Friday, July 31, 2009

IT'S HERE!!!!!

Okay I told you I would let you know when this thing came out and it's FINALLY here!!!! I want it, I want it, I want it. Now this is extreme so beginner's beware. However, if you are looking for a good place to start, so you can be ready to sweat like this, I have plenty of great suggestions. 

I know you are all aware of how much I love Beachbody, but let me tell you why. I am an athlete, as most of you know, and I love not only accomplishing goals, but surpassing them. When I was in high school I played something every day, minus Sunday of course. It was a way for me to have the time of my life, vent frustration, which I still have a lot of, and feel good about myself. I am very competitive in EVERYTHING so I need a good outlet for all this pent up energy.  Fast forward to college and my outlet diminished, so I had to find some other way to vent, which didn't always bode well for roommates (I'm kind of feisty). Then add marriage and kids to the mix and I suddenly put everyone else ahead of me, which just intensified the feistiness. I was slowly getting out of shape, and I could barely run the basketball court one time without huffing and puffing. This was depressing to me. Who was I? I used to run the length of the soccer field for 80 minutes and still have energy to spare. I know, I know, quit living in the past. However, it wasn't the past I wanted. I wanted to feel good again. I don't know if any of you have felt what it is like to run and run and it doesn't feel painful or hard, it just feels good. That's what I wanted. Needless to say I was ready for a change. So Beachbody came into my life because I needed it, AND wanted it. And it has been sweet. In my opinion, there is no other company doing what Beachbody is. They are giving to the public videos like P90X, Chalean Extreme, and Insanity. These are work outs professional athletes do and it's available for us, TO DO IN OUR HOMES, or with friends. There are also videos that prepare you for the EXTREME ones because you know you have to start somewhere. I find that to be incredible. Not to mention you aren't left to your own will power. You can become a member for free and ask for advice when things get difficult. The diet part for me, is the thing I struggle with the MOST. I could work out forever, but when it comes to eating...I need all the help I can get. Okay so you know I love it and why. There's just one more thing...Beachbody has an opportunity that I am just bubbling over about, especially lately. I want to share with the world. So don't be surprised if I call you about it. All I ask is that you take a look. If that's all that comes from it I know I've done my part.

Beachbody has changed me, and I am passionate about it. I realize it's not for everyone, but I'm so tired of worrying about what others think. Because honestly I don't think anyone would fault me for sharing what I love, and what I think is amazing. I want people to have what I have and feel what I feel. I want to make a difference, and this is the way I'm gonna do it because it made a difference for me. 

Are the things you're doing right now to lose weight or get fit working for you? If the answer is no, then what is stopping you from making the change and trying something that works? I have thousands of transformations stories at my finger tips if you want the proof. Money is irrelevant because if you want something bad enough you find a way to get it. And if time is the issue, there is a perfect program you can do in 10 minutes. And if the answer is yes, could your fitness improve, could your eating improve? YES there is always room for improvement. So I challenge you to see what you're made of. Can you make the change? Because I guarantee if you do ANY of these programs, and you commit, you will see things happen for you that you didn't think were possible. Look at my online store and click on the shop tab, and see if anything looks interesting. If you want to know more about the opportunity email me at Just look I DARE YOU:)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


It has been a while since my last post. And since I have had a few reminders that I should do it more often, I decided now is as good a time as any, though a nap is calling my name. It's so very quiet in my home today, so I think I will take this blessing and roll with it.

I've had a few things on my mind that I would like to share. There is a quote from the book, "The Last Lecture" (if you have not read it, I highly recommend that you do). He says,"It's not about how to achieve your dreams. It's about how to lead your life. Lead your life the right way, and the dreams will come to you." So my thoughts have drifted to dreaming. There are some things that I have dreamed of that have come into my life, and others that still wait their turn, but I am ALWAYS dreaming. In the last few weeks I have had some epiphanies (did I spell that right?) I love it when these moments come. It's like all of a sudden something that has been said to me over and over and over, FINALLY makes sense. I feel this way in the gospel all the time. 

