Monday, August 22, 2016

Do You Wake Up On Monday Morning Excited About Your Job?

I used to dream Monday's when I was working at my corporate job!  I mean I literally couldn't wait for Friday's so that I could be at home with my husband. Then, Sunday morning would come around and the anxiety would creep in.  I would talk about how much I didn't want to go to work on Monday!  I was letting a job that didn't fulfill me rob me of my freedom and my happiness.  I didn't even realize it!  I just truly thought that is what you do!  You grow up, you go to college, you get a degree, get a job and you WORK!  You work no matter what because that is the ONLY way to provide for your family!  If you don't like your job, SO WHAT you make the best of it and you keep going because you can't NOT PAY THE BILLS!  I mean, there is no QUITTING!!!!  BUT.... and let me say with a big BUTT.... YES you have to make a living for your family that meets your needs BUT it CAN AND SHOULD be something that makes you feel fulfilled, alive and purposeful.

There really is such a thing out there as having a career that does in fact meet your passion!  You can actually have a job that you look forward to going to on Monday.  That makes you feel alive, where you feel appreciated and respected!  It really really does exist!  I know that Entrepreneurship doesn't work for everyone and there are lots of people out there that want to go to a job and just do the work and collect a paycheck! WE NEED YOU, if you are that person we need you so don't think anything more of it!  But, if you are someone reading this and you are saying... THERE HAS TO BE MORE than this is for YOU.  There is more!

Who would of thought I would be a top coach of a network marketing company... HAHA I would of laughed at you 5 years ago if you told me that! Heck, I'm just a MOM from Mars who doesn't have her shit together at all!  I'm a hot mess who is trying to cook, clean, play with the kids and get healthy!  I love getting dressed up and going on dates with my hubby, I love being a mom to my two boys and I love our little family!  But I wanted more, I wanted freedom, flexibility and to live life to the fullest.  What really makes me feel fulfilled is being able to live life without limits. To be able to do whatever I want, whenever I want!  To be able to work hard and know that I am making a difference and that it is benefiting my families life as well.

I am a take charge kind of woman!  I always have been.  I was the little girl bossing around my friends and telling them how we were going to play Barbies or house!  I can't stand when there isn't a plan of attack or agenda.  I need order and if there isn't order I am going to take charge of it.  So naturally when this business opportunity came along and I saw the potential I wasn't going to wait for someone to tell me what to do I was going to figure it out!

So I think now I can say that I figured it out, I took charge and it works!  But you can't be timid on what you want and on what you dream about.  Don't ever let anyone tell you that your dreams are silly because let's be honest.  You can't pay your bills with someone else's opinions.  So dream big people because otherwise you are going to spend your days building someone else's dreams.

Life is meant to be LIVED and not just going through the motions!
It is Monday and you aren't chained to your life unless you let it be that way.  It might not be Beachbody Coaching, it might be some other business but be inspired to go after what you want.  1 little step at a time start working on your passion and eventually it will become your vehicle to experience life to its maximum capacity and happiness.

If you are interested in what I do and you are a take charge kind of woman then I want you on my team!!!

Here are your options:

1. Complete the application here to be considered for a spot on my team:  Application  For The Dream Team Because my next new coach training actually begins September 5th and I will teach you everything you need to know about starting a business from scratch like I did!

2.  You can join the informational coach event that I will be hosting to get even more details on what coaching is all about!
Here is the event you can join and participate in, but please send me an email at to let me know you are interested in coaching:  Join The Event

3.  If you have never done a Beachbody Fitness Program before and you would like to start with your own personal journey then join my Fall Accountability Group!  Click Here to get more information.

