I fired my Boss | Beachbody Coach Success Story

Today is the DAY! I am RETIRING as a Full Time RN Clinical System’s Analyst (fancy name for Computer Nurse) to be at home with my 2 beautiful daughters and husband and be a Full-Time Beachbody Coach.

I Fired My Boss!

This has been a journey that started at one place and ENDED Where I WANTED it to END!

I set goals to help as many people as I possibly could part-time so that I could leave my FULL-TIME career and have the freedom and flexibility I only dreamed of having.

I encourage you to stick with me through all 12 minutes so you can see where I came from and where I am now.

If this touches you in any way please don’t hesitate to contact me at any of the below. I want to see you successful and will walk you through how I have done it STEP by STEP!

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If you are looking for a change from where you are at either physically or financially I would love to have you be a part of my team.  Please email me at coachannagray@gmail.com

What is this Paleo diet hype?

I hear the word Paleo and I remember buying a book from Mark Sisson called the Primal Blueprint (found on primalblueprint.com).  I found the book interesting but I never followed it, quite honestly I don’t know if it is Paleo or close to Paleo, I just couldn’t follow it, just not in the right mindset to absorb it.

Fast forward a couple years, and I have followed the P90x2, Insanity, Turbofire, and now Les Mills Pump meal plans.  My favorite meal plans to follow have been the Turbofire and the Les Mills Pump plans.  For me they were the most enjoyable, easiest to prepare on a busy schedule and the most likely my family would eat.

Currently, I’m in what most would consider a funk.  I just recently completed Les Mills Pump although not totally satisfied with my “push” through the last phase as my day job schedule and family schedule picked up tremendously and I fit my workouts when I could and didn’t push like I wanted to push.  My travel has continued as we just returned from a family vacation in San Diego.  So, my physical activity these couple weeks have included a challenge I started with my customers and coaches called the Beastly 9000 (300 pushups for 30 days straight) this has truly served to be a challenge especially when traveling with family on vacation. I am continuing to do my pushups and I’ll admit, averaging about 150 a day.  This week should change as I am more on a schedule even though I am traveling for work a few days this week.

So, I have covered my physical activity but I have not covered my nutrition concerns.  I am not following any particular plans especially with all the traveling I’m doing.  Then, I thought as a good coach I should not only change things up for my own body so it doesn’t get used to the same thing all the time but I should change things up and test out what other people are doing these days.

So, I see lots of Crossfit folks raving about this Paleo thing, so here goes.  I know I will be doing the Ultimate Reset in 3 weeks after all my traveling is done so I will take on The Paleo Diet for the next 2 weeks and see if the scale moves for me which is what I am hoping for because as you can imagine if you are not consistent neither is the scale.  I am only human 🙂

So far I have downloaded an app designed to help someone follow a Paleo diet while on the road so I will be using this app called Paleogogo and any resources and tips I can find on the Internet.

Have you done the Paleo diet?  What were your results? Would you recommend this and why?

“Eating Paleo doesn’t mean you are eating low carbs.  I can’t eat wheat, soy, dairy and Yeast.  I do eat rice, potatoes, peas, green beans.  You can go to Bob’s red mills.com and order all of your wheat free stuff from there….Also the reason you get bloating is your gut function is off.  Heal your gut and see how much better you do.”

-Sagi Kalev—Creator of Beachbody’s new Body Beast

My Jamie Eason 12 week LIVEFIT challenge | A Busy Mom’s experience

Over the last 3 years I have honed in on my nutrition and there are times when I am not so honed in.  After completing the Ultimate Reset I came out if it feeling amazing and inspired to keep going with my fitness journey, however I found myself grazing way more then I would have liked and along with grazing I found myself not fueling my body like I should have.  Since I work full-time as an RN I am on the go all day and if I don’t prepare, I don’t eat.  So, here I am ready to once again change that.

My body does really well on plant-based food and I have all the energy I need to get by, when I eat.  Problem is I do like a little dairy and some ground turkey.  So, as I was digging around online I realized that I have run into so many people that love the gym and have done the Jamie Eason’s 12 week LIVEFIT Trainer and have had major success that I wanted a piece of that.  One minor catch, I CANNOT get to the gym.  I work 10 hour shifts and since I am not home until late the gym is out of the question FOR ME.

So, I decided to use what I already have:  the entire library of Beachbody Products.  I looked through her 12 week program and I will be following the muscle/lifting requirements through mostly Les Mills Pump but will be using P90x for some of the days.  For the cardio days in the next phase I will be doing a 30 min Beachbody Cardio.

I do think the food plan will go hand in hand with my new plan.  Today was the beginning.  Here is what it has looked like

Day 1-  

Breakfast-5 egg white omelet, mushrooms, onions, avocado, 1 piece gluten free dry toast

Workout--Les Mills Pump-  Pump and Shred (oh my muscles are on fire!)

Mid-morning snack— 4 squares of Jamie’s Pumpkin Protein Bars (AHHH MAZING!!)

Lunch–4 oz chicken, cucumber, tomatoes, 1/4 pita bread

Mid-Afternoon snack–Fage 0% Greek Yogurt, fresh raspberries, pumpkin pie spice.

Dinner--will be 6 oz chicken, broccoli, brown rice

Evening Snack–5 egg whites, veggies

……oh yea and I have a Hockey game tonight.  I know there is not cardio in this first phase, but I cannot help myself.

