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Misconceptions of Becoming a Beachbody Coach

There are so many pre-conceived notions and here are just a few I’d like to clarify:

1. I’ll have to push products on family and friends.
No way! If that were the case, I never would’ve joined! The way I run my business and train my team to run theirs, it’s NOT about pushing products and hopefully you can see/feel that in my social media feed. We all have someone in our circle who’s doing this (pushing products and being annoying) and the thought of being THAT person makes us cringe. BELIEVE ME, this is not like that.. not on MY team anyway. I specifically train my team to inspire, help and lead by example …and that is not only what is so fulfilling about this but it WORKS to build a solid, thriving, legit business. I have 6-figure earners AND 7-figure earners (income per year) on my team to prove it 🙂

2. I would need a fitness following or know a lot of people to make this work.
Nope. We all start from ground zero with few people in our lives who are on a fitness journey like we are. You LEARN from the Coach you join, how to build a like-minded network after you join. Who ever you are and whatever you’ve been through – there are people who relate to YOU (more than they’ll relate to someone else). I didn’t even know how to use Facebook when I started my business! If you join me, you get start-up training, ongoing training from me personally and other top coaches. I focus on Social Media training a LOT. You have access to me one-to-one, my trainings and my training site. I teach my team how to use Facebook and other social media sites to BUILD a like-minded network and help those who WANT help.

3. I would need a lot of extra time and not be working full-time to fit this in.
No, most on my team (and myself included) started building this business as we were working full-time, demanding jobs. I won’t say that being a mom, working full-time and on top of all of that, building a business, is EASY.. but it’s most definitely do-able if you are committed and love helping people in fitness anyway. All of my coaches who are now my TOP Coaches, began this as they were working full-time .. and many are mom’s as well (which is the big, important job #1 😉 !)

4. I don’t want to drink Shakeology, therefore I probably couldn’t be successful.
Not true. You can be successful even if you don’t start your coaching business drinking Shakeology. BUT, for your own results and health (and for the health and results of those you’re helping), I’d highly recommend you look further into why so many of us are obsessed with it. When I first heard the price of Shakeology, I thought it was a typo! I thought CEO Carl Daikeler had lost his mind! I was comparing it to a PROTEIN SHAKE and at the time, I wasn’t even keen on drinking protein shakes. I was just uneducated and I hadn’t yet tried a recipe I was in LOVE with. For years now, I’ve been in LOVE with the results and the taste! Now I definitely believe Shakeology is priced extremely reasonably and so worth it. I’d cancel my cable & sell a pair of shoes every month if I had to. I’d drink it daily (and sometimes twice daily) even if I wasn’t a coach.

5. I think I need to be more fit so others will take me seriously.
Most of my top coaches have joined when they were just getting back into their fitness and THIS business helped them stay more accountable to that mission. But also realize, at the core of what causes us to be inspired by someone is watching them OVERCOME their own struggles/habits/fears – progress inspires. If you are struggling, great, you’ve got a HUGE opportunity to get to work on yourself and show PROGRESS. The RIGHT kind of people are not envious of that journey, they are inspired by it.. even if they are more fit; it’s inspiring to see such progress. Everyone WANTS progress even if they’re not ready to commit to the work yet. When they are ready to commit, they will come to you as that person they know, like and TRUST. In this business, you are not advertising your BODY, you are building relationships and connecting with people one-to-one. Success in this business will depend on who you ARE, not what you look like.

6. This is one of those pyramid things, where only those at the top make money.
Oh boy.. this one drives me NUTS and makes me CRINGE.. because it’s so not true and anyone who thinks this is completely lacking knowledge about how this compensation structure is designed and is saying that based on some past experience/knowledge of some OTHER business. But .. I have to admit, when I heard of this, my mind went there too. But luckily, I put my stubborn-ness aside and looked deeper. Yes, the structure of this is like a pyramid. So is ANY organizational structure of ANY company you will work for. But with this, the people at the bottom (unlike in a normal business structure) can make MORE than the people at the top and that happens all the time! Have you ever heard of an hourly employee making more than the Directors and Exec’s of a company – very doubtful. Yet, in this business, someone that is hundreds or even thousands of levels beneath me has the SAME opportunity I had coming into this. With this compensation structure, EACH COACH is at the top of their own pyramid. You are the boss; you put into it as little or as much as YOU want to get out of it.

