Being Marge: 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ultimate Reset - Big Success!

For the past 21 days, Bruce and I have followed the Team Beachbody Ultimate Reset Program.

These are the reasons most people purchase the Ultimate Reset:
1. Feeling Fatigued
2. Trouble with Digestion
3. Difficulty Losing Weight
4. Chronic Illness
5. Simply Run Down

I did it to remove built up toxins from my system and to lose 5 pounds. I achieved both goals in 21 days and, like many people have reported after completing the Ultimate Reset, I feel more focused and upbeat.

Here are my Top 10 Reasons for Recommending the Team Beachbody Ultimate Reset Program.

1. It's a great way to bond with your family or housemates over cooking. Bruce and I spent many fun hours planning and executing our Ultimate Reset Program and we enjoyed every minute of it!

2. After decades of cooking for my family, I enjoyed trying the new recipes in the Ultimate Reset Program and particularly enjoyed the cooking video that's included in the Start Up material. I would like everyone I know to see this cooking video as a step towards healthier nutrition. It was well done! An example of how I've changed my cooking habits is that I took our vegetable steamer out of the back of the cupboard and now use it almost every day to steam all types of vegetable combinations. I also use the blender more for making delicious hot and cold soups.

3. We had fun shopping for all the healthy foods for the Ultimate Reset Program. We know where to get the best fresh vegetables and fruits and how to keep them fresh longer. We look forward to grocery shopping and trying even more foods going forward. For instance, I bought Bruce some tempeh on the last day of the Reset just to demonstrate that I intend to keep trying new, healthy foods.

4. I feel great and slept soundly all during the Reset phases. The supplements agreed with my system and I can assure anyone considering this program, that it will not keep you parked in the bathroom. That was one of my original concerns and it was gone by day 2.

5. I have stopped grazing or snacking at will during the day, which is difficult when you work from home. Now I have one healthy snack each afternoon, and that's it for me!

6. I did not want to give up coffee when I started the Reset. I was convinced I would get right back to my two cups a day habit on the first day after the Reset ended. Guess what? I have no craving for coffee! I can't believe it myself, but it's true! My new morning routine is to have a large glass of water when I wake up and then a Shakeology drink for breakfast. I'm completely satisfied until lunch.Wow!

7. I'm drinking a lot more water during the day and find that it satisfies occasional hunger pains.

8. Our kitchen and refrigerator are more vibrant with all the beautiful, colorful fresh foods we now keep on hand. They give us a strong feeling of abundance that is overflowing into other aspects of our lives. Not a bad benefit from eating nutritionally!

9. With the Ultimate Reset Program and no exercise for the 21 day period, I lost 5 pounds!! WOHOO!!

10. Last, but not least, the Ultimate Reset Program has established permanent  positive changes in my eating habits and for that I say, Thank you, Team Beachbody!!!

Here's Bruce's blog link on his report and here is my before and after profile.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

5 Signs You Need a Reset

On October 10th, my husband and I and several of our customers,  friends and fellow Team Beachbody Coaches are starting the 21-Day Ultimate Reset program.

We invite you to join us!

Here's the short list of five signs you need a reset:

1. Feeling Fatigued
2. Trouble with Digestion
3. Difficulty Losing Weight
4. Chronic Illness
5. Simply Run Down

Read Carl Daikeler's (Team Beachbody's CEO) blog post on these signs, by clicking here

If you haven't already made the decision to join our Ultimate Reset Challenge Group starting Oct. 10th, I invite you to reconsider. We'll support each other via Facebook throughout the Reset program.

If you're experiencing any of the 5 signs that you need a reset, this is your chance to do something amazing for your wellness before the holidays!

Get all the information you need to make your decision at my Ultimate Reset Web site.

The more people we have in our Ultimate Reset Challenge Group the more support we can give each other!

Please let me know if you're ready for a reset!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Dreams DO Come True!

This is one of the most exciting days for our family! At about 11:00 a.m. PT our younger son, Pete, is flying from San Francisco to Japan - his dream destination since he was in grammar school! He's going to a video gaming exhibit with his colleagues from work and will be there for about a week in his role as a technical journalist. In fact, he is in his dream job and going to his dream destination! 

None of this seemed possible in the past few years or even the past week. But, the lesson here is that if you don't give up on your dreams, your possibilities turn into probabilities and then they turn into realities.

