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Team Be a Size You is Joining Forces With The U.K.

I am so excited about what is about to happen for those of us whose passion is to help as many people as possible live healthier, happier, and more fulfilling lives.

To not only fulfill their health and fitness goals and feel good in their skin, but to also achieve their business dreams.  If they have been dreaming about a different financial future for their family, the opportunity (which also equals work!) is there for them.

And for my U.K. Sisters, it is now available for you!!!

My vision for Be a Size You, this message of Be a Size You, has always been to strengthen our bodies to serve others better.  It has never been about looking like a one size fits all version of health.  I have encountered so many beautiful women in my life who have been encouraged and who look nothing like me, take their fitness journey’s to the next level and truly reach total and whole health.  I don’t think that message has to be limited to just the wonderful women of US, and Canada, but to the U.K. as well.

I am so excited that it is finally upon us and we get to invite you, you gorgeous and hope filled women across the pond, to join us in the movement of living well, helping others do the same, and building a successful business that can bless your family and make your dreams come true.

Here is why we want you to join us (and join Team Be a Size You!)

The U.K. has a similar health crisis, in where there are many individuals who are in need of hope and motivation and support in their health and fitness goals. You get to be on the front lines of helping those individuals with Beachbody’s fitness programs and Shakeology in order to support their nutrition and fitness.

I am a Lifetime Three Star Diamond Coach and have been with Team Beachbody for six years. What that means is I am a leader in this company and I have developed leaders on my team who are doing as I do: helping people with their goals and developing other leaders within their teams.  In these six years, I have watched it grow and develop and create better training and tools for us coaches so that we can truly be successful in growing our businesses and help people get healthier. Beachbody has the best formula in order to help combat the health crisis we find ourselves and our loved ones in:

Fitness + Nutrition + Support = Success

You cannot transform without those steps. You might have a little success if you break the formula apart, but you won’t experience all of what you are hoping for. Why settle for less?  Go for it!

I have always dreamed of being a part of something bigger than me.  Bigger than all of us.  We may not be able to save every person, but we can certainly work together to try.

I want to dream bigger and pursuit incredible things.  I want to partner with women who truly want to learn, grow, serve, and be better.

I want the message of Be a Size You to ring loud and clear all over the world.  That they are strong, capable, worthy, and can achieve incredible things if they are willing to work for it.

As your coach and guide, you get to be the hero in your own story. I will help you with everything you need to know in order to create a successful business of your own, right there in your living room.

You can learn more about this incredible opportunity, you can go here so that you can be sent more information prior to our launch: Team Beachbody U.K.

To join my team and hear our stories of how we got started and why Team Beachbody has changed our lives, please fill out this questionnaire so that I can get to know you better and get you plugged into a private group to hear more about what we do and why we want you to join us! No pressure at all!

Be a Size You,

Tiffany Harper

 

My Life Changed When……

I finally had enough of not feeling good in my skin.

I wanted to develop healthy habits, but I wanted to do it the right way. Problem was, I didn’t really know what the “right way” was or meant or how to go about it.

I spent a lot of money and time on things that gave a false hope. Supplements couldn’t change my life….my new habits had to.

That meant that I had to move my body and build stronger muscles and workout.

That meant that I had to learn more about quality nutrition. Not just focus on low calorie, but on REAL food that gave my body what it needed to function at its most optimal.

It meant I had to say no to the things I enjoyed previously because they no longer served me in my pursuit of my goals. It meant being okay with being uncomfortable because that was how change was going to happen. I couldn’t take the easy way out.

Beachbody changed my life and helped me develop habits that I lacked. It gave me the confidence to finish a 21 day, 30 day, 60 day, or even a 90 day program because all I had to do was follow the workout calendar, get off my butt and push play.

Beachbody changed my life in that it wasn’t just about working out, but fueling our bodies. It meant following the nutrition guide that came with my program because it was designed to help me succeed. I wasn’t smarter than the program. I let the experts help me where I couldn’t help myself.

Beachbody changed my life in that it provided incredible high quality nutrition, Shakeology, meant to give me one nutrient dense and brainless meal a day, so that I could stay with my goals even as a busy mama and wife. It didn’t replace healthy eating and living, it enhanced it. It expedited my results and help me cut my habit of snacking.