What I like about her meal plan is that is perfect for us busy moms.  It is easy to prep the Protein Bars that taste like a treat, easy to prep the lean meat like Turkey Meatloaf muffins.  All of this is easy to pack and take.

I look forward to seeing how lean I can really get by doing this.  Plus I like to be a little bit creative with what I have.  Stay Tuned!

Leave me a comment if you have done this program.

What is it that you do?

I have been talking to a lot of people this week about what I do and these are people that I have connected with on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, amazing people.  I like to get to know people and what they love to do, what their family is like, do they have kids?  Are they married?  What do they do for a living?  I love finding that stuff out, but why?  To stalk them?  Well of course not!! I love to get to know them because I want to naturally make sure they are living their life to the fullest and if I found that out than I can ensure that I can be available no matter what their needs are.

So, really what do you do?  Well during the day I am a Registered Nurse and yes I still am doing that.  I invested in my college education, I take pride in what I do for a living as I had climbed the corporate ladder quickly and to me that is kind of like the prize.  By climbing the ladder I have also climbed the pay scale, not gonna lie.  I also have to admit that by doing that, my husband and I have acquired property to maintain and kids to feed and send to their various activities which require money.  For a long time I felt like people may think differently of me because I was not doing my business fulltime and still was having to commute 4 days a week, 45 min each way.  Was she not successful in her business?  Hmm, I am not sure I trust her because she is still working fulltime, shouldnt she already be doing her business fulltime?  These are the things I constantly told myself, until one day I realized that I was going to embrace IT ALL!!  Why not that is MY STORY!  Yes I work fulltime and yes I run a successful business parttime and YES I wish I was home with my kids at this point of the evening (7pm) but I am still at work.  So why do I do it?? and again what is it that you do?

Anna Gray

Well now for my business.  I am an Independent Beachbody Coach, you may or may not have heard of it.  Those people that make “PX90”, “P90x” or more likely nowadays “Insanity”, yeah those are the people I work with.  How do you work with them and what exactly do you do?  Well I am business partners with them.  I own my own business (keep in mind I had never owned a business before in my life), Beachbody was kind enough to do a Success Story that kind of explains it a bit more HERE.  So over the last three + years I have enjoyed working out and eating healthy doing just about every Beachbody workout program they have, drinking Shakeology on a daily basis, living an amazing healthy life, keeping my family happy and healthy.  OK so you do that for a business but how do you make money in that and why would you want to do that on top of your 40 hour a week job.

I make money by helping people!

You what?  Yes everytime I help someone find a tool that they can use to reach their fitness, nutrition or financial goals and help them get started with it and help them continue to reach the goals they set out to reach, I get paid.  Well doesnt that mean you are taking advantage of them because you want to earn money?  No, in fact remember in my first paragraph I say I try and get involved in people’s lives to ensure that I help them live the most healthy and fulfilling life they possibly can.  That is where this comes into play.  Before I even set them up with the tools they will use I make sure that those tools are geared towards them 100% by asking lots of questions.  I am not here to sell you a product, I am here to sell you a lifestyle.  I want to see your results just as much as you want to see your results…. Your results mean that I can share them with others and inspire others that may think it is not possible to reach those goals.  So by you getting results you have done me a favor and have opened the doors for me to help even more people.  I am completely vested in your success.  Well do you get paid per hour for coaching, NOPE!! I receive commissions when I connect individuals with their programs that we mutually agree upon and that is it.  Well that doesnt sound fair to you?  Well actually it makes me want to work harder so that you do get the goals you are looking for because I DON’T WANT TO WASTE MY TIME.  Get it?  Your success is my success.

Well isn’t this one of those MLM things how does that work?  Once again this is a results driven business.  Results is not defined by weight loss, although most of them are.  Results are defined as outcome of something, in this case a workout program, healthy nutrition and 1 on 1 support as well as group support.  When you receive results, any results, people want to know how you did it?  When someone looses 100 lbs they ask, “how did you do it?”  when someone says their cholesterol dropped 30 points, people ask “how did you do it?  My doctor just put me on medications”.  When someone says they have the most energy they have ever had in their life, someone will as “how did you do it?”  When you start to see results, it is only natural to want to help those that ask you “how you did that?”  so what is the next step?  YOU BECOME A BEACHBODY COACH.  Those that lead in this business with their heart and set out to help as many people as possible end up fulfilling their financial goals.  Goals they probably never dreamed of.

I can tell you I don’t live pay check to pay check, I have money to go out on date nights and take vacations and out to dinner on a whim.  That is where my heart has lead me.   I never got in this business strictly to make money.  I actually got in this business to change lives just as my life was changed but guess what, I am not afraid to say I make money in this business.  In fact at this moment in time I make over what I made graduating from college and over what my husband made working at Federal Express for 15 years.

So, when are you going to leave your job?  I am going to leave my job when the time is right, when I have reached my financial goals and have done what I have needed to do to set myself up so that I don’t have to look back on any regrets.

I hope this helps you understand what I really do and why I do it and most of all why I pour my heart into it.

If this sounds like something you would like to do or if you are in need of finding your way in life with your health, fitness or finances.  I am here for you at no charge to you.  Hit the Contact Button on this site and I will get back to you as soon as possible.  I look forward to working with you.