Pete always had an interest in Japanese anime, which is a style of animation originally invented in Japan and used in TV, films, video games, and commercials. He used to spend many hours in junior high school and high school perfecting his anime drawing skills.

After receiving his college degree in computer animation from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, he found himself in a weak job market. After taking whatever job he could find to support himself, he finally landed a job in his field at a video gaming publication in San Francisco. Six months later, he and his entire unit were let go due to a company buyout. So he was back to taking hourly wage jobs, with no idea of what was next for him in his chosen career field. 

Four years later, thanks to a tip from his older brother, Rich, who also works in the technology journalism field in NYC, Pete  flew to San Francisco from Texas with everything he owned in his backpack to apply for a job opening at another video gaming publication. Speaking with him before he boarded his flight that day, I had the feeling that he had already claimed that job no matter what. When we arrived in San Francisco, he crashed with a friend, and walked to the building where he would have the interview the next day. He paced back and forth and rehearsed how the interview would result in his getting the job. He would not be denied!

Yes, he was hired and we were all ecstatic for him to be back in his field in a salaried position with benefits! His managers quickly learned that Pete had an immense knowledge base in his field, is good with people, and also good on camera. Before long he was making editorial videos for the company's Web site.

A few months ago, he called to let us know that he was tapped to attend a gaming conference in Germany in August, with the slight possibility that he might also be chosen to go to a gaming exhibit in Japan in September. (We were now holding our collective breaths as we realized his lifelong dream was quickly moving from a possibility to a strong probability.)

Two weeks ago, he called to let us know that yes, indeed, he was chosen for the Japan trip, and we could not have been happier for him!

With two weeks to go to takeoff, we thought Pete's obstacles had all been removed for him to fully realize his dream. How wrong we were!

Last week he called from the emergency room to tell us that he had severe abdominal pains during the night and had walked five blocks to the emergency room by himself at 5:00 a.m. for medical help. This is a parents' worst nightmare, even without a lifelong dream trip around the corner.

Luckily he was in good medical hands and was diagnosed with kidney stones. Within a few days of treatment, he was feeling a lot better and was packing for his trip with all his medications. Again, not to be denied his dream, Pete surmounted his latest obstacle and proved his determination.

We could not be more proud of our younger son or more excited for him as his plane lifts off right about as I write this paragraph. I have tears in my eyes, knowing that no matter what obstacles he faces, Pete kept going and is about to have the experience of his dreams.

Never, never, never, never, never give up on your dreams. You can do whatever you dream you can do! Just ask Pete!


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I admit I'm a lapsed blogger. It must be the air of fresh starts this September that's inspiring me to jump into my blog again!

My life continues to unfold in very positive directions.

Our Team Beachbody Coaching business is going quite well. We now have many coaches and customers throughout the U.S., and we're looking forward to the company's international expansion. Bruce and I continue to workout with Beachbody programs on a daily basis and we also enjoy our daily Shakeology more than ever now that we have four flavors - Greenberry, Chocolate, Vegan Tropical Strawberry and Vegan Chocolate. For me, lunch = Shakeology!

On October 10th, we're joining Carl Daikeler, the CEO of Beachbody, in an Ultimate Reset Challenge. Carl wants 1,000 people total to be in the Challenge; we've committed to coach 10 at a minimum in our group. We're looking to add folks to our Ultimate Reset Challenge Group, which will be a fun experience to detoxify our systems with a healthy diet and supplements over a 21 day period. I want to be in the best shape possible before the holiday season starts and invite you to join us!

I continue to be astounded at the sales of my 31 Days to Improve Your Vocabulary book. I have a lot of fun posting vocabulary words to the book's FaceBook page each day and connecting to hundreds of fans around the world.

On a personal note, we're grateful for our health, our solid 42-year relationship, and our growing abundance in all areas of our life.

I'm especially excited to share that our younger son, Pete, who is a technical journalist in San Francisco, is about to have his lifelong dream come true! This month he is traveling to Japan for his employer. We are all ecstatic for Pete and can't wait to hear all about his experience on his return.

Our other adult children and their spouses are doing great and our four beautiful grandchildren are blossoming faster than we would like! We're always looking forward to the next time we'll see them in the flesh. Skype is wonderful, but it can't replace a hug and a kiss!

