I love Beachbody. I have been a customer of theirs for years since I bought Power 90 ten years ago! But it wasn’t until I tried P90X and I met my coach Barbie Decker, that I really started to see amazing results.

I am a yo-yo dieter. I don’t like using the word dieter cause I don’t go on ‘diets’. Either I consistently eat healthy or I don’t. But yo-yo dieter is the term for someone who has lost and regained weight multiple times and I have lost and gained the same weight for years now.

I always find great results when I commit to one of the programs, but life gets in the way and I fall off the exercise/eating healthy wagon and end up back where I started. I have stopped berating myself when this happens. Set backs are an unfortunate part of life. But I’ve discovered there’s 2 ways of dealing with a set back.

  1. Feel sorry for yourself, give up and never try again.
  2. OR grieve a little, but accept it, let it go, get back into the right head space and try again.

What I love about the Beachbody programs is that they are always there for a fresh start and the support you get from your coach or a challenge group is priceless.

After I first completed P90X back in 2009, I found such great success that I wanted to be a coach to help others. I’ve seen first hand what obesity can do to one’s lifestyle and the suffering it can cause. Plus I know how your confidence can grow when you achieve your goals. But, at that point Beachbody coaching was unavailable in Canada.

Earlier this year, I completed my first Beachbody Challeng and had amazing success using ChaLEAN Extreme, Turbo Fire and Shakeology. I really wanted to pay it forward, but Canadian coaching was still unavailable. I really wanted to help others achieve the same success that I achieved. It’s such a rockin’ feeling! So, my boyfriend suggested I start my own coaching business and HealthySmartAndSexy.com was born.

But as luck would have it, Beachbody coaching became available this year in Canada! So I signed up right away and here I am.

If you are interested in Beachbody and any of it’s programs please don’t hesitate to ask me any questions you may have. They have so many options available (I personally have 6 programs and about to purchase my 7th) that there is bound to be something that will suit your needs. Or if you are just looking for some support from someone who knows what it takes to succeed and what it’s like to start over again and again, I am at your service :)


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The Turtle ALWAYS beats the Hare!

It sucks but it’s true. We all want fast results. Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could wake up and have all the excess fat be gone without doing or changing anything?

Unfortunately that’s not the reality and anything that claims that you will lose a large amount of weight in a very short amount of time may work temporarily but you will gain it back, so what’s the point?  In order to lose weight and keep it off you need to change your habits and behaviours. Simple as that. Real change takes time and consistency.

So stop going for the quick fix, cause the quick fix is a temporary fix. Which would you rather? Slow progress that lasts? Or, fast progress that doesn’t and causes you to end up right where you started?

I don’t know about you, but I prefer taking things slow. Slow is sexy :)

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My boyfriends 10 year old daughter is getting an MRI in a few weeks. Her knee has been been swollen and painful for over 6 weeks now. The doctors will be checking for juvenile arthritis. She is an avid soccer player with dreams of going to the Olympics one day.

A grade 8 student at my school has dreams of becoming a dancer. Her back has recently been giving her problems. The doctors have told her that her arches in her feet are really high and therefore her core is not aligned properly. It is causing the discs in her back to slip, which causes a lot of pain. She cannot miss more than 2 practices or she will be kicked off the dance team.

These are young girls who desire a life full of physical activity and at this point, it is uncertain whether or not situations beyond their control will allow their dreams to be fulfilled. I know that Avery (my boyfirend’s daughter) has been having a tough time dealing with it, and understandably so. No one wants arthritis, especially not a 10 year old girl.

Anybody with an injury or an illenss can relate.

I was in an accident at the end of April which resulted in getting whiplash. I went to physio therapy twice a week for months. And now, I can go through most of my day pain free, but I still can’t do the physical activity that I used to be able to do.

I’ve recently been feeling frumpy, so to help myself out I put on some music and danced around my condo. Dancing always helps me to feel sexier. But now my back is in pain. It’s not excruciating, but it’s still pain.

It’s the same with my flamenco dancing and weight lifting and hard core aerobics. I love the movement and music of flamenco. I love working out and pushing my body as hard as I can go, feeling my sweat and strength. I love the sense of accomplishment when I know I killed it. And now I can’t do any of it without pain.

So what do I do?

Stop exercising and feel the discomfort of feeling frumpy and lethargic due to lack of movement and serotonin production? Or continue to exercise and feel the discomfort of physical pain? Which is the lesser of two evils? Which form of discomfort should I choose?

What would I tell Avery if she were to ever confide in me?

I would tell her to do what she can, but to listen to her body. I would tell her to treat her body with the care and love it deserves even though it’s not doing what she wants. I would tell her to find another activity that gives her joy. I would tell her to walk the middle ground – move what she can, when she can. I would tell her to push herself hard enough to grow, which means some pain, but not so hard that she will be bed ridden.

What would you say? What would you tell Avery, or someone else whose body isn’t working in ideal form?

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