Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Thing You Fear The Most Can Set You Free: Insanity Max30 Before and Progress Update

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Tough Mom

I have been putting off writing this blog post for 24 hours now!  Why??  I know  exactly why because it makes me uncomfortable, vulnerable and open to criticism!  I am actually very self conscious about my body and even though it might not seem like it on the outside I really struggle with my post baby body!  I don't know why vanity is so important to me and always has been.  My friends make fun of me because my hair is usually done and I always have makeup on.  I won't even go to the grocery store without it!  If I show up without makeup you know it's been a bad day!!!!  WHY???  Not because I am vain, it's just something I have always done! I just feel good about myself when I am showered and my make up is on!  I just like that feeling.  Plus, I'm always ready to go at a moments notice if something fun comes up!!!!  

But back to my reason for writing this.  Yesterday was day 23 of the Insanity Max30 coach test group and I decided that I would take a picture of myself and compare it to day 1.  Now, I took my day 1 pictures and I did so with a sports bra and shorts but of course I am never ever going to reveal those pictures!  WHY?  Well here is the honest to goodness truth.  I HATE and hate is a very strong word, HATE my stomach!!!!  I have a very short torso and when I got pregnant it had no where to go but straight out.  I was literally ALL BELLY!  I also had very big babies which meant a VERY LARGE belly!  People would tease me that I was having twins and when I was 5 months pregnant they thought I was 9.  While it was all good and dandy while I was pregnant I was actually left with quite a mess afterwards.  I had horrible excess skin and stretch marks and a belly button that looked like a monster!  I am so self conscious about it that I always tuck in my shirt, wear long shirts and won't let anyone see my stomach. I would look at my pre pregnancy pictures in a bikini and cry because it was never going back!  I tried everything!!!!  I started Insanity, I did P90X, I turned my eating around, I lost over 30 lbs and for 2 years I worked at my body to get my stomach to magically go back to the way it was!
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P90X women's Transformation, Insanity Transformation, Melanie Mitro

Honestly, it wasn't a matter of food and nutrition anymore.  I was on the low end for body fat.  I was lean and I had muscle under there it just wasn't going to show because not only the lose skin but also the fact that I had a severe hernia and diastasis rectus which left me with a complete fist opening between my abs.  The hernia made me look like I was 3-4 months pregnant at all times. I literally would not wear tight fitting tops because I was afraid someone would see my stomach protruding out!  As crazy as it sounds in the grand scheme of life and the 2 beautiful baby boys that I have I was MAD at myself for complaining!  But at the same time I was willing to do whatever it took to make it go away!  I long to have a bikini body back where I can be confident again!  

I did end up having surgery to fix my hernia but the stretch marks are never going to go away.  It's just something I have to own up to and deal with.  I get it!  But it still stinks! While of course it's my badge of honor and I wear them proudly I still wish I wasn't so self conscious about it.  

My stomach has literally not seen the light of day for over 5 years. As you are going to see from my pictures below and the purse PASTINESS of my stomach!  No one I mean no one but my doctor and husband has really seen it!  I also hate my belly button bc it just looks gross and all stretched out. 

But the reason I am telling you this is totally not for pity but to show you this!
Even after 2 babies, a surgery and lots of diet and exercise you can actually reach your health and fitness goals and have some abs!!!!! 

23 days into Insanity Max 30 and I can already see a transformation happening!  I am leaning out in my stomach which has always been my trouble area!  If I was to gain weight this for sure would be the first place to gain it!  I am skinny in the arms and legs and my stomach is my pain point!  No matter how heavy I lift it doesn't change!  But something is different with Max30.  It's the right combination of carbs, proteins, cardio and strength training and my body is responding AMAZINGLY!!!!!  I truly am working hard at this!  Every single day I go into my workout with that dig deeper 100% effort mentality and my goal is to truly be a success story and inspiration to others.  

