Thursday, April 14, 2011

Small Successes (Vol 28)

Ok, I've had a few big things happen in the past week.

1.  Kevin talked me into entering the Million Dollar Body Game with Beachbody.  So, I submitted my before and after pictures along with my story on Thursday.  All this week, they will be reviewing entries and next week the ones who pass will move on to Facebook voting.  If you have an account, please click the Find Me on Facebook badge to the right and ask me to be your friend (I'd be delighted!).  That way you will know if I have made it through and you can vote for me every day until voting closes!!!!  The person with the most votes moves on to the next round in LA and the National Beachbody Coaches Summit.  Is this exciting?

By the way, if you are new to my blog, I should tell you I did this on my own, at home. No gym membership no personal trainer.  Just good old fashioned hard work with Beachbody workouts, like P90X.  My real secret weapon has been Shakeology.  It killed my cravings for junk and helped keep me on the straight and narrow. It's been so amazing that I've become a Beachbody coach so that I can help others feel like I do (for free).

2.  Geez, after that, what else can I say?  It's been a week of conquering fear for me.  I took the Turbo Kick Instructor certification training on Sunday.  Maybe you're familiar with Turbo Jam or Turbo Fire? This is the live class version taught in gyms and fitness centers.  If I passed (I think I did) I can be a fitness instructor.  Is that crazy or what?!  I can't believe I did that.  I was so scared when I left that morning for the class, but I just kept telling myself, "I can do it!" over and over.  At the end of the day, when it was time for the test, I said a fast prayer to the Holy Spirit and St. Sebatian (The patron Saint of athletes) to help me do my best.  I felt really good and I was smiling the whole time.  I almost cried during the test because I kept reminding myself of the amazing accomplishment I was about to have.  I kept telling myself, " You are doing so WELL! You are doing an awesome job!"  I seriously almost cried while punching and kicking!  I am so proud of myself. I can't believe the things I'm doing this year. I just can't!

3.  That's it. I don't have anything else to say other than I hope you are out there trying to overcome your fears.  Looking at it from the other side is so amazing!  Please remember to be my friend on Facebook and if I make it, VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!!  Thank you!!!

It's so very very important that we take the time to celebrate the big and the little things we accomplish. They are all important.  Go to Faith and Family Live and share your successes!!


  1. Way to go! I am starting to work out (on my own, sadly budget doesn't allow for gym membership right now) and that is so motivating!

  2. Your transformation is amazing! Way to go! You are so inspiring! Way to conquer fear and find new horizons! I am so impressed!
    Thank you for stopping by!

  3. Way to go. I would love to do something like that. I NEED to do something like that. Stopping by from Faith and Family. Hope you can visit me.


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