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What’s wrong with the before?!

What’s wrong with the before? It broke my heart last week when someone commented on my transformation that if that was my rock bottom picture, they were drowning.

Why? Because I’ve felt that way so many times too.

It’s so easy to look at a picture and physically compare your bodies to someone else. I spent YEARS of my life wishing my body were different, smaller, more of this and less of that.

But know what’s really difficult? Looking at a picture and determining someone’s mental state. The biggest part of my transformation over these past 7 weeks hasn’t been my body.

It’s been my mind.

I’ve gotten stronger.
Pushed past things that years ago would have destroyed me.
I’ve rebuilt my desire to fight.

There is quite a bit I will never share on my social media but amidst the stuff I hide is many of the triggers behind my downhill spiral.

Reality is I lost myself over the past year and the half and this program was the first thing to give me my life back.

What you can’t see in the first picture is the insecurities I felt. The sadness inside. The feelings of hatred for where I was in life.

That’s where the real transformation took place. No longer broken. No longer sad. Finally FREE. All because I made one choice to say YES.
And you have the power to make that same choice.
Because true transformation starts in your mindset.
Transform your mind. Transform your life.

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Transform your LIFE

It is TERRIFYING to share these all over again.

Reality is earlier this year I hit rock BOTTOM.
I wasn’t working out.
I was more depressed than I had ever been. 
I couldn’t gain control over my nutrition.

I was a failed coach going through the motions, and when I was first asked to be in the test group for our newest program I ALMOST TURNED IT DOWN.

A common theme that has shown up in my life….
I didn’t feel WORTHY enough to do it.

I didn’t deserve to be chosen. I was the crossfitter who happens to be a beachbody coach. Who was I to get this incredible opportunity?

I decided I had two choices, I could turn it down, nominate someone else and let the opportunity pass me by OR I could do something I have the hardest time doing.

I could put myself first.
Show up confident and proud.
Give every piece of my heart and soul to this program.

Thank goodness I said YES. This is my 6 weeks progress and I’m still going.

Fitness has always been THERAPY for me. But this time it was more.

I committed to changing my mindset. To showing up on the days I didn’t want to. To see things through, not just for myself but for ALL of the people watching, who I would take with me on this journey in the future.

I fought anxiety.
Depression.
Negative voices.
Urges to cheat.
Obstacles along every step of the way.

But one thing I learned….
These at home workouts actually work 😉

That and I had everything already inside of me that I needed to transform my life… what I was missing was the motivation and words I needed to hear every step along the way. Shaun Blokker thank you for gifting that to me. 💛

P.S. Link to our prep group is in the comments! Hop in if you’d like to check it out. Please only those not working with a coach 🙂

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TRANSFORMATION

This Dress.

It was the night before I left for our annual coaching event.

This dress wouldn’t even zip. 🤦‍♀️

I sat on my bed and cried because half of my dresses in my closet no longer fit.

I was headed to a conference for fitness coaches and here I was depressed and feeling the least bit fit.

2017 was not the best of years.
2018 started like a B**** and I struggled with depression worse than I have ever experienced.

I felt like a fraud and struggled to share the true honesty behind what was going on.

Not anymore. 

Excited to share my transformation, truth, and transparency all over again. 💛

Life will never be perfect and neither will I be, so at least I can be honest.

Transformation AGAIN is possible. Starting from the inside out. 🌻

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Have your Cake and Abs & Booty Too!

Soooo excited for our newest fitness and nutrition program! Just in time for the busy summer months. 

Introducing…. LIIFT4
4 days a week.
30-40 minute workouts.
A nutrition plan designed for life AKA wine & chocolate included.
Long term sustainable results.
Have your cake & abs & booty too

Try it out totally free (no catch) and then it’s up to you if you want to dive all in and create your best transformation yet.
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🔍You’d get to be a part of my exclusive test group to create your own AMAZING results along with access to an 8 week fitness program, meal plan, support, prizes and more. Email me  [email protected] with the subject line: LIIFT to lock in your spot.
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So what is LIIFT4?!

This is a no-nonsense combination of weightlifting and high intensity (HIIT) cardio to build muscle and lose fat. The moves are based on classic weightlifting techniques that let you isolate, stabilize and focus each rep on the muscle group you’re working.

Every workout ends with a core routine for even more results! There are no gimmicky moves, no overly complicated routines and no opportunity for boredom because you’ll never do the same workout twice. Get it DONE in just 4 days a week, 30-40 minutes a day, 8 weeks total.

How does this work? Will I really get results from only 4 days a week?

Because you’re only working out 4 days a week, Joel makes every second count during each workout; they’re structured to keep you lifting on pace and constantly moving, while timed rest periods allow you to catch your breath before attacking each set.

Joel believes if you train smart you’ll never overtrain. Three recovery days a week give muscles time to repair so you can push harder, lift heavier, and get better results faster.

There are two phases for maximum results: For the first 6 weeks, you’ll build, cut, and define your body, followed by 2 weeks to burn through calories and fat, revealing your ultimate physique.

And since a hardworking body needs fuel, we’ve put together a LIIFT4 Nutrition Guide to make sure you’re getting all the protein, nutrients, and healthy carbs you need for your best results. Results2 Results4

When does it get released?

