Fitness and Health

I have seen the need to help others create the habit of exercising daily for just 30 minutes, and so God opened the door for me to be a Team BeachBody coach once again, even while continuing to be a leader on her journey towards top rank in Young Living. This is not a conflict of interest; please allow me to explain why. I would also give a little background as to why I wanted to be a TBB coach.


Back in 2007, I became a coach in BeachBody because I wanted to help people get fit, just as I had been able to get fit. A couple years down the road, the coach with whom I had signed up quit, and I pretty much lost my way. However, I did NOT lose my passion for the programs the company offered because they truly simplified my habit of exercising daily. They had so many programs to choose from, and so I kept exercising with them. 


A couple years ago I signed up with a yearly membership they came out with called "BeachBody On Demand". I fell in love with it right away and locked in the price of $99 a year, meaning it is less than $10 a month to have access to ALL their programs, so I can pick and choose what I want to do each day. Sometimes I work on a program "as written" for 60-90 days, and other times I simply do a few routines from one and some from another. However, my daily habit of exercising continues, and that is the point I am trying to make here. BeachBody simplifies the habit for me, and so I want to help others do the same, whether they choose to become a "BeachBody On Demand" member or not. I simply want one thing: to help each person that signs up with Beachbody, wanting me as their coach, to develop the habit of exercising 30 minutes a day. That's it! 


My plan, my goal, is NOT to train other people to be coaches and do what I do - help others develop the habit of exercising daily. The journey of training confident leaders to duplicate my actions is in Young Living, not in BeachBody. That is why it's NOT a conflict of interest for me to be a TBB fitness coach in addition to being a Young Living leader on the journey to Royal Crown Diamond. As my TBB coach said to me yesterday, I simply need to create a "customer base", and have only "one leg", not two, since when I have 2 people building a business, doing what I do, I become an "Emerald Coach" and then I would need to choose to either leave my BeachBody coaching work, or leave Young Living, and I do not want to do either of those two things.


That said, if your goal is to develop and maintain the habit of exercising daily, I'd like to help you. Please visit my BeachBody coach site and sign up quickly from there. Here is the link to it: TBB coach site 

At some point in our life we need ask ourselves the question - do we want to simply continue to manage the symptoms of our illness/disease or do we actually be completely healed of it? 


If we answer that we just want to manage the symptoms so that we can live from day to day, the pharmaceutical companies will be happy to oblige. They will keep you on a faithful customer and continue to offer you the chance to get their drugs that have a multitude of bad side-effects, some which they don't even yet know of because it hadn't been tested long-term on a human being yet. It could be that perhaps later down the road they take it off the market because too many people died from it or had other bad effects, but that is not going to stop them from offering it to those who are happy to comply - believing what they say: "the benefits outweigh the risks". Really?? Do they??? In the long run, they don't have to live with those side-effects and they could care less whether we live or die; they just want us to continue to pay them for the drugs. They will even let us know that the health insurance company will cover most of the cost of those drugs - but who gets to pay the high price of the premiums? We do, out of pocket or out of every paycheck. If we are on Medical, guess who pays for that? Our taxes. In the long run, we actually are paying for those high-cost drugs in one way or another. And if all we want to do is "manage symptoms", once one drug has side-effects they will put us on another drug that will help manage those symptoms, and then on another. They may keep us alive, but at what cost? Are we becoming the "living dead" that can barely even survive from day to day, but since we are "managing our symptoms" well, we think we are okay and we are thankful for those who are giving us these drugs? Is this really the way we want to live?


If you answer no to that last question, please know that there IS a better way... we don't have to simply manage our symptoms until the day we die. We can actually completely reverse most diseases out there because most are simply illnesses that can be prevented and even cured with LIFESTYLE CHANGES. 


Yes, it's going to take some effort on our part to heal, but wouldn't it be much better to THRIVE the rest of our days, instead of merely surviving from day to day? This new lifestyle is worth the price we pay, not simply monetarily but also emotionally. If you are consistent and become disciplined enough to maintain this new lifestyle over the years, even though many will want to get you to quit and get back to your old habits, you will be thankful that you did and you may even desire to share your story to give them hope as well. 


What lifestyle changes am I talking about? It depends on each person, of course. However, usually major changes need to happen in the way we eat, our exercise patterns, our sleep habits, our stress management, and, an area that few think about but that is majorly impotant, a change in the products we curently use on ourselves and to clean our home. 


Are you ready to stop managing symptoms and start healing disease once and for all so that you can THRIVE the rest of your days? If so, then ditch the things that are causing some major harm in your body currently and take on habits that enhance your health. Start your healthy lifestyle TODAY - don't keep putting it off until some future day because 10 years from now you will still be managing symptoms and your health will have spiraled down even more. 



