Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Me Against Me- While Helping Others Do the Same

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I see SO MANY people wasting SO MUCH TIME looking around and comparing themselves to others, watching what they are doing, worrying about how they stack up, if they are playing fair, etc… and ya know, I used to do the SAME THING!

Anyone who knows me AT ALL, knows I am ONE COMPETITIVE GIRL! I love competition. In fact, I would go so far as to say I THRIVE off of it! I have come to a place in my life where I’ve realized I have NO COMPETITION with anyone outside of MYSELF. When I am PUSHING towards a goal or a part of a contest, it’s not about beating others, it’s about seeing what I am capable of and beating my OWN personal best, and by helping others achieve their goals vs., trying to compete against them.

CHALLENGERS: Comparing your results to the results of others is a waste of your time. I quit P90X four times before I succeeded. Do you know what made me quit those first 4 times? I was frustrated that I couldn’t keep up with the people in the video! I was depressed because I was SO out of shape that the WARM UP had me on the floor, out of breath! You know how I finally SUCCEEDED? I put my EGO aside and decided to be OKAY with where I was at. EACH WEEK, I BEAT my personal record. If in the first week I could only complete 10 minutes, then the next week I would push for 15-20. Little by little, I progressed and 45 days in I was keeping up with those people in the videos and achieving LIFE-CHANGING results!

COACHES: Worrying about KEEPING UP with the pace of others is a waste of your time and energy! So WHAT, someone signed on at the same time as you and is already diamond and you are not quite an emerald? Does that make you a failure? NO! Let me explain WHY. We all come into this business at a different places in our lives. Some sign up before they complete a program themselves, while others sign up after they’ve already had a transformation and built a following. Though they might have the exact same SIGN UP DATE, is it fair to compare the business progression of the two? Absolutely NOT! As long as you are setting goals for yourself that push you outside of your comfort zone and cause you to grow consistently, you need not worry about what others do… unless it is to be inspired by and/or learn from their success.

I believe if we all spent a little LESS time looking around and worrying about what others are doing… and a little MORE TIME focused on our OWN GOALS and beating our own personal BEST… We’d see a WHOLE LOT MORE transformations and SUCCESS STORIES emerge!
Bottom-line, Success comes from setting goals, working consistently toward these goals, and reaching out to help others do the same. I am a Coach that truly cares about others, their Success, and at the same time pressing forward to improve. If you don't, there is no place but going down hill. Would like to help you achieve your goals, and work together for a better you and me. Join me as a Free member, and for Free Coaching-- while you look forward in planning your goals to a better you.

Coach Darlene Cook


Monday, June 30, 2014

Craig Holiday 90 Day Leadership -

To lead we must truly understand how people feel, how they think, and who they really are. If you want to become a leader in this business you have to become what Craig calls, A People Expert. We have to understand other people and that can be a hard for a lot of us because many of us look in the mirror and don’t even understand ourselves. So we wonder how we are going to be able to understand other people. There is some skill to learn in this. The important thing to know is that people are drawn into this business because of YOU. 90 Days to Excellence Glue that Holds this Business Together
Craig Holiday tells a story about a couple of riders that are going into a town and they talk to an old guy before they go in and the first rider says to the old man. “What do you think about this town?” The old man tells him it’s a difficult place to live and people don’t get along very well and it’s not really a place you would want to be. The Rider rode into town and that’s exactly what he saw. The next rider came up and said, “What do you think about that town?” The old man told him that it’s a gorgeous town and you’ll love every minute of it and you’ll love the people you meet there. When the rider rode into that town that is exactly what he found.
Who we are to people will be their reflection of themselves. Our ability to grow our business will be according to our ability to relate to people.lion mirror 90 Days to Excellence Glue that Holds this Business Together

It starts with us.

Until we can put the past behind us we can’t move forward. We need to get to a point where we can glance over our shoulder and really see how far we have come. This is why we do Personal Development and work on overcoming things of our past. It will be your dream and the WHY of your life that’s going to get you through the obstacles in this life. We as leaders get to help people see where they will be in the future and not where they are today. That is a gift we give to people. Once we begin to do this for others our business will really begin to grow.12 Classic Personal Development Books 150x150 90 Days to Excellence Glue that Holds this Business Together

1.) People like to feel special- You need to sincerely compliment them. You become a light in their lives with your compassion and your ability to take them to the next level in their lives whether it’s physically, emotionally, or spiritually. We are not talking about flattery but true compliments of what they have achieved.

