Healthy Foods Options to Pack for your Flight

We made it! Officially back in Cali after a nice trip back to my Pittsburgh house. Three weeks flew by! 
We experienced so much while we were back in Pittsburgh but I’m not going to lie- it’s a challenge to stay on track with your workouts and nutrition while you are traveling.
Lucky for me, I have some very supportive friends and family who help keep me on track. We started the trip with a visit to 724 Fit Club.  If you are in the Pittsburgh area, I highly recommend that you check out the free workouts in the area (also check out 412fitclub.com)

Post Workout Glow


Melanie teaching us Core Synergistics

After living in California, I forgot what it’s like to have…weather lol It pretty much rained the entire time we were there and when it wasn’t rainy….it was hot and muggy. That makes outdoor activities a bit more challenging- so you have to get creative. A couple runs around the block, some hiking and most importantly…I have a gym set up in my basement. Nice and cool down there =)

Home Gyms RULE

Since it was Jay’s first trip to the city, we had to do a little sight seeing and exploring. 




Heinz Stadium- Home of the Steelers
Sunset on the River

The whole purpose of the trip was to see the fam and support my lil sis as she graduated from Ohio State University. That meant a three hour drive to Columbus- we packed our shakes for the drive but then I ended up eating a not so healthy french toast brunch. Wish I could say it was delish and worth it….not so much. The important thing was we got to spend time as a family. Note to self: next time just get the chicken. Save yourself the tummy ache.

My niece and I enjoying the graduation
My sis walking back after GRADUATING! ACTION SHOT! lol

It was nice to get back to my house and cook something delicious AND healthy. Cooked some chicken on the stove with my fav seasoning- Mrs. Dash (get the flavors without sugar).Tossed some tomatoes in the food processor with garlic, onions, oregano and black pepper. It completed the chicken quite nicely. 


Taking “Eat like a Beast” quite literally lol

There is that saying- You are the average of your 5 closest friends. Soooo logically, it makes sense to surround yourself with people who you want to be like. Do you want to be healthy? friendly? ambitious? successful? 
Find people like that and make them your friend! Before we left Pittsburgh, I felt like it was very important to spend time with my Beachbody family and the people who have made my success possible. They inspire me, encourage me, support me.
We decided to have a little picnic/get together and really celebrate WHY we are doing this…to spend time with our family, to live the life we want, to feel good and spread our message of health and fitness so that others may get more out of life.
It only made sense to hold it at a local park where we could enjoy the beautiful outdoors and let the kids (and parents) run and play.

Quite possibly the coolest playground/castle I have ever seen
My Beachbody Family 
Bombshell Picnic
Surround yourself with people who support your dreams


I was sad to leave! Thank goodness for Facebook because I lovveee my girl talk and staying connected with everyone. Flying is so hard because it’s kinda stressful, you can’t really move around and their are a lot of rules you have to worry about. The airport is the WORST because you are bored and surrounded by temptation. 
Hate to say this…but I have to watch myself because I’m known to eat when bored. So if you have a long flight ahead of you, make sure you plan and prepare yourself.
Our flight was first thing in the morning, so before we left the house we made sure to eat a healthy breakfast and drink plenty of water. Since we were traveling with my cat, lil Miss Sydney girl, I wanted to get to the airport extra early just in case. Ever miss a flight? It’s traumatic! I missed one last year which set off a chain of events, putting a major damper on my trip.
Sooo here we are, at the airport, two hours before our flight. Jay kept harassing me about getting Cinnabon and after smelling the freshly baked buns…it was starting to get to me. But I had this thought….

Don’t give up what you want most, for what you want now.


So we skipped the Cinnabon, went to the local airport coffee shop and asked the girls to blend our Shakeology for us. She just charged us for the milk and banana ($3) and we were on our way with a DELICIOUS, filling and healthy meal. 

Happily on our way without adding empty calories!
In flight nap is a must!

