Wednesday, January 27, 2016

I Eat Glitter For Breakfast

You know that silly little saying—

I Eat Glitter For Breakfast? {{ Okay okay. I know the mug says eat cake for breakfast– just pretend that it has glitter instead of cake! }}

Well- I feel like that should be every woman’s motto. There is something about it that really just perks me up and makes me change my mindset to be AWESOME everyday. It’s kind of like wearing a cape. Like a reminder to be the best superhero that I can be for myself and for my family… everyday.

Not striving to be perfect. Not striving to be someone who I’m not. But to be ME. And to love ME first so that way I can be the best version of me for everyone else! Does that even make sense? I hope this explains it!!

Do you feel like you know who you are? Like really know. Or do you feel like you have been trapped inside of a label for so long that you’ve lost yourself completely?

Are you a mom. A wife. A friend. A mentor/business woman. Do you wear many hats? Do you feel like you spend so much time filling other peoples’ cups that you do not take the time to fill your own everyday?

I used to be this person! I used to say- I’m a wife! I have to do wife things… and I would never take ME time. Then I became a mom– and then my baby came first for everything… and I hate to say it- at times.. too many times the baby came before my husband too. Then came baby #2 and it got even worse. I felt like I was in a constant spiral of cooking, cleaning, diapers, nursing, bath time, bedtime, etc that I never STOPPED…

Until one day. I did stop. I looked in the mirror and I did NOT recognized the woman staring back at me. Val had been gone for so long that I didn’t know if I would ever come back.

That’s when I made a CHOICE. A difficult and sometimes a very unbelievable choice— to start changing my mindset. To start putting me first. To start saying NO to others if it meant jeopardizing my priorities. I started putting MYSELF FIRST!…

And oh my gosh. Was that scary!!

I told myself this everyday:

√ 1 workout won’t fix you 

√ 1 week of clean eating won’t make you healthy 

√ 1 personal development book won’t change your mindset forever.

Do it all daily. Everyday. Never stop. Never skip. Just start to change. Never. Give up.


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And then I started to see and feel changes. I felt better and realized that he trio is fail proof—> if you apply it! because I did!

Give yourself a gut check.

Are you going to give this your all- or are you going to float by on autopilot and make excuses?

Start the change to find YOU and do something everyday that your future self will thank you for!!

I DECIDED that I was going to exercise, start a career in turning my fitness into a business and being the best mom/wife I could be—-> AFTER putting my needs first for 30 minutes a day to make my mindset solid and my body thankful for the royal treatment!
We all have a choice.

A choice to either let the stress and negative thoughts build up and eat at us—

Or a choice to pray and let it all go! 

A choice to tell YOURSELF that today is a great day! That no matter what- we have the ability to breath in goodness and exhale the bad.

Repeat after me:

I am enough.

I am able to make the most and the best of every day I am given.

I have the ability to wake up and live everyday with happiness.

I am alive and today is a gift.

Remember to stop and smell the roses. Don’t get so caught up in everything that you forget the simple things in life that mean the most. And the fact that you CAN live any life that you choose to create. I am living my DREAMS all because I made a choice to change. A choice to make a difference and it all started with ME! I feel amazing. I am grateful for my life and when life throws me curve balls. 
I eat glitter for breakfast!
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Monday, December 14, 2015

Hammer and Chisel- Week 1 Review and Meal Plan!

I am totally in love with the new Hammer and Chisel workout program and I am really pumped about sharing my weekly progress and updates! I hope that it helps you along your journey too!

So I just wrapped up my full first week of the program! I am following the schedule how it is laid out, so I have my rest day on Thursdays right now and it really just helps to break up the week and give my body a little break when it needs it most!

Hammer and Chisel is my jam!

I literally just finished my Total Body Hammer and 10 minute ab hammer workout and I am feeling amazing (and sweaty 😉 ), but seriously I can’t even begin to say how happy I am to  have something fresh and new! It is so easy to get bored with the same old routine and I had definitely hit that boredom plateau over the past few months! I had been traveling a lot, being full time mommy and business owner, house responsibilities and you name it- I was doing it! My workouts are my HAPPY place, but no matter how good I feel afterwards- it was getting harder for me to actually push play everyday because I wasn’t excited about it!

