It started for the discount (doesn’t it always?). 25% off of Shakeology and all other products? Yes, please. I said I wouldn’t tell anyone unless I was asked (ha!). Then, I started using the 21 Day Fix…and I simply could not believe that no one had thought of this earlier. It was everything I needed as a busy new mom. And the portion controlled containers? GENIUS. As I started to get results, I began to see the value just in that program alone. The 21DF is not the first Beachbody program I’ve tried-but it is the first one where I’ve committed myself to
1. Drink Shakeology daily and
2. Join a challenge group on FB to hold myself accountable…
So it’s no surprise that this is the first Beachbody program to give me BIG RESULTS (down 22 pounds and counting!). And as if that wasn’t enough, I started to see the people on my team slowly earning enough money to leave their jobs. And I thought…WOW. What an opportunity to do something I love, and be able to spend more time with my sweet little baby.
Did I have objections before I signed up? ABSOLUTELY! My two big ones were:
1. It’s too expensive. Yes, Shakeology is pricey…I completely understand. What I’ve found is that it’s about priorities. I would spend $3-4 a day just at Starbucks, or I would go to Target and somehow spend $75 when I only had one thing on my list. I 100% believe that Shakeology helps with my cravings and is feeding my body superfoods every single day. I feel SO good about myself now, that I can’t even put a price on that!
2. Is this a pyramid scheme? Yes, I asked this. No, it is not (those are illegal). Beachbody uses a network marketing business model. For more info on that, you can use Google or check out the book Go Pro (great read!).
Other than the great programs and results that Beachbody continues to provide, there is more that I love about the company!
-They do not alter or Photoshop their before/after photos in any way. I could go on and on about this, but basically-what you see is what you get. REAL RESULTS.
-As a coach, you don’t have to hold any inventory. And you can CHOOSE who you want to work with. It is essentially your business to do as much or as little as you would like.
-The company focus is on ending the obesity epidemic. You cannot live in America and deny that we have a problem! People need help in this department. I needed help in this department!
-Beachbody promotes personal development, first and foremost. I love this, because I was actually looking for books to improve my professional skills before I even began my coaching journey. Some of my favorites so far have been The Compound Effect, Go Pro, and Go For No.
-No one will ever tell you this is a “get rich quick” business (if they do, RUN). The only thing I have heard from the leaders on my team are that it takes time, consistency, and passion. Helping the most amount of people is the goal!
I could keep going, but instead I will just say this. I used to sell make-up for a company that I won’t name, and as much as I tried, I could never muster enough enthusiasm to be truly passionate about it. I would do makeup parties and I felt awkward, nervous and sweaty. But you know what I realized years later? I hardly wear any makeup on a daily basis!!!! That company didn’t align with my personal values. But fitness and nutrition is something I have been interested in for the last 10 years, if not more. I am certainly not a salesperson, and I feel uncomfortable when people say that I am “selling” Beachbody products…because I don’t think of it that way. I am offering people a solution to their problem…and there are many solutions out there. This is just the one that I have used and that I believe works best. There is nothing more rewarding than helping someone achieve a goal that they so desperately want. The best way that I can sum all of this up:
Beachbody has given me a vehicle that I didn’t know I needed, for a passion that I’ve always had.