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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

21 Day Fix Extreme Beef Stew

I think that I could honestly eat this every single day!  It's by far one of my favorite recipes!!!  It's straight from the 21 Day Fix Extreme booklet.  Both my husband and I absolutely love this!    

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21 Day Fix Extreme Beef Stew
It is a green container and a red container and it feels like a hearty filling meal.

It makes 6 servings, approximately 1 1/4 cups each

Ingredients:


  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs raw lean beef stew meat, boneless, cut into 2 inch cubes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup low sodium organic beef broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 cups cubed butternut squash
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
Directions:

  • Heat oil in large saucepan over medium high heat.
  • Add beef, cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until beef is brown.
  • Add onion and bell peppers; cook stirring frequently for 4 to 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent.
  • Add garlic, cook stirring frequently for 1 minute.
  • Add tomatoes, broth, bay leaf, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium - low, cook, covered for 40 minutes
  • Add squash, cook stirring for 8 to 12 minutes occasionally or until the sauce thickens and beef is fork tender.
  • Remove the bay leaf, top with parsley and serve.
I actually make extra and have for the next few days for lunch!  The squash should be soft when poked with a fork.


Sunday, March 22, 2015

CountDown To Cancun & Weekly Meal Plan and Progress Update


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Success Club 2014 Trip to Cancun

I am officially 3 weeks away from our Team Beachbody Success Club Trip to Cancun.  I earned this trip for free plus travel cash because I hit Success Club each month last year!  So Matt and I get to hit up the beach with some of our very best friends that we have made through this business!  But also that means that we are with 2,000+ other Beachbody Coaches and their families too!  That is some serious motivation to get my booty in gear!!  Not that I am out of shape by any means but you know we can all use a little tightening and toning before a vacation.  The last 2 weeks have been a little crazy for us.  We were in LA for a Beachbody event but I was able to stay pretty much on track there, my meals were off and I definitely had a few more carbs than I wanted but all in all it wasn't a wash!  I was able to workout and do the Beachbody On Demand workouts which rocked by the way!!!  

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Now that we are back home, I spent last week getting in the groove!
I printed out my tracking sheets for the week.  This next 2 weeks I am following the Countdown to Competition meal plan with a hybrid of booty workouts, abs and Insanity Max30.  It's my own little creation of accountability!  I'll share more below.

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I decided to go back to Insanity Max30 because I really like the high intensity, sweat pouring from everywhere and feeling like I just had my butt handed to me vs strength training and the slower workouts.  The 21 day Fix totally works and the results are amazing, I just definitely am more of a Shaun T type of guy.  But I still do Autumn workouts because it gives me variety.  For example today I'm going to do Pilates Fix Extreme and some abs!  Yesterday I did the Barre Legs from the 21 Day Fix and today my booty is on FIRE!!!!!  So mixing it up keeps my body guessing!  Did you know that every 90 days you should switch up your fitness routine?  If you don't then your body goes into a plateau and you stop making progress.  So make sure to keep your body guessing and change up your weekly routine for maximum results.  

So what's my game plan for this week:

Since Matt and I started Day 1 of Max 30 last week we are doing it this way.
Week 1 of Max 30 followed by the program book.

This week:  

Monday Day 1 Cardio Challenge
Tuesday Tabata Strength
Wednesday Sweat Intervals
Thursday Tabata Strength
Friday is Friday Fight
Saturday 21 Day Fix Extreme Lower Body & Brazil Butt Lift Abs
Sunday Pilates Fix Extreme 

We are traveling this week to visit my coach Shannon in Michigan and her team! We are taking the boys and heading to Great Wolf Lodge on Thursday, then driving up to Michigan Friday night!  So it's going to be a busy weekend!  I'm planning to pack a cooler of food, to take my workouts and stay focused on my goals while away!  It's nice to have Matt who is also doing the plan with me as accountability. We will keep each other in check.  So I'm not to worried about your days away!!!  