ENTER Hammer and Chisel- BEFORE Christmas! Because I am not one to wait until after the holidays to start to get into shape! NO WAY! Exercise is my drug! My happy pill!! AND it burns calories, so i’m not going to pack on a few pounds just to feel blah and have to do extra work after the New Year! This is my lifestyle so I just do it!

AND!!!! My hubby totally surprised me with new Bowflex Selectech weights that I have been wanting for over 2 years!! So- Merry early Christmas to me!!! I’m in love with these babies already!!

Another thing that I am loving with this program is that it is something new everyday! I am working different muscle groups and I tend to get lazy if I am doing the same thing over and over, but not this time! I can feel changes happening already and I love it! 
The meal plan for hammer and chisel is pretty great. It is easy to follow, no counting calories or depriving yourself of foods you love. It is simply all about balance and moderation. I am doing plan B meal plan because my goal is to build lean muscle. I am not on a mission to lose any weight, just continue to tone. So, when I focus on my food I am looking for things that will fuel me and keep me full! The team beachbody website has tracking sheets that you can find under the get Fit tab and then click on tracking sheets. 
Also a tip- don’t drink your calories! I drink mostly water- i stay hydrated and I make it a point to always have a glass of water next to me! it is so important! I tell my chalelngers all the time that they have to hydrate in order for the body to work properly!!! My mission is to always feel great in my own skin and I want to do the same for all of you! 
Do you need some tips on how to stay on track? Check out my video message for my challengers who are in week 2 of our Surviving the Holidays challenge group. 

Do you need some extra motivation to get and stay on track? Check me out at www.facebook.com/valbfitness. I try to post a few times a day on that page! Make sure to LIKE my page too! I would really appreciate it!
Let me say this- I would NOT recommend Hammer and Chisel if you are just starting out in your fitness journey. If you love weights I would check out Chalean Extreme or the 21 Day Fix first! I can help you with that! Just contact me at valbozzo15@gmail.com and we can talk about what is best for you. 
If you are interested in doing the Hammer and Chisel Workout Program, please complete the application below.  I am currently accepting applications for the January 4th Hammer and Chisel Challenge Group.   Make sure that you link up with me if you do not have a coach.  A coach someone just like me that can help you with the workout program, with staying accountable, on track and focused on the results that you want. 


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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

From A Stay At Home Mom To A Leader And Mentor

Happy Tuesday!!  The kids are still in bed and I just finished my 21 Day Fix workout.  I’m sitting here checking in with my groups and responding to my emails.  I came across a few emails this week that have totally changed my perspective of what I do. 

