Friday, February 13, 2015

MY Story

I've been involved with Beachbody for almost five  years now and my life has definitely changed.  
It was the spring of 2010 when my husband talked me into going on our first cruise.  Well as a mother of four and a grandmother, I felt sluggish, had high blood pressure, high cholesterol and was self conscious about the way I looked.  I wasn't necessarily overweight but I did need to tone.  So I got in touch with a wonderful Beachbody Coach and started P90X and Shakeology,  I hoped by summer I would tone a little and feel good about myself.  It was not easy at first, as a matter of fact it was very hard.  By the end of 90 days I was able to do the entire program.  I could not believe it.  I swore I'd never quit because I knew how hard it was to start.  Needless to say My blood pressure and cholesterol went down, My LDL Cholesterol went from 140 to 129, my HDL went from 71 to 86 (the higher the better).  I also lost a total of seven pounds and six inches. 

Fast forward to the following year and our next cruise, (we were hooked), I started and finished my second round of P90X  with the help of my Coach Casey and our accountability group.  Upon finishing my second round of P90X and still loving Shakeology I decided to sign up as a Beachbody Coach (inactive) in order to get cheaper Shakeology.  I love using Shakeology as a meal replacement.  It makes me feel awesome and has all the vitamins I need.  I can't remember the last time I have been sick.  Shakeology has also continued to keep me off blood pressure and cholesterol meds.   
Within the last two years I have continued to be consistent doing Beachbody’s other programs including Slim In 6, PiYo, P90 and 21 day fix.  I have also retired from my job and became an “active” coach.  This decision has kept me consistent, accountable, healthy and comfortable in my own skin.  I love and believe in Beachbody and all their products.  I want to help other people on their journey to health and fitness and share what works for me. 

No matter what your health and fitness goals are, don't let go of the dreams you have for yourself. Don't ever believe that something is out of your reach, because if you work hard enough at it, it is a possibility. Your Beachbody Coach AND Beachbody can get you there. Everything we do in life is a direct reflection of our health. The healthier we are, the more we can accomplish. I want you to accomplish something you've always wanted to do.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

21 Day Fix Upper Fix done today!!
I just wanted to share with you one of the exercises in today's workout.  This is the standing front raise.  In this video these are only 5 pound weights but it is still hard.

My meals were fairly clean today.  I had my shakeology for breakfast and a turkey wrap with spinach leaves and tomato for lunch.  Dinner will be a black bean chili.

Wishing you all a great hump day tomorrow.
21 Day Fix - Round 2

I am currently on round two of my 21 Day Fix! This program has done wonders in my toning. I have lost about 3 inches all around. The workouts have gotten easier, I have gotten stronger and no longer have to modify.  I also love the portion control meals.  This has given me the desire to eat cleaner and check out new recipes. I have added some new recipes in my "recipe section" of this blog.
I have a private free Facebook group where we check in daily with our workouts, water, and food. Any workout is accepted.  It keeps us all consistent and accountable. Contact me for more information.  Have a great day everyone!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

21 Day Fix Day 1

I started my 21 Day Fix program yesterday! The first workout is Cardio Fix and boy is that a great workout.  It is only 30 minutes long and guaranteed to make you sweat.  With this being my first workout in a while (because of the holidays) I did modify some of the exercises.  They have a wonderful easy to follow modifier.  I just love this program.

I also had my portion control meals and which kept me satisfied through out the day! I also had about 53 ounces of water.




Saturday, January 3, 2015


I'm Baaaaack!!! Yes, it has been a long time.  Last year seemed to have flown by.  I hope everyone had a wonderful, happy, healthy, successful 2014. 

I have continued on with my workout programs/coaching.  I finished the Beachbody 21 Day Fix and went on to do Tony Horton's P90.  I enjoyed both these programs although the 21 Day Fix ranks up there as one of my favorites.

We went on another cruise this past summer to Jamaica, Cozumel, and Grand Cayman islands.  We had a wonderful time and must say I felt more comfortable in my own skin than I have in a long time.  I am not perfect and will never look like those models you see in the magazines but as a 58 year old mother/grandmother I continue work on being healthy and fit.  

We will be starting another 21 Day Fix group on January 5th and I plan on sharing my daily meals and workout with you all.  I know back in 2011 when I shared my daily workout with P90X it kept me consistent and accountable.  If anyone would like to join me you can contact me here or on FB  I also have my own free, private accountability group on fb  called Food Fitness Focus where we share our workouts, recipes and give each of daily incentive to achieve our own personal goals. 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Continuing my Journey! Slim in 6 / 21 Day Fix!