I decided to take my day 23 pictures and then place them side by side to see the comparison!  I was totally and completely shocked by what I saw!  I couldn't believe how much my body was changing.  Holy BUCKETS I think I might have some abs in there.  I never in a million years thought I would share these pictures with anyone at all.  Quite honestly it scares me to do so!  But flaws and all I want you to know this, you can change your health and your fitness by every single day making the right choices!  Eat healthy, do regular exercise and never ever give up!  It won't happen over night and it won't happen in 3 months!  Transformations take time, effort, commitment and dedication but the feeling of settling on confidence is the BEST feeling in the world!  While I'm still afraid to show my stomach I am definitely empowered by your outpouring of positive comments and thoughts!  It's so nice to know that I am not alone and that other women struggle with the exact same things!  You are not defeated unless you let yourself be!  So today I want you to know that you are not in this alone and that you can absolutely change your body!  I'm here cheering you on every single step of the way!!!! You got this!!!!!  

Insanity Max30 Results, Transformation Story, Women's Results
Insanity Max30 Day 1 to Day 23

*****VULNERABLE POST******** This scares the living daylights out of me to post. Why? Because my stomach is the part of my body that makes me so self conscious. WHY? Well, after 2 kids, horrible stretch marks a disfigured belly button, diastasis rectus and surgery to fix a hernia it just looks yucky to me! You can totally see that I have hidden my stomach for a very long time {almost 6 years to be exact} bc its pasty white!!!

But the message is this! No matter what its not about perfection, its about being healthy, it's about having a good body image, it's about no matter what not giving up and keep trying. Will I ever have that stomach I had before kids? Nope..... but this is better! I have 2 healthy babies, I have energy that I never had even before kids and while my stomach is weird looking I think it's not to shabby!

23 days of Insanity Max 30 has given me definition, core strength, arm strength, cardio endurance, inner STRENGTH and motivation and it is pushing me to do more and to be a little better example to others!

So as scared as I am to post these pictures bc I'm sure it will get judged, I hope to empower others to know that beauty is only skin deep. It's what is under neath that is truly the transformation!

-----> This is only 23 days! Can u imagine what day 60 will be!!! Motivation to keep going.....Beachbody you keep nailing it with these workouts!
Our family now!  Worth all the pain and struggle!

Insanity Max30 coming December 2nd!!!! Will you do it with me!?!?!

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Monday, November 24, 2014

What Is Insanity Max30 and Can I Get It First?

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So you have been watching me in the Insanity Max30 coach test group for the past 3 weeks and it's almost time for you to be able to score a copy for yourself too!  Insanity Max30 is about to launch next week!!!!!  December 2nd is the official launch date for Max30!!!!  I'm so excited for you all to experience the newest Shaun T fitness program!  So let me give you the entire lowdown on the program and what you can expect!

Shaun T is the creator of Hip Hop Abs, Rockin Body, Insanity, Insanity the Asylum, T25 and now Insanity Max30.  He has been creating amazing fitness programs that truly work and get you the results you are looking for!  I started my journey with Insanity 3 1/2 years ago and I have been a Shaun T fan every since.  

Insanity Max 30 is full of 150 new moves to help you dig a little deeper and get your body in the very best shape of your life.  This workout combines cardio and strength moves without using any equipment at all. Your body is your equipment for this workout!  Trust me that is all you need!  The program is 60 days long and is broken down into month 1 and month 2.  The workouts are all 30 minutes each with a 10 minute ab workout.  The idea of this program is not to make it through the entire 30 minutes, but to "MAX OUT" and go as hard as you can until you have to take a break!  You want to max out, it's not a bad thing.  You actually track your daily progress by your Max Out times and aim to increase that time with each workout.
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Who is Insanity Max30 for?  It is for anyone that is a fitness beginner who wants to jump start their journey with an insane workout (it does have a modifier) a T25 graduate ready for a harder challenge, or an Insanity grad looking to take it to the next level!  