I was thinking about the past 2 years and what they have looked like.  I mean have you ever really just sat and reflected on how your life has changed?  So I started out as a woman who had 2 kids and felt disgusting in her skin.  I was not ‘big’ in the eyes of most. I was in the process of losing about 10 pounds to feel comfortable with my ‘weight’ but I was also depressed, miserable and just unhappy with my life as a whole. But WHY?! My husband is great, I was blessed with two beautiful babies, I was a stay at home mom and I should have been counting my blessings… but I wasn’t. Stress and overwhelm were all that I could think about.
I mean seriously how many of you can relate to that?!?!  I had always been active. I always worked out, but my CONSISTENCY had been seriously lacking….NORMAL AGAIN right?!?!  
But this time- I decided to go all in- choose a program, not skip a day, pair it with Shakeology and eating better and BAM…. my life started to change. Little by little.
 The majority of people who start a fitness program do not finish it!  So what was different?!  It was the SUPPORT of the new friends I was making with challenge groups, it was my DECISION to change more than I wanted to stay the same- it was my MINDSET because I was surrounding myself with like minded people!  It was like a lightbulb moment for me.  Seriously how could I not shout this from the roof tops at how down right amazing this program was!
Well, there is a way to do that.  It’s called becoming a Beachbody Coach.  I will not lie, I remember sitting on the couch watching the “What is a Beachbody Coach” thinking that this is to good to be true.  This is just one of those ‘scams’ that we hear about- right? No way could people really build a business- from home- with their kids (if they have any)- with or without a college degree- with or without any background in health and fitness… and the list goes on. It took me almost 5 weeks to DIVE IN. I kept saying ‘yeah… I will do it” But then- I was just on the fence and honestly- too lazy to get up to get my purse to grab my credit card out! BUT– guess what? In reality, it is true and it is totally good! I am PROOF. 
I brainstormed all the ways that I could help other people get the same results that I had.  I was beyond excited to get started with helping others.  I KNEW that if I was a product of the product. If I was the EXAMPLE for others, then I could FOR SURE HELP others do the same thing.
The one thing I will note is that when I started coaching I was not at my goal weight, I had no idea what social media was or even where the heck to find a facebook group.  But I jumped feet first and decided that I would take it one day at a time and I would  make my focus on helping other people.  I will also add this- I was in it because I knew that I had to help change my family. My husband and I had debt stacked against us and we had creditors calling us because we weren’t paying our bills on time. We don’t even know how it happened- but we were drowning and we had to do something. I saw this as an OPPORTUNITY to do something that I was passionate about and earn an income. I remember thinking “WHY NOT ME?” 
So this brings me to the point of this blog post.  Two years later after pretty much dedicating myself to helping other people get results I have achieved some pretty significant milestones in the Team Beachbody business.  I earned the Success Club Trip for my husband and I to Cancun, Mexico this past April,  I have attended one coach summit and I will be attending my second on next month, I have attended an all expense paid Leadership Retreat in Scottsdale, AZ, I spoke to over 300 coaches at a leadership training in Pittsburgh, PA this past January, I have helped launch several Elite Training systems with the #1 coach in the network and I have been a guest speaker on several Elite Training Webinars for our company. I am an Elite Coach, I am currently ranked the  #1 COACH in the state of Mississippi, I am ranked the #79 coach out of 270,000 + coaches and I am a 7 star diamond coach.  I am a wife, mom, daughter, friend and a typical house wife who had a dream of doing something extraordinary.  I have the same 24 hours in my day that you have, I just have mastered the art of multitasking, prioritizing (although not always good) and staying focused on my goals.
So this week.. my next big NEWS is that when I was asked to speak at our COACH SUMMIT IN NASHVILLE next month I was pumped! I will be standing on a stage in front of over 1,000 people teaching, talking and hopefully INSPIRING others with my STORY. I used to say ‘I’m just a mom’ but I changed that mindset once and for all. WE ALL HAVE A STORY. WE ALL HAVE A PURPOSE. WE ALL CAN ACHIEVE GREATNESS!!!  I have gone from a 2 star diamond to 7 star diamond in the past year!  Pretty exciting stuff!!!  Words cannot describe how PROUD I am of my Legacy United coaches and all of their success as well!  I feel that creating a systematic approach to growing your business is a key to success.
So I’m here today to share with you my top tips.  
Below is my presentation for you to listen to and share!!!  
  1. Start Now vs. Someday- Every single thing I have done as a coach I was not ready to do.  I started my first group before I had my posts ready, I advertised before I had my first customers. I ran my own challenge group before I was at my personal weight loss goal.  I had no idea where I was going but I just went for it and figured it out along the way.  You don’t have to have a perfect blog, like page or body before you become a coach.  Part of the excitement is sharing your story as you go!  You don’t have to see the whole staircase you just have to see the first step! That is it!!!  If you have a great idea, just do it!!!
  2. Research and take initiative- As a new coach I didn’t have all the answers.  I didn’t know anything about social media, facebook, blogging, tweeting, Instagram or hashtags.  Heck I didn’t even know what a facebook group was.  But instead of sitting here using my lack of knowledge in social media as a reason not to be successful I took initiative to find out more.  The most successful coaches don’t wait for someone to tell them what to do, they just do it!  The speed of the leader is the speed of the pack!  If you want your own future team to grow and blossom then you be that example.  
  3. Always self evaluate yourself.  Do people know the real you, the struggles, triumphs, what I do to maintain my fitness and nutrition?  If something isn’t working, re-evaluate and try again.  Always share your healthy lifestyle vs selling it!  Always ask yourself if you are living the life you want others to live as well.
  4. Leadership is not a sprint it’s a marathon- Being a leader does not happen over night.  Being a leader is sometimes painful, scary and hard.  Being a leader takes time, energy and perseverance   Being a leader means that you lead with excitement and passion even on days when you do not feel like it.  Being a good leader is always improving yourself.  The one thing that I live by is this, “Never build a business so that you can be better than someone else, build a business and create a huge life so that you can help others more!!!
So be fearless, follow your heart, lead with passion.  If you do those things others will follow you and you will naturally rise to the top!!!  
Have you ever considered becoming a Beachbody Coach Yourself?
Then complete this application to be considered for the Legacy United Coach Internship Program.
This is my system for training new coaches and helping them to achieve success as quickly as possible. My goal is to teach you everything that I know and provide you with the tools so that you do not have to re-invent the wheel.  My goal is cut down on your learning curve to increase your success.


