Team Beachbody Success Stories: Nov. 2016

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Meet Lindsay P.

We first met Lindsay several years ago when she was working at a retail store at the local mall. We have stayed connected through life’s many ups and downs. Through it all, she has always relied on our challenge groups to get her back on track. Let’s get started…

What motivated Lindsay to start her transformation?

“A few years ago I looked in the mirror and realized that I was fat. I hated myself. In that moment I vowed to make a change, to become my best self, both physically and mentally.

I worked my butt off doing Insanity. Since then, I have been living a fit lifestyle and am addicted/determined to getting that workout in 6 days a week.

I stuck to my promise to myself and couldn’t be happier with how this lifestyle change has greatly affected my life.”

What has she enjoyed MOST about her challenge group experience?

“Being part of a challenge group is awesome!! Getting tips and tricks, as well as hearing about others’ struggles is motivating! We don’t have to be alone in the fitness journey! Even though we may be doing different programs, having the support is extremely beneficial!”

What are her results as of today?

“My greatest results came from the first round of Insanity 3 years ago when I lost 20-25 pounds. However with the continued programs, I am more toned and have that beach body!”

What Beachbody Products has she used during her transformation?

“Insanity. Brazil Butt Lift. Les Mills Pump. Insanity Max 30. Shakeology.”

We are so proud of how far you’ve come in your journey mentally and physically Lindsay!

UPDATE: Lindsay has since decided to JOIN OUR TEAM to stay accountable and share her journey with others while earning supplemental income.

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Beachbody on Demand Digital Unlocks

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I’m guessing you’ve changed the way you consume home entertainment in the last few years.  Meaning…you don’t “rewind” before you take your movie rental back to the store. If that even happens.

It’s more likely that you’re returning a rented disc to a Redbox Kiosk or perhaps you’re never even leaving the comfort of your home and are renting from your local cable provider, iTunes or Amazon.

That is of course when you’re not watching subscription entertainment from say Hulu or Netflix.

You get the point.

THANKFULLY, we have many new options for consuming home entertainment. But did you know that the same is true for consuming quality, proven in home (or on the go) health and fitness solutions?

Well…it is.

Beachbody, the unquestionable LEADER in in-home fitness, launched Beachbody on Demand in March of 2015. As I’ve covered in this comprehensive Beachbody on Demand review, you can access streaming content from ANYWHERE you have access to WiFi OR a cell signal, WiFi being preferred.

EVEN BETTER is that you can download up to 7 workouts to be viewed  OFFLINE with the Beachbody on Demand iPhone/iPad app (that your Team Beachbody Coach connects you with) in the event you expect limited connectivity.

Click Here to Download our checklist of Top 10 “Must do” workouts in the Beachbody on Demand Member Library.

You can complete your workouts ANYWHERE… be it in your living room, looking over the South rim of the Grand Canyon, in your NYC hotel room or local gym. You can access the content on your phone, tablet, desktop PC, laptop or even on your 60 inch TV with a 4th generation or higher Apple TV device, Roku or Chromecast. There are several options to get connected that best fit your circumstances.

What I wanted to share with you today is the NEXT evolution of Beachbody on Demand that is beginning to pick up speed, too…

Digital Unlocks of premium Beachbody programs.

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Team Beachbody Success Stories: Oct. 2016

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Meet Mark and Jill M. – 50K Club Members

As we continue to freshen things up on thegraues.com we feel absolutely compelled to acknowledge a PHENOMENAL leader, Jill M. A few months back Jill and her husband Mark surpassed a cool milestone having joined the diamondELITE 50K Club which means that collectively they’ve earned greater than $50,000 as a Team Beachbody Coach team. 🙂

We came to know Jill several years back when she was working as one of the Physician’s Assistant in the same office as the physician we saw. One fateful day, Jill and Katie recognized each other while crossing paths outside of the office in Old Navy.

Katie was wearing an INSANITY hat and Jill was currently enjoying P90X. A convo was started and a friendship began…one which has brought Jill, her vision and huge heart to our team and allowed Jill to fulfill her purpose while being a stay at home mom.

Why did you CHOOSE to become a Team Beachbody Coach?

“I started coaching because I fell in love with the programs and Shakeology. I began to naturally share with others so it was an obvious transition for me. I was searching for something for ME at the time in my life. Somewhere that I had a purpose along with being a SAHM.

My passion for health and fitness coupled with my desire to be home with the kids made Beachbody the perfect fit.”

How has being a Team Beachbody Coach changed your life?

“I am not the same person I was when I first joined. I am so much more confident in who I am. This has nothing to do with my physical transformation and EVERYTHING to do with me finally believing in myself and the role I serve for others.”

How has the income you’ve earned as a Team Beachbody Coach helped?

“The added income has alleviated stress from my husband who was the sole provider for our family. A weight has been lifted from his shoulders which is hard to even put into words. I have been able to stay at home with our kids which is absolutely WHERE I WANT TO BE.

