Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Country Heat Is Here



Ahhh I am so stinking excited!  Not only am I am in the Country Music center HUB NASHVILLE right now but Country Heat which is Team Beachbody's newest fitness program is here for you to purchase through me as your coach only.  If you don't know what Country Heat is, its a dance inspired cardio workout where you can burn calories, tone, tighten and dance your way to your health and fitness goals.  Autumn Calabrese created this workout as another option for those that don't love to workout, that love listening to fun music and want to get and stay healthy!  


I love that this program is paired with the portion controlled container system so you are truly getting the very best results possible.

I am really really ready for excited for this program because it's easy to get stuck in a rut with cardio and my workouts and I feel like this is going to spice it up!  Also, I really really love Country Music and I can get into the moves if the music is good!  I also must say that I have no dance skills but you really don't need skill on this one.  You can really put a few steps together and rock it!

So how can you score this program?!  Well you can only get it from a coach like me!  The first step is to create a free Team Beachbody Account so that I am your coach.  Use this link to set that up:  Create A Free Account Here




Next, the challenge pack for Country Heat is the best bang for your buck.  It comes with the entire Country Heat Fitness program, the nutrition guide, program manual, food storage containers, 30 days of Shakeology, access to stream your workouts with Beachbody On Demand and its on sale with discounted price and shipping right now!   This also gives you access into my exclusive Country Heat private accountability and support group where I will be giving you sample meal plans, recipes, daily tips and motivation to get you started with the program, keep you motivated and help you to see the results that you are looking for.  


the secret to success is in the nutrition

This is the total package!!  Trust me, you want the support from others just like you.  I know when I started with my journey it was so beneficial for me to have other women that I could ask questions, could tell me to go workout when I didn't feel like it and they would help me stay on track with my nutrition.  

So how do you get the Challenge Pack: Here is your direct link.  Just make sure that I am  your coach before you make your purchase.  Country Heat Challenge Pack Link

If you would like to start with the Kick Start Challenge Pack that comes with a 3 day refresh to really kick start your weight loss, get you on the right track with your nutrition so you are ready for the start of Country Heat you can get this option too!
Country Heat Kick Start Challenge Pack

This is also a great time to sign up as a coach!  If you  have ever considered coaching before or you love the Beachbody Fitness Programs and Shakeology and you want to save 25% off of everything you purchase and you want to share it with others then this is a great time to sign up.
Here is the link to sign up a a coach with the Country Heat Challenge Pack: Sign Up Here
***Note when you sign up as a coach make sure that at the bottom of the first page it says that I am your Coach,  Melanie Mitro Coach ID 791762.  If you already have a coach please contact your coach to sign up with them and to get into their challenge groups for support and accountability.



Lastly, I am kicking off my Country Heat Dance Party Test Group on August 1st.  So you can join me for 45 days of meal planning, prep, accountability and lots of fun!!!  When you make your purchase do this:

1.  EMAIL ME AT MJMITRO@GMAIL.COM with your order confirmation # and let me know that you would like to be in the Country Heat Test group.  

2.  Make sure we are connected on Facebook by messaging me on Facebook.

3.  Lets get this party started!!  I'm so excited!!!  




Thursday, July 21, 2016

Being Top Coach Is More Than Just A Dress


Today was a BIG day!  I have been prepping and getting ready for my 4th Coach Summit as a Team Beachbody Coach.  My first year as a coach I was a 1 Star Diamond Coach, my second year attending summit I was a Super Star Diamond Coach and #2 in the Network.  My 3rd year attending summit I was THE TOP COACH of all of Team Beachbody, a Double 15 Star Diamond Coach and CAB member and this year I have the honor of being the FIRST FEMALE 2X TOP COACH, Triple 15 Star Diamond, CAB member and leader of the DREAM TEAM!!!  
Summit Recognition Awards, Medals and Ribbons

I am absolutely in awe of how much my families life has changed in the past 5 years.  I mean honestly, it was all because I needed to lose weight after having Bryce and Landon and I couldn't get it off.  I found Insanity, Clean Eating, Shakeology and the support from my coach in the Challenge Group.  I saw the vision for Team Beachbody and I felt like I could do it too!  I joined as a coach in July of 2011 and from that moment forward I was on a mission to help other women who were just like me, struggling to find their pre baby body and inspire and empower them to make a lifestyle change and not a crash diet.  My passion led me to starting this blog focused on my journey, on clean eating and everything that has worked for me and my family. As my customer base grew I began to expand and talk about coaching, training, and my passion for creating this business!  I am a teacher at heart and I love creating a systematic approach so that EVERYONE has the chance for success!  I have embraced my weaknesses, put my head down and went fearlessly in the pursuit of my dreams.