Beachbody changed my life in the fact that I have a HUGE community of women who want the same thing: healthier lives. We support each other. Push each other. Celebrate each other. Some of us have taken on the roles as coaches to help other women do the same thing……encourage women to live healthier and fuller lives.

Beachbody hasn’t been instant gratification. It is hard work and a willingness to surrender to the process in order to reach a certain results. There is no room for know it alls and for those who aren’t willing to work for what they want. The incredible value that Beachbody has provided me for life (with a virtual gym in my living room with a few thousand dollars worth of workouts…no matter where I go?!) is far greater than anything else out there.

I don’t say that with arrogance. I say that with confidence. Because I am literally living proof of what can be achieved if we are willing to work for it.

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work that hard.

If you are ready to finally take action on your health, I would love to help you 1:1 in October and provide the tools I have successfully used so you reach your goals.

Be a Size You,

Tiffany

Introducing Daily Sunshine-The Nutrition Game Changer for Your Kids

Raise your hands if your kids are PERFECT and eat all of their fruits and veggies without complaining!!!

Anyone?

There is probably one, maybe two people who could raise their hand (honestly…you can’t fool us!) because let’s face it: Kids can be picky.

We do our best to introduce them to good foods that we know are tasty and really good for their growing bodies, but it does take time for them to accept it.  Green colored foods just don’t look as appetizing as beige or candy colored.

I know. I hear you. I am right there with you!

I get asked regularly if Shakeology is good for kids. The short answer is yes, but we also say that it really depends on the kid AND their needs.  One big concern many parents have is that Shakeology, although made with gluten free ingredients, it is not certified gluten free and they were concerned about other possible allergen and sensitivities. In short, we are willing to give the best to our kids!!!!!!  Maybe not to ourselves, but to our kids, we will not spare giving them what they need.

Welcome Daily Sunshine.

Daily Sunshine was specifically created with the nutritional needs of kids in mind. It was made for picky kids and for pickier parents.  It has the nutrition that our kids need to help support their constantly growing bodies. As parents, this is important to us.  If you have a child who struggles with eating their veggies, then you can be sure their bodies are not getting what they need, so this is FOR YOUR CHILD!

Daily Sunshine comes in two flavors: Chocolate and Strawberry Banana. Each flavor is made with organic fruits and vegetables, organic pea protein, and healthy fats, and has 3 grams of fiber, probiotics, Vitamins C& E, calcium, and vitamin D.  I love that Daily Sunshine is soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, and non- GMO, and it contains no artificial flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives.

How do I make Daily Sunshine?

It is so easy! All you need is 1 scoop or packet of your choice flavor and 8 oz of water (or your choice milk if you would like to boost the calorie intake a bit, which with water is 120 calories). It is a high quality snack for your kids and guess what….for you too!!!!

I will advise that this is NOT a meal replacement.  For children and their growing bodies, good quality calories count right now, as they are still growing. Unless your child is under the care of their pediatrician and need to be on a special diet or calorie cutting due to health issues associated with their weight, simply treat Daily Sunshine as a highly nutritious snack.

Here is a great video about Daily Sunshine from the creator, Isabelle Daikler:

My kids also tested for themselves.  I mixed it up for them: Madi drank Strawberry Banana and Sean drank Chocolate.  I only mixed it with water.  While they were doing their homework, I asked them to taste test my new snack option that I had for them.  These are their initial reactions.

*Disclosure: Sean initially said he liked Chocolate, but after he drank it a little more, he did comment that he would like his made next time with milk.  Just so you know! That is his honest opinion.  Today, he just asked for Daily Sunshine for a snack with his homework, which means he does like it and I am happy to make it for him!

What is the difference between Daily Sunshine and Shakeology?

Daily Sunshine provides key nutrients in a simple yet healthy formula designed for young, growing bodies.  Shakeology focuses on providing an array of exotic superfoods, adaptogens, prebiotics, digestive enzymes, and other important nutrients for adult bodies.  While they both have unique ingredients, Daily Sunshine and Shakeology contain some overlapping essential ingredients, but at different levels to suit nutritional needs of kids and adults.

