Workout Routines For Women At Home

Workout Routines For Women At Home

When researching workout routines for women at home, it’s important to look beyond the routine or program itself to the reason we women want to workout at home.

Who is this woman looking for an at home workout?


Perhaps she’s a mama, like me, with small children at home.  For this mama, convenience is a huge factor.  If we need a gym membership, then we also a regular baby-sitter (because the gym doesn’t allow us to workout with a child in-tow), not to mention cute workout clothes because we are going out in public after all.  At this point, expense becomes another factor.

Perhaps we can handle the expense of the gym and baby-sitter in addition to the inconvenience of having to drive somewhere to do our workout routines.  Our next consideration might be the embarrassment factor.  I’m thinking of everything from post-delivery weight to the middle age paunch to a life-long struggle with weight.  Many of us are larger women who can’t bear the disdain of the other gym members who look at us like freaks in our super-sized T-shirts hanging long to cover our super-sized rear-ends.  Maybe this isn’t an issue for you, but it sure was for me.  I was that lady.  From personal experience, I can honestly say it’s humiliating at best.

On the other end of the spectrum is my dear friend, the slender woman.  Tired of being hated for being”skinny”.  Tired of the disdain spewed out by the larger women in her life.  This lady may want to gain weight, build muscle, tone and shape her body.  Her struggle is just as real as the heavy lady’s.

So, what’s the best way to work out at home?

Workout-routines-for-women-at-homeWorkout routines for women at home can be as easy as popping in a DVD and pushing ”play” or warming up the laptop to stream your workout.
As an independent Beachbody coach, I can show you a wide variety of workout programs you can do in the comfort of your own home.

The beauty of working out at home with a Beachbody program is it’s:workout-at-home

  • Convenient – push play while the kids are napping or include them in your workout
  • Cost-effective – no need for gym membership/baby-sitter/special wardrobe
  • Flexible – wide variety of programs for every fitness level; some require equipment, others require none; no set workout or class schedule


Okay, I want to work out at home, now what?

healthy-mealTruly, the best at home workout program for women is the one that begins in the kitchen.  You can’t outwork a bad diet.  All Beachbody programs come with a meal plan that you customize to reach your personal fitness and health goals.  Whether you’re trying to lose the last 10 pounds of post-baby weight, wanting to avoid weight-related health issues that run in your family, or battling a lifetime of poor nutrition and lack of exercise…we can help.

We also recommend coupling your healthy eating plan with Shakeology, Beachbody’s super-food-dense meal replacement shake.  Oh, sure.  You’ve heard it’s expensive, but at about $4 per serving it’s cheaper than any meal I can buy anywhere with comparable nutritional value.  Worried you won’t like it?  Shakeology comes with a “bottom-of-the-bag” guarantee!

So, now you have workout routines for women at home, you have a healthy-eating meal plan, a nutrient-rich, delicious, super-food shake…  What more do you need?  Support!healthy-meal

Most people, men and women, quit on themselves for lack of support.  That’s why we, at Team Healthy and Fit, offer free coaching and support.  Wait.  What?!  FREE?  Yes, free!  Team Healthy and Fit offers free coaching to each of our challengers in a private online format.  Again, it’s completely free and totally convenient.  Check-in daily to share how you’ve held yourself accountable to taking those steps toward your goals for a healthier and fitter you.

Are you ready to be one of the 20% of the population who actually begins a lifestyle change and sticks with it, or will you join the 80% who quit before they reach their goals?  The choice is yours.  It’s easy to do…and easy not to do.

Contact me to get started today.

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Best Home Based Business

Best Home Based Business

Many people out there are making good money without having to get a 9-5 job.  How are they doing it?  By being the CEO of their own home based business.  I’ve found one of the best home based business ideas… Beachbody!

Why would I want a Home Based Business?

Working from home can be very satisfying; perhaps one of the best decisions you’ll ever make.  You are your own boss.  You make your own schedule.  The future you’re building through your earnings is your own.  This means your efforts directly affect your business, unlike having a J-O-B where your efforts are building your boss’ bottom line. You also have the chance to be creative and try new things.


Living room modified gym

The health and wellness community is huge and the need, especially in the U.S., is great.  I chose to become a Beachbody coach to share what I was doing while on my own weight loss journey.

