43 year old Mom who plays sports

Soccer from age 5 all through high school. Tennis from age 12 through my sophomore year in college.

Ice Hockey from age 25 until present. Sports are in my blood – my parents played sports and still are.

I was taught you are never too old to do it. There has never been any limit in my life to what is possible. I choose to play sports and will play as long as I physically can.

I think sometimes people think I’m nuts for playing hockey. Probably because I grew up in San Diego, California and no one knew what hockey was.  For me, hockey has just been an opportunity to learn a new skill.

Anna Gray Hockey
Just like when I started my own business. I thrive on learning new skills and being a better version of myself each and every day.  I’m not going to lie and say that I don’t have bumps and bruises from this past weekend during the Pacific division women’s national ice hockey tournament.  But,  I will say that I am not bedridden, I am not on any medication, and overall I feel amazing!!!!!

About 10 years ago, when I was playing hockey, I was overweight and out of shape and winded on every shift I took.  I was proof that you could play hockey and be over 200. But I could not skate for longer than 30 seconds without being completely winded.   I remember being diagnosed with exercise-induced asthma in fact.  In hindsight that was another word for overweight and out of shape.
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I think I continue to play competitive hockey because it’s like a barometer on how physically healthy I am. If I weren’t playing it would be easy to skip that extra work out or eat like crap. But I do it to prove to my own self that I can still hang with the rest of them.  The girls that played in high school and college.
I’m grateful to be surrounded by incredible workouts, incredible nutrition, incredible support which allow me to keep up the pace that I would like to do for the rest of my life.  Heck I know a gentleman hockey player who is in his 80s and still get on the ice at least twice a week. I want that to be me!!!!
So I will enjoy a couple days off to recover and then I will be back choosing my workout of the day at home, drinking my nutritional shake, and hoping to inspire my two daughters.
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Age is just a number.
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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.



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