Wednesday, December 21

PERSONAL | Happy Winter Solstice!


I've been wanting to do something special for Winter Solstice since I realized what an interesting holiday it was last year but was too late to plan anything special. Luckily, this year, I remembered in advance and was able to plan a few little things out! Today is the Winter Solstice, the "shortest" day of the year and the official first day of winter. Historically, this day has marked the shift in the seasons where the days switch from getting shorter and shorter to longer and longer! As you can imagine, back in times before electricity and water heaters, this was a big deal! For the people who lived off the land, this was their light at the end of the tunnel. They knew that from this point on, things were just going to get better and better each day.

I don't know about you, but for most people 2016 was a mess! So I think this is a fitting holiday to say goodbye to the darkness and welcome to some fresh new light! In fact, that's one of the main celebrations that went along with the solstice. Along the lines of New Year it was a day to reflect on the last year and release it and look forward to the new one and usher it in! Just like winter is a time of death so that in spring there can be rebirth, this was a time for the people to say goodbye to the previous year and usher in the new.

For me, I really wanted to add Winter Solstice to our December celebrations. But as a family that already celebrates Christmas I wasn't sure how (since so many of the traditions overlap). So I picked just a few that we'll incorporate this year and maybe next year we'll add in some more. To me, at the core, Winter Solstice is a time to slow down, appreciate the turning of the seasons and nature, spend time together as a family, and release the past year to usher in the new light.

Some of the solstice traditions I chose to incorporate this year were...

➳ Baking holiday baked goods to give to family and friends.
➳ Making Scotch Eggs.
➳ And once the sun goes down, lighting candles to usher in the light.
And lastly...
Making holiday bird and squirrel ornaments and decorating our backyard trees with them.

bird seed pinecones

Solstice Bird Ornaments: 
➳ Wild bird seed
➳ Creamy peanut butter
➳ Pinecones, twine, and branches

Just spread the peanut butter over the pinecones (they work best if they are more open so you can really pack it in) and then roll them in the birdseed (I poured mine in a big plate to make it easy for my 4 year old to do mess-free). Use the twine to tie them to the branches of a tree or create a hanger like we did from a larger branch. Decorate with christmas tree springs and twigs or flowers from outside. Hang it in a place the birds love and sprinkle some extra bird seed around the earth underneath so they know there's good stuff to be found! 

Who knows, maybe this will become a new family tradition and grow each year? I love that the focus is so similar to Christmas but not about presents at all. It's a fun way to switch gears and think about nature and our family as well as to reflect on the year that is ending and usher in all the excitement and positivity for the year that's ahead! Happy Solstice friends!






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Wednesday, November 30

Thanksgiving Joy





We spent this Thanksgiving celebrating at my mom's new home! Complete with vintage tablescape, homemade gluten free pies, and peacocks! I hope your holiday was full of joy! xo, B
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Monday, October 10

MAKE // Chocolate-Dipped Honeycomb Superfood Smoothie Recipe


In our house, we are currently a little obsessed with bees. In the last week, not a day has gone by when my son has not told me some sort of fact about honeybees. So when our friend posted a photo on Facebook of all the new bees that he's soon to be bee-keeping in his own backyard, the discussion about bees and honey roared right back into life! Today we watched Bee Movie and themed our superfood smoothies with the goodness that bees give to us! My superfood smoothie mix already has tons of superfoods in it, so there's really no need to beef it up but bee pollen granules taste like tiny honey-flavored sprinkles so it's basically a win-win since my 4 year old thinks they are delicious and I know they are loaded with quercetin which acts like a natural antihistimine! It's also full of amino acids and it's all natural unlike store bought decorative sprinkles. Plus, honey is delicious and a little drizzle on top of a smoothie will almost always guarantee me that it will get my little man excited to drink it all down. PS. Using local honey is the best if you want to get the anti-allergy benefits since you want to be ingesting honey from the local plants in your area!

RECIPE:
1 cup almond milk
1 cup water
1 packet (or scoop) vegan chocolate shakeology*
drizzle of local honey
1/8 tsp local bee pollen
ice

METHOD:
Combine all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until the consistency of a milkshake. Top with a drizzle of honey and bee pollen and enjoy immediately! (You could shake it up as well in a shaker cup with ice if you prefer a more chocolate-milk type drink instead of a milkshake type drink.)


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Sunday, October 9

Moving Day! Our Little Stone Lakehouse.

We bought a house! I still can't believe it! If you follow me on social media you might have seen us looking at houses and you might have read some cryptic posts from me during the nightmare that was our 35 day closing, but it was all worth it because the little mid-century beauty is officially all ours!