2.) People want a better tomorrow- We need to show them hope. For the glue of the business we need to live that life. The hope of our downline comes from them seeing us succeeding, the life we are living, and that we are different. They need to see you come from nothing and arrive to success. They will have the hope and dream that if YOU can do it, so can they. Our goal is show them hope and show them the way.

3.) People desire direction- You need to navigate people and be strong with them. Everybody wants somebody to guide them and to lead them. Use the Game Plan and navigate your people on where to go and how to get there.

4.) People are selfish- People want to deal with their needs first. They have their own dreams and goals so when you sit down with them don’t talk about your success and your dreams. This is about their life. You will never grow the glue in this business if you are constantly talking about what you have achieved. Be quiet and lead by example. Lead by advancing rank every 90 days.

5.) We are all emotional beings- People need encouragement. You will be more successful than you ever imagined when you become the greatest encourager of people. People are shrinking and wilting from lack of encouragement. Every opportunity you have is a chance for you to encourage them. When you walk in a room you high five people and pat them on the back and tell them how good they are doing. Encourage them.

6.) If you want success, then help them to win- In order for us to help them win we have to be succeeding ourselves. Once we are winning we can then teach them to win. Words are meaningless; we need to lead by example. Don’t call yourself a leader if you are not an example everyday of what it means to succeed everyday moving forward and growing your business.

7.) You must adopt Leadership style to the person you are leading- If you do not know the people on your team then you do not know how to lead them. You need to understand their social style so that you know how to lead them.

Here are the 4 social styles taught in Personality Plus

a. Choleric- You need to challenge them- You need to teach them to listen. You need to understand they are a RHINO.

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b. Phlegmatic- They are like a turtle. They don’t need to be challenged. They need to be encouraged. They move slowly. They fear change and fear people.90 Days to Excellence Glue that Holds this Business Together
c. Sanguine- They are like a monkey. They need to constantly be complimented. They lack organization and follow through. You need to understand this so you know how to navigate them. monkey 90 Days to Excellence Glue that Holds this Business Together
d. Melancholy- They need exact direction and a plan. They are like an owl. They are very strategic and have everything planned out. They need exact direction. They want you to tell them exactly what they need to do and they get excited. 90 Days to Excellence Glue that Holds this Business Together
Your business will grow because of the relationships that you build. You will have people that will stand beside you for the long haul because this is their sweet spot. They are there because you were the encourager and you spoke truth into their lives.
You are the CEO of your company.

Here are 5 things to do to make sure you build a huge organization that will be here for years to follow.

1.) Listen more than you talk.

2.) Care more than you instruct.

3.) Give truth more than you give flattery.

4.) Give more than you take.

5.) Know your limits, know when to turn away. (Work with the willing)

If we can learn to be people experts and take our eyes off of ourselves and be willing to go out and give our lives away. You will go to bed every day with your tank empty because you given everything you could that day. When you become that type of leader to where you give more than you take you will grow the glue in this business. The greatest thing you will have will not be the money but the relationships. The glue in this business is you. Sit down and reflect about your life and how you can go out and serve others.

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Coach Darlene Cook


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Sunday, June 29, 2014

18 Inflammation Fighting Foods

18 Inflammation Fighting Foods

1) Macadamia nut oil
2) Turmeric
3) Ginger
4) Tart cherries
5) Avocados
6) Beets
7) Walnuts
8) Ground flax seed and flax oil
9) Sardines
10) Salmon
11) Purified fish oil
12) Krill oil Broccoli
13) Garlic
14) Pineapple and
bromelain (an
enzyme naturally
found in pineapples)
15) Celery seeds
16) Blueberries
17) Saffron
18) Coconut oil

Get Rid Of Toxins - Natural Organically Sourced and Grown Products

Using detox programs that consist of organically sourced and grown products do many advantages. These items already have the advantage of not further adding chemical and other negative substances into the body while the detox regiment is carried out.
Organic detox diets cleanse each internal organ to improve digestion and elimination of unwanted negative properties from the body. The following are just a few recommendations if one is interested in trying simple and accessible detox programs.

