This Thing Called Discipline

I’ve always struggled with this thing called discipline… in every area of my life… spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically. Good intentions are where I start, but then when the follow-through doesn’t happen, guess what DOES happen? Depression and self-defeat.

Since I spent my 30s having babies, my former athletic body faded away a little more with each pregnancy. And then guess what? More depression and self-defeat. Or maybe it was justification. “I have a mom’s body now.” Nah, not buying it… and neither is my adorable husband.

So at 41, “something” took hold of me (otherwise known as God and Jeff) and said “you’ve got to do this now or you’re in trouble.” Jeff has always wanted me to eat healthier and get back in shape, but nothing (so far) has pulled me in enough to root that discipline into my heart and mind. Then I found Beachbody and the 21-Day Fix.

Even though I’ve never been the most disciplined person, I’ve always had an athletic mind. Guess that means there’s at least potential for discipline in there somewhere. So with more determination than I’d had in the past, I started the 21-Day Fix, excited about the prospect of losing weight and getting healthier along the way.

This program exceeded my expectations! Not only did I lose 11 pounds and 15 inches, but the muscles that were formed from ballet and sports in younger years began to resurface! And to go along with the physical changes, my heart and mind became stronger as well! The 21-Day Fix was such an incredibly simple-to-follow program that I was able to stick with it, eat healthier, work out every single day and excel at what I was doing. So grateful!

So about 2 weeks into the program, Jeff and I started talking about me becoming a coach. He’s always been the entrepreneur in the family (although he’s always said I have it in me). :) So many times I’ve seen great opportunities for stay-home mom businesses, but they’re never even turned my head. This one was different! I believe in the Beachbody company, mission, and simple program so much that I have become a coach and I’m moving on to a more in-depth phase in the workouts. I couldn’t be more excited!

If you read this post about baseball, you’ll remember these things that I love about the game:

I love the discipline it takes for a player to become great.

I love the character that is built in working toward a focused goal.

I love to see players who give it all they’ve got with no fear.

I love mental toughness.

What I have found so far with Beachbody is a program that does JUST THIS! There is a huge variety of programs…. from cardio to dance to weightlifting to really extreme stuff. Something for everyone! And the way I started was so simple that it works for me. If I can do it, ANYONE can! :)

So what about you, friends?

  • Do you want to shed a few pounds before the summer hits?
  • Do you want to add some mental toughness and discipline into your life?
  • Do you want to learn more about eating healthy portions?
  • Are you a former athlete who wants to get back into shape?
  • Are you a stay-at-home mom who has been looking for an opportunity to make extra income for your family?
  • Are you a working mom who would rather be at home full-time earning an income?

No matter where you may fall on this list, please feel free to get in touch with me! I’ll be glad to share what Beachbody is doing for me, help you plan how to accomplish your own personal goals, and then help you with accountability. Also, be on the lookout for my first challenge group which will be starting up March 30th! More info coming soon!

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