Comparison is the thief of joy

This week is the Team Beachbody Summit in Nashville. It’s a time for 25,000 coaches to come together to have fun, learn together, work out live with the celebrity trainers we love, and shop!!

It’s also a time for recognition for people who are doing awesome coaching. This year I’m being recognized for being a Success Club Legend. It means I’ve consistently coached people for 24 months in a row at least. So many other coaches are here being recognized for other things. Things I wish I was being recognized for. And then I have to take a step back and be grateful. Hitting legend status is an accomplishment. And instead of focusing on what I didn’t get to, the work I should have done, I’m going to be glad I’m here with one of my coaches and celebrate this achievement. Time breathe and pause and celebrate. 

Something Shiny

I’ve reached the point in the workout schedule when I’m tired of it. The novelty has worn off, I’m not totally ripped and lean and though the blocks change, I want the excitement and freshness of something new. Normally, my coach team and challenge group (Facebook virtual support group) get me through, but today, I seriously want to throw in the towel and start a new program with my friends. There’s something powerful and awesome about positive peer pressure. 3 of my coach friends are doing Insanity Max 30 and now I want to stop P90X in week 10 and go back to something I’ve already completed. 

But I won’t. Because even though I’m dying to switch, to have the new shiny dreams of what could happen with Max 30, I also have coach friends cheering me on to finish. To do the last 23 workouts and be proud I finished a full round of P90X. Those friends are also as powerful to keep me going. 

Do you have those friends too? The ones who push you when you’re down and want a distraction away from your main goal? I hope you do. If not, our team is always open to new friends.