So let’s get to the food! Some great snack options that you can take on your flight:

  • Cheese Sticks
  • Greek Yogurt (Get 0% and add fruit and/or Stevia)
  • Carrot Sticks
  • Celery
  • Granola
  • Shakeology Packets  (have a coffee place mix for you on your layover.)
  • Fruit
  • Beef Jerky (look for lower sodium- look for locally made)
  • Baked Pita Chips
  • Nuts
  • Turkey Sandwiches (Tomato, mustard)
  • Energy Bars (look for lower sugar and try not to go over 200 calories)
When they come around with beverages- opt for water. Sodas and juice can tack on a couple hundred unnecessary calories.

Lay Over in Chicago


Tracking our flight in progress. I love technology!

Happy travels! What are some tips and tricks you use while flying or traveling?


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Sweating for the Wedding

It’s official…I’ve caught the wedding bug! Why do women love weddings so much?

It’s not about a big ring or an extravagant party…it’s about the feelings, emotions and experience you create with the love of your life, your family, your friends…all of the people you hold in your heart. 
It’s about feeling absolutely radiant inside and out, celebrating your love and being able to share that feeling, to express yourself as a couple and as individuals, and to create memories that will last a lifetime.
I will agree that there is a HUGE emphasis on women getting married and dreaming about their wedding day…oddly enough…I never went through that…no “dream wedding since I was a lil girl…BUT I’ve always been absolutely enamored with the dress/shoes (duh!) 
The older I get, the less important all of the details are to me (I’m even surprised to say that). 
Never the less, I’m been totally obsessed with David Tutera’s “My Fair Wedding”  He is such an artist/visionary! 
He has a gift for really LISTENING and creating a masterpiece. His work is stunning and while the centerpieces are gorgeous…it’s MORE about the WHY behind the choices and the feelings the evoke for the couple and the guests. Truly Magical!

Anywhoooo the REASON I’ve been bitten by the Wedding fairy is because my very good friend is going to be tying the knot this November! They have the most precious 3 year old! I feel very honored to be a part of their special day.

Lindsay is a word smith so I have to share how she announced the news. You can just FEEL their love for one another radiate!

For those of you who know me… You know, I have the world’s most SUPPORTIVE partner in William Hodges. 3.5 years ago, after we had our daughter prematurely, with a severe brain bleed… and simultaneously acquired insurmountable medical debt because of it… He never faltered. After I became depressed working as a bartender and quit without any notice and decided to pursue a career with Beachbody

 (with no guaranteed income), STILL his love for me never wavered. He stood by me at my worst… and believed in me when there was NO track record of success. I can truly say I would not be where I am at today WITHOUT him! A wedding has seemed to be “in the works” for years… and has always been pushed back for one reason or another… Waiting for the “Perfect circumstances”… Well, Last Saturday, on our way to church in FL for the very last time… I heard a whisper that said, “There will never be a perfect time… You have to CREATE it.”

and so… I HAVE. In 86 days we will be boarding the Carnival Dream with some of my TOP COACHES, who just happen to be some of our BEST FRIENDS… (and now some of our immediate family, London included of course)… and I will be marrying MY PRINCE CHARMING and thee most amazing daddy in the entire world at one of our stops in the Isla Roatan at the GORGEOUS Pristine Bay Resort! (exactly 90 days in counting!)

Love you SO MUCH Babes! Can’t imagine my life without you!!! 🙂 ♥ 

 Not only do we get to help celebrate the next step in their life…but we get to do it in the most incredible/beautiful location! Cruise…beaches….BIKINIS! You know what that means….


Time to get my Body Beast on! Day 35 and I am feeling stronger! A little soft around the middle but everyone has been saying that…and I will lean out once we get the the Lean Phase of the program. This just gives me ALL the more motivation to complete this workout and stick to the nutrition guide (without a doubt the hardest part!!!) I really wanna do Les Mills Pump next. Gotta love the accents.
I’ve never been on a cruise before so I want this to be the trip of a lifetime! Cozumel, Belize, Isla Roatan, and Costa Maya!!! They are calling my name!

i want to look STUNNING in my bridesmaids dress- seriously, sometimes you just never know what you’re going to end up with as a bridesmaid. Lindsay has allowed us to have creative control and I stumbled upon this GORGEOUS little number! 
I have the patience of a 5 year old so of course I had the shipped expedited! I opted to stick with the color in the picture and changed the hand made flower/sash to Ivory to match Lindsay’s dress!