My meal plan is basic.  I'm keeping it simple with lots of fresh veggies, lean proteins, staying away from all dairy and cheeses and limiting fruits and carbs.  The carbs I am eating will only be steel cut oats, quinoa, brown rice or sweet potatoes.  The lean proteins will be egg whites, ground turkey, lean fish, flank steak, lean chicken.  No pork or turkey bacon.  For veggies I am sticking to steamed or roasted veggies and the fruit literally is berries or apples.  No bananas or grapes bc they are the highest sugar fruits you can have.

Shakeology is my saving grace and I plan to continue with Shakeology w/water every day! I'm keeping it basic with no extras in my shake unless its spinach or avocado.

Here is what my plan looks like:

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My biggest goal other than the food is to drink my water!  I really have noticed my water has been struggling the past few weeks.  If I can get that up  I think I will feel so much better!  So it's game on this week!!!!!  I'll be posting on my Instagram and Facebook Page all week long with workout updates and tips!

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We have 11 weeks before Memorial Day, the pools open and school is out.  That isn't even enough time to do 1 round of P90X.  It took me a good 3-6 months to see my body totally transform when I started working out! So my suggestion to you is not to wait much longer!  If you are wanting to get warm weather ready you want to start now!!!  

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Friday, March 20, 2015

I Want To Try Shakeology But The Price Scares Me & What If I Don't Like It??

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Good morning and happy Friday friends!!!  I hope you are having a great week!  I started my countdown to Cancun this week which basically means I am "GAME FACE" on for the next 30 days preparing to hit the beach in Cancun with 2,000+ Beachbody Coaches and about 80 Dream Team Coaches and their families.  So that is my MOTIVATION to get in some kick butt shape!  I am totally focused on Insanity Max30 this week.  I'm drinking Shakeology for breakfast, I'm tracking my food and following the 21 Day Fix Extreme Countdown to Competition plan and I am in the ZONE!  But, you might be reading this saying, "I NEED TO GET IN THE ZONE" BUT I JUST CAN'T FIND MY MOTIVATION!!!

That is what I am here for! My job is to help you find your inner strength, teach you how to be strong and teach you the basics of healthy choices!  Thats truly my passion because it was the #1 thing that helped me to change my mindset about food.  I definitely lived in the era of fat free and low fat are the way to go! Calorie counting was of utmost importance and the scale drove my emotions on a daily basis.  Unfortunately it was NOT going well for me!  I wasn't losing weight, my energy level was low and I was starving which if you know me, then you know I get very "HANGRY" and that is NOT a pretty sight!  

When I found clean eating I realized there was another way to live- a way to eat, have energy, to feel full, to enjoy good tasting food and to lose weight!  It almost sounds like it is to good to be true!  There are definitely days that I am more hungry than others but for the most part I feel great!  I have lost 30 lbs with regular exercise, clean eating and replacing 1 meal a day with Shakeology!  So my mission for the past 4 years has been to teach others my tips and tricks to successful lifestyle change.  
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Shakeology Testimonials

What has Shakeology done for me:
  •   Personally it was that 1 meal a day that I didn't have to think about! It's hard enough to change your eating habits and it takes a lot of brain power to plan it out. This takes the guess work out of 1 meal each day!  
  • Also I started noticing within the first week that I had more energy, I didn't want to take a nap every afternoon like before.

  • It kept me full for 2 1/2 to 3 hours!
  • It actually tastes really good
  • I found that I wasn't sick as often as before, which I attribute to the boost of nutrients and vitamins that my body was lacking previously.
  • It helped to curb my sweet tooth and kept me on track with my goals.
  • It was just downright convenient!  
For other people that I have worked with here are some of the things they have said:
  • Since starting Shakeology I am off all cholesterol medicine.  
  • I have stronger nails and hair.
  • My complexion has improved
  • I have more energy and I am healthier
  • I save money because I no longer eat out!  

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I run 30 day clean eating and Shakeology groups, I run 60 day support and accountability groups and 21 day fix groups for the most part!  But I'm going to try something a little different!  There are a lot of people out there, JUST LIKE ME, who were skeptical of Shakeology!  I honestly had never even drank a protein shake let alone a meal replacement shake before.  I didn't want to rely on a shake to lose weight and I was afraid of the cost! What if I didn't like it, what if  invested in a month supply of shakeology and it didn't work!  
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Well the cool part is that Beachbody just came out with this new super sampler pack!  It's 6 packets of shakeology in every flavor for you to try!  So what I am going to do is host a 7 day clean eating and shakeology group to help you get the maximum benefit.

