Tale of 2 Kala’s…

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Picture on the left 23 years old. On the right 29.
Left mother of 2 Right mother of 3.
Left hated my body, although I’m smiling pretty unhappy battling depression. Right have been off depression meds for over a year loves herself.
Left lost her dad a little over 3 years prior to a heart attack and was headed in the same direction. Right decided she was going to be happy and healthy, make good choices and be a role model for her children and help others as well.

I did not get to the right picture overnight and I won’t lie and say it was easy. Because it wasn’t. Did I want to give up? Absolutely sometimes I did. Did I have set backs? Yep. But there was always that reason WHY…that I was going to be healthy for my kids that I was not going to be gone before I could see them get married and raise babies. That I refuse to put them through that heart ache.

Being healthy is such a PASSION that I became a Beachbody Coach so I can help others get there. There is so much more to your health than the number on the scale and the size of your jeans. Its very much mental as well as physical. Changing the way you think about yourself can be a complete game changer.

So if you read this long ass post let me ask you… When are you going to make the decision to change your life?

Before pics…

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Ahhhhhhhh!! The dreaded “before pictures.” Seriously they suck and they never get any easier to take and you always feel like a tool bag taking them . (for us Beachbody Coaches sharing them. We do this to show results.)

Those dreaded pictures are one of the biggest ways to see progress. Cause guess what? The scale doesn’t always do that. Plus when you reach your goal you will want that before to see how far you’ve come!!

I never new about this once I started and finding a true before is a little tricky. But I take them now at the beginning of every program. It shows the differences. I know if I need to clean up my nutrition to get the results I want.

You

do not have to share them with anyone. As coaches we ask that you send them to us for accountability. Think of it like a weight watchers meeting where you physically have to get on a scale to show your progress. Well we want that accountability for you too. And a picture tells all.

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How do you take the correct before pics?

So whether you are working with a coach or not. I don’t give a shit what you are doing to be healthy snap some befores…

You’ll thank me later ūüėČ

Experiencing B.O.D

You are probably thinking what the hell is B.O.D? Its Beachbody On Demand silly…

Although I have been using it for P90X3 for what 9 weeks now, (since I do not physically own a copy of X3 (Another Perk!)) I have been using it in my living room. So I do not really get to see the full awesomeness of this product.

My husband has been working in Columbus Ohio. Which is a little over 3 hours from home, and now that the kids are out of school we got to go too! My business as a Beachbody Coach, can be worked anywhere. So I brought along my laptop.

Hello Beachbody On Demand.

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You know what I brought besides this? Nothing!! They have a fitness center in the hotel. So if I need weights I can go there. I chose not to. Since I still have 3 kids with me. I picked the workouts I could do in my room, that are still on schedule for this week and hit play right in the hotel room.

The first day the kids were all excited its new sleeping in the hotel they got up with me. Still finished my workout. The 3 and ¬†7 year old are easily entertained and played with a spinny (this is now a word, I said so…) ¬†chair. LOL

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Day 2 after an exhausting but awesome trip to the Columbus Zoo. (If you have a chance to go do it! We spent a day there and still did not see everything. It was so awesome! The kids had a blast!) The kids slept through me doing my workout.

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You see, Pilates X was on the schedule this week so I moved it today. I made the workout accommodate me. Did you know you can do that? Weird huh?

So, I can fully say now that I 100% Beachbody On Demand. Not only do you have access to 25 full programs (some of them are admittedly pretty old. But who cares), You also get to sample workouts that you are not sure if you want to buy, and some of the programs you have purchased in the past are available on there.

If you travel and that is one of your excuses, as to why you cannot workout this is perfect!!! Most of you probably bring your laptop or a tablet with you anyway. What do you do after work when you travel? Besides stuff your face and get wasted. (sometimes still do that! Hey your human after all!) why not get in shape! Shock the hell out of everyone! ūüėČ

If you don’t travel. Do what I do and use it in your living room!!

The cost. About 40 bucks every 3 months.

Beachbody On Demand With Shakeology the first 3 months of On Demand and a 30 day Supply of Shakeo.

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Block 2 P90X3

I should have wrote this last week. I did not I have no excuse. It happens. Block 2… I liked more than block 1. It included more weights and less meowing. Sorry Tony not a fan of that. I don’t believe he says as many corny jokes when weights are involved. Thank
God!