Let me back up for a minute. Two years ago I was at a retreat where I was asked to participate in an exersize where I closed my eyes and envisioned my life as I dreamed it. The future I wanted. I was asked to step into it, to feel how it felt, to smell how it smelled, to see who was there, what did it look like, where was I, what was happening? With tears I started scribbling down a fantasy of a future I wasn't certain I'd ever see. You see, as a self employed photographer, we lived booking to booking. We had more than enough for ourselves, but not much extra for our future. I never thought that home ownership, let alone dream ownership was in the cards for us. It wasn't until I fell in love with coaching and started to allow my vision to shift that I started to believe it was possible for us! You see, as a photographer, my income was limited to me, to where I could physically be as the artist. I could only be in one place at one time taking one photograph at a time. But as a coach, I am able to connect with people all over the place virtually and leverage myself across digital media systems to be able to do more than 1 thing at a time and thus, build a much more scalable business with residual income and so much more freedom to actually enjoy the life I'm building! (Join my next info session on what being a coach on our team is all about here!)

My vision that I wrote down on tear streaked notebook paper? It was of a lakehouse, with lots of big windows and natural light. A big, open kitchen where I could bake and my son sitting at a table working on his homework. A dock with a boat and wakeboards and jet skis and all manner of fun outdoor activities. The house where his friends would want to come. Teenage boys eating all my food and then burning the daylight on the lake while I sit in the shade with dear friends and connect over life and dreams and shared visions. Holiday gatherings, the smell of pine and cinnamon, laughing, a safe place where everyone feels welcome to help themselves and make themselves comfortable. I read it aloud to a room full of women with tears in their eyes and just like that, it was burned in my brain. I didn't know how, but I knew I was willing to work harder than ever to make it happen.

Fast forward two years later... it's closing week. My dream hanging in the balance. We'd been told multiple times that we wouldn't be able to get the house, that the sellers were too hard to work with, that they refused to do their part, that we should just walk away, but I knew this was our home and I was willing to fight for it. So we did. We had been told that we were clear to close. Then we were told that there was a problem on the sellers side. Then we were told that the problem had been resolved. Then another issue blocking our way. As of midnight the night before our closing we were told it probably wasn't going to happen. Our closing was at 9am. At 10am I received a call that I will remember forever... "I just want to let you know that I don't know how they did it, but our team got everything resolved and if you can make it at 1pm you can close today!"

Of course, nothing is ever as simple as it seems, and after another 72 hours of the sellers making our lives difficult, we finally had the keys in our hands and the documents signed. The little stone lakehouse was ours!

We moved in last weekend in a blur of hurricane craziness, dust, sweat, and sage. I'm not sure I've ever felt as calm as I do in this space. Sure, it's disheveled and unfinished and full of boxes not yet unpacked, but it's home. It's OUR HOME.

I'm writing this blog post from our breakfast nook that overlooks our backyard and the lake. It's breezy outside, I can see the branches of an oak tree gently dancing around against the pale blue of the sky and the sun is glistening off the lake as if someone was sprinkling it with silver glitter. There's a man in a jet ski doing circles and as soon as I hit publish I'm going to change into my suit and take my paddleboard out on our lake for the first time! I envision a dock and a little beach and a fire pit and twinkle lights out there. They'll come in time, as will the rest of our future and personal touches. But for now I'll stare at photos from our move in weekend and be filled with gratitude and contentment knowing that we're building this dream life with passion and intention one step at a time and step 1, the biggest step, is now happily complete!

Here's some photos from the last few days...









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Saturday, August 20

FITNESS // Letting Go of Just Pretty...


It's not my life's purpose to be pretty for you.
That's a thought I had the other day reading an insult someone left on one of my photos on Instagram. And in that moment I felt empowered. Empowered because I had realized that my life is about more than how attractive I am to others. And yet, when I got my photos back yesterday from a quick photo shoot my brain did not instantly go to "how empowered you look, Becka!" it instead starting picking apart every tiny perceived imperfection...

I've lost 70 pounds. And still, I don't feel like an after most of the time. I feel like a constantly-in-progress-almost-there-but-never-quite-there person. What does a perfect body even look like anyway? Surely I'll never have one by society's standards. I'm too short, I'm too curvy. My boobs are too small and my thighs are too big.  My facial features are both too strong and too weak. I'm knock kneed. My torso is super short. My thighs touch when I'm standing straight. And I have double chins anytime I'm not looking perfectly straight ahead. And I hate all those things. I'd love to tell you I'm some evolved pillar of girl-power that knows none of that matters but I live in the real world and on some level some of it does matter... or at least... it feels like it does.

And that's what pisses me off the most really. That in a modern world where women can be anything we like, what do we spend all our time and mental energy trying to be? Pretty.

Not pretty smart. Not pretty funny. Not pretty accomplished. Just pretty.

