Even Coaches Struggle…

We all fall off the wagon from time to time. A cheat meal here, an extra drink or two there, a skipped workout… but sometimes… it’s more than that.

It's real, y'all.

It’s real, y’all.

I have been struggling lately and I’ve had a pretty hard time dealing with it. I have plenty to be thankful for – a healthy body, an extensive workout DVD collection (haha), equipment and a gym membership, live classes I can teach, a family that supports me, nutritious food in my kitchen. And yet, I struggle.

I get frustrated with a workout when I feel like my body isn’t strong enough. When my brain tells me it doesn’t want to stick to my meal plan, I get a “f*** it” attitude and I just want to eat junk. Changes at the gym don’t happen in one day, and our eyes tend to focus on the negative parts of our bodies instead of the positive progress. So I justify my choices and I tell myself one day won’t matter. One skipped workout or one day of eating what I want won’t affect me.

Thank God for spandex, or I'd be naked.

Thank God for spandex, or I’d be naked.

My hip injury was a huge mental setback for me, and I have a shoulder injury from last summer that still acts up. I feel weak when I can’t squat or bench the reps/weight I want to or when a workout is really hard. I get mad and walk out of the gym when cardio leaves me gasping for air. I feel like my body is failing me. I want to be strong and I want to work hard and it’s just frustrating when my body isn’t able to do what my mind wants it to.

I sometimes feel restricted by my meal plans. I want freedom to enjoy foods and drinks I love but they don’t fit my goals and I don’t like it. It sounds childish to even type this out, but I’m just being honest with myself. Sometimes I just want Doritos and 3 beers and half a pizza because it tastes SO GOOD and I get angry that I can’t have it. Sometimes I feel disgust at the thought of eating more meat or drinking a protein shake. I’d rather eat a bunch of fruit and nuts and veggies. I don’t want to do the workout that is planned for the day; I want to do what I WANT to do. Period.

These are all things I poured out to my coach – yes, this coach has a coach too – because I need her help, and I can only get help from her when I’m honest. Honest with her…but more importantly, honest with myself. She challenged me to think of some positives in my life. Things I’m proud of in my fitness life. Things that motivate me. Short and long term goals that I REALLY want to focus on right now. A daily affirmation that I will tell myself and BELIEVE when I say it.


It may not seem like much, but thinking about the questions she asked and really reaching inside myself to answer them helped me. Rethinking my goals, realizing what motivates me and acknowledging the GOOD and POSITIVE things I’ve accomplished… they were things I knew already but things that my mind didn’t want to think about. I was focusing on the negative and giving too much power to what I did wrong or what I couldn’t do, and not allowing myself to be proud of what I did well and what I CAN do.

All of that. Love yourself.

All of that. Love yourself.

I am so thankful I have my coach, my boyfriend, my friends and family, my coach family, and my challengers to keep me grounded and motivated. Without their support, I would let my brain take over. And while I have a very smart brain haha, it doesn’t always think what it should. But for now…for tonight…it’s back on track.


The Day I Became a Full Time Beachbody Coach

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:tap tap tap: Um…is this thing on?

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been over a month since I’ve written a blog post! I’ve wanted to write…really I have. I even have an entire folder on my Google drive with topics and beginnings of posts, and…well…you know I am a single mom and a teacher, and the end of school is pretty crazy soooo writing blog posts was put on the back burner for the entire month of May.

Wait a minute. I think I need to edit a sentence up there.

What I meant to say is —- I WAS a teacher. Was. Past tense. No longer in the business of teaching special education. Ms. K has left the classroom and does not have plans to return.

Pretty sure I was owl #2 from the second day of school until about 3 days ago.

Pretty sure I was owl #2 from the second day of school until about 3 days ago.

That’s right…my plan of being a full time Beachbody coach may have been delayed one year, but that plan is FINALLY in place!! I am now able to set my own hours, spend my days doing what I LOVE without a bunch of hoops to jump through or crazy federal or state or district guidelines to meet…and the best part of all…I can be PRESENT for my family! I was very sad that I had to miss my son’s kindergarten graduation day, and he wasn’t too thrilled about it either. Unfortunately, there will never be another kindie graduation for me to see, but there WILL be class parties and other school events that I can make sure I attend! And nothing makes my heart happier than knowing I can be there for my babies. ❤

I left off "Work in your pajamas with no bra, in a swimsuit, or in the bathtub." Yes, I've done all three.

