I hesitated sharing this because talking about money is…well, weird. But someone out there might need to see this. So here it is.
My Beachbody business is a creative outlet for me. I connect with amazing, positive people whom I would never have met otherwise. I have been exposed to the world of personal growth and development which has improved every aspect of my life, including my law practice. I’m healthy and strong thanks to the awesome products and workouts. My hubs is benefiting from the products too (hello 20lbs of lean muscle!). All of this has enhanced our marriage as well!
So the money and business thing wasn’t my focus. It’s just fun.
And then I got my 1099 with my earnings for last year, which wasn’t even a full year since I didn’t start until mid-March. I have an amazing full time job that I’m blessed to have. Josh works his tail off too, so this extra money didn’t make or break us. But it might for you. And I was just having fun with it. Think about what is possible if you really dove in head first and worked the business. I’ve watched some incredible men and women I know pay off debt, build a business, and even make a large full time income from this.
And it’s not a scam. I’m a lawyer; hubs is a police officer – do ya think we’d be involved if it was a scam?
This may not be something you are interested in. But someone you know may need this opportunity. Which is why I’m sharing it. I’ve been blessed by this company, my fellow coaches, and customers. I want to give that blessing to someone else. Please message me if you want to know more about coaching.
You don’t have to be a fitness guru. I’m just a pudgy (though not so much anymore) disorganized lawyer. If I can make this just piddling around, think what you could do with some focused effort.
3 reds, 2 greens, 2 purples, 1 Blue, 1 Orange, and 3 yellows … and then the frozen yogurt… So not enough veggies, a little short on protein, and definitely too much sugar. But it was a treat, eaten mindfully, and enjoyed with my better half. I’m trying to avoid mindlessly binging on carbs out of emotion or boredom. Goal still intact.
Specific meal details are over on my Instagram, but the count is good today. I was HUNGRY, which means I’m building some muscle and making some gains.
I had a banana craving around 3pm that was crazy. I need to bring a banana with me to work from now on. I satisfied myself with some green tea that was delicious.
Total count: 4 red, 3 yellow, 4 1/2 Green, 2 purple, 1 Blue, 1 orange, 4 tsp.
I’m half a green (vegetables) over, but a few extra pieces of broccoli aren’t going to kill me. I’m usually short on green. And I’m a purple (fruit) short again. I need to work another piece into my day apparently.
If you haven’t caught it by now, this is actually a LOT of food. I would be skeptical if I didn’t already know that this system works. Just scroll back in my blog and see what it’s done for me in the past. I fell off when I was sick over the holidays and am getting back in the groove now. It’s a wagon that I don’t mind climbing back on. All aboard the healthy food train…
For your viewing pleasure, please enjoy my nasty hair and Coke-bottle glasses. When you work out at home, why dress up?
And here, I had apparently gotten dressed at some point that day…
Real talk: I’ve slipped BIG in my healthy eating. Workouts aren’t a problem. But I got really sick back in late December and January (as in pneumonia, which sucks). I didn’t want to eat but knew I needed to. So I ate whatever appealed to me. Comfort foods and carbs usually. I finally got better mid-January but kept eating ALL THE FOODS.
And my pants are mad at me now.
I struggle with stress eating. Having a relatively stressful job doesn’t help either. Food addiction is real, people. But more on that later.
For now, I need to recapture some accountability. I got the idea to take pictures of everything I eat. Not just the pretty stuff. Everything. Even when I cheat. Like a visual food journal. It’s all on my Instagram if you want to follow, but I’m going to try to remember to post the daily recaps on here.
I’m following the container eating system from Beachbody, made famous in the 21 Day Fix. It works. I love the balanced eating and multiple small meals each day. I just need to get back in the habit. So keep me honest! Check in here and on my Instagram regularly. Follow the Instagram feed if you want the exact container counts of each meal.
I’m aiming for the second calorie level since I do two workouts almost every day. My Beachbody workout and the either running or jiu jitsu. If I lowball my calories, I plateau any weight loss. I know this from experience.
Day 1: I’m short in my Greens. Veggies. Need more veggies. I’m short a fruit too, but I’m not as worried about that. Fruit is not usually a problem. Veggies are, even though I really like them. Thank goodness for Shakeology, especially on my busy days.
I love white boards. I use them at work, much to my coworkers’ amusement, and at home. I’m a visual person.
So of course I’m going to write out my workout schedule. January is obviously done, but I wanted to post these together so you could see the whole picture. If you have the Master’s Hammer and Chisel program, you’ll notice I’ve replaced some of the cardio days with running and moved a couple days around. But not too much. I tried to leave the schedule alone as much as I could. That accommodates my half marathon training and long runs without changing the setup from the professionals. I also started on a Thursday to place the rest day on Sunday. Just how I roll.
“BJJ” indicates days that my hubs and I go train jiu jitsu at Gracie Barra. Double workout days can be hard. Thank goodness for the Beachbody Performance supplements, especially Recharge and Energize. Those double days wouldn’t happen without them.
You’ve got to tailor a program to your needs. It won’t do any good if you quit because the schedule doesn’t work for you. At the same time, they make the workouts in a specific order for a reason. So I have find a balance. At the end of the day, just move. And be happy with yourself for doing so.
So here we go into the second half of the program!