Why I am Choosing Beachbody On Demand

You may be wondering, why I am choosing to buy into Beachbody, now? At the end of the day, I love fitness and health but lately the health part of that has been slacking. I am looking for a program that will hold me accountable to my diet and fitness goals. I am not looking to try and lose weight, I just want to tone up so that as I enter half marathon season this fall, I am in the best shape possible to achieve my sub-2 half.

Insanity

For 4 years now, Brian and I have had access to the Insanity fitness program by Beachbody. But never explored their further offerings. To be honest, I fast forwarded through their ads whenever I did one of the workouts. I assumed Shaun T was his own brand. But that wasn’t the case. In fact, he is part of a whole family of trainers.

When we got Insanity, Brian was looking for a way to stay active without having to go to a gym. It was the summer of 2013 and he had just finished his final year of college baseball. Now officially NARP (non-athletic regular person) status he wasn’t looking to get a gym membership in Buffalo, yet. This is where Insanity comes into play. Now, I have never actually been through the full schedule, when Brian did it I was still playing basketball. But his results were great.

Throughout that summer, Brian completed the whole system on his apartment building’s rooftop. Since then, we have incorporated it into our fitness routines regularly. Probably once a week (sometimes more, sometimes less). We have even done it at the beach on vacation!

Beachbody On Demand

As I started researching the full offerings of Beachbody everything from the fitness DVDs to the shakes, I knew what I really wanted to try was the On Demand service. At the end of the day, I do not need any more DVDs laying around and the On Demand platform can be taken with you on the go. You can play it anywhere there is a wi-fi connection.

Signing up for BOD (Beachbody On Demand is just as easy). I signed up originally with the All-Access Kickstart Challenge Pack because it gave me a year subscription to BOD (what I really wanted) and allowed me to try the greatest amount of the product including a month of Shakeology; as well as, the 3-Day Refresh.

Beachbody Coaching

Then I started researching the Beachbody coaching model. I thought, what a great way for me to help share my passion for fitness and health while getting healthy myself. I know one of the biggest things for me is staying accountable and sticking with a program. If I can build a team where doing my workouts others don’t want to miss theirs, together we can achieve our goals.

If you are interested in joining my team, having me as a coach (or if you would prefer Brian as your coach), or you have questions about Beachbody, send me at email at fitnessmadebreeze.courtney@gmail.com. Let’s achieve our goals together.

The Secret to a #BikiniReadyLifestyle

#bikinireadylifestyleEvery girl thinks about that time of the year when they have to go to a pool party or head to the beach – even if you claim you don’t, you are probably lying.  Come on ladies….we all know I am talking about the summer season!

Summer is one of those times that is awesome but we know it is coming long before it arrives thats to magazine covers, stories on the news or any entertainment show.  It may come at the same time every year; however, it always seems to sneak up on us.  How is that possible?

Going from being a college athlete to becoming a NARP (non-athletic regular person) I was worried that I would loose my athletic build.  I have always had something to train for so how do I keep it up now?

Well, I love going to the gym.  One of the first things I did when I relocated to Buffalo was find a gym.  I do not need anything fancy, I just needed a gym with weights, a treadmill and an elliptical.  Thankfully I found one right down the road from the house.  I also love waking up and doing something in the morning, whether it is some Zumba, a workout DVD (yes I still use those), abs and push-ups, going to the gym bright and early (it opens at 5am but I am not typically that ambitious) or just something to get the blood flowing.  I feel so much more productive in the morning.  I also love playing tennis or going for runs around the neighborhood because I love the area that I am living in.

bikini readySo when Influenster sent me the Bikini Ready “gummies” as part of the #vitavoxbox I was a little skeptical.  Just because I do not do diet products, just the old fashion working out and trying to keep pretty healthy.  They are all right, do I believe they work as far as energy (what they claim to do)?  I mean they are pure sugar so what do you expect? They are probably not effecting my metabolism as much as working out and eating right helps but for someone who’s goal it was to loose weight and boost their metabolism maybe they give you that extra advantage.  

I am a firm believer in the idea that your mind is your biggest enemy.  If you believe something is working, you are going to imagine the effects happening.  You also are more likely to buy into healthier habits – at least for a period of time.   But I also received one of the packets with only 2 gummies in it, it may be one of those things I need to give another shot as far as a source of energy.

So how did my sumer of #BikiniReadyLifestyle go? This year I went on vacation to the Bahamas, spent time at the lake with my family, hung out by pool and made sure I got outside as much as I could once I started working because….look out Buffalo, winter is coming and they are calling for a doozy!

***I received this product complimentary of Influenster for testing purposes.  The opinions expressed in this blog are my own!***