About 2 weeks ago Brooklyn told me she was in the library at school and she overheard two ladies talking. One of them said, "yah, I've been wanting to buy this thing called P90X." Of course, that caught her ear and she came right home and told me about it. JOKINGLY, I gave her one of my business cards and told her to give it to the lady (she's like a teacher's aide or something). I never really thought anymore about it. Anyway....yesterday while I was up at the school working at the Book Fair a woman came over to me and said, "Are you Jennifer Jones?" I said "yes." She said, "Are you the P90X Jennifer Jones?" and I said, "YES!" She told me about how some cute little girl had given her one of my business cards and that she thought she recognized me from my before/after pictures on the back. We got to talking and she told me that she has already decided she is definitly going to order P90X along with the resistance bands, but that she also wants to order Hip Hop Abs as well because she hates doing abs on the floor and that it just looks like so much fun! She plans to buy these items next week.
I explained to her about how Beachbody works and how if she goes through my site to purchase her items, I will get to be her coach. She asked, "What do I need a coach for?"
Ohh...my favorite question!
I believe so much in the coaching aspect of Beachbody's programs that I decided to become one, despite my extremely busy life. I knew it was something I wanted to do. I explained to her that a coach is your 24 hour/365 day support center. Besides holding you accountable and cheering you on...I am also here to provide you helpful recipe ideas, training tips and help you find solutions to any problems that may arise. Before you begin a program, you might not see the importance of a coach...but I guarantee you...once you get going, at some point you'll have a question you need answered or come across a recipe you just can't figure out....and it's AMAZING to be able to just pick up the phone or type out a quick e-mail message and get your answer. It's not some computerized auto-answer that you get from big companies---it's a flesh and blood human who has "been there and done that" who GENUINELY cares about you, answering your questions and helping you. That is priceless. (and it is literally priceless--meaning it doesn't cost you a thing!)
Anyway...I left out of there yesterday with a big smile on my face and I couldn't wait to give Brooklyn a big hug! Who'd have thought that my CHILDREN would be helping me with this business? ha ha
On a different note...but kind of the same. (ie. eavesdropping again!)
On Tuesday after my classes at the gym I stopped by Ross to look for something and I could hear a lady talking on the phone an isle over. Whatever....I didn't think anything about it until I heard her say "Yah, we've been working out like crazy. Jillian has us doing 4 hours a day." THAT caught my ear. I peered through the racks to see who it was and it was Danny's wife (from BL!) I know this is probably bad and I shouldn't admit it to the entire world...but I hung around then to hear more. She said "we're just really nervous about the weigh in. He's down to 234 right now but we're hoping to lose more. We are just really ready for this whole thing to be over with."
I thought about saying something to her...but honestly I couldn't think of ANYTHING to say....and on top of that, she never did get off the phone before I left...so oh well. Anyway, I thought that was really cool! It's almost like I was standing next to a celebrity! ha ha
Ps. To all my buddies who are also Biggest Loser fans..I just have to set one thing straight.
At no time in my life, while dining at a Mexican food restruant, will I decline my free chips and salsa. Nope. I have to draw the line somewhere and that is DEFINITELY crossing the line. :o)