Can I drink both Daily Sunshine and Shakeology?

Yes!!  If you are already consuming Shakeology as part of your nutrition plan, simply use Daily Sunshine as a really simple yet nutritious snack in between meals.

You can order Daily Sunshine here, Try a sampler pack here, and get a Daily Shaker cup here!

Of course, if you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to let me know! I would love to share more with you and help you in any way possible.

Be a Size You,

Tiffany Harper

Self Care is Not Just For Fitness

You have probably heard that word, self care, a whole lot. Usually, it goes along with someone who is inviting you to join them on a journey towards being healthier and being more fit.

That is definitely part of it! A healthy body is part of the whole self care movement, but that is not the only piece! There are so many ways we busy mamas can take care of ourselves so that we can pour into those we love and give ourselves to the ministries and passions we are focused on.

Here are some of my favorite ways to get in a little me time:

*Getting my hair/nails done
*Massage
*Facials
*shopping (Did you see my last blog post?)
*Night out with the girls
*Reading an uplifting book
*Learning a new skill
*Soothing music
*Bath time and using my favorite essential oils/natural skin care products
*Going to the beach or any place that has water
*Hiking or fun outdoor activity with girlfriends
*Study a new topic
*Exercise
*Try a new healthy food restaurant
*Test out a new recipe or bake something yummy
*Blogging/writing
*Being creative and putting together pretty outfits for myself, friends, and family.
*Singing, by myself, out loud in my home.
*Taking a nap! (Do it!)

As you can see, there are so many ways to fill your tank. We give a ton to those around us. If you are a mama, you probably feel like you are constantly running on empty.

But, it is hard to pour into others if you yourself are running on empty. It really is.

Fill your tank, then let that overflow into others.

We are such a busy society! Who the heck told us that in order to be great or worth anything, we had to run ourselves ragged? Who said busier was better?

Who said being a wife and mom was an act of a martyr? Um no.

There are sacrifices, yes. Obviously. But being a wife and a mom isn't a prison sentence. It isn't horrible. Let's knock that off.

Let's take care of ourselves and do things that bring us beauty, joy, pleasure, and then let's bring those very things to those we love.

What are your favorite ways to practice self care?

Be a Size You,

Tiff

Feed Your Mind

I am a big believer that leaders are readers.  I believe that if you are looking to grow in any area, reading and studying are the way to go.

Growing up, I always considered myself an independent learner.  I fared much better doing research projects than group projects or sitting in a classroom because more often than not, it was on subjects that I was not interested in.

I still have not used chemistry. Well, except for baking because exact measurements matter, but other than that….nope!

But I will spare you my thoughts on education and we will get to the part I am most passionate about: Feeding your mind.

I shared on Facebook my current favorite books that I think y’all should grab and dive into.  Most of these are personal development/nutrition/leadership/ministry related.  If that is not your thing, no worries, I will try to update this week even more books that I have read and love.

Podcasts are incredible resources too. That will get updated on my blog as well.

Some included links for the books mentioned in the video:

Discipline: The Glad Surrender

Sacred Priviledge by Kay Warren

Nothing to Prove by Jennie Allen

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth

Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo

I will try to update even more resources on books, podcasts, resources and more so you all can have more resources as you work on Being a Size You.

 

So thankful for each of you! Would love to hear what you are reading and learning right now!

Be a Size You,

Tiffany

 

 

 

Protein Energy Bites

 

Did someone say protein?

I hate buying protein bars. Personally, I think they are overpriced and really not that good. If I can make them myself, I will.

One reason why I am thankful for Shakeology is for the fact that it is complete nutrition in a shake, and a great powder to use for “baking”……only this recipe is a no bake.

No raw eggs. No weird ingredients, just goodness.

This is a standard recipe that many of us coaches have used, but you can easily switch it up and make different versions of these protein bites to please your palate.

My kids love these and while they can last a week, they won’t.

You will need to practice serious self control. Ha!

Protein energy bites

3 scoops/packets of Vanilla Shakeology or Vegan Shakeology 

1/2 cup raw honey

1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

1/2 cup organic almond butter (or nut butter of choice)

1/2 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips

Place all ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix together well. Roll dough into small balls (should make roughly around 12 balls) and let sit in the freezer for 10-15 minutes to set.

