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!  

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Dreams & Determination; How Can You Turn Beachbody Coaching Into Your Career?

SUSPEND DISBELIEF and act as if your success is for certain!

Instead of holding back because you don't have hard proof that you CAN make a quantum leap, see if you end up with evidence proving you can't.  Just make the jump- act as if your success is guaranteed- and then see which set of ideas you should believe in.  

"If you must doubt something, doubt your limits."

-I didn't start this business with the mindset that I was going to "MAKE IT BIG".
-I didn't even know what network marketing was when I signed up as a coach.
-I didn't know you could make money as a coach.
-I had to google what a pyramid scheme was the first time someone told me that was what I was in.
-My husband told me "NO" when I mentioned signing up as a coach.
-The closest people to me thought I was off my rocker.
-I didn't have all the answers!
-I had less than 100 friends on Facebook & no Instagram account when I started.
-I was afraid that people would think I was just trying to "SELL" them something.
-I have no background in marketing or business.  I have my Master's Degree in Special Education and my Bachelors in Psychology.

But WHAT I do have is the formula for success!  No matter what business you are building there are a few key mindsets that you need for success.

Beachbody Coaching Changed My Life In More Ways Than 1

I believe that the first mindset is Jumping & building your wings on the way down.  I certainly didn't know what I was doing, but I knew that I personally had been positively impacted by the Beachbody fitness programs especially Insanity and P90X & Shakeology.  I also felt the value in having a coach to hold you accountable to your health and fitness goals.  I knew that I wanted to help other people achieve their goals and that was all I needed. The rest I could figure out.  I wasn't afraid to FAIL, I just learned as I went and google was my best friend!  *Of course, now after coaching for 5 years I have definitely created a systematic approach to helping my coaches build a self sustaining business!

I believe that the next mindset is CONSISTENCY.  You have to be consistent in your daily activities and that starts at the basics with following a workout schedule from beginning to end, leading by example and then consistently sharing that with others even when the rest of the world isn't saying a thing.  

When I started my journey I would get up every day at 5:00 am to press play.  I would post a workout picture for accountability and the hopes that I would motivate someone that day to get up and press play.  I did that consistently for the entire first month with very little affirmation or "likes" on my page. But I knew that just someway somehow I was making a positive impact! Then, I started to run into people at the grocery store who would comment on my workout pictures & that I motivated them to press play that day.  Or people who were making the recipes I was posting and loved them!  If I would of given up in the first 2 weeks when no one was saying anything I wouldn't of made that positive impact!  The bottom line is that the longer you are consistent the MORE impact you ultimately make!  So consistency no matter what is key!

Persistence is the 3rd mindset!  You can't look at every bump in the road as a SIGN that you aren't meant to be successful.  You have to look at each bump as an opportunity to learn and grow!  Maybe someone isn't interested now, but guess what... when they are, you will be there with open arms ready to help!  Persistence means that you will outwork the competition, you have the drive and determination to keep going no matter what the storm gives you!  You run into the storm vs. running away because you know that if you go through it you will use less energy than if you run away!  You know that SUCCESS is meant for you & you aren't sure when or how but you believe that you WILL without a SHADOW of a doubt get there!
I share daily because each day I hope to inspire someone to believe in themselves and get started!

Lastly VISION is KEY!  Can you close your eyes and visualize your success.  Do you know what your ultimate happiness looks like?  Do you know who you want to be on that journey with you?  How will you spend your days?  Where will you live?  What kind of team do you want around you?  Visualizing your success is key!  Everyday spend 10 minutes just envisioning your arrival!  Then, every single day no matter what kind of mood you are in, when your feet hit the floor you are working on your goals!!!  

The rest... the REST I CAN TEACH YOU! The how, the who, the what and when!  I got you covered on the technical garbage.  What you need is the BELIEF in yourself that you are MEANT to make a positive impact in this world.  If you truly love helping others, you are passionate about health and fitness and you want to either make a career change or start something new then this is for you!

