Being Marge: 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014

Star in Your Own Success Story - Act Now!

Are you ready for YOUR Success Story? There's a special May promotion combo of P90X3 and Shakeology that absolutely ends at midnight, May 31st. For more info fast CLICK HERE. These three success stories found their way using a combination of 30 minute workouts — P90X3 — and a daily dose of dense nutrition — Shakeology. With just a few days remaining on a special for P90X3 + Shakeology, the time to act is NOW! Shop P90X3 + Shakeology

Emily K.  // College student takes back her body and life at 21.*
  “P90X3 and Shakeology helped me lose 25 lbs. in 90 days.”

“At 21 I was completely out of shape, had no energy, and my confidence was diminishing by the day. I was a full-time student who waited tables, ate whatever was available (and free), and partied a little too much. But after packing on 30 lbs. since high school and feeling horrible, I turned to P90X3 and Shakeology for help. Since X3 is only a 30-minute workout, it left me with NO EXCUSES! And because Chocolate Shakeology tastes like a milkshake, it left me with NO REASON to crave anything else. I now know what my body needs for fuel to work and feel good. I feel like I’m 16 again and can conquer any challenge that comes my way. And I only have P90X3 and Shakeology to thank for changing my life!”

Leland P. // He finally fits into his old clothes.*
 ”Three months ago, the thought of being in shape and working out daily seemed like dream!”
After a sports injury sidelined me 2 years ago, I ballooned up to 185 pounds. For the first time in my life, no longer was I the “fit guy” and it really depressed me. But after connecting with others on Beachbody Message Boards, my P90X3 transformation began. Plus, I started drinking Shakeology, which gives me tons more energy and an overall feeling of well-being. Now that I’m down 20 lbs. and am seriously ripped, my confidence is back, my mood has improved, and I’m loving life once again. My friends assume I’ve been living in the gym these past few months, but are surprised to learn that I only spend 30 minutes a day working out in my living room.”

Christina L. // Mother of 2 has a flatter stomach than before having kids.* 
“I lost 24 lbs., 16 inches, and gained amazing muscle definition!”
I never imagined my ‘soft’ body could transform into an athletic, strong, and lean body in just 90 days with 30-minute workouts, drinking Shakeology, and changing my diet! But now I have muscles popping out that I didn’t even know were there. To be able to lose what I did in just 30 minutes a day is beyond amazing! And Shakeology truly was my game-changer. My sweet tooth is now satisfied and I no longer dive into my kids’ candy bars. I will drink Shakeology forever because of what it does for my body. Now that I’m working out, eating healthy, and feeling good about myself, all of my relationships are so much stronger than before.”
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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Ultimate Connector

May 8th is the anniversary of my engagement to Bruce Brown. I only knew him for 13 days when he proposed. I would have said yes even sooner, but we didn't want to be too impulsive! Even just out of college, Bruce was the ultimate connector and man of influence (lucky for me!).

In honor of our almost 44 years together, today I would like to dedicate this blog post to Bruce and highlight one of his most practical and helpful coaching books.

I've have had so many people tell me Bruce's book, 31 Days to Networking Event Mastery, 2nd Edition, has helped them develop the art of give and take at business networking events.

If you're one of those people who needs expert coaching on what to do at your next business networking event, then I highly recommend this book. Bruce Brown is known as a professional networker in the Wilmington, NC area. He would love nothing more than to have folks all over the world implement his tips to strengthen interpersonal connections and help people grow their businesses the right way!

Here is one of my favorite testimonials:

"31 Days to Networking Event Mastery" by Bruce Brown is an inspiring and powerful book that will teach you how to make the most of business social networking opportunities. The 31 tips -- one each day for a month -- teach you what you need to know to help make valuable new connections that will help both you and your business grow. This second edition is expanded with personalization and action plan pages. "Enjoyable read. No-nonsense clarity and proven things that work (when you work them)." John Milton Fogg, author of "The Greatest Networker" "31 Days to Networking Event Mastery" is a must read, especially in this day and age with so many business professionals in desperate need to reinvent themselves. There are 31 excellent tips that cost little to no money to implement." Curtis Lewsey, co-author of "Appreciation Marketing"

To my wonderful husband, Bruce Brown! Happy Engagement Anniversary!

Monday, April 21, 2014

A Real Find in George Town

On our recent Team Beachbody Cruise to Mexico and the Cayman Islands, we stopped in George Town in the Cayman Islands. During a leisurely stroll through the shops, we discovered the Cariloha shop, where you can purchase clothing and sheets made from bamboo. The fabrics are very soft and help to keep you cooler in the heat. I purchased a T-shirt and found that it's so comfortable and cool that I just want to wear it again and again.

I recommend bamboo clothing from Cariloha!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

20 Secrets of Very Fit People

20 Secrets of Very Fit People Here are a few Turbofied tips. Read these tips, then print and post them so you have them as a daily reminder.
  • Look at exercise as a pleasure and a privilege, not a burden or chore. Think positively about the changes regular exercise will produce. Rather than obsessing about your next meal, get excited about your next workout!
  • Focus on short-term fitness goals with an emphasis on completing daily exercise.
  • Work to take your exercise to new levels of intensity.
  • Make it your goal to do some form of exercise 6 or 7 days a week. If some days you exercise once in the morning and once in the evening, even better! If you're eating right, exercise will fuel your energy level!
  • Create an exercise schedule the day before instead of leaving it to chance or waiting to "find" the time. If the last three Presidents of the United States can make time to work out every day, you can make time too!
  • Enjoy contributing to the health of others by having a partner or friends to exercise with, as well as recruiting others who want to feel better and have more energy. Have a neighbor who's sitting on the porch every morning when you walk by? Ask him or her to join you on your walk!
  • Avoid monotony by taking up new forms of exercising, or using things that keep you motivated and inspired, like new shoes or great music.
  • Invest in the right tools—good shoes, a portable MP3 player or iPod®, fitness equipment, a new series of tapes, etc.
  • Subscribe to fitness magazines to keep focused on health as an overall way of life.
  • Eat well-balanced meals and remember that excess calories, even if they're from food that's fat free and high in protein, will turn to excess weight. No matter what the latest fad diet says, extra calories equal extra weight!
  • Limit caffeine and exposure to even secondhand smoke.
  • Keep a water bottle with you at all times and drink from it often. Water should always be your drink of choice. To kick things up every once in a while, try adding lemon, lime, cucumber, or a few berries to liven up the flavor without adding significant calories.
  • Stick with eating plans you can maintain indefinitely. Remember that no matter how hard you're working out, if you're consuming too many calories, you'll never see the muscles that lie beneath layers of fatty tissue.
  • Keep a daily log of what you're actually eating. This includes every time you grab a handful of chips here or eat the crust of your kid's sandwich there, and ALL of your snacking.
  • Enjoy an occasional (once a week) "unhealthy" treat, but never an unhealthy week or unhealthy vacation.
  • If your diet is unbalanced, take daily vitamin and mineral supplements for total health.
  • Don't compare your body to others'. Instead, work to be your personal best.
  • Move beyond the boundaries of weight loss and into total fitness. Measure success by the way your clothes fit, not some number on a scale.
  • Get adequate amounts of sleep, but remember that people who exercise regularly fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly.
  • Limit alcohol intake to special occasions.