My Story

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Colleen Glackin

How i Got Here

My name is Colleen Glackin. I am a stay at home Mom of 3 children (ages 2, 7 and 8). I am from New Jersey but live in Wilmington, North Carolina.  I am also a 5 star diamond, 2014 elite coach.  I am not a fitness or nutrition expert. I have struggled most of my life with weight. This is my story of how I was able to lose over 40 pounds, gain confidence and earn an income all from home.

I gained 64 pounds in 2012 when I was pregnant with my third child. After she was born the weight just didn’t budge. It also didn’t help that Christmas came, I started baking cookies every night, and didn’t stop until Easter. I needed help but I at 39 years old I had never in my life lost weight in a healthy manner. For years I had struggled with an eating disorder and abused drugs to stay thin. If I did try and go to the gym I had no idea what I was doing there and ended up leaving without breaking a sweat.

We had the Insanity home fitness program and so in March of 2013 I decided to give that a try. I felt like an elephant doing the first workout. I barely got through it and when it was over I cried and told my husband it was too hard and I was just going to be chubby for the rest of my life. Quitting was what I was best at. In fact for most of my life whenever anything was remotely uncomfortable I would quit, just walk away! But somehow, this time, things were different. My husband kept telling me I could do it (which ironically is just what a coach does…believes in someone before they can believe in themselves). With his encouragement and was able to tap into a desire to change that was stronger than my desire to quit. I was tired of being tired all the time. I didn’t want to be the Mom that had to sit on the bench at the playground instead of playing tag with her kids. I didn’t want to have to hide my body in tunics and leggings all the time.

So I Stuck To It

For 60 days. 6 days a week I pushed play. Day after day I got stronger. The weight seemed to melt off. I lost 20 pounds and 20 inches. People in my neighborhood hardly recognized me! When I finished the program I still had weight to lose but I was so empowered and proud of myself for what I had already accomplished.  I was ready for my next Beachbody fitness program. I spent time online trying to decide which one to pick. There were so many to choose from and tons of testimonies about lives changed.  At that time in our lives choosing the right program wasn’t the issue, it was coming up with the money to buy it. My husband had just started a business. Finances were more than tight. We were living paycheck to paycheck. We had always been a two income family. When my sons were younger I would drop them off at day care at 7:30 am and pick them up at 6 pm. Half of my income went to daycare expenses each month. It seemed like such a crazy way to live and I resented having missed time with them because of working full time. I was determined not to repeat this with my daughter who was now 7 months old but some days it seemed like I had no choice.

I started looking for work. I was checking out Help Wanted posts on a local Mommy’s Forum and came across an ad looking for Beachbody Coaches. I wasn’t sure what that meant, but the fact that it was a work from home opportunity and the fact that I already believed in the Beachbody workouts got me excited. I responded to the post and connected with the woman who is my coach today. This was in June of 2013. We chatted back and forth for a few weeks. I was skeptical of so many things. First of all “work from home” sounded too good to be true. And secondly I wasn’t sure I needed Shakeology (says the girl who was still eating cookies every night and craving fast food every week). But something kept drawing me to the opportunity. I wanted to continue on my weight loss journey and I loved the potential to earn an income while doing so. But what really got me was the money back guarantee. There was no coach fee for 30 days. I could try it out risk free. So I signed up in July of 2013 with Shaun T’s newest program T25. An hour’s workout in 25 minutes…

Yes Please

I got my fitness program and Shakeology in the mail. I put the dvd in and did the workout. I made the shake and drank it. I did this day after day and shared about it. I never tried to “sell anything”. I simply continued on my own health and weight loss journey and encouraged people to join me. And they did! Within 2 weeks I had completely covered the costs of my program. Just about everyone I know wanted to get healthier or lose weight. My first month I made about $500. I covered my monthly Shakeology order and my husband’s.

I finished the 10 weeks of the T25 program. I lost 11 inches and even won $500 in the Beachbody Challenge. My business continued to grow all just through me sharing my journey on my personal Facebook page. I started recruiting coaches to join my team.  After I finished T25 I started on another Beachbody program (Les Mills Pump). One of the greatest benefits to coaching is a 25% discount on all programs and products.  I own just about every program there is now!

In January of 2014 I became a diamond coach (which means I had at least 8 coaches on my team, and 2 of those coaches had teams of at least two coaches). I started to see that this business was more than just earning a 30% commission on the sale of products, but that I could earn significantly more as I build a team. AND building a team was fun!  I was connecting with old friends, making new friends, helping other women (and men) lose weight, get healthy and earn an income. Within a year of signing up I was earning more than double what I had made at my last full time job without having to put my children in daycare. I am on target to make a six figure salary in 2015 if I keep doing what I am doing.

Signing up as coach has Changed My Life

Signing up as coach has changed my life in ways I never could have imagined. It started as a means to lose weight from home… and do it for free. .. and has turned into the most incredible journey. I was so insecure and depressed when I started. Loved my kids.. but just felt alone and isolated.. let alone fat  I also felt like I had nothing in my life for “me”. I have made some of the best friends through this. I met my coach through an online mommy forum. total stranger..she is one of my very best friends now. It has been nothing but one blessing after another. Being able to relate to other women…..other Moms….connect with them and encourage them.. doing this from home.. during  my daughter’s nap time.  It’s emotionally rewarding. It’s physically rewarding. And financially rewarding! We were on government assistance programs at one point  and in 20 months I have been able to build a business that I love..and am on target to make 6 figures this year. What??? Weekly direct deposit. I average around $1500 a week now…but also get monthly $500 bonuses for elite and quarterly bonuses of anywhere from $2700 to $5000. It didn’t happen overnight… but it happened.  My team is growing and I have some great spots available for new coaches. I will provide the training and the support, all around your schedule.  I would love to connect with you if you would like to join my team or just need someone to help you get your fitness journey started. This is only the beginning.

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