Have you found that life as an adult isn't everything it's cracked up to be? Did the dreams you have as a kid fall short, because of substantial student loan debt? 60-hour work weeks? Limited time off and flexibility in your career? The paycheck to paycheck grind controls your life?
A little over six years ago, I was in the same position. It was at that time that I was introduced to the Beachbody coach opportunity. At first, I blew it off. I thought it was too good to be tru
When I started coaching I simply wanted to get fit. And maybe, just maybe, earn additional income each month to take the stress out of my marriage. Just a little extra. That'd allow us to breathe. That'd allow us to swipe our debit card without fear of an overdraft. But then I fell in love. I fell in love with myself, my body, and my life. Instead of sitting on the couch hating my life each night, I had found PASSION and purpose. I was happy for the first time in years. And,
If you are unhappy with where you are at in life, you have two options:
OPTION #1) You can choose to stop complaining about your circumstances, because you have chosen to take NO ACTON to change your life. In this case you need to stop complaining & get comfortable with where you are right now. Why? Because you will be in this exact spot forever unless you decide to go with option #2. OPTION #2) You can choose to stop complaining, because you have chosen to TAKE ACTION to ch
This girl. We've been #rideordie friends for 17 years. 👭💓 Her opinion means a lot to me. When I opened my online fitness biz almost 7 years ago, she didn't have strong opinions either way about it. But she did say one thing to me that completely changed the game for me & how I viewed my business. She said, "Ruth, if you are going to do this, treat it like a real business." Honestly, I didn't know a lot about running my own business. BUT I did know that I was one helluva har
I’m being totally honest when I say that I NEVER thought I’d be posting a picture of myself in a sports bra flexing in front of a mirror. A year ago I probably would have punched you in the face if you told me I’d be partaking in #flexfriday. This was never on my “to-do” list. Having this type of body was never on my “to-do” list either. I didn’t believe that I was capable of achieving this type of physique, but with a lot of self discipline, a change in mindset, and hard wor
It's the pain that creates the prize. Sometimes I forget to stop to look at life these days and to look at how far we've come and where we started. As I was looking at our photos from five different countries and thirteen different cities this year, it was as if I was looking at someone else's life. We couldn't even afford airplane tickets home for Christmas three years ago and now this is our reality. How did we get here?! Pain. That's how. 👊The pain of feeling like I wasn'
After hearing incredible stories about life changing weight loss over the past few days I’m more fired up than ever before about the 21 Day Fix. If you’ve watched my transformation and made comments like, “Well, she doesn’t have kids...” or “She didn’t have a lot to lose to begin with…” or “But she’s young so it is easy…” I’m here to tell you that the people I met this past week make YOUR EXCUSES INVALID.
It’s YOUR turn to create your own success story. It’s YOUR TURN to tak
👇ALMOST 3 YEARS AGO👇 I decided that I wanted to stop hating my body. I was living paycheck to paycheck. At the same time, I was offered the opportunity to lose weight WHILE helping others do the same, and earn an income while doing so. I was terrified and skeptical but decided all I had to lose was the weight, so I joined a team that was supportive and fun. They taught me how to believe in myself and how to build a business. 👇TODAY👇 I'm my own boss. I make my own schedule
Awhile back, I heard a story on the radio about a "Wal-Mart Santa" that would walk around Wal-Mart handing out $1,000 bills to people during Christmas time. I thought about how cool it'd be to be able to do something like that someday. At the time it was 2012, a few weeks after hearing that story I was opening a post-Christmas credit card bill & nearly having a panic attack over the amount of charges that we'd racked up. My stomach sank, but I just figured it was the "story o
LOOK WHAT I GOT IN THE MAIL?! It's an offer from a credit card company stating that I have excellent credit (which I actually do - pass on the CC though)! WHHOOOOOP!
Why is this such a big deal? Because in 2010 I was broke as a joke, loans up to my eye balls, had terrible credit, and was even part of a DEBT RELIEF agency called CareOne Credit. At the time, I had NO IDEA how I was going to get myself out of that situation. It was suffocating and I had so much anxiety about h
When I was in middle school, I wanted to be a News Anchor. In High School, I wanted to be an a big-time Interior Decorator like I saw on "Trading Spaces." Then I went to college, and I settled for being a teacher. I say "settled," NOT because teaching is a bad profession (it takes AMAZING people to dedicate themselves to the profession - they are underpaid and under-appreciated). I say "settled," because I didn't think I was capable of becoming a News Anchor or Interior Decor
Yesterday was incredible - like take my breath away incredible!! My Beachbody team, The Juvo Empire, worked SO hard throughout 2015 to help as many people as possible and yesterday we found out that out of 402,000 other teams (UM, THAT'S A LOT!) The Juvo Empire is a 2015 7 Star Diamond ELITE TOP 20 TEAM!!
Out of over 400,000 teams we are #20! WHAT THE WHAT?! TOP 20?!?!!? HOW IS THIS REAL LIFE?!
What does that even mean, right?! It means that my SMALL team helped the MOST
WOW. I'm humbled, honored, and speechless as I sit back to take this all in.
When I decided to change my health last year, I never thought that it would create a ripple effect that would help THOUSANDS (goosebumps!) of other people. Thank God for this incredible opportunity.
I founded my team, The Juvo Empire, a little over a year ago. Juvo is Latin for servant, helper, or someone who gratifies and pleases others. I wanted to keep this mission at the forefront of my busin
UGH... Here goes the dreaded moment of truth. On Sunday, I shared my Beachbody success story with an audience of other coaches and challengers. I shared the ugly truth about my life with them. It was scary. However, after sharing my story, I received so many "thank you" messages from people in similar situations that I feel moved to share it on here as well. If I am capable of this, SO ARE YOU.
I took this photo on July 28th, less than three months ago. After five years of
This morning, I hopped out of bed with about as much enthusiasm as a 5-year-old on Christmas morning! I love my job. It's a REALLY great time to be part of my coaching team, The Juvo Empire. Exciting things are happening for the coaches on my team (my team is ranked#44 out of 290,000 teams!!!). Today we celebrate those accomplishments!! Unfortunately, as I tried to turn on my MacBook this morning all that stared back at me was "the blue screen of death." Now, anyone who knows
I realized I was being a bit of a hypocrite the other day. Another coach asked if I talked about money on social media to show others what is possible with this business. I responded that I do, but honestly, I don't talk about it that much. It makes me super nervous. However, I think it is SUPER important that people do know what is possible with this business. It's not about "being rich" or "making it rain" or buying fancy stuff. It's about living and giving. It's really har