Thursday, March 17, 2016

Why Do I need an Accountability Group?

If you follow me on Facebook or even here on my blog, you know that I go on and on about accountability groups. These groups are my saving grace, y'all. Without them, it would be much harder to stay motivated and be successful.

Now, I will admit that some very few people have an very high internal drive that keeps them motivated ALL. THE. TIME, but most people need a little bit more encouragement, whether that be a group of other people, the desire to look good in a bikini, or the a need to feel better.

While I feel like I do have a pretty ambitious mindset, I also know that I can be super lazy at times. No shame in my game. That's just the way it is. I can Netflix binge-watch with the best of them, especially in the winter! (Side note: this warmer weather has me all kinds of excited.)

I'm getting off track, but here's the deal. Beachbody decided create the opportunity for coaches to become partners in their business, because they found that all of these people were purchasing their products off of infomercials but never actually using them.  (Research showed that something like 90% of people who bought P90X weren't even opening the packaging.That's cray cray and not what they were made for!) People were putting the program up in a closet, never to be seen again, because they had lost their motivation in the time spent waiting for the package to arrive. Thus, the Beachbody coach system and accountability groups were born out of a desire to see lives changed, not money made.

Honestly, long before I was involved with this company I had virtual accountability partners on another website when I was trying to lose a few pounds that I had gained when I was in a toxic relationship. These people were my saving grace when I had pulled away from everyone else in my life. They were my friends when I really, really needed them. They gave me the all the encouragement I needed.

The group worked. And it worked well. We shared our struggles and our triumphs. We congratulated and consoled each other. We did life together. It didn't matter that we only knew each other online. We were like a family.

I eventually left that relationship and found myself through a little bit of fitness and and whole lot of Jesus, and that was just the beginning of the road to a healthier body and mindset. I have found the most positive, uplifting people I have ever met through Beachbody. Whether it be other coaches or challengers, they are all the kind of person I want to be.

ALL of this is exactly what has inspired my accountability groups that I run now. I want them to be encouraging and inviting, just like my classroom at school. I want everyone to feel comfortable and safe, because, let me tell you, it can get pretty darn uncomfortable at times trying to be all fit and healthy. It can be downright hard, but it can also be the most amazing, encouraging things in your life, if you will let it. If you will let it, you can make some of the best friends, lose a few pounds, and kick that insecurity out tha doe! THAT is what it's all about, my friends.

So, my question is, what's stopping you?

Here's a link if you're feeling like you want to get in the next fit party. I will contact you and get you in a group that's just right for you (like Goldilocks). I hope to see many more lives changed through community and encouraging one another. Keep shining, my friends!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Time to get Hard Corps!

Tony Horton has done it again, y'all! He has come out with a new workout that is only 22 minutes long! What?! I'm all about this short workout stuff.

I just got my package in the mail and I thought I'd share a little bit about it with you.

Here's what to expect:

  • 2 DVDs with 8 workouts (these will last you for the 8 week program)
  • 8 week schedule to hang on the wall and check off my workouts
  • Triple-layered sandbag
  • Quick Start Mission Guide
  • Hell Week Challenge Card
  • Bonus: Battle Buddy Workout
  • Rations for Results (nutrition guide)

To say that I'm excited about this would be an understatement. I haven't been able to stick to a workout in a while. Sad, but true. BUT, I am ready to commit and fired up about this one.

The workouts are military "PT" style and set to a cadence. I've only been able to experience one workout so far (as a sneak peek) but, in it, there were bear crawls, burpees (of course!), jumping jacks, lunges, lateral runs, etc. Tony does have mercy and give you very short water breaks.

I've already been perusing through my package. I decided to create a meal planning spreadsheet, because I'm that girl. If it's not planned out for me, it's not happening. There's even a meal planning day built into the workout schedule on Sunday.

Here's the spreadsheet that I created to give you an idea of the meal plan. If you want to print it, just click File > Download as...>PDF. After the PDF downloads, you should be able to print! :)

If this sounds like something you'd like to check out, I would love have you join our accountability group! Teamwork makes the dream work, right? Feel free to email me ( with any questions or fill out the form here to get in my next group. I can't wait to get started! This is gonna be the bomb dot com.