I have always been a BIG DREAMER but I match that with hard work, focus and consistency!  Don't ever tell me that I can't do something because that is like saying, "GAME ON" to me!!!  I love a good challenge and I am really not afraid of failure!  My parents told me that I could do anything that I wanted to do in life but it would be HARD WORK and it wouldn't be handed to me!  

So this brings me to the reason of this blog post!  THIS DRESS... this is my TOP Coach DRESS and I don't want to spoil the surprise so I blurred it out but.... it means so much!

This dress is a symbol of:


  1. Hard Work- Many Late Nights and Early Mornings
  2. It is belief in the process and knowing that there is no end date to my business.  That I will succeed no matter what.
  3. My team, this dress isn't about me!  It's about the DREAM TEAM, their hard work, their consistency, their determination. There is no "I" in team and if I could have them recognized instead of me, I would in a heartbeat because this is about what WE do together!!!!  
  4. Sacrifice, this dress was not easy.  This business came with sacrifice!  Sacrifice in sleep, free time, relaxation but I was willing to live my life the way that MOST people are not for a few years to have what most people wish they could have in a lifetime.  I sacrificed a little sleep so that we could pay for our kids college education, pay off ALL my student loans, pay off our mortgage, retire my husband from his full time corporate career, buy our dream home and pay it forward to others in need.  I would say that sacrifice was worth it.  
  5. This dress is love poured into my team, genuine kindness and compassion and the willingness to do whatever it takes to help them reach success on their own terms.
This is a GOD thing in my life!  I believe that he brought me to my coach Nikki for a very specific reason and I have a gift to offer others!  I am so thankful he gave me the strength and the courage to pursue my dreams and my GOAL in life is to EMPOWER others to do the same!


You know what I have learned?!
Don't ever let someone tell you that your dreams are not worth it.  That you cannot be successful at something!  If you want something you have never had, you are going to have to do something you have never done before!  

BELIEVE in yourself because you are worthy of success regardless of your past experiences!

Lastly--- you have to push FEAR aside and you have to be willing to just GO FOR IT and build your wings on the way down.  I didn't have all the answers and quite frankly I had none of the answers or even knowledge as a new coach.  But I was willing to FAIL forward, to keep trying, to build myself back up every day and keep moving forward.  The compound effect in my life has created a flywheel of like minded passionate people like myself!

You know what... I'm just NORMAL which means if you are reading this, you can do it too!

If you have ever considered becoming a coach, now is the time!

My next new coach university kicks off on August 8th!

Complete the application below to be personally mentored and supported by myself!

I am accepting 10 NEW COACHES ON my TEAM!!!  You could absolutely be 1 of them!!!  







Sunday, July 17, 2016

What Is Country Heat By Autumn Calabrese



Do you like Country Music?
Do you like dance cardio?
Do you want to spice up your cardio?
Do you DISLIKE working out?
Do you need your workouts to be fun in order to do them?

No matter what your reason, if you are looking for something to spice up your fitness regime or you want to get started this could be the program for you!

Beachbody is releasing a BRAND NEW fitness program on July 28th 2016 to the network!  COUNTRY HEAT is going to knock your socks off!  At first I was a little skeptical of a country music workout because I have two left feet, I'm not very coordinated and I just want to get in, get my workout done and get out.  I really wasn't excited about this new program!  BUT..... that all changed when I got the chance to do the workout live with AUTUMN CALABRESE on the Success Club Cruise in March!!! This program had me literally DRIPPING sweat and I didn't feel lost or confused by the moves.  Anyone can do it!  It is not hard at all.  Plus my legs were on fire, my core was burning and I could tell it is way more than cardio.  It's great for your entire body!  