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Monday, October 13, 2014

Design YOUR Life

I embraced this amazing opportunity of freedom 16 months ago… and I SO BADLY want other women to take advantage of it too. 
At first- I was dragging my feet… saying ‘yes! I am going to do this!’ But then fear held me back for a little bit– fear of the unknown!

Was this real? I had done so many other ‘home businesses’ in the past and quit them all. I wasn’t PASSIONATE about jewelry, bags, makeup, etc! Helping people- working out- nutrition- those are my passion!

I am confident that I can teach you exactly HOW to build amazing success with Beachbody– not because I think that I know it all.. HARDLY, but because I have done it and you can too. This is a busies that will allow you to have FREEDOM and ‘you call the shots’ in your life. To say that this is a blessing is an understatement. 
I choose very carefully who I spend my time with because I make sure that I am 150% DEDICATED to helping my coaches who WANT to succeed– SUCCEED in this business. I am BLESSED to be able to meet so many amazing coaches.

This business is my baby. Beachbody has FOREVER changed our lives. My family and I were once living in a mountain of debt. One paycheck- a stay at home mom, two kids, two dogs, a mortgage, two car payments, student loans, credit cards.. we had it all. We are NOT proud of that time in our lives, BUT we are proud to say that we have dug our way out of almost $20,000 worth of debt in less than one year and if we can do it– you can do it too.
Beachbody has forever changed our lives.
We no longer live paycheck to paycheck.
We are not only setting ourselves up for success, but we are teaching our kids how to live better, manage their little ‘commissions’ and just be positive!
My husband now has options in his career choice.

Best part– we have FREEDOM. That has been my goal- to just create a life of freedom. To be free to be home with my family. To be free to live how we want! To be free to help others in so many different ways! That is my GOAL for life


And you know what? I WANT THE SAME THING FOR EVERYONE!!

Beachbody is not just my ‘job’– B
eachbody is my life. Beachbody can be your life too.

Hands down- joining this company was the best choice I’ve ever made. Rewarding is an understatement. I have met my BEST FRIENDS through this business. Do you know how amazing it is to be surrounded by LIKE MINDED people? Those who lift you up? We help each other! We INVEST in others to help them succeed. That is our job! We TRUST in each other and make a difference! 

Legacy United is our incredible team. We are stitched together with mommies, teachers, professionals (some of those ‘business professionals’ have already quit their full time jobs to build their beachbody business and be at home with their kids), personal trainers, nurses, dog mommies and so many more! We are NOT AFRAID of where this journey is taking us! We are driven, fierce, compassionate, hard working, determined individuals. FEAR is not allowed in our team! We EMBRACE this life, dream and DRIVE! We are creating our freedom and LIVING A LIFE BY DESIGN!

I’m your mentor, your leader, your coach when you join Legacy United.
This month-I am mentoring just FIVE– because I want MORE TIME with each of them!
It’s incredible what can happen with this business. It is MY RESPONSIBILITY to share this with other people! And that goes for everyone– even those skeptics! Because I WAS ONE! And now- I am in the top 5% of all of Beachbody.
I choose to pay it forward and share this blessing with others who are struggling just like I was.
I didn’t have the skills or the knowledge to be a business owner…but I did have…
-DRIVE
-PASSION
-MOTIVATION
-DETERMINATION
-RESILIENCY
-A desire to do MORE with my life
-A desire to have FREEDOM
This business isn’t for the QUALIFIED… its for those who are COACHABLE and not looking for a “Get RICH Quick Scheme!”
It’s for the person who is willing to TAKE RISKS and learn as they go!
You don’t have to be EXACTLY like me but I am looking to connect with women who can RELATE to me because I KNOW that I can lead them effectively and I also know I will ENJOY working with them!
If you….
– KNOW you were meant for something greater…
– WANT to create independence and freedom for your family or maybe your future family, BUT also feel a calling to give back and help others!
– Want to live by DESIGN: Be your own boss- work when you want, where you want doing what you LOVE!
– COACHABLE and willing to spend a year making short-term sacrifices in order to spend the rest of your life enjoying long-term success!
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If you are reading this and you hear that little voice….and your gut is telling you to GO FOR IT…I want to to hear from you!
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