My Story

Hello, and Welcome! I'm Marianna and I live in beautiful Southern California. I am happily ❤married❤ to the most amazing husband and father I could have asked for. I am also a stay and work at home mom. We have a 4yr old daughter and soon to be 3 year old son who keep us busy and on our toes! I have been fortunate enough to be able to spend these precious first years at home with my little ones. 

Like many new moms I had started to put my own needs aside to juggle my growing family and I found myself overweight, unhappy and struggling to just be happy.  
  So many beautiful moments for our growing family and all I could think about was how much I disliked my body and the terrible example I was setting for my kids.

 My happy mommy moments were being overshadowed by my depression and struggles with my weight. It wasn't one life changing event but several moments that finally made me dust off my old videos and get to work! I used what I had and did what I could. I wasn't great, I dreaded some days more than others but I never gave up.

In May of 2013 I fully committed to drinking Shakeology, did Chalean Extreme and have lost 47lbs to date and all from the comfort of my own home, on my own time. That's it! All by doing Beachbody programs, staying accountable to myself and my coach.  Before I knew it the weight started to come off and I got stronger and soon I began to fall in L♡VE with this new world...the intensity, the drive, and the commitment it takes to reach your goals. 

I followed the nutrition guides as best as I could.  I drank my Shakeology every day but the biggest thing I learned was how to take control of my own foods, how to re-create my guilty pleasures with healthier alternatives.  
I just took it one step at a time.  

Not only did I reap the rewards of my hard work but so did my family. 
My Marriage has never been stronger, and our relationship as Husband and Wife only gets better as the days go by.  Our little family is the most important thing to us!  Putting myself first was the only way I found strength, energy, passion and PATIENCE to give this Family the BEST OF ME they DESERVED  <3

 I've become such a great role model for our kids and my husband has also made huge changes in his health too.  I live my life now with deeper passion and a deeper purpose.   

Beachbody has given me other opportunities I didn't even know were possible. 
After seeing success in my own weight loss and the incredible support and friendships I made through this journey I became a coach...well I was already a coach, just not actively working the business.  

I only wanted that sweet nectar from the Gods that is called Shakeology 25%  But being in this community where we not only set goals for health, weight loss, even weight gain in some instances...All of this endless training and HUGE network of support, that allows you to have non stop growth for business and personal development at your finger tips.  I just knew this is where I belonged.  
The more I worked on being a healthier vierson of ME, the more I realized that I was helping others and getting paid for it. 

 Beachbody helped pave the way 100% .  My love for Turbojam fueled my fire enough to try something NEW and to take a huge leaps of FAITH in other areas of my life.  
I lift,  I run, I SCUBA DIVE!!

  I'm a certified TurboKick and PiYo Instructor. 

 I currently teach twice a week and love every single minute of it!! 
My story is still being written and each day is another opportunity for growth.  
Not only am I more confident, I'm the one my friends and family now turn to for advice. No, I'm not a professional, I'm not even a college grad.  

I'm just a mom that battled her weight for far too many years.  Which led to eating disorders, severe depression and things I hope one day to be brave enough to share but for now, I welcome you to follow my journey.  For the first time in my life I finally have a balance. 

 I truly believe more than ever that the best people to surround yourself with are those that love, support and encourage growth in you.  But remember you have to also strive to be all of those things yourself.  Health and Fitness is not just a size or number on a scale.  For me, it's finding a balance between MIND, BODY and SOUL.   


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