.5 pound weight GAIN and FLAT EVEN on my measurements 🤷♀️🤷♀️🤷♀️🤪🤪🤪
After following my Timed Nutrition and rocking some of the HARDEST workouts I’ve ever done…😵🙃😵
And yes…I’m making a point to SHARE this!
Because, last week when I shared my Goodbye pics I also shared I would be documenting this journey publicly – the good, bad and ugly…although I will admit, when I put that post up I totally expected some IMPRESSIVE week 1 results 😜😜😜
As in results that showed my bloat gone & with the abs be poppin’…
Truth is….well that didn’t exactly happen.
The scale says I weight the same, well actually slightly MORE…
The tape measure says NO change
The bloat is still hanging around…
But I still felt I had to share this…
How many of you have ever felt like you ROCKED the week, nailed it in the gym, ate super clean, and yet it felt like it was for NOTHING 🤷♀️💁♀️🤦♀️🙋♀️🙋♀️🙋♀️
And sometimes it’s just easier to go and eat the cookies right?!
But honestly it’s THIS TRANSPARENCY that allows me to reflect, course correct and also make sure I KEEP GOING! I guess you could argue that THIS is single handedly one of the best PERKS of my JOB!
I took a step and reflected…
And for some reason, I have avoided dairy for the majority of the last 18 months but thought “its on the approved list I’ll enjoy it” – but actually MY BODY HATES DAIRY. So I need to adjust that…just because its on the list doesn’t mean its right for you! You have to learn to listen to your body and realize that even good/healthy foods can have a different effect on us all.
As a FORMER Chrons Disease sufferer, I found dairy is just something to LIMIT, so I am going to continue my vegan superfoods, discontinue my nighttime whey based recharge drink and monitor my post workout recover drink…because, well honestly I’m not so sure I’ll walk without it!
Its far from a total loss, because I saw improvements in my strength in just week over week and was able to increase my weights on several moves today. And I KNOW my consistency, IN TIME, will pay off.
I have women in my accountability group who lost over 7″, who lost 4 pounds, who worked out 6 consecutive days FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER and who had some of the biggest WHYpower & WILLpower moments in their lives ….THAT is a WIN in and of ITSELF!
And my kids jumped in and joined us for a family sweat session over the weekend – BY CHOICE and it warms my heart to see them – imitating the behaviors of US.
-So this week was not a loss
-I am not quiting
-The process isn’t broken
-I just have to tweak my approach.
I look at it as a bit more of a set back for my COMEBACK!
Stay tuned…next week will be different!!
We’re still going to have fun
We’re still going to get up at 4:41 am each day
And we are going to FOCUS in on our nutrition!
Here’s mine and my hubs meal plans for the week ahead!
A coach is someone who helps you get started on your health and fitness journey AND helps you continue your journey amongst the undpredictable things of LIFE.
A coach is someone who helps you up when you’re down and celebrates all the little victories along the way. We work together and UNITE – as a team! From fitness to nutrition to support and accountability – its the full package deal to helping YOU obtain a LIFESTYLE and not just a diet or quick fix.
Simply put: A coach is someone you can lean on.
Who are we:
We are a group of women: Moms, fighters, survivors, fitness instructors, flight attendants, CPAs, teachers, nurses, hard working, driven entrepreneurs who heard the opportunity knocking and opened the door!
Team Beachbody recently celebrated their 10th anniversary and while we’ve been changing lives and helping others build businesses throughout the United States and Canada the official International LAUNCH is underway and now available to all our friends in the UNITED KINGDOM!!!
Its time to END THAT GROWING trend of obesity among children and adults!
If you’d like to learn more about how to make FITNESS your business – or how you can be part of our TRIBE – or how to build a business from HOME – this is your ticket!
Join us LIVE FROM LONDON TONIGHT at 9:00pm BST (October 19th, 2017) as WE celebrate the big launch and YOU have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have
Fill out the form below and I will get back to you with all the details & answers to your questions.
