So Much to be Thankful For

I’ve been doing extra workouts all week and watching calories to prepare myself for Thanksgiving dinner.  😉  Got up this morning and did a MEGA workout with TurboFire 60 and Abs 10.  Then I wanted to do a good lower body workout  so I tacked on Jiggle Free Buns by The Firm.  I forgot how great that workout is!  I used to be a big time “Firmie” until I discovered Beachbody.  Some of the Firm workouts are bad on my knees, but I love any of the Transfirmer workouts.  The Transfirmer is excellent for sculpting the glutes and thighs.  Plus I started working with step aerobics years ago and it has a special place in my heart.  🙂 All in all, I burned a total of 850 calories!  Bring on Thanksgiving dinner!! 😉

It was exactly one year ago today that I recommitted  to exercise and clean eating.  I made a personal goal to workout consistently every single week in 2010.  I was at my heaviest at 170 pounds and was tired of working out hard for a few months and then falling off the wagon.  I knew I could do better and that I felt so much stronger and positive when I exercised regularly and ate healthy foods.

Since then so much has happened and my life has changed so much for the positive.  I surpassed my fitness goals and am now in the best shape of my life.  I gave away all my size 12’s and am rebuilding a new wardrobe of size 4’s!  I became a Beachbody Coach and, through helping others change their lives through fitness, I’ve changed my own.  I became certified to teach TurboKick (my absolute favorite cardio!), and have 2 successful weekly Fit Clubs that promote health & fitness through free weekly workouts with Beachbody fitness programs.  I reached Diamond rank in my Beachbody business and am on my way to reaching Star Diamond status thanks to my AWESOME team of Beachbody Coaches!  And to top it off, my weight loss success story was selected for the new Chalean Extreme infomercial!

This Thanksgiving, I have plenty to be thankful for.  A success Coaching business, being “40 fit & fabulous”!, good health, family and friends that love and support me and the confidence and satisfaction of knowing can set goals and do what it takes to reach them.    2010 has been a very good year for me.  I’m looking forward to making 2011 even better!

Happy Thanksgiving!

~ Coach MaShelle

Written by MaShelle Dean
Hey Fam! I'm MaShelle, your Fit & Fabulous Coach. I'm an AFAA Certified Fitness Instructor and lifestyle blogger living in Atlanta with my husbae, Ron. The Jiggle Free Zone is the place to come for fitness inspiration, product reviews, and workout proof hair tutorials. Be sure to sign up for the Fit & Fab newsletter so you never miss my tips on living a #fitandfabulous life!