So I'm writing all this to tell you that I really don't have the answer. But I'm working on it. I'm working on understanding that my value is not strictly in the symmetry of my face. It really doesn't matter how many people in this world think that I'm beautiful. A combination of genetics, choices, and life experiences have made my body what it is today. And it's the only one I've got to work with. And I want so much more in this lifetime than to just be thought of as pretty.

My job is not to have the tiniest waist. The perkiest boobs. The longest legs. The smoothest skin. The most lustrous hair. From an evolutionary biology standpoint, I've already passed my genes on to the next generation so really... why all this effort in trying to be attractive to potential mates? I should just consider my life on earth a smashing success and stop with all this fussing! HAHA!

Every time I look at a photograph of myself, or stare into the mirror in a fitting room at an outfit cut for someone with the dimensions of a 6 foot tall size 2 model (seriously why are shoulder straps so long in size small tops? Who has shoulders that high anyway?!), I'm reminding myself that my job is not to be just pretty. No matter what social media, or the celebrities, or the advertisements say.

Just pretty alone is silencing us. It's distracting us. Make us spend all of our time fussing over the state of our skin and the length of our eyelashes and maybe we'll be too busy to make any real impact on this world. Not me. Not any longer. I don't want to be just pretty.

I want to be pretty inspiring. Pretty influential. Pretty impactful. Pretty brilliant. Pretty creative. Pretty giving. Pretty remarkable. Pretty helpful. Pretty revolutionary. Pretty beloved. Pretty extraordinary.

So today I'm working on it. And I might not be fully able to let go of it all yet, but I'm getting closer every day. Learning to love myself more every day. Building a community of people who feel the same every day. So that we can make real change in our own lives and the lives of others.

So if you take nothing else from reading this I hope you remember this... you are so much more than just pretty.



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Thursday, August 18

PERSONAL // There He Goes...

first day of school

He didn't even cry.
I might have a little bit.
He's just so big. 
And so precious.
And so sweet. 
And I'm honestly a little bit scared that school will change him. 
But I know that school will change him. 
And I know it will challenge him.
And I know people will be mean to him. 
And I'll want to spit on them. 
But I won't. 
Because this is a fancy school.
And I'm sure spitting is frowned upon.
He was so brave.
Even though I'm not.
At 4 and a half he got out of the car and walked himself in. 
Pre-K is the new Kindergarten, you guys. 
This moment was big. 
And he's so big.
And there he goes.
And here I stay. 
And now I'm a little bit more nervous
every moment of the day.
Because my heart is now spending 7 hours living
outside of my chest.

#firstdayofschool

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Wednesday, August 17

My Favorite Recipe From the Ultimate Reset! Creamy Zucchini Soup!


I'm probably not supposed to share this with you, but I'm going to because it's so good that I can't keep it from you. You must try it and add it into your clean eating rotation!

On week 1 of the Ultimate Reset I saw this recipe for Vegan Cashew Zucchini Soup and I instantly was not excited about it. Are you excited about it after reading that? Probably not, right? It sounds gross. Let's all just be honest with each other for a minute. But I was so wrong, and you need to know about it!

First things first...

I'm the realest.

(Sorry, I couldn't resist! Anyways...)

This soup is so simple. Just promise me you'll try it because I know it looks and sounds like there's no way it can be any good but it just absolutely is! It tastes decadent! It tastes like it's loaded with heavy cream but it's not! It's basically just zucchini and cashews, ya'll! I made a few tiny tweaks with my version that deviate slightly from the original recipe and I'm gonna share them with you!

If you do try this, pretty please take a picture and tag me with it on social media and tell me how you like it!


Vegan Creamy Zucchini Cashew Soup (adapted slightly from the Ultimate Reset)

Ingredients:
2 oz. raw cashews (about 34)
3 organic medium zucchinis, cut into dollars
1/2 cup water
Himalayan salt
Bragg's Liquid Aminos
1 tbs. olive oil
Black pepper

Preparation: (makes 2 servings)
1. In a small bowl, soak the cashews in 1/2 cup of water for 1 hour
2. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, cook the zucchinis in olive oil until tender (add in salt, pepper, and a few spraws of bragg's to taste)
3. Place soaked cashews with water into blender or food processor, add zucchini and blend until smooth. Heat if desired (I like mine served warm!) Top with a tiny drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper. I put a tiny bit of truffle salt on mine with some dried chickpeas and it was incredible!

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If this looks yummy to you and you are feeling off after summer vacation, crazy off schedule routines, and back to school, then you should join my September 21 Day Yoga Cleanse!


Have you ever wished you could have someone hold your hand and walk you through exactly what to eat, when to eat, and guide you through a gentle yoga flow each day? Well I'm about to make your dreams come true!

