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>Journey to Fitness

Posted: March 15, 2011 in fitness

>Now I have to say that is it really more than halfway through March?  Wow. 😉

So in this time I have been continuing my fit clubs and making some friends!  It’s so much fun meeting people and helping them figure out ways to add fitness into their days.  It isn’t always about the big changes, it can be about small things! And when I see that light go on and they realize that they too can do what needs to be done to get healthy it’s an amazing feeling!

My wish is that everyone who is struggling with their weight will know that there is hope and that they can start today making themselves healthier.  It will be a long road with lots of bumps in it, but it really is one step at a time to get you healthy.  One decision, one change and one step at a time!

Have a great day everyone and remember that it’s ok if you happen to take a step backwards.  Just stay on your feet and continue on your journey! Fitness is a journey not a destination.  There is always something you can work on and always something that can change.  You will never reach your destination because you will always be traveling your journey.  Ask the healthiest person you know what it is they are working on and they will tell you what their newest goal is.  Which brings me to another point.  You will not go anywhere without having a goal or a road map of how to get there.  You need to make goals to know where you want to go on your journey!

I’d love to meet you while on my own journey and share a mile or two or 20!

>Yesterday I had the wonderful pleasure of attending an event for Team Beachbody in Vancouver Wa.  Just a short hop, skip and a jump away from where I live.  I am so excited for what 2011 is going to bring for coaches with Beachbody.  Amazing promotions, great trips and incentives along with the best support of any business I’ve ever seen!  Where else can you go where everyone is working towards the same goal?  Where you aren’t feeling like a fish in a see of sharks ready to be devoured?  I feel support even when I am not with my “team”.  My team is not local so I hang out with others who are coaches with Beachbody.  Do they have a personal gain in helping me reach my goals? No!  They don’t! They make no money if I am successful!  But do they still want me to be successful?  Yes! You know why? Because we are all trying to end obesity and help others get healthy!
I know there are those people who feel that Beachbody is all about the income.  All about the money.  I know some people get involved as a Coach simply because of the money but after working with the business and seeing the change in others lives they are able to help make happen they start to change their thinking.  You can’t be successful in this business if you don’t care about helping people get healthy.  You really can’t.  How can you support a company and grow a business if you don’t support the founding principals of this company?  I guess that is the reason I am so excited about being a Team Beachbody coach.  I have been around this company since late 2002/early 2003.  I’ve seen the growing pains, I’ve seen them become the business they are today and it’s exciting to watch.
I am just ecstatic to see what 2011 holds.  I’m excited to talk to those who what to make a change and who want to build their own Team Beachbody business.
2011 is going to be a fun year. Yup. 🙂

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This is a great article I received this morning in my Team Beachbody Newsletter so I thought I’d share.

By Karen Tonnis

At some point in your hooked-in, hard-core Beachbody® experience, or even if you’re just getting started, this thought may cross your mind: Wish I could get results even faster.
Tape Measure, Pear, and a Dumbbell


Well, now you can. Here’s a list of dynamic foods that bring a lot to the table. Not only do they fit within a healthy nutrition plan, they’re capable of sending your lazy taste buds a nice wake-up call.
  1. Tomatoes. Make the lowly tomato your best friend and you could potentially up your chances of staying healthy and recovering faster. They’re loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytonutrients. And because they’re particularly rich in vitamin C and carotenoids, they may boost heart health, fight oxidative stress, protect against a variety of cancers, and combat inflammation. Tomatoes also contain potassium, an electrolyte that helps maintain fluid balance.
  2. FishFish. A powerhouse of lean protein, fish lets you load up without blowing your calorie budget. The very leanest choices include white-fleshed fish like flounder or tilapia, as well as most shellfish, including lobster. Even dark-fleshed fish like tuna and salmon are considered lean, and the fat they provide (in the form of fish oil) can help regulate hormones and metabolism and reduce inflammation. 

    Of course, all this muscle-building power won’t show up as a six-pack if you’re not careful about how the fish is prepared. Watch out for calorie bombs like deli tuna salad and deep-fried fish or calamari.
  3. Açai berry. What look like ordinary small, purple berries are actually one of the best superfoods in the world. Açai berries contain one of the highest concentration of antioxidants of any known food, along with fiber, iron, amino acids, and healthy omega fatty acids. Add them to your diet in the form of juice or pulp and you can expect a load of benefits, including increased energy, faster recovery rate, boosted immune system, stabilized blood sugar levels, and more.
  4. Dark green leafy vegetables. Breaking news: Popeye was right about eating spinach. Especially if you want to build muscle FAST. The antioxidants found in dark green vegetables help counteract the oxidative muscle damage that comes with heavy training or exercise. So vegetables like broccoli, collard greens, lettuce, kale, and our hero spinach should be high on your list.
  5. Blueberries. Mom could’ve said, “Eat your blueberries and you’ll grow up strong.” This miniature superfruit is chock-full of nutrients and antioxidants. So if you’re involved in strenuous activity, a daily cup or two of blueberries can help reduce cell damage. They also promote healthy blood pressure and contain complex carbs and fiber to help sustain energy and keep you in the game.
  6. EggsEggs. When you’re trying to add muscle, protein is as important as any dumbbell or training buddy. Most important, you want increased “clean calories” from whole, natural, unprocessed foods—like eggs. Eggs are one of the most perfect proteins for growing lean muscle. By incorporating egg whites into your diet (with a small amount of egg yolk), you can get a high amount of protein for a relatively low number of calories. Six egg whites will give you 99 calories and 21 grams of protein. Now that’s a deal.
  7. Green tea. If you’re working out regularly, giving your body a constant supply of antioxidants can promote quicker recovery on a cellular level. And drinking green tea is a good way to vary your antioxidant intake. On top of its antioxidant properties, green tea can help protect the cardiovascular system and increase metabolic rate (which supports weight control), and may provide some anticancer and blood pressure–reducing benefits.
Add these 7 foods to your oxidant-fighting arsenal.
Go ahead and rev up your engine with these heavy hitters for quicker results. But don’t neglect your regular exercise program and healthy eating plan. Those are the real key. Start with a sound regimen, then add these seven for extra kick.

>My Favorite Workouts…

Posted: December 29, 2010 in fitness

>http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1
I am often asked what workout is my favorite. I can say that my first program from Beachbody has remained my favorite. The Power90 program had easy to follow workouts without dancing or hard to do moves and comes with an eating plan that was easy to follow. It’s a great first time program!

>Which Program Will You Choose?

Posted: December 28, 2010 in fitness

>http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1
I have been posting videos for a lot of individual programs. Most people have no idea how many different programs Beachbody offers. This short video will show you some of the top sellers and inspire you to Decide.Commit.Succeed!

>My 30 Day Challenge

Posted: February 27, 2010 in fitness

>I am on day 3 of a 30 day challenge. This challenge makes me put away all my scales, tape measures, and diet stuffs.

Each day I focus on a way to become more active in my everyday, whether it is walking stairs or parking on the farthest side of the parking lot. Also their is a nutrition focus each day. Yesterday it was to eat veggies with each meal. Today it was to eat one meal with no outside influences. No TV, reading, talking…you get the idea. 🙂 And of course there is the exercise portion. Yesterday was 30 minutes moderate/high interval workout. Today was yoga and abs. I’m excited because I don’t know what tomorrow will be.

Each day I get an e-mail telling me what the day’s challenges are. I can’t wait to see how I feel at the end of the 30 days. Of course I am using BeachBody workouts for my daily workouts. Today was Tony’s One-on-One Hummingbird yoga. 😉 I have a feeling tomorrow will be a weighted workout. I can’t wait!