Why I returned to Beachbody Coaching!

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I am bursting at the seams (literally since I'm pregnant haha) to share with you all that I am BACK to being a Beachbody coach as of last week!  This decision was a LONG time coming, and I'm so happy I was brave enough to join back into the community that I love so much. 

As many of you know, I became a Beachbody coach back in 2015 and loved it! I was helping people lose weight, get healthy, and find the strength within themselves to finally live the healthy life they've always wanted. But by summer of 2016, I let life and other stresses get in the way. I also wanted to focus more on my private practice as a dietitian (which I'm still doing!) so I decided to step back from Beachbody. Within a month, I immediately regretted that decision! There is just something about the community I am a part of (shout out to Team Inspire Joy!) that I loved and missed. Those ladies strove to be better people, and encouraged me to a be a better person as well. We were all still friends outside of coaching, but I missed doing Beachbody life with them (i.e. workouts, shakeology, motivational talks, inspiring books, and business trainings). 

I thought long and hard for MONTHS about joining back, and then got pregnant (wooo!) and has a rough first trimester of pregnancy. My hubby and I made a deal that I'd wait till I was feeling better to make a final decision. And on January 4th, 2017, I rejoined my teamof  Beachbody coaches and am officially open for business again! 

Being back in the beach body world has taught me two things: one, that I have so much potential inside me that I should not waste. God has gifted us all with special abilities and I firmly believe that my career as a dietitian plus my passion for health and fitness have brought me to the very place. I won't let fear or anything else hold me back from my bigger purpose! 

Two: being a part of a community of women that are striving to make themselves better physically, spiritually, and emotionally is what I need. I needed that boost of motivation to choose healthier foods for me and my baby, to work hard at my business, and to surround myself with women that I know will empower me to just be BETTER...to be ME. Life is short and we only get one, so why not do the things that make us happy? 

So what does life look like right now for me? Well; I am still taking private clients through my practice as a dietitian (see above for more info!) BUT I will also be starting up my free accountability groups and longer challenge groups (my bootcamps!) that I ranmonthly  as a Beachbody coach! To kick off my business, I am hosting a FREE 5 day healthy eating challenge staring next Monday, the 16th! This is what it entails and all you will receive, for free! 

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If you are interested in joining; or have any questions on how you can work with me, fill out the form below and I'll get back to you! I'm planning on making 2017 an amazing year and I'm hoping you will do the same! Don't sell yourself short on what you are capable of or what you are worth! Fill out the form below and we can start brainstorming ways to help you reach your goals and get healthier and happier! 

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INSANITY: Week 1 Results & Review!

For the past few months, I've been jumping between a few Beach Body programs. I've done PiYo, 21 day fix, CIZE, and some Beach Body On Demand (basically Netflix for workouts) programs. In the back of my mind though, I've always wanted to do the program I never thought I COULD do, which is the Insanity program.

My cousin gave this program to me a few years ago, back before I was a Beach Body coach. I couldn't even get through the warm up and felt so discouraged, so I just gave up and went back to my usual hour on the elliptical workouts. But, becoming a Beach Body coach about 6 months ago has increased my confidence levels SO much. I finally decided, on an impulsive whim, to take on this program, full speed ahead. And boy, am I glad I did! I am one week into the Insanity program and cannot believe the changes I am seeing and feeling in my body!

August 10th vs. August 17th! I see little abs popping out! 

August 10th vs. August 17th! I see little abs popping out! 

Insanity is basically an INSANE workout of non-stop drills, plyometrics, and strength moves that use your body weight the entire time. No equipment necessary, and you get a total body, interval training workout. This means your heart rate goes up and down, which provides you with the maximum conditioning workout in a short amount of time. Doing this keeps your fitness levels high and your heart working hard and strong!

So far, I am loving how I am feeling and what I am seeing. I've lost a few pounds, feel less fluffy, and am seeing definition in my abs for the first time since my wedding about 4 months ago. But what I love MOST about this program is that I am doing something that has always terrified me. I am terrified of failure, and I still remember that day a few years ago when I couldn't' even get through the insanity warm up and just threw in the towel. Today, I am up and doing this workout daily, and even though I am not getting through all of it, I am pushing through the fear of failure that I have had for so long. I get to decide to use that fear to FUEL me, and not to hold me back. I can't wait to see what these 60 days will hold for me! And don't worry, I will keep you all in the loop as I progress in this program! 

