Monthly Archives: December 2012

Dec 28

Change Your Life in 2013!

Josh Spencer and Melinda SpencerLately I have talked to a lot of people who have been disappointed in the progress they have made towards their goals in 2012. Most of their goals revolved around fitness, but some had to do with relationships and business as well. Regardless, they aren’t happy with their progress or lack there of. This seems to be a common occurrence really. At the beginning of each year, people are excited, motivated, and ready to commit, but for some reason or another, motivation slips, they let themselves down, and then think, “Oh well, there’s always next year.” What then happens is that they try to change things the following year, but the same thing keeps happening over and over again until it gets to the point where they are in their 60’s and disappointed in their lack of success. So what about this year? Why can’t THIS YEAR be different? It can.

Let me share my story with you. 3 1/2 years ago my now wife (Melinda Spencer) and I were living paycheck to paycheck, cooped up in a one bedroom apartment, and were on government support. I had to quit my job as a financial advisor because I wasn’t making enough sales to reach my monthly quota therefore suspending my pay, so I did what I could do working for my dad to get us by. All I can say is the most embarrassing thing is to go to the grocery store and buy groceries with a food stamp card. We’re thankful that it was there to help out, but that experience alone is enough to make you want to change things. There came a point when things hit rock bottom for us, and I had literally had enough and just couldn’t accept where I was in my life. I remember sitting Melinda down on the couch one night and promising her that I would change things and give her the life that she deserved. However, I also told her that I needed her full support while doing this because it would take some SERIOUS hard work and commitment, along with many sacrifices. I said that if she could get on board with this that I would create complete freedom for our family in just a few years. As any great wife would do, she agreed.

The business that I planned on building was my Beachbody Business. I had been a Beachbody Coach for about a year at that point, but I didn’t put in the effort to take it to the next level. I knew that with the right amount of effort combined with my ambition and ability to never give up that I could build an empire, an extremely successful Beachbody Business. For an entire year I worked my ass off! I had to make a ton of sacrifices by working late and getting up early, and it was very tough on Melinda because I couldn’t spend a lot of time with her, but again, she knew what it would take to succeed. She knew that a year or two of sacrifice would lead to a lifetime of freedom. And it did. Through some serious hard work, perseverance, patience, and willingness to learn, I did in fact build a massive organization in just a years’ time! In fact, so massive that I won Top Beachbody Coach 2010 out of over 50,000 coaches in the U.S.! Because of everything that I had done, I had literally created financial independence for my family and I in just 1 YEAR! Yes, 1 year. Now, we are living the dream. We have our dream home, dream car, and have practically no debt outside of our house payment. We have the freedom to do what we want, when we want, and can travel and take as many breaks from work as we want to, all because of me putting in 1 year of hard work and commitment.

That’s what possible if you can commit yourself for just 1 year. Whatever your goal is, make 2013 the year of all years, the year that you CHANGE THINGS for good! Will it be hard? Of course it will, but the key is to just keep pushing forward every day. Don’t let obstacles slow you down and never ever ever give up on yourself! If you start to have issues with motivation, always keep that end goal in sight and mind. That’s what I did. Whenever things would get tough, I imagined myself living a life without worry, and that’s what kept me going day in and day out. My family deserved freedom, and there was no way I was going to let them down, no way. Giving up would mean giving up on them, and that’s something that I just couldn’t accept! So if you are looking to get into shape, create financial security, or better a relationship this coming year, commit yourself 100% toward it. Don’t allow another year to go by where you are disappointed in yourself! If I can do it, so can you.

Oh and if you are looking to get into shape, talk to me about it. That’s what I do, help people stay committed! Just email me at coachspence8@yahoo.com.

Dec 18

P90X Review Nick G.

p90x review

P90X is a program that literally has changed my life, and it’s changed thousands of lives of the people I’ve coached as well. I’ve posted many reviews of the program in the past, and here’s yet another P90X review, this time coming from one of the people I coach, Nick!

Nick G.’s P90X Results

“I first saw the P90X infomercial in the summer of 2009. I just finished high school, was on track and loved keeping myself active. I ordered the program and was beyond excited, along with starting college, studying Nutrition and Exercise Science. I completed 30 days of it, until I hit a wall. One day of not working out became a week, then a month, and then over 2 years. Excuse after excuse. I ate like crap, lost my motivation and passion for anything really, let alone school. I let myself go, hitting rock bottom along the way. My relationships with friends and family and myself were struggling.

