My one month reflection on my new fitness journey with Joey as my personal Coach
Before I started one-on-one coaching with Joey my fitness Journey was very confused and scattered, with many terrible attempts at trying to do the right things for myself.
I have tried so many things. It’s crazy.
For years I did all the beach body workouts, you name it I’ve done it.
I’ve done brazil butt lift, turbo jam, turbo fire, P 90 x, P90x 2, insanity max 30 and even Chalene extreme and body beast, all the crazy stuff they say we should do to get results.
Cardio, muscle confusion, lifting heavy, fast movements, HIIT and all those workouts where you need to kill yourself, that never got me anywhere.
My main goals have always been to really tighten, tone, and sculpt my body and get rid of that cellulite that most of us women deal with, no matter what size we are.
Well, none of these crazy workouts or diets did that.
Sometimes I would be working out and say to myself “Why do people do this kind of stuff to get in shape, it doesn’t make any sense” …
But lacking in knowledge I thought this was the only way to get fit.
I kept at it for years doing these workouts, every time they came out with a new one I was right there buying another crazy program that wouldn’t work for me.
Some of the programs would even say “if you don’t lift heavy and go to failure, then go home…” but I still continued on the wrong path and I even ended up hurting my hip somehow to the point it was in so much pain, even just sitting down.
I still even struggle with it to this day.
All the crazy HIIT workouts, killing myself literally being so out of breath trying to get results.
My body really just got worse, instead of better, and I never saw the sculpted body I was looking for or reduction in my cellulite like I wanted.
After all the beachbody stuff I did another program because I was still trying to get rid of that cellulite and tone and sculpt, so I made another attempt to try again.
I kept thinking; “Well if I just keep doing these crazy workouts, I have to eventually get results” Right?
No, I was so wrong… then I found another program that promised to help me with all my body goals and I was even given a coach to schedule my workouts and even help with nutrition if needed.
Well I started getting SO super confused because I would write down all my food I ate for the day and she would look at it and say “you’re eating way too much”…
It would really confuse me because I would see others the same height as me on the program and even older and they said they would have to eat more food to get their bodies in shape.
Seriously confused, I started saying to myself “This doesn’t make any sense, I’m taller and I need to eat less food”??
I even sent in my pictures and all they could say was because I’m older and perhaps going through perimenopause and having food allergies and food intolerances I’m not seeing the results I wanted.
I actually got really sick too with them trying to help with my food intolerances and even taking out healthy foods I really didn’t even need to avoid!!
My body was just getting worse, more mushy, deflated, saggy and just feeling awful. I was a big mess that needed to be fixed.
This program also had me doing so much cardio and those crazy HIIT workouts that everyone swears by. I was doing a lot of jumping around, step jumps, burpees, you name it I did it.
It got to the point that my calves and achilles were getting so painfully tight that everyday I had to foam roll them just to get some relief and that didn’t even solve it.
I just said to myself one day; “I need to find a better way, there has to be a better way”.
Well I started digging through some old DVDS that I have and low and behold I found some of my Joey Atlas videos that I had bought several years ago.
I remembered that when I was using them, I had gotten a lot of compliments on my legs and body and I would always tell people “Yeah and they’re such easy workouts and gentle on the body that anyone of any age could do it.”
Well I dug those DVDS out, I have the Naked Beauty/SYMULAST program and the ULBHTM – Levels 1 and 2 and I decided on my own that I would start incorporating these into my lower-body days…
I started with the naked beauty and started doing it 1x through after doing my regular leg workout from this other program I was doing with the coaches I had at that time.
Well, with Joey’s training sessions I could just feel how my muscles were really working and being targeted in a slow controlled manner and I wasn’t killing myself.
And it was also the connective tissue, the fascia, tendons and nerves being activated and trained properly too. This is a unique aspect of Joey’s methods and there is something to be said about this.
After I did that 1x through for a couple of times I decided to tell my coach I was going to start incorporating some of “my own workouts”, but at the same time she still gave me a lot of cardio and jumping around stuff so I could see I really wasn’t getting the results that I knew my body could attain.
So little by little even though I was still paying for the previous coaching I decided on my own to do my own thing, so I made up my own schedule with Naked Beauty and with the Ultimate Leg, Butt, Hip and Thigh Makeover from Joey (which are all in Total-Access, plus all the new programs they add each month.)
So every other day 3 x a week I worked my whole lower-body using Joey’s programs.
Well, after avoiding the high-volume cardio for a really long time I could tell my body was now starting to get firmer and feel so different again and starting to respond in a really good way.
