Do you know your purpose?
Beachbody just gave away more money in the Beachbody Challenge. Regular people getting paid for changing their life and sharing their pictures and their stories!! Could you be the next winner?
When I had my twins, I gave up on ever having a “hot body” again. I used all the excuses. Too tired. No time. Can’t afford gym membership. Until I finally had it—I was a size 10, flabby all over and I didn’t want to be one of “those” moms who just watched her kids play. I wanted to play with them. (And look good in a swimsuit, too!)
I started taking some classes, and the instructor recommended Brazil Butt Lift, which was great, because my best friend wanted me to join her in a Brazil Butt Lift Challenge Group. I had seen the infomercials, thought it looked like fun…and it WAS Fun!
I loved the variety. It always kept me coming back for more. I loved how I felt when I was done. And I loved the way my body became more defined and lean. My waist seemed to melt away! I am more comfortable in a swimsuit. I’ve had people come up and compliment me on the way I look. I have so much energy, I can totally keep up with my boys (thanks, Shakeology!!).
And I actually enjoy clothes shopping again. I didn’t drop a lot of weight, which I didn’t expect. But the muscle definition is a HUGE improvement. I couldn’t be any happier.
I was 28, weighed over 250 lbs. and I was in terrible shape. I knew it. But when my doctor told me the unexplained pains in my neck and chest were from my extremely high blood pressure, it finally hit home that my lifestyle was KILLING me. If I didn’t make a drastic change soon, I might never get the chance.
I originally chose P90X because I liked the idea of building muscle while losing weight. That’s what got me started. After two official rounds of P90X and some of what I called “P90X Off-Road,” I decided to commit to INSANITY, which got me to a level of fitness I had never thought possible. I was so happy with my results, I followed my first round of INSANITY with 3 rounds of a P90X/ASYLUM hybrid, and I just completed my second round of Body Beast.
Not bad for a fat guy who hated to work out. My results have been nothing short of phenomenal. I have lost over 80 lbs. and totally transformed my body in a way I never dreamed would happen. Doing the version of clap/plyo pushups that Tony calls “psycho” and completing my first real pullup were memorable moments in my journey that gave me a real feeling of accomplishment.
I LOVE the fact that I feel like a completely different person inside and out. I have more energy. I rarely get sick. I have so much confidence. But the best thing is when people tell me that I’ve inspired them to change their lives. When I see that my journey has given other people hope that they can do the same thing, it is a truly amazing feeling.
Do you refuse?
My husband is a U.S. Army infantryman, so he’s always in tip-top shape. But after I had my baby, I certainly wasn’t. I felt so flabby and out of shape, I was so depressed—I had a true ‘mom’ body and I was just 26 years old! How sad is that?
So I started working—doing TurboFire out every day—just for me. As a stay-at-home mom and Army wife, finding time was tough. Until Chalene helped me see that by waking up just one hour earlier and making time for me would make me a better mom, wife and overall person.
And it really did. Now, after TurboFire and ChaLean Extreme, my life has done a 180. I have a BETTER body than I ever have. I lost 10 lbs, dropped 4 inches off my legs, and now I have abs! I like myself so much better now.
And I made it my mission to spread the word to other military wives and mamas, who have all made the time for themselves and have new bodies to show off when they’re husbands return from deployment.
I have found my niche. Thanks Chalene and thanks, Beachbody.
Dedication, Drive, and Discipline
Dedication, Drive, and Discipline
By Mike Griego
Dedication, drive, and discipline, something that many people have lost. We have all been sold on instant gratification. It isn’t necessarily our fault, we have been conditioned that way. (Please note I am using ‘us’ and ‘we’ as general terms.) Constant Media bombardment whether it is television, movies, music, radio, magazines, books, and even video games has lead the way in that department. The past 50 years leading to now has definitely had an impact on the nation and ultimately the world. The “it can be done immediately.” mentality has destroyed us.
If it doesn’t happen “right now right now”, a lot of the time we turn the other cheek and walk away. Many examples are; ‘it was too tough’, ‘didn’t give you what you were looking for’, ‘didn’t meet up to expectations when first started’, ‘journey would be take too long’. Or excuses start to build immediately like; ‘I am not smart, fast, skilled, intelligent, etc. enough’, ‘too tall, short, skinny, fat, out of shape, etc.’ and so on.
All we need to do is sit back and dig deep into ourselves. We all have the ability to achieve great things, we just need to get in the proper mindset. We need to sit back, remember what our grandparents and our great grandparents did to achieve success. They didn’t wish, hope or miracle something to happen. They used true grit and hard work for their success and achievement. So if you find yourself in a rut with your fitness goals, business goals, school goals or whatever it is you are doing, just remember that we ALL have the ability to achieve great things. We just need to lace up our boots and dig into life and kick some butt!
Weekly Success Story
So the picture below is what I refer to as my marathon picture. We have our day 1, 30, 60, 90 pictures which I consider the sprint pictures, but my attached picture is what I was able to do in the two years that I have personally been doing Beachbody.
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I have been heavy my entire life. From third grade on, I was always self-conscious about my body. Even though I had great friends and a wonderful family, I always had low self-esteem. I was never comfortable when I had girlfriends because I was terrified they’d dump me for someone thinner.
After college, I finally got a job at a bank. I bought a new car, started saving money, then decided it was time to attack the one thing that was holding me back. I wanted to finally feel comfortable in my own skin, stop wishing and start doing. And that decision changed my life. All I had to do was Press Play!
The fact that Power 90 was marketed as a “boot camp” program really appealed to me. Working out with Tony was really fun. I loved the mixture of cardio and weight training, the yoga, low impact, high impact exercises and kickboxing. Most of all, I loved watching the weight just fall off— 20 lbs…. 30… 40… once I lost 50 lbs., I could hardly believe it. The Activit vitamins and Shakeology helped a lot (I truly believe I wouldn’t have lost half that weight wthout Shakeology!). Losing my chipmunk cheeks made me feel so much better about the person looking back at me in the mirror!
I always dreamed about having 6-pack abs. Being able to see the definition in my ab muscles in my Day 90 photo is one of my proudest achievements. I never imagined the compliments I would get after finishing Power 90. People don’t believe I got the results I did in just 3 months.
But I did, and I’m so proud.