I workout in the comfort of my own home and drink Shakeology daily.  I set my own hours around my homeschool and family activities.  I get to meet other people just like me working to get healthy and fit.  I participate in and run challenge groups for accountability and support.  Imagine waking up each day excited to see what new ideas you might put to use in your own business where you are the CEO.

At 54, I was looking for the best home based business I could begin working at now and still be able to continue earning a living into my retirement years.  My goal was to replace my husband’s Real Estate income so we could be free to travel the U.S.


Shakeology– The Best Meal Replacement, ever.

With a home based business like Beachbody, we can live wherever we want and have a flexible schedule with plenty of family time.  I would love to continue to homeschool our last two children while touring all of the wonderful historic sites around the world.  Yes, if you have internet access, you can do this business from anywhere.  Our ultimate goal is to be free to give abundantly of our finances, our time, and our labor.

Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom or dad, looking for a little extra income to help with the bills, or looking for a complete over-haul in your career, a home based business like Beachbody may be just the right fit for you.  It’s inexpensive to buy a business center, but if you’re willing to try out the products and programs with a Challenge Pack, the business center is free!  Imagine that!  Where else can you buy into your own business with a start-up cost of zero?

Building any business takes time.  Building your own business from scratch will always have it’s ups and downs.  Beachbody offers plenty of support and training through the company itself as well as through sponsoring coaches.  This business is fun, duplicable, and service-oriented.  If you’re a people-person with a desire to help others…search no further. The best home based business… Beachbody.

What would I be doing?

Home based business coaches encourage others in their weight loss efforts

Inspire, motivate and encourage others in their health and fitness journey

As a personal Beachbody coach, you’ll have access to dozens of complete workout programs including the meal plans that accompany them for a total fitness package.  Using the products and programs, you’ll share your successes with your friends, family, even strangers.  As you share your own experience with others, you’ll find that some of them want to join you and try it, too.

You’ll have the opportunity to inspire, motivate, and encourage your challengers to improve their own health and fitness. That’s what we like to call “Paying it Forward”.  When those you’ve helped share their story and their journey, they, in turn, inspire others.  And so on, and so on…

Are you a health and fitness focused person?  Would you like to lead live classes using the wonderful programs available through Beachbody?  Certification classes are available!

How much can I expect to make with Beachbody?

As in any business, the amount of effort you put into it will determine your income.  Beachbody makes no guarantees of income, they simply offer the opportunity and the resources.  What you do with it is up to you alone.

Will owning your own business always be sunshine and roses?  No.  No business can guarantee that, but being a Beachbody coach will definitely offer the most rewarding opportunity to reach hurting people with hope for a better tomorrow as they regain their health and fitness.

Whether you are on your own weight loss journey or not, love to help people, have time to invest in starting something worthwhile for yourself and your family, want to earn extra income from home, or are just looking for a change, check out Beachbody.  It’s the best home based business I’ve found… and it’s not my first experience… but definitely the best!

I’m in!  Now what?

Are you intrigued enough to take the next step?  Want more information?  Message me on Facebook.

Weight Loss for Women- My Journey

Weight loss for women starts with my journey.  I am a 55-year-old homeschool mama with two kids still in school…a kindergartener and a sixth-grader.  I enjoy hand-crafts, charcoal drawing, and jigsaw puzzles.  Most of all, I love fitness, healthy eating, and helping others find success in becoming healthy and fit.

When life hits you between the eyes like a Mac Truck and you’re overwhelmed with stress, what do you to relax?

I do jigsaw puzzles…little ones, really big ones, electronic ones.  It doesn’t matter which.  As long as there is a puzzle around I can relax. But it wasn’t always like that.

I used to eat.  When my family celebrated birthdays, anniversaries, any family gathering…it always included dinner.  Meals were related to happy times, so whenever stress would hit, I would eat to feel better…to find my “happy place”.  I was in serious need of a weight loss for women program.  A program focussed on weight loss for men just wouldn’t cut it.  Men seem to have such an easy time losing weight compared to women.

Anything and everything was fair game including, I’m ashamed to say, mixing up a batch of cookie dough without the eggs and eating it straight from the bowl raw.  I ranged far and wide between salty and sweet “foods” (I use that term loosely).  A favorite quick meal was white Minute Rice with butter.  A snack might be a stick of string cheese.  2 slices of homemade white bread with butter and honey was my most common breakfast.  My healthy lunch was mostly salad with fruit and nuts.