It's not about your physical fitness.  It's about your mental game!  Anyone can do insanity max 30, you just have to want to to do it!  You have to have that internal motivation and drive to every single day show up no matter how pretty it is. Trust me, it's not pretty but its worth it and the results are mind blowing!  Being in this test group for 3 weeks I am seeing amazing results personally but also the other coaches are really rocking it too!

So you can the person wanting to lose 5lbs, 10lbs, 50 or 100 lbs.  This workout is for you if you are mentally strong and ready to rock it.
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What are the workouts like:
The workouts in month 1 are a combination of cardio and tabata style strength workouts!  You no longer have a fit test like Insanity but every single workout is your fit test because your goal  is to beat your time from the day before!  

What is a tabata workout?  
It is 20 seconds on and 10 seconds off with the workout structure.

Month 2 is all about taking it to the max and challenging yourself to the max! The intervals are longer and the rest time stays the same so it's challenging your endurance and strength.

For month 2 the intervals are 45 seconds on and 15 seconds off.

What about reaching a plateau?  
If you reach a plateau it's not a bad thing.  It's actually something to celebrate because it means that you worked hard to get to that plateau and now its time to work harder, go further, use my core, eat better so that I can break the plateau and get to the next one! Insanity Max30 is going to be your plateau breaker!!!!  TOTALLY!

Whats different about this program?
You might feel like you are maxing out in one move but then you switch and it gives you a little break so you can max out in another way!  The intervals are also a little different, 3 moves, 30 seconds each 3 rounds.  you do a little more a little longer and a little harder.
The focus is really on that recovery time.  Your recovery time is to enhance other parts of the workout.  Your focus is to really be self motivated beyond this 60 days!  I really feel like this workout is really a mindset.  It's truly about being able to mentally tell yourself that you can do that.  You can push your body way further if your mind is in the game!  I've totally learned that thru the first 3 weeks.  It's challenged my inner strength to dig deeper and crush it.

Is there a modifier?
Yes- there is a modifier track option so that you can see the modifier all the time during the workout which makes it easier to follow.
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Max Out with the Mitro Family

What is Maxing out?  To Max Out means to stop or fail for the first time in the workout.  It's really truly not about getting through all 30 minutes.  It's about going as hard as you can for as long as you can, until you MAX OUT.  Write down the time take a break, and then you want to jump back into the workout.  If you stay committed and push to your max you will add more time each week with the workouts!  


What comes with the kit and how much does it cost??

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Month 1:  

Cardio Challenge:  1st workout and you use it as your guide and your first fit test per se.  It's all cardio, its 4 1/2 minute interval 30 second rest.

Sweat Intervals:  Cardio type intervals that you ridiculously sweat with the same interval training.

Tabata Power:  Plyometrics, and comes down to where you are not jumping and is meant to generate power in your core. Great ab block in there!  

Friday Fight:  Killer!

5 day a week program!  

There is a Pulse workout for Saturday and it's optional. It's more of a pulse, balance, modifier type workout.  Focus on core, balance and form. 
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Month 2:
All the workouts are still 30 minutes.  Now you have Max out cardio & Max out Sweat with power moves to 5 1/2 minutes and then the break.  

Tabata Workout- Max out Strength and Max Out Power
45 seconds on 15 second rest and 6 rounds and at the end an extra something!

Friday Fight Round 2:  It's just killer round 2. 

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12 Workouts on 10 DVDS, MAX out Nutrition Guide, Restaurant Guide, Wall Calendar.
60 day program, 30 days of workouts in each block.

Coach Exclusive:  SWEAT FEST is the coach exclusive that you only get when you buy from a coach.  Old Insanity cast members and coaches!  It's just a little impromptu workout that is a rockin good time!

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"If you can't do 1 more, do 5 more!!!!"----  I can do this!  Mentally you can do this!!! WOHOO!!!  Lets do this!
What does Max out Mean???

