What could a Challenge Group do for you?

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What is your fitness/nutrition story? Do you feel like that person who never finishes what he or she starts? Are you like I used to be? Bought a ton of new products that end up collecting dust under your bed? Do you feel like “what’s the point? Getting to my goal is SOOO far away?”

We can help you! We are all about the SUCCESS FORMULA! Nutrition + Fitness + Support = Success!

Check out what other people who have committed to a challenge group have to say:

If you’re fed up and tired of doing it “on your own”
If you know you need a dose of motivation but are not necessarily sure where to find it
If you are ready to be fired up and GET some success (Finally!) for yourself!

If this sounds like it’s for you, comment below and then send me a message on facebook (www.facebook.com/aligoodmanwolter)

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What the heck is a “coach”?

Funny thing: I was approached 6 times (!) before I finally decided to try this opportunity out.

Wanna know what I wish? I wish I would have jumped in the FIRST TIME I had been approached! That’s how good I feel sharing this opportunity. That’s how much fun and how POSITIVE it is to be a part of this organization. That’s what it means to be on a team with a supportive and dedicated leader who wants nothing but the best for YOU!

Thanks for taking a moment to watch.

Please comment below and tell me what you liked best about this video :)

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Shakeology just amped it UP! VEGAN SHAKEOLOGY!

Ok, recently I posted about my favorite meal of the day, Shakeology. And while I don’t claim to be any sort of nutritionist or expert I know when my very sensitive system is not working at it’s optimum.

For years I’ve suffered from IBS and migraines. Also, despite my healthy eating habits, I had high-ish (over 200) cholesterol.

After drinking Shakeology for 6 months I got retested on my cholesterol: 155!!! PLUS my migraines are GONE. From 2-4 a month to ZERO! Lastly, my “tract” is in much better shape thanks to the digestive enzymes and giving my body what it NEEDS! There is so much awesome I can’t even begin to tell you.
I haven’t even mentioned all the incredible weight loss/maintenance benefits to switching out one meal or snack a day for Shakeology. It is truly life-changing!!!

For more information message me at: www.facebook.com/thealibear or to see an ingredients list or to order: CLICK HERE

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How “real” are those Shakeology ingredients?

I will let the man himself, Darin Olien, known to many as “The Ingredients Hunter”! (Darin was featured in an article in Oprah’s O Magazine in May 2011. He discussed the incredible benefits of Shakeology and his passion for finding the best ingredients to nourish our bodies).

This video was so powerful I started to tear up when I first saw it. Realizing I was treating myself and my body with such love and care made me emotional and truly grateful!

I hope it makes you feel as passionate about your own health. If you want to order or just want more info check it out HERE

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21 Day SHAKE OFF Challenge! Up to $300 cash prize! :)

Have you ever heard that it takes 21 days to create a habit?  My friend and business partner Courtney and I believe this is true. We are issuing a challenge that will help you lose weight, gain confidence and change those not-so-healthy habits.

And oh yeah…you could win some cold hard cash!

The healthiest meal of the day

I ran a similar challenge earlier this year and the winner lost 17lbs and won $250!!

Here’s the breakdown:

Starting August 8th

Part 1: The Rules
21 Day Shake Off. Cash prize $150.

1. Send us your starting weight and before pictures
2. Drink one shake a day for 21 days
3. Work out for AT LEAST 21 minutes a day, 6 days a week

(Fear not – working out can mean walking or stretching.  It doesn’t have to be running a marathon!)

At the end of 21 days send us:

1. Your final weight (using the same scale, same time of day, same amount of clothes)
2. Your after pictures
3. A brief summary of how you feel!

You“Hey Ali, this is cool! How do I win?”

After 21 days, the person with the highest percentage of weight loss wins $150!

You“Cool! How do I enter?! And what’s this shake? Is it like a McFlurry?!”

… No, it’s not a McFlurry…BUT:

The shake is Shakeology, a nutrient dense meal replacement in shake form. It’s chock full of super foods, antioxidants, and vitamins.  Completely all-natural, gluten-free and backed by the American Diabetes Association for being low on the Glycemic Index, it also tastes great and gives you natural energy!