If you are looking for a workout program to conquer, I'd love to help you find one that is meant for you! We all have our soulmate workouts, and I firmly believe that any program will work, as long as you love it enough to stick to it from beginning to end! Shoot me a message through my Contact Me tab and we can get started on a free consultation to see which workout program would work best for you! DOn't let the fear hold you back, decide to USE that fear and show it who's boss! :) 

 

How has fear held you back in the past? What do you think you can do TODAY to take the first step in using that fear for your betterment and not your detriment? 

Mixing and Matching! Weekly Food & Fitness Plan

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Hello people!! I am back from a much needed weekend of no phone service and no electronics, out in the wilderness enjoying God's creation. My husband and I went camping with a few people from his work association this past weekend, and it was quite an adventure to say the least! It started pouring rain on Saturday and ruined our beach plans, but we did get some campfire time and braved the storm to enjoy a wonderful evening and Sunday morning! It was my first camping experience and while I enjoyed it, I have never been more thankful for my shower and bathroom than I was this morning! 

This week will be a busy one, but I am ready to take it full steam ahead! I really am excited to get back into my healthy eating routine after a chips and salsa and s'more filled weekend! I started the day off today with my Shakeology and planned an afternoon workout so that I could get to work earlier.

 

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After work, I'm planning on heading to the gym for a run/walk interval workout on the treadmill. I am driving STRAIGHT to the gym, because I just know that the minute I walk into our apartment, I will be faced with piles of laundry and unpacking and my OCD tendencies would make me pick cleaning over exercise. I want to get my workout out of the way before stepping foot in our apartment! Even though life can get busy, I always make sure to get my workout in during the day (preferably in the morning), because I just know I am a better version of myself when I workout. 

This week, I am mixing and matching some workouts and changing up my routine. I restarted the 21 day fix last week, and I am still going to incorporate those workouts, but I am going to add a few runs, and some more beach body workouts from beach body on demand! I know I haven't talked about on demand much, but it's basically a Netflix streaming version for fitness programs. All of the P90x workouts are on there, plus Chalene Extreme, Insanity, and so much more! I have grossly underutilized this amazing feature of being a part of the Beach Body family, so I want to play around with it a bit this week and see how many different workouts I can try!  Let me know if you are interested in trying out their different programs! It's such a great tool to get variety into your workouts! 

 

Here is my plan for the week!

Monday: run/walk at the gym

Tuesday: 21 day fix total body cardio

Wednesday: Chalene Extreme workout

Thursday: 21 day fix lower body fix

Friday: P90x3 workout 

Saturday: Beach body Super Saturday event! WOOHOOOO I can't wait!

Sunday: 21 day fix dirty 30

 

I am so excited to try the new workouts this week and keep to my tried and true 21 day fix workouts as well. Keep up with me on my Instagram to see how these workouts go and what I think of them! @tveen.verano 

As far as meals go, I am going to keep them nice and simple this week. I am planning by food group this week to make sure I get all my food groups in, while keeping my meals as healthy and EASY as possible. Healthy eating doesn't have to be complicated, and for that, I am grateful!

Proteins:

Shakeology

Cilantro Thai Garlic Chicken (recipe on my blog)
Grass fed taco meat

Eggs

 

Fruits/vegetables:

Salads

Grilled asparagus

Carrots/cucumbers/tomatoes

Frozen berries

Apples

Bananas

 

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Carbohydrates: 

Roasted potatoes

Rice

Oatmeal

Fruits/veggies count in this group as well!  

 

Healthy fats:

Avocado

Grass fed butter

Nuts

Sunflower seeds

Olive oil

 

Snacks:

No-bake Shakeology energy balls! This is a recipe I am experimenting with...coming soon! 

 

I am really looking forward to making this week a healthy one! My goals are to stick to my daily workouts and shakeology, keep working on being the best coach possible for my clients, cleaning my house, and staying connected to Jesus every day! :) 

What are some of your goals? Comment below, I'd love to hear! :)

Facing Your Passion: Why I Became a Beachbody Coach

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I don't even know how to begin this post expect for saying that my heart feels SO full. I am full of hope, fear, excitement, gratitude, and faith. This Saturday will mark 5 months of me becoming a health and fitness coach. I run online accountability groups to help people feel motivated and reach their health and fitness goals. This decision was a scary one, but I can honestly say that it is one of the best decisions I have ever made. 

I have never felt so full. I have never felt so close to God's plan and purpose for my life than I do right at this very moment. And it scares me like no other. But I'm deciding to face the fear and do it anyway.

Working and hustling to build this coaching business has been so rewarding. Don't get me wrong, it is stressful, provokes anxiety, sometimes keeps me up at night, and always has me questioning what I am doing. But, when it all boils down to it, the people I have come into contact with, the clients who have finally reached their goals with help and accountability, and the confidence I have found in myself to share my story, have been worth all of the anxiety attacks and all of the sob sessions I have had with my mom and husband over the past few months! (right guys??) 

