The one thing that I love is that Beachbody is always creating new programs to keep my body from hitting a plateau. I also get bored rather easily and I love to switch it up. So this is perfect timing for the Morning Meltdown 100 program because it’s summertime and I want a workout that is fast paced, is going to challenge me, and is going to build on intensity each and every week!
Your morning has the power to set the tone for your entire day.
For many people, it’s also a chance to get in a little “me time.”
So what better way to start your day strong AND do something good for yourself then with a workout — one that leaves you feeling accomplished, energized, and ready to take on whatever life throws at you?
That’s where Super Trainer Jericho McMatthews comes in.
With her new program, Morning Meltdown 100, Jericho is going to help you unlock the very best version of yourself by helping you achieve an incredible goal: to complete 100 workouts! I had the chance to workout live with her on the Success Club cruise this spring, and she will totally lift your spirits and kick your butt in the same workout! She's incredible!
What is MM100?
Every morning, Jericho will lead you through a 20- to 30-minute workout that can help you rev up your metabolism, burn fat all day, and build your best body ever — all working toward helping you live your BEST LIFE.
There are 100 unique workouts in total, and yep, each one is designed to help you transform your body.
But more importantly, these 100 workouts give you 100 opportunities to work on yourself — and reap the rewards of working out in the morning.
“Waking up and sweating means starting your day with an endorphin rush, which instantly boosts your mood and sets a positive tone for the rest of your day,” Jericho explains. “You’ll feel happier, more accomplished, and less stressed, and you’ll have extra energy to tackle the rest of your day as it unfolds.”
What Kinds of Workouts Are Included in Morning Meltdown 100?
Jericho created the program with tons of variety to help keep your body progressing.
“Expect to see a well-rounded variety of training modalities across the board, including HIIT, resistance, active recovery, mobility, and more,” she says. That variety is key to helping you transform your body in just 100 days. Not only will it help you optimize your results and prevent training plateaus, but it will also help you avoid burnout and boredom. Plus, Jericho designed the program with your busy life in mind. The workouts are short enough (20-30 minutes) to easily fit into your day and the schedule is flexible, so you can stay on-track even when life gets in the way.
After all, it doesn’t matter how you get to 100 workouts — you just have to get there.
Is Morning Meltdown 100 Right For Me?
You bet! We will discuss your personal health and fitness goals, but this program is great for a variety of people interested in:
For the first time in Beachbody history, each workout is set to a heart-pumping BPM (that’s beats per minute) playlist mixed by a live DJ.
Why a live DJ? “Working out with the DJ feels like a party! You’ll have fun, live in the moment, and connect to the workout like never before,” says Jericho. Between the upbeat mixes and Jericho’s energy, you’ll have all the motivation you need to give every morning sweat session your all.
Morning Meltdown 100 Test Group Testimonials
A select group of Beachbody coaches were chose to test out the Morning Meltdown 100 program over the past few months. I can tell you honestly that everyone is LOVING this program and the results they are getting!! Here are just a few photos and testimonials that I wanted to share:
“I get messages all the time like ‘I could never do that.’ YES you... CAN!!!! I couldn’t do this at first either, I just finished workout 72… freaking SEVENTY TWO! There are one hundred workouts in this program.. ten different styles, ten different times. I am still sore all the time. And I feel like an athlete when I finish workouts like this one.
Some days are sloowwww, some days are stretchy, some days require balance and some days you get to FLY! I was honestly a little scared of a one hundred day program but here I am 3/4 of the way through it and I can’t believe it!!
There are ladies and men of all different sizes, shapes, and ages in the test group… and while your still shot of this move might not look like mine … it will be YOURS! And you’re an athlete too… if only you believe!”
When Can I Start Morning Meltdown 100
Morning Meltdown 100 officially launches on Beachbody On Demand October 1, 2019. Offers go on sale in July, and VIP Early Access begins July 29, 2019.
Fill out the form below if you’re interested in getting on my Morning Meltdown 100 email list! I will keep you up to date with all of the launch information. Then once the program is live, I will get you plugged into my Morning Meltdown 100 Support & Accountability Group!
Thank you for your interest in this program! You will be the first to know the inside scoop!
No matter what season we are in, nutrition seems to be the hardest component for most people when working to have a healthy lifestyle that lasts.
Have you ever thought:
"Why do I exercise so much and never lose weight?"
"Why can't I lose that last 10lbs?"
"Will I ever be able to STOP yo-yo dieting and MAINTAIN my weight for good?"
The answer is in what we eat.
By 29 years old, I was left an orphan. My mom had passed away of a sudden illness when I was 27, and when I was 29, my dad passed away from pancreatic cancer. As I was cleaning out my dad's house with a toddler and baby underfoot, I vowed that I would do better for my children. Genetics were against me. I HAD to make the changes I could make so that I could be around for them and their children. I was overweight most of my life, and I was tired of carrying around that extra baggage physically and emotionally.
I went back to what I knew: running. I was never a good runner, but I figured if I ran 3 miles, 3 times per week, I'd lose the weight for good. Wrong. I ran and ran and six months later, zero change on the scale. Could it be because I was still eating Dairy Queen and Taco Bell on the regular? Hmm...
So, I changed my goal. Instead of running to lose weight, maybe I could train for my bucket list goal of a half marathon. And I did. That spring I completed that goal... still overweight. That summer, I reflected back to that entire year of running and realized it wasn't exercise I needed, I needed to change what I ate.
Maybe YOU have felt the same way.
Maybe you love to exercise, but are frustrated with the lack of physical results.
Maybe you HATE to exercise and with there was an easier way to reach and maintain a healthy weight.
Maybe you are always feeling like those last 10, 20, 30lbs will NEVER leave.
I've been there.
The summer after that half marathon, I "survived" a week with my cousin who was doing something called, "clean eating." I didn't think I could go without processed foods or sugars, but I did! From that point on, I made it my passion to figure this thing out. And baby step by baby step, I transformed my eating habits and lost 35lbs in four months.
It wasn't because I exercised around the clock (though I was still running and working out), It was purely because I CHANGED my eating habits for the long haul.