Why Should you track your progress:  Because psychologically you want to see your progress!  You want to see each week how far you went and if you went 1 minute longer.  You can always have a challenge for yourself.
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Meal Plan:  Flexible eating and portion control.
Portion control is amazing.  It's the most important thing you can do to get even better results.  If you manage your portions you can eat again sooner!  
The Meal plan is crucial to your progress!  It's a great meal plan that is super easy to follow and effective and efficient!

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The Deluxe Kit comes with 3 extra workouts and the portion controlled containers.  

Do you want to hear all the details right from Shaun T's mouth?  Listen to this hour long webinar explaining all the ins and outs and even demonstrating a new move!!!!!  

So how can you get it?  
Well you can only get it through a Team Beachbody coach starting on the 2nd of December!  So if you do not have a coach make sure to make me yours!  Click my link to create a FREE profile and send me a message by clicking the "CONTACT MY COACH" button to get the scoop on max 30.  Or you can complete the application below to get more information on participating in the Insanity Max30 test group starting on the 8th of December!  

What is the Insanity Max30 Test Group?
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Insanity Max30 Exclusive Test Group

I am going to be running a very private and exclusive Max30 test group.  You can apply by completing the application below to be considered for a spot in the group.  

Each participant is required to purchase the Insanity Max30 program from me as their coach.  Each participant is required to replace 1 meal a day with Shakeology for the duration of the program.  The best option is to get the challenge pack because it has free shipping, discounted price, and includes everything you need to get started right!  

Why Shakeology? Because honestly you need the best brain and muscle fuel you can get during this workout.  You want to have this nutrient dense meal replacement every single day so that your muscles are getting vitamins and nutrients to recover from the intense workouts, you are getting portion control that is fueling you for your next workout and is keeping you healthy.  You are not adding this to your weekly grocery list, it is replacing something you previously ate!  For most people it replaces that drive thru, that daily stop out for lunch or the excessive snacks they used to eat because they didn't have time to make a proper meal.

Trust me your body will thank you by giving you killer results when you incorporate shakeology! 

What will you get from me?  You will get access to a closed online facebook group.  No one but the members of the group can see what is being posted.  I will help you prepare ahead of time for your start of the workout.  We will talk measurements, before photos, meal plan, nutrition guide, recipes and motivation!  We will even walk through when your workout time will be, how will you make time and any obstacles you forsee in the next 60 days.  It's all about  having balance, it's not about being perfect but empowering yourself to be the best that you can be!  Trust me, the conditions will never be perfect, but there is no better time than now to rock out a killer after photo to ring in the New Year!!!

Does this sound like something you would like to do??? Apply now before all of the spots are gone!

Then, complete the application below for more information and to be added to the list and be the FIRST to get the workout program!

If you don't have a Beachbody Coach, MAKE ME YOUR COACH HERE!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

How To Stay On Track During Thanksgiving Week

So its Sunday and it's my typical plan and prep day!  This week is definitely a little different because it's a holiday week!  For most of us the kids are home from school, you are traveling to visit family or you are hosting family and its way easier to throw up your hands and start next week vs making a plan to balance the good with the bad!  Well, that's why I'm here.  Let me show you some of my tips for balancing it all and truly enjoying your holiday without feeling like your missing out!

That's actually the first thing that you can change.  It's not a punishment to eat healthy.  It's not a punishment to exercise portion control, its living a balanced life.  I have found that through my experience with eating healthy that I actually feel awful when I over eat, and I am lethargic after a meal that I eat to many carbs and sugars.  I find that I am actually grouchy bc sugar now has an adverse affect on me.  The next day I am craving more sugar and it is this crazy vicious cycle.  Now that doesn't mean that I don't once in a while have a sweet treat it just means that I am very mindful of when I have sweets and I really pay attention to the portion size.  When I eat I think about my food as fuel not as comfort. Even during the holidays I'm still eating every 2 1/2 to 3 hours.  I'm always looking at my plate and asking if I have a lean protein and a veggie or fruit at each meal.  I eat carbs but they are only whole grain nutrient dense carbs. I honestly never even have whole grain bread because it's just not nutrient dense and really turns to sugar in your body. The best carbs are oatmeal, quinoa, sweet potatoes, brown rice and Ezekiel Bread or muffins {found in the freezer section of the grocery store}.