I am really excited for the launch of this program and I'm going to be walking a select group of people from beginning to end through the program!  I'm going to be making sample meal plans, giving you recipes, tips and guidance on how to rock this program!  The people in the test group are getting incredible results and one even lost over 60 pounds in 90 days!!! That is so cool.












So lets talk about WHAT this program actually is?

First of all it features all of the hottest country music!  There is NO CHOREOGRAPHY to remember, just follow along for the 27-30 minute workout!  This workout program is high energy, low impact dance workout that is super fun and easy to follow.  Autumn Calabrese created this program and has also created the 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix Extreme, Co Creator of Hammer and Chisel, author of the Fixate cookbook, mom and bikini competitor.  She has her certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the American Fitness Professionals and Associates. She is extremely talented and gifted at getting you results.

There are 5 high energy, cardio based dance workouts, 1 dance conditioning workout, and the portion controlled eating plan! 


WHAT MAKES COUNTRY HEAT EFFECTIVE?

First of all it is a workout you will actually stick to!  Autumn makes it fun and easy.
You get 5 high energy dance workouts and 1 dance conditioning workout to give you all the calorie burning benefits of a great cardio workout while using every muscle in your body to fire up your metabolism.

There are no complicated moves, NO WEIGHTS OR EQUIPMENT required.

Autumn uses her portion control container system and meal plan to help you lose weight by eating what you want in the right amounts each day.  

WHO CAN DO COUNTRY HEAT?

ANYONE from beginners to 21 Day Fix Graduates to those advanced in their fitness that want something different and fun!  It is great for all ages and sizes!  People who like Zumba, people who want to lose weight and are looking for results in 30 days!  People who generally don't like to exercise or who want a lifestyle change, but aren't sure where to begin!  {DOES THIS SOUND LIKE YOU??}  

This workout is great for people who have tried and failed at complicated diets and exercise programs.  The reason is that its easy to follow the portion controlled container system and you have ME as your coach to guide you every single step of the way!  I will teach you how to meal plan, prep, and stick with the workouts from beginning to end.  Plus the workouts are fun and you don't even know you are working out!!!  

If you want to lose weight then yes that is accomplished in the program!  I encourage everyone to do at least 2-3 rounds of the program. The reason is that in the first 30 days you are just learning the ropes.  You are getting a good handle on your nutrition and understanding the portion controlled containers.  As you dial in your nutrition you can increase your results!!

This program is great for those that like to dance but are intimidated by choreography.  THAT IS ME!!!  I have two left feed and I want to get in, sweat and get out!  So I'm pumped for this!


WHAT DO YOU GET WITH THE PROGRAM?

When you purchase your Country Heat you will get:

- 6 workouts on 3 DVDs in 30 minutes or less.

-7 Color coded portion controlled containers to efficiently help you portion out your food

-Country Heat Nutrition Plan which is an easy to follow guide that has recipes, tips, and more to help you get results.

-30 Days of Shakeology in any flavor 

-Quickstart Guide- This is a simple 3 step guide that preps you for your fitness journey by giving you the low down on the nutrition plan and workouts.

-30 Day Calendar so that you know exactly what workouts to do in what order to maximize your results.

-Plus when you get the challenge pack you get access to Country Heat On Demand which means unlimited access to stream Country Heat and all the other workouts to any desktop, laptop, tablet, TV or mobile device.  So you can start your workouts the minute you make your purchase.




SO DOES THIS SOUND LIKE A PROGRAM YOU WANT TO DO??


Did you know you can get it right here from me?  

Plus I am going to be launching my first official COUNTRY HEAT TEST GROUP on Monday August 1st and workouts start on the 8th of August!  You can get personal, 24/7 mentoring, guidance and support from me in a closed online accountability and support group!  I am going to basically walk you through the entire program from beginning to end.  I will teach you how to navigate the nutrition plan, how to choose healthier snacks, swap out your bad habits for better choices and how to truly make a lifestyle change vs. a crash diet.  

I will be there to help you stay accountable, to track your food, to keep you motivated when you are not feeling it!  My job is to be your support system and sounding board!  I don't want this to be another program you invest in and don't complete!  This time it will be different!! TRUST ME!!


