Blog, Healthy Lifestyle

You Are Not Born With It!!

Do you think people are born with it? Do you think it is just something that they are naturally good at?

I think we all struggle with this in one time in our lives and to often some more than others.

I used to struggle with confidence everyday, every waking moment!! So what changed? How did I change, and what can you do to increase your confidence??

I shared some thoughts on  Confidence!!

Watch below!!


Blog, Healthy Lifestyle

Insomnia and Anxiety

I needed a couple of my mama go shakes the other day to get me through my day!!! It was the first thing I grabbed in the morning before my coffee after a night of insomnia!!

The last time I looked at the clock it was almost 5am. 😱

The struggle is real! 🛌
You see I suffer from anxiety; have for years, and most of the time I pretty much have a handle on it. But there is on an occasion it will show its ugly face!! 😵

Anxiety symptoms that can lead to insomnia include:

Getting caught up in thoughts about past events
Excessive worrying about future events
Feeling overwhelmed by responsibilities
A general feeling of being revved up or overstimulated

Yup that is me in a nutshell right now!! 👊
I am not going to let it win though!!

Everyone feels anxious now and then. It’s a normal emotion. Many people feel nervous when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision.

Anxiety disorders are different, though. They can cause such distress that it interferes with your ability to lead a normal life. After many years of suffering from it I have learned many self help ways to over come it.
I know how important sleep is for me and my health so I take this seriously and will do what it takes to knock it back down and win yet another round!!!

Here are a few tips on how I will over come this, and have overcome anxiety in the past, so that nights like last night don’t happen again!!


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Don’t Be Frightened!


Transcript ——-

Hey there it is Debbie I was jumping on here today from the beautiful sunshine state of Florida and it’s actually getting a little windy outside so we may get some rain.

If you are just joining me for the very first time my name is Debbie Forand, and I am a health and wellness coach with Beachbody.
I’ve been a coach for a little over a year now. I help busy moms and dads find balance in their lives through nutrition and fitness especially those with special needs and I help older men and women find balance in their lives and feel young again vibrant and healthy. I’ve been a coach for about a year and I shared something in my group today that I wanted to jump in here and share with you all and if you’re not familiar with my groups my group I do monthly Facebook groups. These groups are motivating their informational, I provide tips, and recipes; and we provide each other encouragement.
We keep each other accountable to our fitness goals and they are really really fantastically supportive. I really love these groups. Every month I change it up with the themes and we have a lot of fun in these groups; and it really helps keep them on their tracks to their goals, it help me stay on track and it provides support that they might not get especially when you’re trying to do a health and wellness routine and journey from your home and you’re not going to support groups outside your home. So it’s a great online support group.

So I shared this in the group today, and so I want to do today is I want to give you three tips. Three tips on how not to be afraid to be a beginner. Does being a beginner scare you? I know I’ve been scared many times as a newbie at something and that’s what I want to talk to you today about.

If you’re just joining me i’ll reintroduce myself my name is Debbie Forand I am a health and wellness coach with Beachbody. I am the founder of Beyond Fitness A Taste for Balance and I help busy moms and dads find balance in their lives through nutrition and fitness to live a less stressful happier healthier life. So 3 tips being a beginner is not fun right? And the reason this came to me today I’m going to put my eyeballs on that I can see what’s going on So being a beginner is not fun and I’ve been a beginner and I’m sure you have we all have been beginners before.

You know we started out as beginners in our childhood. We are beginner walkers, and Learners. We go into adulthood we are beginners in relationships in our careers and jobs. IF you’re on a healthy journey you’re a beginner at that. If you’ve decided to change your eating and your eating cleaner and healthier guess what? You’re a beginner at that as well. If you have started a new fitness routine you a beginner, and even if you have been doing this for quite some time say you’ve been eating healthy and you’ve been doing a fitness routine workout program whatever you want to call it you’ve been doing it for quite some time now. So your like Im not a beginner any more. I guarantee you something new has come your way that makes you a beginner.

So through all these things in life that you’re a beginner what are the thoughts that go through your head. Some of them are you’re scared. You’re intimidated you aren’t sure if you can do this, you start self-doubting yourself you start questioning your abilities, you know is this right for me can I do this? So the three tips that I’m going to provide to you today is something that I kind of thought to myself today. I started a new program a month ago and I did a new routine on that program today and I was intimidated by it.
I’ll tell you

It’s scared me, I’ve heard about it and it scared me. So I wasn’t quite sure if I had it in me to do this, and of course all these things went through my head.

I can’t do that I’m too old!

I’m not ready for that, I’m not strong enough to do that yet, I have too many other things to do!

So every excuse went through my mind to not do it. And then I remind myself of these three tips that I learned a year ago as a beginner, and I applied them today and they worked, I got it done. So I want to share them with you.

So tip number one is you’ve got to jump right in!

Whatever it is whether it’s a new career, whether it’s health and fitness journey, whether it’s you know you a new relationship its scary, change is scary you’re new at it you’re a beginner you’re a newbie however you want to work It, just jump right in. It’s kind of like, I like this analogy it’s kind of like when you’re swimming at the Springs you know you can’t just tip that little toe in and ease your way into it because that water is flipping cold. You have to just jump right in and be done with it. And thats the kind of mindset that you need to have, you’ve made a commitment to just jump in and do it.