So when you eat ask yourself are you fueling your body for brain power or are you fueling for comfort?  It become a habit the more you ask yourself these questions.   I always look to see when I ate last.  Has it been at least 2 1/2 hours since my last meal.  If it hasn't then I drink a large glass of water and get busy!  I do everything in my power to make it to the next meal time!  

Around the holidays you are seriously surrounded by appetizers, dips, chips, veggies, desserts and drinks.  Your kitchen is full of finger foods for people to snack on!  It's so easy to stand and talk with your guests and mindlessly eat!!  But, take your conversation elsewhere, go to the living room or sit at the table and make the entire visit about spending quality time with your guests vs the food!  It's hard at first and its easy to start to tell yourself that you deserve to enjoy 1 day out of the year.  But its easy to let it get out of control.  So go in with a game plan.  If grandma's pumpkin cookies are a must have on your list then choose that and leave the less desirable foods treats on the plate.  
Healthy Thanksgiving Appetizers, clean Eating, Melanie MItro

WORKOUT.  There is no reason why you can't stick to your workout schedule.  If you are traveling and are staying at a hotel you can take your laptop and do your workout in your hotel room.  You can go to the gym and improvise with a different workout if you don't have a laptop.  You can find a place in your parents house to workout early in the morning that won't disturb anyone else or you can invite family to workout with you. Get a good cardio sweat session in on Thanksgiving so that you are burning more calories at rest! It helps with the extra indulgences during the day!!!  
Holiday Healthy Shakeology Recipe, Pumpkin Shakeology Recipe

If you want to workout, you will find a way!  You can even hit up the neighborhood for a brisk walk or jog!  Get some fresh air and go!  You can even create your own Turkey bowl and play some football in the backyard.

Stay Hydrated.  When you are traveling it's easy to not drink your water.  Make sure that water is still your main drink of choice and that you are focused on 1/2 your body weight in ounces each day. That is the key to keeping hydrated, full, and not over eating.

Having drinks?!?! WINE, BEER, COCKTAILS are all holiday favorites!  But what are the best options?  Well truthfully if you are on a mission then it should be none at all.  But if you want balance my suggestion is vodka and soda water with a splash of lemon or lime.  If you follow a 21 day fix meal plan then substitute 1 oz of vodka for a yellow!  A YELLOW YES!  So that means you get 1 less carb.  So make sure you account for that during the day.  I always know when I want a drink and I save up a carb for that and keep it to 1 drink!!!!

Wine is again 1 yellow so choose accordingly.

I posted my meal plan below because I really want you to see that I don't change much thru my week.  

What's my week look like?  Well normal schedule Monday through Wednesday day. Then Wednesday night we are hosting the cousins at our house for our annual popcorn ball making party!  So of course, chips, dip, drinks, and popcorn balls.  I'm not going there... helping to wrap the popcorn balls but not eating them.  They are awesome but its totally not my focus.

Thursday morning for Thanksgiving Matt and I will still be up doing our Insanity Max 30 workout, shakeology for breakfast, healthy am snack, lunch at the house and then off to my Aunt and Uncles house for Thanksgiving. Afternoon snack is veggies and hummus {my mom already gave me the scoop on the snacks}.  Dinner will be easy, just keep it simple.  I asked if I could just have some steamed beans vs butter on them and a sweet potato plain before they add the brown sugar and butter.  I can handle that! Double up on veggies, sit away from the desserts, drink tea and water and play games with the family.  Keep the focus away from food and it's all good!  It's a mental thing for me, if I go in with a plan I'm much easier able to stay on track.  I also have to ask what the menu is.  If I try to leave it by chance or expect that people know I am eating healthy that isn't going to cut it.
True Statement

