HOW I LOST THE LAST 20LBS!

Like most women, I’ve been on a life long journey to manage my weight.  Yes I am a Fitness Instructor and Yes I love to workout…simply for the Energy it gives me and the endorphin high that I’m addicted to!!  So why was I always struggling to lose the Last 10lbs? Even to hold the weight I was at was a struggle…it seemed like I could gain 5 lbs in a weekend if I didn’t workout or watch everything that I put into my mouth.  I like eating healthy and love to workout so what was the problem?  What was I missing?  This was a question I asked myself for a long time ….and I honestly thought that my body was suppose to be this way, it wanted to be at this weight and I had to accept that or did I?  Ultimately I wasn’t happy and was determined to find a solution…

20lbs later….


I have found the solution!!  Not only to the weight loss which I have kept off now for over a year, but for the first time in my life I am in CONTROL of my weight!!!  I have more Energy than Ever and I’m NOT hungry!! That’s powerful!!!  Here is how I did it….

In January of 2010 I was at my heaviest weight of 151lbs!  I made a commitment to start P90X and drink Shakeology everyday!!  P90X is exactly what my body needed!  My body is conditioned for cardio due to years of teaching group fitness but P90X was completely different…it is a 90 day at home fitness program involving Muscle Confusion.  Basically a different workout each day so your body can’t get comfortable because you’re constantly changing it up!! Then every 30 days the program changes and steps it up a notch!  The first 30 days kicked my booty!!  I started to see muscle definition, my strength improved and the inches started to melt away!!

The Game Changer for me was Shakeology!! And that’s where I really started to lose the weight from.  How does it work? Basically its a Health Drink with over 70 natural ingredients including Super Fruits from around the world!!  It is superior nutrition that my body had never experienced before!  Within the first 2-3 weeks I watched my Sugar Cravings start to disappear, my Energy Increase and my Body began to Crave WATER!!!  Having struggled with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) most of my life, the digestive cultures and priobitics in Shakeology helped my digestive system as well!!  Personally, everytime I go on a nutrition program and restrict my calories to lose weight I get migraines, my energy gets zapped, I get moody, hungry and just in general I don’t feel like myself.  Maybe you can relate?  But this time was different..because my body was getting all the nutrients its NEVER had before all in one meal… I felt AMAZING!!  I actually 100% gave up: Coffee, Diet Pop, Artificial Sweetners, Dairy & Red Meat!!!  I never would have been able to do that without Shakeology!  I drink it everyday once or twice a day and I LOVE IT!!!

In 90 Days I lost 11lbs w/ P90X & Shakeology!! I then started Turbo Fire along with Eating Clean and lost the remaining 9lbs!! I am at a NEW WEIGHT…a weight I wasn’t even at in high school!!!  These programs WORK!

I drink Shakeology everyday and will for the rest of my life…it has changed my life ~ I feel 10 years younger

I’m not going to say it was Easy…but it was Easier 🙂  The workout program is laid out for you to just follow, it comes with an eating guide and a motivational Coach like me 🙂  I’m thankful for these convenient and results orientated workouts to have at my finger tips!!  I now have the tools to not only help myself but my friends & network get in the BEST SHAPE OF OUR LIFE!!  It starts with a question….are you ready to do the work and change your life?

MESSAGE ME TO JOIN MY NEXT FITNESS CHALLENGE GROUP & I WILL HELP YOU LOSE THE WEIGHT!!!!  I’ve been there, I know how it feels and can say…YES YOU CAN DO THIS!!!

WHERE TO START:

1. Sign up for me to be your FREE COACH HERE

(Just click on JOIN and yes its free)

2.  EMAIL ME at sullinsfitness@gmail.com – TITLED: COACH ME – and tel me your story, your goals and how I can help you begin!

YOU CAN ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS – START WITH WRITING THEM DOWN TODAY!!!  NOW…GO AFTER THEM!!

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

10 REASONS WHY INSTRUCTORS BENEFIT FROM JOINING BEACHBODY

10 REASONS WHY GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTORS BENEFIT FROM JOINING BEACHBODY as a COACH

Before I start…please know that I have been a Group Fitness Instructor for 17 years, a Presenter for Powder Blue Productions for 7 years, a Beachbody Coach for 4 years and have held every role in the Fitness Industry at some point!!!  If you are a Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer or are thinking about becoming one…READ THIS:

1. Instructors LOVE FITNESS: Fitness Professionals do what they do because it’s their PASSION!!!! WE LOVE it and most of us are not in it for the money, but simply because it makes us feel GREAT!!