All you need to do is get your name on the list to be the FIRST to know about the program launch!

If you DO NOT HAVE A COACH the first step is to make me your FREE COACH.  Click here to sign up for free.  If you already have a coach that you work with please reach out to your coach for details on their launch groups!


If you do not have a coach and would like to be in the official test group then complete the application below to be considered for a spot in the group.  I will be hand selecting a group of people who are committed, dedicated and ready to make some changes in their health and fitness!  So don't delay, spots will absolutely fill up fast.







Are You Part Of The Facebook EVENT?  Stay up to date on launch details and information by joining here!


Country Heat Sneak Peek Post Workout Sweaty Messes!  AWESOME SAUCE!!!!


Friday, July 1, 2016

How To Stay On Track Over A Holiday Weekend

Good Morning and Happy Friday!!  It's the 4th of July weekend and of course that just throws a wrench into any healthy eating plan.  Even the most discipled and dedicated people can get a little unfocused when there is an abundance of temptations in front of you!  


So the one rule of thumb is this, you don't have to be super strict {unless you want to be} but you do have to set some parameters!  Follow the 80-20 rule which means that 80% of your week you are on track and 20% you enjoy within healthy limits.  


We are having company at our house, we will be grilling out, swimming and just kicking back and relaxing with the family!  


I definitely don't want you to un do all your hard work on the weekends!  So here are my tips and some great recipes to help you survive the 4th!  


1.  Schedule your cheat meal for the week:  Decide what you want to splurge on!  Is Grandma's potato salad the most divine thing you have ever tasted?  Would the 4th not be complete with that triple chocolate cake?  Or would that beer be torture not to have?  Here is the ticket, you pick 1 thing and you have it!  You also stay within the correct portion size.  You don't go overboard, but you have what you want in moderation!  Lastly, you do not take a rest day on your cheat meal day!  You bust out that workout and you give it 100%.  Just because it's a holiday doesn't mean you slack.  Results happen because you are consistent day in and day out!  Also, you get 1 cheat meal, not a cheat meal each day.  It's once a week, so if you are going to have your treat today, you are not going to have another treat the next day when you go to the next get together or dinner out!  Trust me, it all adds up quickly so staying accountable is important!  If you need to have someone that keeps you in check, tell someone your plan and have them remind you what your working towards.


2.  Don't let yourself get to the point of ravenous:  If you are planning a picnic try not to skip meals.  Eat every 2 1/2 to 3 hours a day to keep your metabolism in check but also because when I get to the point of beyond hungry all logical decision making goes out the door and I make bad choices!  So no matter what pack some snacks in a cooler, take your shake, drink your water and stay focused!!!! 


3.  Take a healthy appetizer if you go to a picnic.  This way you know you have something that you can eat that is guilt free!  Here are a few of my festive favorites that you would not think of as a clean option.




4.  Don't Skip Your Workout.  Make sure you still squeeze in your workout!  If you are traveling you can take your workouts with you with Beachbody On Demand.  You can download the On Demand App to your phone or ipad and stream the workouts.  Plus with On Demand you can store up to 7 workouts so that you don't even need wifi connection!  #noexcuses
If you want to do something different then get yourself out for a run or switch it up by going to the gym in the hotel while traveling.  But if you are going to be enjoying summer treats, don't schedule a rest day on a cheat day!

5.  What are the best drinks to have?  Stay away from sugar loaded fruity cocktails like Margaritas, Daiquiris, Pina Coladas, Beer and wine. They are just full of sugar and carbs. The best drinks to go for are really vodka and soda water with a splash of lemon or lime.  We also make our own margaritas that are clean.
One thing we recently have been doing is blending up fresh watermelon and then using the juice as the base, add in some tequilla, a splash of margarita mix, seltzer water and serve.  So refreshing and 1/2 the sugar!

6.  Stay Hydrated.  So when the sun is hot and you are outside it's easy to get dehydrated.  So make sure you are constantly sipping your water and staying hydrated so you don't confuse your thirst for hunger and begin to overeat!  Aim to drink 1/2 your body weight in OUNCES of water each day!  The more coffee you drink the more dehydrated you get, so sip that water!