At this time next week I’ll be driving off to the airport for an opportunity of a lifetime!!!
I’ve been invited – I’ve accepted – and I cannot wait for our BIG LAUNCH event in the UK!
This is my first time traveling over seas and quite frankly I’m a tiny bit scarrrrrrrrred but I’m pretty sure the excitement is going to push me past the nerves!!!
Throughout the last 3.5 years I’ve built an incredible team of life-changing – EMPOWERING – women in the US & Canada and I am so PROUD to be part of the 3x #1 team in the entire COMPANY but its time to make our impact even greater!!!
I will be heading to London for our team’s launch event and the company’s kick off party where I will have the opportunity to share with our new FOUNDING COACHES how I went from CPA full time working mom – to a stay at home mom – to a MOM-preneur building my business in pockets of time throughout my day!
If you live in the UK and are interested in learning more about what I do as a health and fitness coach, please drop your name below or send me a private message.
I am looking for women who are:
WILLING TO LEARN
PASSIONATE ABOUT LIVING A HEALTHY/BALANCED LIFESTYLE
And more importantly those who will LEAD from the front and SHARE to INSPIRE those around them!!!
On a quarterly basis groups of people gather around the US & Canada to share in the upcoming news and announcements related to the future of Team Beachbody.
This alone is exciting and a great REASON to get together.
Its a time to network, re-energize and remember WHY we do what we do but this event had a special twist.
We, the Pittsburgh Market Council, had the privilege of hosting a sold out crowd at Heinz Field with special guest, Celebrity Super Trainer — TONY HORTON.
I’ve met Tony at other Team Beachbody events but this one was special. It was different and UNIQUE.
We didn’t just get a LIVE 22 Minute Hard Corps workout but we got TONY – raw, unfiltered, and sharing HIS story – past, present and where he’s going – where Team Beachbody is taking him/us – in the future.
It was the perfect way to kick off an incredible event and I was blessed to have several of my team members with me!
I love the fact that I have the opportunity to build my business ONLINE – at my convenience and with the freedom and flexibility of MOMprenuer life…but gosh nothing beats getting to see all these incredible ladies IN PERSON!
After we got our sweat on…we got the juicy updates coming soon and whether you’re a coach, customer or neither one – YET – this was exciting!!!
—- UP first:
TWO new Shakeology flavors are launching APRIL 10th! We currently have 5 regular flavor options: chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, cafe latte and greenberry with two vegan options: vegan chocolate and tropical strawberry. Sure – lots of variety but as someone who has an intolerance to DAIRY I was beyond excited when I found out the two new options are VEGAN flavors
Vegan Cafe Latte and Vegan Vanilla are now part of the Shakeology options which was SUPER exciting for me and my fellow dairy avoiding friends!
There are also – TWO – new programs coming soon! And guess what?!?! If you have the ALL ACCESS – you will automatically unlock these programs upon the release dates!!!
Ready to rebuild your body? Reinvent your life? With the SHIFT SHOP, in only 3 weeks, you can lose up to 10 pounds — and go from where you are now to where you want to be.
The SHIFT SHOP is the first Beachbody program from our newest Super Trainer, Chris Downing. He’s an elite functional fitness trainer who specializes in helping anyone — regardless of weight, size, or age — get into amazing shape fast.
The SHIFT SHOP is a ramp-up fitness program. Chris makes it easy for you to start. Then he gradually increases the intensity of the cardio and strength-training workouts week by week — all while refining your nutrition. Plus, he makes it a lot of fun.
Week 1, Chris uses shorter, 25-minute workouts that’ll help you stay focused and committed. And you’ll be eating a healthy balance of carbs, protein, and fat.
Week 2, just as your body adapts to the workouts, Chris increases their length to 35 minutes. Plus, you’ll cut back on the starchy carbs, while revving up the proteins and veggies.
