Are you in shock from the title?
If you know me, or have been a long time reader of this blog, then you know that I’m a vegetarian – I use that term loosely since I eat eggs, fish and dairy.
Almost 5 years ago, I made the decision to give up meat. I always knew that one day I might go back to eating it, but at that time, I needed a lifestyle change. My diet was poor, my exercise regimen was lacking and in hopes of making a change, I made the decision to cut meat from my diet.
It was never hard to cook meals without meat and I never really missed it. If there was something I was craving, I’d find a recipe and just adapt it to be vegetarian. It wasn’t exact, but it was close enough and it satisfied me.
Recently, I’ve decided to incorporate chicken back into my diet. The main reason being that when I chose to give up meat, it was so that I’d make more healthful choices and opt for veggies more frequently. However, a lot of times, I find myself at restaurants without many healthy vegetarian options, which leaves me ordering something cheese heavy…which isn’t healthy at all and is even worse for my body than chicken would be.
Also, now that I’m strength training more often, I’d like to be able to have chicken for the protein. I’m fully aware that I can get protein from other sources and I’ve been doing that for the last 5 years, but being able to cook some chicken on Sunday and use it all week for salads and what not, will make my life much easier and lead to a cleaner eating plan.
When I’m in control of the chicken I’m consuming I will be buying organic, range free, no hormones and that’s non-negotiable. I know it’ll be twice, if not more, the price, but I’d like to know that at least 80% of the time I’m getting the best kind of bird that I can. Obviously, at restaurants, I won’t have any control, but it’s not that often that I’ll be eating it out.
I still plan to eat vegetarian for 75% of my meals, I just want the option to be able to include chicken if I should want it.
I’m not going to eat red meat at all – nothing about it sounds good to me anymore. Again, that could change someday, but right now I have no desire or need for it.
I’ve also been buying Egglands Best eggs, which aren’t organic, but are definitely an upgrade from just store brand. I haven’t had dairy such as milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, or anything like that recently at all.
I had my first bite of chicken last week at Bar 145 during a Make A Wish event and let me tell you…it was delicious! I’ve had it two other times since then and am happy to have the option to eat it again if I want it.
May 11th was my 2 year anniversary of becoming a Beachbody Coach!
I completed the TurboFire program and was ready to attend LIVE classes, so it all started when I got a tweet from Chalene, which led me to Angie!
After some conversing back and forth, Angie introduced me to the Coaching opportunity and while at first I was skeptical, I realized soon after that this business was for me. I was already promoting the products through my blog, I swear by them and know they work and I have a passion for fitness and helping people – really it should’ve never been a question.
Now, two years later, while I’m not at a point in my business where I’d like to be, the amount of things I’ve had the opportunity to do, the people I’ve met and the person I’ve become has made it worth it.
In the coming year, I’d really like to see myself hit the goal of being a Diamond Coach. I’ve had this goal for two years now (since I signed up) and I’ve let things, excuses, and lack of confidence get in the way of it. On top of that, I want to continue running challenge groups and helping people lose weight. I can provide them with the tools and accountability they need, perhaps they just need a little push to commit.
Lastly, a huge goal of mine is to be a better Coach to my Coaches. I need to be their guide and cheerleader to help them reach their goals. I know my problem is absolutely my lack of confidence in myself, but I know the more I do calls and videos for them, I’ll feel better about it.
Right now, my business is coasting. Next year at this time, I want it to be booming!
It’s been a great two years and since it’s a bit of a celebration, I’m going to give something away. Here’s the deal:
2 winners will each receive one of the following:
- $25 Beachbody Gift Card
- $40 Coach sign-up fee waived (Join my team for FREE)
- 4 packets of Shakeology ($20 value)
- LIKE my Beachbody page and SHARE it on your timeline.
- Add me as your Personal Coach, which gets you a FREE membership to the Team Beachbody site. (LClement)
- Comment on this post which prize you want and why.
To be eligible, you can’t already be a Coach or have a Coach and you have to complete all three. The winner will be announced on Monday. Good luck!