Now, I am a health and fitness coach, providing solutions for my clients to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle and the accountability we all need to stay on track. I work with all kinds of nutritional needs and dietary restrictions. I am a Certified Master Coach with the Ultimate Portion Fix nutrition program, and my clients have seen amazing results from working with me and my programs.
If you are looking for a diet to lose weight fast, this isn't for you.
If you are looking for a lifestyle that will LAST, this can be your solution.
But, it's up to YOU.
Like any new habit, it will cost you some time to learn. I provide everything you need to understand clean eating and portion control in VERY easy to understand videos, but you will need to invest the time, and understand there is a bit of a learning curve at the beginning.
Is it worth it? ABSOLUTELY!
.Here what these clients have to say:
"I’ve lost 10.5 pounds, drinking Shakeology daily, exercise becoming more of a pattern, tuning in on nutrition."
-Christy C. (pictured left)
"This has helped me make better food choices and balance the types of food I am eating." -Dvora C.
"[This nutrition program] has helped me portion size my food tremendously. I was still eating too much of the healthy stuff and that is why I was not seeing any results with my healthy eating and exercising." -Jamie H.
"I love the idea that there is a lunch tote to go with the program along with videos to show people more in depth how the program works! " -Laura T.
Each month, I open up my Fit Fam accountability group to a limited number of new clients. Open enrollment begins NOW for our Summer Nutrition Bootcamp, and we kick off on Monday, June 24, 2019. During this bootcamp, we will focus on baby stepping our nutrition to make lifelong healthy habits TOGETHER. Whether you want to integrate fitness into your routine or not, this group will help you!
My recommendation for this group is to get started with The Ultimate Portion Fix package. You can read more about this nutrition program here. You also have the option to add on our Beachbody On Demand fitness library for a reduced price when bundled together.
Beachbody On Demand is a streaming fitness option that gives you access to EVERY Beachbody program ever made. If you have Netflix, you can stream this! Imagine working through multiple programs over the year and NEVER getting bored! AND--this is about long-term solutions, so you never have to buy another program ever again! For 12 months, you can stream everything from Insanity and P90X to 21-Day Fix and the brand new Transform:20, PLUS all new programs released in the next 12 months! It is truly the best deal in fitness!
And last but not least, with any Challenge Pack, you ALSO receive your first month of Shakeology! This is our secret weapon to nutrition. Nutrition is actually 80% of the equation, and fitness is 20%. So, why not give you the EASIEST form of superfoods to cut your cravings, aid digestion, help your muscles recover, and keep you on track every single day? Yup! We include that, too! What are the benefits? Click here to learn more.
And one more thing:
Every challenge pack is $20 OFF in the month of JUNE. You don't want to miss this!
I believe in providing the FULL solution: Fitness + Nutrition + Accountability = Success!
Are you ready to transform your nutrition this summer?
Thank you for your interest in this group. I will contact you within 24 hours of your submission.
Do you ever have trouble getting out of bed in the morning?
Do you have big goals, big dreams, but never seem to get it together and actually accomplish them?
Do you look around and desire a life that is full of adventure, success, opportunity, but feel stuck in mediocrity?
Oh friend, me too.
I know the difference between success and mediocrity is in the daily habits. I have read enough personal development (or self-help) books to understand that. The problem is, I WANT more, but I have yet to achieve it. WHY? I’m not putting all that head knowledge into ACTION.
It starts with the snooze button. You know what I’m talking about. You SAY you are getting up early, sounds great at dinnertime, but by the time you actually GO to bed, it’s later than you thought, so you tell yourself you will just get up early the next day. Or, you set your alarm and snooze just one more time….just one more time. All of a sudden, your ambitions for an early start are gone...and you are back where you were yesterday.
What about getting into a healthy routine? Do you find yourself skipping workouts because you don’t plan your time well? Do you stay on track for a while and then fall off? Do you make excuses and refuse to wake up early enough to fit it in? What about meal prep? What about accountability for all that? Yup. I get it! I totally do.
While I would consider myself a morning person, I am also a chronic procrastinator, time-waster, and never seem to stick to my own schedule. Call it hazards of self-employment. When I had heard of this book called, “The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM),” by Hal Elrod, I kept the idea in the back of my mind for a long time. I can’t honestly tell you what brought it to the forefront now, but here it is!
The idea behind “The Miracle Morning” is taking the 'best practices'—developed over centuries of human consciousness development—and condensing the 'best of the best; into a daily morning ritual. What's being widely regarded as "one of the most life changing books ever written" may be the simplest approach to achieving everything you've ever wanted, and faster than you ever thought possible. Seriously? Yes.
What if you could wake up tomorrow and any—or EVERY—area of your life was beginning to transform? What would you change? What if you could learn how to wake up each day with more ENERGY, MOTIVATION, and FOCUS to take your life to the next level? It’s been right here in front of us all along, but this book has finally brought it to life.
Okay, but what does this have to do with health and fitness? Everything.
My job as a coach is to teach you simple principles that you can apply to your everyday life in order to help you become the healthiest version of yourself. This includes clean eating, meal planning and prep, top-notch nutrition, and workouts you can do right from your home in as little as 20-40 minutes.
The BEST part about what I do is that I can run my own challenge groups in whatever way I wish (one of the many perks of being a business owner!). I want to help you develop your Miracle Morning so that you can be SUCCESSFUL in your health/fitness goals, and even in your life goals!
This special 35-day challenge will begin on Monday, MAY 20TH. I will walk you through a PREP WEEK, so that you can take baby steps to ensure we start Week 1 off with a bang. We will talk about how to quit the snooze button and get ready to start our own Miracle Morning routines.
On Monday, MAY 27TH, (Memorial Day) we will begin Week 1 with our Miracle Morning and each day will have special focus on one of the six practices: SILENCE, AFFIRMATIONS, VISUALIZATIONS, EXERCISE, READING, and SCRIBING. On Sundays, we will evaluate the previous week and set intentions for the next.
During this group, we will be using “The Miracle Morning” book so that you have all of the resources you need to have this fresh new start. When you join the challenge by MAY 20th, I will send you the book as my FREE GIFT to you!