Remember you hold the key to your own success! DREAM BIG, SET GOALS and DON'T ever let anyone tell you that you CAN'T DO WHAT YOU REALLY WANT TO DO!!!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Week 3 Country Heat Progress Update & Meal Plan

Well that is a wrap!  Wrapping up week 2 of my County Heat journey and its sooo much freaking fun!!  I will tell you that I was not expecting to like this workout at all!  I am not the kind of person that likes dance cardio at ALL!  I prefer to lift weights and to do Insanity Max 30 type of cardio conditioning.  I like to work hard and push my limits in every workout that I do.  So when Country Heat came out I was open to the idea because I have been going HARD like full octane HARD in every area of my life.  We bought a house this year and we have been full throttle getting it decorated and feeling like a home.  I have been full throttle at getting ready for the 2016 Coach Summit in Nashville with my mainstage presentation and Top Coach ceremony.  I have been going full throttle in my personal business to get ready for our Leadership Retreat in Destin Florida.  My fitness is full throttle getting stage ready for summit and in all honestly I just need something fun to maintain my results and my fitness.  So when Country Heat was released this was the perfect workout for my August routine.  I needed EASY to follow and fun yet challenging workouts!  INSERT COUNTRY HEAT!

Technically I should be on week 4 of the plan tomorrow but when we went on vacation for a week I didn't do the workouts exactly as laid out and I did some BOD workouts through the week.  So, I'm starting official week 3 tomorrow.  I love that you do each routine 2 days in a row.  I love that you only put 2 moves together and then you move on.  At the end you aren't trying to remember an entire choreographed workout.  The nutrition plan rocks and I can easily track my portion containers with either the printed out version of tracking sheets or I can use the portion fix app!

This past week I rocked every single workout in the routine and it felt amazing to be back home from vacation and in a routine.

Unfortunately, I can't say that I rocked my nutrition 100%.  I did about 75% clean so it's time to shape it up for this week and get moving in the right direction!
Meal plan for the week is created and I'm ready to rock and roll with it.
Hitting up our usual Costco and Giant Eagle for our good eats for the week!

Things I WILL be avoiding:  

1.  Dairy because it tends to cause me bloating {cheeses, almond milk, yogurt, greek yogurt}.

2.  Processed sugar:  read every single label on your food because you would be so surprised at what is actually hidden in your food.

3.  Alcohol:  I am only going to allow myself 2 drinks next week.  Vodka & Soda Water with a splash of lime so that I can keep my carbs AKA yellow containers in check.

What am I super excited about?

I am really excited to start my newest challenge group called, "Back To School, Back To You" tomorrow.  I am going to be hosting a first ever live webinar for my customers to help them with expectations for the group, how to check in daily, what to post and share, how to meal plan and prep and navigate the app for the group.

I am also really excited about the Beachbody Health Bet that will be starting next month.  What is the Health Bet?  Well it is a way to give you some incentive to do your workouts and focus on your nutrition and be rewarded for getting results.  Beachbody is giving away over $1 million and you can be automatically eligible to split a piece of the prize!  Basically all you have to do is be enrolled as a customer in MY challenge group through the Challenge Tracker App {which is on your phone}.  You must meet the weekly tracking requirements starting on September 5th and ending the week of October 2nd.

So what do you need to do?

1.  JOIN:  Talk to me about becoming my customer so that you can get included in the group!  You must have a coach and be enrolled in their challenge group to be eligible.  If you do not have a coach make me your coach by completing this application.

Download the My Challenge Tracker App here.  

2.  TRACK YOUR PROGRESS:  Use the app to log at least 5 Shakeology drinks with photos and three Beachbody workouts during all FOUR qualification weeks.

3.  QUALIFY:  Log your Shakeology and workouts by 11:59 PM on the last day of each contest week:

Week 1:  September 5-September 11
Week 2:  September 12-September 18
Week 3:  September 19-September 25
Week 4:  September 26-October 2

4. CASH IN:  Meet all the requirements and you'll automatically win an equal share of the cash pot.  As an extra incentive, Beachbody will add $5 to the initial $1 million prize for every challenge pack sold on Team Beachbody between July 27th and August 31st, 2016 up to $3 million total.