Now every now and then I would see Josh’s posts on motivation, goal setting, and challenge groups. It was always in the back of my head, knowing I needed to get back on track. The beginning of 2012, I realized that I was the only one standing in my way, and that I was the only one that could want to change, and make the change. I went to the gym one night, not planning on it; I just did it. This set the ball rolling. I kept going, setting the smallest goals for myself (going to the gym was a goal within itself at the time). I pushed on and the little things, one by one, kept falling into place. I can’t explain it, but they just do- do something good for yourself, and good things will in turn happen to you. School got better, relationships got better, and life got better.

Now I said before that P90X was still in the back of my mind and something I wanted to accomplish. I knew I needed help. I reached out to Josh, and never looked back. Josh put me into one of his challenge groups, and with the incredible support I received from the group and my family and friends, I started my first full journey of the program in late May. By the end of the first week, I was SORE. I hurt all over, but I knew I was going through the same pain as my group members. I embraced the pain; we were in it together. The workouts kicked my butt, with Plyometrics at the top leaving me in oceans of sweat. The second week was over. I was even sorer, but I felt never better, stronger than before. The first milestone I set was the 30-day mark- the first attempt a couple years ago was still clear in my head- how badly I wanted to pass it. Day by day, little by little, I pushed on. Of course, there were days where I didn’t want to even think of working out. Most of the time, I sucked it up and did them. I’ll be honest, I did miss a couple days, but I brought it even harder the next day, and made up for them at the end of my first full 90-day round.

The 30-day mark came and went. Within the first month, I lost about 10 pounds, which encouraged me even more. Then week after week came and went. I noticed that I became stronger. I received compliments and that gave me even more encouragement. At the end of the 90 days, I, like any other should, felt a sense of accomplishment. I set a goal for myself and reached it. I lost 25 pounds, from 195 lbs to 170 lbs. I never felt better, and my results inspired me to keep going, to never give up, to stop making excuses, and go out and make life the best it can be. My P90X journey made me stronger, not just physically, but mentally and emotionally, and has affected my life in so many positive ways- relationships became so much better, I was back on track and life was great again (it always was; it’s just we lose sight of our goals and values sometimes), heck I even kept up with the whole Plyo workout at the end.

My advice to anyone who wants to start the program, or anything in life really is this: no matter what your situation is, you can accomplish and achieve what you set your mind to. But most importantly, you are the only one that can determine a change and have the desire to want to improve. Stop letting all the reasons and excuses get in the way. Once you do this, it makes it that much easier to just do. All it takes is one step. Go ahead and take it, there is no one stopping you.”

I hope you enjoyed Nick’s P90X review! If you have any questions about the program, feel free to reach out to me at coachspence8@yahoo.com. If you are going through P90X and want a Coach to help you out, I’d love to be your coach and guide you along. If you don’t already have a Team Beachbody account, just click here! It’s free to sign up.

Dec 14

Instant Gratification Problems

Josh Spencer Bora Bora

We live in an instant gratification society, and no, that’s not a good thing. Everything from fast food to the lottery, to cell phones and Google, we have been taught over the last 20 years that things should come easy and fast. What’s happening is that this mentality and way of life is falsely teaching people that results with everything they do should happen quickly. That’s why you see so many “lose weight fast” diets and pills on the market today. Marketing companies aren’t idiots, and they know what now attracts people. Quick and easy is the way to go.

Getting Beyond Instant Gratification

There is a MAJOR flaw in this way of living. People expect quick and easy results with certain things, but those results never come. So what do they do? They move on to the next quick and easy thing, thinking it’s going to work for them next time. This happens over and over again to the point where people just give up all together because of constant let down and frustration. I’ve got news for you people, results with ANYTHING takes hard work, consistency, and TIME! Success doesn’t come easy. Sorry, but it’s the truth. If you want to succeed with fitness, business, and even your relationships, you have to throw out all notion of instant gratification.