The second one is to give yourself credit!

You have to give yourself credit. If you decide you’re going to eat healthier and you went a whole week of eating healthy that’s great give yourself a Pat on the back! If you changed a job and you’re like your six month Mark fantastic give yourself a Pat on the back! If you started a new a new fitness routine and you made it all the way to the end even though it wasn’t perfect even though you had to modify some of it you made it to the end of that 30 minutes. Give yourself a Pat on the back!

Give yourself where is due and that is going to help you get over that fear that intimidation of being that beginner. Hey I might not be perfect but I got it done. I might not be doing this like it’s supposed to be but I’m doing it. give yourself credit you deserve it.

 And then tip number three is don’t say a beginner.

Don’t stay a beginner. Yes everybody is a beginner and ( oh it hot out here) yes everybody is a beginner and yes you know you have to get past a point but don’t stay there. Constantly work towards not being that beginner. you don’t want to stay there, you don’t want to say maybe you want to become good at it right? so make that in your mind put it in your mind set your fears aside. Don’t stay as you beginner, move forward do what it takes, learn all you can do, give it 120 percent so you can go to the next level.

That’s it, those are my three quick tips on how not to be afraid to be a beginner. We’re all beginners, We’re all beginners in one form or another. I was reminded of that today when I was a beginner again. I had to face those fears. I had to face that intimidation and I had to overcome it in order to accomplish what I needed to accomplish. So guys everybody’s a beginner from the time they’re born to today we all go through it. It can be intimidating, it can be scary and hopefully those three tips those quick little three tips can help you overcome just a little bit of that fear and intimidation. so if you’re catching the video thank you for watching. I appreciate it if you  give it  a like, give some hearts, share it, share it your friends if you think it’s going to help somebody. And then if you watching the replay I appreciate you watching.

My name is Debbie Forand with Beachbody and help busy moms and dads find balance in their lives through nutrition and fitness so that they can live a less stressful and happier life. And guys I’m going to get out of here because it’s open house. Do you like going to open house? Open house ….it’s nice to meet the teachers, and it’s nice to see what’s going on but honestly I’ve been doing open houses now for 27 years give or take a year or two. Yaaa it’s getting old but I will do it for my CJ as you would for yours so i’ve  got to get ready to go to open house.

Don’t let things scare you and intimidate you we all have to start somewhere.

Till next time guys!

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The Beachbody Health Bet: Getting Paid For Living A Healthier Lifestyle!


Do you want to get paid for working out?  How about earning extra cash just from forming healthy habits?  If so, Beachbody has you covered with the Health Bet, starting Sept 5, 2016!

What is Beachbody’s Health Bet?

Beachbody is literally betting cold hard cash that you will fall in love with getting healthy!

During the Challenge Period, from September 5th – October 2nd, 2016, anyone who meets the requirements below will win an equal share of a $1 million dollar pot funded by Beachbody! As a BONUS – for every Challenge Pack sold from July 27th – August 31st, 2016, Beachbody will add $5 to the pot for up to a $3 million dollar total!

Beachbody’s Health Bet focuses on building healthy habits.

If you needed a motivator to start then let this be it!! I love this concept of Health bet because it is not something that is focused on getting ripped, or loosing 100lbs. It is about the lifestyle change and supporting ending the trend to obesity and many health crisis that we as a society are faced with!!
So you are rewarded for creating healthy habits, because Beachbody’s mission is to promote healthy living and improved quality of life!

Workout three times per week and drink five Shakeology shakes.  That’s it!!!!
No pressure to workout for hours.  No embarrassing weigh ins, no gym memberships to worry about or getting to a class on time!!
You workout, drink a shake, and post them in the fantastic Beachbody Challenge Tracker app, where you choose who sees: either just your coach and no one else, or into the group feed where other participants in your challenge group can cheer you on.  Super simple.  No stress.  Fitness managed and accountability ensured, directly in the free Beachbody My Challenge Tracker app, available HERE for iPhone and HERE for Droid!

How much will you win?

It depends on how large the final pot will be (minimum of  $1 million and maximum of $3 million) and how many people participate.  So it could be $5, $15, $50 or more.   Beachbody will announce the total pot amount in early September.

But the good news is this… whether you get a big check, or just enough to pay back your investment on getting started, you will be a winner in that you have created the healthy habits of moving your body and drinking a healthy shake!  You will be a stronger, more fit, more vibrant person at the end of the month than you were when you started.

Want to join me?

I am running a special Health Bet challenge group for the entire contest period.  We start September 5th and run through October 2nd.  So you will not only earn the Beachbody Health Bet payout, but you’ll also get my personal support and accountability, along with that of my entire team and everyone that chooses to join them as well!  No social media like Facebook required, and if you choose to remain completely private in the challenge and log your workouts and Shakeology pics for just me as your coach and Beachbody to see, that’s great.  You’ll still see the group feed for inspiration and motivation; and I’ll be here cheering you on while working on my own goals (and cash)!