So---- how does this work!  I must be your assigned coach through teambeachbody.  If you do not have an account you can go to my site and create one for free! Then you are required to get the Super Sampler of Shakeology, that gives you access into my closed online group plus the group app on your phone for easy access!

Then, starting on MARCH 30th I will be providing you with a sample clean eating meal plan and grocery list, daily tips to start making healthier choices, snack ideas, lists of good sources of protein, carbs fruits and veggies plus the foods you should stay away from!  Each day we will post our shakeology recipe and give feedback on what we think!  You can replace any meal with shakeology and I suggest choosing the meal that you struggle with the most!  For some it's breakfast bc either you never eat breakfast or you are always running late and you hit the drive thru.  For me some days it's lunch bc the kids are eating mac and cheese and I have my shake bc it's utter chaos in our house at lunch time! This keeps me from nibbling on their food! Whatever works best for you is what you choose! 
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Then our goal is to see what kind of success we can have in 7 days!  Heck, you seriously could lose a pant size if you give it 100%!!! Are you in?  Are you willing to give it a try?  Honestly it's $29.95+ shipping & tax.   That is doable!  Plus the amazing support I will be giving you will help you to start and finish and have success in 7 days!
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Hit me up by filling out the application below if you would like to participate in this group.




Sunday, March 15, 2015

What Is Super Star Diamond Day?

What a whirlwind of a week!  If you follow me on any other social media sites you might have seen that I was in California last week for what is called Super Star Diamond Day for Team Beachbody.  

What is Super Star Diamond Day?  This is Team Beachbody's way of rewarding coaches who achieve the highest rank in the company. That rank is called 15 Star Diamond or Super Star Diamond.  That means that the coach has personally sponsored at minimum 15 coaches that are a lifetime Diamond rank.  That also means that the coach is not just selling products but they are leading their coaches on their team to start successful businesses as well.  This rank truly shows that the coach has the ability to mentor, lead and train their team to achieve not just their health and fitness goals but their financial goals as well.  It is a very prestigious honor and rank to achieve.  There are less than 30 coaches out of 220,000+ coaches in the network that are 15 Star Diamond.  
Limo ride with the other Super Stars to Dinner

So when a coach becomes 15 Star Diamond you are invited by Team Beachbody to come to headquarters and be pampered for a few days to celebrate your success.  Beachbody flies you and your guest into LAX first class, you are picked up by a limo and taken to a beautiful hotel on the Santa Monica Beach called the Casa Del Mar, you attend dinner at a very delicious Italian Restaurant with the executives on Tuesday night.  Wednesday morning you are picked up by limo and taken over to the office for a celebration and an interview with CEO Carl Daikeler.  
At Corporate for Super Star Day

There is lunch served in the boardroom with the Executives and its back to Casa Del Mar for a little pampering at the spa!  That evening you go to the famous Ivy on the Shores restaurant for dinner with more time to get to know each of the other super star diamonds!  

Thursday morning its back home you go!  But truly it's an amazing way to be celebrating for your accomplishments.  Here you can check out the celebration at Corporate below!


It's really a neat feeling to step off that elevator and have the entire staff at Team Beachbody cheering for you! 

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The Team Beachbody Newest Super Star Diamond Coaches

The coolest part about Super Star Diamond Day is that I got to spend it with my BFF Seay Stanford and her husband with whom we met through Beachbody and have become great friends and my own personally sponsored coach Alyssa Schomaker!  It's pretty awesome to see your own coaches have such tremendous success and then get to celebrate it right along side of them as well!

