Saturday, November 19, 2011

Team Beachbody

Meet Heather Roy. I have known Heather for most of my life well into my early childhood. Last May Heather decided to make the choice to become an Independent Beachbody Coach. Honestly, I didn't think much at first but wished her much luck on her journey. She started out as a coach doing the program p90x and their Shakeology program. What I have seen in the 7 months since she has started this program is absolutely amazing.

I watched as Heather went from this


To THIS!


Absolutely amazing!

This was Heather on Day 68 of her 90 program, p90x


Up until this point, she had been using a chair for support. Today, she didn't need a chair at all!

And, this was Heather after finishing p90x


She looks amazing! She feels amazing! 

I want to look amazing! I want to feel amazing! So, I asked Heather about her journey and her decision to become an Independent Beachbody Coach and here is what she had to say:

When did you start this program?

I had started p90x may 16th 2011

What made you decide to become a Team Beach body coach? 

Once I saw the fast results I was getting in just my first month of p90x I knew this program was no joke, It really WORKS. I found myself talking to everyone about it, People saw my results I was getting and wanted to know how I was doing it. So at that time I realized that I wanted to help others get healthy and physical.

I know that you've always been active and took your physical health seriously (swimming all through school) but did something happen, did you start to "slack off" (like me! hehe) or you just wanted to expand and try something new?

I have always been pretty active, Not an athelete at all though. Once I had my 2 children, I had a hard time losing weight (and keeping it off). I was tired all the time, eating the wrong foods, not exercising and It just hit me one day when I had to go buy the next size up clothes to go on vacation. I knew I had to do something, I was not happy with myself any more. I was almost at the weight of when I gave birth to my son!

When you began on this journey did you think you would ever be where you are now?

When I began my journey to fitness it became very addicting because of the results I got so fast, and because of the support system that comes with the beachbody team, I really feel that is a huge reason I was able to stay so focused.

Having lost so much weight, feeling so good, completing a course of p90x AND onto the next round of insanity? I am constantly looking forward to what I'm doing next. I have things on my calendar all threw the 2012 year with different events I want to take part in, the programs I'm doing is a great training program for these events.

And correct me if I'm wrong, but I seem to remember, you've also been stamina training for running at this time also?

I hated running lol, but its another challenge for me. Now, I love running. That said, I'am not much of a fan of the treadmill. I love hitting the road, finding new routes. I just signed on to a team in town called "see moms run" next may our team will be doing the Mass reach the beach. It's 200 miles in 24 hours, a relay race. I'am excited to connect with moms in the area that share the same passion as I do.

What is Shakeology? Is this more of a healthier way to help the body rid itself of toxins or considered more of a weight loss method? (like slimfast?) 

Shakeology is both, it will absolutely help you lose weight, but it is a daily nutritional shake helps your body gently eliminate toxins more efficiently while allowing for better absorption of the essential nutrients you need. At the same time, whole-food ingredients deliver the essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals your body needs to curb cravings, allowing your body to shed stored fat while the more than 20 different antioxidants and phytonutrients help reduce free radical damage that can lead to heart disease, heart attacks, high blood pressure, and stroke.. I could go on and on about the health benefits of shakeology. I have it every day, I love it. I will say also, it will not give you gas or the runs or load your body with tons of sugars like other meal replacements do.

What is a typical meal day for you? 

I really try to stay away from things that come out of a box. I eat 5 times a day, each time I have protein, if I cant eat the protein iill drink a whey protein shake. I have my carbs until lunch after lunch I try to stay away from carbs. I dont really measure, I eat so frequently that I dont really get hungry. The protein is very important when doing these types of programs. Now onto insanity I have added in some extra carbs to get me threw the day. The only other supplement I take other than my shakeology, and whey protein is the results and recovery formula from beachbody. I started working out with out having bought it, a week into my program I was so wiped, was getting dizzy, so sore. I figured I had to try it. I havent looked back, that stuff is worth every penny! And its not that expensive, so thats a bounus.

Have your kids and husband said anything about this, have they noticed in a positive way anything that reinforced your ambition to continue?

haha, my kids tell me im doing it wrong. So I try to get up at 5am so I dont have anyone telling me if im doing it right or wrong lol. My husband is great. He wants me to be happy, he could care less if im a size 4 or 14 though. Im really lucky in that area. He just now has started to make a change in his eating habits, so I think im rubbing off on him, not that ive asked him to change what he eats.

Alot of people I've spoken to thinks that p90x is hard and usually give up. Can you give a brief description of your journey through it? I remember seeing that you were able to do pull ups unassisted by day 68, can you tell me how much a transformation your body went through? 

I think people that dont go through with the program are not working with their coach, Beachbody gives you a free coach, some are afraid to reach out to them. The coaches open you to a whole support system we will not let you fail. I could NOT do a single pushup when I started, so I was told to modify them. The coaches have tons of tips so you wont fail. I am constantly telling people different moves they can do at their level. You WILL get better. You're not supposed to be able to do these programs like they do on the tv right out of the box. And each time you repeat the program you get better, It never gets easier because you push yourself harder so it will continue to deliver results for the level you are at. 

In the begining, I spent a lot of the videos pausing, doing a small fraction of the moves that they were doing. What was in the back of my mind the whole time was, I had a friend of mine do this program before me, she was very similar to my build/height, so I knew if she could do it than I could as well! Seeing real people (not the tv informercial people) transform their bodies and their mindset with exercise and food, is very motivating! 

Finally, if you choose to share because this is personal, how much have you lost in total? 

Since starting my weightloss journey I have went from 188 to 138 . It's much more than that though, It's the muscle definition I've gotten. Women do not have to worry about getting bulky and "man muscles" I lifted the heaviest weights I could, and It helped me lean right down, I think I got there faster becasue I wasnt using the light weights. I did not bulk up though, women wont unless your taking some sort of supplement to do so.

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I've watched Heather go through this journey, I've seen her accomplish many things and transform her body, even her whole attitude about health, body image and weight loss in general. After a LOT of talks, and a lot of encouragement and support she has inspired me enough to where I have decided to become an Independent Beachbody Coach with her! I'm starting with the same program that she did, p90x and my target start date will be next Friday, November 25th. Just in time to rid myself of those unwanted lbs. from Thanksgiving! 

For the next three months I will be giving weekly updates about my progress and links with access to my personal Beachbody website and my Shakeology site. Stay tuned and wish me luck!

And, a personal thank you to Heather for getting my rear in gear doing what I need to do for a healthier me!



5 comments:

Tess Davidson said...

Hi! I'm a new follower from BloggyMoms. Your blog is incredibly inspiring and I love it! Can't wait to read your future posts.
Cheers,
Tess
inlovebythebeach.blogspot.com

Jenn said...

OMG!! This is such an intense program and the results are stunning. I've known people who have done it, too. Mike and I would like to do it but I feel like I've got to get in shape first....lol

Goof for u! :)

Jenn said...

*Good*

Lisa D said...

Jenn, I'm not in the greatest shape myself and I'll just say have some health issues that have been a challenge. So, I will keep you updated on how I'm doing withit. I KNOW I can do it though :) Gotta think positive!

Jenn said...

Yes you can totally do it. Can't wait to hear your updates! I am still interested myself, even if it takes me longer to get there.

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