I had the privilege of traveling to LosAngeles for the annual Team BeachbodyCoach Summit.It was a gathering of 3000 of the nearly60,000 Team Beachbody Coaches from allover the country.
We get together to learn about new programs/products scheduled to come out in the next year, like the new P90X2! There are fantastic celebrations honoring people for their body transformations! But probably the biggest draw is the opportunity for people to workout with their favorite trainers like Tony Horton, Shaun T, and Chalene Johnson!
A perfect example of this was Saturdaymorning when the streets in front of theStaples Center were blocked off for anenormous group workout with eachBeachbody Celebrity Trainer taking a portionof the workout!The energy, support, and excitement thatmorning was greater than any concert orsporting event I had ever attended.
People of all shapes and sizes, amazing weight loss stories,and those just getting started, all in one accord doing their part to end the trend of obesity in America.
As I looked around, it dawned on me that all these peoplewere success stories and a potential source of hope tosomeone else wanting to change their life.It didn’t matter if they had lost 1 pound or 100 pounds, ormaybe they haven’t lost any weight but for the first time intheir life they are excited to wake up each day to be a part of acause bigger than themselves.
That hope and momentum was created by plugging into acommunity, by being part of a tribe, a pack, a crew of people allrowing in the same direction. And it dawned on me, if this group is responsible for so muchsuccess, then it is obvious what the #1 enemy to people trying to lose weight and live healthier lives is…. ISOLATION
ISOLATIONI know when I was 100 pounds heavier, and growing up as anoverweight kid there were many times where I felt isolated.Even though I had friends and constantly tried to be the socialguy that surrounded myself with people, down in the pit of mystomach I still felt lonely.Like I was the imposter outsider in a world of fit and prettypeople.
ISOLATIONI knew down deep I didn’t belong, I was different, and I woulddo anything to have life come as easily to me as it seemed tocome for others.It’s not like I hadn’t tried to lose weight numerous timesthroughout high school and college.
DOES THIS SCENARIO SOUND FAMILIAR:Start a new exercise program or diet telling yourself THIS isgoing to be the time it works.You hit the ground running excited for the new life youhave chosen for yourself.The first 2 days go well, you start to believe you have turnedthe corner only to fall off the wagon on day 3!Maybe it was donut day at the office or you had to stay uplate and justified extra sleep over your morning workout.
DOES THIS SCENARIO SOUND FAMILIAR:Whatever the reason, you’ve lost momentum;You beat yourself up and think ‘what’s the use- it’s just toohard!’And because you were going at it alone, there wasn’t anyonethere to tell you different, so what did you do – You gave up
Let’s go back to that crowd of 3000 working out together in the streets of L.A…. Do you think that at one point in their fitness journeythey had a bad day, fell off the wagon, wanted to give up? You bet they did! But the difference is they surrounded themselves with a support force field. By deciding to join the community of Beachbody Coaches they insulated themselves against 90% ofthe reasons most people fail in their quest to live healthier lives.
In this community they now have access to: Others going thru the exact same struggle they are People who have already walked their road and are there to help Incentives like trips and cash prizes for their results The ability to reach out and help others get started, keeping them motivated to set a good example
I don’t know if my solution of joining the Beachbody Coaching community is the solution you have been looking for, but I would love toshare a few testimonials of people who joined my team in the midst of their weight loss journey
Since starting January 10th,2011 my measurements go like this… Weight 264.4 to 197.2 Waist 51″ to 37″ Hips 43″ to 36″ Chest 55″ to 46″ R. arm 13.5 to 12.75 L. arm 12.5 to 12.5 R thigh 23.8″ to 19″ L. thigh 23.5″ to 20″ Body fat estimate in WOWY has gone from 36% to 22% body fat loss of 14% and total inch count at 39.05″ lost!Thanks for all the support, you guys and gals are awesome! Special thanks to myawesome wife who has motivated everyday to dig deeper! – Larry Dull
TestimonialBefore starting p90x. I was in very bad shapehealth wise. My cholesterol was 350 and I was200lbs. My doctor told me I could have a heartattack any time due to my cholesterol and my jobas a police officer. Since then I have done p90x,then Insanity and just got done Asylum.I have lost 50lbs, 8 inches from my waist andthanks to Shakeology my cholesterol is down to195 with no medications. I am very happy with myresults and I keep adding things to the works outto make them harder. Thanks to every one on myteam for your support and help. A big thanks tomy coach Kelly and Jimmy Nelson you guys aregreat!!!! – Todd Pressman
Do you believe having a support system wouldhelp you achieve your health & fitness goals?I would love to work with you to help your goals become reality.So if you are ready to lose those first 10 pounds, leave me a message on my Facebook Page and let’s talk right away! I Can’t Wait to Hear from You!
Jimmy Hays Nelson Beachbody Coach is a self-proclaimed ‘former fat guy’. In his mid 20’s he was anoverweight college dropout, who found himself living backat home with his parents. Knowing something had tochange, he took action.Through his transformation journey he lost 100 pounds,started his own business, was featured in the Shaun Tworkout series INSANITY, and has been seen multipletimes on QVC with his buddy Tony Horton promotingP90X.He founded NELSONGY FITNESS with his wifeKelly to reach out to give hope and support to those thatare dissatisfied with their current situation. Whether youare lacking physically, emotionally, financially, ornutritionally we are here to help you see REALRESULTS!http://nelsongy.com