We had the opportunity to extend our stay and do a little site seeing for a few days!  We hit up the shops on the promenade and took a tour of Hollywood and the Hollywood hills, had dinner with at Ruth Chris Steakhouse and just enjoyed great company and wine of course!  IT was an amazing little get a way from the cold and dreary western PA!!  There is nothing like a workout on the beach and breakfast overlooking the ocean!!!  
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flex friday from the beach

So fun fact:  This was a little different for me personally because I am considered what they call a Super Star Diamond 2 coach! That means that I have not only grown 1, 15 Star Diamond business, but I have 2, 15 Star Diamond businesses.  So I got a little something extra! A shopping spree on Rodeo Drive {which I felt like a fish out of water bc I'm some small town girl in Beverly Hills}.  That was a really awesome experience to just be able to go into all the high end stores and then not just window shop but actually buy myself something!  I bought my first pair of Jimmy Choo shoes, sunglasses and an Alice + Olivia outfit.  


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My Super Cool Jimmy Choo Shoes

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The salesman that helped me pick out my new shoes

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Shopping Spree at Lorna and Jane

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My awesome partner in crime

What a truly amazing week!  I'm glad to be back home with my boys and my normal everyday life.  But it was really fun to be treated like a princess for a few days!  What a cool experience and its so nice to know that all your hard work, time and commitment is not overlooked!  We work for a company that truly honors and values what we do as coaches!

If you have ever considered becoming a Beachbody Coach or would like to know more about how you yourself can get started with the Dream Team please fill out the application below and I will contact you in the next 24 hours!  I will begin accepting applications for my new coach apprenticeship and mentoring program on April 6th this week!











Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Help My Booty Needs some TLC

I had a total moment over the weekend and I just have to share because I cannot be the only one that is having this issue!!!  I think I am in pretty good shape!  Actually I know I am way better shape than I was before having kids!  I mean, I don't physically look better than before kids because my stomach is like a train wreck but I am physically more muscular and toned than ever before!  But.... and there is a big BUT!  I went to try on a few bathing suits last week and I turned around to check out the rear view and SERIOUSLY I just about died! There is no way that booty is going out in public!  Now, it could of been the fact that my legs haven't seen the sun in 7 months or it could of been that my butt is just a little saggy and there is some cellulite on the backs of my legs right under my butt! GROSSSS!!!!  I have a small frame but there is no lift going on in that trunk!  So, I made it my personal mission for the next 6 weeks to give my booty a little extra love!  Anyone with me?!?!?  


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I am not only tightening up my diet because we all know that 80% of our results come from our nutrition and processed, sugar packed foods definitely do not help in the cellulite department.


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Horomones, lack of exercise and poor nutrition are all causes of cellulite.  
Stay away from sugary foods and high sodium foods.  You should not eat anything that has more than 200 mg of sodium in it.

Drink lots of water which helps to naturally flush out toxins in your body!  Aim to drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces each day.

Here are some more foods that you SHOULD eat to help prevent cellulite!  I loved this article!!!  READ HERE

So I am not just tightening up my diet but I am also going to jazz up my workout routine to focus a little more on the booty!!!

So I'm currently doing the 21 Day Fix Extreme but now its 5 weeks til Cancun and it's game time!!!

HYRBID SCHEDULE of my own making!

Monday:  Insanity Max30

Tuesday:  Upper Fix Extreme & Brazil Butt Lift (on demand)

Wednesday:  Pilates Fix and Max 30 15 minute MAX out workout

Thursday:  Lower Fix Extreme & Abs

Friday:  Power Strength Extreme

Saturday:  ABC Extreme & Max30

Sunday:  Piyo Buns &  Abs

No REST DAY this week!  Here is the kicker!!  I'm traveling so this makes it extra challenging!  So far this week I have stuck to the program!  I was up at 5 am pressing play on my workouts before we left for the airport.  I'm going to do my best, hit up the gym at the hotel, use the Beachbody On Demand and focus on getting that booty back!  


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I went digging through all my workouts and realized I could basically do a different lower body workout each week!  You should ideally work your booty 3x a week or every 48 hours! Remember that you can't out exercise a bad diet and if you want to get the best results keep that nutrition in check!

WATER WATER WATER and lots of fresh unprocessed lean proteins, fruits and veggies!  

Stay tuned for my booty back 5 week progress update!!  

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If you would like to join me in my March 16th challenge group and get even more support and accountability to help you reach your health and fitness goals this spring please complete the application below.

To read more about what a support and accountability group is click here!