I have gone from a new coach 5 years ago to the 2X Top Coach in Team Beachbody.  I am a 4X Elite Coach, a 3X top 10 Coach, A member of the coach advisory board and a Triple 15 Star Diamond Coach.  I have an amazing team called the Dream Team and we duplicate our results by sharing our proven strategies, tools and techniques with the team so that everyone has success!  We pride ourselves on world class leadership, on servant leadership and being a team that lifts each other up no matter what!  We care about our team, our customers and their results!  We know that we have to work hard but it's worth it!

This team is not just my career but it's my family too!  We now get to vacation together, spend time together and it doesn't really feel like work!  It feels like a dream come true! *** Disclaimer, I do work hard and it can be stressful every once in awhile but what career isn't***

So why am I telling you all of this???

Well, I'm getting ready to expand my team!  I'm opening up 10 new spots for people who are NOT YET COACHES and would like to join my team and be PERSONALLY MENTORED directly by ME!  

I'm hosting an online event for those interested in getting the details starting on Monday May 23rd through Wednesday May 25th.  If you would like to join the group please click here:  JOIN THE GROUP

-I will be going through all the common questions like how do I get started, how much does it cost to join, what if I want to cancel, how will I find people, what does a coach do and more!!!
There are no strings attached, please join and get all the details and go from there!

*****Then to make sure you get plenty of information I am also going to be hosting a live business opportunity event where I share the entire details on Wednesday the 25th at 9:00 pm EST.  Here is the link if you would like to join the call:

To log in via computer or ipad make sure to download to your computer or download the zoom app.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Or Telephone:
    Dial: +1 415 762 9988 (US Toll) or +1 646 568 7788 (US Toll)
    Webinar ID: 181 765 118

If you already know you want to be one of the 10 people that will be chosen to join the Dream Team and be mentored by me then skip right to the important stuff! Complete the Dream Team Coach Application below and I will be in contact with you within the next 24 hours to see if it would be a good fit for you and I.
Join The Dream Team

When you join the dream team I am going to give you access to all of my resources, guides, team trainings, weekly team calls, 1:1 calls and you will be enrolled in my New Coach Training University starting on the 6th of June!

-I will teach you how to launch your business
-How to use social media
-How to invite, share and not sell
-How to start your first challenge group which we will actually do together
-You will not have to re invent the wheel and I am very hands on with my team! -You will have support to help you start and continue to grow your business every step of the way!

Do don't wait!!  Like I said at the beginning, if you have the passion and drive you gotta take that leap of faith!  You never know what can happen if you trust and believe!  I went from struggling to make it paycheck to paycheck to retiring my husband, paying off all of our student loans, our mortgage and now living financially free!  If I can do it, so can you!

Don't wait... complete the application below!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Clean Eating Veggie Frittata

New Recipe to add to your rotation!  I get bored of the same foods day in and day out.  Egg whites and steel cut oats are pretty much my go too!  I'm really trying to limit my carbs per day to 1 carb since I am leaving for our trip to Bora Bora in 16 days!  I really gotta step up my game!  I'm following the countdown to competition meal plan and focusing on nailing my results.

So this no carb meal is right in line with what we are striving for!

So while Matt is not the guy who measures things out but throws a bunch of randomness together and it actually always is pretty darn tasty!

This is our own egg white Frittata!

Ingredients:  {You can use any veggie you have in the house, but measure out how many green containers you want to use}  For ours we have 2 green containers of veggies.

- Broccoli
-Sweet Peppers

Next, Sautee the veggies in olive oil in a pan that can also be placed in the oven.

Then, after veggies are softened pour 4 egg whites or 3/4 cup of liquid egg whites over the veggies.

Place the hot pan into a pre heated oven at 350 degrees and bake for 20 minutes.

Let cool and enjoy!

You can add feta or mozzarella cheese on top along with Salsa and hot sauce if you want some added kick!

I hope you enjoy!  Feel free to share!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Countdown To Competition Meal Plan

Day 1 Countdown To Competition
Happy Monday!!  I hope you enjoyed your weekend and your Mother's Day!!  Today marks 25 days until I leave for our Elite 10 Adventure Trip to Bora Bora.  I also just kicked off my newest support & accountability group on how to lose the last 10 lbs using the 21 Day Fix Extreme Program & Countdown To Competition Eating Plan.  These ladies are fired up and pumped to get the very best results possible and I am excited to lead them on the path to success!  

