What Beachbody Coaching Means to Me:
I joined Beachbody as a coach in February of 2013 and it has completely changed my life. When I joined I had a 4 year old little boy and a 2 month old daughter. We were living on our friend and family’s couches because our home had caught fire in January. My husband had recently started a new commission only job, bring in very little money, and I was not working. We had basically $0 income with very little in savings. I dreading going shopping for groceries or simple needs at Walmart, and very rarely went. Forget spending money on anything we didn’t NEED, in fear of that dreaded DECLINED screen flashing at me. We found ourselves saying, “We can’t afford” often. We were borrowing money from family. My husband was doing odd jobs, in the little free time he had, just to keep our heads above water. I even sold 1/2 of the things in my closet just to help make a little extra money for us. Anytime someone gave us a gift card or money for a birthday gift or christmas we would just use it for food or other needs. There I was, spending my nights awake with a colic baby who screamed for hours, for no reason, and my days wide awake, but so tired, playing with my 4 year old trying not to let on how lost and depressed mommy was. My husband traveled a lot for work and I was home alone most days/weeks by myself with the kids. It was hard and I had lost myself. I went from being independent, incredibly fit and jet setting around the world to just “mom” who’s only identity was found in that of my husband and children. I was “Val’s wife” or “Quin’s mom”. I was no longer “Lauren”. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE being a mom and a wife but I wanted something that I could identify with as well. Maybe that sounds selfish to some but I would just cry myself to sleep at night after the baby finally went to bed. I was miserable with my body, my marriage was stressed and had very low self esteem. I tried very hard to hide that from the rest of the world for the sake of my kids and just our family appearance in general. I wanted to take the pressure off my husband so he could be happy and be home with us more. Going back to work wasn’t in the cards and made 0 sense since we would be paying out what I was bring in to put 2 kids in Day Care and I wanted no part of going back to work or allowing someone else raise my children. I was, we were, in desperate need of a change.
ENTER BEACHBODY! I emailed my friend, Brandi Botts, who I knew would understand exactly how I felt, and asked her for help. She had started as a Beachbody coach almost exactly 1 year to that date, was doing really well in her business and she looked fantastic. She had invited me to do the Ultimate Reset and I was finally ready to take the plunge. I decided to just sign up as a coach and see where it went so that I could get a discount. Well, anyone who knows me knows I can’t just do things “half way”. I got started that night. I took the few gift cards and cash that I had just received for my birthday and a little bit of money from the saving we had set aside for the kids, under the condition that I paid it back with interest within the first few months. I bought the Ultimate Reset challenge pack and dove in head first. I started reading all the materials and learning about the business. I got so fired up and felt so empowered by all of the training calls and success stories. I spent every moment I could, while doing dishes/driving/laundry, listening to the personal development and team training calls. I was officially determined to NEVER say “We can’t afford” again.
I am now a Star Diamond Coach and I am helping so many other people realize their potential in so many different aspects of their life. I and happy to say that I am back in my pre-baby shape and am making 5x per WEEK what I made in my full time job, when I was working one. It is so incredible to me and I am so happy that I made the decision to CHANGE my family’s life. My marriage is better, not because of the money, but because I am happy. We have learned so much from the training and personal development about how to be better together and to work as a team. My kids are happy because MOMMY is happy. It is hard work and there have been many sacrifices that have been made but I KNOW that it is all worth it for our future. It is no more of a sacrifice then those who work a part time or full time job away, from their family, to make ends meet. I just have the benefit of working from home, on my time, around my own schedule and I make a full time income…above and beyond what I ever though I would be making for our family.
I was approached about the opportunity in 2012 and at the time it was just not the right thing for me and I will be honest. I was a skeptic. I was afraid of a network marketing opportunity because I had tried that before and it never panned out for me. I though it was all just a sham. Well…I could not have been more wrong! Beachbody has changed my life and the lives of my family. What are you going to do to change your life? Are you WILLING and READY to make a change? Lets chat.