Sunday, March 8, 2015

Spring Into Fitness with Support and Motivation From a Busy Woman Just Like YOU!




We have approximately 12 weeks until June 1st.  This is the unofficial start of summer break, of the warmer weather and vacation season!  It is the start of shorts, tank tops, sundresses and the dreaded bathing suit!  If you have ventured out to the stores recently you can already see the summer clothes and swimsuits hanging on the racks just laughing at your pasty white winter skin!!!!  I made the EPIC mistake of trying on a pair of shorts and a swimsuit and almost died at the ridiculousness of my winter body!  It's the stark reality that summer is coming whether we want to acknowledge it or not.  So it's time to prepare!!!  

It's not to early, in fact now is the perfect time. Every time you question whether or not you should make healthier choices, you should do that workout or stay away from the dessert tray go and try on that bathing suit and remind yourself that every choice matters in the end.  12 weeks is not really that long and it takes 21 days to create a new habit, 8 weeks to really see that change and 12 weeks for others to notice!  So by making the commitment to start now you can really make progress by the time you hit June!!!  If you wait until May 1st to transform your body, you are going to be really frustrated when it doesn't happen as fast as you would like! Take it from experience PLEASE and trust me on this one!  You don't want to wait!  

I am getting ready to kick off my Spring Into Fitness Support and Accountability Group on the 16th of March and another group again in April. My goal is get as many women ready for summer without stressing out, without feeling restricted and honestly making this more of a lifestyle change that a true diet.  I want to show you how to fit in exercise with your already overflowing to do list and make the meal planning, the food preparation as painless as possible.  As a busy mom of 2 myself I totally know how crazy life is!  Preschool, Kindergarten, homework, basketball, baseball, playdates, laundry, floors to be cleaned and dishes that need done and all that jazz!  There is never enough MOMMY time in the day!  

So its time to package it neatly into a little ball of awesomeness!  Lets just start with 21 days! Can you commit to 21 days?  30 minute workouts, a daily accountability check in to our online closed FB Group and I'm going to be trying something new!! The option to check into an app every day instead of FB if you aren't a Facebook person!

What are the requirements?  


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  • Do you have a TeamBeachbody coach?  If not, then let me be yours!  Create an account by clicking here.  Create Free Account
  • Complete the Application so I can discuss with you more independently on whether this is a good fit or not for you!  Application
  • Commit to the 21 Day Fix and Replacing 1 meal a day with Shakeology. Why Shakeology??  Because it's awesome and it is going to make you feel better as far as daily energy, daily nutrition, 1 meal you don't have to think about, and its quick, convenient, and honestly as skeptical as I was it does taste really good!  
  • Then in return:  I'm going to support, guide, mentor, and help you set realistic goals so that this program does not just sit on your shelf collecting dust but it is one that truly transforms your life and you get to do it with other like minded people!!!  
  • The cool twist of the month is that I am going to be donating $2 for every challenge pack or Shakeology HD purchased at the time of sign up to the LLS (Leukemia and Lymphoma Society)  to support my BFF Katy Ursta and her Woman of the Year Campaign. To hear more about this check out my post. #everysweatmatters
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Sound like a plan?!?!?  Ok lets make it happen!  Hit me up for the details today!  There are a limited number of spots available and they won't be here for long!  Looking forward to transforming our winter bodies into summer bodies in the next few months with you!!!!


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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Every Sweat Matters




You know we all go through life seeing other people go through hardships and we always think it will never happen to us.  Until that moment when it does!  Then, EVERYTHING simply STOPS!  You are frozen, you are paralyzed by fear, you have no idea what to do next and for some time you wonder how you will ever go on!  I remember the day that Katy was diagnosed so clearly that I can still to this day feel the emotions welling up inside me as I type this out.