What are some of my favorite summer time recipes that you can make?!

Here you go!


Fun and Festive Fruit Tray

Grab some skewers at the grocery store, cut up strawberries and bananas and put on the skewers with blueberries for an awesome beautiful side!



Appetizers



Desserts


Meals





Clean Eating Shakeology Recipe

Your best drink options are:

Soda water/vodka (boring but add a squeeze of lemon, lime or oranges to the mix and give it some flavor) 



I hope you have a healthy, festive and safe 4th of July!  


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Women's T25 Total Body Transformation

STOP AND BE INSPIRED BY THIS MOMMY TRANSFORMATION!!!!

I am so excited to share a transformation story of a coach and friend on my team!  Meet Erin Traill a 29 year old mom from Western PA who has done T25, The 21 Day Fix, Shakeology and the 3 Day Refresh to name a few!!  

She has lost 75 pounds in 14 months and is a totally different person from the inside out!  

She used her daughters as her driving force to never give up! She wants to teach them to have confidence and love themselves no matter what!  

Now she is up for Team Beachbody's Ultimate Health Transformation as one of the 4 female finalists!  You can vote every day from now until June 27th!  

So please sign in daily to vote here: Click Here To Vote For Erin

She is an absolutely amazing women and a true testament to the fact that we get to change people's lives every single day and this is why I love what I do as a coach!!!  Knowing that it was because I said yes to changing my own life with Insanity and Shakeology trickled down to my cousin seeing my transformation and then having her own transformation with Turbofire and Shakeology led to Erin being introduced to Beachbody too!  It's the ripple effect of the decisions we make that truly CHANGE others' lives for the GREATER good!  I'm so excited for you ERIN!  I will be voting every single day!  Will you vote too?  



Erin's Story:

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?*Before I started with Beachbody, my life looked like a fairy tale from the outside looking in. But on the inside, I was a mess - I was dealing with post partum depression on top of the anxiety I had. I hated my body, and I never thought I was worth the time or money. My lack of confidence flowed into every area of my life - I never wanted to go anywhere and I would make excuses as to why I could not go, I never bought myself anything new because I felt like it would never look good on me anyways, I was uncomfortable even in front of my own husband which caused issues in our marriage. I felt like I was trapped in a fat suit, my reflection wasn't who I was on the inside.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?*My inspiration, the heart beat behind my transformation is my daughters. I wondered how I could teach them to have confidence and love themselves, if I didn't love my self. I wanted to raise these confident, happy, fierce girls and I knew that action would speak louder than words and I had to show them how to be all those things! My biggest fear is that they would grow up and be like me (well the old me) - depressed, anxious, no confidence, unhealthy. Secondly, it was important for me to work on my marriage. I knew a lot of the underlying issues where my issues. I didn't think I was worthy of being loved, I was closed off, and it was a huge block in my life.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?*I had a lot of excuses. My husband and I work opposite shifts, my girls are young and require a lot of attention, I felt like I had to much to lose and that it was helpless. Beachbody helped to set small goals so I didn't think about the big picture, but had small victories along the way. Beachbody also helped by providing workouts that were short - prior to Beachbody, I thought I had to spend hours in the gym and I never imagined I would get results like this in 30 minutes a day or less! Shakeology helped fight my carb and sweet cravings so I could skip the night time cereal or ice cream because I knew in the morning I was going to get my sweet fix with the shakes. The shakes fueled my body and I could feel a distinct difference between my cravings, energy level, and mood.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?*I chose T25 primarily because of the 25 min workouts. My husband works long hours and his schedule is busy. I needed something I knew I could fit into my daily life. I knew if I chose a program that took too much time then I would never stick to it. After completing T25, I started The 21 Day Fix, mainly because I knew I needed to work on the nutrition aspect of my transformation. I thought that after T25, the 21 Day Fix workouts would be easy - man was I wrong!!! The workouts were intense, the nutrition was amazing and I think I will continue using the meal plan with every program I do because it is simple and works!
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?*Prior to Beachbody, I would lose weight, then it would stall then I would get frustrated and stop and gain it all back. So when I lost 30 lbs in 60 days and then kept losing it - I was floored! To date, I have lost 75 pounds - that is more weight than the weight of both my kids! I think what I am most proud of is my confidence level, I am wearing a bikini! I am looking people in the eyes again, I can hold my head high and I am the example I wanted to be for my girls. I am proud that I can run with my girls, lift them up, throw them in the air, take them places, and just show them how wonderful life is. When I see my transformation photos, I can not even believe it myself! I am the healthy fit mom that I always wanted to me - my reflection is finally how I feel inside and how I wanted to feel for so long. I don't feel trapped, I feel alive and I am finally who my family deserves me to be!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?*Beachbody has changed my entire life, easily one of the best decisions of my life. I have the energy to be the mom I wanted to be. I have the strength and confidence to teach my girls how to be strong, powerful women. My marriage has improved because of my increased confidence and improved mood. I am proud of my successes with my body and I am not hesitant to go out anymore. I realized that investing a little bit of time into myself, I am a better wife, mom and person. I am so proud that I have used my platform to change the lives so many! I am chasing my daughter on her bike while pushing a stroller up a hill, I am no longer making excuses to hang out at the pool, and my daughter's lives have changed as well. My 5 year old exercises with me, she asks me about healthy choices, they aren't drinking juice, we traded chicken nuggets for grilled chicken and white pasta for whole wheat!
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?The Challenge Group helped me tremendously. When I didn't know what to eat, when I didn't feel like pushing play I knew I had peer support and the support of my coach to get me through when I wasn't strong. The group was fun and supportive. I love the recipes my coach would post, the fun assignments (most sweaty selfies and meal photos) and the inspiring quotes.
How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program (such as Shakeology® or Beachbody Ultimate Reset®) support your transformation? What are the greatest benefits you gained? Did you see benefits to your energy, sleep, mood/mental clarity, digestion/regularity?Shakeology was pivotal in my transformation. I experienced increased energy, I slept better, and I was less bloated and crampy. Shakeology tastes so amazing, it was a sweet treat for me every morning. It kept me full. I was able skip my night time snacking, which was huge for me. Prior to Shakeology, I had a bowl of cereal or ice cream every night. I never thought I would be able to give that up, but I did without a single issue. I noticed a change in my mood and was finally experiencing more regularity.




