Hammer and Chisel Test Group

Monday, February 8, 2016

Love The Skin Your In Health & Fitness Accountability Group

Have you ever found yourself looking in the mirror and wondering who the person is starring back at you?  I mean, could that really be YOU!  How did I let myself go?  Where did those 20 pounds come from?  Those dark circles under your eyes, when did they appear? Oh wait, that is after 2 kids, a lot of sleepless nights and sacrifices because after all its not about you anymore right! When you have kids you basically give up ownership to any personal time at all.  Do you feel me? 

What about your stomach?  I don’ know about yours but mine has been thru the ringer. Stretched 2 times to the max.  When I say MAX I mean if it stretches any more there is a good chance my belly is going to explode.  Its all fine and dandy when the baby is in there, but what about when they come out?  What about that?  What do you do when the baby is born and you are left with what I like to say a bowl full of jelly!!!  It is a humbling experience to become a mom and no one quite prepares you for that. 

This leaves me to the place that I was in 5 years ago.  Standing in the closet of our townhouse going through bins of summer clothes trying everything on and then tossing it in a pile to the side of the room.  That pile, is the clothes that don’t fit pile!!!  Frustrated, defeated and full of tears I remember sitting on my bed.  I had NO clothes, no self confidence, I was exhausted and I needed something NOW!  I didn’t love my skin, I didn’t feel good and I had to make a change.  I was introduced to clean eating, Beachbody at home workouts, and Shakeology for the first time through a friend on Facebook.  I joined a support and accountability group because I was at a loss for how to change.  I didn’t have the money to go to the gym, to get a trainer, a nutritionist and pay for childcare.  But I did have a storage room I could work out in when the boys napped, a laptop to play the workouts on and the 100% drive and determination to change.  

Over the course of those next 6 months I focused on “ME” for at least 30-45 each day.  I would put the boys down for naps at 2 pm and hit the basement for my workout session.  I sweated, I cried, I thought I would never change, but then right before my eyes my body started to change.  As I embraced clean eating and drank shakeology daily my skin began to glow, my hair and nails got stronger, and I had more natural energy to keep up with my kids.  I was stronger and I started to have more confidence.  WHAT!!!!  I was THAT girl who NEVER had EVER Stuck to a fitness program in my life.  I always started our the year making a New Years Resolution to get in shape and then I was gone in 2 weeks and stuck paying a membership for the year.  I had never changed my diet before, I believed in low fat and fat free. So this was totally unchartered territory for me.  But, I liked it!  I mean I REALLY liked who I was transforming into.  
I am a healthy mom because these little eyes are always watching.

I can say that because of my coach, the support of the challenge group and the other women in the group I truly have found a way to love the skin that I am in!  It’s never going to be my pre baby skin but hey I earned those stretch marks and saggy skin!  I earned my imperfections and I learned to love them! They are a part of who I am.  

So now, my job as a coach is to pay it forward.  I am going to be launching a specific accountability and support group that is geared towards matching you up and with a fitness program and nutrition guide to meet your needs but to walk you through the process of changing your unhealthy habits, creating a more positive mindset, embracing your imperfections and chucking the word diet to the wind.  We are not dieting, we are creating a healthy lifestyle.  

When does the group start?  
-Monday January 15th, 2016 with a week of plan and preparation and the workouts start the following Monday.

What Do I Need For This Group?
-Each participant is required to have me as their coach.  You can create an account here.  

-You are required to do a Beachbody fitness program, which I will help you to pick the one that best fits your needs.

-You are required to replace 1 meal a day with Shakeology for the duration of the 6 weeks because as I am teaching you how to change your eating habits and give you the tools to make this a lifestyle change we want to have at least 1 meal each day that is quick and easy but isn't lacking in your nutritional quality.  Shakeology does that!  It is my saving grace because quite honestly there are days that I am so busy that I don't have time to make a balanced meal so this is my go to!!!  Plus it really does taste awesome!  

-You are required to log into our online closed Facebook group daily where I am going to share tips, recipes, meal plans, tips to  handle eating out, and emotional eating plus improving your body image.

-My goal is to get you a program that you are excited about and that you start and complete it. I do not want it to be something that sits on your shelf and collects dust!  

Does this sound like something you would like to do?

If so, take the time to complete the application below.  I will contact you within 24 hours to discuss whether this would be a good fit!  I am accepting a small group of customers for this group and I would love to have some motivated women who are really ready to make a change!  Lets face it, there will never be a perfect time.  The right time is now!  So lets get started!  

I am NOT going to let you fail!  I am giving you my word that I am going to support, guide and help you to truly make a change, live a more positive life and embrace who you are on the inside out!  We live in a world full of comparison and its time to chuck that to the wind and just BE YOU!!!!!!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Hammer and Chisel Women's Meal Plan

It is totally crazy to think that I have completed an entire round of Hammer and Chisel already.  60 days in the books!  I will be honest that I enjoyed myself over the holidays, I stuck to the workouts but we had Christmas, a trip to Florida, New Years, a huge weekend event here in Pittsburgh, then another trip to  LA to speak at a conference so I will say that my nutrition was less than perfect.  But, I will say that despite all of that, I can tell that I am gaining muscle definition, I am getting stronger and I feel better!  I can really see a difference in my body from the past 60 days.

