A few years after I got my first DSLR, right around the time that I got Instagram, I discovered a new passion for cooking. I had recently moved into a townhouse with some roommates. It was the first place since moving out on my own that had a good-sized kitchen. I had a good friend over to drink wine and bake some cookies for Valentine’s day. From that moment on my passion for baking and cooking hasn’t stopped growing. By April I had bought myself a KitchenAid Mixer and by November I had joined a cake decorating club. Very quickly, I realized that baking wasn’t sustainable when I started to gain weight, so I started to cook more as an alternative.
In reality, it wasn’t just the baking that caused my gain weight. I attribute that to living on my own with roommates and just being lazy. I lost perspective of what a portion size looks like and what I should be eating. We ate a lot of good food, a lot! However, we also ate a lot of, what I now know, junk. Chicken nuggets are protein and a pizza covers all the food groups, right? The concept of whole foods wasn’t something I was focused on.
Over the years, I developed an interest in nutrition. I found myself reading informational books over novels, trying to learn as much as I can about healthy living and healthy choices. In January 2016, I decided I was going to make a conscience effort to start applying some of what I was learning by meal prepping and daily exercise. With some googling and digging around online I stumbled across Beachbody. My first impression was at-home workouts, with a multi-level marketing structure to sell their products. That year, I did 2 rounds of the 21-day fix, without the meal plan & without the daily shakes and saw some small results. A month or so into the program, I got pneumonia. The rest of the year was filled with diets and excuses to why I couldn’t workout. I can say I was eating fairly well, but I was missing the portioning aspect.
Around came January 2017, when I met an amazing Beachbody coach that helped me get my shit together and get me on track, for real this time! She cared about helping me no matter what I bought from her. She cared about making sure I stuck to my commitment to myself. At the beginning of this journey, the idea of coaching didn’t interest me. I didn’t want to feel like I would be pushing products or services on my friends or family. My opinion of how a coach can change your journey has made me realize the value of becoming a coach. She’s been there to motivate me, check in on me, and give me the resources I need to get lasting results. I wouldn’t have made it this far without my coach and the resources that she provided to me, including the support group. Why wouldn’t I want to spread the joy that this has brought to my life with others? It would be crazy not to, right? It’s for this reason that I have decided to embark on this new journey to help others achieve health and find a passion for an active lifestyle.
My main goal is to help anyone on a health/fitness journey who needs some extra support. Whether you decided to buy Beachbody products/services or not, you can still reach out to me, in fact, I would love to hear from you! I’m happy to help you get there in the best way for you, no matter if it’s in the gym or at home in front of the TV in your short shorts and sports bra! I’m not here to say Beachbody is the only way, it’s just the way that has worked for me.
I’m going to be very honest about my journey with Beachbody throughout my whole blog. You can even read my post about my journey long before I ever considered becoming a coach. I’ve seen amazing results for many different reasons. First off, the most powerful piece of this journey, as I mentioned before, has been my amazing support system. My coach and the group of girls all working to make themselves better, supporting each other, checking in on each other, offering recipes and advice, has really been an invaluable part of my journey. Secondly, Beachbody on Demand. I’m sure you’ve heard it before but I’ll say it again, it’s really the Netflix of workout videos. It’s extremely user-friendly and they’re constantly adding more content! They even have safety videos in case you’re unsure how to do all of the exercises, they offer breakdowns. Finally, the meal plans, workout calendars, and program material. That’s right folks, I didn’t mention any of their products, but we’ll come back to that! The meal plans and program material are so easy to follow. They cover pretty much all the questions you might have but for anything they miss, your coach has answers!
Now, personally, this was part of my hesitation of becoming a Beachbody coach was my lack of use of their shake. I am a product of their product but I didn’t use ALL of their products to get where I am now. What I did use is all of their knowledge, their meal plans, and their exercise programs. Have I seen their products make a massive difference in A LOT of my fellow support group member’s lives? Absolutely, yes! How do I support products when I haven’t used them myself? I support it because I know they work. Can you get results without their performance product and shake? Absolutely, yes! I’ve seen real people get results from combining all their products or like me, just some of their products. I’m here to help you find the best solution for you. No matter what that solution is, I can be there to provide you with the motivation, support, and tools you need to help you achieve your goals, no matter what your budget.
So… What are you waiting for? Let’s talk about how to make your life better with real food & regular exercise!
**I just placed my very first order for Shakeology, Cafe Latte. I’m looking to speed up my results, shed the last few pounds, and to share my experience using the product consistently for 30 days. Check back soon for product reviews!
http://sammydlite.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_4635.jpg14352000Sammy Dhttp://sammydlite.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/logo.pngSammy D2017-05-14 13:44:312017-05-14 14:16:30Why I've decided to become a health coach