Those are the top misconceptions and I felt compelled to clarify 🙂

Here’s a helpful interview with CEO Carl Daikeler that might give insight as well:
CLICK HERE >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoTsK1lejl8

Message me if you have questions

Tuesday’s Tips, Tricks and Tools…..or something like that?

OK, I need your help….

I’m tossing around a new idea and want to know what you think. I’m planning on doing a weekly “Tuesday Tips” or “Saturday Solutions,” not sure what to call it and am open to suggestions. Anyway, I get a lot of the same questions and thought doing a weekly, short video answering them would be helpful to people.

I’m looking for more ideas for topics. If you have some questions you would like help with please comment below and I will put them on the list. 

Oh ya, what should I call this little segment?IMG_1135

Healing the shame!

I thought I would open up a little bit about something personal that has been going on in my life for over 20 years. It’s a bit off topic from my regular fitness/nutrition stuff and hopefully you won’t be totally offended if you follow me for that. I just feel like this is the right time. Sadly, most women are afraid to talk about abuse and I figured my little victory may help empower some of you. If you have followed me on Facebook at all you may have noticed some posts about stalking I made, but if not then I’ll give you a little background. A boy I dated in my Junior year of high school seemed like a really nice guy. He had already graduated and would wine and dine me. To be honest, it was really flattering and was a great way to get me hooked. Then little things would start to change. He would ask me where I was after school and look at receipts to see what time it was when I left the store and how long it would have taken me to get home when he called. I was just a kid, and didn’t pick up on the big old RED FLAG smacking me in the face. Trust me, that wouldn’t happen now. Anyway, things just continued to escalate and he abused me in  every way you can imagine. He’d use threats of kidnapping my brothers as a way to control me and keep me. He’d apologize, wine and dine me, make me feel special and then go for it again. This wash, rinse and repeat cycle went on for about a year and a half until I had reached my limit the day he actually put a gun to my head . Fortunately, he was slightly drunk and I was able to overpower him and get away. That was the FIRST time I told anyone and the LAST time it ever happened to me. I know that seems crazy for those of you out there that have never lived this, but YES it took that long for me to find my strength to speak up. I found a safe person to tell, my Dad, and he was my knight in shining armor. That was the last time I ever had physical contact with my abuser. However, he continued to write me at home, and work with stories of watching me from across the street, etc, etc. I started dating again, fell in love with a man who has never raised a hand to me and we got married. I kept our announcement out of the paper so my new name would be less obvious since my stalker watched the paper. I monitored the internet for any mentions of my married name, links to my stalker, and wrote to those websites to have information removed if it did become public. This was something that was always on my mind. Until the dreaded day when he found me again. I didn’t have the protection of my married name anymore and I am highly visible with my professional job and my online business. The letters, harassing messages on social media, and emails became more frequent. His pledges of unending devotion and continued love for me plastered the pages with subtle threats woven in. It was time to act and protect myself and my family. I decided to get an order of protection. I don’t know what the laws are in your state, but in mine you need to go before a judge and the person you are getting the order of protection from needs to be invited to court with you to state their side of things. The thought of being in the same room with him or even hearing his voice still sends my stomach to my feet, but I had to be an example of strength for my daughter. Thankfully, he did not show up to court. He did manage to call my lawyer 4 times the day before and the judge a few times (totally showing his whack-a-doodle side), but he did not call or come in to argue against the order. Today I can celebrate that my case is the first historical order of protection granted by the judge. It’s been over 20 years of stalking. I know it’s just a piece of paper and I still need to be aware, but it’s a victory. So, if you think that you don’t have any options let this be an example to you. Don’t stay silent. There are tons of resources available to help. Check out http://www.evawintl.org or contact your local DFSS programs.hqdefault

Ready to cross train?

ondemandReady to CROSS TRAIN?
We now have TONS of the HOTTEST workouts loaded all online, some of the ones you have been EYEING and wondering if you should get! Like Turbo Fire, T25, P90X3, 21 Day Fix and more! All ON DEMAND!

Do you want to train with me for 3 weeks? My group starts  Monday, March 16th.

