Good Afternoon and Happy Monday!! I don't know how the weather is around you but here in central PA it is beautiful!! The mornings have been nice and cool, the sun has been shining and those back to school routines are starting to settle in place. This is such a hectic time of year for everyone, especially parents! With school activities starting back up, evening homework, and early bedtimes, things can get pretty crazy! I'm sad to see Summer come to an end but I have to admit, I LOVE Fall!!
So here's the deal.... regardless of what we sometimes tell ourselves, we all know that there is never a perfect time to "get healthy." Think about it. We ALWAYS have an excuse! During the Summer months the classic excuses were:
"I'm going on vacation."
"I want to relax."
"There are too many holiday picnics / family get togethers."
I really could go on but I'll spare you! For Fall a lot of times I hear the "I'm busy" excuse. Guess what, we are ALWAYS busy! It's just a different kind of busy that comes with every month and season. BUT, I have to tell you. I actually think that there IS a time of year that seems to be a bit easier (for lack of a better word) to change your lifestyle around for the better. You want to know when? Right now of course!!
Simple! Many schedule changes are happening right now. Many routines are changing and new routines are settling in to place. Maybe this year you are carpooling to soccer practice, band practice, adding on weekend football games, etc. With those different activities, as parents we have to adjust. So if your life is already going through a change and adjusting to a new schedule, then WHY NOT incorporate some healthy eating and fitness into your plan? I know I know. Right now you are thinking "how on Earth am I going to have the time for THAT?" Honestly, we just have to MAKE time for things that are important. It's important to drop your kids off, pick them up, attend games and functions, go to work, etc. Your health is also important! Even if you aren't a parent, life is just BUSY! If you don't care for yourself then you'll get run down and possibly even sick! SO much in life can come out of making good choices when it comes to your health and fitness.
So how can I help you with that?
Don't worry, I've got you covered! I know first hand what it's like to be that busy mom or that busy person in general. I can't sit here and say that I have it all figured out, but I can tell you that what I do with my health and fitness is working for me. So why wouldn't I want to share that with you?!
On Monday, September 19th I am kicking off my Fit for Fall Challenge! This group is designed for those of you who:
- are way too busy to figure it all out on your own.
- need some support, motivation, and accountability.
- want to get (and stay) healthy.
- want to have access to meal plans and templates to create your own
- want family friendly recipes and tips
- want to lose weight and/or tone up
- want short, yet effective, workouts that range from dancing to lifting weights
- want a private group of women who are all working towards being healthy - women who are positive - women who share their ups and their downs - women who encourage each other no matter what kind of day you are having.
What are the requirements?
Firstly, my groups are for my personal customers and Coaches. So, if you are already actively working with a Coach then I encourage you to reach out to him or her to see what your options are. If you aren't actively working with your Coach or if you don't have one, then I'd be glad to help!
While everyone in the group is working towards staying on track to a healthy lifestyle, the program that everyone is using isn't necessarily going to be the same. I will personally help match you up with a program that meets your needs / requirements. There are a plethora of workouts available to you ranging from dancing (like Cize and Country Heat) to cardio / weight training (like 21 Day Fix, 22 Minute Hard Corps...). Have no fear, I've gone through all of the programs and have first hand knowledge of what you can expect, which will help me give you recommendations.
The other component that is added among all of the women in my group is Shakeology. Shakeology is a nutrient dense shake (not a protein shake) that will provide you with your daily does of nutrients (many of which you wouldn't otherwise get). Among the various benefits, getting a boost of natural energy and curbing cravings are the two benefits that I love the most. I have been drinking Shakeology daily for over 3 years and I still look forward to it every single morning. I drink it for breakfast first thing in the morning and it keeps me full for 2 1/2 to 3 hours before my next meal. You aren't drinking multiple shakes a day. Out of FIVE meals, this is only ONE of them! Don't worry, if you don't want to continue with Shakeology for whatever reason, you don't have to! Plus, it does come with a 30 day money back guarantee.
When you combine a fitness program and Shakeology you get what's called a Challenge Pack. Aside from this discounted bundle pack, it also comes with $2 shipping, my special September promotion, and a 30 day trial to Beachbody on Demand!
Beachbody on Demand is a site where you can not only stream your chosen program within 24 hours of purchase, but you can also access A TON of other programs that you can try out!! In addition to workouts, you can also access an exclusive Fixate cooking show with 21 Day Fix trainer Autumn Calabrese and her brother, Bobby Calabrese. So far the video recipes have been FANTASTIC! It's nice that you get to watch how to make it and then you can print out the recipe AND grocery list!
So what do you say? Does this sound like something you want? I have to say, accountability was the missing piece for me. Anyone can get a fitness program and Shakeology and try it by themselves. Believe me, I've tried program after program and diet after diet that just didn't work. Once I got hooked up with my Coach and plugged in to an accountability group, I was set! It's the same now too! Sure, I am a Coach, but I need accountability too! Having a group to check in with, seeing how others are overcoming their bad days but still getting their workout in, or passing up on the junk, is so inspiring! It's that constant support that helps all of us create new positive habits.
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