Now starting to feel these changes I started to look for Joey online, I was like “I wonder what this guy is up to, I need to seriously find him, I just love this guy.”
So I dug around on google for him, I figured he has to be somewhere around here, lol, so I started just googling his name and a lot of stuff came up and I found one of his main sites where I found my favorite trainer for life, Joey Atlas
I found the amazing, wonderful, and awesome Joey Atlas.
I’m actually starting to tear up as I’m writing this because this is where it gets sooooo Good and my life and body starts to change for the better.
I was reading one of the articles he wrote and everything he said was exactly what I’ve been looking for…
I was even still getting emails from Joey at this time for YEARS, So I started reading those emails again every single day and there was always a success story on there or some words of encouragement that just told me; “Beth this is where you need to be, on Joey’s programs, completely.”
So my first step, before even seeing if Joey could take me on as a personal 1-on-1 coaching client, was to just try the programs he has set up in his Total-Access video-on-demand plan.
Well it was the ABSOLUTE best decision of my life I have ever made.
I got into the video-on-demand site and browsed around on it every single day and saw some amazing stuff and even the workouts I ALREADY started to reincorporate back into my routines and lots more.
His style of training just amazed me even more, I knew it was already good of course from the workouts I’ve been doing but I could totally see his gentle, and slow approach in all these newer workouts I was looking at.
Not one single training session had anything crazy, painful or risky in it.
Each day Joey also shares his own training session on facebook live in real time so I decided I would start watching those, because they are so encouraging to watch.
Well, one of the times when he was working out he was talking about another stupid myth of how people say; “you need to eat directly after a workout or you’ll lose your muscles.”
I started to laugh so hard because so many regular trainers make lots of people think that’s true, but it’s totally not the case.
Here Joey was looking all fit and toned and his muscles were looking strong and sculpted and still does of course… And he DOES NOT eat right after his training sessions and they don’t force their clients to do it either.
I was thinking; “this is exactly what I want” I responded to Joey right in the facebook live comments as he was training and interacting with us, and I said “Joey I need help with my nutrition because I don’t even know if I’m eating enough”
He said “ I’ll get you, Just leave me a message below and we can talk” I was like “Joey I am totally serious here” So I wrote on his facebook page “ Joey I am truly serious, can you really help me? I need help big time.”
I actually even said “ I don’t know if I”m even eating enough protein and healthy fats”
See all those other programs I had been using confused me on my nutrition, saying I was eating way too much, them saying stupid things like you can’t eat carbs or fruit after a certain time in the day.
No wonder I was so messed up. It was all nonsense and unproven myths which are still being pushed out there!
Well Sweet sweet Joey got in touch with me. He said Message me on facebook and I’ll get back to you.
I was so serious about what I said and what I wanted to do so I sent Joey a message…
He replied back and got my number and information and said he would call me. I said that would be great.
He called me and I accidentally missed his phone call at the time so he left a message but as soon as I saw he called and I missed it I automatically called him back because I was SERIOUS.
He probably thought I was Craaaazzzyyy!!!!! …..LOL
When he answered we laughed a bit and we went into our conversation of what I wanted to accomplish, my goals, and how I’ve been so confused from all the junk programs and coaching in the past that I’ve been doing and people brainwashing me with their dysfunctional ways.
Joey is so understanding and compassionate, he knew exactly where I was coming from and he understood all the nonsense I was going through.
He KNOWS the “bad” fitness that has been flooding the mass-markets for decades.
So Joey asked if I would be interested in 1 on 1 coaching and I said that would be awesome.
It was certainly an investment. But I thought about all the crap I’ve been put through and all the programs I’ve done, all the previous money wasted, with no success to show for it.
And I thought how nice it would be to finally have someone as amazing as Joey to directly help me with all this and get this part of my life figured out once and for all.
Good grief it’s Joey Atlas!! LOL. He’s not just some weekend certified trainer, he is an Exercise Physiologist with a Master’s Degree! Who has that?!
So I gladly and most excitedly said OH yeah let’s do this, because I just knew he would be the one to guide me to the best results ever.
I’m happy to say it’s only been a little over a month and it’s the best decision I’ve ever made in my life.
My only regret is that I didn’t start with him as my coach. But the past is past and now is my time.
I am actually seeing and feeling changes like I’ve never felt or seen before, EVER.
Oh and I sent some pictures to Joey so he could see what he had to work with. It was so amazing that as soon as he saw me he knew EXACTLY what I needed.
I actually needed to re-gain lean-tissue weight first, to repair all the damage that the previous programs did to me.
