Thursday, September 18, 2014

Review Organic is Moving to Cryss Loves Stuff

I've decided that I'm going to rebrand this blog as Cryss Loves Stuff. I'm slowly moving all of the content to it's new home on the Cryss Loves website. I feel good about finally amalgamating my severed identities. Now they are severed identities under one roof, just like they are in real life! ;)

I will still have separate Twitters and Instagrams. Cryss Loves Stuff will be more brand based part of the blog, combined Cryss Loves other features such as music, gardening, travel, life and more.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Crystal Porter's New Blog -

I wanted to share with all of you my newest blog. A long time ago I used to run a blog called Music and Mommies. It doesn't exist anymore, I deleted it years ago. I had a lot of issues with the blog name and the branding. The blog featured my music a lot and I'm a mom so it kind of made sense. One of the issues that presented itself was that my kids growing quickly and won't be home forever. I wanted something that represented me, my music and my interests without pigeonholing me.

I created Review Organic as a place to put all of my gardening/nature posts and review posts in the meantime. I didn't want to stop blogging, I just wanted my brand to be accurate to what I portrayed.

I had been using the name Cryss Loves as a user name for various personal/music social network. My name is Crystal and when I was seven years old my friends used to all call me Crys, I added an extra "s" because even at 7 years old I found the name unbalanced. I was "Cryss, with the extra S."

It dawned on me a while back that Cryss Loves was exactly the name I was looking for in regards to branding. I am Cryss and these are all the things that I love.

Feel free to join me at my new blog. I will continue to post on Review Organic for quite some time, although I am currently torn between merging them as 1 entity, leaving Review Organic 'as is' and or changing the name.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

What is a Beachbody Coach?

A Beachbody Coach is an individual on a fitness journey who has decided to pay it forward and help other people on a similar journey achieve their health and fitness goals. Beachbody has provided coaches the opportunity to build their own business using the Beachbody products and opportunities. A Beachbody coach receives a 25% discount on all Beachbody Products, this is especially useful if you are a Shakeology *drinker. Plus there is a very satisfying feeling associated with helping others reach their goals, whether it be fitness, health or financial.

There are lots of reasons that you might want to consider becoming a Beachbody Coach. Here are a few common why's from other coaches.

Why Coach?

Of course there are lots of perks to being a coach like these:

Benefits to becoming a Beach Body Coach

If you are a motivated and determined individual who is interested in Health and Fitness; if you are would like to someday be your own boss and create your own schedule; if you are enthusiastic about working out and sharing your progress with your friends; if the idea of being part of a team of like minded individuals is appealing, then the fitness coach opportunity might be for you!

Simple! You go to my Team Beachbody Profile and select "BE A COACH"! You will be required to pay $35 (US) for coach start up fees, this is to create your websites and back office. Afterwards, you will be billed $15 billed month to maintain a club membership and to upkeep your websites.


The refund will occur after you submit a quick online form that can be found in your back office. The challenge pack must be purchased within the first 30 days of membership and the form must also be submitted within the first 30 days of membership

Everytime a customer orders from you, you will earn 25% of the retail value. At Emerald (1 active coach on your right leg and left leg) you are eligible for team volume sales. If you make success club 5, you are eligible for the Beachbody Lead program. That's right, Beachbody rewards their coaches for their hard work.

If you have a spouse, I recommend signing them up as a coach immediately. It will allow you achieve Emerald faster which means you can start building your spouses team as well, this will allow your household to earn twice off the team volume commissions when you both reach Emerald.

You can also host your own local Fit Club where you could meet weekly and workout with others, you could sell Shakeology samples and Protein bars for post workout snacks. There are lots of ways to earn with Beachbody. This is a great way to generate customers for your business.

That's okay! It isn't right for everyone, but if you're curious sign up for a Free Team Beachbody Account and then email me at then I will send you an invite to our free 5 Day Coach preview where you will learn more about what it means to be a Beachbody coach.

