Busy Mom uses Beachbody Home Workout Routines to lose 102 Pounds!

Amy T Before PictureAmy T Before PictureThis next success story is great because she is like so many other busy Moms I know.  As a mother, it’s tempting to put the needs of everyone else above your own.  But Amy Tupper realized one VERY important fact…she was a role model for her children.  Like it or not, they were going to model her behavior.

But Amy had been overweight most of her life, and she wasn’t sure what to do. Amy said…

“I was not happy with the way that I looked, and yet I wasn’t sure what to do about it. I wanted to be able to do things without feeling self-conscious about the way I looked doing it.”

I know so many people who can relate to that.  Why let something that you can change (like your weight) hold you back from living life the way you want to live it?

Amy then found Beachbody home workout routines.  She was first introduced to Kathy Smith’s Project You home workouts.

“It looked like a great program. It was varied. It had cardio, weights, yoga, pilates—also came with a nutrition portion, which clearly I needed as well. I decided to order it. It came in the mail. I sat down, looked through it, and decided, ‘I’m going to do it.’”

It wasn’t a walk through the park for Amy.  With two little children at home, she had to get creative about incorporating a home workout routine into her life.  She would workout when the kids were sleeping, or with a baby in the playpen next to her.  If they needed her when she was in the middle of her workout, she would pause the DVD and then continue with it a few minutes later.

I always recommend to anyone who has problems finding the time to do their workout…GET CREATIVE!  Especially if you have little children.  Maybe have a special toy that they ONLY get to play with when you are working out.

If you have any tips, PLEASE leave them in the comments!

Amy was rewarded for her patience, persistence, and creativity!  She became a Beachbody raving fan (I can relate) after completing the Project You Type 2 home workout routine.  She went on to do several other programs, including: Power90, Slim in 6, and ChaLEAN Extreme and ended up losing an amazing 102 pounds!!!  She’s now working her way up to Shaun T’s Insanity home workout routine.  Go Amy!  :-)

If you ever wondered if home workout routines worked, it’s stories like Amy’s that prove that YES…they do work…IF you do the work involved!

Together we’re better!
Judy

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Results may vary. Exercise and proper diet are necessary to achieve and maintain weight loss and muscle definition. Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program. Team Beachbody does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Team Beachbody Coach Opportunity. Each coaches income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence, and skill. See our Statement of Independent Coach Earnings for the most recent information on the actual incomes of all our coaches.
Judy has been an Independent Team Beachbody Coach since January of 2007.

Getting Motivated to Lose Weight and Get Fit and Healthy

Do you remember a time when you were motivated to lose weight?  All of a sudden, you hit a point where staying as you were was much more painful than the changes you needed to make to change.  Maybe you saw a picture you were in and didn’t even recognize yourself. Maybe someone made a rude comment to you about your weight, or maybe you couldn’t play with your kids without getting out of breath.

Whatever it was that got you thinking “I MUST lose this weight”, embrace it!  It’s in our moments of frustration that real growth appears!

But let’s face it, weight loss isn’t easy.  If it was, everyone would be at their perfect weight. You need a continual stream of motivation to continue.  I always tell the people I coach that they need to develop their “WHY” and envision themselves achieving that lifestyle.  You need to just close your eyes and think about what it will be like to be at your perfect weight.  What will you look like?  How will you feel?  What will you be able to do?  And you need to do that daily!  Doing it several times a day is even BETTER!

It doesn’t need to take a long time, but you need to make it feel REAL!  Believe it or not, your mind cannot distinguish between what is real and what is vividly imagined!

This is the first step in successful and lasting weight loss!

What’s the second step?  Belief!  Even if you’ve tried a thousand times in the past, you have to believe that this time will be different.  How do you do that?  Well, one way of doing it is to find others who have done what you have done and realizing that if they did it, then so can you!

One of the reasons I was drawn to Beachbody is because the community is full of people who have done just that!  Right now, they are starting the process of voting for one woman and one man who will each win the quarterly transformation contest (and $10,000)!

These people have all worked hard and have changed their lives!  Now if that isn’t motivation, I don’t know what is!

Starting tomorrow, I’ll be posting a few transformation stories and videos every day.  I hope you can find someone you can relate to and who will motivate you to make the changes you need to make to be a healthier YOU!  :-)

If you just can’t wait to view all of the success stories who are in the running for this $10,000, then you can get a free Beachbody account by clicking here!

Judy

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Results may vary. Exercise and proper diet are necessary to achieve and maintain weight loss and muscle definition. Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program. Team Beachbody does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Team Beachbody Coach Opportunity. Each coaches income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence, and skill. See our Statement of Independent Coach Earnings for the most recent information on the actual incomes of all our coaches.
Judy has been an Independent Team Beachbody Coach since January of 2007.

Tips to make it through the P90X Ab Ripper X routine

Ab Ripper XI bought P90X in late 2006, and started it for the first time in early 2007.  It was TOUGH, but one thing I remember most was how hard the P90X Ab Ripper X (ARX for short) routine was.  At the time, I was going through this life changing experience with over 100 other people.  We had gotten together on the Beachbody message boards and agreed to hold each other accountable.

When I started having trouble making it though ARX, I asked others “Wow…how are you getting through the whole thing”?  I had the advantage of MANY other people going through the same experience, and got many tips.

On February 1, 2010, I started a round of P90X after doing some other Beachbody programs during 2009.   As I was doing Ab Ripper X this morning, all of those tips kept flooding back into my mind.  Thank goodness!  I’m much better now than I was in 2007 when I first did it, but YOWZA…I needed help!  :-)

So, it seemed appropriate to blog about this so that I could share the tips with others out there who may be  struggling.  Remember, the struggle will make you stronger, but here are some tips to help you through so that you keep showing up!

  • The number one tip that helped me the most was “remove your sneakers”.  Just that little bit of weight will make a big difference.
  • Keep the remote next to you and press “pause” if you need to.
  • Even if you don’t pause the DVD, you can still take breaks.  For example, last week I set a goal to do 15 oblique V-ups per side (Tony and the kids do 25).  I do these with good form.  Your goal may only be 10…or 5 in the first week.  This morning I had a goal for 20 oblique V-ups per side.  I only made it to 18.  That’s okay.  I’ll continue to set my goal at 20 this week, and when I’m doing that easily, I’ll shoot for the whole 25!
  • On any of the exercises where I am on my back, I lace my fingers behind my back, and place my hands beneath my butt.  This helps me to keep my lower back pressed into the floor and takes the pressure off of my lower back.
  • Those mason twists at the end are KILLER, aren’t they?  If you notice, Tony and the kids have their feet off of the ground.  Start with your feet on the ground, and just do the twisting motion.  When you feel like you’re ready for more, do 10 with your feet off of the ground, and then place them on the ground for the remainder.  Keep extending that until you can do all 50 with your feet off of the ground.

Those are the tips that got me through last week!  As I progress towards my day 90, I’ll need them less and less!  :-)

Do YOU have any tips on getting through P90X Ab Ripper X?  PLEASE leave a comment on here and share them with us!

Judy

P.S.  I’m not a personal trainer, so it’s important to know that these tips are only through my own personal experience as an “X”er!

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Results may vary. Exercise and proper diet are necessary to achieve and maintain weight loss and muscle definition. Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program. Team Beachbody does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Team Beachbody Coach Opportunity. Each coaches income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence, and skill. See our Statement of Independent Coach Earnings for the most recent information on the actual incomes of all our coaches.
Judy has been an Independent Team Beachbody Coach since January of 2007.
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