So some of you that have been following me for awhile know that I was a Beachbody Coach. I became a Coach back in 2011 and by Spring of 2016 I was looking for a new avenue.
Let me explain….It fell into my life at the right time when I needed help with my fitness and nutrition and to get me in better shape for our wedding back in 2011. We have been so blessed to be able to have earned trips to Atlantis in the Bahamas, a Caribbean cruise that my coach brought us on, Disney World, a Florida trip to stay in a mansion, and another Caribbean cruise for working hard and spreading the word of being fit and healthy and helping people stay accountable if they needed that extra help. I absolutely loved it, but it seems that for one to be really great as a Coach you have to keep up on your social media, which having 2 small toddlers was becoming too overwhelming for me. There were a lot more issues as well, but I will share all of that on a blog post in the near future. Let’s just say I slowly fell out of love with it and the passion wasn’t there anymore. I have learned so much and have met so many wonderful people, but I believed it was time for me to move on. (I am still keeping my Instagram @pagemfitness, and also love having my like page on Facebook.)
Now is the time for me to dream much bigger and to look at life a whole different way. I have chosen to stay in the health and wellness field because I absolutely love helping and inspiring people. I was introduced to a new opportunity from a very close friend of mine and even though it took me awhile to do my research (as you all know I have an addiction with researching and reading reviews lol) that I eventually took the plunge and never looked back. I saw that the company had this amazing trip to Korea and so I went for it! I qualified and with the help of my 2 great friends (Lynda & Abby) we were able to go for FREE! I have learned so much this past week and have met some VERY inspiring people and I look forward to moving forward with this. Not only did I get to spend some time with the hubby in my birth place, Seoul South Korea, but I got to learn more about our company, the products, and meet new friends!
Some fun facts I learned while in Korea! (I will be updating these as more come to my mind!)
-The population is around 20 million, which is more than NYC, but in a much smaller space!
-There are 32 bridges in Seoul
-All cars were white, silver, and black. There are no pick up trucks or big suv’s and their parking lots are much smaller. The only colored cars were taxis or bigger work trucks. Only saw a couple Chevy’s and Ford’s
-Their cars were only a couple years old, never saw an older car or rusty one!
-They are very into baby wearing and it seemed like their children were very behaved!
-They don’t have public trash cans unless they were in front of a hotel or a business. They are taught to keep their trash with them and bring it home and throw it away. We even got yelled at for trying to throw some trash away in the market.
-They don’t accept tips, we were told it was degrading.
-They have a ton of lights and glam which seemed more than Las Vegas, but their tall buildings weren’t as tall as in New York!
-The city is surrounded by Mountains.
-The average price of gas is $7.30 a gallon, but we barely saw any gas stations.
-They have 7/11 convenient stores and Starbucks everywhere!
-They had umbrella bag stations around the city.
-We barely saw any door handles, a lot of doors had a touch screen pad next to it to open and close.
-They are currently in their Fall season as well, but it seemed to be 5-10 degrees warmer than here in MN.
-South Korea will host the 2018 Winter Olympics and they hosted the 1988 Summer Olympics.
-Seoul is very technologically advanced and has the world’s fastest internet connections in the world, along with providing free wifi in outdoor spaces.
-They have 115 museums.
-Seoul has one of the busiest subway systems in the world. 8 million passengers a day take the subway.
-Students spend six years in elementary school, three years in middle school, and three years in high school. Secondary schools generally require that the students wear uniforms. There is an exit exam for graduating from high school and many students proceeding to the university level are required to take the College Scholastic Ability Test that is held every November. Although there is a test for non-high school graduates, called school qualification exam, most of Koreans take the test.
-Seoul is home to various specialized schools, including three science high schools, and six foreign language high schools.
-Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education comprises 235 College-Preparatory High Schools, 80 Vocational Schools, 377 Middle Schools, and 33 Special Education Schools as of 2009.
-You are considered 1 years old when you are born.
-When you get married you keep your maiden name, but when you have kids they take the husbands last name.
-If you get a divorce the kids will go to the father.
-They don’t have soy sauce as a condiment like we do. Ryan and I were looking around for it, thinking we are in Asia, where is the fricken soy sauce? Lol, but they just cook with it. They did have sesame seed oil that you could add, but it wasn’t the same.
I’m sure I’m forgetting a lot, but I found this city very interesting and because I was born there I’ve found it even more interesting! We would love to go back, sooner than later if it wasn’t a long 14-18 hour flight (depending on where you flew out of)
Fun fact: I did the 23andme genetic testing (similar to Ancestry.com) and found out that I’m almost 40% Japanese!
I hope you enjoyed reading this!