I have about 11 weeks to get in shape and rock a bikini with my girls! You KNOW we are going to want to take a TON of pics so I need to be ALL over this! Help me stay on track!
Follow me on Instagram and pleaseee send encouragement! lol @KatiHeifner

I also LOVVEEE Facebook so if you want to join one of my challenge groups, shoot me a message on there! (www.facebook.com/kheifner)


How to Treat Your Business Like a Business by Barbie Decker

Ahhh I’m so excited to share this with my team. What can I say about Barbie Decker? Besides being incredible…Elite…Top 10 Coach….hilarious…no nonsense…well spoken..independent. Very honored to call her a friend.

Miss Barbie Decker

I am ALWAYS learning from her and I was completely re-charged by her presentation in San Diego. When you own your own business, it’s very easy to get distracted on time wasting activities and stray from the things you should be doing (especially if Beachbody is a part time thing for you right now) I am sooo guilty of spending hours on Facebook looking at pics and not accomplishing ANYTHING! 

Hanging out after the event

If you want to actually grow your business by helping people- you need to hop to it and get to work! Two things mist happen:

1. have customers. Duh, right? So this means that you have to be adding contacts EVERY DAY and that EVERY DAY you are doing the activities to help you get people enrolled as customers and/or in challenges.

What are these activities?

MAKING CONTACTS either in person or thru Social Media

INVITING people to challenges or to look at coaching opportunity or to look at products (but challenges make it easy) and then to actually ENROLL THEM!. You can’t stay in the inviting phase. You have to CLOSE folks. Go through the stages. GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE by following up. Rinse and repeat

and you grow your business by

2. SPONSORING. You must sponsor at least two coaches a month if you want to HAVE A REAL BUSINESS vs a little extra income. You can’t make success club without sponsoring a coach, so according to BB 1 coach is the minimum. That’s the minimum to hit SC, but it’s not the minimum to grow a real business in my opinion. Now, a new coach may not be expected to sponsor two a month, but you are not new coaches.

So, I INVITE YOU to set the standard to TWO A MONTH at LEAST.

Get it?

And one more thing: If you commit to it, your brain will find a way to get it done.

Watch her presentation below! You may have to “Like” Jenny first- she was nice enough to record this https://www.facebook.com/CoachJennV


Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Or go watch on Facebook here
Part 1 – https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=3694385952874
Part 2 – https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=3694412593540
Part 3 – https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=3694519636216
Part 4 – https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=3694595518113
Part 5 – https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=3695559902222
Part 6 – https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=3695590662991
Part 7 – https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=3697176022624
Part 8 – https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=3697236344132
Part 9 – https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=3697258144677

Protein Pancakes Recipe

Protein Pancakes!


Ingredients:


8 Egg Whites Beaten until Fluffy
1/2 Cup Cottage Cheese
1 1/2 Scoop Protein

1/2 Cup Oatmeal uncooked
1/4 Cup Wheat Germ
1/4 Cup Ground Flax seed
1 Tsp Baking Powder
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1/2 tsp Cinnamon

Place all ingredients in a food processor( except egg whites ) and blend until uniform. Usually only takes a couple of minutes.
Pour Blended ingredients into a bowl and add Egg whites
Fold until blended
Spray a small amount of olive oil & Cook both sides on Griddle until browned

 



Enjoy!


Variations:
If you want to spice it up a little, try adding 1/4 tsp vanilla to your batter! You can also add 1 Tbsp Flax Meal. Experiment with the protein powder- you can also try using Chocolate flavor if you’re feeling frisky.


Toppings:

Top with Maple Syrup (I go for the REAL DEAL) just keep your portions in check! 1 Tbsp is enough for me. 

You can also opt for sugar free maple syrup, honey, fruit, yogurt (I like Plain 0% greek yogurt mixed with Stevia), chopped walnuts, or nut butters (I like almond butter!) 


Get creative!


Comment below if you have tried this or share another awesome recipe!


For more recipe ideas- check out my recipe page 

What’s the difference between P90X, Body Beast and Chalean Extreme?

