What is it about a New Year that we feel we must make RESOLUTIONS? Why must we publicly resolve to improve ourselves or our habits?
Well, according to Wikipedia, more people actually STICK to those ideals when they
A. Set resolutions, and
B. Tell friends about them for accountability.
It's safe to say that most people resolve to improve in some way: physical, mental, financial, emotional, in career moves, education, vacation more, etc.
What do you think is the MOST common resolution over all?
Here are the top five resolutions for 2016, according to one study. GoBankingRates asked 5,000 people what their New Year's Resolutions were for 2016:
1. Enjoy life to the fullest
2. Live a healthier lifestyle
3. Lose weight
4. Spend more time with family and friends
5. Save more, spend less
How do you get resolutions to stick? Researchers said telling people your plans helps because sharing goals may actually make you more successful at reaching them.
And this is where I come in. My job, as a health and fitness coach, is to help my challengers do ALL of these top 5 things when they join a challenge group.
All of them? Yes.
Let me tell you HOW.
Because I believe that #1 will be accomplished when #2-5 are, let's save that one for last.
#2: Live a healthier life.
Joining a challenge group allows you to make small changes over time to both your nutrition and fitness habits, so that you can live a healthier life. This is not a "lose weight over night" thing. This is that old-fashioned "eat right and exercise" advice. Then why challenge groups? Because, in a group setting (on an awesome private, user-friendly free app), you will find like-minded people to help you stay the course. When I first starting eating clean and running, I had to do it all on my own. It was HARD to keep making those right choices, but with the support of a whole bunch of cheerleaders in your corner, you are set up for SUCCESS. Plus, you will receive 1:1 coaching daily from me! Have you had THAT from a gym membership?
#3: Lose weight.
This one is a no-brainer. Who DOESN'T want to be in great shape, feel great, and have more energy? One of the ways to do that is through weight loss and gaining muscle. Both of these outcomes are completely attainable through any of the Beachbody programs used in the challenge groups. If you need to lose weight, the programs have the answer, and all you have to do is....well, do it! The idea is to eat healthier, whole foods, use portion control, and workout each day. When you do those things, the pounds will come off.
#4. Spend more time with family and friends.
This one may not seem so obvious. How does joining a challenge group allow me more time with my family? Well, first of all, you won't need to be wasting time driving to and from the gym anymore. No more wandering around the weight room, trying to figure out what to do, or waiting for the elliptical or treadmill to be free. You can choose from a variety of programs from 22-45 minutes in length, right from home!
The second way that you can spend more quality time with your family and friends is related to meals. When I started eating clean, I realized so many of the restaurants we would go to before were no longer appealing. We started narrowing the options, and realized how much time and money we would save by eating at home. Here we go again...how does that save me TIME, if I have to cook? Well, that is because in the challenge group, we will learn how to meal plan and prep so that you DO have more time to eat well. And, when you have meals ready to go, you end up spending time around the dinner table instead of rushing through the drive-thru. Plus, the crockpot is my best friend in the wintertime!
#5. Save more, spend less.
But, you want me to buy WHAT? How does that SAVE me money? In order to join the challenge group, you need to order a "Challenge Pack." This is a bundled option that will give you the Beachbody program of your choosing on DVD, nutrition guide, portion containers and shaker cup (with many of the programs), and first month of Shakeology, our daily dose of dense nutrition. This superfood formula has been created with whole foods from around the world to deliver a serious nutritional punch, leaving you with LESS CRAVINGS, MORE ENERGY, and BETTER overall HEALTH for only $4/serving (and less than that, if you are a coach). So, back to how you SAVE money...
When you sign up for a challenge group, you are joining a support system, gaining a fitness program to help you exercise from your own home, instead of paying costly gym memberships, and giving yourself a MONTH of nutrition through Shakeology.
And one last thought: when your health is improved, your doctor bills will decrease as well. Is being healthy too expensive, now?
Ok, let's get back to the very first one...
#1. Enjoy life to the fullest.
I don't know about you, but when I FEEL great about myself, I start to see the GOOD in everything and everyone else, too!