We needed to rebuild my body, or as Joey and his team call it “re-composition”, which is what they do with all clients regardless of your weight or size.
They look at your body in a completely different way than regular fitness/nutrition coaches. And this is why all of their clients get life-changing results.
All these other programs couldn’t even figure that out for me.
I sent them pictures and not even once did they say, “Oh you need to regain some lean weight, you’re not even eating enough”…..LOL
But Joey was right on the money and knew exactly what I personally and specifically needed to make progress toward my goals.
My body is still in the process of making many, many more changes but I’m definitely feeling and seeing the improvements happen and even the hubby is giving me compliments everyday.
He said; “the cellulite is definitely smoothing out” — so Oh Yeah to that!!
He even says he can’t believe the changes he is seeing already and how great Joey is for helping me out with all this.
He’s loving the process just as much as me and I know there’s gonna be a lot more yet to happen and I’m super excited for it.
Also, with Joey’s direct guidance and coaching, I’m now focusing on eating more plant-based nutrition, just like my BEST AND FAVORITE TRAINER FOR LIFE Joey .
His recipe videos are so simple, but unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.
I have always loved veggies and eating healthy but I am so happy and grateful to learn that there are even more ways and even better ways of cooking and eating so that I can get better results with my health and physique by eating more plant-based and organic foods to eliminate the chemicals and junk we put into our bodies, that work against us.
Joey’s knowledge in these areas is on a whole different level than anyone else.
And what’s amazing is he and his team don’t put people on diets, they simply coach you into the way we should be eating but in a way that is so delicious and easy to do anywhere, so you can never “fall off the wagon”.
A lot of people think it’s hard to get quality protein in your body if you eat plant-based, well I’ve learned that is not the case at all. It’s easy to get awesome amounts of super-healthy protein if you know what to do.
I’m super excited to see what my body is going to do in these next phases for sure especially with eating a lot more plant-based.
I will definitely say that I’ll never have to find another fitness training program or way of eating again, since I found Joey— seriously MY HERO for sure.
Right now my body has changed quite a bit in this 1st Phase I’m in.
My Jeans are fitting soooooo much better, my butt is lifting and I’m feeling a lot firmer and I see the cellulite starting to fade away.
It’s weird because it’s like my body is making all these small little shifts each day and I can see it.
When I feel my thighs I have never felt them be so firm and strong before and even that fat under the butt is starting to change too.
I know for sure I’m in the right place now.
My arms are looking stronger and tighter and I have curves like a woman should have.
I can’t express how grateful I am to be on this wonderful Journey with Joey…
This truly means so much to me and it’s not even just about the physical it’s about me being healthy and now eating more of a wide variety of food giving my body the nutrients it needs to just be healthy in every way and function normally and have more energy and enjoying life to a larger degree for the rest of my life.
Joey is absolutely the BEST and there is no program or any other person in my eyes that is better.
He is helping me so much, and from the bottom of my heart I say thank you and I know it’s not even over yet. I have so much more to look forward to on this Journey with him.
As I write this my eyes filling up with tears:
Joey, thank you for being with me on this journey of health and fitness and showing me the right way to exercise, eat properly for my body and just being here for me.
Words can’t even express how truly thankful I am to have you in my life to fix the big mess I was in. You’re absolutely a beautiful soul with a big heart, An ANGEL indeed!!!!
I’m super excited for more changes that are gonna take place on this journey with you.
I truly appreciate you helping me and how great and loving you really are. I’ve never experienced a better experience yet and I know I will never will because this experience means more to me than gold or anything else that I could have.
You’re truly a GEM Joey.
I’m starting to really cry now but I truly mean this from the bottom of my heart so it needs to be in this document for sure…..LOL
This is a special moment in my life!!!!!
Joey thanks for being so awesome and being “THE TRUTH” that you are and I know this wonderful journey is not over yet, not even close.
I’m looking forward to a lot more improvements for sure #YEAHBABY especially with you Joey.
LOTS OF LOVE TO YOU
“BETH BETH” XOXOXOXOXOXOXO
How can you not LOVE that 1-Month Reflection Letter??!!
So rewarding really… This coaching work is not easy.
BUT, it is extremely rewarding when you see firsthand, the PROFOUND positive impact it has on a person’s ENTIRE life….
And that is why we do it.
So, if you’re still reading and you are not on any program with us. You have 2 choices.
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A – your biggest fitness problems/obstacles and…
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You have one life to live. Don’t let it pass you by.
Put yourself first and get yourself on the right track ONCE and FOR ALL.
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~ Joey “The Truth” Atlas