So 1 yr ago, I joined as a health and fitness coach with Team Beach Body. I was in a challenge group in the middle of my own transformation, but decided to start my coaching career during my transformation because I was soooo in love with the workouts and what they were doing for me, but the SHAKEOLOGY (health shake meal replacements) I was drinking every day changed my health and body so much!
I use to be the type who would exercise to eat... I would exercise, and then shove food in my mouth until I needed to wear sweat pants because I just made myself bloated to extreme! Literally, I was a HUGE fan of peanut butter and chocolate ice cream... oh and did I mention peanut butter!! haha! I would eat a half jar in one sitting... UNTIL Shakeology came into my life.. I literally started drinking Shakeology and within 2 weeks, those cravings for chocolate ice cream and peanut butter went away and my craving to be healthy increased... My digestive system improved and my bloating went away..
So since having these results, I decided to give back and help others who needed me to motivate them, to keep them accountable, and help them reach their health and fitness goals! Although I was not at my goal yet, I was able to have people join me on my journey and it was so amazing and helpful for everyone! I didn't really start getting involved until Jan of 2013 with having challenge groups of my own to help others with their goal, but it was the best decision I ever made! My challengers started having these amazing transformations that were changing their entire lifestyle, and having people thank me for the motivation and that I am making a difference in their life... And this is what drove me to push harder, and go further into my career of coaching! I was also working as a Registered nurse part time, so having my 2 young children and a part time job, did not give me all the time I wanted to focus on this career, but I did the best I could! I talk about getting into a healthy lifestyle EVERYWHERE I go! I'm sure if you talked to someone who knew me, they would agree lol... Probably could say it was annoying.. I had many people start judging me for my new lifestyle, but I did not care because this is my passion!
One issue that I will bring up that gave me a bump in this journey was my husband.. He was NOT supportive of this as a career at all.. He would tell me this is not a real job and will go away after another year or so, and I will not go far in this. If you know me again, lol, you will know that when someone doubts me, I push even harder. My husband was also my motivation to be successful with this career. I wanted to prove I can make a difference in people's lives. That I can make up for those hours lost at my nursing job in the ER.
I pushed, I sacrificed some sleeping in, going to bed early, and some time with my family so I can be successful and have an income so my family can live comfortable without worrying about money and living pay check to pay check.
At the end of March, I became a Diamond Beach Body, not making the income I wanted, BUT I loved what I was doing. Who can say things they do for themselves on a daily basis that you love can become a career.. I work in my workout clothes, I take lots of pictures of myself working out and my healthy food, and even my 2 boys working out with me! I am acting as a role model for my kids, my family, my friends, and I LOVE IT! I make my own hours.. It was my choice to put in extra time, because I wanted to get to the top. I also can stay home more with my children and not miss them growing up. What an amazing opportunity!
I continued working 15 or so hours a week and towards the end of the summer, I came in contact with most of my coaches who are now Diamond coaches and who has made such an impact on me!
I swear, I have the most motivated, inspirational, and dedicated coaches EVER!! Five in particular I want to just point out because they got me to where I am today.. These coaches have put in lots of time, commitment, and work into their health and fitness career, and I am so proud of where they are today. Andrea Youngblood, Alisha Smith, Jennifer Morris, Lauren Penrose, & Michael Gowan. This crew are my five diamonds.. They are leading by example and every one of them have a transformation from using either Beach Body workout programs, drinking shakeology, or incorporating them all into their daily regimen.
Watch out because you will be seeing these names come up a lot more and their faces too!! :)
I also have to give lots of recognition to my up line coach, mentor, and cousin Melanie Mitro. She is who got me started with Beach Body and I could not be more blessed to have such an amazing leader guide me to success! She always listens to me vent, even if I call 5 times a day, she helped me through all my struggles, and helped me through my moments of success!
I literally went from a diamond coach, to a 5 star qualifying in 5 weeks. I am now a 5 star Diamond, Elite Qualifying Coach in 7 short weeks.
You are probably wondering, what is Elite anyways?!?
Being an Elite Coach means you are in the top 1% of over 100,000 Beach Body coaches in the company..I work with integrity and passion.. I help everyone who wants my help!
I feel that is how I got to where I am today. When you are an Elite coach, it is the highest recognition for coaches. An Elite coach gets bonuses, VIP seating to all events, and even gets to go to events a day early! I am so thrilled to have even gotten this close, because my goals were actually not even to be in this position!
Now I want to talk about goals! WHY?! Because if you do not make goals in life, then there is no priority to reach anything. I make goals all the time.. I set them, but I break through them!
I want to tell you what my goals were this year.
In January, I had a goal of Diamond in a year... isn't that what all new coaches have? Diamond is such a high rank! Yea, but when I got to diamond at the end of March, it felt no different lol.. Its just a name that many people get to with hard work. I needed to feel different, which is why I made a new goal of 2 star and making 1000$/week by the end of the year 2013! I made this goal in August 2013.. I had no diamonds on my team, but I knew I had a few that were going to be successful very quickly! When I said that goal, I had Melanie my up line coach and my Success Partner tell me no... Your goal needs to be 5 Star Elite.. I am going to be completely honest.. I had NO idea what they were talking about!! 5 Diamonds in less than 6 months?? ELITE?? I literally just started building my team!! So I said ok to make them happy...
It was not until after I got off the phone with them that I realized what I did. I made a commitment to something and I am now obligated to that. I do not commit to something and not follow through. That is how I always was and how I will always be. Here I am today, after pushing, having good communication with my team, setting weekly/monthly goals with my coaches, leading challenge groups, leading Apprenticeship and Emerald groups that I have achieved all my goals plus more for the year 2013!
5 Star/6 Star and Elite Qualifying, and reached my 1000$/week goal! I am now able to cut my hours back as a nurse even more to focus on my passion of helping other live a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle!
This was my 2013 goal board, every one was reached but 1 and it is almost fulfilled!! What I am getting at is if you want something bad enough, you will do what it takes to get there. Make goals, and take action. Don't give up on your dreams. You do not want people giving up on you right?
Chose a career that truly makes you happy. I promise, I am living proof that it is possible to fall in love with your job to where you wake up wanting to work.
If you have a passion for health and fitness and love helping people, I am looking for those of you who have what it takes to be leader to join my team and join the success train! You will be a part of the #2 team in Beach Body, along with getting the proper training you need to be successful as a health and fitness coach!
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