–> My group will log in a private FB group for Daily Check in
–> I’m creating a Cross Training Program Workout Calendar using different workouts in the ON DEMAND to reach your goal!
(Doing a mix of hiits, cardio, weights, and stretching gets you results faster in a shorter amount of time)
–>NEW Meal Plan utilizing the “Intermittent Fasting” – My new research and formula that allows you to eat more of what you like that keeps you feeling satisfied and losing fat!
–>Daily personal training TIPS and advice loaded each day
–>Includes 3 months of ON LINE ON DEMAND WORKOUTS (all the TOP Beachbody programs)
–>Includes 10% discount for 3 months on anything else you want to buy- energy and endurance, recovery, bars, more Shakeology, etc..
–>Includes 1 month Shakeology and 2 months of it discounted 10%!
When they told us the price, I thought it was too cheap- so HEY! Get it while it’s CHEAP! HA! It’s ALL only $140! 3 months access to ALL of those workouts!
Anytime, anywhere- on your computer, phone, smart-tv…you got internet- play it!
Just think how much EASIER it is to do these workouts where you love to workout! At the gym- use the GYM’s weights for Body Beast, Get friends together and use the group room to bust out some Turbo Fire, Lunchtime Workouts at the JOB- do some 21 Day Fix for 30 minutes and then shake up some shakeology while you eat lunch and recover for your lunch break.

MESSAGE ME if you have questions anita@anitakellam.com
OR to sign up for this- sign up ASAP at http://tinyurl.com/21dayleanout

You’ll get automatically from me a 7 day meal plan and access to 22 online workouts in a private library!
GO NOW so you don’t miss SHEDDING THE WINTER LAYER!

What’s your excuse??

What’s your excuse??

I already know all the excuses because I was the queen of them for years… It’s raining out, it’s too nice out, my workout clothes are dirty, I forgot my headphones at home, I don’t have time, I don’t want to get bulky, I’m too tired…blah blah blah. The real question to ask should be what’s your REASON?

My before picture is just after finishing my doctorate. I did not regularly exercise. I held baby weight after each pregnancy. I was constantly exhausted and used the excuse that chasing the children around was enough exercise. I came down with every cold and virus that could fester and spread on the grocery cart handle. I was miserable and avoided any pictures with my children – which now in hindsight is just plain sad for them and me. I went to bed miserable every night because I failed at what I had sworn that morning I would do – which was to make better food choices and get to the gym. It was an ugly vicious cycle and the effects of my misery did not go unnoticed by my family. 

Finally, one morning I woke up and said I am done talking about it -(I felt my back fat jiggle) and from that day on I started living it and being about it. There have been setbacks, struggles and tears but the truth is, once I started getting up and consistently working out in the mornings, it made me want to make better choices all through the day, including in the kitchen. My energy levels became increasingly better and I slept like a rock all night. My moods were much happier and instantly improved my family life and relationships. It would be a straight up lie if I said I wasn’t motivated to rock a bikini at my age but I also realized these kids in my life really were MY WHY and they needed and deserved a happy, healthy, active mom who could step up and be their healthy role model. When I found my reasons why, I simply lost all of my excuses.

My decision to coach keeps pushing me further, keeps me motivated and providing goals but it is very far from my reason why I continue to live this lifestyle.

So instead of looking for your excuse, are you able to dig deep and find YOUR reasons WHY? When you do find your why and your passion, your results will follow. Message me for help.11042942_947364438631658_7105274840541815394_n

WARNING: It’s about to get real up In here…

WARNING:

It’s about to get real up In here…

To continue to grow and move forward in your life, you have to keep setting and striving for bigger and better goals. Sometimes we find we have a “thing” that hinders us from reaching our goals maybe it’s fear, lack of motivation, self-doubt, not knowing where to begin…

Ready?!?(Told ya it was about to get real)…

My “thing” is fear of success and not believing I’m good enough. This stems from self limiting beliefs. What does it cause you ask? With my health and fitness. I’ve struggled with my weight off and on after the birth of my kids and when I was in grad school. When I would get to a point where I was finally seeing results and super proud, I would self-sabotage with binge eating on sugar or playing mental wrestling in my head. It’s a vicious cycle really. I’ve had to learn to overcome my fear, to KNOW that I am good enough and I DO deserve the happiness God put me on this earth to receive.