I left off “Work in your pajamas with no bra, in a swimsuit, or in the bathtub.” Yes, I’ve done all three.

So last Friday was my first official day of not being a teacher, and in true mom fashion, I spent a full week catching up on dentist appointments, vet appointments, orthodontist appointments, house cleaning, and catching up on everything else I’ve been putting off while I tried to just keep my sanity during the school year.

But today…one week later…I can breathe. I still have a LONG list of things I want to do, both for my house and for my coaching business, but there’s no rush! I can do a little bit each day and I don’t have to worry about what I may or may not get done before school starts back in August!

This is good news for you too, you know.

I can now devote as MUCH time as I want to my business. Today alone I sat down and followed up on so many messages, planned new trainings for my team, and submersed myself in learning and new ideas. I had a work date with a coach friend and I even read a few pages in a BOOK while waiting to get the oil changed in my car!

So if you’ve been holding off for any reason, whether it’s because you want to join a challenge group to get support in reaching your summer goals, or if you are ready to quit your job outside of them home and be able to have more flexible hours with your family — now is the PERFECT time to reach out to me! I am 100% here to help you with what you need.

Fill out the application below if you are interested in joining my next challenge group. If you’d like to join my coach team, click on the tab at the top of this page and enter your info there! I can’t wait for you to get started!


This is me…being honest

Ok you guys. I am having some pretty strong emotions today, and I just have to be real with all of you. If you never read any of my blog posts, please read this one all the way through.

I have one burning question that I can’t get out of my mind… WHY AREN’T YOU A BEACHBODY COACH?!!!

Simple enough question, and if this question is directed at you, I can probably guess your response:

*I’m not really into fitness.
*I don’t like to work out.
*I’m not in great shape.
*I don’t like to sell things.
*I don’t have time.
*It’s not my thing.

Some of those reasons are legit, and some of them aren’t. Do you think I liked to work out when I started? NOPE. I wasn’t in great shape. One of the first things I told my sponsoring coach, Kelly, was that I didn’t want to sell anything (and I still don’t sell). Do you think a single mom of two who teaches full time has extra TIME? Not really. But I do it anyway. I actually enjoy coaching, which is a plus. 😉

The reason I am so fired up today is because I just did a little digging. Someone on my team mentioned how much her income had changed in just ONE YEAR. Last October, she made $58.44 as a coach. She had just signed up in July 2013, so she had only been active for about 3 months (and she didn’t even become a coach to make money — she just wanted that 25% discount on her monthly Shakeology order).  This year, this October, she made $942.64. That’s a HUGE increase in just ONE YEAR. Yes, all caps, because I’m shouting. SHOUTING. What could you do with $900?? Especially if you’re a SAHM like she is? That’s a mortgage for some people. Two car payments. Groceries. Savings for your kids’ college funds.

So when she disclosed her change in income, I got curious. What was the difference in MY income in just one year. Well….here you go. Full disclosure:

October 2013 – $265.96

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October 2014 – $763.44

Commissions Oct 2014

I promise you, I’m not trying to brag. I’m not. I mean, one of my coaches in my downline made MORE this past month than I did. If anything, SHE should be bragging. My point in posting this is to show you that there is a HUGE opportunity here. HUGE. And this is just the beginning. I started seriously coaching in July 2013…and I’m making over $700 a month now. Is that a crazy amount? Not at all. But for a teacher, a single mom of two, someone who is in the process of buying a new home and is making every penny count….yeah, an extra $700 can do a LOT for us. And I’m not stopping here. My friend who is a coach above me is making over TRIPLE what I make each month. That’s like bringing home double my teacher’s salary. All from just helping people reach their health and fitness goals.

