My coach organization, THAT TEAM, is organizing an online community and support group called the 2 TON MISSION. The focus of the group and community will be to lose a collective 4000 (2 tons) or more body fat in 2013, starting on January 1st! This group will be completely FREE and ANYONE can join. Our only goal is to get as many people as possible in to a fit and healthy lifestyle by providing the community and support to make it fun and engaging. Whether you are doing P90X, running, going to the gym, etc… WE WANT YOU TO BE A PART OF THIS MOVEMENT!
THAT TEAM’s 2 TON MISSION
The 2 TON MISSION is simple. Join the message board with a simple username and password, along with an access password provided by myself, your own coach that is part of THAT TEAM. Once you are in the group you can privately log your progress with simple waist and weight measurements. The site will then use this information to again privately add your body fat loss progress to the overall total. The end result is that that you will be part of a movement much larger and more significant than something like the Biggest Loser. This will be an interactive group of online friends working together to obliterate 4000 pounds of real body fat.
We in THAT TEAM are waging the WAR on obesity and body fat… and we are serious about winning!
The discussion forums that you will have access to as a part of the 2 TON MISSION will be a place of support, helpful information, and encouragement. We want EVERYONE, regardless of fitness level or experience to feel welcome and to feel like their voice can be heard and their questions and opinions matter. That is why the boards will have specific rules that allow for constructive discussion and absolute support, with the good of the community in mind.
How to Join the 2 TON MISSION
STEP #1 – Get Your Free Coach!!
First of all, you need an assigned coach from Beachbody. This is completely FREE and there is no obligation to buy anything. This is merely so we know which coach is assigned to support every member of the 2 TON MISSION.
If you already have a Coach from THAT TEAM, you are set! You can move ahead to Step #2.
If you do not have a Beachbody Coach, contact a coach you know or you can contact me by sending me a message here and we can get you set up with a free membership!
If you have a coach, discuss your needs with your current coach and see if your coach is willing to support you. If you are unable to reach your coach or would prefer to have a different coach, you have the ability to change coaches if that is your desire. However, do not contact me about changing coaches without making an effort to work with your current coach first.
Good Job! Now…
STEP #2 – Join THAT TEAM’s Community Forum and The 2 TON MISSION
Once you have set your coach, you can join the community. Click the banner below to go to THAT TEAM’s website and join the MISSION! Once you’ve joined the mission you will receive an email with a link to our community forum. You will need to set a username, password, and list me or your other THAT TEAM coach in the “Coach” field to register for the forums. You will receive the access code from me at the completion of STEP #1. If you do not have an access code and have completed STEP #1, Contact Me and I will get you the access code immediately!
Click to join the 2 Ton Mission!
STEP #3 – Post and Become an Active Part Of The 2 TON MISSION
Really, we just want this to be a fun way for you to be accountable and find success in health and fitness. We can’t help you if you don’t participate. We have an awesome group of coaches and members that can be there for a number of things. Tips and help with fitness, nutrition, and support. Ideas and ways to stay motivated. As much as we want to hit an overall big number with the 2 TON MISSION, we are more concerned with our ability to help each individual with their own success and find their way to a fitter, healthier, and happier life. If you interact with us, we will make it happen.
Also, if you have never calculated your body fat percentage, here is a simple calculator one of my teammates put together to help you determine you body fat (Click 2 TON MISSION Body Fat Calculator). The reason we will be calculating body fat instead of just weight, is that weight is not an accurate representation of body composition. Many times people lose body fat working out but do not drop weight on the scale, and end up quitting exercise… even though they are SUCCEEDING! So use the simple calculator to determine your body fat and enter into the 2 TON MISSION!
Become a part of a great community while learning ways to really win the battle for a healthy lifestyle. It’s all about sharing knowledge and support… those are the keys to your success. Join us and be a part of something… and stay motivated long enough to learn new habits that last a lifetime!
You wake up to the sound of your awful alarm hours before the sun even dares to show it’s face several days a week. Around the time most people are waking up to start complaining about having to roll out of bed you are finishing a workout where you just busted your ass for a few hours. You get…
When our daughter was 15 months old we enrolled her in survival-type swimming lessons via Infant Swimming Resource. Maybe you’ve heard about this - children as young as 6 months old learning to roll in the water and float? (See more about ISR here).
We had a marvelous instructor who on the very first day, after seeing the fear in our eyes, said to us:
“If you don’t believe she can do it, then you should leave now. Because I know she can. She needs to know that you believe in her.”
That struck a chord right away. She was exactly right. If we didn’t think she could do it, what were we doing there? I admit I wanted to snatch my daughter out of the water at the very first sign of discomfort. What I didn’t consider was that my behavior was sending clear signals to my daughter that I didn’t think she could do it. Of course as parents we wanted to protect her. The goal of these lessons was to enable her to float, saving herself, if she ever accidentally fell into a body of water. Did we want to sabotage her success?
We trusted in the instructor and in our little girl, and cheered them on through the entire process (which admittedly was at times difficult to observe). At the end of 7 weeks, my daughter completed the course by ”falling” off the edge of the pool, fully clothed. After sinking down into the water, she immediately rolled over and floated. At 15 months, she did this all by herself.
I realized that my children are more capable than I give them credit for.
Allowing children to do things for themselves is integral to the traditonal Montessori methodology. At a very young age Montessori students participate in practical life exercises that enable them to do various things for themselves. This includes what we might consider mundane tasks like getting dressed (buttons, snaps, zippers), cleaning up (washing dishes, sweeping, mopping, laundry), baking, and *gasp* cutting with a knife. This is done for various reasons. Read more about it here.
Our daughter made banana bread in class yesterday. She had been watching other children do it. She knew not to touch the materials or the oven because she had not yet had a lesson, but she was very interested. The spark in her was ignited. First she was given a lesson on it by her teacher. Then she partnered with an older student (5 years old) to watch and assist. After a few weeks she is doing it all by herself. She just turned four.
At home she is delighted to help prepare meals and fold laundry. She can dress herself, brush her teeth, comb her hair, and toast her own waffles. She sweeps the floor, and cleans up her own messes. She is showing her younger brother how these things are done. Without the experience with the swimming instructor, I would still be “protecting” my kids from things that they are clearly capable of doing.
It just goes to show you - if you believe in them and show them the proper way, they can do it for themselves.
I agree wholeheartedly with this.
The same also applies to yourself. If you believe in yourself, you can definitely do it.
I think this is SUCH an important lesson to teach children. Comparatively, I’ve never heard of a survival-type swimming lessons via Infant Swimming Resource and I am researching it right now, as I’m moving somewhere that offers this when I have a baby.