It’s not easy and I still struggle, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible! We are capable of ANYTHING! We just have to believe in ourselves and put the proper actions into place!

Please know, if you have any questions or want to chat I would love a message from ya!

Whatever your “thing” is, it’s time to conquer it! It’s time to believe in YOU!!

 Get Real

Fitness tips to get the MOST out of your workouts

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weight training (Photo credit: midwestnerd)

English: Exercise work zones (Fox and Haskell ...

English: Exercise work zones (Fox and Haskell formula between 20 and 70-year-old): red zone (VO2Max), anaerobic, aerobic, weight control and warming up. Français : Zones d’exercice de travail (selon la formule de Fox et Haskell entre 20 ans et 70 ans) : zone rouge (VO2Max), anaérobie, aérobie, perte de poids et échauffement. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1.     Get comfortable. Make sure that you have the right clothing and shoes to perform your exercise routine.

2.     Buy a heart rate monitor with a calorie counter to help motivate you and keep your heart rate at 80-85% of your maximum heart rate while working out.

3.     Set goals so that you can measure achievement and make a contract with yourself that is posted someplace you see daily. This will serve as a reminder to keep you on track.

4.     Schedule your daily workouts and stick to it.  This is non-negotiable! If you are asked to do something at your scheduled workout time, say, “Thanks for thinking of me, but I already have something scheduled then. Can we do it another time?” If there is no getting out of it, then find another time that day to workout.  Morning workouts are the easiest to stick to and make sure they are at least 30 minutes long.

5.     Have a support system of like-minded people that will motivate and encourage you. That’s why my challenge groups have been so successful.

6.     Mix up cardio and resistance training

7.     Ramp up the music. You will move faster and burn more calories.

8.     Make sure you are well hydrated before working out so you don’t get a muscle cramp.  If you don’t like to drink water before your workout make sure you get at least 80 ounces through the day.

9.     Eat a mix of protein and carbs for energy and record your nutritional intake in a log. I love myfitnesspal.com.

10.    Exercise needs to be a daily habit. No excuses.  Vary your workouts to keep your body guessing and keep your mind engaged. Find workouts that are fun for you to do and log them. Beachbody has a great system to keep track of these.

11.    Have some caffeine 40-45 minutes before working out.  I like energy and endurance because there is less than 200mg of caffeine in it. This can help stabilize your blood sugar, mobilize fat stores and heat up your metabolism.

12.    Find a way to reward yourself when you reach a goal. But, skip unhealthy rewards that may get you off track, such as junk food.

For more helpful information, tools, programs or motivation check out http://www.homefitnessjunky.com or Facebook me at http://www.facebook.com/homefitnessjunky

March 2012 Winter Storm

If you are wondering where I have been for the past few days, I apologize.  Montana was hit by a severe winter storm  and power line broke across our driveway so we have been out of power for 3 days!! Life is an adventure.  FYI fiberoptic telephone/internet may sound great, but, after 8-10 hours the battery backup dies and you lose all telephone services.  Remember the old days when the power went out, but your phone still worked?  My closets have never been so clean and the Salvation Army is going to be hit with bags of goodies.  So, it all worked out in the end and everyone is safe. We are thankful for the power company that sent crews from across the state to get our little section hooked up again.

The whole package!

Sailors work out to prepare for upcoming physi...

Sailors work out to prepare for upcoming physical fitness assessment. (Photo credit: Official U.S. Navy Imagery)

 

I have met several people who want to change a part of their health and fitness, recently.  Many of these people have reached a point of desperation and want the quick fix weight loss pill.  Can I tell you that a quick fix does not exist?  You cannot drink just a protein shake, or just take a pill, starve yourself, or exercise non-stop and be truly fit.  It takes a decision to change your lifestyle, a plan on how you want to reach your goals, support from others to help you on your journey, healthy nutrition and a regular fitness program.  This is the total package that will help make lasting changes in your life.  You can do it and trust me, the results are worth it.  So, where are you on this journey? Have you decided to change a part of your life and need help figuring out what the next step is?  Reach out, there are people who are available and willing to give you some extra motivation to reach the goals you want.

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