Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Media Mom

by Cara

As a mom, or as Betty calls me "Media Mom" I am linked to so many people through Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram (#PhatChances), oh and don't forget My Fitness Pal and logging my workouts on Beachbody and Map My Run. Holy smokes, that is a lot of connection. It is a lot of logging in and checking in and pinning and posting and you name it. I sometimes feel overwhelmed by it, and sometimes I think about the few people I do know that are not connected or are only connected in one or two ways. I am jealous.

But just like this blog, logging in, checking in and posting and pinning is my ACCOUNTABILITY. It is my chance to stay connected to my journey, that I will be on forever. Will I post about it forever, maybe. I can never go back, and being visible and vulnerable is what makes this journey FOR REAL. 

What I do know is I need to be more purposeful in when and how I am using it. If I am with the fam or doing something meaningful, I need to put it away and live in the moment. I need to make sure my memories are in my head just as much as they are posted or checked in on my social media outlets. I need to be a successful mom just as much as I need the success of my healthy lifestyle.

I find pinned photos or instagrammed photos that I share all of the time. A lot of the photos I share have been shared by thousands of people before me, but it has meaning to my journey and so I share it too. This week there was one that just hit home for me, because it is not just about working out or meal prepping, it is about sharing life with the people you love and being fully present. When I say I just didn't have time, what was I actually doing with my time. Time is all we really have. Spend it wisely.

Friday, August 2, 2013


by Cara

Team Beachbody. Shakeology. Chalene Johnson. FOCUS T25. TurboFire. Coaching.

What is this and why is Phat Chances supporting it?! We have said before that we INSPIRE to be INSPIRED by you, by friends and family and complete strangers. For the last 20 months as we have traveled this journey the number of people that have joined us is in itself AMAZING. We field questions, we listen to challenges and share in hope and dreams of fitness and living healthy lifestyles.

Our fantastic trainer/friend and whom we now would consider part of our family, John Hebison, introduced us to Shakeology. I think we posted about Shakeology and our experience with it a few (maybe more) months ago.  Team Beachbody is an avenue to share our journey with even more people, but more importantly it gives us the resources and tools to support and encourage in even more ways than we already are.

P90X and INSANITY have become household names, or at least you have passed Tony Horton or Shaun T on a late night informercial. They are becoming house hold names because people are understanding the importance of health and wellness. I love Beachbody's tag line, END THE TREND (of obesity). Team Beachbody is not just about sweating in your living room or drinking a shake a day, it is about giving yourself the power to make life changes, for health of course but also for overall wellness. I am excited to be a part of this and I want to share it with anyone else who is interested.

Please remember, Phat Chances is proof that there is no magic pill (or shake), there is only hard work, dedication and a few tears. Even with Beachbody and with Shakeology there MUST be hard work, commitment and sweat! Watch the video below. See if this is something you WANT, something you NEED. And then take the steps to COMMIT and you will SUCCEED.

It is FREE to just sign-up and look around the Beachbody website. Maybe that is your first step.

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or for more information on Shakeology

I will be starting a 10-Day Challenge group SOON! Ask me how you can join and try it for 10 days!