This is my first blog entry. I wanted to use it to share why I became a Beachbody coach. Since having kids, it has been difficult to get/keep the weight off. Thinking back to the year after my first son was born, I remember how discouraging it was to not fit into any of my work clothes when I returned to work 7 months later! This was despite going to the gym every other day and going for long walks with my dog. It wasn’t until my son turned a year that I finally got down to my pre-pregnancy weight – but that was because I had a stomach bug for 8 weeks (count ‘em, 8 weeks! Welcome to daycare! J) and that is NOT the way to lose weight. I looked and felt terrible. I kept the weight off but with the usual fluctuations. I swore that wouldn’t happen again when I was pregnant with my second son. I had some medical complications after he was born and became very anemic. This prevented me from getting back into the swing of things for a while.
It took about 2 months before I was able to go for walks with my son and my dog that were further than my block/road (whatever it’s called. I live in the country now but you can take the girl out of Queens but you can’t take the Queens out of the girl, I guess). The third month after he was born I started to go to the YMCA – Monday through Friday. They have child care for an hour and a half. This was great. I dropped my oldest off at summer camp, went to the gym to work out and get a shower!- This alone made it worth it, lol! I did this for 3 months before returning to work. But even after 3 months, I didn’t lose weight. I still didn’t fit into my work clothes. Not again! L
That is when my husband bought P90X. I was not intimidated. I used to be really fit. I was game! The first week went great and so did the second – I got up at 5am every day to push play. I remember I immediately lost about 4 pounds. Then the third week came and my son got sick. It threw my schedule off. I wasn’t sure what to do, start over, start from where I left off. Honestly, I don’t remember what I did but I do know that I got sick (hey, a family loves to share germs). To make a long story short, this happened for months! I never got through a round of P90X. However, I did feel stronger and I did see some tone. Somehow though, I stopped pushing play – it was probably a lot of things. Mostly my youngest son used to wake up at the crack of dawn. I mean, I have no problem getting up at 5am to work out…but to beat the little man I’d have to get up at 4am…and sorry, that can’t happen, lol!
For about a year or so I’ve had a Beachbody coach that I have been chatting with. I’ve been able to ask him questions about the workouts, tips for nutrition (starving is not an option with these workouts – we need to fuel our bodies), etc. and he’d check in with me to see how I was doing. It was good to hear that he was able to fit workouts in – he has two kids also. This year he started an accountability group for P90X. This was what I needed! I check in and let them know what I’ve been doing. Others do the same and it is helpful to hear that others are struggling with the same issues – sickness (oh boy has this winter been bad). I am at day 49 of P90X and I feel great. I’ve lost 6 pounds so far and as of day 30 I lost 2 inches off my waist. I’ll measure again on day 60.
So, this was a long story but I really believe in Beachbody products. I use Beachbody fitness routines (I can’t wait to start Hip Hop Abs and Insanity) and I drink Shakeology (love the chocolate and will be trying strawberry soon!) I want to help others achieve their fitness goals with beachbody the way I am right now!Katsquest webpage