2016 Is My Year
Seriously, with so many things still up in the air, 2016 is my year! According to my astrology friends, 2016 is a year of completion and wholeness.
I Completed My First e-Course in 2016
While I planned to have it done and delivered by Christmas Day 2015, my Pilates for Back Pain eCourse was delayed when my video camera decided to stop working. I purchased a holder so I could attach my Samsung Galaxy S6 to my tripod, and a few days later did all the videos on my phone. The course was delivered to pre-buyers last Sunday, 3 January 2016.
More about my Pilates for Back Pain eCourse here.
I Started Thyroid Treatment in 2016
After months of dragging around, being incredibly tired yet not sleeping, and gaining weight, I was finally diagnosed with hypothyroidism and started Synthroid on New Year's Eve (since this medication takes several days to weeks to take effect, I count this as a 2016 start). I now sleep seven to eight hours straight and have lost over 13 pounds.
As part of a dietary change to support my thyroid treatment, I have stopped eating gluten and most sugars. I am scared by how quickly my body reacts to these substances, by instantly bloating and getting tired. Instantly!
I Joined Team Inspire (Beachbody) in 2016
I don't know about you, but I am tired. Not just low thyroid tired, but tired of studio teaching all the time. So I am building up recurring sources of residual income.
My eCourse, the first of many, is a first step. Digital products have no expiration date and continue selling even when you are not actively selling them.
My second step is my new partnership with Beachbody and Shakeology via Team Inspire. I could not ask for a better and more inspiring group of people, all of whom already had their own independent fitness and coaching businesses. I love the taste and the nutrition behind Shakeology, and while I technically joined at the end of December, my eCourse took up so much time that I am just now getting to learning the Beachbody business in early 2016.
This will be a worthy source of dependable residual income from products that I truly love.
Expanded Publishing in 2016
While my books (Pilates Fundamentals to Eliminate Back Pain and the Zombie Killing Stoners series that I co-wrote with hubby) have always been exclusive to Amazon, I am expanding their reach via Smashwords. This requires some reformatting and such, but I believe that will be worth it in the end.
With such a crazy start, how can 2016 fail to be anything but incredible and awesome? I cannot wait to see what it brings!