Not only will you have a proven routine set for never missing a workout, but you will also be set up to have success in all areas of your life! Say “good-bye” to mediocrity because YOU, my friend, are made for GREATNESS!
How do you join this challenge group?
You can join this private group for FREE with any Beachbody On Demand Challenge Pack or Ultimate Portion Fix Nutrition Pack (click the link for details). Beachbody On Demand is a bundled option that gives you access to EVERY Beachbody fitness program ever made for 12 months! If you have Netflix, you can stream this! Imagine working through multiple programs over the year and NEVER getting bored! AND--this is about long-term solutions, so you never have to buy another program ever again! For 12 months, you can stream everything from Insanity and P90X to 21-Day Fix and the brand new Transform:20, PLUS all new programs released in the next 12 months! It is truly the best deal in fitness! The best part?
In addition to the proven workouts, you will have access to each program's specific nutrition guide, workout calendar, and bonus workouts. You will also receive the portion fix container system, shaker cup, and FIXATE cooking show to give you all the latest recipes.
And last but not least, with the either Challenge Pack, you ALSO receive your first month of Shakeology! This is our secret weapon to nutrition. Nutrition is actually 80% of the equation, and fitness is 20%. So, why not give you the EASIEST form of superfoods to cut your cravings, aid digestion, help your muscles recover, and keep you on track every single day? Yup! We include that, too! What are the benefits?
What is the cost?
Basic challenge packs start at $160 and you can add on awesome supplements like Beachbody Performance Energize and Recover, or our delicious BeachBars at a discounted price, just ask me how. (All packs include your first month of Shakeology.)
Don’t forget, when you join by MAY 20th, I will send “The Miracle Morning” book to you absolutely FREE!!! This way, you will have EVERYTHING you need to start living a life of GREATNESS in all areas!
Are you ready for a change? Are you ready to live up to your God-given potential? Let’s do this TOGETHER. I’m right there with you. One snooze-lover to another...we’ve got this. It’s time to change our lives, one morning at a time!
Fill out the application below to get started TODAY!
Thank you for your interest in this group! I will be contacting you within 24 hours of your application to help you get started!
It's the fifth anniversary of the 21-Day Fix this year! While, I wasn't introduced to the world of coaching until after that program had already launched, it was STILL insanely popular when I began my journey to helping other with their health and fitness, like I had done.
My name is Rachel Harvey, and I'm a recovering sugar addict.
I began my health journey in the fall of 2012, after the passing of my father to pancreatic cancer. My mother had passed away suddenly from autoimmune and liver issues in 2010. Here I was, a mom of a toddler and a baby, 35lbs overweight, and left an orphan at the age of 29. I realized my genetics were not on my side. I HAD TO TAKE CONTROL OF MY OWN HEALTH.
I thought running was a solution, but after running my first half marathon, STILL 35lbs overweight, I knew my nutrition had to change.
Soon after, I learned about clean eating and starting marathon training. The work HAD to be done in the kitchen, not just the gym. I lost those 35lbs in about 4 months of good nutrition from whole foods and cutting out the junk and sugar that had consumed my life. It didn't take long for EVERYONE to ask what I was doing. I said, "Eat clean and run." It fell on deaf ears. No one understood what I had done and I didn't have a system or tools to help them achieve the same results.
Then, I found out that I could become a coach and help others through a program called, "21 Day Fix," which mirrored exactly what I had done. THIS was the answer. Whole foods, plus portion control with little color-coded containers.
Injury had sidelined me, and I was eating too many "clean carbs." I gained a little back during that time, leading up to when I started 21 Day Fix. I decided to go "ALL IN" and see what would happen.
Friends. I drop a full pant size in 21 days.
Just following the plan.
Eating real food.
Getting tons of nutrition from my superfood shake.
And just doing the work.
Then, it became habit, and I taught others how to do it, too.
What IS the Ultimate Portion Fix?
Since then, the creator of 21 Day Fix, Autumn Calabrese, has learned things that make the system 10 times more effective. And now it's fine-tuned to get the most from these containers with so many recipes, strategies, and healthy hacks that the container system is now easier to follow, more effective than ever, and so simple to personalize that they can be customized to any fitness program and any goal.
The Ultimate Portion Fix — is a premium nutrition program. Portion control is just the beginning.
It’s no mystery that if you want to lose weight, portion control is key. But with this expanded instruction, this is more than a strategy to help you lose a few pounds. It will be so compelling that you will achieve a whole new way of eating and thinking about food.
The Ultimate Portion Fix program includes the strategies that helped Autumn win trophies in competition, heal her own health issues, end sugar addiction for thousands of clients, and serve hundreds of thousands of customers in losing weight and achieving their healthiest selves.
I know these are the answers you’ve been looking for!
Why should you use The Ultimate Portion Fix Program?
You’ve looked into every diet fad, seen social media influencers proclaiming they’ve made the big discovery, and you may have even tried them all — and I’m willing to bet you’re still frustrated nothing’s working for the long term. That stops now.
The Ultimate Portion Fix program will show you how to make losing weight simpler and — best of all — sustainable.
The tools in the new program will help you:
What is included?
30 new videos covering everything about the containers with deep dives into the principles of the plan so you can really grasp each concept. No more food guessing, only results.
Special Opportunity for Coaches: Ultimate Portion Fix Certification
Coaches will also be able to purchase The Ultimate Portion Fix Certification. Certification provides Coaches with videos, worksheets, and tools that will help Coaches better highlight the benefits of UPF and training directly from Autumn on how to start and lead their own Ultimate Portion Fix Accountability groups.
With every purchase of Certification, Coaches get a free 30-day trial of Master Series, a monthly subscription that provides Coaches with timely tools to lead their groups more effectively.
Oh, and one more thing…
When you purchase The Ultimate Portion Fix program, you’ll get to join Autumn with the reshoot of 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix EXTREME workouts! You will get incredible results combining The Ultimate Portion Fix program with these live-streamed half-hour workouts.
But you have to be part of The Ultimate Portion Fix kickoff to participate!
Are you ready to REALLY understand nutrition?
Are you ready to get REAL results that last a lifetime?