 I'll be leading you through this 21 day cleanse I've been doing to help you push the reset button on your nutrition! We won't be focused on any workouts but gentle yoga and stretching and I'll give you access to 21 days of yoga workouts you can do from the comfort of your own living room! I'll give you all the recipes, all my tips on how to make them delicious, and daily support in a private group where you'll have 24/7 access to me and the other people joining us! Sounds fun right?

If you know you wanna jump in with me then click the button above to order your kit right away! It comes with everything you need including vegan shakeology as a special treat! Email me a screenshot of your confirmation and you'll be registered fully! You must order via the link above though to have access to everything! We'll be kicking off in September so you have some time to mentally prepare, and I'll be working with you on prep and setting some goals! If you have questions, just shoot me an email and I'm happy to answer them! 



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Tuesday, August 16

COFFEE CUP CHATS // Public Speaking and the Introvert... A Love Story

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I found a video of myself recently from just a few short months into my coaching career. I remember filming it. It took me 3 hours to record a 3 minute video for part of a training I was asked to participate in by my mentor.

My mentor, who is a dynamic, charismatic, beautiful, graceful, and inspiring public speaker had asked me to contribute a short video on a topic I loved. No problem right? I sat on the floor of our guest room recording take after take after take trying to get something that didn't completely suck.

I actually really love public speaking, even though I'm not the best at it (yet!) because I love the energy of getting to share face to face with people. I'm so passionate about what I do as a coach, about helping people change their lives, and I truly believe that people have so much more potential than they think so any chance I get to communicate that, I jump on it!

I recently watched that video and cringed. I've come a long way in my public speaking. And while I've still got a ways to go I thought I'd share a couple tips for any of you who are just starting and who are feeling like you'll never get any better. You will! Even if you're shy like me!

Tip #1: Be Prepared 
Knowing your topic, knowing your main talking points, and feeling confident are so key. Because even if you go off script, if you know your stuff you'll still be able to speak with passion and conviction and do an incredible job.

Tip #2: Love What You Are Talking About
When at all possible, choose topics and opportunities to share about something that you are crazy passionate about. I'd rather hear someone who is crazy passionate about something riff than someone who doesn't care give a flawless but cold presentation.

Tip #3: Imagine The Crowd is Just 1 Big Entity
For me, the more people are watching, the easier it is. I get more nervous speaking in from of small groups where I can see every person's individual reactions. That's when I start to get in my own head. If I say something funny and no one smirks then I start to wonder if I suck. But the more people there are, the easier it is for those individual faces to blur into one big sea.

Tip #4: Do It More
The best way to get better at something is to do it more. The reason I'm a much better speaker now than I was 3 years ago is because I've been speaking at least once a week every week. I host a team training call weekly, I speak on trainings for other teams all the time and I speak at live events whenever I get the chance. I want to be better and I know the only way to do that is to practice!

Tip #5: Don't Be Afraid To Be Human
Some of my favorite speakers to watch, and some of the presentations that have had the greatest impact on me have been ones where the speakers weren't textbook perfect. They were human. They fumbled for a word, maybe they got choked up, maybe a technical difficulty derailed them and they had to shake it off. Being able to roll with the punches and not let it trip you up is big! So just go into it knowing that everyone will appreciate seeing you be real and don't worry too much if you stumble for a step or two. You got this!
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Friday, August 12

The First Annual Arrow Tribe Top Ten Dinner!


This year at Coach Summit, I knew I wanted to do something really special for my team. But I wasn't sure what. In such a small area, with so many coaches in town, it's hard to book big event spaces so I knew hosting a big party wasn't in the cards for me. But I could do something intimate. I liked the idea of a small group of some of my best coaches, treating them, spoiling them, spending one on one time with them and just really making them feel special for all the hard work they do!

As I thought more and more about that I loved the idea of a small, intimate dinner! We decided to figure out who the Top 10 coaches on my entire team were as a way of truly celebrating the people who go above and beyond. With a list in my hands of the coaches on my team who were the biggest movers and shakers, I sat in the living room with my mom (my assistant), my husband (my right hand man), and my son (my motivation) and we individually called each person on the list to personally invite them to a very special evening!

As Summit got closer we surprised them by letting them know we'd be taking them to a private dining experience and not only that, we'd be picking them up in a limo and dropping them off at opening ceremonies in style! I was so excited. How often do you get to roll around town in a stretch limo with some of your favorite people?!