This program will officially launch to the public on October 1st. BUT if you decide to opt in to my EXCLUSIVE test group you can gain VIP early access to the program. Registration opens June 11th and the program launches July 16th to VIP members.

What Equipment Do I Need?

All you need is a set of light, medium, and heavy weights (depending on your fitness level), or you can substitute with resistance bands which is great for travel, especially during the summertime.  You’ll just need about a 6×6 space to get this program done.

What intensity level is LIIFT4?

The intensity level of LIIFT4 is high. Whether you’re weightlifting or HIIT training, the breaks are short and Joel continually pushes you to do your best.

This is an intermediate to advanced program, but don’t let that scare you. There’s a modifier you can follow for every workout.

Tell me about the LIIFT4 Program and Nutrition Guide

The LIIFT4 Program and Nutrition Guide features simple, back-to-basics nutrition with common sense guidelines that facilitate muscle building and fat burning.

The BEST part is, you can still have a life — the plan includes an optional “treat day.” There are no gimmicks, no complicated recipes. Just five easy steps designed to deliver serious results.

What nutritional supplements do you recommend for LIIFT4?

First and foremost, Joel also wants to make sure you drink your daily Shakeology. Each superfood packed shake has a healthy blend of ingredients, including high-quality proteins, probiotics, and essential vitamins and minerals.  New changes to your diet or exercise habits can increase the demand on our bodies. Shakeology helps your body get more of the nutrients it needs every day.*

To take your workouts and results even further, he also recommends he performance-enhancing benefits of the Performance line to your daily routine. These supplements can help you get the most out of LIIFT4.

  • Energize will gives you a boost to help push you harder during your workout.
  • Hyrdate is made with a fast-absorbing combination of water, carbs, and electrolytes that replaces what’s lost through sweat and can improve endurance.
  • Recover post-workout and Recharge before bed provides you just the right proteins and phytonutrients to help speed recovery.
  • Looking to build some serious muscle? I’d recommend adding Creatine to the mix as well! *

I’m in!!!! How do I get started?!!

You’ll have a few different options to get started!! They’re good better best!! *already have BOD, message me and we can chat options! There’s something for everyone!

READY TO GO ALL IN?!

 

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The MEGA is for you!! This package has everything you’ll need for the full 8 weeks of the program. This includes:

  • VIP Early Access to LIIFT4
  • Annual Beachbody On Demand membership
  • A 30 Day Supply of Shakeology
  • 2 Tubs of Beachbody Performance™ Recover
  • 1 Tub of Beachbody Performance Energize
  • 1 Tub Beachbody Performance Hydrate
  • 2 Tubs of Beachbody Performance Recharge
  • LIIFT4 Program & Nutrition Guide, Calendar, and Weight Progression Tracker (printed + digital PDF)
  • 2 Resistance Bands and 2 Band Handles
  • Shakeology AND Performance Shaker Cups
  • Core Comfort
  • Mat Foam Roller

All for only $445 USD.

Want to try out the Performance Supplements AND Shakeology but not commit for the full 8 weeks just yet?! 

 

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Try out the Deluxe Pack. This includes:

  • VIP Early Access to LIIFT4
  • Annual Beachbody On Demand membership
  • A 30 Day Supply of Shakeology
  • 1 Tub of Beachbody Performance Recover
  • 1 Tub of Beachbody Performance Energize
  • LIIFT4 Program & Nutrition Guide, Calendar, and Weight Progression Tracker (printed + digital PDF)
  • 2 Resistance Bands and 2 Band Handles
  • Shakeology AND Performance Shaker Cups

All for only $230 USD.

Ready to get started but on a budget?! 

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The Challenge Pack is for you! This will include:

  • VIP Early Access to LIIFT4
  • Annual Beachbody On Demand membership
  • A 30 day Supply of Shakeology OR 1 Tub of Beachbody Performance Energize & 1 Tub of Beachbody Performance Recover
  • LIIFT4 Program & Nutrition Guide, Calendar, and Weight Progression Tracker (printed + digital PDF)
  • 2 Resistance Bands and 2 Band Handles
  • Shaker Cup

This will be $170 USD.

ARE YOU IN?!! To get started or try out a FREE 30 minute workout please send me an email ASAP to [email protected] with the subject line: LIIFT4 or sign up for the free trial here!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

TRANSFORMATION

Coaching is not always cupcakes and sprinkles all the time 🍰
It can be scary to share your life with social media.
It can mean late nights, or getting up early and saying goodbye to Netflix time.
It means sharing your imperfections with the world and taking on judgement.

But it’s days like today that remind me EXACTLY why I do this. 🙌
Our ladies checking in with their final results from our 80 Day program made my heart so happy.

Things like….

💜Lost 17 lbs
💚Down 25 inches overall
💛Regained sooo much of my confidence
💙Clothes fitting nicely
💜No giving up like I have in the past
💛 I am finally comfortable in my own skin.
💚I have lost a total of 16 pounds and 20 inches overall.
💜I lost 25 lbs and 36.5 inches

And a special shout out to my coach Allie, who CRUSHED her 16 week journey. She committed 110% and the results show it. So proud of you lady 💕

You can do it too 👯 Always here 😘

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