If you would like to be added or eligible start by filling out the application here:

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Country Heat Week 2 Meal Plan

Well it is 1 week later and it's time to check in with y'all!  So last week didn't go so hot in the nutrition department if I can be quite honest with you!!  I was on vacation, I enjoyed some downtime with my family and while I did push play I am PRETTY sure I undid all of my workout with my poor food choices.

But that is ok!  I enjoyed myself and I actually don't feel guilty for it at all because it's about balance and maybe last week I was living the 20/80 RULE!  I will own it!

Last week what I did do was take my Hamilton Beach mini blender, Shakeology, fresh fruit and veggies and some square bars and lots of water and I did do the best that I could do.  I at least had my Shakeology every day.  

I worked out in the gym at each hotel we went too.  I did the 21 Day Fix Cardio Fix Extreme and Dirty 30 Extreme and 22 Minute Hard Corps on the days that people were at the gym.  Since they were new routines I didn't want to have two left feet in front of the other people at the gym.  So I saved that workout for days it was quiet at the gym.  
Workout with my mom at Bedford Springs

So I am going to basically say that this week is actually going to be my week 2 of Country Heat full out!  I have my meal plan ready to go, my groceries have been bought and I am ready to kick some booty!

I have challenged myself to no sugar for the next 7 days, drinking 1/2 my body weight in ounces of water each day, measuring out all of my food with the portion controlled containers, and doing the workouts with maximum effort!!    

Each week I like to set goals for myself, here is what I challenged my challengers to do this week:  

Part of goal setting is not just looking at the big picture but actually sitting down and asking yourself what is it that you want to accomplish this week?
🔷Set goals that are specific to what you are going through and also achievable in the time frame.
🔷For example- I am coming back from vacation and I have to detox from the sugary treats and that is HARD because the more sugar you eat the moreyour body craves. So I am setting the goal to have zero sugar for the next 7 days!!

🔷Next is water- I will aim to drink 1/2 my body weight in ounces of water this week!!

🔷 In addition to working out I will measure out my food with containers bc it is easy to get relaxed and not do it. So back to basics!

⭐️I hung this sticky bye on my bathroom mirror so u would be reminded everyday of what I am working towards!!

Notice it doesn't always have to be a weight loss goal it can be other things as well!!!

So post it up!! What's ur goals this week!! 👊🏻

For the nutrition plan for the week, I am following the plan A.  I am trying some new recipes this week so keep checking the blog on the updates.

I am ready to rock and roll and OWN THIS WEEK!  Time to get our dance on! Week 2 Country Heat is going down.  

Week 2 Country Heat Meal Plan A

Here are a few plan and prep tips that I posted in my challenge group for you as well!  

If you are interested in getting my support on your fitness journey then please complete the application below to join my Back To School August 22nd Challenge Group.  There are still spots available.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Country Heat Week 1 Review and Meal Plan

Well I have officially finished my very first week of Country Heat today!!!  So I'm about to give you a very honest review of my first week!  

I will be honest that I didn't love Cize when it came out.  I am just not a dance cardio kind of girl and the thought of having to learn choreography to get my workout in sounds like torture.  I am your traditional high intensity cardio interval girl {Max30, Insanity and T25} and I love lifting weights {Hammer & Chisel, 21 Day Fix and Fix Extreme and even Body Beast}.  So when Country Heat was announced I sort of turned up my nose a little.  BUT.... I have been pushing my body for quite a few months now to get really great results.  I have done a few rounds of hammer and chisel and 21 Day Fix Extreme so I was ready to truthfully change it up and do something different. So I am committed for the entire month of August to doing Country Heat because #1 it's not choreographed dance cardio that I have to remember and the moves are simple plus I really really like Country Music.  

The first workout which is Country Swing was not bad at all and I was really shocked at how much I was sweating during the workout but also that I was sore in my core and legs the next morning.
Giddy Up was the second workout I did this past week and the first time I did it, I felt like I had 2 left feet.   The second and third time I was moving and grooving. I love the focus on the abs and your lower body with the hip thrusters and the cheerleader move.  Again, I was left at the end of the 30  minutes dripping sweat.  It totally works!!!  

