Our Trip in a Nutshell

Ahhhh... just thinking about our recent trip to Cancun has me relaxed :)  What  a wonderful vacation!  It was a chance for us to unwind, reconnect, and not have to be grown-ups for a few days.  I wanted to capture some of the highlights of the trip while they were fresh in my mind. Our day of travel was really easy!  We had a short, direct flight to Cancun and then a quick and easy bus ride from the airport to our resort.  When we arrived at our resort, there was quite a line to check into the hotel!  All coaches were taken to the arena to check-in, which was a HUGE building that is reserved for concerts, large events, and our super workouts!  When we entered the arena to wait in line, there was a huge display of healthy snacks for us to munch on.  Veggies and dip, fruits, nuts, homemade granola-type bars, chips and salsa and guacamole.  And fruity beverages, too!  So the line was long, but they sure knew how to distract us.  We finally got to the front of the line to check-in an hour later and received the keys to our room!

And what a room it was!!!  The VIEWS were... well, I'll show you!




Pretty amazing, right??!  So after we got settled in and had our luggage delivered to us, we explored the resort a little, took in the views and kept saying, "Wow!!"  We changed for dinner and enjoyed a Brazilian steak house (our first time trying one!).  The food was delish and in abundance.  I really enjoyed not having any dishes to wash or food to cut up for my three young children :)

That night, I awoke to a stomach bug (RIGHT before we left, our youngest two were vomiting, so it was only a matter of time before we got it).  I got sick about 3 times and felt pretty crummy so we skipped our planned workout in the morning.  We headed to the pool and took it really easy all day long, and while I still didn't have an appetite, I cherished the time alone with my husband.

The days pretty much went like this: wake up, workout (except for that first day), have a leisurely breakfast, get ready for the pool, lounge at the pool, eat lunch, lounge at the pool some more or head to the beach, go back to the room for a much needed nap (haha!) and then get ready (slowly! without children rushing me!) for dinner!  It. Was. Heavenly.

A little more about the workouts...Each day, Autumn Calabrese (creator of the 21 Day Fix), Shaun T. (creator of Insanity, Hip Hop Abs, Max:30, and T25), and Tony Horton (creator of P90X) were available to lead workouts.  So you could choose which trainer you want to work out with, or you could work out with all of them!  On one day, we did the lower fix with Autumn--my glutes are STILL sore, no lie!  And the other day, we did Max: 30 Friday Fire with Shaun T.  It was awesome!!!!!  Shaun walked into the crowd and even gave my hubby a high-five!

I'm still in disbelief that this trip was free, minus airfare.  We didn't get our wallets out once and truly felt spoiled.  What an amazing company to be associated with!!

So are you wondering how I was able to earn this trip for free?  I will tell you :)  Each month as a coach, I work with people to help them reach their health and fitness goals.  I run online accountability groups where a small, focused, group of men and women work together to reach their goals.  I help them choose a fitness program based on their goals and their needs, and I help them choose a supplement (oftentimes this is Shakeology) to boost their results and help eliminate cravings and increase their energy.  And by helping just 3 people with this each month, I qualify for trips like this--and I can earn them for FREE!!!  I've already earned over 1/2 of next year's Success Club trip: a cruise to Jamaica!  And not only will I earn it completely free, but I will also earn cash to use onboard, as well!  It's a pretty sweet deal, and really is just icing on the cake because it would be a dream job even without the free swag!!

If you are interested in becoming a coach, or just talking to me more about the details, please email me at katie.harlan1@gmail.com.  I would love to share with you the ways in which this opportunity is changing my life and how it can change YOURS!