No, this isn’t a pyramid scheme. No, I don’t have home parties. No, I’m not perfect! I eat Halloween candy and I like Starbucks, and sometimes I really don’t want to exercise. I just want to be lazy on my couch. BUT…this is my job. My second job. And I treat it as such, and not like a hobby. I have gotten to where I am by working hard and putting in the time to be a better person and coach. And because of that, I believe that this company can help me make a change in my life, both financially and in health, and I want to help others do the same.

I don’t tell you this because I’m trying to recruit more people on my team so I can make more money. If you know me, you know that isn’t my intention at all. I tell you this because I want to help YOU be more financially stable and have that level of comfort for your family. The holidays are coming up fast, and I don’t plan to use credit to buy gifts this year. I will be using my Beachbody money for that extra expense. If you want to join me, if you are getting fired up too, if you want some extra spending money or maybe you want to QUIT your full time job so you can spend more time with your family… PLEASE send me a message. Why wait? Think of where you could be in just one year’s time…or less. Let’s do this.

Phoenix Fitness is Hiring!!


Phoenix Fitness is growing and I am looking to currently fill two positions!

1. A personal assistant – This position is for someone local to the Aurora/Denver area. Will be very part time, but good for a young person looking for a little bit of work. Must be interested in health and fitness, experienced with social media, have transportation and be flexible.

2. A highly motivated coach for my team – this person does NOT have to be local to me, but DOES have to be committed! Must be driven, willing to learn, and wants to make coaching a full time job. Open to men/women of any age, great for someone who stays at home or works part time, but also for someone who works full time like I do.

If you want to improve yourself both physically and emotionally, be able to work for yourself and determine your own income, and learn closely with some of the most successful coaches in the business, then shoot me a message!

Email me on facebook or at amandakauffeld@yahoo.com and tell me which position you are applying for and why I should consider you. I am looking to fill these positions now, so contact me ASAP!

(Personal training or professional fitness/️nutrition experience not necessary; but you must have the desire to help others.

Feel free to share with anyone who you feel would be great for either position!

((Oh, and yes, I will be blogging again soon. 😉 Stay tuned!))

Hmmm, Freebie Time?

Today has been quite an exciting one for me. I got not one, not two, but THREE different deliveries today! Shakeology, birthday presents for Major Kauf, tubs of protein, and two new programs: Les Mills Pump and Les Mills Combat!

Seriously, how am I going to find the time to do all the programs I want to do? #addict

Even more exciting than all of that was when I found out that PiYo is going to be released TOMORROW!! We didn’t think it was coming out until Monday. It will be here tomorrow!! Ahhhh!


Want to know how you can get it? Only through ME. That’s right, for now you can only purchase through a Team Beachbody coach. Lucky for you, my excitement over the release of PiYo has me cooking up a few surprises… 😉

–> Surprise #1

If you order from me in the next four days (that’s from now until Sunday 6/22 at midnight) you will be entered into a drawing to win a FREE workout program worth $60!! Here is how to win:

Are you in it to win it?

Are you in it to win it?

–> Surprise #2

Additionally, the next TWO customers who sign up as a coach on my team will get a bonus gift from me! These were offered to five new coaches during the month of June and three gifts have been claimed. Don’t miss your chance! They are worth $40 each. 🙂

So what might you want to order?

Obviously PiYo is my #1 pick. It will drop tomorrow and everyone will want to snatch it up. I’m thinking it will probably sell out like the 21 Day Fix did, but you never know! My second suggestion would be to grab Insanity. The challenge pack is on sale this month at a great discount. You might think you can’t do Insanity, but I promise you can. And as a newly certified Insanity instructor, I can help you with modifications that the videos don’t show you.

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So what are you waiting for?!! Pick your program, place your order, sign up to coach on one of the BEST teams in the whole business (did I mention we are in the top 300 out of over 180,000 coaches?!!), and get ready to kick off an AMAZINGLY healthy and happy summer!!

Go to beachbodycoach.com/kaufycup to view all available products.

Deuces, ✌️


Military Spouse Opportunity

Beachbody is a wonderful company. They are working daily to end the trend of obesity, to help people find the balance in being healthy by having good nutrition and regular exercise, and they provide a great opportunity for those who are interested in working from home as a coach. But not only that, Beachbody provides a rare opportunity to active duty military service members and their spouses.


