Friday, March 24, 2006

You gotta love these people!

Whether you are logging into WOWY to do a Turbo Jam workout with Chalene Johnson's passionate posse, or staying focused for 90 days with a body carving round of Power 90 or P90X, the MyBeachbody community's pulse is driven by the commitment of its members to help each other succeed.

MyBeachbody coach Virgina runs a group online who are destined to graduate into the elite of Beachbody, the people who have lost 100 pounds or more. I was given permission to post this message below, written by one member to another. That's what we're talking about when we say "it's the online support makes the difference between Beachbody and the rest of the fitness industry!"

Posted 03-02-06 07:48 AM
by ifitwags

Shantel-

You are doing really great, don't get discouraged! You ARE on your way! Not so very long ago you were at 310 and now you are almost down to 300! Now if you weren't doing this every day and working so hard to be a better you, then you could be slowly creeping p to 312, 315......you know? Believe me, I understand! I want so badly to see the results I'm killing myself every day to get! I mean if there is no change then why AM I not just eating all my favorite bad for me foods? Why AM I drinking a Mango/Soy Milk/ Protein Powder/ Wheat Germ shake in the morning instead of having a yummy bowl of coco pebbles??? You know? Why AM I working out with Tony every morning and still I look down and there's my big belly??? I totally get how you feel. But I think that deep down we both know that it's a long hard battle for everyone on this message board. Everyone here loves food. Everyone here has spent at least a couple years avoiding exercise and the hard work it takes to eat right all (or most!) of the time. The very fact that you ARE doing this, the very fact that you ARE on this message board, the very fact that you ARE trying to eat better, change your life, and be healthy is amazing and you should be very proud! Do you have any idea how many people like us have just completely given up on ever looking and feeling great ever again in their lives? Have accepted the fate that there are only a few clothing stores they can ever shop in? Have decided that it's OK to feel tired and achey all the time? You and I and everyone else on this board have said NO WAY! We are not going to live our lives like that. WE have the power to make changes about the way we feel inside and out and we are all doing it! Slowly and sometimes painfully, but I know it didn't take me just 3 months to put all this weight on and I know I have to be patient because it will take me more than 3 months to get it off! So please Shantel, pat yourself on the back because slowly you are becoming stronger and lighter and healthier.

3 comments:

HarleyGuy1 said...

I cannot agree with you more, Carl. What sets Beachbody apart from all of the other exercise programs or diet plans are the people. The message boards are a wonderful place to either vent your frustrations, seek some counsel, or share a success. I cannot tell you how many friends I have made in the last 165 days. I love this program and all that comes with it. As I have said before, I am a Beachbody Believer and will be for a lifetime. Take care.

Robert H.

HarleyGuy1 said...

I cannot agree with you more, Carl. What sets Beachbody apart from all of the other exercise programs or diet plans are the people. The message boards are a wonderful place to either vent your frustrations, seek some counsel, or share a success. I cannot tell you how many friends I have made in the last 165 days. I love this program and all that comes with it. As I have said before, I am a Beachbody Believer and will be for a lifetime. Take care.

Robert H.

DivaM said...

It's posts like that and people that care that have kept me coming back to this community daily for more than 2 and a half years now. Thanks posting that Carl!

Blessings, Diva