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Team Beachbody Success Stories: Nov. 2016

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Meet Lindsay P.

We first met Lindsay several years ago when she was working at a retail store at the local mall. We have stayed connected through life’s many ups and downs. Through it all, she has always relied on our challenge groups to get her back on track. Let’s get started…

What motivated Lindsay to start her transformation?

“A few years ago I looked in the mirror and realized that I was fat. I hated myself. In that moment I vowed to make a change, to become my best self, both physically and mentally.

I worked my butt off doing Insanity. Since then, I have been living a fit lifestyle and am addicted/determined to getting that workout in 6 days a week.

I stuck to my promise to myself and couldn’t be happier with how this lifestyle change has greatly affected my life.”

What has she enjoyed MOST about her challenge group experience?

“Being part of a challenge group is awesome!! Getting tips and tricks, as well as hearing about others’ struggles is motivating! We don’t have to be alone in the fitness journey! Even though we may be doing different programs, having the support is extremely beneficial!”

What are her results as of today?

“My greatest results came from the first round of Insanity 3 years ago when I lost 20-25 pounds. However with the continued programs, I am more toned and have that beach body!”

What Beachbody Products has she used during her transformation?

“Insanity. Brazil Butt Lift. Les Mills Pump. Insanity Max 30. Shakeology.”

We are so proud of how far you’ve come in your journey mentally and physically Lindsay!

UPDATE: Lindsay has since decided to JOIN OUR TEAM to stay accountable and share her journey with others while earning supplemental income.

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Team Beachbody Success Stories: Oct. 2016

Beachbody Coach Success Story | The Graues

Meet Mark and Jill M. – 50K Club Members

As we continue to freshen things up on we feel absolutely compelled to acknowledge a PHENOMENAL leader, Jill M. A few months back Jill and her husband Mark surpassed a cool milestone having joined the diamondELITE 50K Club which means that collectively they’ve earned greater than $50,000 as a Team Beachbody Coach team. 🙂

We came to know Jill several years back when she was working as one of the Physician’s Assistant in the same office as the physician we saw. One fateful day, Jill and Katie recognized each other while crossing paths outside of the office in Old Navy.

Katie was wearing an INSANITY hat and Jill was currently enjoying P90X. A convo was started and a friendship began…one which has brought Jill, her vision and huge heart to our team and allowed Jill to fulfill her purpose while being a stay at home mom.

Why did you CHOOSE to become a Team Beachbody Coach?

“I started coaching because I fell in love with the programs and Shakeology. I began to naturally share with others so it was an obvious transition for me. I was searching for something for ME at the time in my life. Somewhere that I had a purpose along with being a SAHM.

My passion for health and fitness coupled with my desire to be home with the kids made Beachbody the perfect fit.”

How has being a Team Beachbody Coach changed your life?

“I am not the same person I was when I first joined. I am so much more confident in who I am. This has nothing to do with my physical transformation and EVERYTHING to do with me finally believing in myself and the role I serve for others.”

How has the income you’ve earned as a Team Beachbody Coach helped?

“The added income has alleviated stress from my husband who was the sole provider for our family. A weight has been lifted from his shoulders which is hard to even put into words. I have been able to stay at home with our kids which is absolutely WHERE I WANT TO BE.

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Ultimate Reset Week 3 Review and FINAL Results

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Well here we are…my week 3 review and FINAL results post for this experience with the Ultimate Reset.  If you’re just finding this post you will likely find it helpful to go back and read my Week 1 and  week 2 complete Ultimate Reset reviews, too.

We’re going to conclude with an EPIC review today…over 3,000 words from my experience, so hold on and finish to the very end.

Before I even get started though I will tell you that there is a VERY important component of this review that is MISSING.

My “before” pictures.

Total. COACH. Fail.

I was so frustrated with how I felt when starting that I had decided I was “just doing this for me” and that I wasn’t even going to share too much of my journey on social media. This of course was terrible advice I gave myself.

Sharing our journey, both the ups and the downs is what coaches DO. Along the way we connect with people who relate to us for where we are.

It didn’t take long, maybe 4 days into the program, until began to change my tune. WHY? I was already feeling better.

I started posting about what I was doing to my Facebook, BUT I didn’t’ take pictures…STILL. By then I was already down 5-7 lbs. and 10 lbs. after the first week. I didn’t want to be disingenuous by posting and submitting before pics that were already missing 7-10 pounds of me.

Anyhow, that’s the back story…I so wish I could take a do over with that. But I can’t so let’s still dive RIGHT IN to what my main takeaways were for the final week and for the Beachbody Ultimate Reset as a whole.

What is the nutrition focus on week 3, the Restore phase?

