Being Marge: November 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Why Team Beachbody is a Great Fit for My Top 5 Passions!

Why Team Beachbody is a great fit for my top 5 passions:

1. Loving, creating and having fun with Bruce.

* Bruce and I are soul mates. I love him and I love his commitment to Team Beachbody. We are on this journey together.

* We have different personalities, passions, and skills. Through many years of discovery and practice we have learned to combine our respective talents to create more and more for our community and our family. Team Beachbody is yet another vehicle for us to continue to create together.

* Team Beachbody has brought a new element of fun and enthusiasm to our marriage. We compare our new svelte bodies, encourage each other to keep getting stronger and healthier, and honor each other's personalities in this process. We're getting younger each day!

2. Loving and playing with kids, grandkids, and friends.

* I have made new friends since joining Team Beachbody. These are people who share my passions for getting physically and financially fit. I'm grateful for these new friends and look forward to meeting more like them!

* So far we have enrolled two of our three adult children in our Team Beachbody business. Our daughter and her family love Shakeology and we've worked out with our grandkids! How fun is that! We look forward to leaving a Team Beachbody business as a legacy to our extended family.

* It's important to me to model a healthy lifestyle to others family members and friends who might decide to join us on our Team Beachbody journey when the time is right for them!

3. Enjoying excellent physical, spiritual, emotional and mental health.

* Since becoming a Team Beachbody Coach, I have lost 17 pounds and have stopped taking prescription drugs to lower my cholesterol. I feel great, have plenty of energy, and am looking forward to mastering more demanding physical workouts in 2012.

* Feeling good is the key to achieving all your dreams. When I feel good physically, I notice a positive impact on my mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

* Since I have unlimited potential to feel better and better in all these areas of my life, I intend to enjoy feeling good to a greater and greater extent. That's how I know all my dreams will come true!

4. Living a life of financial freedom and abundance.

* A TBB business offers me unlimited income based on my commitment, consistency, excitement, leadership, being a product of the product, and an unwavering desire to help people.

* A TBB business offers me a flexible lifestyle - the ability to work from anywhere. I'm my own boss and own my own business. We are already creating the lifestyle of our dreams around our Team Beachbody business.

* A TBB business offers me the chance to continue to grow personally and professionally in order to achieve abundance in all areas of my life.

5. Leading and inspiring others to achieve their Why.

* I can use my special gift as a Certified Passion Test Facilitator to help TBB coaches discover their Why and stay connected to their Why as they grow their business.

* Because of my lifelong commitment to personal development, I can help others become more aware of obstacles that are keeping them from their goals, help them focus on what they want, create an action plan, and make their dreams a reality too!

* By following my own passions and achieving my own dreams, I am inspiring others to do the same.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

This is a Confession

This is a confession about my 2011 fitness and nutrition transformation.

In January, 2011 when we enrolled as Team Beachbody Coaches, I went along for the ride. We were looking for a new business and were approached at just the right time. (Timing is everything - it' true!)

Bruce has always been the exercise and nutrition fanatic in our family. While I have been supportive of his passion, my enthusiasm did not run as deep as his did.

I always tried to serve our family healthy meals, but didn't shy away from also stocking the cupboards with unhealthy snacks and "feeding" my passion for baking sweet desserts.

My whole life I've enjoyed exercise, but not with daily dedication. I like to walk and swim and did it more as a convenience than a regimen.

So all of a sudden I was a Team Beachbody Coach! What that meant to me was that as a serious business owner I needed to become a role model for our future customers and coaches as we built our business. That requirement translated to drinking Beachbody's Super Food, Shakeology, each day, and committing to completing a daily Beachbody fitness routine and logging it in the Beachbody online gym each day.

Ok, I can do both of those things. The Shakeology drink really simplified our lunch routine because all I had to do was get out the blender, milk, and frozen fruit to mix with a packet of Shakeology. I like efficiency and now I was saving lots of time at lunch and simplifying our grocery shopping. This Team Beachbody thing is working out better than I expected afterall!

The exercise part was not difficult either. Bruce was pushing play on his DVD player in the garage so I did the same in our sun room. What a great way to start each day - getting our energy up and accomplishing something important before we began our official "workday".

The year advances - fast forward to about June. Wow, I've actually lost some weight and people are starting to comment. This feels good! My clothes fit better and I have all the energy I need to meet all my commitments and still take a walk each afternoon. Life is good.

It gets better. In August I go to my doctor for my annual physical. He's so delighted with my weight loss that he gives me a high five, calls in his nurse who game me additional kudos. Then, because my blood tests were so improved, he takes me off the cholesterol lowering medication I've been taking for too many years to count.

This Team Beachbody thing is really working out for me!

Then I started listening to more of the stories from our new Team Beachbody coaches about their own positive health improvements with Shakeology and exercise and now I'm really convinced that Team Beachbody is more than just a new business for us.

My "workday" starts when I push play on my DVD player to do my workout. My body is my business, as they say in the Team Beachbody videos. And I'm more proud of how I look each day.

It's now become a lifestyle - one that we'd like to share with so many others! I've learned more about the "spread" of obesity and diabetes (of course they're related) in this country and how Team Beachbody is on a mission to end this deadly trend. Now I'm on a mission! This is much more exciting and fun than running a "business". We can truly help thousands of people and make a difference in their lives both physically and financially. (Did I mention that we get a deposit in our bank account each Thursday and it was been steadily growing all year as we continue to share the Team Beachbody products and business/mission?)

Those are the highlights of my Team Beachbody journey in 2011. I look forward to getting even more healthy and fit in 2012 and beyond. Not just for me, but for my family. Bruce is committed to live a long, healthy life, and I want to be right there by his side giving him a hard time and enjoying our amazing life together. We have designed the best decade ever and we can't wait to make it a reality. Our fourth grandchild is due in early March, 2012, and you better believe I have a lot of motivation to be the best grandmother I can be to her (yes, we already know it's a her) and our other three beautiful grandchildren.

I can't wait to help more people and to help more of our coaches help more people feel and look better today and in the months and years to come. I hope we're the oldest and longest running Team Beachbody Coaches in the company when we tell our story to our great grandchildren!

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