Boys and Girls,
One of my coachees just wrote to me to voice his concern about what might be construed as the "misleading" nature of the BeachBody success photos, including the ones I posted of Mark Briggs a few days ago.
In the same vein, I have heard a lot of folks on the forums voice their disappointment when they don't achieve the same results as the ones they see on the pictures in the BeachBody brochures and on tv.
I take these concerns to heart and would like to address them here.
From the very first post on my blog, I have tried to stress that CHANGE IS A PROCESS. For those of you who read my posts on the forums, you will agree that it is a point I make almost daily. After nine months of bringing it in the kitchen and on the mat, I am finally beginning to see my abs. I am, we all are, a work in progress.
When I posted Marg Briggs' picture it was with the intent to show you how far an individual can come with persistent hard work and dedication. If you look at his profile, www.milliondollarbody.com/MarkBriggs, he details his BeachBody journey by talking about all the different programs he has completed.
Moreover, so as not to give my blog readers and coachees the impression that Barbie achieved these results in just six weeks, I created BARBIE'S PHOTO GALLERY (see link on the right of the screen), where people can see the many stages of development my body has undergone.
Oh, yes, CHANGE IS A PROCESS. I am STILL working on my back fat. To expect to have a beachbody in six weeks when you have been a couch-potato for a good portion of your life is setting yourself up for most certain disappointment and failure.
I do wish BeachBody would stress that point more in their informecials. I, however, have no control over that.
I am an Independent Team BeachBody Coach, truly committed to helping people make lasting changes in their life, not out to dupe people into thinking that BeachBody products offer some six-week miracle cure. That would go against everything I believe in and would make me a charlatan.
So, kids, when you see the before and after photos in the brochures and on tv, please, please, please note that the time it may have taken to achieve the results between the two photos will in most cases have been more than a few weeks.
That said, I invite my peeps to continue posting their PROGRESS PHOTOS in the PHOTO GALLERY.