November 9, 2016

Yes, I'm a Beachbody Coach

Being associated with an MLM comes with it's challenges.  People think you are just trying to shove products down their throat.  They don't think you are genuine. They think you are just out to make a buck.  Trust me I know.  I know because I've heard it many times but also because I've thought it myself.

Before becoming a Beachbody coach I would see other people doing the MLM thing and while it never bothered me I always thought, "that's not for me".  I didn't think I could ever do it.  I didn't like the idea of having home parties.  I didn't want to carry inventory.  I couldn't afford some of the start up costs.  I didn't want to just sell stuff.

When my coach approached me nearly 3 years ago I read her email and deleted it without responding. I didn't have any interest in being a part of an MLM and I definitely didn't think I was someone who should be giving health & fitness advice considering I had about 40 {or so} pounds to lose myself.  But when she followed up with me a few weeks later I was in a better place, mentally and physically, and thought I'd give it a shot.  I didn't really have high expectations because I really wasn't interested in "working the biz".  I just wanted to try T25 and she offered to let me borrow it so I said, "yes" and took a chance on something I never thought I'd do.

That was almost 3 years ago and in that time I have tried numerous workout programs {T25, PIYO, 21 Day Fix EXTREME, 22 Minute Hard Corp, 3 Week Yoga Retreat and, now, Core De Force}.  I've reaped the benefits of Shakeology.  I've completed 3 {or 4, I can't remember} rounds of the 3 Day Refresh.  I've lost 70 +/- lbs and kept it off for over 2 years and it all started because I saw the infomercial for T25 and wanted to try it.

I've shared my journey the entire way, the good, the bad and the ugly.  You guys have seen me complete these workouts, watched me lose weight while drinking Shakeology and some of you have decided to join me on this ride.  I am so thankful for each step of the way because today, as a mom to two kids in her mid-thirties, I feel the best I've felt my entire life.  I truly owe it to becoming a Beachbody coach.

After I lost my baby weight from Kendall I felt great and hit {my then} lowest weight as an adult.  In a years time, however, 20ish lbs of that had started to creep back.  I kinda hit my goal weight and thought, "I'm here!  I'm done!" and more or less quit working.  After James was born I didn't want the same thing to happen.  I wanted to hit my goal but then I didn't want to stop striving to be better.  Thanks to my amazing team, the community that is Beachbody and the accountability of our challenge groups I have been able to stick to that goal.  Not only have I stuck to my own goal but I've been able to inspire others to reach their goals in the process.  It is truly the most incredible feeling.

But I like to think of myself as the "un-coach".  I am not going to spam you.  I'm not going to sell you on Shakeology.  I'm not going to beg you to join my team.  I'm not going to tell you all of the programs are great.  My approach is a lot different than most and perhaps that hurts my business but I can't and won't run it any other way.  In order to be successful {my own definition of success is probably different than most} is to be true to myself.

So when you see me talking about a Shakeology recipe or how it makes me feel it's because I truly enjoy it and I really do feel the benefits when I am drinking it on a consistent basis.  When I tell you I love a program it's because I actually look forward to doing it every day.  You may remember my 21 Day Fix EXTREME "review" from last year, it wasn't positive.  A lot of people have seen amazing results from this program and LOVE it but I didn't, it wasn't for me.  The same is true of Country Heat.  When they announced a country line-dancing workout I literally thought it was an SNL parody, this couldn't be real.  Do people really want this?  And that's why you never saw me promoting it.  So when I am promoting a workout it's because I really believe in it.

If you express an interest in any of our products, I am more than happy to share more information with you.  I get excited helping someone find their soul-mate workout.  If you are curious about the coaching opportunity and what it entails, I would love to get you added to one of my Intro to Coaching groups so you can make the decision for yourself once you have all the information.  But I will never try to sell you on anything because that is not my style.

I guess the point I'm trying to make is we are not all bad, us MLM-ers.  We aren't all out to make a buck and sell you some crap we don't think you need.  Some of us are truly in it for the community.  We enjoy what we do, we want to help others and we want to better ourselves in the process.  I think that's what sets Beachbody apart from some of the others out there though.  We aren't just selling a tangible product and sending you on your way.  We provide the support, motivation and accountability to make sure that you hit your goals. This isn't just another diet or workout that you spend the money on, have good intentions of sticking too and then fall off the wagon in a month.  As a coach it is my job to help you every step of the way and when I say I want you to succeed, I mean it.  That's what this is all about, to me.  Sure, the extra money is nice, I won't lie and say it isn't.  The extra money has paid for my electric bills some months, our mortgage others and sometimes just provides a little fun money that we otherwise wouldn't have.

So yes I am a Beachbody coach.  I am proud of what I do.  I am honored to be the one people turn to when they are ready to make a change.  I love running my challenge groups and getting to surround myself with like-minded people.  This is truly the best job I never knew I wanted.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting this and I am so glad I came across this. I've been a part of a group for a while now and honestly, it's turned everything around for the better. I cannot imagine my life without these ladies. Now, I am thinking of taking on the coaching role and it was nice to read your thoughts on everything. I definitely think it has helped steer me in the right direction of deciding whether I want to dive into that world or not.

    Keep up the amazing work!! :)