Faith and Fitness

12771687_10153477968326801_7744392453548254109_oSometimes we get so wrapped up in our “To Do” list that we lose track of what’s important. Today has been ONE of those days I will be glad when it’s OVER. I needed to take a step back, breathe and refocus… And the best place for that is remembering what I’m so thankful for… This picture is a pretty good reminder. 

-Family
-God’s grace
-Healthy body 
-Happy home
-Passion for helping others

I’m going to get in a quick workout and get my mind right!!

I’ve decided to do something DIFFERENT in my Challenge Group this month, because I need to REFOCUS on the things that are most important to me. I believe that being HEALTHY takes much more than a good workout and clean eating. So, I’m hosting my first group centered around FAITH and fitness. Not only will we workout, we are going to go through the book, “Made to Crave,” which focuses on shifting our cravings from food and unhealthy habits to our relationship with God! I can’t think of anything more rewarding than learning to love ourselves, have a closer relationship with Christ, and getting healthy!!

I’m so excited about this, and YOU ARE INVITED!! So, here are the details-

✔30 days in a private group
✔Fitness program of your choice
✔Complete nutrition guide
✔Color coded containers for portion control
✔Shakeology
✔Group support
✔”Made to Crave” book study

I want to keep this group small so it remains intimate! I’m looking for FIVE ladies ready to change their life and give 100% in this group. If you are interested in joining us, CLICK HERE to fill out the application! The group will start next Monday, 2/29!

 

Non-Scale Victories

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I LOVE celebrating WINS with my coaches and my challengers. These non-scale victories are extra fun, because, SERIOUSLY, who doesn’t love shopping for new jeans?! This Challenger is an avid runner, and, truthfully, she is an athlete. Most people would look at her and think she’s in great shape already… Why is she in a Challenge Group?! The most incredible thing about these groups is the women that are there daily to support you, to hold you accountable & PUSH you when you don’t think you can do it. Your goal may be to tone up, lose ten pounds, or lose 100! These groups are for YOU!!! Did you know the average person GAINS EIGHT pounds over the holidays?! Not you. Not this year!! Are you looking for a plan to keep you on track and going into the new year strong?! I have a support group starting MONDAY, and I would love you to join me. 

✔Complete Meal plan/Nutrition Guide
✔30 minute workouts
✔Color Coded Containers for Portion Control
✔Nutrient Dense SUPERFOOD Shake
✔INCREDIBLE Support

INTERESTED. Now is YOUR TIME!! Shoot me an email at Sarah_Mackay@Ymail.com or CLICK HERE to apply!

Part-Time Coach. Full-Time EXTRA Income.

Sept Income Invite

My parents always told me it wasn’t polite to talk about money. So, if you are easily offended by that discussion… STOP reading! (Sorry, Mom!) When I signed up to be a coach, honestly, I just wanted the discount. Who doesn’t want to save money on a product you are buying anyway, right? What I quickly found was, that for me, Beachbody was LESS about workout programs and transformations and more about community and relationships. I was desperate for that.

Through my first Challenge Group, I found acceptance, support, and the encouragement I needed to be a BETTER version of myself. I wanted to share THAT feeling, that community, and the possibilities that came with being a part of it. I wanted to pay it forward and be a coach!

It’s been an incredible journey, experiencing the reward of helping others, and the freedom that comes with extra income. For the first couple of years, the money went towards things that were non-necessities; spa visits, vacations, shopping trips we didn’t necessarily need, the girls’ private school tuition, etc. Then, came the REAL freedom. Because of Beachbody, I was able to stay home with Marcus for the first year of his life. I never had to drop my infant at daycare. I never had to wake him up because I had to be at school to teach someone else’s child at 8:00a, and I didn’t have to leave the house at the crack of dawn to make a sales call 200 miles away. I got to be there for EVERY second of his life, and every one of his FIRSTS. This opportunity truly gave me freedom in the MOST incredible sense. Freedom to be a mom and a wife first, before any other obligation. When I looked at my September income, the growth from last year was exciting, but what was even CRAZIER… Last month’s income was the SAME income I made monthly, working FULL-TIME as a teacher, my first year in the classroom. Whoa.