It’s pretty simple…by week 3 of the Ultimate Reset you’ve transitioned to a 100% vegan diet where you’ve eliminated not only all animal-based proteins but also legumes (beans) and ALL grains.  I want to be totally honest with you in this review, as I have bee so far… this was a tougher week food-wise for me.

I could easily consume the menu in week 1 and week 2 on a forever plan, but week 3 was a challenge and I did have a few cheats throughout the week.

A major factor that I think contributed to my challenge with sticking to the plan was that I got a little complacent. I was pretty happy with my results through week 2!! I had already gotten EVERYthing I wanted and NEEDED from this Reset, so I slacked a touch where I DIDN’T the first few weeks. I’m not sharing that to give you permission to slack in week 3. In fact, it’s one of the things I kinda regret.

I didn’t get way off track, but I had some corn chips, a lemon LaraBar, an EPIC venison bar and a Primal Kitchen Dark Chocolate Almond bar. LOL! (Can you tell we received a shipment from Thrive Market?). And I think I snuck a small handful of M & Ms and some Indiana FIT Himalayan salt popcorn.

…AND on day 1 of week 3 my brother got married. There was beer and beef. And wedding cake. More on that below.

Anyhow, now that I have that off my chest both sharing that the food focus wasn’t my favorite and that I snuck in a few cheats, I do want to share the positives, too. I still felt great and enjoyed many meals. For example, we LOVED some butternut squash, especially prepared in a new simple way.

(SIDE NOTE: The menu actually calls for delicata squash but for the love of Steve (?) I cannot find that. I’m in a lifelong slump here.)

Anyhow, back to the squash. We have always prepared squash the way we are instructed to in the Ultimate Reset cookbook. Cut it in half, remove the seeds and place it face down in about 1/4 inch of water while you bake it at 375 degrees until fork tender.

What we found as more simple that allowed the entire squash to cook faster and more evenly was to peel the outside away and then slice in 1/2″ thick pieces. We sprayed both sides with a little cooking spray and seasoned each piece as directed in the recipe and then baked them on a parchment paper lined baling sheet for about 15-20 minutes at the same 375 degrees.

It was a great, simple and light work around. You can see our work in the pic below.

I’ll go into more detail a little later on the nutrition focus with my week #3 favorite foods!


How to make squash | The Graues

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Did I incorporate exercise in week 3 of the Ultimate Reset?

As I discussed in my in-depth week 1 Ultimate Reset review, strenuous exercise is NOT recommended during the Reset. BUT, there are four types of movement / exercise you CAN do and that are encouraged; restorative yoga being one of them.

As luck would have it Beachbody launched their newest program, 3 Week Yoga Retreat in the middle of week 3 of my Ultimate Reset. I was able to knock out the first 3 days o this program which is NOT AVAILABLE via DVD…it’s a 100% EXCLUSIVE for Premium Team Beachbody Club Members via Beachbody on Demand.

I also worked in two additional Tai Cheng workouts, so 5 days of movement during week 3 of the Reset.

A very popular question from people that we’ve coached is how they go about getting BACK into more strenuous exercise when they finish the Reset. There is specific guidance and a few paragraphs dedicated to this question in the program guide. But for a Cliff’s Notes version, know that week 1 after you finish you should try to ease back into activity, while making modifications where necessary.

Week 2 after finishing you can let ‘er rip!

3 week Yoga Retreat Ultimate Reset | The Graue

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Team Beachbody New Coach Training Explained

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SHOUTout time…one of our favorite things to do! Any Katy had DEFINITELY Earned it.

But in this post we also wanted to shed some light on the New Coach Training that we provide for the new coaches that join our team. We’ll do that below…BUT FIRST, let’s celebrate Katy’s success.

This past week we put the finishing touches on another 30-day New Coach Camp…and Katy was SHINING BRIGHT throughout! We started at the end of school, a BUSY time for a school teacher.

Katy had recently completed her first round of 22 Minute Hard Corps while incorporating Shakeology…and she got AWESOME results. Throughout Coach Camp she learned the skills to connect with other people and invite them to join her on her continuing journey.

She is now making a HUGE impact by hosting her OWN Beachbody Challenge Groups monthly while paying it forward in a big…BIG…BIIIIIIIG way. In her FIRST Challenge group, Katy lead 18 men and women and she has gone on to help well over 50 people in her first 5 months of coaching.

Because she had put the focus on helping OTHERS succeed and put in LOTS of effort and energy to help them be successful, Katy has been able to earn greater than $5,000 since May.


Katy wears MANY hats…wife, mom to a 1 year old son, PE teacher and now Beachbody Coach (…and others for sure). Please extend a BIG congrats on her awesome results AND more importantly for taking the step to PAY it forward for so many.