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What I will admit is that I was not perfect at taking pictures and I didn't document my physical transformation because at this point its not about the scale, its truly about how I feel in my skin.  I just want to feel strong, know that I am in fact feeding my body with great nutrient dense food and I am giving myself the competitive edge in life with strong bones and a great heart!  I workout not because I have to but because I love too!  It makes me feel energized and ready to take on the day!

So this week marked the beginning of round 2 with Hammer and Chisel.  A whole round under my belt and I definitely learned a few things!

#1 You have to constantly challenge yourself to dig deeper and push harder.  Increase your weights when you feel that it's becoming comfortable.

#2 Track your weights so that you remember what you lifted the week before.

#3 Track your food!  It is easy to have a skewed perception of how closely you are following the nutrition plan when you aren't actually writing it down.  I love being able to look back over a week or even a day and seeing how good I did on my water intake and checking off the boxes for my nutrition plan. Then, I can schedule in my 1 splurge meal each week without feeling guilty about it.

#4 Trust the process!  I learned that you have to have faith in the process.  You might not lose weight right away but its not about that!  It's about listening to your body, getting stronger, challenging yourself physically and mentally and being healthier on the inside too.  But, if you are doing the program for 3 weeks and not seeing any changes at all, its important that you don't abandon ship.  You don't stop doing the program because HEY after 3 weeks of no results I guess it doesn't work... WRONG!  Your body is like a science experiment and everyone is totally different. We all respond differently.  Some of us can't have gluten, some are sensitive to dairy, some of us can't eat carbs after dinner and others can!  We all respond differently so its important that you track your food, you identify trends and you ask your coach for help when you get stuck!  It can be something as simple as cutting back 1 yellow container or switching the times of the day or the types of fruits you are eating to jump start yourself back into the right direction.  TRUST the PROCESS.  Hammer and Chisel went through a lot of testing before it got to you!  They know what they are doing, it will work.  But you have to have faith and trust the process.

So with that being said!  It's time for round 2.

Worksheets printed and you can find them on the Team Beachbody Website under the Get Fit Tab and Workout Sheets.

Meal Plan ready for the week and I am following meal plan A.  I choose recipes from my blog which you can find under the eat clean recipes tab

We are not a super fancy family and we tend to keep it very basic.  Our favorite evening snacks are Kale Chips at the moment because they provide the crunch that a chip would without the guilt.  Plus it's an extra green container and a spoon that we get in for the day!  

Matt and I drink Shakeology once a day and we tend to replace the meal that we struggle the most to find a healthy option for.  

Water:  Lets just pause here for one minute! Do you struggle with daily water intake? You are normal, but don't let that be an excuse!  You want to stay healthy, hydrated and able to take on the daily tasks of life. Get sipping on that H2O and trust me you might find that you end up losing weight!  

So as I get ready to launch week 2 tomorrow I want to extend an invite to you!

Have you been considering joining one of my accountability and support groups?  Have you been following me for awhile but you just haven't pulled the trigger yet?

Now is the time!!  Here is an open invite to anyone who does not currently have a coach or work with a coach!

I am running a 6 week "Love The Skin You Are In" group.  My goal is to teach you how to make fitness and nutrition a part of your lifestyle vs. a crash diet.  I want to help you fuel your body for energy vs comfort, learn how to read labels, make better choices, curb sugar cravings, get rid of emotional eating and learn to live life in moderation.  Most importantly this is all about LOVING your BODY the way that God intended it to be! Embracing imperfection and loving who you are!  

So if you would like to join me in this 6 week group please complete the application below!  I will contact you within 24 hours to go over your health and fitness goals, match you with a Beachbody fitness program that meets your needs and a nutrition plan to compliment it!

There is no better time than now!  

WHATCHA waiting for?!  Fill out the application below!
I would love to give you one of my exclusive spots this month!

Heck, lets be honest!  It will take longer than 30 days to get results.  Spring and Summer are fast approaching so lets get this party started!

Are you in?!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Yes I said it right, MANCAKES not pancakes!  I first learned about mancakes from my coach Deidra and then I watched Maegan post about them all the time and how awesome they are.  I decided that I just had to give it a try.  ACTUALLY, my husband decided he was going to make them!!

I am hooked and there are so many different ways you can make them!  Today I'm sharing one of our favorites. If you are looking for a way to eat pancakes but keep it clean and not overkill it on the carbs this works great.

If you are doing the 21 Day Fix nutrition plan here is the breakdown.
1 yellow
1/2 red
1/2 purple

Each batch matches 4-5 pancakes.

You can make them ahead of time, let them cool and then store them for later or you can eat them immediately.  Either way they are delicious.

