Don't freak out.
You won't be finding me coaching your kid's soccer or softball team.
I soooooo know my limitations.
I have, however, made a huge decision for myself this week which will not only benefit my fitness and health goals, but will place me in a position to encourage and cheer on my friends.
Every heard of P90X? No? I'm surprised.
If you have, let me answer most emphatically that NO, I will not be attempting this program.
Yesterday, I signed on to become an Independent Beachbody Coach (the company who developed P90X) because I really like their exercise programs. I do not have a gym membership - the cost, the driving, and the childcare are all hassles that inhibit me from going. I know gyms work for some, but for me - not so much. I'd rather wake up, walk downstairs, exercise (or head outside for a run), walk back upstairs, shower, and be done with it.
However, even I need someone to kick my patootie, so the days I don't run or play tennis, I get help from dvd's - and I've seen a ton of them. I do love me some Jillian Michaels.
But here again - I needed something more and Beachbody brought it.
So, I signed up to be a coach with a company who knows a thing or two about fitness. In turn, I get a nice discount on the programs (such as Chalean Extreme) and supplements (I am a shake and vitamin girl) plus a nice commission when someone purchases from my site. Beachbody takes care of everything else. I just work out and encourage others to get fit!
I needed this accountability for myself. For in order to help people (and specifically women) to both make fitness a habit and to encourage their journey (which, as I joked with a friend tonight, I already do - telling people what to do that is . . . ) I must lead by example. Becoming a coach who can recommend programs and keep people motivated, will, in turn, keep me committed and on track.
George and I have both talked a bit about starting a "Fit Club" at church where we do one of the dvd's with folks one night a week. I think that would be a blast - similar to the Sargent's Program my dad used to be a part of back in D.C. But, that's Phase 2.
Phase 1 is just getting through 90 days of Chalean Extreme. My goal is to be working out every morning at 6:45 "alongside" my friend Janet who is in Maine. We're both passionate about fitness. I'm just not passionate about mornings.
So, Beachbody, here I come.
I'm going to work my tail off so that I can inspire others to work their tails off. America needs to get fit.
Starting with me.