Coaching is a natural extension of what you already do – just like teaching classes with Beachbody you are running small “Challenge Groups” but all ONLINE!

2. Instructors WORK FOR FREE: Ahhh did I just say that?!!! YES I did!! Let’s be honest….by the time you buy the shoes, the clothes, the music, choreography, instructor trainings, ceu’s (I could keep going) its a wash…right?  Now you might be the exception to this rule but for most of us, this is the case.  BUT..you know what…WHO CARES!!!! WE LOVE TEACHING and most of us would DO IT FOR FREE!!!!  But just because you would doesn’t mean you HAVE TO!!

Coaching allows you to still teach classes but build an additional income in fitness doing exactly what you love!! Better yet, this business is built ONLINE which means physically you are giving your body a break 🙂 And again let’s be honest…when you are over teaching too many classes you start to go through burn out…teach just the classes you love and give them 100%!!!

3. Instructors already HAVE A NETWORK: As an Instructor, you are a Motivator! A Leader! You are on “a stage” every single class inspiring people to get healthy & fit!  Your “posse” already wants to know what you eat, what you do for your workouts and if you have tips for them to lose the final weight.  Does this sound familiar?

Coaching is your OWN Fitness Business…and with any business you have to start with CUSTOMERS.  In this instance, customers who are interested in losing weight, improving their health/fitness, energy, digestion etc. YOU are surrounded by people who already LOOK TO YOU as a ROLE MODEL for fitness and TRUST your OPINION>  Sounds like a great starting foundation to me!

4. Get in the BEST SHAPE of YOUR Life: Let’s be frank again…as Instructors we tend to put all our focus on our students.  Again maybe this isn’t you….but most of us tend to put our workouts on the back burner because we are teaching so many classes, have injuries or simply burn out.  We are so focused on helping our students that we start to forget about ourselves….even if it is the last 5-10 lbs

Beachbody will get you in the BEST SHAPE of your Life at any age!!! #1 Shakeology will change your life (I’ve personally lost 20lbs after struggling 4ever)  You are OVERTRAINING and your body is DEPLETED…simply put, Shakeology will fuel your body properly and you will naturally eat less, gain energy, drop the detoxed junk out of your system and CURB your cravings of CARBS/SUGARS (bcz you are depleted!!!)  #2 This will be your Business and you will want to be a walking billboard of a Success Story!!! Coaching will FORCE you to put YOU FIRST and gain your BEST YOU BACK with the BEST Workouts and Supplements in Fitness (at discount not to mention)

5. Let’s HELP MORE PEOPLE: We are driven by helping people!!  Right now you are making a positive impact on the people that you are coming in direct contact with…in your classes / bootcamps / training sessions…that is a SMALL NUMBER of people!  How can you help MORE people?

Coaching allows you to help ANYONE ANYWHERE!! Because this is an online business, you can run Challenge Groups with your Facebook Friends that live in another state (for example).  People that are inspired by you, want to take class with you but simply don’t live near you 🙂

6. Help People FIND THE MISSING LINK: I’m a firm believer that to truly SEE RESULTS you must include all aspects of Fitness: Working Out (Cardio & Strenth), Eating Clean (Supplements as well) and Accountability!!  Think about why MOST PEOPLE are working out and still NOT losing weight….WHY the people you see in class every week still look the same but want to change….

Coaching will allow you to simply help people find the MISSING LINK for them to TRULY SEE RESULTS!!!  Are they working out but not eating right?  Are they doing cardio but no resistance training?  Is their diet so terrible they are tired, sluggish and don’t even know where to start?  You may be giving TIPS right now, but imagine having REAL TOOLS to truly be able to help them…tools they can gain through you!

7. Instructors can get CERTIFIED TO TEACH P90X & Coming Soon – Insanity & Brazil Butt Lift!!!  YES you heard that right, Beachbody is expanding their Group Fitness Formats!  This means these formats will be open for certification to teach in the gym setting!!  With P90X and Insanity literally airing 3 x a day, you have BRAND RECOGNITION!!  OPPORTUNITY to REACH MORE PEOPLE

If you are going to get certified to teach these formats, why wouldn’t you be a Coach???