If you STILL aren't sure, check out the video below for more details:
Simply fill out the form below to get on the waiting list for my ULTIMATE PORTION FIX ACCOUNTABILITY GROUP! Be one of the first to get results from this amazing program, with all the support along the way!
Thank you for your interest in this group! I will be contacting you within 24 hours of your application to place you on the waitlist or help you get started!
February 24, 2019. My seventh full marathon.
It’s honestly hard to believe that I’ve run that many. My first full was January 2015, in Walt Disney World, to raise money for Show Hope, and organization dear to my family.
In April 2016, I felt like I needed another shot at it, since my first one I ran injured and finished in a lot of pain in 6:35. So, I chose a small race in Ohio because three days later, my husband and I were flying to China to adopt our daughter. Xenia Marathon was a HUGE PR at 4:35. Two hours faster.
My third marathon was in my hometown of Pittsburgh, PA in May 2017. I wanted to get under 4:30 and beat Oprah (of course), and it was a bucket-list goal to run the full there. I was training for my first 50K, and had a good game plan. Finished in 4:22. It hurt, but that PR made it worth it.
My fourth marathon was the coveted Chicago in October 2017. This World Marathon was also a bucket list race, but I didn’t train near as well. Only 8 weeks of solid running, stomach gave out, and with the unexpected 80-degree day, I struggled to a 5:00 finish. Since I felt I needed redemption, I signed up for another one.
What I didn’t know was that marathon number six would be challenging for other reasons. My husband got a job halfway across the country and had to start working in Texas right at the beginning of training. I bought myself a treadmill so I could run while single-parenting three kids back in Kentucky. I also participated in grueling hour-long cross training workouts for that cycle. May 2018 I ran Silo District Marathon in Waco, TX and earned a 4:37 finish. Because of the challenges of that cycle, I was proud that I had accomplished that much, but I was hungry for a new PR.
December 2018, I got that big PR with a 4:12 at the BMW Dallas Marathon. I had hired a run coach and followed specific strength workouts four days per week. It was an incredible four months of training. The only reason I signed up for Cowtown, which was only two month later, was because I wanted to cut training time in half and rest on the distance I had built in the fall. I doubted that decision many times throughout training, but went for it anyway.
When I moved to Texas, my wonderful new MRTT friends jokingly said, “You aren’t a REAL Texan until you run Cowtown.” Okay, there must be something to this race. The good part was that most of the training was done in the nice cold weather versus Texas heat. I also heard there was good food at the end. Sold.
During training, I realized that running another full only two months after Dallas was harder than I expected. I honestly needed more time off than I took to recover, and I was struggling with some tendonitis in my knees again (an old injury that hadn’t plagued me in a while). I bought new shoes and stretched and iced and did all the things. Eventually, it was manageable and became a non-issue. During the fall training, I ran 16 miles several times, but my longest run was only 19, and I only did it once. In retrospect, I felt like I needed more endurance training. So, this time I ran a 20-miler in January, and in 26mph winds. It was incredibly defeating. Just a really hard run. A few weeks later, I asked my coach if I could try it again. The second 20-miler was MUCH better, and I felt ready to go.
One of my running buddies, Catherine, and I were both planning to do Cowtown full. We had several training runs together, with her pace just a bit faster than mine. I didn’t figure we would run the race together because her training was going so well and I didn’t want to hold her back. After that first 20-miler, her achilles was bothering her and she had to take two weeks off. I hated that for her. As we got closer to race day, we just agreed to see what would happen. We thought it would be fun to have each other and not have to run alone, but kept everything open, agreeing we wouldn’t hold the other back.
Race day came and I went into it as “let’s just see how this goes.” A PR would be excellent, but more than that, I wanted to have a stronger 10K at the end (Miles 20-26.2), and just FEEL better than I felt after Dallas. When I finished Dallas, I bawled my eyes out. I hurt so bad, and I was also just overwhelmed after struggling those last six miles. For Cowtown, I wanted to feel good and finish upright!
As Catherine and I ran the course, the miles flew by. We were at Mile 5 before we knew it. The sun was shining, and we both just kept commenting about what a great day it was. At Dallas, I ran the first half WAY too fast, and lost steam. At Cowtown, we kept conservative paces and hit 13.1 at 2:00:00. It felt good. We felt strong. By Mile 15, each mile felt a little longer than the last. We had a system of running slowly through water stops and finding each other again. Even around Mile 17, we were able to just declare what a great God we serve! The weather was perfect, we have bodies able to do this… it’s just so awesome! At that moment, I realized how blessed I was to have her as a partner. We never complained. We thanked every police officer at the intersections. We thanked volunteers. Just such a spirit of encouragement.
While I had never had a running partner for an entire full marathon before, I have had the privilege of helping friends with their first half marathons. I love that role. I love encouraging others because it makes you focus on the good vs the pain. I have more fun when I run to encourage. I explained to Catherine during the race that it’s really difficult for me to “have fun” when racing solo. I get all caught up in numbers and paces, and my completely logical side takes over. I don’t remember smiling much at PR races. I didn’t take the time to high five the crowd. I didn’t even take the time to thank people. Too much focus. Not much joy. Even when I’ve hit PRs, they have just been so draining because of that focus. For our race, I worked to bring out that “fun” side of myself. And yes, I said “worked.” It’s just not something that comes naturally for me. But man, it was SO rewarding!!
At Mile 17, I just told myself to get to 18. At 18, I just said, get to 20. We saw some friends along the course at a few different places, and that upped our energy each time. At one of those miles, I saw people with oranges and I totally grabbed one. (I typically don’t like oranges, but I CRAVE them during marathons). I ate that thing like a ravenous animal and I didn’t care what I looked like! It was DELICIOUS.
Because of the sun, we were very careful to use the water stops. They were every 1.5 miles and it was just PERFECT. That gave us a mental break each time, and a slight pause in the cadence. I have had friends get seriously dehydrated in marathons, and I keep that in mind, even though every porta-potty looked inviting after Mile 16 because of all the water!