Thursday, June 2, 2016

Sneak Peek Into Coaching Event Live

Good Morning!!  Last week I did a sneak peek into coaching and I shared in a private closed group what being a Team Beachbody Coach was all about!  I get asked all the time what I do, how do I make money and is this a scam or pyramid scheme?  I totally understand the questions because what I do as an online health and fitness coach is definitely non traditional.  I was curious about all the success as well and my husband was the biggest skeptic of them all.


Coming from a family that believes in getting an education, going to college, getting my masters degree and a good job, there was really no other way to reach success.  The only way to truly achieve success was to be a Doctor or a Lawyer... or so I thought!  I really had never dreamed of starting my own business or being an Entrepreneur.  And if I can be completely honest I wanted to get married, have babies and be a stay at home mom! That was my ultimate dream job.  But God had different plans for me.   He gave me the gift of dedication, consistency, hard work and drive.  He gave me the ability to dream big and to never limit myself.  He gave me a post baby body that needed some serious TLC so that I could be introduced to Team Beachbody, Insanity, Shakeology and Clean Eating.  If it wasn't for this sequence of life events I would not be where I am today.  Everything that has happened in my life has given me blessings, challenges and growth personally and for our family.   It might not be for everyone but I would be doing a great disservice if I didn't share it with anyone who wanted to check it out.

So I've decided to try something totally new.  I'm going to walk you through the entire event of what coaching is all about right here! You can share this, bookmark it, come back later and continue and even join my team if you would like.  I have a series of 9 topics for you to walk through!  You can email or message me with any questions you have at all.  If this sounds like something you would like to do please complete the application at the bottom of the post so we can chat about the opportunity for you!!


Monday, May 23, 2016

Why Does Losing The Last 10 Lbs Have To Be So Hard???