Then store in a container for up to a week. 

Enjoy! I also went live earlier this week with another version of this recipe. Equally as good!!!

Cookie Dough Protein bites 

Be a Size You,

Tiffany 

The Widow Maker


Yesterday was a blur. And mostly because Monday did not happen like it normally does.

I was in my groove. I was working, I was getting my 7 Day Keep It Simple challengers ready to kick off on Monday. I was conversing with friends, and I was enjoying a peaceful and productive day.

That changed quickly after phone call from my sister. My Dad had suffered a heart attack and was in the hospital. 

That I needed to hurry. I don’t even remember responding at first. I think she even asked me if I was still on the line. I was in tears and thankfully, Dan was home and got up and was right at my side.

All I remember was being frantic, trying to figure out how to head to the hospital, which was an hour away from us, how to get the kids. Should we take the kids? Did we even have time? Was my Dad even alive? I had no other info except “heart attack” and “get to hospital”.

Dan decided to drive us because I was just in no condition to drive. I was shaking. 

I remember yelling out “Not today God. You can’t take him today.”

I wasn’t trying to boss God around, although my husband now jokes that I was being bossy. But I was desperate. It is was in my pleading and praying that I had no other words or thoughts except “No. Please NO.”

I am sure there are theological errors in how I prayed yesterday. I will let God correct me.

My Dad is alive. We got to the hospital. He was talking. He was joking with us. I could tell he was trying to brush it off a little bit. I am sure it was a little humbling with your entire family there, especially your grown daughters, clucking and crying over you. I don’t like people asking me what is wrong or worrying over me. I get that from my Dad. 

They called it the Widow Maker, the heart attack my Dad had. Most men that experience this type of heart attack don’t even make it to the hospital. Death is not instant but it is almost always certain. He almost died. I cried all the way to the hospital and suddenly in the room, hearing the Doctor share what they had to do in order to help fix him and stabilize him. I am still processing everything. I am not even sure if this post makes any sense. 

I left the hospital thanking God for His mercy. That my Daddy is still here. Changes are going to have to be made. My Dad had to cancel some big trips and plans. But I would much rather have him here.

This morning, I woke up a little more heavy hearted, but ready.

I did some yoga from Beachbody on Demand and spent time listening to worship music and praying.

Listening to my Mom and my Aunt talk about our health family history put all of this in perspective.

It was a wake up call again for me. Our family is a ticking time bomb of health concerns. Cancer. Diabetes. Heart Disease. That runs in my family. But I don’t have to play victim. I can’t prevent everything from happening to me. I don’t have that kind of power.

But I can be pro-active. I can choose to eat differently. I can know my family health history and live in a way that can reduce my risks. This is in no way to shame my Daddy. I am so thankful.

But I am wide awake right now. I well aware of the dangers. I have always a researcher. You better believe when I got home last night that I started researching for my Daddy. For myself. For my family. 

Because just because it is a part of your family history doesn’t mean you have to just take it lying down. I am too stubborn to live that way. That is not a hill I am willing to die on. 

So far, our prayers are that there was little to no permanent damage to his heart. He will be at the hospital for the next few days. I am so grateful to this community. Thank you in advance for praying for us. Your outpouring of love and support on social media has been overwhelming and we are so incredibly humbled and grateful. 

Be a Size You,

Tiffany 

22 Minute Hard Corps Week 7 Recap

It has been amazing weekend.

I am lying in my hotel room bed right this minute as I type this post. I have just finished an incredible conference with fellow new leaders in Beachbody, who earned the right to be here. We had to be invited in order to come.

My heart is so full of so many incredible messages, stories, encouragement, and good training. I have so much to share,  but I must take the time to process it all. Will blog more soon!

For right now, let’s recap how week 7 has done for 22 Minute HC!


On Monday, I hit a wall. For anyone who has done a program and get near the final two weeks, you hit that moment where you feel like you have done enough and you can stop. But I was and still am determined to finish this program. I told myself I would do it. I would PERSEVERE through it (more on why that word is so meaningful in another post) and make it happen. 