Bora Bora

When it comes to losing the last 10 pounds it takes a little bit of dedication, commitment and sacrifice.  It is like those last 10 stick to you like GLUE!!!  You have to get a little strict to get the results but once you get there it is pretty easy to maintain as long as you don't go all haywire and back to your old habits.  So while I will say that I do not have 10 lbs to lose I do want to get rid of the bloating that I get when I eat dairy, processed flour and cheeses. I just want to feel my best and be confident on this trip! So I am doing the countdown to competition to just tighten up and increase my results!  

So you can follow me on my journey over the next 25 days until we board our plane to Bora Bora!!!  

Yesterday I sat down and made up my meal plan following the 21 Day Fix Extreme, Countdown To Competition plan.  I fall in the first bracket of calories, 1,200-1,499 calories per day.  
This means that I have 2 days of countdown to competition days and 1 day of regular extreme eating and you rotate that for the entire 21 days.  

On my countdown to competition days I get:
Green = 3
Purple = 0
Red= 6
Yellow= 1
Blue= 0
Orange= 0
Spoon= 3

So basically veggies, proteins, & good fats with lots of water!!!  

On my Fix Extreme Days I get to eat:
Green = 3
Purple = 2
Red = 4
Yellow = 2
Blue = 1
Orange = 1
Spoon = 2

So not too bad at all!  

I will be hungry, of course because I am the bottomless pit and I'm always hungry!  But when I set my mind to it I can do anything!

The things that help me the most with my hunger are drinking green tea which naturally staves off the hunger.  Also making sure you drink a TON of water helps keep you full vs hungry!  Then, the other times you honestly have to just deal with it!  It's not bad if you stay focused on the goal.  

Goal Body

Meal Plan Countdown To Competition

Let's talk about the workouts!

I have been getting a lot of questions about my Hammer & Chisel, 22 Minute Hard Corps Hybrid I basically created on my own!  No I did not give myself a REST day this week!  Yes that is a BIG NO NO I know, but we had Cinco De Mayo and Mother's Day and I did have a few treats so I did cardio to make up for it.  I know that is not the same but it made me feel like at least I broke even.

So here is the scoop:

Monday:  Chisel Balance
Tuesday:  Hammer Plyometrics 
Wednesday:  Iso Strength Chisel
Thursday:  22 Minute Hard Corps Cardio 2
Friday:  Iso Speed Hammer & 22 Minute Hard Corps Cardio 3
Saturday:  Chisel Endurance
Sunday:  Total Body Hammer & 10 Minute Ab Hammer

This Weeks Schedule:

Monday:  Chisel Cardio & Resistance 2
Tuesday:  Max Hammer Strength
Wednesday:  Chisel Agility, Glute Chisel & 22 HC Abs 2
Thursday: 30 Minute Barre Legs from Fix Extreme & 22 Hard Corps Resistance 3
Friday:  Hammer Power
Saturday:  Chisel Balance & Abs
Sunday:  Hammer Conditioning & 15 minute leg hammer

Bring on the results baby!  I like a challenge! We shall see how this next 25 days goes! Wish me luck and stay tuned for my weekly progress updates.

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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Summer Survival Guide Support & Accountability Group: Do You NEED To Get Your Butt In Gear?

Let me ask you a question!  Have you gotten out your swimsuits and tried them on yet this year?  I am the person who packs up her summer clothes into bins and rotates the winter wardrobe and summer wardrobe.  It was something my mother always did and I have just always done it too! I will never forget after having my boys the spring when I pulled out the bins to try on  my spring/summer clothes.  NOTHING, I repeat NOTHING fit in my bins!  I was frumpy, I had a jelly belly, I had 30 lbs lingering from pregnancy that I couldn't get off!  I was frustrated and I was wearing a stinking Spanx 24/7 to hide the rolls!  I was just miserable!!!  