Truth be told, I am a big talker. I used to talk about my hopes and dreams, but then sit back and stay in my comfortable little bubble while I watched other people reach for the stars, become successful, and actually fulfill their passion in life. On February 18, when I decided to be a beach body coach, I finally popped that safe bubble of mine and decided to step out into the world and face my passion head-on.

I have always known that I have a passion for good food, good health, and good movement. For goodness sake, I have a home video of when I was 3 years old doing my mom's aerobics workout videos in our living room! I used to wake up every morning and ask my mom what we were having for dinner because I. LOVE. FOOD. I know that God has given me this passion and He is finally giving me the strength, confidence, and opportunity to share it with others As a registered dietitian, my goal is to help those around me have a healthy relationship with themselves and with food, and to reach their health goals. With this coaching gig, I am finally doing what I am passionate about in an outlet that works for me. I have become passionate about making this fitness journey as easy and supportive as possible for people, while giving them the encouragement, the tools, and the community to make their dreams possible.

 

Have you let life go by without facing your passion? Don't live in that bubble anymore! I am so glad I got out. I am so grateful that I am able to serve people and be used by God, as imperfect as I am. If you have a passion for helping people find their health and have ever considered becoming a coach, please contact me! I would love to have you join my team and inspire you to inspire others. 

 

What do you need to be a coach?  

1. a passion for health 

2. a love for others  

3. embracing your imperfections  

4. a mind that wants to learn and grow 

 

That's it, right there. I would be honored if you contacted me to learn more about what I do, and about what YOU can start doing to begin living out your dreams! Email me at tveenRD@gmail.com, or use the "contact me" tab above to get in touch! 

 

PiYo Review: Sticking to something till the end!

 

I have been filled with such an incredible sense of accomplishment these past couple days. Yesterday I completed the two month PiYo program. I have never ever completed a workout program from start to finish. Even though there were ups and downs throughout the past two months, I did each workout every day and completed the program! 

 

 

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I am so grateful to God that, even though these past two months have been nuts, He gave me the motivation and determination to finish this program!! I am definitely going to incorporate PiYo into my weekly workout schedules because it has been the best thing I have ever done for my mind, soul, and my body. 

Let me first say that I used to hate anything low impact, and I especially did not enjoy yoga or Pilates. This program completely changed that for me! I looked forward to pressing play every single day, and I felt amazing during PiYo. So if you think you are not a yoga person, you should try this program because you may surprise yourself!  

I also got great results! The left photo is from week 3, and the right is from my final week, week 8! 

 

 

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I have never had definition in my abs, let alone the confidence to post my abs! This workout gave me confidence in so many aspects of my life. I finally completed a program in its entirety, which is such a huge confidence boost! I also became a beach body coach in the process, because I wanted to be able to coach others through this program so they can experience what I have. Now, I feel like I can do anything I set my mind too! 

To close, I know you all are interested in details. So here is it. I lost 10-12 lbs during PiYo, I stuck with the workout calendar, and I also added about 2-3 cardio days consisting of slow run/walks ranging from 20-40 mins. Most importantly, I stuck to a mostly clean eating lifestyle. I never starved myself, I did indulge on Easter and a few other occasions, and for about 80% of the 8 weeks, I ate whole, real foods, lean proteins, tons of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and a good amount of healthy fats. Nutrition is the most important part of the entire equation! We cannot workout enough to outweigh a poor diet...that's for sure! 

If you would like me to coach you through this fitness program and help you get on your way to living a healthier lifestyle, please contact me! I have a passion for helping people reach their health and fitness goals and would love to work with you. Email me at TveenRD@gmail.com to get started! 

PiYo 1 month results: More than you think!

Good morning everyone, and happy Friday! We made it through another week, praise the Lord! I am so excited for this coming weekend! Tomorrow is my bachelorette party so I get to spend the day with some of my favorite ladies! And today is exactly 30 days away from my wedding, AHHHH!!!! I can't wait, I am just so excited!! Today, I thought I'd share my 1 month PiYo results. As many of you know, I started PiYo a little over a month ago, and it has completely changed my life and the way I view my body and my capabilities. I am going to share a before and after (something I have never done!) but I'd like to focus on more than just the physical/weight differences that I have experienced.

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The first picture was taken February 16th, my first day of PiYo. And the second picture was yesterday. I've lost 10 lbs and my smaller jeans zip up perfectly, but the biggest difference to me is that look on my face. The girl in the first picture was tired, run down, and felt like she couldn't move her body like she used to. You can just see it on her face. I was dealing with my knee injury and feeling slightly depressed that I wasn't able to run anymore. I felt lost when it came to workouts and didn't know what would be effective for me anymore.