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The workouts. These are for 3 weeks

Eccentric Upper

During the down phase of the move you move very slow. Eccentric training focuses on slowing down the elongation of the muscle process in order to challenge the muscles, which can lead to stronger muscles, faster muscle repair and increasing metabolic rate. This was a little harder to get used to. The slowing down of the workout. But you could feel the difference in the workout!

Triometrics

Think of Plyometrics all moves are not jumping in the workout. ¬†But trio… So it is one move 3 different ways. All focusing on the lower body.

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X3 Yoga

This becomes a weekly practice. Every week you will be doing yoga one day. Which is important. Flexibility training really does change the way that your muscles tone, instead of constantly working them. I have noticed a huge difference in my balance!

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Eccentric Lower.

Lower body workout. With weight slowing on the down phase. This is killer

Incinerator.

Name says enough… It is all upper body jumping from push ups to pull ups to weights.

MMX

I saw the name was like awe shit this is lame. I was wrong. I don’t really care for mmx because I hate getting the sequences down. I pretty much stumble through it. But I was dripping with sweat. This is hard, but you are kicking and punching so you do not really notice the work going into it.

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Transition week is

Isometix

Dynamix

Accelerator¬†–¬†whew

Pilates X

CVX

X3 Yoga

 

What I am learning through this workout. Is it has taken me out of my comfort zone completely. Tony has a way of taking a traditional move and tweaking it. To make you challenge yourself. Making me really focus on myself and the movement. Leaving the bull shit of life on hold. I have never had to balance as much as I do in this plan. I am taking more risks and trying moves that I know I am not going to get right away. Thats ok this journey is not about perfection.

So for whoever is reading this. Keep pushing forward. Take risks and enjoy the challenge. Share your journey with others. Who cares if you put yourself out there and are a bit different. Be Weird. You could be the inspiration to someone else. You could be that person who gives someone the power to change.

Have a great week! Do something today to make a better you!

XOXO

Kala

 

Tips for Weight Loss…

I have been sitting around thinking of all the different things I say to my Coaches and Challengers, that I decided to share. Now I am not an expert… I was once a certified Personal Trainer and I am in a course to be a certified Nutritional Therapist. These “tips” are just things I have learned along the way that really help me keep moving.

Have a really strong reason WHY.

I cannot tell you how many times in my 29 years that I started to workout. I was gonna eat healthier and feel better about myself. I was going to be happy and I was not going to quit this time… SQUIRREL

What would happen? I would get discouraged I would fall off the wagon and go back to my old ways. It all changed when my WHY was stronger than any reason I could think about not doing it. This has to be important for you.

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You have to want it. 

You have to want to change. It cannot be for your spouse or significant other. (Doing this for your kids may be the one exception) If you start this journey for another person that thinks you need to lose. You will not stick to it and may even start to resent them.

Change your Thoughts on Yourself.

I DO NOT CARE where you are on this journey. Self Hate does absolutely no good. for you or anyone around you. PERIOD. If you are constantly talking down on yourself you will not change. This journey is Mental as well as physical. You need to learn to Love yourself. I strongly recommend the book You Are A Badass by Jen Sincere

Not a Diet but a Lifestyle.

Every time I go on a diet I fail. Why? I do good for a while then I binge oh well there goes the diet. Or I reach my goal go back to old habit. All the hard work I just accomplished poof gone. And it comes back wayyyyyyyy faster then it left. Why in the hell would you constantly want to do that to yourself? Seriously yo-yoing through life is not a way to live. This goes with the post above. Wrapping your head around healthy eating being a constant can be hard at first. But once you get it down when you do stray. Its like thats Ok I enjoyed it I will make a better choice next time. I thoroughly enjoy my life and food is a big part of that, but it no longer controls my life.

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Celebrate

Be excited for every step during your health journey. This shit is hard so enjoy it. I cannot count how many times I hear “I only lost… this week” I don’t care if you lost .1 lbs that week! Did you gain? No! How do you feel? Each day you are making a step in healthier direction. You are creating a better version of yourself! Enjoy the hell out of that! Seriously!!! Also learn how to celebrate with out food!

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Find what works for you!

What works for me may not work for you and thats ok. Find what you love to do and stick with it. You may want to go to a gym, or be in solitude of your own home. Or run out side. Find your groove Stella…

Cut out the Comparisons 

Everybody is different and that is a beautiful thing! Comparing your journey to someone else’s will not benefit you! People carry weight and lose it differently. The only competition you should have is being a better person than you were yesterday!

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I hope these all help you! Focus on the positive, all around you don’t constantly be searching for what you are lacking. You don’t want to miss out on all the wonderful things you are doing right now.