3 workouts a week.
5 Shakeology's a week with picture proof.
Sounds like easy enough goals, right?
In my experience when most people start a new workout program they go all in... for about 2 weeks. Seriously, they workout every single day. They eat no sugar, no gluten, no dairy, blah, blah, blah. While that is great, it often is not maintainable long term. So, I encourage people to be realistic about their game plan.
The first snag is the workout. It is better to workout 3 times a week for 3 months than it is to workout 14 days and then stop for 3 months. Right? I'm sure some of you reading this have been there. It happens to all of us.
Another snag most people run into is not fueling their body right. They crash diet or quit everything or drop to a ridiculously low amount of calories. That's not healthy either. Shakeology feeds your body 70 foods/superfoods that have a higher nutrient balance than anything we can find here in the States. Why is that awesome? Well, when our bodies have nutrient dense foods, they are able to stop craving the wrong foods, have higher energy, and seriously help the gut.
The other main snag is accountability. You already read about how many people fall off after 2 weeks. I'll give some of us credit and say that we make it 3 weeks. Why did we fail? Either discipline, accountability, or a simple reward could have saved it for us.
-Discipline is showing up even when you don't want to. Use the 5 minute rule. Push play for 5 minutes and if you still want to quit, you can, but most likely since you already started you will keep going. Getting started is often the hardest part.
-Accountability is where your friends and coach, aka me, come in. We get to help you on the rough days. We get to cheer you on when you did an extra pushup or dropped a pant size. Knowing you have support can mean the difference between skipping a workout or sticking to the plan.
-Rewards can keep you focused when everything else fails. I often set a reward like a new workout top for a 30 day program or a new pair of fancy yoga pants for a 90 day program. It keeps my chin up and keeps me moving.
So, that's why I'm pumped about the Beachbody Health Bet. You have realistic goals for workouts, nutrient focus for food, and the reward is money. So far, the pool is $1.5 million. For any person who logs those 3 workouts (doesn't have to be Beachbody) and 5 Shakeology's with pics for the 4 weeks between September 5th and October 2nd, you win money.
If you already have Shakeology and I'm your coach and you want to try this version of accountability and reward, send me a message or email. firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have been thinking about when to get started, now is the time. I've got you. Send me an email and we will get you signed up. Our most popular challenge packs are all on sale this month, so estimate around $147 after tax.
If you already have a Beachbody coach and it's not me, send them a message. I'm sure they will be happy to get you set up!
We are in the middle of prep week right now, so you have 4-5 more days before we start. Let's do this!