8.  Instructors DESERVE TO SAVE $$:  As a Coach you will get a 25% discount on all products – Workouts, Shakeology & Nutritional Supplements (you are probably paying full price for some of this now at your nutritional store)

9.  Instructors dream of OPENING their OWN BUSINESS: Disclaimer – again maybe this isn’t you…but after working with thousands of Fitness Professionals over the years, most of them will say their #1 Goal is to open a Studio/Gym!!

HELLO I KNOW Because this was ME!!!!  but not anymore…

Coaching allows you to have your own business WITHOUT the RISK of starting your own from the ground up…no loan from the bank…no leaving your full time job…no debt going into opening this and definitely not the normal 2 years to pay yourself back!  Its a Business “in a box”, think of it as a “franchise” (even though its NOT)  You receive everything you need to KNOW and LEARN to be successful without the GUESSWORK…including the BRAND NAMES of P90X, Insanity, Turbo Fire & More!

10. Instructors can make a FULL TIME INCOME doing what they LOVE:  Most instructors work full time and teach classes on the side for fun.  Not really looking it as a “job”.  But WHAT IF you could do WHAT YOU LOVE and build a full time income??

Beachbody is a $600 MILLION COMPANY!!! The Coaching Business is a lucrative opportunity for those that are looking to go BIG…

check out the FACTS:

AVERAGE ANNUAL INCOMES WORKING IN FITNESS: ACE 2010 SALARIES
Group Fitness Instructor $32,000

Personal Trainer $42,000

Fitness Director $41,000

 

Beachbody Coaches: BASED ON RANK

Most Coaches work 10 hours a week***

2009 – Beachbody
Coach Rank            Average Annual Income

Emerald Rank         $2751.00

Ruby Rank                $9094.00

Diamond                  $21,966.00 (approx $400/week)

STAR DIAMOND   $164,166 – $930,000!!

 

So there you have it…10 REASONS why you should at least LOOK INTO aligning with Beachbody, how it can benefit your career and your future!!!  Watch the video below if you would like to see more.

Email me at www.kristinasullins.com if you have questions or would like to JOIN MY TEAM!!!  I would love to help you GET STARTED on this AMAZING PATH!!!

**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 located in the Coach Online Office for the most recent information on our Coaches’ actual incomes.

Tropical Shakeology – Does it REALLY work?

Tropical Shakeology – What’s In It & How is it DIFFERENT?

100 % VEGAN & ANIMAL FREE!!  Made from Whole Food Sources!!  LACTOSE & DAIRY FREE!!  With over 80 Healthy Ingredients in it….read WHY this ONE SHAKE stands ALONE!  It is the Premium Health Drink!!!!

Made with Sweet Strawberries, plus natural tropical fruits like Tangy Pineapple, Luscious Papaya, Tart Camu-Camu & Smooth Banana!!  Promised to be a Light, Refreshing Fruity Flavor that is 100% good for you!!!  The Protein Source is a Unique blend of Sprouted, Bio-Fermented Plant Proteins/Brown Rice Protein which provides Unprecedented EASE OF DIGESTION as well as 9 Essential Amino Acids!!!!

What are the Expected RESULTS?

Here are my OWN Personal RESULTS with Shakeology –

  • Lost 17lbs!
  • Busted my Sugar Cravings!
  • Improved my digestion with IBS & Spastic Colon
  • Made me CRAVE WATER!
  • Busted Coffee, Diet Pop & Energy Drink Addictions! All of them….gone!
  • Increased my All Day Energy!!!!
  • Changed my TASTE BUDS!!!  Junk Food doesn’t taste the same anymore so your body doesnt event want it!! Therefore it makes it easy to walk away, not eat it and naturally eat better!
  • Natural Appetite Suppressant!!! YOU ARE NOT HUNGRY on Shakeology!!!!