At Mile 20, I told myself to get to 22. Somewhere around there, we entered Trinity River Trail. This is a section I have raced before, and it’s not my favorite, but it was better than I expected it to be. More people, less ups and downs than I remembered, and I just kept running. At the Mile 24ish water stop, I looked back and thought Catherine was right behind me. When I saw her, she was motioning for me to go ahead without her. I said, “NO WAY.” There wasn’t a chance I was leaving her. We got back together and I told her I was struggling, too, and then we ran in silence. It was okay. No one needed to say anything. We had declared early on that we were better together. We were too close now to separate.
Mile 25.5, I had this picture of us crossing the finish line together in my mind. At Mile 26, she sped up. That worried me a bit, because I didn’t think my legs could go any faster! Even still, I kept up, visualizing us crossing the line at the same time. I didn’t want to slow down at that point. We had come too far. But, how was she speeding up? I laugh now, but I really didn’t think my legs could do any more! We heard our names announced, crossed that finish line, stopped our watches and immediately collapsed in a hugging slow walk through the shoot. I didn’t think Catherine would ever let go. She did it! A HUGE PR for her! And I couldn’t have been more happy!
This race was incredible. The Cowtown Marathon really lived up to the hype. The course, the crowd, the food… all of it was just great! Everyone was warning me about Mile 4 incline, the “big” Mile 9 hill, and a hilly second half. Honestly, I didn’t think any of it was that bad, and I would certainly do the course again. (The giant hill at mile 20 of Dallas in December may keep me from doing that one again.) Going through the neighborhoods kept it interesting, and the only really hard part was the brick roads through the Fort Worth Stockyards section. And even that had so many things to distract us, so it wasn’t unbearable. The ice cream at the finish was so good, and the chicken noodle soup was just the salt my body needed. My only complaint was that the shirts were far too big, and because I registered with a group, my packet was given to the team captain, instead of encouraging us go to the race expo. That means, I didn’t go to the expo and couldn’t exchange my shirt, but if I had known about exchanges, I would have. The medal was a nice size, and the third in a series, though it is nice on its own as well.
The experience of this race was well worth it. I’m very glad I ran the Cowtown Marathon. And with the training I had, and how I felt during the race, I am very certain to say it won’t be my last full. There’s definitely more to come!
Do you ever feel like you need a "do-over?"
I mean, we start off every New Year with this high hopes and great resolutions and by the time January ends, we haven't even STARTED! Has that ever happened to you? It was the story of my life, so I know it well.
Admittedly, the concepts for my accountability groups come from various places. Sometimes I base groups off of books I have read and have inspired me, and sometimes I just feel a nudge in a certain direction. This one came from church. Hear me out...
Our church went through a series on financial freedom and my husband and I had to literally RESTART our entire budget and go over the numbers all over again, with our NEW goal in mind. I realized that our financial life is not the only place where we set good intentions and sometimes fail to deliver. I thought about YOU. Yes, the person reading this right now. I thought about how YOU might be feeling the same way I felt for YEARS: You WANT to get healthier. You WANT to REALLY succeed this time, but you just have never found a way to make it STICK.
You need a Restart.
And that is why my team and I are creating this group.
It's for YOU.
Healthy living doesn't have to be complicated. It can be as simple as eating from all the food groups, portioned out based on your body, and exercising each day for 20 minutes.
Maybe you have never taken one step before.
Maybe you are a seasoned marathoner who wants to see better results.
Whether you need a tweak to your routine or a total overhaul, this group is for you.
The beauty of my programs and groups is that we can cheer each other on as a FAMILY, regardless of where you start. As your coach, I will help you find the solution you need to fit where you are NOW and where you want to be. We will work together to select the right exercise program and meal plan. This is a way to CUSTOMIZE your plan, while meeting people from all walks of life. The truth is, we are more similar than you might think!
We all want to improve. We all want community. We all need support.
This group will do all of that for you, as long as YOU are ready to RE:START. When you follow my programs, you WILL see results! Check out what my clients have said:
"Today I realized that I have dropped out of the obese BMI category! My BMI is 4.5 points down since joining this team [4 months ago]. While no one measure truly indicates health, this feels like real progress! On to the next goal!"
"I posted this pic in here yesterday and my 16 year old daughter saw it and said, 'Mom you have thigh gap. Way to go!' Then later while I was exercising, she said, 'Wow, Mom, you've gone and got skinny.' I love that I can be an example for her even if she barely weighs 100 lbs wet now. But life will change one day and she will remember Mom took back her health and her body. #betheexample #theyarewatching #activechildren."
"After running over 1,000 miles in the last 10 months and running more than a dozen half marathons my weight and core strength were still an issue... BOTTOM LINE, I couldn't outrun a bad diet... SO, Coach Rachel has hooked me up with better food portions, travel foods (I travel a lot for work), food mix, food choices, and exercise to compliment my running. It's been hard but she has helped me find solutions... I'm down 10 pounds, stronger, more flexible and feeling clean and prepared!... This process has really helped me be a better father, salesman, runner, and healthier guy! I'm just getting started!"
Do you see yourself in one of these stories? All three of these amazing people are my clients. None of us is perfect, but we are far better than we used to be. One healthy choice at a time.
Are you ready to RE:START?
If so, keep reading...
Let's talk accountability:
As a coach, I run monthly challenge groups through a special My Challenge Tracker App, specifically designed for my Challenge Groups! This is where most of my daily coaching and the community of support can be found. I also offer 1:1 mentoring for all of my clients.
Let's talk nutrition:
I believe that nutrition is the key to long-term health. 80% of your results will come by what you choose to eat or not eat. The GOOD news is, there are TONS of great options out there! In this accountability group, you will learn about clean eating, meal planning, prepping for success, and what whole food nutrition looks like.
Part of that plan is Shakeology, which is comprised of over 70 superfoods from around the world! No fillers, no artificial colors/flavors, and no soy. The nutrition packed in one of these shakes is incredible! I no longer need a multivitamin, my cravings are kept at bay, digestion is better, hair and nails are stronger, and let’s just be honest, it’s the EASIEST meal of my day (and I eat 5-6 meals/day, so easy and fast is right up this mom’s alley)! What better way to get protein, fruits, vegetables, and all the nutrition your body needs? Plus, there are tons of flavors and even vegan options!
