Hey there! In case this is your first time stopping by, my name is Amber Kuiper. I’m the mom of 4 young children, wife to my amazing husband, Jake, and mom blogger.
In just a few hours, my husband and I will be leaving the kids at home and boarding a plane for the United Kingdom to participate in one of the most exciting opportunities we’ve ever had!
First, let me give you a little backstory.
Two and a half years ago I was a stay at home mom to 4 kids under the age of 4. My youngest was 6 months old at the time, and my oldest was three. Yes, we’re crazy. We had 4 kids in LESS THAN three years, thanks to being surprised with twins!
Anyway, I was at a point after baby #4 when I felt downright depressed about myself. I knew it was a beautiful thing that my body was able to grow and birth 4 babies, but every time I looked in the mirror I found myself participating in negative self talk. I’d tell myself how horrible I looked, how much bigger I was than before. It started affecting everything in my life, because I felt completely empty. I didn’t have much left to give my family because I felt so poorly about myself.
I also felt a bit stuck. I’d been going to the gym for years, and while I managed to keep myself in decent enough shape, after my 4th baby I couldn’t find anything that worked. I needed something that was efficient and that I could do from my home if I needed, because sometimes it wasn’t always possible to make it to the gym.
I randomly came across a blog one day that was talking about an exercise program called the 21 Day Fix that included a superfood shake called Shakeology. The workouts were 30 minutes each day, could be done at home with just a few simple free weights, and the results these women were getting were INCREDIBLE.
I came to find out that the company who created 21 Day Fix was the same company that created Insanity and P90X, and the name of that company was Beachbody.
I decided to give it a try. The workouts kicked my butt. I was so sore I could barely walk up the stairs! Haha! And in just 21 Days my body was starting to feel like it did before babies.
In addition to the workouts, I was placed into a Facebook group with other women who were doing the workouts too. As a mom of young children who barely had a social life, these women became my support system and my friends. I started to get in shape, and I was surprised with an incredible community of friends.
I ended up feeling so great about my own results, that I decided to become a Beachbody Coach, where I had the chance to continue to work on my own goals, and also start leading online support groups for other moms. Paying forward the gift I had been given was so fulfilling. Little by little, day by day, I kept helping more and more women.
Two and a half years later, what started with me just wanting to get my body back after babies has grown into a successful tribe of women who are helping other mommas feel confident in their own skin again. Here’s a sampling of our results!
Jake Kuiper (Our husbands are getting in shape too!)
We believe in sharing our stories, and helping families implement realistic and sustainable habits. It’s not about being perfect, or being on a diet. It’s not about having a “Beachbody” – but about taking steps in the right direction to create a sustainable healthy life where every family member is thriving.
All that to say, when I found out that Beachbody was expanding to the United Kingdom, my heart skipped a beat. I’ve had several UK moms reach out to me over the years about motherhood, and my simple hope and prayer is that I can pay this incredible gift forward to the lovely “mums” over there!
We’ll be in LONDON for the OFFICIAL TEAM BEACHBODY LAUNCH EVENT this weekend, helping anyone who wants to be a FOUNDING TEAM MEMBER, get started. If you’re a mom who wants to get your body back after baby, and are interested in learning more about being in our FOUNDING tribe, please email me at email@example.com. I would absolutely love to share more information with you and help you get started on YOUR healthy living journey! We also have a meet and greet launch party happening on Friday night and we’d love to have you!
If you aren’t near London or able to make the LAUNCH event but would like to participate in our FIRST EVER UK ONLINE BOOT CAMP, please fill out the form below to request more information!
We will be kicking off on November 6th – you CAN feel CONFIDENT IN YOUR OWN SKIN this holiday season!
If there’s one word of encouragement I could leave you with today, it would be to remind moms that it’s okay to take a little time each day for yourself. That’s why I started this blog in the first place, to help moms get a little “me” time. It’s not selfish, but rather so important so that you have even MORE to give your sweet families!
If you are interested in learning more about the Team Beachbody UK Coaching Opportunity, please fill out the form below!
With that, I’m off to get packed us packed up! Thank you to all of who have given us great travel and packing tips so far! We are SO excited for a little time to travel together kid-free!
If you aren’t already following me on Instagram, please do! We’ll be documenting our trip on there throughout the weekend!
Are you a mom in the United States or Canada? We have an online boot camp starting on November 6th! Please fill out THIS FORM to request more information!