My Fitness Journey

2012 Year In Review

by Coach Jimmy Hays Nelson I know it’s cliche to say, but seriously, I cannot believe another year has flown by!  And the thought of starting 2013 just sounds very futuristic to me.  As a kid I assumed by 2013 our world would resemble something from a Transformers cartoon. If you are a consistent reader of my blog, you know one of the mantras I repeat often is to celebrate your successes.  It is so easy to only focus on those things we haven’t achieved yet,  constantly looking to our left and right comparing ourselves to others successes.  But I want to challenge you to sit down, look at your calendar, and relive 2012 in your mind.  Remember where you were 365 days ago, and pat yourself on the back for the things you DID do this year. Like any good Coach, I need to follow my own advice and…

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How to Find the Right Workout Program – What is Your Fitness DNA

by Coach Kelly Songy Nelson As some of you may know, I have a twin sister.  We may look alike (we’re identical, but don’t look exactly alike!), but our styles, tastes and personalities are like night and day!  You could say we’re the sister version of opposites attract!! Kasey’s very pregnant with baby #2; only a matter of days before they become a family of four.  My Mom treated Kasey to “the calm before the storm” pedicure yesterday.  After that, they did a little shopping.  My Mom is a caregiver for my grandmother and she feels most comfortable wearing scrub type outfits while puttering around the house and looking after my Grandmother.  So Mom and Kasey were shopping at the scrub store. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall during this adventure.  As much as my sister and I are opposite, my Mom and my sis…

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We Are NOT Doing That Beachbody Coach Scam Thing!

By Kelly Songy Nelson If you’re a frequent visitor to Coach Jimmy’s Facebook page, you may have seen that we had a big announcement this week! We proudly and excitedly announced that I was officially a full time Beachbody coach! No more Corporate America for this gal! This has been a long awaited answered prayer for us and as I stopped to give thanks for this amazing blessing, I was taken back to the moment when our lives were changed by Beachbody… Jimmy and I had only been married maybe a year (maybe less) when a friend recommended Power 90 to him. Like most newlyweds, we were strapped for cash – I was working in Corporate America and Jimmy was acting and waiting tables, so spending money on some “as seen on TV” workout was not on my shopping list!! “But Kel,” Jimmy said, “if we don’t like it, we…

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Silent Success Stories Don’t Bless Anyone

Insanity Workout Coach

By: Coach Jimmy Hays Nelson Do you ever find in life that people are quick to talk about themselves?  A simple “How are things with you?” – and they are off and running about everything from their kids latest award to how they were recently recognized at work for a project that exceeded the boss’s expectation.  And why wouldn’t they?  When we do something we are proud of, or overcome an obstacle we want to tell others!  Sometimes because the recognition is nice, or someone else’s opinion validates our own feeling of accomplishment, or in many cases, it is to encourage someone else in the midst of their own challenge.  To say, ‘I did it and so can you!’ So why would someone who had an impressive accomplishment NOT share it with others?  This is a question I was recently posed concerning my health and fitness journey. A few months…

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Work at Home Dad Lifestyle VS Corporate America

by Coach Jimmy Hays Nelson I feel like the term ‘Work at Home Dad’ is kind of like Big Foot.  There are rumors of their existence, perhaps a few blurry pics, but few people actually know one or how that situation even works. Where as the ‘Stay at Home Mom’, or SAHM, is looked upon as the champion of the youth of this country. But we aren’t really sure how to treat the lesser known SAH-Dad. I mean, are we supposed to celebrate or pity this rare creature?  Seriously, is it that he couldn’t get a ‘real job’ and has to hide behind the force field of his children. Or is he a step ahead of the pack and discovered the Holy Grail of working environments? I definitely have spent many years in Corporate America, but during my 17 months of fatherhood I have had the privilege of being a…

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The #1 Enemy to Your Health and Fitness Goals

Outdoor Summit Workout

by: Jimmy Hays Nelson  Last week I had the privilege of traveling to Los Angeles for the annual Team Beachbody Coach Summit.  It was a gathering of 3000 of the nearly 60,000 Team Beachbody Coaches from all over the country.  We get together to learn about new programs/products scheduled to come out in the next year, like the new P90X2! There are fantastic celebrations honoring people for their body transformations! But probably the biggest draw is the opportunity for people to workout with their favorite trainers like Tony Horton, Shaun T, and Chalene Johnson! A perfect example of this was Saturday morning when the streets in front of the Staples Center were blocked off for an enormous group workout with each Beachbody Celebrity Trainer taking a portion of the workout!  The energy, support, and excitement that morning was greater than any concert or sporting event I had ever attended.  People…

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Looking to lose weight for an event? My Story: 100 pounds lost! From Fat to Fitness Model

Have you ever ramped up your diet or exercise regimen because of an upcoming event?  This past month I have been in training for a summer trip to Las Vegas for the annual Team Beachbody Coach Summit. Being back in full on ‘training mode’ reminded me of 2 years ago when I wanted to see the full potential of my body.  This was the very first blog post I ever wrote- but wanted to share it with you to give you a little more back story on my personal journey.  I hope you enjoy! (Originally written July 10, 2009) Ok so this is my first attempt at an official blog post….so bear with me. (Espeically since I probably won’t proof read or spell check this when I am done) Many of my friends/family know about my health and fitness journey over the past few years.  Some even knew me at my…

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Loose Skin After Weight Loss Bug-A-Boo. Questions Answered!

   Loose Skin After Weight Loss The Bug-a-Boo topic. Is Loose Skin after Weight Loss inevitable?  What non-surgical steps can you take to a tighter midsection? Watch this 3 Min Video NOW to get inside tips from someone who has lost 100 pounds, yet done shirtless fitness photo shoots without loose skin weight loss surgery! ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ (c) 2012 

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What Jimmy's Trainees & Crew Members are saying

Tulin E.

"I was a skeptic. Thanks to Coach Jimmy's leadership 1.5 years later, I earn twice the income of my previous full time job, we lost 150 lbs as a couple, and helping hundreds of plus size women. Fitness has become our family's life bringing us closer together!"

Andy Tuttle

Branch Mgr, Oak Mortgage Group

"Coach Jimmy's constant support and encouragement has helped me be a better "me". Down 17lbs. More engaged in my marriage. More focused in my business. Couldn't have done it without you. Thanks Coach!"