Week 1

Monday:  Country Swing
Tuesday:  Country Swing
Wednesday:  Giddy Up
Thursday:  Giddy Up
Friday:  Country Swing
Saturday:  Giddy Up 
Sunday:  Rest Day {Meal Planning and Prep Day}  

I have made my meal plan based on the Country Heat Eating Plan and I'm following that to the T.  I love the eating plan because it is based on Autumn Calabrese's portion container system which is clean eating at its finest!  I am on Plan A and truthfully this is the easiest nutrition plan to follow.  It is now just a part of my lifestyle and I do not have to count calories just containers and I pay attention to the quality of my food over the quantity.  Let's be honest, you cannot out exercise a bad diet.  I am really stressing to my customers that meal planning and prep is one of the biggest determinations of success with this program.  If you want the results, you will have to work for it and be dedicated to it. 

Here is my meal plan for the upcoming week if you would like to check out what I will be eating.
My piece of advice is this... KEEP IT SIMPLE!  Don't worry about complex recipes or trying all new foods the first week. 

When I say simple, literally choose a piece of grilled chicken {1 RED} Brown Rice {1 Yellow} and steamed green beans {1 Green} and be done with it.  The more complexity you add with recipes the harder it is to measure.

Also, print out your tracking sheets on the Team Beachbody website so that you can check off the boxes when you eat the containers.  This way you have an accurate picture of what you are eating when.

Here are some tips on meal planning as you are getting started.

It's time for week 2 tomorrow so stay tuned for all the updates and live videos on my Facebook and Instagram!

If you would like support and accountability in your health and fitness journey here is the place to start:  

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Coach Summit 2016 Nashville, Top Coach Recap

Summit Celebration 2016
So over the past week you might of noticed that my social media was flooded with pictures of group workouts, cocktail parties, presentations and more!  It wasn't my typical workout motivation and inspiration last week.  I was actually taking you on a journey to the Coach Summit for Team Beachbody.  It's our annual training, recognition, live celebrity trainer  & workout event!!!  This is my 4th Coach Summit and my 3rd time speaking on stage at Coach Summit.  

My first year Coach Summit was in Las Vegas and I was a brand new 1 Star Diamond Coach.  I was 1 year into the business and I sat in the stands watching everyone get on stage recognition.  I listened to EVERY success story, went to every training and took endless amounts of notes.  I was literally soaking it all in!  I couldn't get enough of it.  4 years ago I didn't have a supportive husband and I actually threatened him if he made a scene or called Beachbody a pyramid scheme in public I was going to send him home on a plane by himself.  He just didn't understand and see what I saw.  But, during that first summit Matt actually showed up to a general session.  He didn't sit with me, he came by himself and just listened.  He heard Carl Daikeler, CEO of the company speak about the vision of the company, the finances and the game plan for the new few years.  As a business man that really spoke to him.  He began to understand that this was not a joke, it was a real business and that I really did have a passion for helping others.  He started to believe in me and heck he even committed to doing T25!!  He actually started and finished his first fitness program 1 year after I started coaching!  It was incredible and I was so overjoyed that he was starting to get on board with me.  
Our first coach Summit

That first summit I didn't miss a session, I went to EVERYTHING that was offered and I came home and put an action plan in place.  I was determined to be on stage next year getting recognized.

Within 1 year I went from a 1 Star Diamond to a 5 Star, to Super Star Diamond to #2 in the entire network.  My team was on fire and it was BECAUSE I WAS ON FIRE!!  I was passionate, I was driven, and I was committed to succeeding no matter what!  

Speaking on stage to 24K people in the Bridgestone Arena 

Fast forward to 2016 Coach Summit and it is a totally different experience.  I am no longer sitting in the stands watching the recognition.  I am getting recognized.  The Dream Team is a 4X Elite Team which means that for 4 consecutive years we have had growth over and above the previous years.  The Dream Team is a 3X Top 10 Team which means we are THE VERY TOP of the organization for growth and development.  I am not just a 1 time Top Coach but our team has done it twice.  That means we aren't a one and done, one trick pony, we are a LEGIT team of leaders that is constantly going over and above to out do what we produced the year before!  We are committed to leadership, to personal growth and improvement and to setting our sights high and going after what we REALLY WANT! 