Topping out at 180 pounds which is considered morbidly obese when it’s on a 5 foot nothing frame, I was given the “gift” of a Weight Watchers membership by someone who loved me very much.  I learned that there was no bad food and that I could eat whatever I wanted as long as I kept track of my allotted “points” for the day and didn’t go over it.


The family workout team

I would skip meals in order to have my nasty, comfort sweets and salts.  It was a very unhealthy way to lose weight, but I did lose 55#. Only because I became a jogger (again, I use that term loosely; an average sized person could walk faster than I ran), eventually working my way up to a distance of 5 miles which was basically 45 minutes of cardio per day.

The problem with this kind of weight loss for women program was that I couldn’t sustain the loss after suffering an ankle injury.  Without the daily running, I slowly put back on all of the weight I’d lost.  My injury became so bad that I couldn’t even walk around the block without hobbling home in extreme pain.

Much time and healing later, I was finally cleared to run again, but I found myself once again at 180 pounds and not motivated to start over with the same type of plan.  During my recovery time, I had tried a personal trainer at our local gym working with me on all of the non-ankle related equipment, fighting with the other “gym-rats” for free weights, machines, and floor space.

The biggest problem?   My nutrition was not even close to healthy.  I would eat a salad every day, but then have pizza or fast food for dinner.  Being a big fan of any kind of bread, pasta, white rice, and cheese.

I understood the concept of portions, but I never ate enough of the foods that would fill me up and give me fuel for the day.  With the wrong food portions, bad food choices, and meal skipping, I was starving my body of the nutrition it desperately needed.  The result was that every calorie I consumed was being turned to stored energy (according to my children’s science class this is called fat).

Enter a dear friend who had lost about 30 pounds of post-baby weight.  She invited a group of ladies to her home to hear her “coach” share about how she had lost that weight and how we could do the same.

This was exactly what I was looking for.  A workout program I could do at home away from the criticism and jostling of the gym.  A meal plan to correct the way I viewed food.  Daily support and accountability from a like-minded group of ladies in a private setting.


After workout high five

I could begin right away and start my own home-based business helping other people just like me find their way to health and wellness through fitness and clean eating.  I was definitely in the market for a business to do throughout my retirement years which are not so far off in the future.  My desire is to start now building an income for my future.

This new life I have has been a complete lifestyle change for me.  I workout daily at home with my husband, adult daughter, and, sometimes, my 6-year-old son.  I am eating better foods in the right portion sizes and the right combinations for losing weight.  And I am finding success on my weight loss journey once again!

I am downsizing my clothes, I have plenty of energy, and I feel great!  There is no doubt that this will be a lifelong change for me.  Having learned so much about nutrition and fitness that I can’t help but share my success story with others.


Weight Loss Transformation 10/12/2015 to 05/08/2016

Today, I am a part-time coach, a homeschool mommy, a wife, a friend, and so much more.  Am I at my weight loss goal weight/size?  No…not yet, but I push “play” every day, eat clean meals, drink more water than I ever have, and feel so much more energetic and just plain well.  There is NO silver bullet, NO quick fix for lifelong bad eating habits.  Thanks to my success, I have started coaching weight loss for women online.

The key was doing the little things that would improve my health and fitness DAILY even before I could see any change in the mirror or on the scale because the change was coming.  Seeing how far I’ve come on my weight -loss journey, I am looking forward to each day’s challenges with a whole new outlook.  I CAN DO THIS!

Like compounding interest at the bank, small daily investments made over time will bring amazing results.  If I can do this at my age and with my lack of fitness, in the beginning, anyone with the willingness to invest the time and energy in improving themselves can also do it.  I cannot express my heartfelt thanks to that friend who loved me enough to share a life-changing opportunity with the fat lady (me).

Weight Loss for Women Coach

But what about my business as a weight loss for women coach?  Has it started bringing in enough to replace my husband’s income so he can be home with the kids and me?  Not yet, but it can and will.  The potential for income is limited only by my own efforts. Weight loss for women or weight loss for men, I can help either way.  Start losing weight now, give me a shout out here.

I hope this glimpse into my life will encourage you to take the next step to becoming the healthy person you want to see in the mirror each day.  God has made you in His image, but He only gives you one body to live in… take good care of it.  You’ll be glad you did!