Christina Sherman leads a busy life. She is a graduate student. She teaches fitness classes in the evening. She teaches PiYo , which she describes as a dynamic blend of Pilates and yoga, TurboKick, and cycle classes.
She runs marathons and she is also a Beachbody coach, which allows her to help others lead a healthy lifestyle. Some might say she has a lot of hobbies, but Sherman would say this is her life, every day.
But her life was not always this healthy. She admits to problems with bulimia and unhealthy eating habits. Getting counseling and then setting small, attainable goals helped Sherman change her life for the better.
“It was after I admitted to myself I needed help and sought counseling that I really began to discover the passion that health and fitness is in my life, became a Beachbody coach, and started running.”
She said becoming a coach was a huge part of staying healthy and helping others.
“Part of the commitment is accountability, which I found through Beachbody and is why I decided to become a Beachbody coach. I am not only responsible for myself but also to my team. In addition, it allows me to do what I love more than anything, which is to help other people.”
Sherman offers this straightforward advice to anyone who wants to take control of their health.
• Make small changes in diet, such as having fruit instead of fries with a meal.
• Plan ahead for meals and workouts so they are scheduled into activities for each day.
• Set small, weekly goals that can be reached.
• Look at food as fuel to help achieve whatever is planned for the day.
• Talk to someone or seek counseling if necessary to deal with underlying issues that affect health.
• Surround yourself with people who offer encouragement and support.
• Form a relationship with someone who is a positive influence and who has the same goal and hold each other accountable for staying healthy.
In addition to being a fitness coach, Sherman uses her Facebook page to encourage others to try a healthy lifestyle.