Any active duty service member or spouse is able to join the Beachbody team as a coach for FREE. Military families can get the following perks:

*The cost of the business starter kit ($39.95) and the monthly business service fees ($15.95) are waived for the entire time the service member is on active duty status.

*You get 25% off ANY Beachbody products you order! This includes Insanity, P90X, Shakeology, supplements, gear, and any other products in the store.

*You can make extra money by working as a coach from home! You do not HAVE to actively coach just because you are signed up as a coach, but you are able to make 25% commission on anything you sell, plus you are eligible for bonus income! And there is NO LIMIT on earning potential!

This is why I signed up as a coach in the beginning. I had NO desire to actually be a coach. I just like to save money! Who doesn’t?!! So as an army wife who wanted to lose a few pounds and get in shape, I became a coach so I could save 25% on my monthly Shakeology order. Little did I know how my life would change…I fell in love with my workout program lost about 10 pounds, got in the best shape of my LIFE, and I’m nowhere near stopping! Now I can’t help but tell everyone I meet how great it is to be a coach!

Are you ready? Do you want to get in shape? Lose 10 pounds? More? Tone up, slim down, be able to play with your kids? Do you want to inspire and motivate your family to eat better or be more active? Do you want to look more attractive for your spouse? For yourself?

Are you interested in working from home, without selling anything, without keeping a product in stock or having parties, or having a minimum amount of sales each month? Do you want to earn an extra $50, $100, $200, $500 or MORE each month, just by being healthy and supporting others?

For the next month, until October 31, I am offering my own perks. If you order a challenge pack (workout program of your choice plus a month of Shakeology) with me as your coach, I will be sending you a FREE GIFT! And a BONUS — if you sign up as a coach on my team, I will be sending you a second FREE GIFT that will help you get your business started on the right foot!

Questions? Here are the FAQs about military coaching. For any other questions, comment or message me on Facebook!

To sign up with me as your FREE coach, click here!  https://www.teambeachbody.com/signup/-/signup/free?referringRepId=227109

Calling All Coaches!

If you know me at all – or if you’ve even paid a shred of attention to my Facebook statuses in the past few months – you know that I have become VERY passionate about coaching. I am a teacher by nature. I am now in my 11th year of teaching (don’t do that math in your head) and I really do enjoy helping my students learn. It seems only natural that I fell right into Beachbody coaching so well. I had a desire to make a change within myself, I worked hard and learned as much as I could, and when I saw the results I could get…I couldn’t WAIT to share that with everyone else.

If that’s the kind of person you are, then YOU can be a coach too! You don’t have to be a nutritionist or a personal trainer. You don’t have to have a perfect body. You don’t have to know it all. All you HAVE to do is WANT to help people. You have to want to be there when people struggle or have questions.


I joined as a coach simply for the discount when I first started. I didn’t want to have to “sell” anything to anyone. But I quickly realized that I needed to share this with other people. I knew that there were people who had struggled just as I had with health and fitness, and I had to tell them what I knew could work!

The very last thing I thought of when I joined was making money. I was told that there was money to be made in this business, but that didn’t sway my decision to sign up as a coach. Remember – I just wanted to get a discount on my Shakeology! And I still don’t do it because of the money…but when you are helping people and doing something you love, you can make money. Teachers don’t do what they do for all that fame and fortune either, but we sure don’t give back the paycheck!


If you are wanting to make an extra $50, $100, $200, $500 per week…or more!…Or if you just want to get your OWN products paid for…If you just want the discount like I did…Message me! I am going to let you in on an opportunity that most other new coaches and coach prospects don’t even get – you will be able to get in on a business opportunity meeting with one of the TOP Beachbody coaches in the entire business! And she didn’t make it to the top without knowing what she’s doing, so this opportunity is HUGE. If after this online meeting, you decide that coaching is what you want to do, you will be able to be in a very selective group to learn ALL there is to know about coaching from ME!

Contact me for information on this business call – tomorrow night at 9:00 PM EST!!