Who do I Coach?

February 26, 2013

I’ve decided to keep things simple.  Lately I’ve really been thinking a lot about why I became a Beachbody Coach, what I hope to get out of it and why I continue to put lots of hours into my Facebook page, challenge group and answering emails.  Coaching takes a lot of time away from my family and friends so I’ve been thinking about WHY.  Here’s that response.  Warning:  this is not a white paper, essay or scientific review.  It’s just me and my thoughts.  It’s why I do what I do – raw and uncut.
What motivates me?  One word – obesity.  It’s that simple.  The obesity epidemic bothers me.  It just does.  I am touched by the trends that I see on the news, the people I pass on the street, the people I sit next to each day.  I don’t have any fancy studies to share with you – I think by now we all know that obesity is the latest (not so silent) demographic trend.  We all know that obesity leads to things like heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and even early death.  So, if we all know this (including the obese people), it must be that they need some help – otherwise they’d “fix” the problem on their own, right?  One of the guiding principles that I follow in life is to be a part of the solution and not the problem.  So, not only am I going to NOT be a part of the problem, but I am going to go out of my way to be part of the solution.  Period.
My motivation goes way beyond doing what I can to reverse the obesity trend.  I know how it feels to have those extra pounds that I “never used to have”.  I know how it feels to not want to wear a bathing suit in front my friends because I don’t want them to see that I “let myself go”.  Let’s face it – we have ALL been there.  We’ve all expanded and contracted.  About a year ago, I finally figured out a way to stop expanding and contracting and going up a size every year or so.  I thought to myself – how do I find a lifestyle that lets me feel satisfied with my health and weight AND is sustainable over the long term?  How do I make those changes that really do last?  Lucky for me, my Beachbody Coach came a long at the right time and I jumped on board.  The first Challenge Group I participated in changed my life forever.  After the first week I was HOOKED on developing a clean eating lifestyle (which I’m still tweaking BTW), drinking Shakeology (I can’t say this enough – Shakeology is AWESOME!) and my Slim in 6 workout program.  Never before had I started an actual fitness program that was varied and designed to help me actually ACHIEVE what I wanted. I thought to myself – why can’t other people figure this out if I have?
Fast forward one year – helping other people “figure this out” is what I’ve set out to do.  The Beachbody lifestyle may not work for everyone, but it works for me.   Different strokes for different folks, right?  If Beachbody doesn’t work for you – no problem – let’s figure out what does.  I’m happy to help.
So, I guess that’s it.  That’s my motivation for Coaching.  If you want me to help you “figure it out” – drop me a line.  I’m here for you – no matter how big or small you might be.  CoachHeidB@yahoo.com