Instant Gratification and Business

There is a reason I posted the picture above. It’s a picture of me riding in a boat in Bora Bora, Tahiti. At that moment I was rushed with emotion because I was actually there, in one of the most beautiful places in the entire world, and it’s something that I EARNED because of my hard work and commitment with the Beachbody business. If I would have believed in instant gratification when I first started as a Beachbody Coach, I wouldn’t have been in that spot at that time. No way, because I would have quit at the first time of struggle, of an obstacle or failure. But that’s not what I’ve been taught by my parents, grandparents, and personal development books. I knew that if I wanted to build a successful business from the ground up, it was going to call for a LOT of patience on my part. Trust me when I say this, patience and me do not go well together, never have, but I have learned to accept that it’s an important part of success. It took me an entire year to even remotely begin to understand the business, and another 6 months to make it a full time job. Even at that point, though, I was only making enough to support my family and pay my bills. However, because of my hard work and commitment to the business, I have been able to establish complete freedom for my family and I, and have been able to travel around the world and visit some of the most amazing places on this planet. If you want to succeed with your business, you’ve got to understand that instant gratification is not in the formula for success.

Instant Gratification and Fitness

As a Beachbody Coach, instant gratification has caused a lot of frustration on my end because I see way too many people give up too early when trying to get into shape. My job is to help people get results, but because we are such an instant gratification society, it’s hard to keep people motivated long enough to even begin to start seeing results. After 1 week of changing their diet, working out every day, being extremely sore, they don’t quite understand why they haven’t lost 40 lbs yet and begin to become frustrated. They question whether or not the program works, and then quit and move on to the next “lose weight fast” scheme. What they don’t understand is that if they gave it just a few more weeks, would have been a little more patient, they would have begun to experience some pretty drastic results. And then after the entire 90 days of 100% commitment, they could possibly have gotten into the best shape of their life. It happened to me, so I’m confident that it could happen to them as well. P90X changed my life back in 2008, but only because I was patient and committed ENTIRELY to both the workouts and the diet for 90 days straight. If you are trying to get into shape, understand that results will take time, and have a little PATIENCE! Also remember that it’s not going to come easy, but if you can commit every day to eating healthy, taking supplements like Shakeology, and work out to a program like P90X, the results WILL COME! Trust me, I have coached thousands and thousands of people, and the ones who throw out the idea of instant gratification are the ones who get the results.

I really hope this post has opened your eyes and shown you that if you want results with anything, you’ve got to work hard and commit yourself every single day over a long period of time. That’s just how it works with everything, from your health to your relationships. Throw out instant gratification and have some PATIENCE! If you have any questions or need help, feel free to email me at coachspence8@yahoo.com.

Dec 10

Workout After Pregnancy

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After my wife had our baby Madison, one of the first things she told me was that she really wanted to get herself back into shape and find a great workout after pregnancy. Pregnancy causes a lot of stress on a woman’s body, and no matter how hard you try, it’s extremely tough to stay in shape. You can’t work out, it’s tough to eat right (although it’s VERY important that you do), and chances are you will be out of shape after you have your child, but that’s normal! Don’t stress out too much because you can find a great workout after pregnancy to get you back into your pre-pregnancy form, or even BETTER! In fact, as you can see from Melinda’s P90X results above, she actually got into the best shape of her LIFE after she had Madison!  It just takes some serious commitment and dedication to a healthy diet and workout program.

Finding a Great Workout After Your Pregnancy

What is the best workout after pregnancy? If you would ask Melinda or I, OF COURSE we are going to say P90X! P90X changed my life a few years before that, and it changed hers after she had Madison. What is P90X? It’s a 90 day home workout program that has a balance of cardio and resistance training. Each month you change things up, new set of workouts, new diet, and that causes muscle confusion, allowing you to never hit a plateau. This is one of the things that attracted me to the program in the first place! Most women quickly hit a plateau after pregnancy, but P90X allows you to continue seeing results. If you want to know how to get in shape after pregnancy, this is the way to go.

Post Pregnancy Health Tips

I figured I would take a few minutes and give you a few healthy tips for how to get in shape after pregnancy.

(1) Wait 6 weeks! When Melinda had Madison, the doctor told her to wait 6 weeks before working out, and she did just that. MAKE SURE you talk to your doctor and see when would be the best time for you to work out after you have your child. You don’t want to jump into a workout sooner than you should. If you do, you could have some serious complications, and well, you don’t want that.

(2) Start eating healthy RIGHT AWAY! After you have your baby, be sure to start eating healthy immediately. Hopefully you didn’t go crazy and consume everything in sight during your pregnancy, but if so, it’s time to make some changes. If you really want to lose weight after pregnancy, you absolutely 100% have to follow a healthy diet! Thankfully P90X has a diet plan that’s pretty easy to follow. It shows you how many calories you should consume, and breaks down the macros (fat/carbs/protein) according to which month you’re in. In the beginning of the program, you start out with lower carbs and higher protein, and then you gradually add in more carbs each month.