The girl on the right is BEAMING with happiness. Look at that smile! I have seen such changes in my body, from my physical appearance to my abilities. I am able to do the moves in PiYo now and feel strong and beautiful while I do them. I've never experienced anything like that! I never thought yoga or pilates would be something I am so passionate about, but it's completely changed my body and my confidence in what my body can do. I just can't stop smiling.

Now, as a dietitian, I have to mention that nutrition is 80% of the equation when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle! I've really been eating healthier the past month and incorporating as many whole foods as possible. I've also been drinking shakeology every day for the past month, and it has completely changed my life as well! See my previous post "A Dietitian's Take on Shakeology" for a more detailed review. All I can say is I feel like I am having brownie batter every day, and I'm losing weight. Win-win in my book!

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Lastly, I have been filling my belly with whole, nutritious foods. I am craving vegetables and big 'ol salads! Last night, I made a yummy tuna salad in a huge mixing bowl with arugula, kale, spinach, tomatoes, and bell peppers! It was DELICIOUS! The more whole foods you eat, the more on top of the world you feel. Having whole fruit, vegetables, proteins, healthy fats, and whole food carbs make a world of difference when it comes to your health, weight, and energy levels.

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I'm so excited to see what this second month of PiYo will bring me. And I will end the program 3 days before my wedding...PERFECT! I will definitely post those results too. If any of you are interested in doing PiYo, please contact me at TveenRD@gmail.com! I would LOVE to be your coach and help you get the results you want. I can't keep this workout to myself and would love to see everyone experience the changes and confidence I have experienced in the last month. So don't hesitate! Email me and we can get started together!

 

BIG Announcement & Stepping out in Faith

It's so crazy to me how often we fear ourselves. What we are or are not capable of. Our story. How we got to where we are. I was having a phone chat with someone yesterday who encouraged me to "share my story" and not be afraid of it. In the moment, I didn't think much of it and thought "oh yea, sure, I can do that," but the more I thought about it, the more scared I became. I don't like being vulnerable (ask my fiancé, he will attest to that!) so the moment I feel that I am going to put myself out there with the possibility of failing or getting hurt, I run and hide, or I just shut down entirely. Call it a self-protection mechanism, but I am always trying to protect myself. I realized that, while there are always boundaries which how much you share on social media or to the internet world, being real is the most impactful way to inspire and reach those around me. Shutting down or separating myself causes me to remain stagnant, to stay where I am, to cease growing, and to stop being effective. IMG_5703

Action is required to step out of fear and step into faith. I am a follower of Christ, and I believe that I was  made for more than fear and timidity. God calls us to power, not fear. 2 Timothy 1:7 states "For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control."

So I am going to step out and announce that last week, I officially became a Beach Body coach! AHHHHHH!!! I can honestly say that this decision has been life changing for me, even thought I am in a basics training program at the moment with the awesome Inspire Joy team run by the lovely Anna Locke. I am just getting my hands dirty in all of this, but ever since I signed up to be a coach, I have felt this wave of energy, excitement, and...what's the word...RIGHTNESS. I just feel so RIGHT about this decision, that it is what I was called to do, and that I WILL be able to achieve my goals.

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Beach Body has done so much for me over the years. I have done workout programs like P90X and Insanity, and now my current favorite, PiYo. These PiYo workouts have changed my life the past couple of weeks. Not only do I feel myself growing longer and leaner, my posture has improved dramatically, and I have more confidence as an overall person. 3 weeks into it and I am already seeing improvement on many of my yoga poses and sequences. And, it's INTENSE work. I am dripping at the end of each workout and enjoying every second of it.

I can't wait to share my journey with Beach Body as I grow more as a coach and as a person. For the first time in my life, I am stepping out of fear and into faith and following my dreams. Motivating and encouraging people to live a healthy lifestyle is the top reason I became a Registered Dietitian. This new adventure with Beach Body will help me combine my passions of fitness and nutrition, while motivating, encouraging, and inspiring those I connect with. I can't wait to see where God takes me with this journey. I have surrendered my goals to Him, because, as I always say, His hands are the safest place they could be!

If anyone has any questions about Beach Body, please don't hesitate to email me at tveenRD@gmail.com. Also, you can follow my journey on my Instagram: @tveen_RD

Now I am off to do my PiYo workout for the day! Have a happy Tuesday everyone, and try to do one thing today that scares you, by stepping out of fear and stepping out in faith!