My friend and also coach on my team Katy Ursta was having a rough morning and I didn't know why.  So I called her on the way to my sons parent teacher conference.  I wanted to check in and make sure she was ok! But as the conversation started I knew something was not ok!  She proceeded to tell me how she went to the doctors office because of this lump in her armpit and how she was started on an antibiotic and it didn't clear up! She had recently had her 2nd son Dominic so she thought maybe it was mastitis.  But when the antibiotic didn't clear it up the eyebrows were raised. She went into the doctors to have an ultrasound on the area done and immediately they took a biopsy and told her they were almost certain she had cancer!  ALONE in that doctors office for a routine visit for what she thought was Mastitis turned into the most gut wrenching news of her life.  (insert chills and tears as I type).  I honestly cannot imagine that moment and what was going through her head as she sat there trying to absorb the information.  Immediately she went from a new mom of a new little boy and a toddler, a teacher, a Beachbody Coach, and a wife trucking along on maternity leave living life to the fullest now setting up doctors appointments with oncologists, talking to insurance, getting a spinal tap, hearing the diagnosis that it was in fact cancer, and it was stage 4 Hodgkin's lymphoma and FEAR completely taking over!  In a split second your perfect and normal life becomes turned upside down!  

I remember the day Katy came to my house to talk about the diagnosis and how the next 12 weeks were going to be really hard.  She had a mass in her chest, and when the scan was completed her lymph nodes were lighting up.  So the cancer was in quite a lot of places.  We talked about what the next 12 weeks of treatment would look like, we talked about her purpose in life, and we came up with a game plan.  Katy is a strong woman and this rocked her to the core (as it would anyone).  But the one thing that I admire is that she got up every single day (for the most part) and pressed play.  She didn't stop working out, stop eating healthy, stop coaching others, instead she decided that she was going to #punchcancerintheface and she was going to sweat for something bigger! When life got hard, she would sweat! When she wanted to give up, she would sweat!  When the treatment knocked her down, she would sweat!  No matter what she would always sweat through it!  She would sweat out that cancer and it was the one thing that SHE could control in this journey!  What was truly a way for her to stay in control of some part of this diagnosis began to inspire other people to sweat for something bigger.  On days when she was feeling weak she used social media and asked people to sweat for her today!  

We would all come together, tag her in our posts and dedicate our workouts to her!  It lifted her up, it gave her strength and she knew she was not alone!!!  It was those moments that she felt a MESS that she CREATED her MASTERPIECE!
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Katy endured a lot of hardships in 2014!  Stage 4 Hodgkins Lymphoma had nothing on her!  She did 12 rounds of intense chemotherapy, she completely Piyo, T25, and various other Beachbody Workouts.  She drank shakeology every day, she DIDN'T lose her hair (AMAZING), she became an Elite Coach for Team Beachbody for the 2nd year in a row which is the top .01% of the company!  She is currently a 9 Star Diamond Coach, she left her full time teaching job to be a full time Beachbody Coach, she was asked to tell her story in Scottsdale Arizona at our Leadership Conference and she was on the Super Saturday Video for Team Beachbody in January 2015.  She is currently in remission from cancer and she has been nominated for the Woman of the Year in Pittsburgh to raise funds for the LLS.  

Katy is not your average woman! She has taken what seemed like the worst possible life scenario and has turned it into one of the most inspiring and influential, hope giving situations that life could give you!  She is humble and most likely would argue with this but she is extremely successful, confident, and she is an awesome leader and friend!  Everyday she just wants to help people realize their fullest potential!

So, why am I telling you this story!!!!!  Well because like I said, she has been nominated for the Woman of the Year in Pittsburgh.  This is a 10 week campaign where each nominee fundraises for 10 weeks to raise money for the LLS. The individual who raises the most money is the winner!  I want to help her get there and so does our entire Dream Team!  Every dollar raised goes towards families and individuals who are diagnosed with Leukemia or Lymphoma.  It helps to pay their medical bills, it funds research to find a cure and better treatments and it truly does help people in need!  The LLS has been a great support to Katy and her family and she is doing everything she can to return the favor!
Woman of the Year, LLS, Every Sweat Matters, Katy Ursta, Dream Team, Melanie Mitro, Commitment, Fighter, I challenge You, Sweat Bigger, Team Beachbody

So what are we doing as a team!

For the entire month of March our theme is EVERY SWEAT MATTERS.  I am asking YOU to think of Katy Ursta everytime you workout and use the hashtag #everysweatmatters

We are selling Team Beachbody T-shirts and tanks with the hashtag #everysweatmatters on them. If you would like to get a T-shirt and support the cause you can order yours here! Wear it and tag me on social media.