Detox of the digestive and gastrointestinal system is mainly to eliminate the occurrences of abdominal bloating, gas or flatulence. The recommended detox diet consist of organic whole grains like brown rice, quinoa, millets, oats, legumes, fruits, vegetables and small amounts of non-saturated fats like flax seed, olive, canola and hemp seed oils.

Detox for cleansing uses lemons as its main ingredient. The idea is to help the colon to clear the waste, while giving the pancreas, liver, and kidneys a chance to reboot. Use a combination of lemons, filtered water, organic maple syrup, and organic cayenne pepper for this detox program.

Strawberries are a fun ingredient in the detox program to remove free radicals from the blood stream. 1 pound of roughly chopped strawberries, honey, and orange peel are all blended until to a smooth puree. Refrigerate for about 20 minutes then serve.

The vegetable super juice is also another great detox regiment to follow. It awakens the digestive system and is a gentle and nutritious way to get the body prepared for the day ahead. The ingredients needed are 1 whole cucumber, 4 sticks of celery, 2-4 handfuls of spinach, 8 lettuce leaves. Juice all the ingredients with distilled water and add lemon to taste.

Detox Salad

Fuel your body with this salad packed with broccoli, kale, and other nutrient-rich foods.

Total Time: 10 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 1 serving

4 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp. unfiltered raw cider vinegar
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. pure maple syrup
2 tsp. grated fresh ginger
1 pinch Himalayan salt (or sea salt)
2 cups chopped kale
½ cup chopped cauliflower
½ cup chopped broccoli
½ cup chopped cabbage
½ cup chopped fresh cilantro

1. Combine oil, vinegar, lemon juice, maple syrup, ginger, and salt in a small bowl; whisk to blend. Set aside.
2. Combine kale, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, and cilantro in a large bowl; mix well.
3. Drizzle cabbage mixture with dressing; toss gently to blend.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories: 295

Fat: 19 g

Saturated Fat: 3 g

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Sodium: 361 mg

Carbohydrate: 29 g

Fiber: 6 g

Sugar: 8 g

Protein: 8 g

P90X/P90X2 Portions (per serving)

1 snack

1 fruit

Body Beast Portions (per serving)

1 protein liquid

2 fruits

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Greater Cincinnati Team Beachbody Super Saturday

Join us for a fun, high energy workout and Breaking (up-to-the minute) Beachbody News, including a stellar presentation with Corporate Beachbody, at the First Baptist Church in Mason Ohio, Saturday April 12, 2014! We will feature a John Maxwell Certified Coach and Trainer who teaches multiple companies, organizations, and businesses the concepts of Effective Leadership in the first hour of the Super Saturday Event.

We'll be rocking out LIVE with P90X3, and including a modifier for those just starting! The... workout will take place in the full court gym with its high tech speakers, so get ready to be inspired, Cincinnati!!

This Super Saturday Celebration will explode with Super, Special Prizes. Show up in your Favorite Super Hero Costume and you just might Fly Away with our Awesome, Super Hero Award!!

After the event, there will be a Special Training for ALL UFT Team BeachbodyCoaches--Featuring the New Elite Recruiting System! We will see more Elite Coaches in 2014 with this new system, than in anytime in Beachbody History!!

Bring your guests, and get ready to move forward with us. Remember, this Event IS & will always be Free, and Open to ALL Coaches!

Learn about Cincinnati's Vision for helping to "End the Trend of Obesity," including future events, and upcoming promotions taking place in our City. This Promises to be a year to Remember! AS an added Bonus to this Epic Event, we will be sharing how to achieve financial freedom, and how to become 100 percent debt free! Call 513 -748- 3635 for additional information.

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Having Trouble Dropping Pounds?

