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We each have a story. Things that have shaped us and changed us and formed us into the people we are today.
We each have a CHOICE as to what we're going to do with those things. You can choose to continue coasting and taking the easy route...simply accepting what's in front of you, swallowing your dreams and never allowing them to surface OR you can go out and find whatever the hell you're looking for!!!
Four years ago I was ready for a change. A change in my fitness routine which then turned into a COMPLETE change in my life...for the better. I never used to dream or have goals. I would simply coast through my days, my weeks, my months with no vision for what I wanted or the type of impact I wanted to have. Don't get me wrong, I wanted to change lives somehow but I had lost my way and gotten complacent. It happens.
But all of a sudden I was thrust into this crazy Beachbody world filled with these people who were talking about goal setting, dreaming bigger, helping and inspiring others, living with purpose....and all of a sudden...God opened my eyes.
One of the coolest things on the horizon for us is a new incentive that was announced last week at our Coach Summit in Nashville. It is called the Beachbody Health Bet. The concept is Beachbody the company and partially us as coaches are challenging you to commit to 2 simple behaviors for 4 weeks starting September 5th, 2016 with a prep week starting on August 29th!
What are those 2 behaviors?
You've maybe heard for the website, www.dietbet.com, where you can wager a certain amount of money and if you lose "x" percentage of weight by the end of the challenge you get a portion of the pot. Part of this is great in that people put a little skin in the game to give you that extra push to get results. The downside is that people can lose weight in some very unhealthy ways. That is why I absolutely love the approach that Beachbody has laid out for this challenge. It's all about creating healthy behaviors, and yeah weight loss might be a side effect of that but you don't have to feel pressure to starve yourself in order to get a piece of this pie.
So unless you are living under a rock you've most likely heard of the program 21 Day Fix. The concept behind the program is that you combine exercise with a portion control system using color coded containers. The difficulty that some of our customers have had is how to you go from ingredients to meals using the containers. Fixate is the answer to that.
Fixate is a cooking show that will air on Beachbody On Demand. The show will be a cooking show where Autumn's brother who is a professional chef will teach you how to put together meals in a healthy way using the container system. I'm a sucker for cooking shows so I'm pretty excited about this plus I know it will help so many people have more confidence with the container system that is proven to work if it gets used. Each episode/recipe will be 4-7 minutes long and include downloadable instructions and grocery lists. This is scheduled to go live on August 19th, 2016.
I want to share some stats and awesome info that I recently read in the book Eat Move Sleep. First off let me give a plug for the book...it's been a great read that goes super fast and has tons of practical tips to help you start making changes in your life. It's not loaded down with science but provides enough to let you know that the stuff he is saying isn't some nonsense he pulled out of thin air.
There is a chapter in the book where he refers to a study of more than 6,000 people that all tried to lose weight and what the common characteristics were of the most successful. A common theme among the successful was being healthy at home. Seems like common sense right??? You spend most of your time there but so many people live in a toxic home that doesn't promote health!
For the longest time humans used the sun as their only source of light. Then came fire. Then came the light bulb. Then came TV. Then came the iPhone! Nowadays it is hard to avoid electronics that emit light. If you are living among humans it is the norm.
The point of this post isn't to give you a history lesson on how light came to be, but to actually share with you more detail into how light affects our health. I've heard a lot of health minded folks talk about the effects of light and how it correlates with your hormone cycles. When I got a little pop up on my phone this past week I figured it would be a good opportunity to share something I learned and also share a bit about how light can influence your health.
GET SOME TIPS ON MANAGING YOUR LIGHT...
From May 27th until June 9th we were in 3 different locations....Laurel, DE at Trap Pond State Park; Hillsboro, MD at Tuckahoe State Park and then just outside of Washington, D.C. at Cherry Hill RV Park! The first two parks were in the middle of nowhere but we were able to see some good friends that lived close by...so that was fun!
On the drive from Williamsburg to Laurel, DE we got to experience our first HUGE bridge and tunnel. We had to pull over to turn off our propane before we could go into it but other than that, it was pretty easy. When we were at Trap pond we explored Rehoboth Beach and the park actually had bikes that we could take and use...so Eli was able to experience his first bike ride! He loved it! We didn't explore a ton around this area...just because there wasn't a ton to do...and it rained a few days so we watched movies, went for walks, played at the park, worked and relaxed.
Dan also had to perfect his parking skills as the spot they had advertised on their website was NOT big enough for a 40 foot RV....but he did it! It was really our only option because it was Memorial Day weekend. Our fault for waiting til the last minute...duh.
CHECK OUT MORE PICS FROM OUR TIME HERE...
This week we held our first ever webinar! It was super fun to get online with some people and talk about what we do as coaches. We put together a fun power point slideshow to go along with it which totally brought me back to high school speech class.
We put this webinar together to share a couple different key points that a lot of people have questions about.
We spent 7 days just outside of Williamsburg, VA...and even though it rained for probably 4 out of those 7, we still had a great time!! We checked out Silverhand Meadery, walked around Colonial Williamsburg, met up with a good friend and coach on our team, made some new friends through a random God thing, explored Richmond and Yorktown AND got our car fixed again. HA! Seems like we did a lot, doesn't it? Guess we crammed a lot in when the rain wasn't coming down.
CHECK OUT THE REST OF OUR WILLIAMSBURG ADVENTURES...
I think I first heard of Danielle Walker on one the podcasts I listen to on a regular basis. She has a pretty incredible story of beating an auto immune disease, ulcerative colitis, through dietary changes she made. It's a great story that really shows the power of food. I would encourage to check out her blog or book Against All Grain.
Danielle has a recipe for this same dish that was my inspiration for making this. It was super simple and even Eli ate it. You can pretty easily scale the spice up or down depending on if you are feeding kids or you just don't like spicy food. Eating healthy food doesn't have to be flavorless which I think a lot of people fear. You just need a well equipped spice cabinet. You could easily sub out the ground beef in this recipe for ground turkey, shredded chicken or beef if you happen to have those on hand instead.
GET THE RECIPE...
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8/1/16 ~ August Challenge Pack Promotions: Country Heat, 21 Day Fix, 21 Fix Extreme, and 22 Minute Hard Corps, CIZE, Club, and 3 Day Refresh Challenge Packs and Kickstarter options are on sale. For more information EMAIL US.
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