Friday it's back on track with workout, eating healthy and holiday shopping!  If your a black friday deal person and you are up and at em at the crack of dawn.  You can either workout before or after but make a point to put it in your calendar and don't skip out on your FRIDAY SWEAT SESSION!  Be mindful of your goals.  If you want to maintain your weight this holiday season it's more about balance than deprivation.  But you are going to have to be strong and pass up on some things and you are going to have to make your workouts a priority and recognize when you start making excuses and stop yourself dead in your tracks!!!!  
Thanksgiving workout, no excuses, just do it

If you want some good holiday recipes and swaps for your holiday here are some of my favorites:

For a cleaner cooking the Double Chocolate Macaroons are yummy!
The Blondie Cookies are also really tasty!!!
Instead of ranch dressing or other store made brands try this tasty creamy garlic dressing!  One of our family favorites and saves you the crappy ingredients.
For a healthy appetizer option the layered hummus dip is one that people always ask me to bring back!  
For a healthy side dish the roasted root medley is very colorful and festive!

I wish you a healthy and happy Holiday!!!!  

NOTE:  I am going to be starting a holiday survival guide group December 1st through 31st.  If you want some tips just like this to staying on track for the month of december and that extra level of accountability then make sure to join here!

The requirements are 30 days of Shakeology, Fitness Program optional, option to start with the 3 day refresh and or the 21 day fix!  Think about it this way!  Don't wait until after the holidays to get started.  You can actually lose an average of 2lbs a week between now and Christmas! Think 10 lbs gone before the ball drops on 2015!  

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Earn $500 For The Holidays By Being A Beachbody Coach On The Dream Team

Cash for Christmas, Pay It Forward, Top coach, Melanie Mitro

As a Beachbody coach I have the privilege to help many people transform their own bodies with my challenge groups.  I absolutely love nothing more than seeing my customers testimonials in the group every day!  I know that I am exactly where I am supposed to be because every day I wake up really excited about helping my challengers get the best results possible.  As a result of my focus always being on helping people I have been greatly rewarded financially.  It was definitely a slow start for me as a coach, but over the past 3 years my focus has been on how to create a quick start system for my new coaches to have success right away.  It's worked wonders for my team and I have new coaches that are doing what took me 9 months in 2-3 months!  

I was also sitting at home the other night thinking about the quickly approaching holiday season and I realized that 3 years ago I made a goal for myself to pay for our entire Christmas with the money that I made from Beachbody.  My husband sort of snickered at me, but I set out to make that goal a reality.  I did it by empowering people during the holiday season to make healthier choices, by providing support and accountability to my customers, family and friends.  I gave tips on healthy alternatives, workout accountability and motivation, travel tips and more.  I also lead by example and showed my followers, family and friends that I can find the time to workout at home with 2 boys and my business and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.  I use my own facebook, instagram and blog {which you don't have to do all of these to be successful} as my platform to share with others what works for me.  My hope is that by sharing my honest, real, candid struggles that I can help others to succeed!  

So, at the end of December when I just paid of the credit card with our Beachbody money, I didn't have a spare tire from the holiday indulgences and we started the New Year off with a clean slate that was the most empowering feeling ever!!!!  I REALLY REALLY want to do that for others this year. I truly want to Pay It Forward and teach you specifically how to do it!  

So, here's my thoughts!

I can take on 5 people, 5 brand new coaches that are not currently coaches that are committed to following my very simple plan!  I am going to teach you how to focus on the right activities, how to share vs sell, how to be authentic, genuine and realistic with others and how to earn $500 this holiday season.  