TESTED CUSTOMER RESULTS:

By the END of Week 1:

  • Improved Digestion & Regularity
  • Reduced Cravings

By the END of Week 4:

  • Increased ENERGY & Stamina
  • Lost Weight
  • Improved Mental Clarity

By the END of Week 12:

  • Lost 10lbs & 2 inches off waist on average
  • Reduced risk for diseases, including HEART DISEASE
  • Lowered CHOLESTEROL on average by 30% -70%
  • Developed healthier skin, hair & nails

ORDER SHAKEOLOGY HERE

Connect with me on any questions you may have or if you would like to purchase a 5 day trial of Shakeology**

Just SOME of the Super Fruit Ingredients in Shakeology and HOW THEY WORK –

Coconut Flower Nectar

You’re familiar with the fruit of the coconut palm, but did you know that the flowers of the coco nucifera produce a naturally sweet, delicious nectar packed with vitamin C, B vitamins, and 17 of the 20 amino acids? It also has a low score on the glycemic index, so although it’s sweet, it releases its energy slowly so you don’t get a sugar high or the resulting crash.

Luo Han Guo

Pronounced “law hawn gwah,” this fruit was discovered by Chinese monks in the 13th century. At first, they used this low-calorie, low-glycemic fruit as a sweetener for their tea. After all, it’s 300 times sweeter than sugar! But, they soon discovered that it could have a positive impact on coughs and other respiratory ailments. And recent research has revealed that it may work as an antioxidant to help eliminate the free radicals that can cause serious health concerns.

Himalayan Salt

A touch of salt can go a long way in bringing out flavor, but this salt goes a step further . . . it’s even healthy for you! This raw, untouched, unprocessed salt contains more than 70 trace minerals which help detoxify the blood and maintain a stable pH balance in cells. And all that for less than 5% of the recommended daily intake for someone on a low-sodium diet!

Konjac Root

This yam-like root has been used as a part of a healthy diet in India, China, Japan, and Korea for centuries, and for good reason: It’s recently been found that Konjac Root may be able to promote healthy blood sugar and ideal cholesterol levels, and help with regularity for optimal digestive health. Plus, if you’ve been having trouble with fighting off your not-so-healthy cravings, the fiber in this wonder food can help you out, thanks to its ability to absorb up to 200 times its weight in water, making you feel fuller for longer.

MY EAT CLEAN Grocery List

I’ve been on a MISSION for the past few years to really LEARN how to EAT CLEAN and get my Nutrition under control.  Its a learning process, but for me its about FEELING MY BEST!! Struggling w/ IBS for 20 years I have done a lot of research on what we are putting in our bodies, what’s healthy, what’s not healthy and why!  I’ve lost 17lbs but still on the journey to lose the next 5lbs…here’s a peak into my grocery list for the week!

I surround all of my meals around a LEAN PROTEIN source and then compliment with a complex CARB.  Right now I’m doing a 60 day Challenge Group so I am removing the carbs 1-2 meals a day for a short period of time.  I drink 2 shakes a day, supplement and drink tons of water!! Plus for the most part–I am Dairy & Wheat Free too!!  I don’t like to cook, that’s for sure!!! So for me I want to keep it SIMPLE!!

MESSAGE ME if you are interested in Joining My Next Challenge Group which is starting SOON…and be CONNECTED w/ the TOOLS to put it ALL Together!! Workout + Clean Eating + 1 Shake a day + Accountability = RESULTS!!

GROCERY LIST:
PROTEIN-

  • Egg Whites
  • Lean Ground Turkey
  • Starfish White Tuna in the pouch
  • Applegate Turkey (organic)
  • Salmon
  • Tilapia
  • Chicken
  • Protein Shakes
  • Cottage Cheese (good for most people, but I’m on a dairy free diet)

Carbs-

  • Oatmeal
  • Eziekal Bread/Muffins/Wraps (this is the best however I still have to limit because w/ IBS we shouldn’t eat WHOLE WHEAT)
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Brown Rice (Uncle Ben’s in pouch)
  • Quinoa
  • Fruit

Other-

  • Rice Milk (for Protein/Shakeology Shakes)
  • Salsa for flavoring of Tuna, Egg Whites
  • Veggies – lots of them!! Broccolli, Green Beans, Spinach etc.
  • Salad
  • Water- individual bottles, gallons and large bottles for workouts

Supplements-

  • Shakeology – Chocolate & Greenberry for variety
  • Protein Shake – I drink 2 shakes a day!!!! (one of each)
  • Multivitamin Activit (if you are working out HARD you still need a multivitamin w/ Shakeology)
  • Biotin
  • Apple Cider Vinegar (aids in fat burning & digestion)
  • Fennel Tea and Peppermint Oil – for IBS and digestion
  • Flax Seed Oil
  • Calcium/Magnesium (I’m on a dairy free diet so I still need to get the calcium in that I’m missing from milk, yogurt etc)

Seasonings to make your food taste good without the fat – garlic, olive oil spray, pepper etc.

