Friday, July 10, 2015

5 Ways Beachbody Mentally Transformed my Life

5 Ways Beachbody Mentally Transformed my Life - Real Beachbody Transformation - Beachbody Facts
I am happier than ever! 

When you think about a Beachbody Fitness Transformation, most people are always looking on the outside, and we tend to forget that there is a lot of things going on inside as well. Here's an example, one day I was shopping at a local Whole Foods market and someone noticed my P90X shirt.  This shopper proceeded to ask me if I finished the program, I said yes. He then said, let me see those ABS!

This actually happens a lot, and I totally get it. People are visual, and they want to see physical results. But it's not really all about that. There are a lot of people who I coach who have had great results on the inside, and are not even half way done with their physical results. And here's the thing, I don't think anyone is ever really 100% finished with their transformation, mental or physical, because we all have the opportunity to always better ourselves, would you agree?

Going through a health and fitness transformation journey is tough. There are a lot of things to think about such as, "Wow, this is hard! Do I really want to be doing this?". Or, "I just worked 14 hours today, I'm tired, maybe this workout thing is just not for me!".  I could've used any and every excuse in the book to not get the results that I achieved when I completed the P90X Challenge back in 2010, but what kept me going was my daughter. I was not only doing it for me, I wanted to be healthy and fit for my daughter so that I can live long enough to see her live a wonderful life. I was also sick of feeling miserable, I just wanted to be happy! Anyone relate?

My P90X Transformation

It's all mental.

I have participated in some hardcore endurance races that have really tested my physical abilities, but more than that, also my mental grit. It is the mental grit that makes a difference whether you give up or not, because the bottom line is that you may feel that you can't run or do that extra rep, or if you are a Beachbody Coach, you may have struggles with inviting people to a challenge, but if you focus, and get your mind right, you'll be surprised on what you can achieve. Did you know that the strongest muscle in your body is your brain? Yup, so train it right, and you will get amazing results!

Here are 5 Ways Beachbody has "Mentally" Transformed my Life:

1.  Better Food Choices - Without the discipline of making proper food choices, I would not be able to see the results that I acheived. Shakeology has curved my cravings for junk foods, and has helped me open my palate to a better world of clean eating. Instead of eating for pleasure these days, I have learned to eat in order to fuel my active lifestyle. Don't get me wrong, I love to splurge every now and again, but the Beachbody Lifestyle has taught me that moderation is key, and I would definitely take running up a mountain with my daughter over a piece of chocolate cake any day!

5 Ways Beachbody Mentally Transformed my Life - Real Beachbody Transformation - Beachbody Facts

2.  Understanding My Limitations - Overtraining was something that happened a lot when I first began my health and fitness journey. I wanted fast results, so I worked out hard and unfortunately was not focused on proper form. During my challenge, I learned that it is more about quality, and not quantity. I learned to listen to my body, set aside my EGO, and use modifications when the moves began to get a little tough. I was able to get better results by pacing myself through the program, and just showing up. It was all about doing my best, and forgetting the rest, and this is what I encourage all of my new challengers and coaches on my team to do in our online private accountability groups.

3.  More Energy - With proper nutrition, consistent workouts, and learning how to humble myself with smart rest and recovery, I have gained so much energy. It feels good to be able to play a full game of soccer with my nephews and not get winded, especially at the age of 44. Don't be that person that says "I'm too old to do that", be the person that says "Is that all you got?" =) Because age is truly just a number.

5 Ways Beachbody Mentally Transformed my Life - Real Beachbody Transformation - Beachbody Facts

4.  Happiness - I cannot begin to tell you how much happiness I now have because of working out and eating healthy. I used to think that the only way for me to be happy and forget about my daily stress was to grab a drink at the bar with my so-called friends. The Beachbody lifestyle has changed my whole outlook on life, and I cannot imagine doing anything else. "I don't want to be happy" ~ Says No One Ever! =)

5.  Ability to Lead - Most people do not know this, but I am 100% introverted. I do not enjoy big crowds. I don't handle stress very well. I have no interest in being on stage! I'm not a fan of recognition. And I just don't like socializing! ------> That was how I used to be. Oh, I still consider myself an introvert, but I have taught myself through consistent PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT to mesh and do what it takes to achieve my goals, and it has proved to be the right decision for me. Getting out of my comfort zone has always been tough for me, but the one thing that I can say helps me with that, is the fact that I have a loving daughter that needs my support. I have a family that I love and want to do a million things with. I have a coach team who looks up to me. I want to travel and see the world. I want to be a missionary and help the global community in a meaningful way. I never imagined that one day I would be leading my own coach team, and creating leaders, but it just happened. That is how a simple Beachbody transformation can literally change your life, physically and mentally.

5 Ways Beachbody Mentally Transformed my Life - Real Beachbody Transformation - Beachbody Facts

So at the end of the day, when push comes to shove, I force myself to get uncomfortable. Life is too short not to live your life, and I plan to make the rest of my life, the best of my life!

5 Ways Beachbody Mentally Transformed my Life - Real Beachbody Transformation - Beachbody Facts

Thank you Beachbody =)

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