*Drink Shakeology every day. The health benefits are astounding! Also, I recommend receiving it via home direct because you save on shipping each month.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Many Thanks!! #FitnessJourney

I have received an overwhelming amount of support from friends and family on Facebook as well as various messages on other social networks from people encouraging me, motivating me and just breathing wind in my sails. Thank you to everyone for your support as I travel along on my fitness/weight loss journey!! I feel very determined to reach my goals!! Many of you have been asking me questions about the TurboFire Challenge Pack that I have been using and have expressed interest in trying the program. Others have been curious about healthy meal plans, Shakeology and also the new PiYo (Pilates-Yoga) workout that was put out by Chalene Johnson, celebrity fitness trainer, this week. So, I will be hosting 3 different challenge groups to satisfy this interest!

TurboFire Challenge Group which runs for 90 days (HIITS, Kickboxing, Intense Cardio) this is the program I am currently using and where my results have came from. I ordered the challenge pack, it's paired with Shakeology, workout schedule, meal planning guide, I will be working with you as your coach to help you achieve your fitness goals.

PiYo Challenge Group which runs for 60 days(Low Impact Cardio that combines Pilates and Yoga) I will be using this program beginning in July. I've always really enjoyed yoga. They also offer a challenge pack combined with Shakeology, workout schedule, meal planning guide, and again I will be there as well as a team of others to answer any questions you may have and to help keep you accountable.

Clean Eating Challenge: This is a 5 day challenge that comes with a shopping list, a meal plan and 4 days of Shakeology. It is a great way to jump start your healthy habits but not have to commit to a longer challenge.

Start by signing up for a Free Account at Team Beachbody. 
(The club account is for all those who are interested in becoming a Beachbody Coach or those who plan on regularly drinking Shakeology and are interested in discount prices.)

Send me an email to let me know which challenge group you are interested in. I can help you place your order and figure out your fitness goals and why you want this. You've got to want it. I didn't know that I wanted it as bad as I did, I was very reluctant. I'm so glad I persisted, now I'm developing good habits and I feel and look healthier! Get in touch, no question is too silly. Even if you can't find something, I can't help!

If you are interested in a different challenge pack then what I have listed, msg me anyway, we can make something work. I want to help guide you the same way I was guided. I'm here to help keep you motivated and accountable.

I'm on a fitness journey and I hope you join me! 

These are my 30 day TurboFire/Shakeology results for those who haven't seen! I still have 60 days left to the program!! I'm so pumped to see how far I will go in 90 days!! Look how healthy my face looks in the 30 day pics!!!

Turbo Fire Challenge Results

30 day Beachbody challenge

So if your looking for a change get in touch, it is always funner to have a workout buddy! One more thing I should mention is that the challenge group is on Facebook, if this is a problem I wouldn't be opposed to a personal challenge group on Google + if there is interest. 

Disclaimer: As always, I am a Beachbody coach, so if you purchase anything through me I will earn a 25% commission. Which is nice, but results is what really makes a difference. Have a great day and get in touch!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

#Piyo Is Coming!

PiYo Workout Promo

PIYO (Pilates-Yoga) is being released on Thursday, June 19th at 3pm Eastern Standard Time (4pm Atlantic)

"PiYo gives you hardcore definition, intense calorie burn, and allover strength—without weights, without jumps, and without destroying your body." ~Chalene Johnson

The official release of Chalene Johnson’s new workout DVD combines Yoga and Pilates into a high speed cardio, strength and flexibility training workout. You build lean muscle while you burn calories. This release is highly anticipated, much like the 21 day fix, which sold out quickly during its launch. Be sure to get your copy or challenge pack immediately. Piyo will be available in the Team Beachbody Shop immediately at launch.

**UPDATE** Get your PiYo Challenge Pack in the Team Beachbody shop here and save $70 on the total challenge pack value until the end of July. Order by June 12th and you can join this months Facebook challenge accountability group!

Disclaimer: I am a Team Beachbody coach and I'm really excited about this product. If you purchase Piyo, or any other Beachbody products including my beloved Shakeology, I will earn 25% commission. You also get me as a coach to help keep you motivated. We can form a challenge group! It will be lovely. You will be amazing!!