I'll be back again soon, fair blog!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Where I'm Going From Here with My Health and Fitness Plan

Thanks again to our thoughtful daughter, Liz Brown, for giving me for Christmas a renewal to The Oprah Magazine subscription. As she said, she likes to know we’re reading the same thing each month!

Starting with the cover of the January, 2012 issue, Dr. Oz is quoted as saying, “Every person has the right to look and feel like a million bucks!.” Inside the article, Oprah Talks to Dr. Oz, he says, “We need a wholesale reevaluation of what health feels like. Most people don’t even know what that feels like anymore.”

I know I had become complacent about my health. My cholesterol medication was keeping my numbers in check and most of my clothes still fit. I was satisfied. What I’ve learned in the past year, since becoming a Team Beachbody Coach, is that through improved nutrition and daily workouts, I can feel a whole lot better, control my cholesterol through diet and exercise, and upgrade my wardrobe as I get slimmer and stronger.

My plan for 2012 is to continue to drink Shakeology each day for lunch. I can’t wait to try the new 100% Vegan Tropical Strawberry Shakeology, which will be available as of February 14th.

I’ve made great physical conditioning strides through daily Slim in 6 workouts. By late February, Bruce and I plan to begin the new Team Beachbody Tai Cheng program, a progressive program built on the fundamentals of Tai-Chi and Qi Gong, ancient wellness arts that focus on improved mobility, strength, muscle tone, and balance.

And we can workout wearing the new Team Beachbody apparel!

Thanks to Team Beachbody, every day I’m feeling closer to a million bucks (and it’s also nice to see our bank account growing with our year-old business!). Team Beachbody is fulfilling on its promise to help us get physically and financially fit.

I look forward to inspiring more and more people to experience the feeling of being healthy again. We have a massive course correction to make in our society. It’s well worth the effort, because being physically and financially fit causes more positive ripple effects in all aspects of one’s life.

Thanks, Team Beachbody for allowing me this opportunity to help myself and many others achieve our goals and life happy, fulfilling lives! Let's all feel like a million bucks!

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

My Team Beachbody Top 10 List - What I Like Best About This Company!

The longer I'm involved with Beachbody as a Team Beachbody Coach, the more impressed I am with this company.

Here's my Top 10 List of what I like best about Team Beachbody:

1. Once you reach Emerald status, the company gives you customers. Since joining Team Beachbody in January, 2011, I have been given over 100 customers by the company. They automatically assign these folks to me in my back office and I earn 25% commission on all future orders made by these folks. What other MLM company gives customers to their distributors?

2. I've sampled many Beachbody home fitness programs and nutritional products, such as Shakeology, Slim in 6, P90X Protein bars, and feel I can totally stand behind the quality of their products.

3. As a coach, I have access to extremely high quality third-party tools, including videos, CDs, downloadable audio and text files, training modules, teleconference calls, and social media pages to share with prospects.

4. Team Beachbody attracts high-caliber people who truly want to help people take charge of their nutrition and fitness, from the CEO, Carl Daikeler, his support staff and our fellow team members.

5. Team Beachbody's P90X workout program has an astounding 86% brand recognition due to it popularity and the plethora of infomercials run on all Beachbody's products each week, totally about 240 hours.

6. We can offer our customers the opportunity to receive financial rewards just for working out through The Team Beachbody Challenge. In 2011, Beachbody gave away over $65 million in rewards, trips, and incentives to support its quest to end the trend of obesity.

7. Team Beachbody's Challenge Programs and economical Challenge Packs are designed to support their winning success formula:
Nutrition + Fitness + Peer Support + Financial Rewards = Success.

8. Timing is everything and Team Beachbody is poised with the right products, the right programs, and the right people at the right time to achieve their mission of attracting 1,000,000 coaches in the U.S. in the next 10 years to end the trend of obesity. If something isn't done to stop this growing trend in adults and children, our country will have an out-of-control health care crisis.

9. Team Beachbody provides a 30-day money-back guarantee on all its products, including agreement to become a Team Beachbody Coach.

10. Last, but not least, we work with a team that support our success. We're lucky to be on the Ultimate Fitness Team in Team Beachbody, the fastest growing MLM team in the company.

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