I’ve been getting a TON of questions about the difference between P90X, Body Beast and Chalean Extreme. Since I’ve done all 3, I thought I’d break it down for you =)
Duration of the Programs
  • P90X is 13 weeks long
  • Body Beast is 12 weeks 
  • CLX is 12 weeks long.  With CLX, you have the option to do an additional month or more of the lean for life phase, which incorporates workouts mixed up from all the phases!

Trainers – they are ALL amazing, inspirational, and motivational!
  • P90X – Tony Horton, a male trainer also created Power 90 and Power Half Hour.  He is hilarious and makes the workouts entertaining with his little one liners!  Very motivational and pushes you to your max!
  • Body Beast- Sagi Kalev has been a bodybuilder since he was 16. He credits a 4-year tour of duty in the Israeli army with teaching him the discipline, focus, determination, and respect he brings to his bodybuilding training. He pursued a fitness modeling and acting career & has won two “Mr. Israel” titles. While he teases the other guys during the workout, he’s very supportive and with you all the way. Sometimes he’s unintentionally funny which is super endearing.
  • CLX – Chalene Johnson, a female trainer, she is AMAZING! She is one of those people with  unlimited energy and spirit! She’s got a ton of other programs like Turbo Jam, Turbo Kick and Turbo Fire.
P90X Results
Concept – P90X and Chalean Extreme both use the concepts of muscle failure and muscle confusion. Body Beast uses Dynamic Set Training. 
  • Muscle confusion – you’re mixing up your workouts every few weeks to a month so that your muscles don’t get used to the same workouts.  It’s great, plus, you don’t get bored with the same old workouts over and over again!
  • Muscle failure – you are working so hard and pushing your muscles to the max during these workouts, lifting heavy at low reps.  You want your muscles to fail by the 8th-12th rep so that they then build themselves up stronger to do more the next time you work them.
  • Dynamic Set Training is a specific sequence of sets and reps which maximizes the muscle’s time under tension with the goal to exhaust the muscle and to recruit more muscle fiber. Dynamic Set Training is also designed to help enhance your body’s own testosterone production. Testosterone is the primary hormone responsible for developing muscle mass. The more testosterone the body makes, the faster it grows. 
Schedule
  • Both P90X & Chalean Extreme have 3 days of resistance training, and 2 days of cardio.
  • P90X though, includes a 6th day of yoga.
  • Body Beast is divided into 3 Blocks
  • Block 1: Build (3 weeks, 6 days, 1 day off) – a strong foundation is built, physically and nutritionally
  • Block 2: Bulk (6 weeks, 6 days, 1 day off) – your size begins to show, your body is growing
  • Block 3: Beast (3 weeks, 6 days, 1 day off) – cutting up, getting chiseled up, getting ready for competition
Body Beast Results
Phases
  • All have 3 phases that last 1 month each.  In all 3 phases, both P90X & CLX use the same cardio workouts, it’s just the resistance workouts that change up.
  • P90X – phase 1 and 2 use the same leg/back workout, but the other 2 days of resistance have different workouts in each phase.  In the 3rd phase, you basically alternate weeks – workouts from phase 1 in the first week, then from phase 2 in the second, and so on for 4 weeks.  P90X also has a recovery week in weeks 4, 8, and 13.  Recovery is yoga and a core workout and some kickboxing – it’s not recovery in the sense you would think though!!
  • CLX – has 3 phases, burn, push and lean.  Each month incorporates totally different resistance workouts than the other phases.
  • Body Beast is divided into 3 Blocks
  • Block 1: Build (3 weeks, 6 days, 1 day off) – a strong foundation is built, physically and nutritionally
  • Block 2: Bulk (6 weeks, 6 days, 1 day off) – your size begins to show, your body is growing