It was hard, but Week 7 ended strong. Monday through Friday, I was able to stick to the calendar. Saturday, I was at NLC 2017 and worked out with Joel and Jericho from Core De Force. But come Monday, it is back to finishing up my last week of 22.

I am a little sad it is over. It has been such a tough program for me physically, but I have fallen in love with it. I would tell everyone to do it! I mean, it is 22 minutes long! You absolutely can do anything in 22 minutes. I wish fellow mamas like myself wouldn’t put themselves down and would stop believing that they are not capable of erasing old habits and creating new ones and transforming their lives to be healthier. If you are a momma and you believe that, stop right now. Change your attitude. Believe me when I say that if I, an average, nothing special woman, can do this, YOU can too!
On deck for this week:

Monday: Resistance 3

Tuesday: Cardio 3 and Core 2

Wednesday: Resistance 2

Thursday: Cardio 2 and Core 2

Friday: Resistance 3

Saturday: Cardio 3 and Core 2

Sunday: Final fit test! Take measurements and photos!!! Aaaaahhhhh! 

Menu hasn’t been planned since I am not at home this moment, but stay tuned! 

Thanks for joining me. 

Be a Size You,

Tiffany 

Health & Fitness & Your Daughter

Today I saw an alarming statistic posted on one of my favorite Facebook pages for pre-teens. It was concerning young girls and body image.


Image from Secret Keeper Girl

I have read these kinds of statistics before, and they should raise the hair on your neck for good reason. 

Here are some more from Oxygen Magazine (March/April 2017)

*9.5 teaspoons is the amount of sugar per day the American Heart Association recommends (6 tsp for children over the age of two)

*20 teaspoons is the amount the average American consumes!

*$147 Billion is what the cost of obesity is in the US

* 66% of the adults in the US are classified as overweight or obese

* 33% of children and adolescents in the US considered to be overweight or obese

Does that wake you up a bit. Where is that conversation in the churches? Because I don’t hear it very often. 

I am not saying that we should focus on weight. Both of the statistics that are provided are right. It should concern us as parents. And it needs to be addressed. 

Young girls are affected from all sides in regards to their beauty, their weight, their appearance and so much more. And as you and I both know, as they get older, it will get worse. The messaging from the world is confusing. 

But it doesn’t have to be. Not in your home. You can take control of this discussion and this topic. 

As a Christian woman who is a momma to an athletic pre-teen girl, I am taking very seriously these types of conversations. I am not perfect by any means, but I don’t shy away from this issue. Her health is important to me. She has also shared that she wants to be a competitive Olympic swimmer. Whether that actually happens or not is not the issue. I must deal with the topic of her body image and her self care and health. 

I never say in front of my kids that I am on a diet. I might share that I am trying something new to help my health, my body, or my physical performance, but I don’t say “mommy is fat and I need to go on a diet.”

I am not fat. Not even in the slightest. I have been unhealthy. I have been honest with Madi especially about my journey as a wife and momma and with my health. 

I don’t want my daughter to be fearful of the body she has. God made her. I want to teach her how to care for it because it is shows stewardship of what God has given us.

 I also do not shy away from saying what is not good for her (and Sean). I am their mother and I love them.  I love the sugary treat once in awhile as much as anyone. But I am very clear that a treat or dessert or surgery snack is not acceptable for every day. I am okay with telling them no to something that I know won’t benefit them or keep them healthy. I am okay with being that mom. 

But perhaps you are a mom who does need to lose weight. Perhaps the doctor has told you that you need to make changes because it is affecting your health.

Can I encourage you to not say diet in front of your kids? Can I encourage you to share with them (because they will notice that you are cooking differently and doing things differently) that you need to make healthy changes because you want to be around for them? Because you love them? And you love that God has created you and you want to honor Him? 

If your whole family has to make healthy changes, pray first how to address it. How will you speak in your home so that your daughter doesn’t see it as a fat vs skinny issue, but a health and stewardship one. That has to start with you. 

Your daughter will be fed many messages, especially if she attends public school or is active on social media or is away from you for any length of time. You can’t put the blame on them. It must start with the firm foundation you have set in your home. It won’t look perfect, and you will get some of this wrong. 