Current Picture Hard Work Pays Off
It was May 2nd when I committed to doing my very first Beachbody workout, Insanity with Shaun T.  I was invited by my coach Nikki to do the Summer Slim Down Challenge.  Every day I would put Landon and Bryce down for naps and head to the basement with the baby monitor to do my workout.  I would some times cry because it was hard, I would cry because my body wasn't changing fast enough & I was impatient and wanted to change sooner!!!  It was so frustrating to have to work so hard when I had never really had to work at my weight before!  

But I wasn't going to give up, I saw these amazing transformation pictures from other people in the support group and all I could think was that if they could do it, well then why not me!!!  

So I started my journey that would ultimately lead me to a life changing sequence of events!!!

I lost 11 lbs with Insanity, I lost 19 lbs with P90X, I continued on to drink Shakeology daily, replace all of our nutrition with clean eating, & then I have done every single Beachbody fitness program released.  P90X2, P90X3, Turbofire, Chalean Extreme, Insanity Aslyum, Les Mills Pump & Combat, 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix Extreme, Insanity Max 30, Cize, 22 Minute Hard Corps, Piyo, Hammer & Chisel, Body Beast.. did I forget any???  Seriously they all work and they all have given me strength, flexibility, cardio endurance and ultimate health & fitness.  I have transformed my own life, my families life and our parents and friends!  It's been an experience that I wouldn't change for the world.  

My mission is to use my own experience to continue to educate others on how to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.  My goal is to teach YOU how to live a balanced life.  It's not about giving up everything that you want, feeling deprived, like you aren't really living!  It's about picking and choosing what you want most vs what you can pass on!  

With the summer fast approaching I know that we all want to look and feel our best in our summer clothes.  But, BUTTTTTT.... we don't want to give up ice cream, picnic foods, and fun drinks!  So how do we essentially have our cake and eat it too?

Well that is what I'm going to share!

-I have successfully been able to vacation without gaining weight.

-I have been able to take road trips and not fall off the wagon.

-I have been able to come up with great cleaned up version of our favorite summer treats.  
{Margaritas, Ice Cream, Pizza & more}

-I have learned how to change my workouts to get the results I want.

-I live the 80-20 rule and I eat clean 80% of the time and 20% I enjoy within reason.

-I am going to teach you how to do it too!

If you are looking to jump start your fitness results or you want to break a plateau then this is for you!

I'm launching the SUMMER SURVIVAL GUIDE Accountability & Support Group on the 16th of May!  For 30 days we are going to work together & I am going to share sample meal plans, give you recipes, meal ideas, snack ideas, daily accountability, motivation, a workout program that will fit your needs and ability level and well balanced nutrition!  You are going to have a community of support to answer your questions 24/7 and the most important thing is that this is MEANT TO BE A LIFESTYLE CHANGE AND NOT A CRASH DIET!  This is not something you do for 30 days and go back to your old ways. This is easily a part of who you are!  

So, if you are committed and ready to MAKE A CHANGE and you want support along the way then lets do this!  I mean honestly... how many times have you signed up for a gym membership, a class pass, or bought a program and it ends up being money flushed down the drain because you haven't finished the program or gone to the classes??  

Well here is the difference, you have ME to keep you accountable!  We will set realistic and achievable goals, we will work together to help you start and finish a program and if you hit roadblocks along the way my job is to help you see through it!!

We are a TEAM and we are in this together!

So it's time... It's time for you to get your SUMMER SURVIVAL GUIDE IN CHECK!

Fill out the application below to be considered for a spot in this exclusive group!

-The group will start on the 16th of May with 1 week of plan and prep.  We will set goals, do your pictures, measurements and learn about meal planning and prep.

-Then workouts begin officially on the 23rd.  

-Each person will have a customized fitness program to meet their needs from the Beachbody Library  {21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix Extreme, Insanity Max 30, Hammer & Chisel, 22 Minute Hard Corps, ect...}

-Each person will replace 1 meal a day with Shakeology for the duration of the group.  The reason is that when you are changing your habits, its so much easier to have 1 meal a day that you don't have to think about.  It's proper portion control, it's packed with energy boosting, immune fighting antioxidants that will help to keep you full for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.  