Living a healthy, fulfilling lifestyle often depends on the person's abilities and willingness to do well, regardless of their situation. I certainly can't do anything FOR you, and neither can the group, but I CAN give you the tools to make healthy decisions regarding nutrition and exercise.
Living life to the fullest is about you making the most out of life, your situation, your world. Do not compare yourself to a rock star, a movie star, or anyone else for that matter. You are unique. It's all about you making the most with what you have and doing whatever you can to improve as a well-balanced, healthy and loving person. What I like to say is, "Start where you are!"
Achieving a good and well-balanced lifestyle is a lifelong effort that must include striving towards achieving good physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Behavioral changes are often challenging, but they are achievable with persistence, determination, and the right techniques. This is where Beachbody programs come in. The holistic approach allows us to take everything one day at a time, until we reach the point where it becomes a habit.
It is really about applying what you learn in an effort to maintain balance while creating healthy ways to improve in all the areas of wellness and lifestyle. Even making small and positive changes in your attitude and behavior can snowball into big, positive results that can improve your lifestyle and contributions to others and the world around you.
What do you have to lose?
So let's get to it. What IS this #REALsolution2017 Challenge Group, anyways?
This is an opportunity for YOU to start 2017 off right. While everyone is making their resolutions, you will already be on your way to making your goals a reality when you are set up to join our group!
We begin PRESEASON on Monday, December 26, 2016. This means that the app group will be open for you to log workouts and Shakeology, but participation during this week is completely optional. It is a way to "get your feet wet" and baby-step your way into how the group will work. PRESEASON is the time when I post one thing each day to help you get ready for the challenge.
We begin WEEK 1 of the #REALsolution2017 Challenge on Monday, Janaury 2, 2017. We will be wasting no time getting started! On that day, we will begin logging workouts and Shakeology each day, tracking our progress in those areas, and you will find supportive and helpful information every day in the app, as well as having the chance to be encouraged and cheer others on in the group.
BEACHBODY HEALTH BET:
We will begin WEEK 2 of the challenge on Monday, January 9, 2017, and this will also begin the BEACHBODY HEALTH BET! This is an AWESOME way to GET PAID for your efforts! All you have to do is log 3 workouts per week and 5 Shakeologies per week (starting Jan. 9) for 4 weeks to WIN a portion of the HEALTH BET CASH PRIZE! The pot of money could grow up to $3 million! How cool is that?
WHAT IS REQUIRED TO JOIN:
A CHALLENGE PACK is everything you need to get started with this group. It includes:
What is YOUR resolution?
Do you have a REAL SOLUTION on how to reach that goal?
Ready to DECIDE to live a healthier 2017?
Ready to COMMIT to a proven fitness and nutrition program, based on whole foods and working out right from home?
Ready to FINALLY find SUCCESS in this journey?
NOW is the TIME.
Join TODAY and receive a FREE GIFT** with your challenge pack order. I want to help you from the INSIDE OUT, so I want to give you the book, "Made to Crave," by Lysa Terkeurst. This will become an invaluable resource for you, as you learn to give those cravings for food over to God. We have been made for more than to be in bondage by food. It's time to be FREE from that slavery, and I have found this book to be immensely helpful in my own journey, and I pray it will be for yours as well. As I have been coaching, I have learned that in order to be most effective as a mentor, I work better in small groups, where I can give FULL attention to each challenger. For that reason, I will only be accepting 10 new challengers into this group, so don't delay!
I also want to offer FREE 30-minute 1:1 meal planning sessions** to the first 5 people who join #REALsolution2017. Let's get set up for SUCCESS together. I have found that when I plan out my meals for the week, it makes grocery shopping, meal prep, and ACTUALLY folllowing the meal plan SO much easier! I'd love to help customize a plan for YOU!
**Hurry! These offers end at 11:59pm EST on Thursday, December 22, 2016!
Are you READY for a REAL SOLUTION?
Thank you for your interest in the #REALsolution2017 Challenge Group! You will be contacted within 24 hours, concerning your next step in the enrollment process!
**Don't forget! Enrolling by Thursday, December 22, 2016 guarantees your FREE GIFT!
Wife. Mother. Runner. Coach. Adoption Advocate. I strive to share HOPE through my journey and help others reach their goals.