Let's talk fitness:
Beachbody has created TONS of proven workout programs for all levels of fitness, from beginner to advanced. All of them can be done in a limited amount of space, and many require zero equipment. How much do you get when you hire a personal trainer? Well, what if a professional was right in your home every day? I have to say, I have NEVER had better results in a gym. I have never stayed more motivated than with these programs, and that’s because when you follow them, they WORK! And keeping connected with the accountability group will help you stay on track!
FEBRUARY BONUS: $20 OFF DISCOUNT WILL BE APPLIED to the NEW TRANSFORM:20 Challenge Pack!
Are you ready to RE:START? All you have to do is fill out the form to get the conversation started, and I will contact you about your next steps and help you build your perfect bundle! Let's do this!!!
Thank you for your interest in this group! I will be contacting you within 24 hours of your application to help you get started!
OH FRIENDS!!! If you have been STRUGGLING to find a way to get fitness into your day, have I got a treat for YOU!!! I'm SO excited to be partnering with Shaun T in bringing you this AMAZING 20-minute workout and simple nutrition program! 20 minutes? That's it? Yup. That's all you need.
Transform :20 is a fast, super-intense fitness program created by Super Trainer Shaun T that will transform your body—and your mind—in just 20 minutes a day over 6 weeks. Be forewarned—it’s hard. But the results will be worth it. Transform :20 is a breakthrough total-body workout without breaks. It’s just you, Shaun T, and a Step. After 5 minutes, you’ll be out of breath, at 10 minutes you’ll be sweating, in 15 minutes you’ll be looking at the clock, and by minute 20 you’ll be done. You’ll blast your core, legs, glutes, and upper body— no weights required. There’s a different workout every day, 6 days a week, done in real time with the cast. No do-overs and no repeats. BOOM!
What's the program REALLY like?
Transform :20 is divided into three 2-week chapters: COMMIT, CLIMB, CONQUER. In each chapter, the moves evolve and get harder. Daily challenges will push you physically, and daily ShaunFirmations will help get your mind focused and keep you motivated. The nutrition guide has been tailored to Transform :20 to make sure you’re getting the nutrients and fuel you need throughout the program to help you achieve your best results. If you have already been following a nutrition plan with me, this guide also explains how to incorporate Portion Fix or the 2B Mindset into your eating plan. Finally, weekly behind-the-scenes videos, “Transform Your Life with Shaun T,” feature Shaun T and the cast as they discuss their own challenges, with the goal of motivating everyone to stay committed and strong. Catch a glimpse here:
What is VIP Early Access on December 4th?
Transform :20 will be available to all Beachbody On Demand members in the Member Library on April 1st, 2019, but you can stream the program as of January 14th 2019 with VIP Early Access. Buying any Transform :20 offer will give you VIP Early Access to the program and get you immediate access to all Transform :20 digital program materials, which include:
When you join in with VIP Early Access, any time before January 14th, you will save $20 OFF your package price. PLUS, you will secure your spot in my Transform:20 Exclusive VIP Test Group! In this daily accountability group, we will be working through the program TOGETHER, one day at a time. We will talk about nutrition, share recipes, drink Shakeology daily, and log our workouts and how we felt. This will be an open communication in a private app group on the My Challenge Tracker app. You will also have my personal, 1:1 coaching, weekly check-ins, and the group support for every step of your journey! And believe me, when you do the work, you WILL see the results!
Tell me more about the step...
The Step will work your body to its full potential. It is not required to do Transform :20, but it is recommended. The Step cannot be purchased as a standalone item. It can only be purchased with a bundle or added on as a special offer. When purchased with Challenge Packs, Completion Packs and Accessory Bundles, the step will ship in a separate box. The step comes with 2 sets of risers (4 total) that can be added on separately if desired. The step dimensions are : Step Deck: 11"L x 27"W x 4"H. Riser: 11"L x 4.5"W x 2"H (4 Total). The only equipment that’s needed is a Step—available to purchase from Beachbody while supplies last. For the 6 BONUS weighted workouts, you will need some dumbbells.
I KNOW what it's like to want to get in better shape.
I KNOW how hard it feels to get confidence back after kids.
I KNOW that it seems like there is never enough time in the day for ME.
These women above... they do, too. But in 6 weeks... it's amazing what we can ACHIEVE!
If you are struggling with...
Then, THIS, my friend, is for YOU!
What do I do, and what are the pricing options?
1. Sign up using the form below to save your spot in the Exclusive Test Group. (By using the form, I will reserve your spot through January 13, 2019.)
2. When you purchase your Transform :20 challenge pack (available December 4, 2018), you will OFFICIALLY become a member of the Test Group.
2. Workouts and check-ins with the group will begin officially on January 14, 2019. Prep week(s) will open beforehand, date to be announced.
All packs include ONE YEAR membership to Beachbody On Demand Streaming Fitness, one month of nutritional support with Shakeology or Beachbody Performance Line, and all Transform :20 Program Materials and Access to VIP Test Group accountability and coaching.
Annual All Access Beachbody On Demand
Month of Shakeology HD OR Month of Beachbody Performance HD (Energize & Recover)
Transform :20 Program Materials
Group Access / 1:1 Coaching
(No Step Included)
Annual All Access Beachbody On Demand
Month of Shakeology HD OR Month of Beachbody Performance HD (Energize & Recover)
Transform :20 Program Materials
Group Access / 1:1 Coaching
Beachbody Step Included
Deluxe Step Up:
Annual All Access Beachbody On Demand
Month of Shakeology HD AND Month of Beachbody Performance HD (Energize & Recover)
Transform :20 Program Materials
Group Access / 1:1 Coaching
Beachbody Step Included
***If you are already a Beachbody On Demand Member, talk to me about getting a completion pack to save money!
Thank you for your response! I will be in touch with you within 24 hours of your application. Please note that you may not currently be a coach or working with a coach who is not part of the Hope Nation team.
I'm sure you've heard the saying that "It takes 21 days to make a habit," right? Or, "It takes 90 days to change your life." What if you committed to living your last 30 days of this year as you are committing to living the first 30 days of the new year? What if instead of a downhill slide into 2019, you are ramping up!?