  • Block 3: Beast (3 weeks, 6 days, 1 day off) – cutting up, getting chiseled up, getting ready for competition
Resistance Workouts
  • P90X’s are 1 hour long each.  There are a lot of pushups, pullups and chinups.  You typically work one muscle group at a time.
  • CLX’s range from 30-45 minutes, push being the shortest, then burn, then lean.  In burn & lean, you’re working more than one muscle group at a time.  For example, you might do bicep curls while doing a lunge.  In Push, you’re only working one group at a time.  And CLX resistance workouts have breakdown sets.  These breakdown sets are 3 reps you do after you’ve done the move to really break down the muscle and build it back up with lean muscle.  TOUGH!  You do pushups, but no pullups, and there are not nearly as many pushups as you have in P90X.  But her’s are super effective still!
  • Body Beast workouts are 30-50 minutes long. You focus on one body part at a time.
P90X Results
Cardios
  • P90X – They’re an hour long.  Cardio X is exactly that, an extreme cardio workout.  Plyo X is jump training and intervals and drills…all moves can be modified if jumping ain’t your thing!  Kenpo X is an hour long of martial arts/kickboxing type moves.  Great stress reliever!
  • CLX – Burn Intervals is a 45 minute workout.  Alternates between cardio/plyo drills and light weight/high rep strength moves.  Burn it off is a 30 minute w/o with short bursts of cardio/plyo drills.    (CLX does have an upgrade package that would give you a few more cardios like these so you can mix it up)
  • Body Beast-  A highly new-school performance-oriented cardio workout to not only help cut you up, but to increase your ability to get bigger. I was shocked at how intense this 30 min workout was! You use lighter weights all throughout the workout, but don’t be fooled…it’s a beast!
Yoga vs Recharge
  • Yoga is the P90X workout, it’s 1 1/2 hours.  It’s tough, but a great workout!  Everyone hates it at first, but give it a chance!  It’s 1 day a week.  It incorporates some ab moves too.
  • Recharge is CLX – it’s 20 minutes long and it’s yoga moves, but more of a stretch workout.  You do this on the same day as Burn it off.
Body Beast Results 
Ab Workouts
  • P90X – AB RIPPER X baby!  This is a 16 minute long crazy ab workout!  It’s tough, but it WORKS like no other ab workout I’ve ever done!
  • CLX – comes with 2 ab workouts.  1 is 10 minutes long, the other is 15.  The longer one is a little harder!  (Upgrade package comes with 1-2 more ab workouts – 1 is using the stability ball!)
  • Beast Abs-  11 minutes long! Ab work is here for more than looks. A strong core helps you lift heavier weight safely and helps you improve your posture. You end the workout by spelling B-E-A-S-T with your legs lol 
Equipment
  • For all programs, you’ll need a range of weights.  I personally have the bowflex select tech weights and LOVE them!  You can also use resistance bands in P90X or Chalene.
  • P90X – you’ll need a chinup bar, or a resistance band that you can use to modify chinups.  You also may want pushup stands so that your wrists don’t both you during pushups, you don’t need them though.
  • Body Beast- you will want to invest in a bench or stability ball, chin up bar. Check out this post for the equipment
  • I recommend getting the Chin Up Assist and Workout Gloves
I can’t say any is better than the other!  They all work and I have the results to prove it! I’m only 4 weeks into Body Beast but already seeing improvements.
  CLX may be a little less intimidating for someone just starting out because the workouts aren’t quite as long.  And for a lot of people just starting, the hour or more can be too much.  All programs have modifiers, so that is not an issue. 
P90X has different schedules you can follow – the lean schedule is a bit more cardio focused and may be better for people just starting out, while classic schedule incorporates all resistance workouts.  You’ll see results with either P90X schedule though.  
Look at your goals…