“There’s nothing like being a part of a group of people who value what you value and can offer you advice when you’re stuck, especially when it comes to your wellness journey... Online communities are especially great, because regardless of where you live you can connect and learn from people from all over the world.” (Alejandro Junger)


So, in this blog post I would like to share with you four Facebook groups I host (or cohost), tell you what they are about, and give you a link to each in case you want to join us:


1. If you are Christian, join us at "Healthy to the Glory of God". This group is a place for all Christians to be empowered as they live a healthy lifestyle. We believe that God will give us the power to gain control over our health issues; He will give us the STRENGTH to help us overcome temptations. Link:


2. If you are part of Young Living Essential Oils, join us at "YL Around the World". Find encouragement and tips daily, learn about the monthly promotions, etc; you can also ask questions. Link:


3. If you are a leader in Young Living, join us at "Journey to Crown Diamond" for encouragement on your journey to the top rank.  It does not matter what team you are on! We are all part of the same mission - to bring the best essential oils into the home of everyone around the globe. Link:  


4. If you are a leader in the network marketing profession, even if you are not with Young Living, join us at the "Messengers of Hope Movement" community page. We want to help get the word out about how amazing this profession truly is. Link:

It’s a combination of these 5 habits that has a lasting difference in our weight-loss and fitness efforts: 


1. Healthy eating - cut out the junk and bring in the nutrients; make sure your body is absorbing them!


2. Exercise 30 minutes daily - throughout the week incorporate all components: cardio, strength training, stretch and rest.


3. Get rid of toxins in your home. Go through each room and replace the personal products that are destroying your health for ones that enhance it. Do the same for your cleaning products and the things with which you freshen the air. 


4. Get enough sleep every night. Create a sleeping 😴 routine and stick with it. Lack of sleep is a main cause of weight gain and sickness! 


5. Learn to not stress over things that are out of your control. Learn and say the serenity prayer daily:

It’s the easiest thing in the world to play the victim role. Allowing everyone to take care of us because of whatever reason is totally justifiable in our minds and others easily convince us of it if we aren’t yet at that point. We must NEVER allow ourselves to stay in this victim-mode!

You see, when something happens to us it’s our chance to prove to others how great and powerful our GOD is. On our own strength, with our own effort, we would never be able to accomplish anything, but when we force ourselves to do the things we believe we can’t, remembering that it’s an OPPORTUNITY to radiate God’s power and might - wow! We start seeing our suffering in a totally different light. That is why we can rejoice in our suffering because we realize at those times that truly God’s grace is enough for us.

When we get any type of dis-ease it’s our chance to turn away (REPENT) from the bad habits and embrace the good ones. That is what playing an active role in our healing and recovery is all about. It’s NOT about going to the doctor on a consistent basis, getting pill after pill, or allow ourselves to willingly be placed under the knife or any other surgical procedure . It’s NOT about being brave enough to endure all the pain and suffering we get from going through chemo and radiation treatments. The reason cancer comes back, for example, is because our bodies are STILL very nutrient deficient at the end of the therapy and our bodies are now even more toxic than they were before. Now we need to recover from the treatments! Have you ever noticed that those with cancer have “nutrient-deficiency” as their cause of death on their death certificate? It’s so important to focus on filing our bodies with nutrients, getting rid of all toxins invading our body, and embracing other healthy habits like daily exercise and sleeping enough hours each night.

Making a U-Turn is usually not easy. We are totally set in our ways and it may even appear that we are being asked to give up all that is good in life; we can’t imagine ourselves not being able to do something or consume something that we currently love so much. However, when we fully embrace a renewed commitment to a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE, we can count on God being there to not only empower us every step of the way, but to also be there for us to strengthen us when we feel like throwing in the towel.

Playing an active role in our healing and recovery is all about embracing God’s way of taking care of our bodies, minds and souls. It’s all about asking God to help us stay away from the things that are slowly (or quickly)) killing us, and asking him to help us not to get stuck on quick-fixes that later on end up causing even more problems (whether we realize that those quick-fixes were the cause of it or not).

Regardless of how hard it is to make a U-Turn in your life, prayerfully ask God to help you to do that. As years go by, you will be so grateful that you made that decision. Surround yourself with people that will encourage you in this decision, and most of all, draw closer to God every day for HE will become the source of your strength, peace and joy along your journey towards health. We DO NOT have to wait until we get to heaven for our health to be restored, nor to be joyful at all times. We have God’s presence even here on earth! That is what it means when Jesus said He would not leave us orphans - He would send a helper as our constant guide and companion: the Holy Spirit.

Latest comments

21.09 | 09:50

This is very true. That is my one desire and goal as well, to please Him and bring Him glory, way less of me and so much more of Him.

17.02 | 09:06

You’re so welcome! Thank you for leaving a comment to let me know the article was helpful to you

15.02 | 14:00

Thank you very helpful

21.01 | 07:07

Yeah! That’s what being a business leader in Young Living is all about! Sharing these 10 healthy habits with others in any way we feel comfortable doing.