“I did not lose much, less than 10 pounds. But the daily balance is my best tool to measure my progress. I prefer to look at how my clothes fit, take my measurements and some pictures. I’ve worked out for about 20 years, many years of running and gyms. I will be 40 soon. Honestly, I have never felt so well and healthy since I discovered Shakeology. The nutrients keep me going on the days I don’t have time to eat breakfast or lunch. The battle is a daily one. It’s not easy but I have to say I look and feel better than I ever have.”
Her French text says “I am too tired, I have a busy week but I can do it!! ”
Excuses don’t lead us to our final destination. Avoiding them is what takes you places. If you mess up, know there will be another opportunity to make a better choice. Get back on the right path and don’t worry about being perfect. Even if it takes longer than you thought, keep running to your destination.
I feel the exact same way as her! The daily habits are the ones we master, not getting on the scale. I love to brag on my fellow team mates because they work so hard not only on themselves but with all of their clients.
Well done my friend and thank you for letting me share part of your journey. I wish we lived closer!!! Maybe a trip to Quebec is in order someday soon XO Another successful transformation Tuesday thanks Genevieve…you inspire me!
Aug 11 2015
Jessica is this weeks transformation Tuesday success. I met this strong woman back in February and it never ceases to amaze me what can happy when someone takes action and gets their health in order!
Here’s a bit of her story:
“In high school I was so skinny people thought I was anorexic. I wasn’t and my eating habits were horrible. I only ate junk food but never gained weight. I graduated and joined the army and put on about 15lbs (I needed it). Then came home and and got married at 18, we got pregnant with our first child soon after and by the end of my pregnancy I was over 200. After having him we had our 2nd, 14 months later.
I was exhausted, depressed because of finances and hated myself for abusing my body and looking the way I did. I had no confidence. It effected my sexual life with my husband we drifted apart and struggled in our marriage a lot. I was a yo-yo dieter. But due to being an emotional eater, I just slept and ate all day. I struggled to stay awake to take care of my children and had no desire to live. I struggled with depression for years. I found Insanity on an infomercial and I had seen it soo many times but couldn’t afford it. Then one day I just ordered it.
I was prego with my third and did very well with eating, but after I had her I looked in the mirror and knew I had to change. I started the workouts and a girl on my page saw I was doing it and invited me to her challenge group. That’s when things really started to come together. I wasn’t a social person at all so being in a group with others that I could talk to, helped me so much. I had an accountability partner and we really helped each other. Then I became a coach helping others along with myself. It gave me a purpose. I made goals and stuck to the plan. Ten years ago I would’ve never thought I could have my body back to where it is. Its not where it used to be but I’m stronger, more confident, no longer depressed, and HAPPY! My husband and I have grown so much since my attitude about myself has changed and I am so blessed to be part of an amazing community!”
This just goes to show that you can do anything and finding other people to do it with you is so important!! Another Transformation Tuesday success! ❤❤❤?❤❤
Jul 27 2015
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!
Jun 02 2015
Transformation tuesday TIME!!!
The more I work with women, the more passionate I get about their transformation Tuesday. This woman has rocked her workouts from the beginning. I remember last year when she did her first challenge group with me. She completed both 21 Day Fix and Insanity. She stood out from the rest because I could tell she didn’t slack. She showed up and gave 110% every day. THAT is rare!! It encouraged me tons (just another perk of my job).
Here’s Michelle’s stats and a bit of her journey so far:
“I’ve gone down 3 pant sizes chest went from 38-39 to 33-34 weight loss 28 lbs. Yes I have slipped from time to time, but I get back up dust myself off and jump right back in it. My mind set use to be so negative and bogged down, I hated taking pics I wasn’t very social because I wasn’t happy with the way I looked on the outside. Today I know I’m not perfect, but I have learned to love myself and to continue taking care of myself which has been life changing in every single area of my life!”
When I asked her what mindsets she’s noticed changing the most (because we all know this is just as much mental as it is physical) she replied with:
“I remind myself every day that ‘I am worth it’. This is not a joke and my transformation Tuesday can inspire other women to do the same!”
Michelle, you are worth it! We all are worth a little self-love. Thank you for letting us be a part of your journey XO!!! Another transformation Tuesday in the books!