We hosted the dinner at Adele's. It was incredible! Adele's is a Jonathan Waxman restaurant in Nashville and they were incredible to work with! We highly recommend them! They had a private space in the back of the restaurant where we had a giant area all to ourselves with a long table we could all share! Adele's worked with us to pick out a menu ahead of time so we had a vegetarian option, chicken, and steak as well as an incredible kale salad (seriously, it will challenge everything you think about vegetables), gourmet sides, and dessert and they served everything family style which I LOVED since to me, our team IS family!

We laughed, we shared, we ate probably a little too much, and I got to tell everyone how thankful I was to have them on our team and to get to do this amazing coaching thing beside them! We left dinner stuffed, cheerful, and ready to head to Opening Ceremonies where a bunch of my team was being recognized for their accomplishments and where Beachbody announced a bunch of exciting new stuff! (More on that later!) It was an incredible evening! A night I plan on making an annual tradition for my team because it felt so special!

Here's a few of my favorite photos from the evening...



You can see the whole gallery of images from our Top Ten Dinner on my Facebook page if you want to see all that went down!
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Wednesday, August 10

PERSONAL // House Shopping: The Good, The Bad, and The Maybe


Goodness gracious ya'll. We weren't even planning on buying a house this year. Isn't that always our famous last words? We really weren't! We'd talked to our financial planner. We'd set some goals. We looked at market trends. We decided we would wait till 2017 at the earliest to buy a home. And not just any home, our first home! Neither of us have ever purchased a house before. So this was big!

And I don't know why, but somehow I found myself on Zillow and found myself a pretty blue house on a lake and all of a sudden in a whirlwind of 24 hours we were pre-approved with a mortgage broker and a realtor and we were unlocking the door to take a closer look.

Here's where looking for houses in real life starts to get much harder than browsing homes on Pinterest had previously led me to believe. Houses in real life come with so much baggage. Taxes and titles and offers and bids and upgrades and OH MY GOSH DID YOU JUST SAY SINKHOLE?

I really had started to visualize our life in that house. It needed some work but I was excited to try to restore it to glory! The yard was an oasis. I imagined myself sipping coffee on the porch and talking to challengers while I sat in the sun. I imagined walking my paddleboard down the dock and dropping it into the lake in my backyard. I imagined hosting team events and parties. I saw it all. And then I saw it all slip through my fingers. Because in Florida you really don't mess around with sinkholes. And as sad as I was we had to let the house go.


At this point, we'd legitimately started looking. We had spoken to our financial advisers and our gameplan had been updated. Everyone agreed that now was a good time for us to pull the trigger on our first home. And if you guys know me, you know that once I decide on something, I want it done yesterday. The search continued...

Then we found another house. Not as perfect as I was hoping but it met all the needs. The house felt good. It had good vibes. (Maybe it was just the essential oils the owner was diffusing? Is that orange my friend? I like it! HAHA!) It was a little small but it was incredible for entertaining. We saw the potential. We decided to put in an offer. OUR FIRST OFFER! So exciting. Except that through a serious of unfortunate events that house didn't work out either.

I spent a good half a day being depressed over it. Maybe we aren't supposed to buy a house? But with gears in motion I felt like it was meant to be happening now. So if it's meant to be why can't we find the right place?

I've been chanting the mantra, "What's for me will not pass me" because I know that whatever is meant to happen is going to work itself out. But as we fall in love with a third house, I will admit I'm a little nervous. I know if it doesn't work out, that's okay. I can't wait to share more but I really just don't know more yet. Wish us luck friends!
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Sunday, July 24

PERSONAL // A Letter To 2013 Self...

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Dear 2013 Becka,

I see you. I do. I know you think that no one does. I see your hurt and your constant struggle to re-gain some sort of recognizable parts of yourself. To grab onto some bit of confidence. I see you grasp at anything hoping this will help you out of your hole and I watch the ropes snap off in your hands leaving you without hope for any escape. I know how frustrated you are. I know how you feel like you're just treading water all day every day. I see the way you carry on. I see your exhaustion battling a disease you barely understand causing damage you don't realize you are causing. I see your struggle.

I know you are doubtful. I know you think that your future is set. I know you poured your blood, sweat, and tears into photography and you wonder how long you can keep up the pace. I know you secretly long to have weekends to spend with family and friends as your son gets bigger. I know you hate living booking to booking, wondering if you'll have enough money for the holidays. Having to miss out on birthdays and farewell parties to take extra bookings to pay the bills. But I'm here to tell you that INCREDIBLE things are on your horizon. Hold on just 1 more month! Because next month you are going to be presented with something that will change the trajectory of your future. And be brave Becka, because you're going to have to scrounge up all those last embers of faith you might have to decide to give this new lifestyle and opportunity your all in the midst of lots of naysayers.