Week 3, it all comes together. Seven days of higher-intensity workouts, while eating clean. This is your grand finale.
And there’s even a modifier you can follow, so you can always get through all the moves, and still get a great workout.
What can you expect after 3 weeks in the shop? Nothing but results. Your body should be leaner, faster, stronger. And because Chris will be shifting you toward a healthier mindset as well, you’ll be able to build on these accomplishments for the rest of your life.
Get ready to party, sweat, and celebrate becoming the new you every time you press play. Expect to have lots of fun with feel good party tunes, an incredible group of ladies of all shapes and sizes, and motivation from your biggest cheerleader and trainer, Leandro. With 4 cardio-dance routines and 2 body-sculpting workouts, Leandro teaches you easy-to-follow moves, step-by-step. And the best part? He picked songs that will make you want to move and groove to the new version of you. Hello 80s biggest HITS!
Coming May 16th, we’re launching YOUv2!
This program is geared towards women who want a fun dance-inspired workout that’s easy to follow, fitness beginners, women who have never really worked out or haven’t in a long time, women who want to begin a life-changing journey to look and feel better, women who want to lose weight but don’t like strict programs or diets.
BONUS: It’s doable no matter how much weight you have to lose and it also includes a KID VERSION as well!!!
If you would like to be on the list to be the first to know when either one of these programs are launching email: MAEGANBLINKA@GMAIL.COM and put the name of the workout program in the subject line!!!
Words cannot explain how amazing it was to be at this event and reflect on what has changed in my life as a result of joining Beachbody just one year ago!!! From someone sitting in the audience with an open mind simply learning 3 years ago – to someone who is able to take the stage and share and spread the word about a comapny with such an INCREDIBLE mission…it just never gets old!!! Its an incredible feeling to have MY OWN team members travel to make the trip and to just be a part of something so big and so powerful… and I am forever grateful!
One decision I made when I left the event was to SHARE this opportunity with as many people as possible! Our role as a coach is to HELP others live a HEALTHIER more fulfilling life.
That’s not a trend – and its not going anywhere – and there are MILLIONS who need us!!!
SAVE THE DATE: Our next event will be held on or around September 23rd – additional details TBD – but we would love to see you there!
You can email me @ email@example.com if you’d like to be on my mailing list!!!
If you have been considering coaching OR if you want to simply ask me some questions OR if you know you are now ready TO TAKE THAT LEAP and join my growing team, then fill out the application below.
I am looking for positive, motivated, and driven people who aren’t afraid of a challenge and who love being part of a TEAM – a FAMILY!!!
On a recent trip through downtown, as we approached the noteworthy views of the Pittsburgh city skyline my daughter exclaimed “Look mommy your old work building” – and she turned to Colt and shared “Mommy used to work there but she didn’t get to see me very much”
And while that comment half tugged at my heart strings and left me filled with guilt – because I did in fact MISS the majority of her first two years of life – it also was a gentle reminder…to give gratitude that many years ago – I followed my heart.
I left my career behind with no back up plan so I could be a more present mom than I had been the two years prior and a just a year after that found this opportunity.
I didn’t realize it then but looking back I now BELIEVE this opportunity was INTENTIONALLY placed in front of me because this is where I am meant to be.
I was a working mom THEN and I am a working mom NOW…but its different.
The career of coaching was never something I sought.
I had no idea the term “network marketing company” even existed but that’s what I joined…I signed up and I have never looked back.
3 years in – and I am leading a top team in the entire COMPANY – grateful that I followed my heart.
I ditched the desk job and took the road less traveled.
I traded in my suit pants for yoga pants.
And while my rise and grind time still starts at 5am – my days look much different than they did a few years ago.
It has taken many late nights and early mornings but I designed the life I love…
A life that led me to find a NEW FOUND passion in life
A life that allows me to continuously help others while always working on becoming a better version of myself
And a life that allows me to be PRESENT in the lives my family – of my children and with my husband.