Seriously.... why on earth do those last 10 pounds stick to you like glue?  Literally they are stuck in the worst places ever! For some of you it might be your thighs, your butt, your abs but for me its my love handles.  For the love of God I literally have to starve myself to get them to go away.  Well not really, I don't by any means starve myself and if you lived in my house you would know that for certain I am way much of an eater to give it up!  The bottom line is this, eating healthy is hard, sticking to a fitness program from beginning to end is HARD but what is the hardest is when you get to a weight where you are starting to feel comfortable and the last 10 lbs just stick to you like glue.  No matter what you do they just won't go away.  
Never Miss A Monday

So you have two choices!  You can either accept the last 10 pounds and deal with them.  Which in my opinion would be the easy way out.  Or you can choose to face them straight in the face and send them packing!  So that is what I am doing!  I may of failed a few times and I might of had a few slip ups like a few chocolate chip cookies and some pizza over the weekend.  But yesterday I sat down and rocked out my meal plan and some Max30 cardio because there is nothing like Shaun T kicking my butt to get me motivated.

So those last 10 pounds are partly my fault and the love handles are too!  I do really good for a few days and then I have a few drinks and some bad food choices and I'm back to where I started again.

So how do you discontinue that cycle??  You get focused on what you want.

#1  I sent on Pinterest last night and saved to my phone a few motivational pictures that keep me inspired.  I made one of them my screensaver on my phone.

#2 You create a meal plan, you actually take the time to print out the meal plan, tape it to the fridge and go to the grocery store and get the foods so that you actually can eat according to the plan vs just half assing it!  You don't get results unless you take action.  You can plan all you want but you gotta do it for it to work!  That applies in all areas of life huh!!

#3 You are optimistic.   Lets face it, there are going to be hurdles like the pizza and cookies again.  There won't EVER be a perfect time to get in shape, to start eating healthy.  The only time is right now!  If you choose to start now and you choose to embrace the challenges with a smile on your face then you will have success.  So no matter what just know that this is a part of the process.  Smile and know that change will happen if you stick with it long enough.  There are no quick fixes in life.

#4  Do the work.  It's time!  You set the alarm for 5:00 am and it goes off.  You have a choice!  You can turn off the alarm and go back to sleep, you can hit snooze or you can tell yourself that you are up and that this is worth it! What might seem like a struggle now will surely pay off!  You peel yourself out of bed, put on those workout shoes and no matter what you do NOT make excuses.
-The kids didn't sleep
-I have a stuffy nose.
-I have to work a long day today.
-I went to bed too late last night.
-I can't find my shoes.

Seriously I have heard it all!  But those that want results will find a ways because they have the WILL to change. So do you have the will and want to change?  

#5 You may of lost 20 lbs and you have 10 more to go and the effort has just been so great that you don't think you have anything left to give!  Oh yes you do!! Don't stop half way through!  You wouldn't tell your kids to quit before they reach the goal, so don't you give that excuse to yourself either!!!  DEAL!  

So here I am giving myself my own dose of reality because even the coach every once in awhile needs a good kick in the pants.

I know that I can do this, I can stick to the plan and I can be successful!  So here is to the holiday week, being dedicated to my nutrition and rocking out the last 10 lbs and oh the most important part.... saying good bye to the love handles.  

80% is nutrition and that is always everyone's struggle.  So will you hold me accountable?  I will do the same for you?!?!
bottom up- drink your water
Water Bottle by Blogilates

The other thing that I always preach to my customers but I have slacked on is WATER.  I mean I am usually the one that always downs my water.  But lately I have found myself forgetting to hydrate and just totally slipping my mind. Well not anymore.  I filled up my water bottle today and it's game on!
You should always aim to drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water each day.  

-It boosts your metabolism.
-It helps you stay fuller longer.
-It's a natural detox.
-It improves mental clarity
-Keeps your skin looking great and more.


I am following the 21 Day Fix Extreme Countdown To Competition Plan and I am in Bracket 1.  
Plain jane over here with protein, veggies some good fats! :)  Here is my sample meal plan, feel free to pick and choose from this but this is basically what I am eating this week!  



How To Lose The Last 10 Pounds



So lets do this!  Let's stay accountable and lets kick some 10 pounds booty this week!  

If you would like support and accountability in your own health & fitness journey join me in my next accountability group!