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Ultimate Reset Week 3 Review and FINAL Results

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Well here we are…my week 3 review and FINAL results post for this experience with the Ultimate Reset.  If you’re just finding this post you will likely find it helpful to go back and read my Week 1 and  week 2 complete Ultimate Reset reviews, too.

We’re going to conclude with an EPIC review today…over 3,000 words from my experience, so hold on and finish to the very end.

Before I even get started though I will tell you that there is a VERY important component of this review that is MISSING.

My “before” pictures.

Total. COACH. Fail.

I was so frustrated with how I felt when starting that I had decided I was “just doing this for me” and that I wasn’t even going to share too much of my journey on social media. This of course was terrible advice I gave myself.

Sharing our journey, both the ups and the downs is what coaches DO. Along the way we connect with people who relate to us for where we are.

It didn’t take long, maybe 4 days into the program, until began to change my tune. WHY? I was already feeling better.

I started posting about what I was doing to my Facebook, BUT I didn’t’ take pictures…STILL. By then I was already down 5-7 lbs. and 10 lbs. after the first week. I didn’t want to be disingenuous by posting and submitting before pics that were already missing 7-10 pounds of me.

Anyhow, that’s the back story…I so wish I could take a do over with that. But I can’t so let’s still dive RIGHT IN to what my main takeaways were for the final week and for the Beachbody Ultimate Reset as a whole.

What is the nutrition focus on week 3, the Restore phase?

It’s pretty simple…by week 3 of the Ultimate Reset you’ve transitioned to a 100% vegan diet where you’ve eliminated not only all animal-based proteins but also legumes (beans) and ALL grains.  I want to be totally honest with you in this review, as I have bee so far… this was a tougher week food-wise for me.

I could easily consume the menu in week 1 and week 2 on a forever plan, but week 3 was a challenge and I did have a few cheats throughout the week.

A major factor that I think contributed to my challenge with sticking to the plan was that I got a little complacent. I was pretty happy with my results through week 2!! I had already gotten EVERYthing I wanted and NEEDED from this Reset, so I slacked a touch where I DIDN’T the first few weeks. I’m not sharing that to give you permission to slack in week 3. In fact, it’s one of the things I kinda regret.

I didn’t get way off track, but I had some corn chips, a lemon LaraBar, an EPIC venison bar and a Primal Kitchen Dark Chocolate Almond bar. LOL! (Can you tell we received a shipment from Thrive Market?). And I think I snuck a small handful of M & Ms and some Indiana FIT Himalayan salt popcorn.

…AND on day 1 of week 3 my brother got married. There was beer and beef. And wedding cake. More on that below.

Anyhow, now that I have that off my chest both sharing that the food focus wasn’t my favorite and that I snuck in a few cheats, I do want to share the positives, too. I still felt great and enjoyed many meals. For example, we LOVED some butternut squash, especially prepared in a new simple way.

(SIDE NOTE: The menu actually calls for delicata squash but for the love of Steve (?) I cannot find that. I’m in a lifelong slump here.)

Anyhow, back to the squash. We have always prepared squash the way we are instructed to in the Ultimate Reset cookbook. Cut it in half, remove the seeds and place it face down in about 1/4 inch of water while you bake it at 375 degrees until fork tender.

What we found as more simple that allowed the entire squash to cook faster and more evenly was to peel the outside away and then slice in 1/2″ thick pieces. We sprayed both sides with a little cooking spray and seasoned each piece as directed in the recipe and then baked them on a parchment paper lined baling sheet for about 15-20 minutes at the same 375 degrees.

It was a great, simple and light work around. You can see our work in the pic below.

I’ll go into more detail a little later on the nutrition focus with my week #3 favorite foods!

 

How to make squash | The Graues

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Did I incorporate exercise in week 3 of the Ultimate Reset?

As I discussed in my in-depth week 1 Ultimate Reset review, strenuous exercise is NOT recommended during the Reset. BUT, there are four types of movement / exercise you CAN do and that are encouraged; restorative yoga being one of them.

As luck would have it Beachbody launched their newest program, 3 Week Yoga Retreat in the middle of week 3 of my Ultimate Reset. I was able to knock out the first 3 days o this program which is NOT AVAILABLE via DVD…it’s a 100% EXCLUSIVE for Premium Team Beachbody Club Members via Beachbody on Demand.

I also worked in two additional Tai Cheng workouts, so 5 days of movement during week 3 of the Reset.

A very popular question from people that we’ve coached is how they go about getting BACK into more strenuous exercise when they finish the Reset. There is specific guidance and a few paragraphs dedicated to this question in the program guide. But for a Cliff’s Notes version, know that week 1 after you finish you should try to ease back into activity, while making modifications where necessary.

Week 2 after finishing you can let ‘er rip!

3 week Yoga Retreat Ultimate Reset | The Graue

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