About 2 weeks ago I was able to teach gospel doctrine. I was thrilled! I would LOVE to have this calling, by the way, or even Relief Society teacher. It gives me an excuse to actually study the scriptures, something I must admit I don't take advantage of nearly enough. And I would be with adults, something I would also like to take more advantage of. I was nervous, of course, and said a prayer every few minutes in sacrament meeting. As I stood giving the lesson though I felt the spirit very profoundly. I know I learned sooooo much more than those I was teaching, another blessing.  I have thought about that particular lesson, well about Zion's camp in particular. These were men who traveled for the purpose to help those who were being persecuted in Jackson County, Missouri. They were prepared for battle and traveled 1,000 miles. They were promised if they did the Lord's will and stayed faithful, not a hair on their heads would be hurt. What a promise, right?! So they took the challenge with gusto, singing praises and so on, but as they traveled things started to become very difficult, and some of the men complained and were angry because of the challenges. Because of this they were chastened by the Lord, and some men lost their lives. And when they arrived just outside of Jackson County, the Lord reveals to Joseph Smith that they would not be going to battle and that they should return home. The true reason for taking this journey was to find those who had FAITH and had a true, and honest desire to do the Lord's will. Five months after the camp was disbanded, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and the First Quorum of the Seventy were organized. Nine of the Twelve Apostles and ALL 70 members of the Quorum of the Seventy had served in Zion's Camp. I know Heavenly Father knew who would be faithful and who would not, but the men who took this journey did not know where they stood until they took the journey. They faced this trial for their own good, to discover who they were. Heavenly Father already knows who we are. It is not Him who needs to know...  

Challenges have a very real and necessary purpose, most times we do not understand until it is all said and done. This is something I have been taught my whole life, and yet a deeper understanding of this concept has touched my life is such a simple way. 

I am a mother and I struggle very much with this particular challenge, but I am not the same mother I was 5 years ago, thank heavens. I am discovering who "I" am. I am also a dreamer and as I am taking steps to make my dreams a reality, I realize they will not come without some set backs, and thats okay. It is the set backs that allow me to see what I'm made of. I like that Heavenly Father thinks more of my potential than I do. It gives me great comfort to know that He's on my side FOREVER. There is no better advocate. Without challenges the victories would not be nearly as sweet! 

 I've decided in my room I am going to create a dream/goal wall so I can see it every morning. Especially for those mornings when I forget who I am, and what I'm made of:) And I want to lead my life the right way, so the dreams come to me.

Okay, that was a very serious discussion. Next time perhaps a little lighter... sheesh:) 

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Walking and Thinking

So it's summer and I have become a little more lazy than usual. My desire to exercise is on simmer, and the way I've been eating is not up to par. What is the deal?! I am still exercising at least 4 days a week, but I WAS doing 6. I think I'm getting bored. 

Yesterday, I decided to throw in something different than my usual routine. I went for a run. It was beautiful outside, and the perfect temperature. It felt great for about 10 minutes and then my blasted knees started to hurt again...GRRRRR! I hate that my body feels awesome when I run, but my knees start to object. So unfortunately I had to walk the rest of the way. I've never had knee issues before so it really stinks! But as I was walking I had time to think without interruption! This is something I need to make a habit of doing, oh and getting a bike is on my wish list now:) 

I was thinking about what I have accomplished thus far in my life, and also what I want to accomplish in the future. I can quite honestly say that the things I said I would be doing 10 years from now about 10 years ago, have happened, minus the bachelor degree, and the bustling career:). This makes me very optimistic for the future.  I do, however, have an Associates degree, and I am a full time Mother, so I figure that's halfway there, right? Because we all know mothering is bustling. I may not get paid for it, but I work my A%# off doing it! 

I know I do a lot of "venting" about being a mother, but I LOVE IT! I am the boss, which is really the only way for me. I don't like being bossed, so so far motherhood is the perfect career. I have some pretty irritating employees, but I continue to give them a description of their jobs and they do it with constant bickering, but the point is they DO IT! It's not all bad, though. They do some really great work, and they are the reason this company flourishes, so I don't mind giving credit where credit is due. They sometimes loathe their employer, but I know they appreciate boundries, otherwise they would have quit already. My Co-President is perfect. He keeps things in balance so when I lose my head, he always has a back-up. And I lose my head A LOT so we make a great team. Our company is growing so we plan on adding another employee sometime in the near future.  We are still accepting applications, which is my favorite part, so there's no hurry at this point. I am getting tired of the constant training, though. They keep me up half the night with all their "questions." I sometimes wish they would be a little more self-reliant, but as a good employer I see to all their needs, no matter what they are. I know when the training is finished they will become amazing CEO's. That is the whole reason why I started this company at such a young age. I planned on early retirement.

Yes I am happy. And I am still exercising , so I shouldn't be so concerned. I just desire a little change up now and again. And I think walking and thinking early in the morning is a good combination. I think I'll make it a habit, until I get my bike:) Then I'll ride and think, which sounds wonderful. 

I've also been dabbling with the idea of writing a book. I really enjoy writing, always have. It's a hobby I've let slide, but now I want to get back to it, and see what my imagination can come up with. Just that very idea is thrilling and exciting. We shall see. Until next time...