Woman of the Year, LLS, Every Sweat Matters, Katy Ursta, Dream Team, Melanie Mitro, Commitment, Fighter, I challenge You, Sweat Bigger, Team Beachbody

If you are attending a Super Saturday in April please wear your shirt to raise awareness for this cause.

Also, as a team we are fundraising across the United States and Canada. Coaches are hosting spaghetti dinners, are doing fit clubs in honor of Katy, are donating proceeds of their commissions to the campaign, and hosting events!  Push ups for LLS, dedicating workouts, corporate sponsors and more!  As a team our goal is to raise $10,000 for this cause and we could totally use your help!

How can you help?
1.  You can donate to our specific link which is directly linked to the LLS and Katy's campaign. http://www.mwoy.org/pages/wpa/pgh15/mmitro

2.  You can join my challenge group in March and $2 for every purchase will be donated to the campaign.

3.  You can donate to the campaign and Matt and I will do push ups for every dollar raised!  Just make sure to write in the notes section how many push ups you are wanting Matt or I to do.

4.  You can host your own event, you can attend our Super Saturday in April and the proceeds of the event will go to the LLS.  


Facts about Blood Cancer: 
  • Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children and young adults under the age of 20.
  • An estimated 1,129,813 Americans are currently living with blood cancers.
  • Every four minutes someone is diagnosed - more than 149,900 new cases are expected this year.
  • Every 10 minutes, someone dies from blood cancers - an estimated 54,630 deaths are expected this year.
  • Leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma are cancers that originate in the bone marrow or lymphatic tissue as the result of an acquired genetic injury to the DNA of a single cell, which becomes malignant and multiplies continuously. This abnormal accumulation interferes with the production of healthy blood cells.

Facts about Leukemia and Lymphoma

  • In the United States 310,046 people are living with or in remission from leukemia.
  • The five-year relative survival rate for a child under the age of 15 with ALL has improved from 3% in 1964 to 92% today.(lymphoma)
  • There are 731,277 people today living with lymphoma: 172,937 have or are in remission from Hodgkin lymphoma; 558,340 have or are in remission from nonHodgkin lymphoma (NHL).
  •  Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is the seventh most common cancer in the United States, and its age-adjusted incidence rose 89-percent from 1975 to 2010.
  • The five-year relative survival rate for patients with Hodgkin lymphoma rose from 74-percent in 1975 to 88-percent in 2009. 
Many LLS supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients, but are also now used to treat patients with rare forms of stomach and skin cancers and are in clinical trials for patients with lung, brain, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancers. And LLS funded drugs like targeted therapies and immunotherapies are now saving thousands of lives every day.
    You can reach out to myself and Katy Ursta and we will plug you in!  


    This month is not just about a challenge pack sale or a success club point. This month is about truly sweating for something bigger.  Every day when you pull on those shoes and workout clothes its not just about you!  Every workout selfie you take, post and share is out there inspiring someone to sweat for something bigger!  Your SWEAT matters to that person who feels lost and hopeless.  Your sweat matters to the person struggling with a personal issue!  Your sweat inspires people to get up and get going!  So don't let it stop here! I challenge you to take action and SWEAT FOR SOMETHING BIGGER!  Your SWEAT does count!  

    Want to know more about Katy Ursta and her story----- then head over to her blog!  One Fit Fighter


    So are you in!  Will you help us raise awareness for the LLS and will you participate in our campaign!!! Each week I will update you on the money raised and how close we are to our goal!  Lets make it count!!!!

    Woman of the Year, LLS, Every Sweat Matters, Katy Ursta, Dream Team, Melanie Mitro, Commitment, Fighter, I challenge You, Sweat Bigger, Team Beachbody




    Woman of the Year, LLS, Every Sweat Matters, Katy Ursta, Dream Team, Melanie Mitro, Commitment, Fighter, I challenge You, Sweat Bigger, Team Beachbody


    To make a tax deductible donation to the Woman of the Year Campaign click here!