Being Recognized on stage for Super Star Diamond III
I was also recognized for being a 3X Super Star Diamond Coach which is a rank that only 3 other coaches in the entire network have ever accomplished!

The 2015 Elite 10 Coaches backstage before recognition in the air conditioned tent! WHOOO

My Mom, Dad, Matt and I at the Saturday Celebration

The Incredible Stadium, Bridgestone Arena

My amazing parents

Top Coach Celebration with my Diamonds 

I am a member of the Coach Advisory Board, the Million's Club, & I had the honor of presenting on main stage in the Bridgestone Arena to 24,000 coaches on how to be Extraordinary.  

I feel honored, blessed and humbled to look back over the past 5 years to realize that all my hard work, effort and intensity is paying off!  I am so thankful for my Dream Team and there drive to not just build a business but to really really be passionate about creating solutions for others to reach their health and fitness goals. 

We arrived on Tuesday in Nashville and headed to the Omni where we were staying!  

Tuesday night I took my Elite Coaches that were able to come in early and their spouses out for dinner to celebrate success and just spend some quality time together!  I'm so proud of their leadership, their drive and their passion in this business.
They are the top .01% of this company and that is an incredible accomplishment.

My Elite Coaches, Deidra, Kaileigh, Katy, Shannon, Val and Alyssa and Keri weren't there yet.

 Wednesday was Elite Night where Beachbody spoils the Elite Coaches which make up the top .01% of the company.  You are Elite because you grow over and above where you were the previous year. We have been an Elite Team for 4 years in a row!  Each year they surprise us with a special gift.  Last year was a really awesome guitar and this year was the Andy Warhol type of portrait!  How awesome to walk down a red carpet and see these hanging there!  
Elite Gift
Thursday I held a Dream Team Meet and Greet at Tequilla Cowboys on the main street!  We had a get together for any and all Dream Team coaches!!
It was so cool to be able to meet and chat with my team, some of which I had never met before!!!  It was a great afternoon!
The Dream Team Meet & Greet was awesome and getting to meet my coaches for the first time!!!!  

Friday night was opening session where they launched all the newest fitness programs, Core De Force, The Yoga Retreat and more!!!  Plus, they finally spilled the beans that I am on the 20's reality TV show where they pick the next celebrity trainer!  I was on a secret mission a few months back to film it!!  I was sworn to secrecy and FINALLY I get to share.

Friday night was the 80's party for coaches who qualified for the leadership ladder event!  I decided to do a funky hair style and whip out my fun neon colors!  We had a blast dancing and listening to Billy Idol.  I can say my life is complete now that I heard him sing  {LOL}.
80's Party with the team

Alyssa & I at the 80's Party
My BFF Katy Ursta and I at the Core for our exclusive shopping experience to get some new swag!

I love this photo and this is my proud hubby

On Saturday night the Dream Team was recognized as the Top Team.  Each year Team Beachbody does a recognition ceremony where they celebrate the 100,000 winner of the Beachbody Challenge, recognize Elite, Premiere, Financial Freedom Awards, & Top Coach.  

Michael Neimand who is the creative mind behind the show definitely blew it out of the water!!  As a 2x Top Coach he had to come up with a new way to celebrate this year.  Instead of a belt he came up with the idea of a Tiara but not just any Tiara, a full on show girl with feathers Tiara and man that thing was HEAVY!!!

Don't you love my Tiara--- I look so funny and that thing is HEAVY!

Thats quite the Tiara!!!

Here is a fraction of our team that we could get on stage after the ceremony!!!  How incredible to think that we have about 5x this many coaches!!!!  
The show was all about my team, teamwork and the friendships that we have made along the way!  I am so proud of my team and to watch them grow over the past 5 years!!!  