Most of the time, around the holidays each year, people "fall off the wagon." They give in to all the goodies and treats and magically no longer have time to exercise by about Thanksgiving. That means for 6 weeks or longer, they are sabotaging their own health until the New Year. Because you know, January 1 is a magical date that all healthy habits begin, right? Well, at least temporarily.
I preface this by saying "people" fall off the wagon, because that has never been the case for me. I'm a sugar addict (in recovery now), so MY wagon (if it were ever hitched in the first place), fell off LONG before Thanksgiving. It probably took a downward spiral around September, when all the pumpkin spice lattes are released into the world. And don't even get me started on the Halloween candy that begins October 1 and doesn't end until... well, I eat it all. (And yes, I have totally stolen my kids' candy and eaten it in secret. I'm not proud of that.)
So, this idea of ... What if we START our healthy habits (or if you have started, CONTINUE them) NOW? What if we get a grip on healthy eating and exercise, and make a HABIT of it, BEFORE the gyms are overloaded with resolutioners (and yes, I think I just made up that word)? You're picking up what I'm dropping down, right?
Let's make the LAST 30 DAYS our BEST 30 DAYS of the year!
Let's ring in 2019 with SUPPORT and TOOLS to enjoy the holidays without regret and guilt!!!
And do it all in COMMUNITY with people JUST LIKE YOU!
Friends, I have the tools to help you not follow a "diet," but to help you live the healthiest life with BALANCE and feel GREAT about being in your own skin. I will help you choose from hundreds of workouts to find the best way to improve your health, starting RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE. No gym membership required. (Thank goodness! Who has time for that?)
While I am not a certified nutritionist, personal trainer, or psychologist, I use the tools and talents I have been given as a health and fitness coach, and help my clients to achieve healthy habits for life! Along with fitness, you will also have access to nutrition programs designed for lifelong food freedom and overall health, with zero starvation or calorie counting. I will provide 1:1 coaching through the program, as well as daily group accountability and support. Along with the nutrition plan, each client will also receive his/her first month's supply of superfood shakes that will curb cravings, aid digestion, give energy, and be the easiest, most nutritious meal of the day! This is my secret weapon, as it gives the nutrients of six salads, but tastes like a milkshake. WIN-WIN!
What is the cost? Simple. The only cost is the fitness and nutrition tool kit that is right for YOU. GUESS WHAT?? For the month of November, ALL kits are $20 OFF!!! So, you can get started with a YEAR of fitness and month of nutrition for only $140!! Plus, you can have additional items added on, per individual needs. Because this is the season for GIVING, when you sign up with your $20-off package, you will also receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card from me!
What all do you get in your kit? You will receive unlimited streaming online access to all workout programs, so that if you finish one, you can start on another (no getting bored). You will have containers to help with food portions, a shaker cup for on-the-go, and one full month of superfood nutrition with Shakeology. The initial cost covers the 30 days of support and 1:1 coaching. You will also have the option to add on pre and post workout supplements to help you on your journey. The $20 OFF special offer is only good through November 30th, 2018!
The goal is simple... Let's surround ourselves with POSITIVE, healthy support, recipes that won't undo all our hard work, and workouts that won't suck up all our time and still keep us on track. All it takes is a plan, and a prompt, some motivation, and a community of people who are dedicated to supporting each other!
Are you in? Let's do this TOGETHER!
There is NO time to wait!
What if THIS year, you DIDN'T gain weight, but gained friendship, support, and healthy habits for life? It's YOUR time.
Open enrollment begins NOW through November 30th!
Thank you for your interest in this special Last 30 Days Holiday group! I am so excited to help you choose YOUR perfect program and get you started! I will contact you within 24 hours of your application.
First of all, THANK YOU for your interest in becoming a health and fitness coach. You have probably seen what I do through social media, and now you are a little curious. ...And possibly even a little scared. Let me take that FEAR away for you, ok?
See, I was not always that girl in the black bathing suit in this picture. I was introverted (and still am, btw), and SCARED TO DEATH that I would always be poor. I grew up with TONS of love, LOTS of Jesus, but no money. Both of my parents worked very hard in their self-employment jobs (minister and piano teacher), but always struggled to make ends meet until much later in life... like after we kids were grown and gone. I got married to my high school sweetheart straight out of college and we were in the same boat: in ministry and no money. We also had the added burden of student loans and car loans, with no end in sight.
Later, my dear husband worked 3-4 jobs at a time in small town, Kentucky, and I took on a seasonal job after getting my masters degree and being "overqualified" for everything. We took our youngest son to the sitter each day that I worked, and barely broke even on bills. I spent more days than not, crying in my car on the way to work, wishing things could change. I would stand at the checkout at Walmart with my cart full of groceries, covering that little plastic card with one hand, so no one would see we were using food stamps.
We were going through the motions.
Something HAD to give.
I saw a photo like this on social. The girl who is fourth from the left was going on cruises, saving for her children's college funds, and KILLING some at-home workouts in her basement as a cancer survivor. HOW was she doing it?? I HAD to find out.
And I have a feeling, that is why YOU are here, too, my friend.
If you are tired of "surviving" and ready to THRIVE in your life, this is for YOU. But, before we go on, you need to know what it is that we actually DO as coaches, and see if you are STILL wanting to go for it. Because I'm only mentoring those who want to FIGHT for their best lives.
If you are ready to fight... watch this next:
Ok, so you've watched the video, and you still have reservations about if YOU can make this work, too. Am I right? I told you I would take your fear away, so what if I told you that you can start your own business RISK-FREE? What if you had all the tools for success AND a mentor to train you 1:1? Yes, you can. And you will!
I'm offering you a special 1:1 New Coach Training.
In this training, you will:
I FOUGHT to lose 35lbs.
I FOUGHT to keep my marriage.
I FOUGHT to get out of credit card debt.
I FOUGHT to run my first marathon.
I FOUGHT to bring my daughter home from China.
And I FIGHT every day to bring HOPE to others and build this tribe of influencers who do the same through health and fitness.