(3) Pace yourself. Again, for 9 months you carried a baby and weren’t able to do any vigorous workouts, so you’re probably not in very good shape. P90X is a tough workout after pregnancy (It’s tough PERIOD!), and it’s VERY IMPORTANT that you pace yourself when just starting it! If you struggle, take a break. If you have to, follow the modified versions of each exercise. Tony Horton shows you how to do them in the videos. Understand that there is nothing wrong with modifying at first! However, make sure you push yourself as much as you can.

(4) Log your diet. This goes right along with #2, but make sure you log what you eat every single day into a site like My Fitness Pal. This will keep you on track with your calories and macros each day. My Fitness Pal actually has an AWESOME app that I think is even easier than the site to use! Pretty much any food, meal, or restaurant that you can think of is in their database.

(5) COMMIT! This is key. It doesn’t matter what workout after pregnancy you do, the key to losing weight is to commit to the program for the ENTIRE 90 days! Will it be hard? Of course, but if you want results, then you will commit yourself entirely. This means that you need to commit to BOTH the workout and the diet! If you can do so, you’re not going to believe where you will end up. Just take a look at my wife’s P90X results in the video above!

Hopefully you found this post helpful. A few other programs besides P90X that Melinda and I recommend for losing weight after pregnancy are Turbofire and Slim in 6. They both make for a great workout after pregnancy! If you need help, Melinda is a Beachbody Coach like I am, and will help you through the program 100% of the way. To make her your coach, just click here! It’s free to sign up.

Dec 05

How to Deal With Failure

how to deal with failure

12 years ago I was 15 years old. It was at that age where my life changed forever. Why? That was when I learned how to deal with failure. I hit a low point in my life at that point, and it was all because I let failure eat away at me until I was too scared to do anything. I literally feared failing. Learning how to deal with failure is a HUGE key to success, and I’m going to explain why and share my story.

How to Deal With Failure – Where It Started

I started playing baseball at the age of 5 years old. It was my entire life until I graduated college about 17 years later. For years and years I traveled around the country partaking in tournaments, playing around 120 games per year. As you may know, baseball is a sport of failure. A great baseball player will fail 7 out of 10 times at the plate, giving him a .300 batting average. A .300 batting average at the pro level should get you into the Hall of Fame! However, it’s not easy getting to that .300 mark. Why? Because 70% of the time you fail, and you have to be able to know how to deal with failure if you want to be able to become successful.

I had a hard time dealing with failure. When I struck out it ate away at me. I would become so ticked off at myself and nervous that I would do it again that guess what happened? Yeah, I would strike out again, and again, and again. If I would strike out during my first plate appearance for the day, my entire day was ruined for me, and that’s not good if you play a double or triple header during a day. There were a few days that I remember having 8 strike outs and literally going 0-12 because I let failure affect me SO MUCH!

It started getting real bad for me at the age of 12 and finally hit its peak at 15, to the point where I thought about quitting baseball. I no longer enjoyed the game because all I could think about was not striking out, not making an error, and it just stressed the heck out of me! The summer of the year when I was 15 was the worst, and my fear of failure became so bad that I was in the .100’s for batting average and my coach benched me. It was embarrassing. I have never been benched before, and there is nothing worst than sitting there and watching your team play while you keep the score, and knowing that you are the only reason why you aren’t out there. That day I got home, went upstairs in my room, teared up and just held my head in my head, not knowing what I was going to do next. “Should I quit?” was all I was thinking. That was when I got a knock on my door. My dad walked in, threw a book down on my bed and demanded that I read it. He didn’t say anything else and just walked out. That book was “The Magic of Thinking Big” by David Scwhartz. Dad knew that the key to my success in baseball was to get my mind right and learn how to deal with failure. Now it’s very rare that my dad tells me to do something, so I took him very seriously and started reading the book right there. Little did I know that not only would that book changed around my baseball career, but also my financial future as well.

Dealing With Failure – Making Changes

“The Magic of Thinking Big” absolutely changed my life. Once I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down. It taught me how to deal with failure, the importance of believing in myself, thinking big, setting goals, and defeating fear. When I got through the book, I read it again, and again, and again until all of those concepts were drilled into my mind. A few months later I started to notice a drastic change in my baseball game. I was more confident in myself, didn’t get as upset with myself, and most importantly, learned how to deal with failure. Now, understand that this was not a process that happened overnight. I had to train my mind to BELIEVE in these principles, and when you have years and years of negative thinking, it can be a tough and long process to change it, but I did. Negative thoughts would occasionally creep into my mind, but I just had to replace them with positive ones. Over years and years of reading personal development books, I was able to change the way I thought and deal with failure the proper way.