I’m just an average mom and wife. I don’t have a degree in fitness. I am not a nutritionist or trainer; I simply LOVE helping other women lose weight, learn healthy habits, find confidence, and feel better in their own skin. I get to do that every, single day, part-time, and I am rewarded for it.

I could not be MORE excited to pay this forward and to help you build a business that gives you freedom, whatever that means to you! Do you want to be more present in your child’s life? Do you want to have the extra income to give your family real life EXPERIENCES? Do you want to travel the world and not worry about how you are going to pay for it? Do you simply want to have the accountability to really commit to your own physical transformation? Freedom is different for each one of us, but this new freedom that my family has… there is NOT a price tag you can put on it!

I am ready to mentor FIVE new coaches this month. If you are READY for a change, ready to RISE to empower others, and ready for the freedom this opportunity can give you, I want to talk to YOU! Please CLICK HERE to fill out the application to join the RISE DYNASTY.

Team Beachbody® does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Team Beachbody Coach Opportunity. Each Coach’s income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence, and skill. See our Statement of Independent Coach Earnings for the most recent information on the actual incomes of all our Coaches. 

Following the Modifier

10450857_615997121878553_8706257952297408514_nI often have challengers ask me what will happen if they do modifications in their workout.

Well, NEWSFLASH!!! You CAN get results following the modifier.These BEORE & AFTER photos are from one round of the 21 Day Fix and seven weeks of Insanity Max:30, and I’ve followed the modifier for EVERY workout. I’ve told you before, but I’ll tell you again… I HATE cardio. I don’t jump. I take breaks when I need to. I sometimes feel like I am going to die doing Max:30, and almost 100% of the time, I follow the modifier.

Listen to your body. If you can push yourself, do it. If you feel like you can’t jump up and down or do hard-core cardio, don’t. If you want to do your pushups on your knees, then do. You are getting a workout doing ANYTHING more than NOT WORKING OUT, and the modifications in these programs are still amazing workouts.

Remember, the trainers who design these programs are MASTER TRAINERS. They are experts in their field. There are test groups that go on for months or years to perfect the program, so that you can get the BEST results, and the modifications in each program are planned at the same time.

Stop second guessing yourself. Stop making excuses. If you need modifications, USE them! The newer programs have an even cooler feature. They have a split screen for the modifications, so it’s even easier to follow.

You are capable of pushing yourself for so much MORE… and MORE might mean a new workout program WITH modifications for you!

Never Miss a Monday

Colorful Watercolor Rose Floral Greeting CardI’ve heard a lot of different viewpoints on prioritizing Monday over other days of the week. One side says it’s important to make Monday count- no missing workouts, no starting the week without cleaning up any weekend cheat meals and getting your diet on track. The other side says don’t be too hard on yourself; you can’t put more pressure on yourself on Monday… AND you have all week to get back on track!

Let me tell you what happens when I let my excuses win on Monday. I am OFF the rest of the week, and I find myself scrambling to catch up on the weekend, or I have to roll a workout into the next week. I end up FURIOUS at myself for not holding myself accountable to my commitments.

The program I am doing right now is ONLY five days of workouts, so if I get everything in on the planned days, I am FREE on the weekend to be present with my family, and I don’t have those missed workouts haunting me Saturday and Sunday. Inevidably, I miss a workout during the week, or I am unable to finish it because of sick kids, my husband’s games, or something that comes up, and that ends up being ok. 98% of the time, I can get that missed workout in on the weekend, and I’m ready for the next week.

When I skip a Monday, I can almost guarantee you, I’m going to have something come up another day, and I will have MORE than one workout that I am behind. If I don’t eat clean on Monday, I’m MUCH more likely to cheat on Tuesday, which follows me right on through the week.

Monday is my MINDSET day. I get myself organized for the week, and I commit to both having my nutrition in check and getting five workouts in. When I let my excuses win on Monday, that QUITTER’S voice follows me around ALL week long. My diet is not as clean, I halfway do my workouts, or I don’t get them in at all.

What I’ve learned the past six weeks, doing Insanity Max:30 is I DO NOT have time to miss a Monday workout. For me, it is the most important day of the week because it sets the tone for every other day. When I come out of the gate STRONG and focused, the remainder of my week is better, and I find more success in everything I do.

Never miss a Monday. I’m about to get up, start my workout, and fuel my body with whole foods.