The Platinum Edge 2016

Sept 26, 2016

The theme of this weekend: Use your story to go after your dreams (or, who needs sleep?).

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This past weekend I was in Dallas, staying at the Gaylord Texan Resort, for a conference called The Platinum Edge. Beachbody was founded by a number of coaches, one of which was Christine Dwyer who created a team, Platinum Presenters, that now has over 200,000 COACHES! How crazy is that? She and her husband chose to put on a conference for the past four years JUST for her team and ours is the only team who does this!

I am SO blessed to have such an amazing leader in Christine and be on her team!

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I was up BRIGHT and early Friday morning to drive up to the Denver airport and fly out to Dallas. Once I arrived at the hotel, it was coffee time and waiting for my other teammates to meet me there. We hugged, snacked, and headed out to the first afternoon of speakers, which were AWESOME. You're going to hear that word a lot, get used to it ;). After a veeeerrry long day, we were ready for some wine that Anna had brought. Sadly, we had no wine opener. We had to pay FOUR DOLLARS for them to bring this beauty up to the room. I had to gouge the wine cork to get it out.

Not pretty. But hilarious.

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We went to a Mexican restaurant inside the resort for dinner and had soooo much fun just drinking our margaritas, laughing, and chatting about how excited we were to be there.

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The next morning we were up early again for a TurboKick live workout!! I had done the same style workout at this event last year, so it was a lot of fun! I LOVE the high energy of these workouts and I might have to do some at home with Beachbody On Demand soon!

Who doesn't like kicking and punching when you need to get your frustrations out?

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Afterwards, we did a big "team photo!" What team is this? Well, different leaders above me have created amazing team cultures for me to be a part of. My teams are: Platinum Presenters > Shrednation > Team Inspire Joy.

This is our Shrednation family!

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After our workout, we went to quickly take this photo...

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Random, I know, but I really wanted a comparison to last year's photo.

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Does anyone else notice a difference?

I certainly did! You can read more about my thoughts on this change here.

After showering it was time for a LONG day of speakers and note taking. I was FIRED UP AND READY!

We learned SO MUCH GOOD STUFF at this conference, I cannot even begin to tell you. Some of the speakers had me in tears, others had me furiously writing down notes until my hand cramped up. I cannot WAIT to go back through all my notes and start sharing all the great things I learned. Here are just a couple little nuggets from my day one notes:

You decide where you want to grow and that’s where you show up no matter what.

Don’t spend time doing things that aren’t serving you.

You won’t find inspiration sitting around thinking about helping people.

Happiness doesn’t fall out of the sky; you have to work for it.

The longer you wait, the great the odds are you won’t.

Shit is going to happen, but igniting your potential is a lifelong decision.

After day 2, we were POOPED. For real. We decided to make our second annual trip to Sweet Tomatoes for an amazing all you can eat salad, soup, bread, and dessert bar. We were a happy group of ladies, let me tell you. :)

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Round 1: Salads. Round 2, 3, 4, etc... not pictured. ;)

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The next morning I couldn't sleep well, so I decided to get in a quick run. I was supposed to run six miles, but I ended up only running four because my hip started to hurt. Lucky for me, I ran into Marti down in the workout room and ran a few miles with her!

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I "met" Marti online right when I was beginning my coaching business (she's on another team under Platinum Presenters called MizFIT Republic) and we've been keeping in touch ever since! This was our second time getting to meet at a Beachbody Coaching event, which is so cool since she's from Fargo, ND and I may have never met her otherwise!

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After I finished running I headed upstairs to join the ladies in a Piyo workout! WHEW my legs were tired! I left a song early to go shower (and got locked out of our room...) but it was a great workout. I LOVE Piyo live as well - such good energy!

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And then it was our LAST DAY!

We had another half day of speakers/sessions and these were just as good as the first! We also had to sneak in a picture with the amazing Hank:

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He was the mascot of our section of the hotel, so obviously very important. After our last sessions we hung out at the hotel for a while until it was time to leave for the airport. I am SO THANKFUL for these amazing women who showed up for themselves with me this weekend. I seriously cannot imagine my life without this team supporting me and loving me no matter what. They push me towards my dreams, listen when I'm down, and don't let me give my crap excuses.

Thank you so much, Anna and Bri!

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Finally, it was time for the airport! Anna and I were both delayed so we went to TGIFRidays for some dinner and then froyo afterwards! Not the best... but it certainly hit the spot!

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Then we were delayed some more.

Then I was delayed a little more.

And then some more...

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Finally, I made it to Denver, but I still had to collect my car and drive all the way back to Colorado Springs. I definitely drank some energize and had some snacks to keep me awake. Lots of music and open windows as well. Not a fan of that activity.

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But I made it home. And slept. For 3 hours... Most days I love that my body wakes up early no matter what, but not on days where I go to bed at 3:30am!

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So there you have it, my trip to Dallas and my great weekend of learning! Keep an eye out for some more great epiphanies and lessons coming your way!