-Each person is required to make ME their coach!  If you already work with a coach or you are already a coach this group would not apply to you!  Please reach out to your coach to see what groups they are currently running for support.

-Then you are required to check in daily, rate your day, stay accountable and start and complete the program!  Hey you can do anything you put your mind too!  

So are you in?!  Now is the time!!!!

Can't wait to see you in the group!!!

Happy Mother's Day

Being a Mother is a role that you are never quite prepared for.  When Matt and I decided to start a family we didn't really think about how much our life would really change forever.

No one gives you the low down on the sleepless nights, the random diaper explosions, temper tantrums in the grocery store over the candy in the checkout line, or the embarrassing inappropriate comments that can come out of your kids mouths at the worst times.

Right now our kids are testing our patience. They aren't listening, they can never find their baseball hats, their soccer cleats when its time to go to practice.  They fight to do their homework, they fight us to eat their dinner and they fight us to clean up their toys... oh and they FIGHT EACH OTHER!

Some days as a mom I'm tested.  I'm pushed to my limit and sometimes I break!  I mean I all out scream an UGLY scream and send them to their rooms!  Then, I feel like the worst person in the world.  But I love my boys and they are my joys!  I wouldn't change my craziness for the world, and let me just say, IT IS A HEALTHY DOSE OF CRAZY at the MITRO's  on MOST DAYS!

There are nights I fall into bed and question whether I can do it again the next day!  When the alarm goes off in the morning and my feet hit the floor I am back at it again!  That's what we do as mothers, we just DO IT because we love our craziness.

I choose JOY and I choose to always focus on the blessings instead of the struggle.

I am thankful that I can have kids.
I am thankful that they are healthy boys.
I do not take one single day for granted because you don't know what the next day or even hours will bring.
Life is to short to complain about the little things.
I am thankful for the memories we are making together.
I am thankful for their laughter.
I am thankful for the pitter patter of little feet in my house.
I am thankful for the good the bad and the ugly because we are alive, breathing and TOGETHER.
I am thankful for the legos that I almost kill myself on daily.

I am thankful because we are a family and its everything that I wanted it to be and more!

I don't live a fairy tale, I just live LIFE!

I am not perfect, I won't ever claim to be, but I'm keeping it real & this is my MOM journey!

I am thankful that I have an awesome momma myself.  She taught me how to be a great mom, how to love unconditionally, how to always finish whatever you started and work hard to get what you want.  

I am mom!  I do LIFE and I love my LIFE!  TODAY be thankful for the MOMS out there who influenced us in a positive way, showed us what is right and wrong and led by example!  

I hope you have an awesome Mother's Day!

I woke up this morning to the pitter patter of little feet, the clanking of the pans and dishes in the kitchen and their little whispering voices.  These are my little men!  Landon & Bryce light up my world with so much joy!!!
They made me a veggie omelet and coconut pancakes.
Landon wanted to get me chocolate because that is what I needed on Mother's Day.
Bryce wanted to get me candles because when I need candles he helps me by smelling every single one and telling me what he thinks about it.  
They each made me cards and a special gift from school.

I am so blessed by these awesome little boys and their daddy!!!!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Happy Cinco De Mayo Clean Eating Recipes

Happy Cinco De Mayo to everyone!!!!!

For those of you that follow me you know that I love love love Mexican food and I would choose this over anything else!  Slap me down with a big bowl of guacamole and chips with a skinny margarita and I will gladly give up my carbs for the day and throw in some extra cardio too! :)

So how can you enjoy your Mexican and not kill your meal plan for the day?!

Well for starters you are going to have to save your yellows!  

Tonight though I am doing lettuce wraps instead of a tortilla and I'm staying away from the rice and beans!  I would rather have the margarita since I just get 2 carbs a day on the 21 Day Fix Extreme/Hammer and Chisel Meal Plan.

I did my workout today and I've been on track all day!  I will have my margarita, my lettuce tacos with some guacamole and call it a day!!!  

Here are my favorite recipes for you to use for your FESTIVITIES!!!!

Pork Carnitas 

I hope you enjoy your Cinco De Mayo FESTIVITIES!!!!!