5 Tips for Succeeding with your Beachbody Program

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I’ve got my program, now what do I do???

You’ve got a box.  You’ve got DVDs.  You’ve got guides.  Now, what do you do???  I’ve got a few tips for you as you get ready to jump into your Beachbody program, regardless of which program you have chose, there are some simple (but very important) things you can do to greatly increase your chances of succeeding with your Beachbody program!


1) Get mentally prepared and COMMIT.

Start thinking about what your goals are with your program.  WRITE THEM DOWN.  Write down what your expectations are, what your fears are, what you are most excited about…  send them to me, your coach.  Be prepared to not be able to do all of the moves in all of the workouts each day of the program.  THIS IS OK.  Just focus on proper form and doing your best, as well as constantly challenging yourself by increasing the intensity.  Remember, if you could do the whole workout at the level they are doing it in the video, you probably wouldn’t need the program.  Also, READ YOUR PROGRAM & NUTRITION GUIDES.  A lot of time and effort has gone in to the development of them.  They are quality resources for you.  DO NOT think that you can just jump into this without doing any prep work.  If you do that, you will be setting yourself up for frustration and failure.  I want to see you succeed!  Put in the time to review the materials.  Educate yourself regarding your program.  You will love how empowered you will feel by taking the time to do that!  Now, COMMIT to it.  Commit to finishing what you are starting.  It won’t be easy.  It will be challenging and it will challenge your level of commitment.  Decide how badly you want to see change in your life.


2) Take time to prep your kitchen and your meals.

Clean out the junk.  Clear out the temptations.  There is no gold star for being able to stare at cookies without eating one.  Just don’t have them around.  I love me some brownies.  I could eat the whole pan in fact.  So, brownies might get made in our house twice a year MAX.  Instead, we go out if we want to get ice cream or a dessert so that we just have one and it’s not staring us in the face every time we walk in the kitchen.  So, if you are getting rid of the “not so good”, you’ve got to fill in the spaces with good choices.  Fill your fridge and pantry with healthy, fresh, non-processed foods.  Make time each week to plan out what you will be eating for your meals that week.  Write out your menu and shop accordingly.  You can find several tools to assist you here.


3) Prep your calendar.

Go into each week knowing when you will be doing your workout.  The best time for it may vary from day to day but put it on your calendar and treat it as an important appointment that you have with yourself.  Doing this will encourage you to set it as a mental priority as well.  Once you get into the habit, the calendar won’t be necessary because you will have grown to love how you feel after your workouts and will hate to miss one!


4) Connect with others.

Share what you are doing with your family and friends and ask them to help you stay accountable.  Become active in one of the team accountability groups so that you can share your fears, struggles, questions and success.  If you go into the without telling anyone, how can anyone help you when you are struggling to stay on course.  Be open and honest with those closest with you and let them know how much you would appreciate them supporting you in this journey.  And, if you find that your closest family members are not supportive, don’t give up.  Reach out to those who are on the same path as you, with the same goals as you, so that they can support and encourage you.


5) Reach out to your coach.

Some people quietly persevere, while others should out every step of their journey.  In the same way, some people quietly fade away when the program becomes too challenging or the nutrition guide too confusing, while others reach out and ask for help when they don’t understand smoothen.  BE THE ONE TO REACH OUT.  Do I have a lot of customers?  Yes!  Do they all reach out or respond when I reach out?  NO!  Would I love to hear from them?  Yes!  Would I feel pestered by it?  NO!  Don’t be afraid to reach out, that’s what I’m here for.  As your coach, I’m here to help you “make the best plays” towards reaching your goals.


I’d love to hear from you!



  1. kerry redmond on July 11, 2015 at 5:53 pm said:

    Hi, just reading your tips is motivating!! I have ordered the 21 day fix which I hope to begin on Monday (if it arrives in the post). I live in Ireland so am unable to get the shakeology and to be honest I cannot afford the cost of it. I am most definately a comfort eater and after having my 3rd child 8 months ago and 4 very close family members deaths to deal with in the past year and a half I have 18lbs on which I am unable to shift and to be honest motivate myself to get rid of. I start well for a few days then i backslide into the chocs. So far i have been trying to do things alone so i am hoping the 21 day fix of following a programme and eating plan will sort me out. I am a highly mortivated individual who likes to know hwat i am doing and be told what to do. in my life as a full time mother and housewife i am in control and look after things well, but when it comes to looking after myself i neglect me. i hope this plan works and i would really appreciate the support you have to give and of course helpful tips to dish out. I will let you know how my journet goes if you dont mind. thanks for reading this. kerry

    • heather on July 13, 2015 at 1:36 pm said:

      Hi Kerry! Thanks so much for your comments! Congratulations on your new baby! I am, though, sorry to hear that you’ve lost so many family members this past year. My condolences. It sounds like a good time to refocus and spend some time feeling better. 🙂 The 21 Day Fix is very easy to follow and plan for. Please have a look at the nutrition tab on this site and you will find a bunch of 21 Day Fix tools for you to utilize. As soon as you figure out your calorie needs (per the equation in the nutrition booklet provided with your program), you can print off the meal planning template that goes with that calorie level (http://heatherreichert.com/21-day-fix/). Also, have a look under http://heatherreichert.com/2014/04/24/21-day-fix-review/ for some additional tools (and a video explaining the meal planning a bit more). Are you on Facebook, Kerry? If so, I would love to connect there as well, and perhaps get you into our accountability group. Have a great day!

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