Category Archives: Beachbody Coaching

Puppy updates (“Pupdates”) & Life, In Progress

It’s been awhile since I wrote a blog entry, and since the last one was such a doozy (My Journey with “The Puppy Blues”) I really owe it to my readers to give an update.


First thing’s first: My Update on the Puppy Blues

Since I wrote my blog entry on my “Puppy Blues” (which was shared a ton of times with lots of visitors to my page- yay!) I had many people approach me and tell me how worried they were about me. Maybe it’s because I share so much on social media that tries to be positive and uplifting, but stopping and admitting that I wasn’t okay seemed to really upset people.

I also got several people who messaged me and sympathized with me, which was so nice! It made me feel like I wasn’t alone, and it helped me get through that tough initial time. Whether you extended a hand because you were worried about me or if you had a similar experience, thank you. The reaction over my last blog entry was more than I expected, and it helped me to feel that sense of connection as we adjusted to a new “normal”.


My Update on Cooper

Oh, Cooper. Our little black ball of fluff. Since I wrote the last blog entry, things with Cooper have been ten times better. He’s had some health issues (puppy UTI, tapeworm) from incidents along the way, but I’m happy to say that he’s healthy and a really happy, good dog. My phone has two sets of main pictures now: pictures of my garden and pictures of Cooper.



Everyone loves him….especially us.

We’ve been taking him to doggy day care 1x/week, puppy socializing classes 1-2x/week and family member drop-ins 2x/week. He’s such a good dog, and while we’re still working on his puppy behaviors (play biting- especially biting my husband), he’s so smart and friendly and a great companion. I know we are still adjusting, but things have definitely gotten better with Cooper since I last blogged.



I will say, though, that the past 6-8 weeks have brought out a new side of me. I can’t determine if it’s permanent or not. I have a balance of extroversion to introversion in my personality, and I’ve been much more introverted over the past few months. I don’t see the need for checking Facebook (unless it’s with my team of coaches or jaw surgery clients), and I don’t necessarily see the need for sharing my life’s journey at this time. Maybe I’m growing up, or maybe I’m going through a phase. I don’t know. Maybe it’s because I’m now creating social media content for a large-scale organization, too (which is such an honor), thus taking my “creative energy” and re-directing it to another source.


I don’t know, honestly. But what I can say is that I’m going through a phase in my life where I don’t necessarily plan on sharing every little thing on social media. I love blogging, though, and plan to share my journey throughout the summer on my blog (subscribe if you want these updates!). I also plan to work on some creative projects for jaw surgery clients. But in terms of my health & fitness journey….I’m just so sick of seeing the quick fixes that it drains the creative energy right out of me. (Just being honest!) I’m going to keep following my nutrition plan of simple, easy eating; I’m going to keep exercising from home and being in great shape as a result; and I’m going to work with the people who actually want to see change in their life. If this sounds like you, then please message me, and we’ll link arms together this summer. Otherwise, you may see less of me than you used to.


Stay tuned on my blog for more Puppy Updates/”Pupdates” and my journey, and until then, have a wonderful first official week of summer!


In peace & good health-


Friday Announcement: My OWN Black Friday Sale!

AmandaPlazek Black Friday Sale






Yes, it’s true! I’m having a Black Friday Sale unlike anything I’ve ever done. I can’t tell you what it is yet, but believe me, it’ll be great! If you’ve ever considered committing to a healthier lifestyle for yourself, this is the opportunity you don’t want to pass up!


Subscribe by typing in my link (it’s case-sensitive, all lowercase) and you’ll be the first to know!


Quantities are limited, and once something’s gone, it’s gone for good!


I seriously can’t wait- see you there!

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My Diamond Leadership Retreat (re-cap) & my new house

So lately I’ve had a lot of people ask me about my Diamond Leadership Retreat in Florida. (if you want to read more, click here and it’ll give you some info.)


I want to spread the good vibes as much as I can, so I made a Facebook Live video to share as many takeaways as I can!

Check out my video here (and check out a sneak peak of my messy- but new- home here, too!):




What did you think? Have you ever thought about coaching yourself? I’d be honored if we walked this journey together and continued to make an impact in the lives of others.

Contact me and we can talk!

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“Is This Real Life?”: My Diamond Leadership Retreat

Last week I went to Orlando, Florida and attended something called “the Diamond Leadership Retreat”. Essentially, I qualified for an outrageous, fantastic retreat after my efforts as a coach. Be prepared- it was amazing, and the photos barely do it justice!



Can you see me?! :) The Wall of Fame!

Can you see me?! 🙂 The Wall of Fame!


From the moment we walked into this million-dollar mansion, we were showered with gifts, mentoring, training, a private yoga instructor, professional hair and makeup artists, and a professional photographer taking headshots and photos along the way.
Seriously. Is this real life?

Say cheese! That's me! :)

Say cheese! That’s me! 🙂



You might be thinking, “What in the world does she do that she gets to go to something ridiculous like this?!” and sometimes I think the same thing. 🙂
My next post will be all about a day in the life of my Beachbody Coaching lifestyle, but for now, let me say this:

I am just a normal person who decided to go for it. I became a coach in January 2013 and had NO idea what I was doing. I told no one that I was a coach for at least 6 months because I was terrified of what people would think of me. I’m a musician by day. I imagined people saying, “what does she know about health and fitness?”


But the truth is, everyone needs a tribe of people to support them through this life. We aren’t made to shrivel up and “survive” the day-to-day life. We are made to thrive. We are made to grow and expand and help others so that we leave this life better than when we arrived here.


I earned this trip because I put my excuses aside and decided to help others. End of story. I run a business where I share my journey, good and bad, on the goal to a well-lived life. We have a fantastic team of other coaches, and I’m grateful to have each and every one of them.

Just a portion of fabulous ladies on our team!

Just a portion of fabulous ladies on our team!



My team If you are interested in hearing more about what I do, contact me directly and I’d be happy to help you!


OR if you want to apply directly to become a coach on my team, click here and apply!


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