Showing posts from January, 2016

Still lost? Aren't We All?

A few weeks ago I wrote about how I was coming off of one of the best years of my life, but for some reason still felt lost. I decided that taking a little trip across the country for a few weeks would help me gain some mental clarity and sort a few things out. Well...I am back...and it did! 

My trip was filled with a beautiful of sunsets,

nature I am not use to

sunny beaches,

cool sites to see,

old friends to catch up with,


and time alone to think...

I thought I would come back with some magical answer as to why I had been feeling lost...but I didn't. 

What I did come back with is a feeling that it is o.k. not to be sure all the time. It is o.k. to not always feel 100%. What is not o.k. is ignoring it. We must work through our struggles, face whatever it is that is making us feel off, and own it. Once you accept whatever it is, you can move forward. 
Just like there is no magic pill for your health and fitness, there is no magic pill to get you through a personal struggle. It tak…

Everybody dies but not everybody Lives.

I was alive but I wasn't living. 28 years old and my body felt like I was 65. Each and every morning I hit the snooze button on my alarm clock until the last possible moment NOT because I was tired, but because I dreaded where I was going. Once I got there I found that I was rolling my eyes more than I was smiling. Although I would set the day with good intentions of working out at 5 pm or doing something active when I got home I always headed straight to the couch. I wasn’t tired from over exertion at work, I was tired from living a sedentary lifestyle. You see, life breeds life…and I wasn’t living.

I was grateful for the job I had, but I needed something more. Ever since I was 6 years old I always had big ideas. Ideas that the typical 6 year old didn’t have. My mother use to write everything I said down and save it in a book, I still go back and read it today. I always dreamed of traveling the world, creating my own company, and living a lifestyle of abundance. I found myself sh…

Peace Out San Diego, Hello Long Beach.

The first part of my trip is coming to an end and I must say I am feeling very grateful to be able to take a trip like this. My first stop was San Diego. I was picked up at the airport by my friend of 20 plus years, Virgil, from back in Boston who moved out here a few years back. He took me all over the city, showed me his favorite spots, and we just had time to hang out and catch up.

I love the beach and have been to many islands, spots up and down the east coast, but this was the first time that I was able to see the water on the west coast. It was gorgeous…and exactly how I had imagined it.

My plan while I’m out here is to see old friends, meet new ones, and explore new places all while working my business from the road. The cool thing about coaching is the fact that you can do it from anywhere and since I am single and childless (minus Layla my cat) I am able to just pick up and take off.
A big part of my life whether I am traveling or not is staying active and healthy. I recently …

I'm a Hustler Baby...

The Nickelodeon moon boots in the picture above have been an image I have had in my head since the age of 7...
For as long as I can remember I have always been a hustler. When I was 7 years old I got this magazine in the mail filled with toys that you were able to earn. If you sold X amount of toys in the magazine you got to pick a toy of your choice. I wanted those moon boots SO BAD. I remember being excited by the fact that it was up to ME if I got those boots or not...well sort of...because of my age and my mom not wanting me to do it I was limited, but the thought about the whole experience stuck. 

Life as we knew it has evolved. The days of going to school then landing a 9-5 job that you aren't necessarily in love with for the rest of your life are over…that is if you want them to be over. I never saw myself as a desk job person. I have had many titles in my day. I was a GM of a healthy fast food restaurant, a pre school teacher for special needs kids, an office manager, detail…

Beyond the workout selfies: Beachbody Super Saturday Recap

This weekend was the quarterly Team Beachbody event which they hold in cities all over the country. Normally I would attend one in Boston, but decided to head out to Pittsburgh to celebrate our coaching team being #1 in the company. Any coach on any team can attend any of these events, you can actually just be interested in coaching or wanting to see what they are about and still attend. You do not have to be a coach at all. The reason we have these meetings are to get the latest on what is happening within the company, hear all new announcements, and connect with other coaches and teams. 
The Announcements!
2017 Success Club Trip: Punta Cana

This is always my favorite announcement to hear because I absolutely LOVE these success club trips! In 2017 our trip will be in Punta Cana! The cool thing about this trip is that anyone can earn there chance to be there no matter what rank you are in the business, when you signed up, if you are full time or not. You have the chance to earn an all in…

The Struggle is Real...but you got to trust it.

It’s 3:30 am and my alarm goes off. What’s normally the sound of an annoying beeping noise has been replaced by the Taylor Swift song Fearless. Normally I would hit the snooze button 5 times without thinking, but the fact that this song replaced my normal beeping and I don’t remember setting it caught my attention. I am headed to Pittsburgh this morning for the Team Beachbody Super Saturday. For those of you who don’t know, Super Saturday is a quarterly meeting of Beachbody coaches to learn all things Shaun T and Shakeology…basically keep us up to date with the new happenings in the company. I usually host my own in Boston, but this Super Saturday is special. My coach was just announced as the top coach in the company for the second year in a row which makes us the top team in the company…this is cause for celebration. CEO Carl Daikeler, Autumn Calabrese from the 21 DayFix, and lots of our team members will be in attendance, so I decided to take the short flight at the crack ass of da…

Best Year Ever! So why do I feel lost?

2015 was a big year for me. I had set out to make it the year of stepping out of my comfort zone. I am happy to say that I didn’t just step out of it, I blew that comfort zone away. I made gains in my business, in my personal growth, and toward my goals. I got to perform on stage in a stadium full of people, created a nutrition app called Custom Eats, and rank advanced my business. On paper it would seem as if I had the best year of my life, but what’s on paper doesn’t tell the whole story.

Although 2015 was my most amazing year to date, it was also one of my most crippling years. It’s important to remember what you see on facebook or ‘on paper’ is just the highlight reel, but like anything in life it takes constant struggle and failure to move toward success. 2015 was filled with steps forward and steps backward…found love and lost love…met goals and failed goals, but most importantly it was filled with life.

By September of 2015 I should have felt like I was on top of the world, lik…