Body Beast is aimed at muscle gain- pure bodybuilding. You do Dynamic set training to get big.
P90x is designed for overall fitness- allows you to improve your strength, endurance, power, mobility, cardiovascular, health, and achieve muscle growth. The goal is function fitness: to be able to move better and become more athletic. 


For guys I think P90X reminds of me of Brad Pitt in Fit Club and Body Beast would be like Thor lol
For girls…Im almost one month in. The scale hasn’t budged but Im def a lot stronger. Im in the bulk phase now and I saw a couple girls say their quads are getting bigger. You do a build phase, build phase, then the last 30 days you get lean and cut. 
Chalean Extreme Results
I LOVVEEE Chalean Extreme- that use advanced circuit training-combining upper body/lower body/ and core moves to help you build lean muscle. it also has 3 phases burn/push/lean. Love love love this workout- she pushes you to lift heavier. the focus isn’t on getting big- it’s all about getting lean tight toned sexy muscle

Whatever your goal, take the leap of faith and GO FOR IT! It’ll change your body…and change your life =) 

 
And the newest addition to the Beachbody Family:

Beachbody Success Stories!

Day 24 of Body Beast!!! The days are just flying day by! Usually when I get to this point I need to revert back to my “why” and check out some success stories to stay committed.

Ever start a workout program and find that 2-3 weeks in you haven’t lost any weight? you’re working your butt off…literally…and the scale doesn’t reflect that?

I TOTALLY relate! Right now, the scale hasn’t BUDGED….but I KNOW Im gaining muscle because I’m lifting significantly heavier than I was. But still…it’s annoying!
I’m about 8 lbs heavier than I was in March…for a number of reasons. I felt like I kicked butt getting ready for the Bahamas trip…then I kinda let things slide. In the craziness of traveling, adjusting to a new place, adjusting to a lot of life changes, enjoying summer…I over indulged quite a bit.
The important thing is I am on track and keeping the faith (this is where I break out into song & dance)

Last night I watched Extreme Weight Loss- wow! that show makes me cryyyyy! I’m just incredibly amazed at the people who battled with emotional issues, ate themselves (almost) to death and were able to PERSEVERE and overcome. The girl I watched last night lost over 200 lbs!!! Her beginning weight…356! That would make THREE of me! 

If she can do it, I can get back to my goal weight!!! It reminded me of Richard- in Vegas we were honored enough to be able to watch two people with life changing stories win $100k EACH! 

 


I’ve had a very inspiring week and I am ready to CRUSH IT!

Sunday Grocery Shopping and Prep Day!
I need one of these!!!! Now which color?
Updated my Bucket List
I have my health, love what I do, have great friends and an awesome team, and get to spend everyday with the man I love 
Reunited with my Juicer!
Eating Healthy while traveling is hard! but not impossible! Staying awake on the plane however…IMPOSSIBLE!

Spa Day Sunday Egg Yolk Hair Mask

Ok so I’m posting this a little late but I wanted to share because I love trying new things and I wanted to get your feedback if you’ve ever tried this…

Egg Yolk Hair Mask 

Do you have dry, brittle hair? Losing hair from stress, age, etc? Need a great weekly deep conditioner that’s super cheap and super easy? Want shiny, healthy hair?
Rich in proteins, vitamins and super- nurturing fatty acids, egg yolks won’t only make your hair softer, shinier and healthier but help you to grow it long as well.
Simply separate egg yolks from whites. I used 4 because I have SUPER long hair.

Gently beat the egg yolks with 2 tbsp of olive oil. You can dilute the mixture by adding 1/4 cup of water.  Scoop up a small amount and run it through your hair. I did this with my head over the bathtub. It can get a little messy!  

Slowly and thoroughly massage this mask into your scalp. 


Give your hair and scalp 15 to 20 minutes to absorb all the needed nutrients.  You can wrap yourself up in a showercap (I think this is the best option and they are super cheap- check TJ Maxx or Marshalls) or use plastic wrap. 

Rinse out thoroughly.

Ok so this was the first time I did it and didn’t notice TOO much of a difference, but I hear that over time it really makes a difference so this is on my list for next Sunday.  
PS I’ve been using the Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask for 3 weeks now and that stuff WORKS!!! My pores are smaller, skin feels smoother. Definitely a win and totally worth the $6!

Why Do People Sign Up as a Beachbody Coach?

WooooEeeeee! It was a BOMBSHELL WEEK! Lots of new lovely members to the Bombshell Dynasty! I just want to give a BIG warm welcome to this ladies. They all have huge hearts and big plans for the future. What is that Oprah quote about surrounding yourself with people who lift you higher?


I have truly been blessed this week because I have lots of friends lighting a fire under my booty and pushing me to go after my dreams ❤ 

Ever meet someone who just oozes Bombshell qualities? Beth Helbley is bombshell inside & out!

She’s been working 50 hrs a week to pay for school! She understands hard work and the importance of self discovery & goal setting! Her passion is helping people become a better version of themselves! Soooo excited to have her as part of our family!!!

