I know there are a handful of you that are still on the fence about joining The Pilates Body Program (crazy as I think that is). I've received emails with some very good questions so I figured it would be helpful to share them with those of you that are too shy to ask.
I'm super busy and don't have a lot of extra time. Will it take a lot of time to prep and prepare the meals each day?
Drew and I have worked hard to keep the meal plan easy-to-follow.
You will be given suggested meals for each day but conveniently, you will be able to choose any breakfast/lunch/dinner option that you desire since the protein/fat/carb ratio is consistent throughout.
Therefore, when you are super busy you can simply choose one of the meal options that takes less time to prepare. In addition, many of the recipes make multiple servings so you'll only have to make it once and then enjoy it throughout the week.
I'd be lying if I said there would be no prep work involved. You will not be eating pre-packaged/processed foods so it may be a bit of an adjustment in the beginning, but I guarantee it will be worth it.
Can I have coffee and/or alcohol during the 6 week program?
I want you to succeed. So if this is the one thing holding you up, then go ahead and join the program right now.
Ideally, you'd limit or remove alcohol but your body will benefit tremendously from the food even with the occasional coffee or alcoholic beverage.
Drew recommends that you reduce your intake of caffeine, alcohol and sweets, but since this isn't a cleanse program you don't need to eliminate it completely. The good news is that you'll be creating new habits and I'll be there to coach you every step of the way.
Do I need any special software on my computer to access the workout videos you'll be sending each week?
Nope. But you will need an up-to-date web browser (I suggest using google chrome vs. internet explorer).
How difficult will the workouts be?
They are designed to progress over the 6 week program. They will be suitable for beginners but plenty challenging for intermediates.
I will provide modifications so that you can work to your level. And remember, you can email me anytime so we can make adjustments to the program to suit your needs!
Will I be able to afford the shopping list on a budget?
I think you'll be surprised. Once you cut out the packaged foods, fast foods, pre-made drinks and convenience meals out of your diet there is a good chance that you'll actually spend LESS money than you were before.
During the first week you may spend more as you stock you pantry with healthy staples, but that cost will diminish as the weeks go on.
But in all honesty, your food should be your healthcare. Spending money now is saving you money later.
I have health issues, can I still do this program?
This program was designed for people in normal/good health. You should check with your doctor if you have questions or concerns about starting or altering your diet and exercise program.
What if I have trouble sticking to the program?
Unlike many programs, you won't be left hanging. If you're having trouble we'll email about it and find ways to tweak the program so that it works for your lifestyle.
Remember, something is always better than nothing and I'm opposed to the "all or nothing" mentality.
If you're on the fence because you're not sure you can stick to it 100%, ask yourself what the alternative is...
If you don't join, you're still stuck right where you are right now.
If you do join and only take advantage of part of the program, you're still making progress. Simple as that.
"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."-Einstein
I would prefer to just receive the videos and meal plans each week and do it on my own. Do I have to interact via email with you?
You can use the program however you like! By joining, you'll receive all the information each week. You can interact with me as little or as much as you want.
While I believe that accountability and support is a huge factor in success, I also understand the desire to keep things more private and participate anonymously.
In the beginning of the program you will have an opportunity to request "weigh-in" emails throughout the week. If you do not respond and request them, then I will leave you to continue the program on your own without that component. No questions asked.
What if I change my mind?
I offer a 100% money back guarantee so if you decide that this isn't the program for you, send me am email and I'll refund your purchase in full.
Can I see a sample of the meal plan before I join?
Absolutely. Just send me an email (robin @ thebalancedlifeonline.com) and I'll send you a sample.
I signed up! When will I be hearing from you next about my next step?
Congratulations! You will be receiving the first official email a few days before March 16th. I'll send you all the information you need to set yourself up for success, including the week 1 meal plan and shopping list so that you can stock your pantry prior to the start of the program.
"If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten." - Anthony Robbins
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At this point, you have nothing to lose! This is an amazing deal and I want you to take advantage it before it sells out.
I can't wait for you to love your body again and feel confident, slim & strong by the time warm weather rolls around.