You: “That IS awesome!  But, wait…you said $300!?”

Part 2: The Rules
The 90 Day Shake Off.  Cash Prize ANOTHER $150
(winner from part one can ALSO win part two!!)

1. Send us your starting weight and before pictures
2. Drink one shake a day for 90 days
3. Work out AT LEAST 21 minutes a day, 6 days a week

Plus…

4. Get on home direct for free shipping and free gifts every month:
1st month – free workout video
2nd month – free shaker cup
3rd month – entered in a drawing to win another workout video!

At the end of 90 days send us:

1. Your final weight (using the same scale, same time of day, same amount of clothes)
2. Your after pictures
3. A brief summary of how you feel!

You: “Sweet!  How do I win?”

After 90 days, the person with the highest percentage of weight loss wins $150!

You“I’m so in!  How do I enter?!” 

Email or call me and let me know you’re in.  I’ll walk you through the steps of ordering!!

Orders must be placed by July 31st so make sure you get in touch with me soon!   (Email listed below)

***NOTE: We need AT LEAST 10 PEOPLE TO JOIN THIS CHALLENGE TO MAKE SURE IT GOES! :)

So get your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors involved and lets make some changes to your ways, weight, and wallet!!

Looking forward to helping you change those habits and lose weight!

~Ali
thealibear@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/thealibear
@Ali_Goodman (Twitter)

(P.S. If this challenge isn’t for you, go ahead and pass this info along to someone you care about who might benefit from a positive change in habit and health.)  :)

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Fear of Success…Huh?

Recently I had a chat with my husband about this bandied-about phrase “fear of success”.  He commented that the concept isn’t plausible…to him.  He couldn’t conceive of a time where he was afraid of succeeding.  The phrase “fear of failure” makes much more sense to him.

So I began pondering this idea.  Is “fear of success” just a cute way to say fear of failure?  Or is there something to this idea?

I thought about myself.  I work my tail off in my two businesses.  I am an actor (voice over, film, theatre, etc.) and a fitness coach.  Am I afraid of success?

Immediately I said, “No! Of course not! I am striving for success! It’s what I want!”

But..

I then realized that in many of my endeavors I seem to get really close and find myself afraid to push to the end.

Case in point: my weight.

It’s been a struggle for me for years.  I’ll say that in some cases I thought I was eating healthy.  I thought I was exercising enough. I thought I was following a good game plan.  I thought I just had genetics working against me.

When I realized I was wrong about ALL of the above, I did try and do something about it. I ate differently. I read about what to eat and why. I researched what I was eating and why I was spinning my wheels, or even HURTING myself with the foods I was consuming. OK.

Then I got busy exercising. Harder than I ever thought I’d have to and harder than I thought I’d want to or even like to.

Things changed! I got healthier, stronger, thinner! YAY!

BUT…I still haven’t reached that goal weight. That goal size. That goal where a producer doesn’t look at me and think, “she’s not fat but she’s camera fat”.

I don’t want to be “TV fat” (which is NOT FAT AT ALL but it’s also not super thin). I mean, I have a healthy weight for my height in mind.  I’ve gotten really close to it.  5 pounds away from it, but then those 5 become 10 and then I play the fluctuation game. Up 2 pounds. Down 3. Up 4, down 2.  UGH!

So, even with switching up workouts and logging my food and doing really well considering where I was two years ago, I’ve still missed that elusive “goal weight”. That number in my head. And I cannot break that 5 pound mark.

WHY?!?!

So I figured it out. There are three possible outcomes:

1. I HIT that goal weight.  And I gain weight back, thus: FAILURE.

2. I DON’T hit the goal weight and, thus: FAILURE.

3. I HIT that goal weight. And I maintain it! Sweet SUCCESS!

Right now, the odds are against me! 2 to 1! So if I’m “smart” I’m following the higher probability that I will lose this endeavor and, therefore, why even fight to get there? Why work so hard just to fail?

And that’s when I realized my thinking was out of whack.

Let’s go back to my premise:

1. I HIT that goal weight.  And I gain weight back, thus: FAILURE.

2. I DON’T hit the goal weight and, thus: FAILURE.

3. I HIT that goal weight. And I maintain it! Sweet SUCCESS!

Why is this the whole story?