I gained back my starting position in baseball and started becoming better and better. My senior year In high school (I started Varsity all 4 years) I started center field, was leadoff hitter, and went to the State Championship with my team. We didn’t win, but ended up the season 32-2. I then ended up getting a scholarship to play in college and had unbelievable junior and senior years, leading the team to a National Championship and winning All League First Team Honors. After I graduated college, I began a career as a Financial Advisor, but quickly turned my attention to starting my own business by becoming a Beachbody Coach. In 2010 I won Top Beachbody Coach our of over 50,000 coaches in the country and also created complete financial independence for my family and I. I also was an Elite Top 10 coach in 2011 and will be Elite once again this year. How did I accomplish so much in such a short amount of time? Believing in myself, working hard, and dealing with failure the right way.

How to Deal With Failure – Keys in Doing So

Now on to how exactly I dealt with failure. What did “The Magic of Thinking Big” teach me? The hardest part for me was accepting failure. I looked at it like it was a bad thing and tried to avoid it all all costs. What was interesting is that the more I feared and avoided it, the more it happened and the more I got down on myself. After reading the book, I learned that in order for me to succeed with anything I did, I had to ACCEPT failure. Instead of looking at failure as a negative, I had to turn my thinking around and look at it as a positive. Now you might be asking, “How in the world can it be a positive?” I’ll tell you why. Failure WILL HAPPEN, there is no getting around it. The people who succeed are the people who understand that principle. Instead of getting down on yourself because of failing, you have to look at it as a learning tool. Failure now teaches me what I need to do different in order to keep moving forward towards my goals. If I never failed, I would never succeed. Does that make sense? Once I come across a failure, which I have many, many times in both my baseball and business career, instead of continuing to do the same things over and over again, I learn from those failures, make the necessary adjustments, and keep chugging along towards my goals. Failure holds a lot of people back, but not me. Most people quit when they fail, but I smile, make adjustments, and continue succeeding. Once you can do so yourself, your life will change, I promise you.

What are some of the things you can do to change your thinking? Personal development and more personal development. Seriously, you should be reading AT LEAST 10 pages of a personal development book EVERY SINGLE DAY! Don’t take this lightly either. To this day I still read personal development, and I have been very successful. I still understand the importance of it, and it’s something that I will do for as long as I possibly can. If you want to know how to deal with failure and get your mind right, this is where you start. If you don’t like reading, they have personal development audio you can listen to. And don’t use time as an excuse either. You can pop a CD in your car and listen to it to and from work, when you’re working out, etc. There is time, there is always time. It’s all about prioritizing, and this should be one of your priorities. Some of the other books that I recommend are “The Slight Edge” by Jeff Olson, “The Art of Exceptional Living” by Jim Rohn, and “Talent is Never Enough” by John Maxwell. If you want to know more, just contact me.

Last, I want to finish up with this. As you noticed, there is a picture above and you might be thinking, “What does this have to do with how to deal with failure?” I’ll tell you what it has to do with it. This is a picture of my friends, Melinda, and I on a paid vacation in St. Thomas because of the success I’ve had with the Beachbody Business. I would have never been there if I didn’t learn how to deal with failure. That trip is just one of many, many trips I have won, but it’s one of the first and meant a lot to me. It was a massive accomplishment, and it made me feel great for all the hard work I’ve put into the business.

If you struggle with dealing with failure, I hope you found this post helpful. If you have any questions whatsoever, feel free to reach out to me at coachspence8@yahoo.com. I’m here to help!

Dec 03

Beachbody Ultimate Reset

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During this past Summer I decided to give the Beachbody Ultimate Reset a try. For those of you who don’t know, it’s a 21 day total body reset, involving a strict diet and supplement regimen. The Reset starts out slowly eliminating things like meat, dairy, caffeine, and grains from you diet, eventually moving you to an all vegan plan. Anyways, I was excited to do it, but that excitement changed once I got started. I despised it while going through it, there’s no denying that, and I swore I would never recommend it to anyone. However, that mentality shifted afterwards. Find out why in my review.

