Saturday, December 26, 2015

Why I am NOT Joining a Gym in January

Well, here we are, the day after Christmas. This is the time of year where we usually reflect back on our day filled with family and friends and remember the delicious food we ate and the memories that we made. Some of us round out the holiday season with a little holiday weight with the best intentions to make 2016 the year that we will lose the weight, take control of our health, and be bikini ready for summer. And we are REALLY dedicated on our New Year's Resolution for the first few weeks of the new year, but then it's April and we are back right where we started.

Knowing that the majority of people have the desire to lose weight at the New Year, local gyms run specials and promotions in hopes that people will take control of their health and fitness.

I used to join a gym (or try another system) every year  until I decided to LIFESTYLE instead of DIET.

There are three components that make up a healthy lifestyle: nutrition, exercise, and accountability. Your gym membership will give you only ONE of those components --- the exercise. But what about the other two? Nutrition is KEY to your success! The majority of your results will come from the kitchen, not exercise. And the accountability --- you know the thing that helps you go back after week three --- is a crucial component that gyms just don't have.

I have a solution for you that gives you the three components to a healthy lifestyle AND the support necessary after the New Year's Resolution hype and adrenaline goes away. Join a Challenge Group!

First, what is a challenge group?
challenge group is a closed, private online support group for people who are looking to learn the basics of a healthy lifestyle. It provides support, accountability, and motivation. In order to be in a challenge group, you need three things: (1) ME as your Beachbody Coach, (2) a Beachbody program that I will help you choose, and (3) Shakeology.

So here are my top five reasons as to why YOU should join me in a Challenge Group instead of joining th
e gym:

1. A Challenge Group takes the GUESSWORK out
By utilizing an in-home fitness program, you are given a program that was created by professional trainers and nutritionists. They have outlined for you which workout to do on which given day. No more walking on a treadmill or staring at the rack of weights, trying to figure out what to do! Also, my fitness program is mine forever. I get to keep the amazing program and everything that came with it! It belongs to me, not the gym!

2. A Customizable Nutriton Plan
Every Beachbody program comes with a meal plan that is easy to follow, customizable, and utilizes REAL food that is easy to find in your local grocery store. Also, with me as your coach I will provide you with sample meal plans to set you up for success right away in the kitchen.

3. No Commute
When I belonged to the gym, it was a 15 minute commute both ways. That is 30 minutes just in driving to the gym. By the time I would get a decent workout in, my total gym time with commute was pushing two hours. NOW, I workout in 30 minutes or less and never had to fight traffic, find childcare, or fight the crowd at the gym.

4. No Awkward Stares
Judgement is all around us, everywhere we turn, and the gym is not exempt! By working out in my living room during my kids' naps, I am able to really focus on what I'm doing and not have to be ogled at or judged. The only one witnessing my flexibility (or lack-there-of) and yoga poses are my curtains.

5. Support and Accountability
The gym is a great place to get a great workout, as long as you stick with it. If you are anything like me, you are really good at going to the gym for about a week, and then you fall off of the wagon. The support and accountability that my coach and challenge group provided me was what got me into the best shape of my life. The group members picked me up when I failed and triumphed with me when I succeeded. They pushed me and helped me turn my healthy week into a healthy life.

So are you ready to take the plunge and give a challenge group a try? I have a group kicking off on January 4th. Let me help YOU make 2016 YOUR year!!

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