This morning I got the coolest surprise I just HAD to share it with you all! My husband surprised me with a fun Rifle Paper Co. (my favorite designer and friend!) card (Certificate of Awesome! Ha! Awesome.) and a little note about how he pre-ordered me a VESSYL!
I'm so excited!!! Have you heard of VESSYL? They are these INCREDIBLE cups that track all your liquids, how much you drink, and the nutritional content of them all day long. How crazy is that?!?!?!
And, he knows me so well, he ordered me the one with the BTFP blue rim! Gotta love a man that pays attention to details!
Prepare to have your mind blown!!! Here's a video about VESSYL and how crazy cool and innovative they are! EEK! I can't wait to get it! I'm gonna put Shakeology in it and blow it's damn mind! ;)
Thursday, August 14
Wednesday, August 13
Today is my 1 year anniversary from when I signed up as a coach. I absolutely cannot believe that a year has gone by so quickly! When I signed up I had no idea what to expect. I bought my challenge pack and joined a challenge group and dove right in but I wan't sure what was going to come of the whole thing! I know I keep saying the same thing over and over, that I just can't believe how much my life has changed, but that's because it's true. And so much has transformed that I am having the hardest time putting it all into words that I feel give it any justice. I'm going to share a little bit about my last year before we launch into the giveaway so keep reading!
This time last year I was in a completely different physical form. I was exhausted all the time. I was sad. I had zero self confidence. I felt like we were constantly treading water financially. When you are self employed it can be stressful because money seems to come in waves and you can't fully predict when the next wave will come. When you have a child, that lifestyle becomes highly stressful! Add to that my utter lack of health, a body that was breaking down, and the exasperated feeling of a person who had tried everything to help herself with nothing working and it adds up to a dark place. I thought I'd give you a little visual recap of my last year. So much still isn't included. As I was going through all the images that I loved that I felt like were highlights I kept finding more and more and it made me so happy to see so many moments as highlights in my journey. Was it easy? Not really. It was hard to get up and move my body every day. It was hard to learn how to manage my time better. It was hard to push myself outside of my comfort zone and share about myself and about my new adventure. But it was also the most natural thing ever because the sheer joy and excitement that I've felt since the very beginning has made every moment feel like I am in the right place at the right time!
As you can see from the photo in the top left and the photo in the bottom right, I've come a long way baby...
In the last year I've had the privilege (yes I say privilege because I feel so blessed that these tools even exist!) to try T25, P90X3, the 21 Day Fix, and Piyo as well as to be certified as a Piyo instructor and to taste every single flavor of Shakeology available!
I have worked as a photographer, traveled, vacationed, celebrated, had hard times, had huge victories (like losing 70 pounds total and paying off our credit cards) and defeats (like losing my rank and having to rebuild my team from scratch in the beginning of this year!) all in the last 12 months. I am living and breathing proof that you CAN make it happen for yourself no matter what the circumstances! And through it all I've been committed to remaining consistent in my new healthy AND POSITIVE habits. I've never felt more incredible in my entire life. And now I have the distinct honor of not only continuing to help other people find the right tools to help them with their fitness goals and lead them daily in my online fitness challenges, but I also get to mentor a team of coaches who are all doing the same things in their own lives, having their own personal transformations and helping others to do the same! Watching my team grow and bond and hit milestone after milestone is one of the greatest joys! Being able to watch people rediscover their joy and passion and zest for life, to see them find the light at the end of their financial troubles tunnel, to watch them become the best and happiest versions of themselves that they can be, there's nothing like it.
It's probably why I smile so much now-a-days... ;)
So to celebrate I thought it would be fun to do something I never do. I'm going to be giving away an entire back of regular Strawberry Shakeology! That's an entire month's worth of servings and a $130 value! I'm also throwing in my FAVORITE smoothie straws of all time, because obviously. Check the photo for the rules!
You can earn up to 3 entries into the contest which will end Sunday at 11:59pm!
1 entry for making me your free coach. Do that here.
1 entry for sharing the image below in instagram with the hashtag #happybirthdaybecka (tag me too if you'd like @beckarobinson)
1 entry for sharing a link to this blog post on FB and tagging me so I can see you!
Year one was amazing. Full of memories and blood, sweat, and tears. New friendships and community and a feeling of accomplishment that I will never forget. But this is JUST THE BEGINNING. I plan of being a top coach with Beachbody, I love it too much to back down now! I want to help as many people as possible who are in the spot I was at this day last year! I NEVER want anyone to feel as bad as I felt about myself. I want everyone to feel as amazing as I feel today! If you're reading this and it's starting to pull at your heart (you know the pull) and you're starting to wonder "What if...?" for yourself don't hesitate! Get in touch with me right away so I can share with you all about this! I can get you plugged into our next challenge group and this could be your DAY ONE! How exciting! Or if you know you are ready to jump in and you want to build a business based on positivity and helping others and all that fun stuff, fill out my mentorship application here.
Thank you so very much, from the bottom of my heart to everyone who has followed along with my journey, sent me encouraging notes, liked or commented on my posts, and just in general been uplifting! I have the absolute best friends, family, and social media friends that anyone could hope for and you all give me so much inspiration and motivation to keep moving forward! xo.