I realize that this job isn’t for everyone but I learned a few years ago – that this glass slipper, or shall I say nike – FITS…so we roll with it.
If you don’t LOVE your career or the lifestyle you’re leading…only YOU have the power to make a change.
No one else can do the work for you.
And when in doubt…take the road less traveled. It’s never crowded
“I’d love to coach but I just don’t have the time”
Oh if I had a dime for every time I hear that comment from someone I’d be living in the Caribbean!!!
Here’s the deal.
You probably don’t have time.
You really don’t.
But if you want something bad enough…if you want to BUILD your own business and you have a strong enough WHY – I PROMISE you…you will MAKE TIME.
If you had told me 3 years ago – as I frantically attempted to figure out how to be a SAHM mom to a demanding 2 year old who stopped napping and a newborn who threw up every meal he ate and NEVER…. I mean NEVER slept – that I would just up and start a work from home business around helping other people from laptop…I would have LAUGHED in your face and then sent you to the looney bin.
It just wasn’t in the cards for me.
I was “BUSY”
But here’s the thing…we are all busy.
And we all make time for the things that MATTER – that IMPACT us.
I fell IN LOVE with it all.
With the amazing support from my fellow challengers.
With the family aspect of this team I joined.
With the confidence I was GAINING each and every single day.
I had a purpose again…beyond my role as MOM….
I was HELPING others the same WAY I was helped. And it felt good.
So it didn’t become a question of if I had time.
The question was – How can I make TIME?
And you know what – I FIGURED IT OUT.
I didn’t work in an office.
No two days were the same.
I didn’t have 9-5 hours.
BUT I MADE IT WORK.
Trial and Error.
I made it work – because I wanted it to work for me!!!
And if you want to make it work – I PROMISE you – you can.
And I can TEACH you exactly what I did and the systems I have put in place as I teach my TEAM as we continue to grow and change the lives of others every single day.
My next coach training academy is launching on MONDAY February 6th – and you’re invited…IF you are willing to make the time!
***Apply below – must not be a coach or be working with another coach***
Ok I need to get real, open, and honest for a minute – so please hear me out:
This past week I received a weekly paycheck equivalent to my PRIOR audit manager – semi-MONTHLY salary.
And it really just made me THINK…
It made me think of a lot of things, reflect, fill myself with gratitude and truly realize what a blessing it was the day I decided to take the road less traveled and become my own BOSS!
You see, through this whole thought process, I was reminded of the Christmas right after we became a family of four. Earlier that year we made the decision that I would leave my full time career to be a full time stay at home mom. And while hard to admit – I had a hard time finding the blessings…the combo of sleepless nights, little adult interaction and a shrinking savings left me STRESSED on a regular basis let alone the additional expenses of the holidays.
I wanted to do the things I used to do and give to those causes I used to give to but I couldn’t. We simply couldn’t. We kept the holidays small and I felt like I was going backwards in life.
Fast forward 2 years and 18 months into my business and I have been able to build more than a full time income working part time hours from my home – in the early morning hours before my kids woke up and late at night after they went to bed…and the consistency paid off, the results compounded and now I am living my life by DESIGN as a result of the work I have put it day after day and week after week and month after month!!!
Coaching is not all about the money for me, but I would be lying if I said it didn’t help ease the stresses and allow us to live the life we dream of. A life where I am able to help support my family while still raising my kiddos. I believe I have the best of both worlds and I want others to know and realize they can do this too!
I know sometimes its inevitable that you will need to get a part time job through the holidays but that doesn’t mean you have to leave your home!!
Yesterday I got an email from Kohls stating that they were now “hiring holiday help”
I walked into Target and saw the sign – NOW HIRING!
I read a stat that 1 in 5 people plan to get a 2nd job to afford the holidays and after polling 2,200 people, 45% of them said they would struggle to afford gifts this year.
While the Holidays are supposed to be one of the happiest times of the year I know first hand that they can cause a LOT of STRESS!!!