These are my diamond coaches who they asked t come up on stage for the actual celebration.  They were given these Tiara's to wear!!!  They are so cute!!!

I am so glad that both my Mom and Dad could be there in the audience to celebrate with me.  They are an integral part of my life, my upbringing and my mindset and I would not be where I am today without them.  
Speaking to my mom and dad and thanking them.
Here is the picture of me talking right to my parents! Seriously, I am so thankful for their love & their guidance.  
Pure enjoyment as we watched the celebration and them make fun of Matt & I.

YES THERE WAS TOTALLY A MELANIE PUPPET and I hear they are shipping it to me as well

No words can explain the love behind this hug

My biggest fans and the best parents I could ever ask for

The man who stole my heart!! My biggest supporter, my best friend and my partner in this business!  I couldn't do it without you babe
So now we are back home and soaking it all in!  I feel like it was my wedding weekend all over again. Everything happened so fast that I am still processing it all. I am thankful and proud of my team and I am thankful for their love and support and I know that God gave me this gift of building this business for a reason!  I have received so many messages with your take a ways from my speech and I am reading every single one because it is truly touching my heart.  I do not take 1 single day for granted and I know that the future will continue to present new opportunities.

I am not slowing down or stopping now!  It's time... If you are interested in becoming a coach its time to ask the question of HOW DO I GET STARTED!!!

I am getting ready to kick off my BEST COACH TRAINING EVENT YET!  
The Dream Team Exclusive Top Coach Training University Begins on Monday August 8th and there is still time!

If you are driven, motivated to succeed and willing to put in the hard work to build a future where you can live according to your own rules and plans then START now and join my team!

I am accepting a small group of NEW coaches who are ready to launch their business and help others to achieve their health and fitness goals.

I have a systematic approach to training, mentoring and guiding you in this business.  You have access to all of my resources, documents, guides and scripts.  You just have to take the leap of faith and trust the process!

ARE you IN!

 Coach Application HERE

Monday, August 1, 2016

Be Extraordinary, Coach Summit 2016 Melanie Mitro Top Coach Presentation

I had the honor of speaking at the 2016 Coach Summit this year on main stage in front of 24,000 Beachbody Coaches.  I spoke at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville TN and it was the most incredible experience ever!  I will be completely honest that when Jeff Hill called to ask me to speak on stage about being ExtraOrdinary and how I am just that girl next door who has build a truly amazing team and business I was a little scared.  I truly just did what I needed to do to be successful.  Although I know that is NOT the answer that people are looking for, which meant I had to really reflect on who I am as a person, what is my mindset, and how to do I get focused on the right behaviors!  

So in my 20 minute summit speech I take you on a journey through my life and what disciplines, practices and mindsets I have implemented to reach my goals!  I didn't sugar coat anything about this process because I feel like I would be doing you a real disservice.  Instead, I give you the raw, real and honest truth about what it takes to be a top coach!  But, lets also say that it was absolutely 100% hands down worth it!  My life would not be the same without this experience.  I have grown as a person, as a wife, mom, leader and more!!!  We are completely humbled and honored by this business and I love love love what I do as a coach!  

So check this recording out if you are in need of a little real talk on how to achieve success in your life.  Success being defined as:  Pursuing a greater quality of life on your own terms.  Remember success doesn't mean you want to be a top coach, stand on stage and present, but its defined as what makes you jump out of bed each day and be passionate about your life!!!

If you want something you have never had, you have to be willing to do something you have never done before!

Be willing to outwork the competition!  You do not need to have years of expertise or skill to accomplish your goals.  All you need is determination to never give up and to keep your eye on the prize!

I would love to hear your feedback!  Share below your take a ways from this summit speech and tell me how you are going to start leading an EXTRAORDINARY LIFE!!

Are you looking to join Team Beachbody For Support and Accountability or to build a business of your own message me at or complete a coach application here to join my August 8th New Coach University.