Tuesday, August 12
I've had THREE (As if that's a lot! HA- I like to pretend I'm an influential blogger.) people tell me in the last week that they loved Coffee Cup Chats so I thought I'd bring them back! (Cute the angel chorus!) Because I am still just as passionate as ever about inspiring creative entrepreneurs to successes they never dreamed imaginable. And if Coffee Cup Chats helps that to happen, then who am I to stop the series. If you like these, please share! The more the merrier for our weekly coffee time!
Grab your coffee and get in a cozy seat because today we're talking about... failure.
I heard a story once about loggers in India and the elephants they used to help them in their work. (Stay with me, I'm going somewhere with this...)
Elephants, being much larger than the loggers needed to be restrained from escaping so that the loggers wouldn't lose their valuable assistants. There was no way that the loggers could restrain a full grown elephant, they knew that. So they took the elephants as babies and tied their leg to a stake that they drove down into the earth so tight that the baby couldn't pull it out. Night after night the baby elephants would try to pull themselves free but they just weren't big enough or strong enough. So eventually they gave up.
But the elephants grew. They grew to be strong giants capable of power the loggers could only dream of. And every night the loggers would tie the elephants foot to the same stake in the ground. And every night the elephants would stay put.
Didn't the elephants realize that they were now big and strong enough to pull free from a tiny wooden stake? They didn't even try anymore. The loggers knew that the elephants would give up trying as babies and they wouldn't realize as they got bigger that they had the power to break free.
They wouldn't even try.
Because they had tried and failed before.
So they remained in captivity. Even though they were more powerful than those that restrained them. Even though they could so very easily snap the rope or pull out the stake. They didn't try because they remembered trying and failing before.
Do I even have to draw out the parallels? Everyone starts somewhere. Every business goes through it's infancy. And we all start with big dreams and big goals and lots of ambition. And sometimes, like the baby elephants we get staked to the ground by those that would try to keep us captive. We pull and we twist and we just can't break free. We're told we can't do it. Our dreams are laughed at, or worse. And we stop trying to break free. And then without realizing it we grow into these massive beasts of power and grace and we don't even try to break free from our old bounds. The ones we could so easily snap without effort. We're too afraid to even try. And because of our fear we are held captive. Our old captors are no longer holding us hostage, our fear is.
What is the stake that you're tied to today? Give it a little tug. You may be bigger and stronger now than you think.
Monday, August 11
On the eve of my 1 year anniversary as a coach I'm filled with so many thoughts! A year ago I would have never thought my life in 12 months would be where it is right now. As a new coach I signed up hoping with the last tiny embers of a spark within me that this would FINALLY be something that worked and would help me get control of my health and weight. After trying every diet, fad, doctor, mealplan possible I was at the end of my rope. I was ready to throw in the towel and just give in to always being overweight, unhappy with myself, uncomfortable in my skin, exhausted, full of anxiety, depressed, and feeling super alone in all of it.
I tried T25 after a few different friends all had some impressive results with it. And I signed up as a coach from the very beginning because I knew if I did it that way it was free for me to become a coach and I'd be able to get a 25% on Shakeology for my 2nd month doing T25. (It's a 10 week program! It also happens to be on sale right now.)
What I didn't expect when I signed on was that I would be able to lose all the weight I gained in my pregnancy (and more!), make huge financial strides that would send us on free all-inclusive vacations two years in a row, be able to get us out of consumer debt completely with earning from coaching, to be able to feel the incredible joy from helping others to have the same positive experience I did and to find the community I'd been missing so badly and never thought I'd find again! A community of people who genuinely care about me and want to see me succeed. I've found my sisters! And it's incredible!
If you are new here, I am a Beachbody coach. I had such an incredible experience with Beachbody's fitness programs and Shakeology that I wanted to be able to pay that forward and help other people have the same results! I lost 70 pounds and ditched my depression and anxiety! I quit coffee and ice cream with the help of Shakeology and now fuel my body the good stuff it needs every day which keeps me feeling amazing from morning to night with no weird blood sugar dips and spikes and no dreaded afternoon crash! I lead monthly online fitness challenges as well where people just like you and me commit to 1 month of healthy eating and workouts and go through it together! Each day I post an accountability assignment or inspirational post to help keep you motivated and we talk about food, self-talk, shopping, meal planning, and more!
I also am not a mentor for other people who want to do this same thing as a way to make anything from a little extra income to a full time income! My team (apply to join us here) went from not even ranked out of 200,000+ at the beginning of the year to the #385 team!!! We are planning on breaking into the top 100 by the end of the year! Woop!
I am living proof that you are not stuck! You aren't stuck in unhealthy habits, you aren't stuck in your current financial situation, you aren't stuck feeling all alone! If you've been looking for a way to re-connect, to re-commit, or to start on a new adventure, THIS IS IT!
I can't believe a year has gone by so quickly! What are you waiting for? A year from now you're going to wish you had started today! ;)
Wednesday, August 6
I'm not going to lie, when this trend first started all I could think when I saw it was "talons" because the nails were so long and pointy. But, as with anything fashion-related as this trend has gone more mainstream it's also become more subdued. And now that it's not as claw-like, I'm kind of into it. My nails aren't quite long enough for this yet but I've noticed myself shaping them more oval with a bit of a point just like an almond. It's actually super flattering and elongating to your fingers. But I know that it's a strong statement on your hands so I have a feeling opinions are going to be all over the board on this one! I'm totally into it! Let's see if I can grow my nails out long enough to make it happen!
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So what do you think? Do you think these are cool? Would you rock this shape?... Dig or Ditch?