Beachbody Ultimate Reset Review

Like I mentioned above, when Beachbody released the Ultimate Reset Cleanse, I was excited for it, just because of all the great reviews that I read and heard from those who took part in the test group. People were saying their cravings were gone, they lost weight, and they couldn’t explain it, but just felt healthier after going through it. It captured my attention and of course I wanted to give it a try, so Melinda and I decided to do it together.

Here’s a little background on me before I get into my actual review of the Beachbody Ultimate Reset. I have always had terrible allergies and a caffeine addiction. Since I was young, I’ve had to take allergy pills to subdue my allergies, especially during the spring and early summer when everything was blooming. Pollen has been the worst for me, and I get itchy, watery eyes, sneeze quite a bit, and have runny noses. Also, I would have 1-2 cups coffee every morning, and sometimes more throughout the day. These two things right here caused some SERIOUS issues with me while going through the Ultimate Cleanse.

During the first week, we had some great meals like a vegan wrap and an excellent salmon dinner, and the supplements weren’t giving us any problems at all. Honestly, we were very surprised as to how great the diet really was! The supplements weren’t terrible I guess, other than the alkalinize, which tastes like crap. Seriously I had to choke it down, but I knew I needed to continue taking it! On the 2nd day, though, I started having some issues. I started to feel achy all over my body, and I come to find out it’s from the body starting to release all of the toxins stored up. It was a strange feeling and just hard to explain, but it wasn’t fun. I really felt it in my hips and legs for some reason. On top of that, I began having caffeine withdrawal. On day 2 I literally had one of the worst headaches that I’ve ever had. What was so terrible about it was that I wasn’t supposed to take anything for it, and it decided to stick around for a good 15 hours. The Beachbody Ultimate Reset recommends that you don’t take any medication during this time (unless your doctor says that you need to), and I wanted to follow the rules as close as I could. Then my allergies started kicking in, and it was almost like they were intensified by about 10 times. I sneezed so much that I’m pretty sure I set a new record! I was absolutely miserable during the first week. Last, and yes there was another issue, I felt very, very spaced out and exhausted during the first week. I had trouble thinking and focusing on anything, and just wanted to relax and do nothing!

Even though I had all of those issues during week 1, I kept pushing forward. I knew that everything I was experiencing was for a good reason, to help get rid of all the toxins and help reset my body back to normal. During week 2, though, I started having more issues. For one, I was absolutely STARVING by the end of the day! With the Beachbody Ultimate Reset, you don’t take in many calories, about 1,200 – 1,500 per day, and that was tough for me since I’m used to eating about 2,500 every day. However, you don’t work out AT ALL during the Ultimate Cleanse, so you don’t require as many calories as normal. Regardless, I was hungry. I had to eventually add in an extra snack so that I didn’t go to bed feeling like my stomach was eating itself. On top of that, I started having serious cravings for meat! I mean like bad. All I could think about was a steak and chicken. I don’t know what it was, but I just wanted meat. Of course I didn’t do anything about it and just “sucked it up,” but nonetheless it was not enjoyable. The worst part of week 2, though, was again, my allergies. They were destroying me, and at this point I started thinking I was having some sort of allergic reaction to the Ultimate Reset. After talking to a professional, they agreed and I had to cut the Ultimate Reset short. However, looking back I think it was just the time of year. I don’t think I would have those issues if I did the Beachbody Ultimate Reset again during the winter when nothing is blooming. Anyways, I quit the Reset after week 2, down about 8 lbs.

Post Beachbody Ultimate Reset

When I got done with the Ultimate Cleanse, I swore I would never recommend it to anyone because of my experience. As you could tell, it wasn’t fun. However, about a month later I looked back and realized that I had changed in many, many ways, and just felt healthier overall. I had no cravings for caffeine and actually stopped drinking it all together. To this day, I have maybe 1 cup of coffee per week. Also, I stopped eating beef. I have not had a steak since finishing the Beachbody Ultimate Reset about 5 months ago, something I used to have at least once or twice a week. On top of that, the way I think about food is significantly different. I shop organic a LOT more now, and eat foods that I never thought I would eat before. Just reading and learning about certain foods changed my entire perspective, and has changed the way I eat.

When I look back at the Beachbody Ultimate Cleanse, I’m actually satisfied with everything that happened even though my individual experience wasn’t so good. After talking to many people, my experience was definitely a rarity. I have seen some amazing transformations and results from people going through the Beachbody Ultimate Reset, and it’s something that I definitely recommend everyone to try at least once.