In my house I try to say this: 

“My body is a temple. Your body is a temple. God created it. How will I treat it?” 

I think as parents, especially Christian ones, we are afraid to talk about weight or health because it seems frivolous and vain and not Kingdom worthy. But it is. Your daughter’s heart can be affected by this. So yes, it is Kingdom worthy. If you care for your daughter, you won’t shy away from having this type of conversation. Too many young girls are struggling because we have shied away from talking about it. We don’t want to damage or hurt their feelings or seem like we are obsessed with body image. This is deeper than skinny or fat. 

Also, please note. For those whose daughters are now struggling with an eating disorder, it beyond self image, although that can trigger it. There are deeper issues going on at that point. Seek professional help and resources. Also, a great book to read would be by my friend Michelle Myers, The Look That Kills

Stop being afraid and start talking Mama. She may roll her eyes or think you are being lame or uncool. I don’t care. I care about her soul and her heart and her walk with Jesus. I’ll be uncool any day of the week if it means I am training her to see truth and not fall victim to the lies the rest of the world throw at her. But I have full confidence that for the most part, she will value the time she gets with you and that you want to share with her and talk to her about tough topics. 

A couple of great resources for you:

Raising Body Confident Daughters by Dannah Gresh 

It’s Great To be a Girl! By Dannah Gresh and Suzy Welbel 

These would be perfect books to pick up today at the library or from Amazon or even from Secret Keeper Girl! 

Be encouraged, mama. This doesn’t have to be weird. Or yucky. Pray. Seek truth. Even seek guidance. And go talk to that precious princess God has given to you to love and care for.

Be a Size You,

Tiffany 

What Is Your Health Worth to You?


Quite often, the biggest reason why people will not join one of my Be a Size You bootcamps is because of money. Spending money on themselves when it comes to their health is terrifying to most because they either believe that:

A. It is wasteful and that they shouldn’t have to spend money in order to get healthy

Or 

B. They don’t feel good about spending money on themselves. It feels selfish.

I will be honest and say that it drives me absolutely bonkers when someone tells me that they can’t join my bootcamp to get healthier because of money, but literally I see them in Facebook groups buying hundreds of dollars in clothes, buying a pet, going to a concert….you get the picture?

I am not against those things. I buy clothes and like going to concerts. But they showed me that they placed their value not in their health, but in the stuff.

Let’s face it. Health and fitness is not exactly the way to instant gratification. Buying new clothes or going to a concert gives us immediate satisfaction. Like we got our money’s worth.

Fitness and health takes awhile. You don’t see results in one day. Most of the time, your investment won’t show any results until a few months in.

But is your health worth it? I think it is. Obviously, because I have been committed to working out and eating healthy and drinking Shakeology for the last 6 years:

But is it to you? 


How much would you pay if it meant you could play with your kids without feeling tired all the time?

How much would you pay if it meant you could reverse Type 2 Diabetes, have a stronger heart, be given a second chance to live?

What is that worth to you?

I don’t believe that health and fitness is free. It costs you a lot. It costs you your time. It requires sacrifice. It requires effort. It requires investment. I believe humans are worth the investment. New clothes or a new dog or new toys might bring satisfaction for a moment.

But for the person who invests in their health? They will see that investment go way farther than cute leggings ever will. (Again, no shame in buying leggings. I have a TON and I love them!)

Enough with the “I will do the bare minimum.” NO. Go all in. You are worth it! Do it. You won’t regret it!


I have spots open for my March bootcamp. For serious people. For those who are finally ready to really do something.

Take advantage of the All Access plan. You get every fitness program so you aren’t bored. You get these plans for one whole year. You get your first 30 days of Shakeology. You get me as your personal coach to really help you make this a lifestyle, not a short term plan. You will get me for as long as you want. I won’t abandon you. I want YOU to reach your goals. 

Invest in yourself for your life. There is no quick fix to this. Enough with those. What do you really have to lose, except maybe a few pounds or maybe the chains that have been holding you back from living a Be a Size You life? Email me so you can finally join. 

Be a Size You,
Tiff