Erica Stein is a total GO GETTER! She never ceases to amaze me. She is working on her future NOW. There is something special about people who realize the power of their dreams and their ability to help stretch others to their full potential. 
After spending two hours on the phone with her, I know she is going to work hard to drive others to succeed. Annnnd how cool is this…her family owns a turkey farm in PA. All organic, all natural =)  

I am so ECSTATIC to welcome Kasey Wooten She is one of the MOST amazing woman I know!! She continually supports, encourages and uplifts everyone on the team!
She gets fired up about making people feel good about themselves, has a huge heart & takes the time to value the the little things in life. She is a passionate RN student, loving wife, and dedicated mommy of cute lil Payton! Sooooo happy to have you on the team!!

 
Ashleigh Severson….What can I even say about this girl…ok I can’t do it justice…just go to her blog and read her last post….WOW! http://ashleighseverson.blogspot.com/

And lastly….we have a guy! Kevin I want to send a BIG congratulations out to you and Miss Stephanie!!! I can’t wait to find out if you are having a boy or a girl!!! I wish you two all of the happiness in the world. True soul mates! 
Soooo why do people become coaches? Everyone joins the business for a different reason…and we are all in different phases of our life. 
My initial reason for signing up was to get the discount and be accountable to the workouts. Then changed…and my passion became paying it forward to help others achieve the same success. The possibilities are endless. As I have progressed in my own goals, I realized that I could really make my passion…my FUTURE. I’ve been blessed to make this my full time job (dream come true!!) so THANK YOU everyone for supporting and believing in me!
But it’s not all about me! 
Here is what my team said when I asked them WHY they signed up!!!
Beth: “I have several reasons why I wanted to become a coach. I always want to strive to be a better person and become a better version of myself and I know that with beach body that is possible. I love that as a coach you can make a positive impact on peoples lives. I can’t think of a better feeling that because you cared and pushed somebody you helped them become a better version of themselves as well. I’m looking forward to actually completing a full bb program and be an example for people in my life. I also want to be financially free and financially Independent. I always want to love what I do, and I love that coaching is an opportunity I get to have.”


Lisa: There are a couple of reasons WHY I joined on as a beachbody coach. First is the aspect of money. I work full time, go to college and still struggle to pay my bills. I don’t want to live like that. I want to be able to live comfortably. I want to save money to buy my first home within the next two years. I want to be free of debt & to be able to pay off my student loan debt (or at least stop accumulating it). If I could pay cash for the rest of my college education it would be GREAT!!  Secondly, looking at people like you two (Linds & Kati)… You’re making a difference in people’s lives!  That is so inspiring to me. 
I want to be someone that people can look up to, someone that can help people better their lives. I look at my parents & some of my close friends & I know I want them to start leading healthier lives. If I can in anyway inspire them to do that I would be a very happy girl. Now to specifics. Financially I would like to be making an extra $500 a month within the year. (not sure if this is high or low as far as possibilities, but even that much money would make a huge difference to me). I want to be diamond by the end of 2013 🙂 I want to have my Mom signed on as a permanent customer & have her leading a healthier lifestyle. Tack my Dad onto that list too!  I want my credit cards paid off by this time next year. ok:) I will end my list here. Sorry it was so long winded!!”

Tara: “Congratulations on your dream come true of living in California – A crazy dream of mine would be to move to a beach somewhere in the Carolinas! But another dream would be to be able to be home with my daughter – I am currently a full time student so I do get to be home with her, I will be finished with my bachelors next December. But I would love to have a career doing something that I love, that doesn’t feel like work and get to be home with her. I want to have my cake and eat it too!  My vision – no one has ever asked me that before – well right now we plan on getting out of the military in 2 years – and for a brief moment we will have to move back in with my parents *yikes!!* until all of our things get shipped back to the U.S. and we find jobs – ideally my vision would be to go back and buy our own house and I would love to be able to work out of my house and be able to support our family until he finds a job – I have big dreams and high expectations for my family – and I have always worked hard to achieve my goals – I’m really excited to become a part of beachbody….I don’t have unrealistic expectations but I know the possibilities are endless