Here we are starting our third week of February.  The weather in Texas has finally gotten nice.  I think it will be in the 70's today!!  :)   My husband and I went hiking at a local community center yesterday and it felt so good to be out in the beautiful sunshine.

In my last post I had mentioned that I would be starting my "21 Day Fix" when I finished my six weeks of "Slim in 6".  Well, because of the overwhelming response to this program they have had a backup in orders.  I should be receiving my "21 Day Fix"  by March 1st and I  plan on starting a "Fix"  accountability group then.  If you're interested in joining me contact me Sharon Ferone Anderson on fb or Twitter.

Slim in 6 "Burn It Up" is still a challenge to me!! I am working up a great sweat and feeling the pain! I am still losing weight and inches.  Currently I have lost a total of 8 pounds and 5 inches since January 1st. Being a 57 year old mother/mimi I am not physically or mentally perfect.  I have my imperfections and flaws but I cannot emphasize how much better I feel since the first of the year!  With me working out 5/6 times a week, eating right, (which includes my morning shakeology), and getting 6/7 hours sleep a night, I am mentally and physically stronger.

I am also thankful for my online Food, Focus, Fitness group!  This group has done so much to keep me accountable.  We are working hard to achieve our goals by  checking in daily with our food, water intake, and workouts which also helps to keep us all motivated.

My groups are fun, free and inspirational. There is no pressure or judgement.  Contact me if you are interested in improving you health and fitness.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Food, Focus, Fitness

Burrr, It's still cold here in TX!! I'm ready for summer.  Then again don't bring out the swimsuits just yet!  I'll be ready in a few months :)

As I said in my last post this is my year!!  I am currently in my last couple weeks of Beachbody's Slim in 6.  So far so good!!  I have been consistent with my workouts, eating, and water intake.  As of today I have lost 6 lbs. and 5 total inches.  I am Excited!!

I am still a member of my original Facebook accountability group but, have also branched out on my own.  My group is called "Food, Fitness, Focus.  Like my original group we have daily tasks and daily check-ins with our accountability.  

When I complete my Slim in 6 I will be starting a "21 Day Fix" group which is a fitness and nutrition program that helps you lose 6-15 pounds in 21 days. Each workout is about 30 minutes a day seven days a week.  The nutrition plan uses portioned food storage containers.  There's no weighing, measuring or calorie counting.  The best part is there is no food that is off limits.

I'm ready for my next challenge!!! Let me know if you'd like to join me! Have a great week!!

Monday, January 27, 2014

My 2014 health & fitness journey

Well here we almost at the end of January 2014.  Has everyone kept up with their New Years Resolutions?  I am proud to say that I have!!! I have been eating right, drinking right and working out.  This is my year!!  

Today will be day 21 of my Slim in 6, Beachbody workout.  With my consistency and accountability I have lost 5 lbs. and a total of 4 inches since the first of the year.  Also, my legs and arms are getting toner.  I am so proud of myself!!

I have been a part of an online accountability group where we check in daily on how we did with our diet and exercise.  I can't emphasize how much being a part of a accountability group helps.  It's is fun being with others who have the same commitment and goals not to mention meeting new friends.

February 1st, I will be starting my own accountability group,  This is an online group where people wanting to achieve their health and fitness goals get together and share.  It is a private group.  There will be simple tasks given daily and you will check in with your workouts, water intake, and diet for the day.  There is also a prize given at the end of each month.

If you're interested in joining my group let me know I would love to have you!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Slim In 6 Day 15

My Journey for this year has continued in a good way!! I have been consistent with my Slim in 6 workouts and it has gotten easier.

This program consists of three DVDs.  The first dvd is "Start It Up" a 30 minute moderate intense workout.  For this first week Debbie Siebers introduces the strength and cardio moves.  You continue to "Ramp It Up" a 45 minute workout for the second and third weeks, and then "Burn It Up" a 60 minute workout for the last three weeks.   This program uses resistant bands and dumbbells for the strength training and targets your arms, hips, thighs, and abs.

I am currently in the second phase the "Ramp It Up" dvd and in only fifteen days I have lost three pounds and a total of three inches.  My main reason for this workout is to tone and I am already noticing some toning and difference in the way my clothes are fitting.

Tonight I start the last phase which is "Burn It Up".  I know this is going to be harder, but I am looking forward to the Challenge.

My goal is to finish this program then move on to P90X, continue to drink 60/70 oz of water daily and eat clean.

This is a lifestyle change for me!
If you'd like to join me with my workout I would be glad to have you!!