When it comes, you are going to have to make a decision. A decision to try ONE LAST TIME or to let it pass you by. Decide to try! Find a way to make it work. Don't hide from the work. And show up every day with the best effort you can. Don't worry about those squat jumps, you'll get better. And stronger. And don't rush it. You'll slip up here and there but you're going to build an incredible community that will hold you up when you start to fall. You might not believe this but you're going to have an entire squad by your side and working alongside you! It's going to change you in all the best ways! Get ready old friend, your world is about to completely transform! Hold onto hope. I'll see you on the other side!

PS. Don't ever do bangs again, k? ;)

Love, 2016 Becka
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Monday, July 4

FITNESS // Become A Wellness Ambassador With Me!


Hey! I’m Becka! Happy 4th of July! Let's talk about FREEDOM! Maybe you found my page or blog because of my Hashimotos struggle or 70 pound weight loss or maybe you found me because of our RV renovation and road trip... either way, I want to tell you a little bit more about what I do and why I'm so passionate about it!

We are part of a MOVEMENT! A movement of men and women who want to make more out of their lives, break FREE from traditional jobs and limitations and help others do the same! We are COACHES and I want you to join us!

My team of coaches are each entrepreneurs and their own bosses! They make their own hours and they chase their own goals! We all partner with the incredible company of Beachbody and we help our challengers GET RESULTS! We lead by example working on our own health and fitness goals and inspiring others to do the same! That is what this business is all about! Getting paid to get healthy and help others do the same! As your mentor, I get to personally show you how I’ve created a solid 6 figure business in 2 years time and pass on my tools to you! At first, this business was my side-hustle. Then later on it became my main hustle. But all along it was always what made my life BETTER not what took over it! My family has always been my top priority! And yours can be too.

Do you have a laptop, ipad, or smartphone? YES! Awesome!
Then you've got what you need to get started!

So here's my thing: 2 years ago I set a goal to help other women in all stages of life who might feel miserable, hopeless, and STUCK like I did to get themselves UNSTUCK. I wanted to help young families have a way to climb out of debt and start LIVING. I wanted to help frazzled self employed creatives find an outlet to start taking better care of themselves and take some of the financial pressure off their art. I know its scary to start something new but I want to show you how to DOMINATE! So how do you get started?

How to join the MOVEMENT?! It's easy! And you can do it RIGHT THIS MINUTE!

DO YOU FALL INTO ONE OF THESE 2 GROUPS? 

I’m looking for TEN people who are simply READY to work on themselves and their wellness goals with home workouts, clean eating, and online coach support from ME. We will find the PERFECT program for you & get you all set up for my upcoming online fitness challenge this week! Ready? Let's go!
APPLY to join the July fitness challenge HERE!
http://bit.ly/FitWithBecka

In July I'm looking for 5 go-getters who are SERIOUS about changing lives and building wealth to mentor and show you the ropes! My July mentorship is kicking off soon and You can reserve your spot now and officially become a member of the team! All we're missing it YOU!
APPLY to join the team HERE! 
http://bit.ly/ArrowGirls

And if you aren't quite sure what's best for you and you wanna chat about it, you can just email me at teambtfp@gmail.com with “I'm interested” and we'll figure out where you fit the best and get you plugged in!

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I am so excited to get to know you better and help you ROCK at this! Let's do the damn thing!!! ✌
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Saturday, July 2

FITNESS | My P90X Week 2 Progress!

P90X BEFORE AND AFTER


I can't believe week 2 is already over! Week 1 seemed long. This week seemed like it flew by! I actually still have to do my workout for today to be officially done with week 2 but I wanted to go ahead and share my update before it got too late! I have some exciting news from week 2!

First of all, I can't believe I finished 2 weeks of the original P90X! I truly never thought I'd be able to do P90X at all, let alone be completing every workout! I feel so strong. And while it's my natural inclination to get frustrated by slow progress I find myself enjoying this process more than I have programs in the past!

HOME WORKOUT

I've only ever done short workout programs from Beachbody. I've done T25, P90X3, 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix Extreme, Insanity Max 30, Piyo, and 22 Minute Hard Corps. What do all those programs have in common? They are all workouts that are about a half hour long. That's my sweet spot. I've never enjoyed working out enough to consider a longer program and I've always told myself that I am just not someone who can do long workouts. What BS! Why do we limit ourselves the way we do? I'm actually really enjoying these longer workouts and to be completely honest, I dread them less than I have some of the shorter ones I've done in the past!

Why? Because they are slower paced since the trainers aren't trying to maximize the time! So where in 22 Minute Hard Corps I'd be panting for breath and my heart would be beating out of my chest, this program I feel challenged but never completely burned out. It's a nice change of pace!