Because THOSE THINGS MATTER.
So, I want FIGHTERS.
So, what do you say? Are you ready to join in my next new coach training group? Are you ready to truly HELP other people get in the best shape of their lives, and start building towards THEIR own dreams, too? If so, fill out the form below to reserve your spot!
*You may not already be a coach or currently working with another coach to apply.
I can't wait to begin working and building our dreams together!
Thank you for your application for this special training group! I will contact you within 24 hours of receiving your form.
Oh, where to start?
In as much as I don’t like complaining, I feel I must give an accurate recap on The Halloween Half. This was by far, the worst organized race I have been to. This was half marathon #23, I believe, and in addition to half marathons, I have run 3 10Ks, 5 full marathons, and countless 5Ks.
I like to think the best of everything, so let me preface this by saying, Texas has had a TON of rain over the last couple of weeks, which definitely affected the course. Early in the week, an email went out about the course change from point-to-point to an “out and back.” No course map was provided. We were told packet pickup should be Friday to get “swag,” but I drove up to Fort Worth to receive my T-shirt, bib, and 4 safety pins. That’s it. I didn’t feel super prepared without a course map, but it was said to be all paved. I’ve done this Trinity River Trail for other races, and that is true... at least it was for those other races.
Race morning had parking options that were all at least .5 miles away and little direction on that as well. My friend and I decided NOT to carry water, which was a mistake. No arch for the start, just two little flags. It was a chip time bib, but no timing mats. Our Moms Run This Town group “won” Top Team and was given promises of a tent, snacks, basically VIP treatment. We were given a sign over a mud pit before the start and a table to with two boxes of granola bars after the finish.
The gun went off without national anthem, announcements, or any music whatsoever. We were to race completely in the dark woods for about the first mile. No one knew where we were going, there was no getting around slower runners, mud, water, and gravel all around. It was actually scary. I guess “Halloween Half” was appropriate. Not only that, but no flashlights, no volunteers, and no direction meant everyone took a wrong turn. I heard people coming back towards us screaming “turn around! Wrong way!” adding anywhere from .38 to 1 mile on runners’ total distances. I was off by at least .5 mile the entire race.
By Mile 2, we were all ticked, muddy, but finally on pavement. The first water stop had Gatorade coolers and no cups or volunteers and it was well off the course. The second had two volunteers, Dixie cups, and no one handing them out. The third stop was also off the course and I ran over to it, shouting, “water!” and was handed Gatorade. I said, “water!” and the volunteer said they didn’t have any. I ran off, ticked to waste time, and hit a 7:20 pace for a hot second.
Miles 3 to the end were fairly lonely. I saw and passed some guys and was passed by just a few, but no other girls were in my sights, except at turn-arounds. The course said “out and back,” but people were coming back as I was at Mile 2, so I was terribly confused. Turns out it was out and back, and then straight for several miles and then out and back AGAIN. Anyways, lonely.
The best part was the weather was PERFECT. Overcast. No rain. 60. Just perfect. I told myself I needed to stay between 8:30-8:45/Mile to PR. When I was already off by half a mile at the start, I was ticked, but hit some 8:25s and wondered if I could make up time, so I kept going.
Mile 7 started the flooded areas. The sidewalks were covered and to go around them meant stepping through a grassy pond of water. There was no avoiding soaked feet. Parallel to the sidewalk path was a crushed gravel path, so I went back and forth between those two (no idea what the actual “course” was so I just assumed that was legal, since they ran parallel). On the last turn around back, I stuck mostly to the gravel path, watching my footing so I wouldn’t turn my dang left foot again. But, from Mile 7 on, I was running in squishy, heavy soaked shoes. No bueno.
Mile 9 I was really getting tired. Tired mentally of the whole race, being lonely, no support and very little water. But, I kept going because I wanted to prove to myself I could keep that pace. Mile 10 my pace was up, Mile 11 I hit a 9:00 flat. Dang it. That made me mad. I was mad at the course and that my body FELT faster than I was actually doing. My effort was hard, but the Garmin wasn’t matching it. By Mile 12, I knew I ACTUALLY had 1.5 miles to go at least. I was so ready to be done. I started feeling chafing coming on and I knew I wouldn’t PR officially because of the course. I decided to check my watch at 13.1 and see what I really did. My previous half PR was set November 2017, at a 1:56:58 in Indianapolis. What a great race that was! This time, at 13.1, my watch said 1:54:30. I crushed it. But, it wasn’t over. The “finish line” was again, super underwhelming (no timing mat there either) and I was the first of my friends to finish, so no one I knew was there to see me cross. 1:58:27. 13.58 distance. Man, that was a hard race to not see the reward. However, I checked my PACE: 8:43 overall. BOOM. There it was. That was the validation I needed. Indy was a 8:55 pace. 12 seconds faster per mile. THAT I can be proud of!!!
The finish line had Dixie cups of water and a tiny bucket of bite sized Halloween candy. That’s it. No food. No bananas. No water bottles. I kept looking around and... nothing. The BEST part was the GIANT medal. I totally love some good bling! The bigger the better, in my opinion. So, even though everything else was sub-par and disappointing, the medals are cool.
When the rest of my group finished, they were kind enough to wait for awards with me. I knew I wasn’t Top 3 female or anything, but thought I might win an age group award. Turns out, I won 2nd for my 30-39 age group (should have figured they would go by 10s ), and they gave me the wrong medal at first and I didn’t even notice till they called me back! Lol. It felt really good to be recognized for the hard effort I put out there, even if I won’t go down as a PR race. I’m glad my MRTT family was so supportive, too. These ladies are the best!!!
Halloween Half, I don't know if I’ll ever do this race again. Too much false advertising, not enough volunteers or safety precautions, and just poor execution of the event from packet pick up to finish line. But, you did good on the medals. If I ever run it again, it would be for fun only, and for the medal. No more going after PRs on a dangerous unmarked long course. Lesson learned. But, no matter what I couldn’t control, I did my best and I’m most proud of that.
Wife. Mother. Runner. Coach. Adoption Advocate. I strive to share HOPE through my journey and help others reach their goals.