I am a FREE Coach – Please connect with me if you need help w/ your Fitness or Nutrtion.  You can view more info on Shakeology, Activit Vitamins and Cal/Magnesium Supplements HERE

YOU CAN DO ANYTHING when you SURROUND yourself with LIKE MINDED PEOPLE!!!!!! Good Luck!

 

 

How To Avoid Gaining Weight at a Party

#1 Question I get asked all the time is…how to eat and enjoy yourself during the holidays or any party without gaining weight? The first thing to know is that you have to PLAN AHEAD…if you know you are going to a special event/party/holiday party etc. you MUST Plan in Advance….

1. Workout that morning! Working out the same day will help you gain energy for the rest of the day as well as boost your metabolism and control your appetite.  Making time for your workout will set your whole day up for success!!  Traditionally if you skip your workout, you feel tired and lethargic all day….which in turn can also cause you to make unwise eating decisions come party time

2. Eat Balanced Meals every 3 hours up till the Event: In theory, you may think that you do this but usually your eating/workout schedule can be thrown off around the holidays or special events.  Make the TIME to eat a balance of protein to carb ratio in small portions every 3 hours up until the event – I know some people think “I’m not going to eat until the event because I want to SAVE my calories” but actually that is the WORST IDEA because what happens is by the time you make it the event – you are STARVING!!! You probably have a headache from hunger and your appetite and cravings are so out of control you start to eat everything in sight!!!  Your metabolism is off, your blood sugars are off, energy is low and you try to feel better by eating something you probably wouldn’t have had you “prepared” ahead of time.

3. Have 1 Meal Replacement Shake the day of: Meal Replacement Shakes help in so many ways – they curb your sweet tooth!! And most likely the party you are going to has cake, ice cream and more…so I’m not saying you can’t have a piece of cake, but I am saying that if I have a chocolate/banana/peanut butter Shakeology before I go the party – I am much more likely to say No Thanks OR have ONE small piece.  Meal Replacement Shakes control your appetite and fill your stomach up as well.

4. Bring a Healthy Dish: If you know your family and/or friends are not going to have too much for you to select from for healthy choices…then bring your own dish!!!  That way you are guaranteed to be off to a Great Start!!

5. Choose Healthy Options: Ok so I know there is everything and anything at parties!!  Now if this is NOT your Cheat Day – here is what I suggest: Start w/ the Veggie Tray and Fruit Tray for appetizers, they are usually at EVERY PARTY!! Grab a bottle of water to stay hydrated.  Main Dish – Fill your plate with lean proteins like fish, turkey, chicken or lean red meat if you choose AND Veggies / Salad!!  FILL your plate w/these and leave a small amount of room for all the “other stuff”….so if you are going to have the pasta salad, potato salad, cheesy casseroles etc its a SMALL amount that you can barely fit a spoon full on your plate.  Oh and ONE plate, no seconds 🙂

6. ONE Cheat Day – If this is your cheat day….definitely TREAT yourself!!! but know that you get ONE cheat day and this is it…so whether that is cake and ice cream, alcohol or cheeseburgers?? It’s up to you…I guarantee if you start to “EAT CLEAN” 6 days a week and have ONE CHEAT DAY A WEEK, once you eat the JUNK it doesn’t event taste good anymore because your body starts to reject it….at least that has been my experience especially when I started Shakeology.

So remember, its ok to Treat yourself and NOT feel guilty….but in moderation

Life is full of Parties, Birthdays, Weddings & Holidays – you want to enjoy yourself and you should….but remember that doesn’t always have to be with “food”

And if you do cheat yourself silly, and we all have :)) You can always go on the 3 day Shakeology Cleanse on Monday and lose the pounds!

**If you would like help with your Fitness Program, Nutrition, Weight Loss etc. Please CONTACT ME below or in the INBOX on the Right and I will Coach you to Success**

Cheers!!