Fitness was always a priority for Michelle Beckman. But when kids came along, she found it more and more difficult to fit in exercise and healthy eating into her busy schedule that now revolved around her child’s feedings, naps and activities.
She continued to gain weight and was at her heaviest when she met her husband, Brian, in 2002. Wedding dress shopping prompted her to finally decide she wanted to lose weight and get healthy. So, she immersed herself in learning about whole foods and proper nutrition.
“I started researching foods and how different ingredients affect our bodies,” she explains. “Slowly I started to cut out processed foods and certain ingredients.”
She says high fructose corn syrup and partially hydrogenated oils were the first two to go. She then started eating more whole foods and less red meat. “I noticed my waist line shrinking and I started to drop weight,” she recalls. “However, after two pregnancies, lack of sleep, lack of energy and less time for exercise I found myself having difficulty getting my weight back down below 150.”
That’s when she found Beachbody. “My youngest had just turned two and I just couldn’t lose those last 15 pounds, even after running two half marathons,” she says. “So, I decided to try shakeology and I started the workout program ‘Insanity.’ I lost weight within the first week and knew I was on to something.”
She continued to follow the program and drink my shakes daily for 60 days. By January 2012, she had lost 9.5 inches total body, 8.5 pounds and 5% bodyfat. “And that was over the holidays,” she laughs. “Needless to say, I was ecstatic! I decided that I wanted to help others achieve their goals and most importantly to get healthy and fit.”
That’s when she began her journey as a Beachbody Coach. “I decided to become a Team Beachbody Coach because I found it empowering to share these products in able to help people reach their goals,” she explains. “People helping people – from all around the country – working towards one common goal: ‘Reversing The Trends of Obesity: One Relationship at a Time!’ That is what coaching is about and I love that!”
Beckman provides free support for all of the Beachbody fitness programs. In fact, to help her clients stay accountable, help answer questions, and create an online community of encouragement, Michelle creates private Facebook groups of clients who want a group setting – but virtual to fit in everyone’s schedules – to keep them committed and help them reach their goals.
“It’s perfect for busy moms who can’t leave the house for fitness classes, but need a group setting to keep them motivated, and a coach to keep them on a plan,” Beckman says. “I’ve been there, I am there, and I understand it. That’s why I love providing people with the nutrition and fitness tools they need to make positive changes in their lives, all from their own home, when it works for their schedule.”
To learn more, watch the exclusive webcast below and visit www.michellebeckman.com.
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