Problem 1: You have no idea how many calories you're really eating
It's common to think more exercise = more calories. But if you're trying to lose weight, you may be adding on as many calories as you're burning—or more. "Think about the food that you're eating to fuel your workouts and ask yourself how it fits into your total calorie allotment for the day," advises Felicia Stoler, MS, RD, a nutritionist and exercise physiologist. Just because you hit the cardio hard today doesn't automatically mean you can supersize dinner. "Most people have no idea how much they're really eating." To get honest with yourself about your calorie needs, write down everything you eat for a day (yes, even that handful of nuts you're holding right now) or use a site like MyFitnessPal®. You'll probably be surprised by your final number.

Problem 2: You're hydrating with a sports drink
If you're doing a hard, prolonged workout, then hydrating with a sports drink can be a good thing, but for your standard, at-home program, you're usually better off with water. Sports drinks contain about 50 calories per 8 oz., and 14 grams of sugar (about 3.5 teaspoons). Your body will probably burn though that in an hour-long workout, but then you won't be mobilizing fat stores as much. As for the electrolytes, yes, an hour-long program depletes them, but it's nothing a good recovery drink can't fix.

Problem 3: You're addicted to that preworkout snack
As long as they're getting enough balanced calories in their diet, the average person should have all the glycogen stores they need to get through an hour-long workout, even first thing in the morning. Eating something beforehand might give your performance a little boost, but if you skip it you're better off—teaching your body how to mobilize fat stores for energy (just like in Problem 2). The exception to this is if you "bonk" or run out of glycogen and blood sugar partway through your workout. When this happens, you don't just feel a little pooped; you feel as though you've just run into a brick wall. If this happens, 50–100 calories of simple carbs, 10 minutes before you start, should fix it. Half a banana would be ideal. If you're looking for a boost with minimal calories, Beachbody's E&E Energy and Endurance® Formula or a strong cup of coffee are two great ergogenic aids.

Problem 4: You're eliminating all carbs
So many exercisers try to eliminate starchy carbs—including whole grains and starchy vegetables like potatoes and corn—when they're trying to lose weight. But it's water weight you're losing, not fat. Not only that, the strategy can backfire. Depleting carbs from your diet means that you have to tap into your lean protein stores for energy, which ultimately can decrease your lean muscle mass. Muscle is critical for upping your metabolism—and burning more calories even while you sit around—so you may see your weight plateau. The lesson? Don't be afraid to incorporate some whole grains and starchy veggies into your daily diet.

Problem 5: You're not working out hard enough
If you notice you come home from a run only to find that you're noticeably hungrier, consider upping the intensity of that run. A recent study in the International Journal of Obesity looked at sedentary, overweight men who either worked out at a moderate pace for 30 minutes or completed a high-intensity interval workout for the same amount of time.1 Those who did the intense interval exercise ate less at a subsequent meal, as well as the next day. Not every workout should be an intense interval session, but fitting in one or two a week can help turn the dial down on your appetite.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Cucumber Salad ~ Healthy Choice!

An easy salad to serve with grilled chicken or steak for supper or on a bed of greens for a satisfying lunch. Substitute white beans or chickpeas for the black-eyed peas if you prefer. Perfect for these hot, Summer days. So refreshing, so healthy, so good!


3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano, or 1 teaspoon dried
Freshly ground pepper to taste
4 cups peeled and diced cucumbers
1 14-ounce can black-eyed peas, rinsed
2/3 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup slivered red onion
2 tablespoons chopped black olives


Whisk oil, lemon juice, oregano and pepper in a large bowl until combined. Add cucumber, black-eyed peas, bell pepper, feta, onion and olives; toss to coat. Serve at room temperature or chilled

Why Should I Become A Team Beachbody Coach?

Hi, I am Coach Darlene Cook, and have been a Team Beachbody Coach since January of 2010. I have been a very successful Coach, and I am here to help you also see success. I have been able to fire my old boss, was a School Teacher, now I am successfully working as a Team Beachbody Coach, while helping others get fit, both finacially and physical. Call me direct at 513-748-3635 if you have questions, or email me at cincyfit88@aol.com. I am here to help get you going!

Thanks, and let's talk about your future! I took the chance, and changed my life for the better!


Darlene Cook

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