It will take you being willing to invite people to a holiday health and fitness accountability group which we will run together.  I will do the majority of the work but you get to interact, help and support your customers and earn that commission.  I will teach you what to say, how to say it, how to feel like you are sharing an opportunity to help others vs just selling a product.  It's more about building that trust!  People genuinely see through the person who is just out to make a quick sale.  So we are going to do both with ease.

You will be a part of an exclusive closed online group where each day I will post a tip of the day, information, scripts, resources and documents to make your life easier.  I will teach you how to manage your time and give you a power hour so that you are not spending hours on end building a business.  Because honestly who has time for that right now!  I respect your time during the holidays and I want you to feel the freedom to choose!

Even if you have been considering coaching for a while now and haven't pulled the trigger its really a great  time!  If you start now, you set the example for others over the holidays, you will find that people will come to you once the holiday season is finished because you have dedicated and inspiring!  You won't just earn $500 for the holidays but it will continue to increase over the next few months and years! It can be a part time gig or eventually a full time income.  Its totally a personal goal for you and I will match your effort and pace and I will never force you to reach a goal that doesn't fit your life!  

With the launch of Insanity Max 30 in December and The 21 Day Fix Extreme in February there are so many opportunities for growth and new business!  You will have a much easier time with success if you start now vs later.  
Melanie Mitro, top Coach, Beachbody Coach, Cash for Christmas

Here from coaches on the Dream Team how coaching has impacted their life, it's definitely the gift that keeps on giving!

So, lets get the ball rolling!  I am going to be creating the group and getting organized plus reading through the applications and selecting 5 people I feel have the desire and determination to reach success as a coach!

So if you would like to be considered for a spot in the Cash for Christmas coach group please complete the application below.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Insanity Max30 Weekly Progress Update: Coach Test Group

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I truly believe this is going to give me killer results
Day 1 Insanity Max 30 Coach Test Group
So last week I posted about my new adventure, being selected to be in the Insanity Max30 Coach Test Group!!  Well that is exciting and amazing it also comes with this 100% dedication and commitment to not just the workouts but the meal plans too!  I mean not cheating for 8 weeks sounds really daunting right! There are a lot of things that are going to happen in the next 8 weeks.  We have friends visiting from Florida, we have Thanksgiving, our friends Christmas party, and Christmas Eve and Christmas day! The more I think about all the obstacles the more overwhelmed I get!  But I have to remember to take my own advice and STOP and take it 1 day at a time!  I am actually going back to being a challenger instead of always being the coach!  

When I agreed to participate in this test group we were adding to a secret facebook group for the test group including Shaun T himself!  Shaun T is also doing the workout program right along side of us.  So we have a place to receive support, motivation and guidance from the man himself.  

He looks miserable but he wakes up on his own

The first week was HARD but not impossible.  I had sweat coming from every part of my body and my calves were on fire but I pushed through until I felt that I couldn't do a fingernail more.  Each day I pushed myself 100% until I maxed out.  Maxing out is defined as the moment where you cannot continue at the high intensity level.  So if you modify, you take a 2 second break, you struggle with a rep that is considered maxing out. Maxing out is NOT a bad thing, you actually want to max out because that means you are pushing yourself to the MAX!  I realized that the first few days I was doing it wrong.  I was pacing myself, I was modifying when I got tired and of course my max out time was longer than if I just jumped in 100% from the 1st minute {which is what you should do}.  Once I started to change my mindset I started to talk to myself in my head, telling myself I could do it.  Don't give up, you want the results, you are worth it, this will be worth it!  Keep going!  I know your tired but the results are worth it!  

Are you ready for Insanity Max 30?

Gosh I feel like I am back to day 1 of Insanity 3 1/2 years ago!  I remember how hard that was and how badly I wanted my body to change more than I wanted it to stay the same.  But this time I have this awesome accountability partner with me!  My wonderful husband, Matt has been 100% committed to the workouts, but the diet that's sketchy but I will take what I can get.  He swore up and down that he would never wake up early and workout with me.  Now here he is up at 5:00 am with me doing Insanity Max 30.  The first few days were brutal for him.  I thought he would burn me with his eyes which you can see from the pics.  But once he discovered that E&E in the morning is the key to getting going it has been much better!