My nutrition was on point all week except for a few extra carbs. I'm trying to really dial it in and up my veggies and healthy fats and decrease my sugar and carbs. The struggle is real. Thankfully my daily smoothie helps me feel treated. I've been making my shakeology into thick Acai Smoothie Bowls full of spinach, kale, fruit, and some healthy fats like almonds and making it my lunch instead of just having a smoothie as a snack. So far I'm loving that treat in the middle of each day!

SHAKEOLOGY ACAI BOWL

The most exciting thing that happened this week was that I started to visibly see progress that I've NEVER seen before: arm definition! I had to take a picture for proof because I was so excited! I've never seen progress in my arm definition so this was a big moment for me. I hope to continue to carve them out over the next 10 weeks!

On top of that I started to notice that my thighs looked leaner. I decided to break out the measuring tape to see if it was all in my head and I was shocked that my thighs are down almost an inch each! I also lost an inch in my midsection although I don't feel like I see much progress there yet. My arms are about the same measurements as before but visibly I can see them getting more defined which is exciting. My upper arms have always been a problem area for me so I'd love to get them looking really strong so I feel confident in tank tops. And I did notice today that my jeans that are usually pretty tight and pinch into my sides fit like a dream so I guess my tummy and hips are narrowing out even if I can't visibly tell yet! All exciting things! I haven't stepped on a scale because I don't really care how much I weigh, I'm more interested in how I look and feel this time around.

On to week three!!!! My July online accountability group is starting on Tuesday so if you want to join me and work on your fitness goals alongside me (you don't have to do P90X, I have a bunch of program options for you!) then just shoot me a message and we'll get you registered this weekend!

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Tuesday, June 28

FITNESS | My First Week of P90X


I really never thought I'd be writing these words. If you would have asked me a few months ago (or even a few weeks ago really) what the three LEAST likely blog post titles I could ever write would be, I'd have said:

"HOW I DECIDED THAT I HATE ICE CREAM"
"ANNOUNCEMENT: WE ARE GETTING DAY JOBS"
and
"MY FIRST WEEK OF P90X"


And yet, here we are. And I did just type that title. And I am about to talk to you about how I just finished my first week of the original P90X and how I actually kind of liked it and how I'm excited to see where this program takes me in my fitness journey. WHO AM I RIGHT NOW?!

If you follow me on social media, you know that a few weeks ago I decided to give P90X a try. I had been doing Piyo for about a month on our road trip and when we got back I was feeling like a new challenge. You might be wondering how I, the person who has said over and over that I don't like workouts longer than 30 minutes, came to this decision. To be honest, I don't really know. Maybe it was a moment of weakness? In my first week of P90X I definitely has a few moments where I though, "Why did I decide to do this again?!" But overall I feel empowered. And a little bit excited. Here's why...

Years ago, pre-baby times, I tried P90X. Just 2 of the workouts... the cardio one and the yoga one. And I couldn't make it even halfway through either. I fully gave up on it and wrote it off as a workout for legitimately crazy people. And I've never tried it again since then. In fact, when Beachbody asked me to be in the corporate test group for Tony Horton's newest program: 22 Minute Hard Corps, I was super skeptical because my only experience with Tony was those 2 workouts I failed miserably on.

For the first week of P90X I just dabbled. I tried random workouts from the program and still mixed some Piyo in. I was SHOCKED that I could finish the long workouts without feeling like death. Don't get me wrong, they are super challenging! And I wake up sore the next day for sure! But even the fact that I can get through them is truly a testament to how effective the short workout programs I've been doing from Beachbody are! When I tried P90X years ago I was running and going to the gym and still couldn't get through it. Now I'm doing simple half hour workouts from home and I am able to slay my P90X workouts. What a difference!



Hopped up on American Ninja Warrior inspiration stories and the confidence I was feeling from being able to get through the P90X workouts, I decided to officially commit to it. Mostly because I want to prove to myself that I can do it. Yeah I've got fitness goals, I want to be in the best shape of my life this year, and I feel like to do that I need to up the ante, but I really just wanted to see if I could. Do you ever feel that way? I want to see if I can push myself while also managing the symptoms of my Hashimotos disease. I know it will be tricky, but I'm tired of feeling limited and held back by it and I want to prove that I am stronger than my circumstances!!!

For years and years I've told myself that I'm just not cut out to be an athlete. That I'm not genetically blessed to have a fit body (or a body that responds quickly to exercise at all). That I'm not strong enough to do workouts like P90X. That I'm just not the type of person who likes working out hard. That I'm never going to be someone who has a body they are proud of and I should just accept that. And I just came to this point where I thought to myself, "ENOUGH!" So here we are! Still with me?


First week down! My before photo and 1 week progress photo are at the top of this post! I didn't take my weight at the start but I do have photos and measurements so I'm excited to see how this program brings new results! I've gotten a few questions on social media that I wanted to answer for anyone following along...