Team Beachbody Coach Training

Now, part two of this post is about the training that our new coaches are offered. We choose to make use of many of the great training tools that Beachbody has already created.

That’s one of the huge benefits of joining a network marketing based business model…you don’t have to totally reinvent the wheel. The company, in our case Beachbody, makes your easier by creating training and tools to support your success, especially from the start.

But after mentoring new coaches since January 2010 we have also but together our own 30-Day New Coach Camp as an extension of the awesome tools Beachbody has created.

We have one focused goal…help a new coach start their FIRST Online Challenge Group.

In doing so, a few other cool things happen. One, the new coach likely ends up earning enough income to pay for their Shakeology (or often times more…even in month one). And, two, the new coach feels empowered, significant and confident because they have had a hand in helping at least 3 people begin a lifestyle change.

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Yes….there is A LOT to learn about coaching, but we don’t really even bring up becoming an Emerald Coach, Diamond Coach, Team Cycle Bonuses, Star Diamond Bonuses, etc. We FOCUS ON THE FUNDAMENTALS and establish a strong foundation that pairs well with the purpose and mission of Beachbody as a company. Their goal and our goal as coaches is simply this:

“Help people achieve their goals and live a healthy, fulfilling life.”

So THAT is the foundation that we build on. In fact, here is a day by day breakdown of what our New Team Beachbody Coach Camp Training looks like, after a brief 3 day “getting to know you” period where we also take care of some technicalities like scheduling of LIVE Group Zoom video calls.

Day 1 – Success ALWAYS STARTS with strong WHY…
Day 2 – Introducing our ROADMAP: The 4 Vital Behaviors
Day 3 – Prioritizing your day…the POWER HOUR
Day 4 – PRIORITIZING your goals for THIS MONTH
Day 5 – How to Announce your First Beachbody Challenge Group on your Social Media
Day 6 – ALL about the “3 LIVES Club”… Success Club
Day 7 – An Intro to the 5 step Invite Process
Day 8 – Implementation Check-in Day
Day 9 – Another part of the “Invite. Invite. Invite” process…FORMing
Day 11 – Introducing the Team Beachbody Success Starter Program
Day 12 – How to earn money as a Team Beachbody Coach
Day 13 – Vital Behavior Focus: Your Self Development Program
Day 14 – Your SCHEDULED Catch up day
Day 15 – Shakeology Training Day
Day 16 – Learning to Follow up like a Pro
Day 17 – Accountability / Progress Update day
Day 18 – The Importance of attending Team Beachbody Events
Day 19 – How to Lead a Beachbody Challenge Group
Day 20 – Vital Behavior Focus: Being PROOF the Products work
Day 21 – Giving Recognition when it’s Due
Day 22 – Introducing the Team Beachbody Leadership Ladder
Day 23 – Success Club Check in day
Day 24 – Group Prize Announcement…who’s gonna qualify?
Day 25 – Taking MASSIVE Action to hit your goal
Day 26 – Activities to finish the month strong and fill your first Challenge Group
Day 27 – Reviewing Rank Specific Training from Team Beachbody
Day 28 – Tracking your Activity
Day 29 – Not everyone will….but ANYONE can
Day 30 – Moving Forward…our VISION for YOU

If you want to focus on doing and learning everything at the start, or want a team culture that is built around inviting first to a join a business…we are not your mentors or your team.

But, if you can buy into the mission above and want to focus on becoming the BEST version of yourself through a self development programs, improved nutrition and more consistent exercise…then we are your mentors and team.


I want to be REALLY clear…we don’t shy away from the opportunity to earn a significant income. Not at all. In fact, we’ve created a checklist of milestones to work towards earning a consistent $500/week as a Team Beachbody coach that you can download here.

But we’ve just learned the BEST way to achieve financial success that lasts is to become excellent and consistent and focusing on the mission. If you meet people where they are at physically (or financially)…and then show them the tools that can work for them, you significantly increase the likelihood of good things happening for both parties.

This is how Katy created her success.

She SHOWED people how to be successful with the programs and then she courageously invited and supported people to reach their goals. It’s the same approach these amazing ladies have taken to create significance and success.

You don’t have to OVERcomplicate being a Team Beachbody Coach.

If you are interested in joining our team and enrolling in our next new coach training, shoot us a brief email at

We can set up a time to chat so that we can learn about you and your goals and share more about what getting started looks like for you

Download this checklist of milestones to work towards earning $500/week as a Team Beachbody Coach.

*****Beachbody does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Team Beachbody Coach Opportunity. Each Coach’s income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence, and skill.*****