I broke down and joined an accountability group, but I didn’t just join an accountability group. I went all in. Premier package with supplements and videos and all the things. Sticking with working out is not my strong suit. And over the years, I have learned that the more you know (and acknowledge) about yourself, your strengths, your weaknesses, etc., the quicker you can fix the issues or share your gifts.
I found a “coach” who is super gifted. I try not to spend a whole lot of time on social media, but like anyone else these days, it’s really easy to get sucked into an episode of “someone else’s life.” So, for the better part of six months (give or take a few months) I have been watching people’s stories on Instagram and Facebook. To be honest, I’m not even sure how I ran across this woman, but I did, and I’m so very thankful.
I’m sure any person reading this can rattle off the top of their head at least half a dozen social media friends who have their own multi level marketing (MLM) business. Maybe it’s scentsy, or It Works! or Arbonne or Avon or Mary Kay or LulaRoe or HerbaLife or Rodan and Fields and the list goes on and on and on and on.
I try when possible to buy things from lots of my friends who sell things. I’ve bought the hair growth, I’ve bought $20 toothpaste, I’ve bought fat melting wraps, I’ve bought candles. You get the point. I buy things, but I don’t ever really commit. My dogs are my longest relationship I’ve ever had followed by my hairdresser. So doing anything on a “subscription” basis gives me anxiety. Permanence scares me. But being unhealthy and overweight started to really get on my nerves. Almost to the point of unhappiness. So I decided to do something about it, which was start walking/running. But I still felt like that wasn’t enough. I needed to change my diet. And I didn’t want a “quick” fix. I didn’t want to take a pill and watch the weight melt away. I didn’t want to be “skinny fat.” I want to be healthy and toned. And you don’t just wake up one day with the perfect diet and the perfect body. It takes work and commitment (or so I hear).
So after I decided that was exactly what I needed, I decided on the BeachBody program. I have quite a few people who are “coaches” in this program on my social media pages so I watched them all very closely to see which one I could relate to the best and which one would be a good accountability coach for my California Beach Body goals. And without much debating, I found someone. She’s very active on her social media, she’s happy, she shows her results, her morning routines, bits of her workouts, bits of her life. She’s relatable. So I decided to sign up under her and do the thing that scares me the most… do something for myself! She’s from Canada so Flea Market Guy has dubbed my program Canadian Beach Body, but to be honest, I don’t care where the beach body comes from or what country the beach is in, I just want to get there.
It’s been two days. A lower body day and a core day. My core is stronger than I gave her credit for. I gave my legs way too much credit. I just hate squats. I know they are the price you pay for a killer ass and I want a killer ass, I just really hate crying every time I have to sit down to pee or stand up from sitting down, and forget hovering over a dirty gas station toilet. I just have to take that loss this week because I’ve also added extra water to my daily intake and I drive around most of the day working…. So … public restrooms are unavoidable. Tomorrow is arm day, I cannot imagine it will be any easier. I don’t think I’ve worked my arms out since I broke my elbow 10 years ago. All the muscles in my arms come from fighting with dogs and flipping people off in traffic and changing gears in my car.
So I’ll let you know how that goes. But for now, don’t forget to do something for yourself!!