PROGRAM: I decided to follow the "Lean" calendar. P90X has a few different calendar options: Classic, Doubles, and Lean and after reading up on each I decided I wanted to try Lean.

ACCESS: I do have a hard copy of P90X on DVD but a few of you on Snapchat noticed that I've been streaming it every day from Beachbody On Demand. (You're all so perceptive!) P90X is one of the included programs On Demand so anyone who has Beachbody On Demand can access it. You can get a free 30 day trial here if you want! (After that it's just $2.99 a week which is amazing!)

NUTRITION: Even though P90X comes with a nutrition guide, I love the Potion control container plan from Beachbody that goes with 21 Day Fix and 22 Minute Hard Corps so I'm sticking with a tweaked version of that. Basically, I'm experimenting and seeing what works best for my body. My daily meals go something like this: protein and veggie for breakfast, fruit, carb, seeds/nuts, veggie and protein for lunch, protein and veggie and fat for dinner. (It falls into category 2 on the Portion Fix for anyone wondering what calorie bracket I am working in. I should be in calorie bracket 1 but I've found that when I do high intensity workouts I need the extra carb and protein serving each day or my body holds onto weight and won't let it go.) It's been a week and I feel pretty good with that breakdown but I'm paying attention to my body and I might tweak it as I go if I need to. I'm also drinking vegan chocolate Shakeology every single day. And I'm using some of the Beachbody Performance Line. If you're interested in trying any of these things just shoot me an email and I'll help you find the best deal!

I'm going to try to do weekly updates! We'll be traveling a bit in the middle of this but I'm going to do my best to make it through. I also am planning on doing a Hashimotos update soon so if you're interested in that make sure to stick around. You can also subscribe to my blog via my FB page... my blog posts automatically feed there.










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Sunday, June 19

PERSONAL | To the Father That Couldn't Not Be


We didn't really know how long it would last.
We just knew that we wanted to be together.
We knew we wanted to dance.
We knew we wanted to explore.
We wanted to be seeing new things.
We knew we couldn't not be.

We didn't really know that we wanted to get married.
We just knew that we wanted to never be apart.
We knew we wanted to be united.
We knew we wanted to share a future.
We knew we wanted to be a family.
We knew we couldn't not be.

We didn't really know how different our life would be after a child.
We just knew that a baby boy was on the way.
We'd knew we'd be busy.
We'd knew we'd be exhausted.
We'd knew we'd be challenged.
We knew we couldn't not be. 

But he didn't really know what an amazing father he was going to turn out to be.
He just knew that things would never be the same.
I knew that he'd find his groove.
I knew that he'd be adored.
I knew that he was going to be great.
I knew he couldn't not be.  

Happy Father's Day to the man who gave me the best gift of my life! Happy Father's Day Nate!
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Friday, June 10

Hi Today Show Friends!!! Here's a Little About Me...

Oh my goodness! I am still in shock that The Today Show loved our RV Renovation enough to share about it with the world! If you found your way over from that feature, I just wanted to say hello and thanks for coming! I thought you might have some questions so I wanted to make sure to introduce myself and share a little bit about my story for you!

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So hello! I'm Becka Robinson! I'm a photography lover, wandering homebody, reformed junk food addict, wife, mom, mentor, and now I guess RV transformer. HAHA! I'm so flattered that so many of you love our RV transformation and I really hope that it inspires you to dream big and see the potential to create something unique for yourself!

I know you might be curious to learn more about what we did so I figured I'd put together some links to help you find answers!


➳ Click here to see our RV Makeover Reveal Post with all our sources!
➳ Click here to find posts chronicling the RV makeover process
➳ Click here to read about our decision to buy an RV
➳ Click here to read about how I retired our family so we could spend this time traveling!
➳ Click here to read my story about losing myself after having my son and re-finding myself.
➳ Follow our journey around the US as I post photos from each of our stops!

If you wanna learn more about what it is that I do as a coach that allows me this lifestyle, I answered a bunch of questions about that here! You are welcome to poke around and learn more! Or you can just email me!

I'm super passionate about helping people un-stick themselves from bodies, lives, and futures that they feel trapped by! Because that was me! So I've dedicated my life to helping others to break free and create new futures for themselves that fulfill their hearts desires and biggest dreams! I get to work with some of the most passionate, good-hearted, driven, and family-centered people around! If you need help or just want to talk more to me about what I do. Please don't be scared to reach out!

You can also follow along with my life and our travels on social media! I share a bunch on Instagram, Facebook, and on Snapchat (find me there under the name tetheredto).

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you'll stick around! Below are some of my favorite photos I've shared recently from our life and travels to give a taste of what you can find on my social media! xo.

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