Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!  Ours was just about as traditional as they come... Tony and I played Santa late on Christmas Eve and the kiddos were early to rise before 7AM Christmas morning :)  Santa was good to me and brought me a practically whole new workout wardrobe that included 2 new workout pants from Reebok and Adidas, 2 Nike Dri Fit tops, a long sleeved Under Armor shirt, a Nike pullover and a partridge in a pear tree...LOL, ok just kidding about the last part ;)  The kiddos were knee deeps in  toys and we spent most of Christmas morning making goodies in the Easy Bake Oven and putting together Lego Ninjago play sets!  
I did buy myself a little something for Christmas, Chalene Johnson's book PUSH.  Can't wait to start reading this book, she's been a huge inspiration in my life this past year and I can't wait to use her book as a tool and the foundation for my plan and goals for 2012!
Speaking of 2012, I've been spending my vacation wisely and using the extra time to write out and plan my goals for next year.  Obviously, my fitness is at the top of my list and I plan to take it to the next level with the new program P90X2.  I did the fit test today and I must say I'm pretty impressed with myself, the only area I wouldn't mind seeing a major improvement in is in the pull up department :)  So, there's at least one goal for myself already!  I start on Jan 2, I can't wait!
OK ya'll... that's about it for now!  I'll pop back in later on this week to wrap things up for 2011, have a good week, get those goals churning in your brain and get em' down on paper!
 
 
Hey hey all!  Another week closer to Christmas, can you believe it?!  Before you   know it we'll be ringing in the new year, that's right!  New Year means new goals.  With that I'm going to dive right into this post.  Some people question my  passion for this business, heck some even question my passion alone for extreme fitness in general.  My answer to that:  It's what makes me tick, it is the center that revolves around everything that I love  and that means a great deal to me.  Because of my fitness I am a much healthier person and will be down the road as I get older.  I will be able to be there for my family to do things with them because of my health.  By living this lifestyle I also set an example for my family and others around me to follow in my footsteps and to show them that there really is no other way to live life.  I'm not saying you have to go out and train like an elite athlete everyday, but exercise, move, fill your body with the good stuff like minerals and nutrients that give you energy and fuel your body to keep going.  Is that a lot to ask?  Well, I don't think so anyway.  Last night, I had the priviledge of listening to Mr. Carl Daikeler , CEO of Beachbody, speak on our Beachbody team call last night.  I'm sure most of you don't realize that this guy, with a buddy and Tony Horton (creator of P90X), started creating the Power 90 program in Tony's little 2 bedroom apartment years ago.  For 90 days, they created the workouts, tested them on themselves, went back worked out the kinks, went back and revamped it again until they got it right enough to be able to make it public.  They started out with a little website with one little message board and an infomercial.  Now look at what it is today.  An empire.  A world class system of workout programs that have transformed the lives of thousands of people.  And not only on a physical level, but on a financial level as well.  Giving us, a Beachbody Coach, the tools to be able to share our stories and success with the products gives new light to the meaning of giving back.  The support of a Beachbody Coach is unlike no other.  Everyday as a regular person in this world, an upstanding citizen, a wife, a mother, a full time employee and a beachbody coach, I look at myself everyday in the mirror when I wake up to brush my teeth and I ask myself, "Am I going to take action?"  You know the answer.  YES.  Yes, I'm am going to action, I'm going to be responsible for my well being and what and how I use my time that I've so greatly been blessed with.  I'm proud to be apart of a movement so real and so positive.  The Beachbody network is growing at a rate of 75%, just as fast as the company itself, now that is nothing to overlook!  Bottom line is, in 10 years if I keep doing what I'm doing and believing what I believe in then BIG things are gonna happen, and I am NOT just talking about my own gain, can you imagine the people you can reach in 10 years and help them transform their life into a healthy one? Do you realize what that means?  I'll tell you, it means less disease, less heart failure, less medication for diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure to name a few.  You want to fix the healthcare crisis in this country... doesn't start in the White House, this movement is going to have to start in YOUR house.  Make the change, be the change you want to see in this world. 
Since October, I've held 4 Beachbody Challenge groups.  In the past few months I've seen an endless amount of people take the leap to a healthier lifestyle and they've all stuck with it.  Some have lost almost 30lbs.  30lbs!!!  Since October!  How much has that person's life changed since October?!  Think about it... if you lost 30lbs, how would that effect your life?  Would it make you more confident?  Would it make you want to do more in life?  OF COURSE!  And wouldn't others notice that you lost 30lbs and I can bet my bottom dollar that their first question to you would be, How'd you do it?  Wouldn't it feel AMAZING to help others feel as great as you do?  It's an awesome system, one I would never give up for the world.  It has changed me for the better, it has made me better for my family and the lives that I've touched directly and indirectly give me the single more gratifying feeling I could ever know.  Have an awesome week fit friends, you mean the world to me and know that one of the main reasons I do what I do is for you.

"Destiny does not care if you're ready or not, it simply shows up, ready or not."