BABE your doing it all wrong!  Squat lower!!!!

He is not always the most pleasant in the mornings and I have to push him but at the same time he calls me out if I am slacking too!  

I think my morning perkiness makes him mad!!!

Sweat for FIT, Melanie Mitro, Insanity Max 30, You can do it
You definitely don't sweat in intervals, you sweat consistently thru the entire workout.

So we made it through week 1, we had company in over the weekend which led to a dinner out at a fancy restaurant and yes I did have a very small serving of pasta and 1 vodka soda water!  But back on track the next day!  I actually didn't have another cheat meal at all and I was able to stay completely on track.

Matt discovered that E&E gives him a nice little boost!

Crazy HAIR & Sleepy FACE, lets go!
FRIDAY WORKOUT was the HARDEST!!!!  Seriously who the heck came up with this!  Shaun T its a good thing you don't live near me!  I'd be knocking at the door asking you if you are INSANE!!!!

The hardest 30 minutes of your life!  Worth it YES!!!!

Death by CARDIO!

AKA killer moves!

Just having fun with FLEX FRIDAY!  Matt said he would flex his butt muscles

Week 2 is here!!!! Because we had company over the weekend Matt was totally trying to talk himself out of waking up early to workout with me. But he knows that he is not only accountable to himself but now others that have been watching our journey through facebook as well.  So its off to bed to workout bright and early!  BRING On WEEK 2.

Yup this is the face of 5:00 am in the morning!  I don't think he likes me very much right now!  But here we goo!!!!!  

Ok lets talk about week 2!!!
The adrenaline has wore off.  It's FREAKIN hard!!!!  It is literally you and the mat, the DVD and quiet air!  There is no one watching what you are doing and noting that you did the workout. It's completely up to you!  I can really see why people quit in week 2.  Its the hardest week.  You are tired, you can easily find excuses not to workout and no one would know if you skipped it! Thankfully I have this awesome accountability group and a coach to keep me on track.  I know that the results are worth the hard work, but darn its hard.  All I keep saying to myself in my mind is you can do this. Engage your core, dig deeper, knees higher, jump faster, squat lower.  You want results then you have to go the extra mile.  So Insanity Max 30 I will own you in the end!!!!  
Day 1 of Week 2 it's go time!

Lets talk nutrition:  While I cannot post the meal plan here and I really can't share what we are eating I will tell you that just like any meal plan its a tight ship.  You have wiggle room but the wiggle room will also determine your results.  So if you want the very best results possible then its important to stick to the plan to the T.  

A few things I know from previous plans like the Eat Clean Stripped is that cutting back the dairy and the less healthier carbs is key to the best results.  So I personally have chosen to keep it basic.  Lean protein, fresh fruits and veggies, starches {whole grain brown rice, quinoa, sweet potatoes and oatmeal}  I still drink my Shakeology for breakfast every day and sometimes a second one if I need to!  

I am still eating every 2 1/2 to 3 hours and I am aiming to drink 1/2 my body weight in ounces of water each day!  So bring it on, I can make this happen!  
There is a good chance this is gonna be HARD!

Accomplishing hard things is all in your head.  Your body can do anything your mind wants to!
You can do anything you put your mind to! The key to success is to plan out your week.  Get your workout in first thing in the morning before life gets the best of you and then make sure you are tracking your food!  

That wasn't so bad.... NOT

Yup its worth it!  It's fun, its intense, it's no walk in the park!!!  If you want to take your fitness to the next level this is totally for you!

The only lifting you are doing is lifting your own body weight and trust me that is more than enough!!!!

Day 11 is in the bag---- Getting ready to start dinner and get my green tea and snuggle on the couch because it is darn cold here in Western PA.  
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