And I have decided that this year I want to help others benefit from this amazing opportunity that my family has been blessed with!
I am looking for 5 people who would like to earn some Cash For Christmas!
Mamas who –
*want to inspire
*are READY to do more!!
There isn’t day that goes by that I don’t thank God for the opportunity I was given!
If you’re interested in learning more, fill out the application below and come join my LIVE Glace into the Coaching Life event Monday November 16th from 9:00pm – 11:00pm EST.
I spent last weekend on a Diamond Retreat in the Poconos with some fellow Diamond coaches. While arguably this was a “work trip” it truly felt just like a girls getaway with a few of my closest friends. The crazy part – this was the first time some of us had EVER met.
Yet our social media businesses allow us to feel like sisters. And as I sit here today reflecting on the last year I will say I am beyond blessed that my newly developed PASSION for health and fitness and paying it forward has given me such incredible opportunities but this didn’t happen overnight!
Rewind a few years ago and I had NO IDEA what a Beachbody Coach was. Sure – I had heard of the P90X and Insanity home DVD workout programs but I didn’t know there was a network out there to help others reach their health & fitness goals.
When I found myself post part with Baby #2 I realized it was time for a change. I wanted to be healthy for me & my family. I wanted to have the energy to keep up with my kiddos and I wanted to be leading a healthy lifestyle by example!
When I was FINALLY ready to COMMIT I joined a challenge group with my coach, completed the 21-day fix, got results and NEVER LOOKED BACK! I often think about where I’d be today if I hadn’t reached out to her. If I hadn’t asked for help. If I didn’t realize I could be a better person?!?!?! Regardless…I am grateful!!!
While my initial reason for signing up as a coach was for the discount on the products, that I already loved, I was quickly seeing the potential in this AS A TRUE BUSINESS! The potential to pay it forward. The potential to help my closest friends and family become the best versions of themselves. The potential to create a full fledge BUSINESS while still being home with my family…and here I am today – 16 months later celebrating the successes of my team!
Our first night ice breaker allowed us to all learn about one another while enjoying some home cooked lasagna dinner…yes Beachbody coaches splurge too and a few of the treats my mini me and I whipped together before heading east.
This weekend was full of inspiration! Learning about how different our backgrounds are yet how we have all taken our own spin on our businesses to make it our own – to be ourselves – to grow a team – and to inspire others that they can do this too!
Our Saturday morning included an outdoor photo shoot complete with team and individual photos as well as indoor professional shots. Watching each of the coaches take their turn and show a little something about themselves was such a cool experience!!!
And as the photo shoot wrapped up we changed pace and headed out to the Lake for a day of Boating! This was pure FUN in the SUN. Tubing and singing and again – just learning about one another and having the chance to bond face to face (opposed to our usual VOXER messages and Zoom calls) was so valuable!!
As our boating ended we headed back to our house, for a low key night complete with a champagne toast and one last chance to celebrate our team and our successes as we spent the night giggling away!
I still get goosebumps when I think about how that ONE decision to become a coach and make this a BUSINESS has changed my life and the ripple effect that follows.
From the decision MY UPLINE COACH made to take the leap – to the decision I MADE to pay it forward – to the decision of MY PERSONALLY SPONSORED COACHES to also continue to grow, lead and inspire others puts a true meaning behind Compound Effect! But it starts with one. ONE decision that this is the time!
I am looking for other moms, women, LEADERS, who have a passion for Fitness and/or nutrition & for helping others to join me on this incredible journey.
I am looking for people who are driven and determined to reach some BIG goals….who are not afraid to fail – to work and to succeed and who can commit to using their journey to inspire others!
Whether its the benefit for more support and motivation, to have the ability to work from home, to earn extra income, and/or have the ability to travel – the opportunity is at your fingertips you just have to decide if you are ready to COMMIT!
If you are interested in joining my team please fill out the application below and I will get back to you within 24 hours.