Why isn’t the story something like this:

1. I HIT that goal weight.  And I gain weight back, thus: FAILURE. …Until I change my measure of success from a number on the scale to how I look and feel and I recommit myself to getting to that, instead, and am able to maintain that look (remember the producer and the camera, it’s about the look, not the number) so I’ve actually reached SUCCESS!

2. I DON’T hit the goal weight and, thus: FAILURE.
…Until I change my measure of success from a number on the scale to how I look and feel and I recommit myself to getting to that, instead, and am able to maintain that look (remember the producer and the camera, it’s about the look, not the number) so I’ve actually reached SUCCESS!

3. I HIT that goal weight. And I maintain it! Sweet SUCCESS!

Sure, that seems like Pollyanna just came back and showered me with glitter or something but, honestly, the original version (just like this one) is totally how I decide to look at things.

If I decide to see the odds in my favor I will see success. Or the potential of success. If I decide to see the odds against me I will see failure. Or the potential of failure.

Which one is more fun to go after?

So, yeah. I believe there is such a fear of success. However, I do believe it does comes out of a fear of failure (I don’t think you can have one without the other). But I’m pretty sure the fear really comes from having to maintain  success rather than worrying about failure once achieving it.

I’ve spent time re-evaluating those things I’ve come close to succeeding in but haven’t succeeded in, yet.

Could I be doing something else to get me there?
Do I know what that is?
Am I failing to do it?
If I am is it because I’m afraid of not being able to maintain the success?
Am I worried I’ll have to be even better on the next project/show/film?

Maybe.

Probably.

So, where do I go from here?

I keep writing my goals. I keep looking at them. I keep reading more. I keep focusing on what I want and taking action steps (exercise, eat right, mail my headshots, mail my postcards, etc.) to get there. Otherwise, I’m living in fear.

And that place is no fun.

What are your “fears of success”? Share your voice. Leave a comment!

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Things That Make You Go ZOOM!

How fast are you going in life? Do you take any time to look around once in a while? Are you always looking in the rear view mirror of your life? Or are you staring straight ahead at the goals you want to achieve?

I’ll admit I used to live looking behind me all the time. I lived in a rear view life. Everything in my past seemed to affect my present. As an actor I thought that made me deep. I thought it made me better and able to tap into the emotional life I experienced.

Yeah, maybe there is SOME truth to this but it’s not like I’ve FORGOTTEN my past, I just don’t think I need to dwell on it or check in with it any more to move forward.

How many auditions did I go on that I would relive in my head and wonder if I’d done something “right” or “wrong” or “better” or “worse”. SURE, it’s human to do that on the drive home. But it’s NOT healthy to do it 5 months later when you’re auditioning for the same company again. Or, worse, NOT auditioning because of what you THINK you did 5 months, a year, 2 years before!

Looking ahead and making the present work for the future is a much healthier focus. I know, it’s hard to imagine that writing down goals and being consistent in mailings and classes and coaching and rehearsals and clean eating, and workouts will really make THAT MUCH of a difference in the future. But it will.

As an artist, I’ve learned to really appreciate and LOVE instant gratification. There’s NOTHING like an audience to really let you know how you’re doing. Same thing with auditions and bookings. If you get called back, if you’re put on hold, you’re doing your job and “they like you”. BUT, what you don’t realize is all the work you’ve done to GET THERE can’t be forgotten. It’s all the work you did UNTIL this one that made this one happen. The more you prepare and are consistent, the more you will see results.

I believe in the ZOOM factor.  Your passion. Your inspiration.  Those things that set you on fire and make you feel good RIGHT NOW!

What makes me go ZOOM? A few things: Love, acting, health, helping people, polar bears, dogs, animals, singing, family, fitness, laughter, fantastic conversation…

Even though I enjoy the ZOOM I do try and take Ferris Bueller’s advice: “Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

Look ahead. Not behind. Breathe. Enjoy where you are. If you’re not happy where you are, start making some changes to start to GET where you want to be.

What makes YOU go ZOOM? Share your voice! Leave a comment :)

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