If you try it definitely let me know what you think!!!!

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Do You Want To Make Your Fitness Your Business?

When Opportunity Knocks, Do You Listen??

Hey There!  My name is Melanie Mitro and I am honored to call myself a 2X Top Beachbody Coach.  I started my journey in 2011 as a customer in a "Summer Slim Down Challenge Group" with my coach and other customers.  I was on my own personal transformation to lose the weight I had gained after having my second son Bryce.  After experiencing the challenge group for the first time I was absolutely hooked.  I could not believe the support, the accountability, the positivity daily when I would log into the closed online group. I fell in love with the idea of having friends all over the United States that were just like me! We kept each other moving forward and focused on our goals. 

At the end of my first group I had lost 11 lbs, had totally changed our families eating habits, I had more confidence, more energy to keep up my kids and I was healthier than I had been in my entire life.  My coach invited me to join Beachbody Coaching multiple times before I accepted.  We were a single family income, I had quit my job to stay home with our two boys so money was tight.  But, I saved up my birthday money to pay for my coach sign up!!!  
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I was absolutely GAME FACE ON about starting my FIRST accountability group and teaching other people how to get healthy and make exercise a part of their lifestyle.  I created my team the Dream Team which is now one of the most successful organizations in the entire company!  I am a 3X Top 10 Coach, 4X Elite Coach, Million Dollar Annual Earner, Super Star Diamond III, Coach Advisory Board Member and I am a mom of 2 living my life by design!!!  Matt and I have paid off all of our debts, saved for our  kids college educations and are truly living in a way we never thought was possible.  It is all thanks to Beachbody and the systems they have created to help other people achieve their health, fitness and financial goals.  It's incredible!!!  To think that 5 years ago I had no idea what network marketing even was!  

I'm sure that you are thinking that this all sounds to good to be true.  But it is not!  I am no different than you.  I am DRIVEN, MOTIVATED, DETERMINED, and the biggest thing is that I BELIEVE without a shadow of a doubt that I am meant for GREATNESS.  I didn't always know how I was going to get there, but I knew that I was someday going to find out!  FAITH, HARD WORK and CONSISTENCY over time brings about results.

So now it's a NEW YEAR and a chance for new opportunities and I am excited to put out there an incredible opportunity to be trained by a 2X Top Coach and the Queen of Systems.  

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Before you apply consider this:

#1 - You must be willing to commit to getting in the very best shape of your life using Beachbody Programs and products like P90X, Insanity, 21 Day Fix, Fix Extreme, Insanity Max 30, Body Beast, Hammer and Chisel, Shakeology!!!  You will be enrolled in my challenge group so that you get the experience as a challenger so you can lead others on the same journey.  A huge part of the business is being proof that the products work.

#2 - You must be committed to completing ALL the new coach training university assignments during the 30 day course.  You must be 100% committed to being teachable, stepping out of your comfort zone and following the step by step plan that I have laid out for you.  There will be times during this program that I challenge you, but it is because I absolutely want you to succeed!  This is a proven system that my team has used, perfected and duplicated to create successful coaches in the Dream Team.  

If this sounds like you then its time to apply!!!  I am going to teach you how to launch your business, how to share and not sell, how to find people, use social media and grow a business that fits your needs.  

If you are looking for a CHANGE because you are not happy in your current career, or you need accountability, or the freedom to choose how much or how little that you work then this is for you!!!  

Complete the application below and we can begin working on your life by design.

The New COACH Training University begins on February 1st, 2016.

So before you go any further.  Would you like to know a little more about me???? Would you like to know a little more about the Dream Team??

Well join me on Monday January 18th at 7:00 pm EST for a live event that will happen right in a private Facebook Group.  Here is the link to join: Join the closed group

During this event I will cover topics like:
-How to launch your business
-How to share and not sell
-How to find people
-How to use social media
-What is the cost to get started and more.

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If you decide that the Dream Team is for you and you make the decision to become a coach on my team here is how the process will go!

#1 -  You will receive a welcome email from me with your steps to get started.
#2 -  We will set up a 1:1 call to go over your questions, your goals and I will give you direction on what to do first.
#3 You will be enrolled in my New Coach Training University and you will have access to my team page, our resources, guides, scripts, previous call recordings and everything else our team has created.
#4 I will personally be mentoring and supporting you in your business.  I love what I do and I am very hands on with my team and I enjoy the process!  I am committed to helping you succeed.  If you are ready to rock and roll then lets do this together!

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Here is a little more about who I am:  

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Top Coach In Team Beachbody Dream Team Weekend Celebration


Guests of HONOR, CEO Carl Daikeler and Autumn Calabrese
This weekend was our quarterly Team Beachbody Event here in Pittsburgh.  January is always our biggest event because it's the kick off to the new year, it's celebrating the success of coaches in the area and it's a time to learn about the new happenings in the organization.

Any coach can attend this event.  You actually do not even need to be a coach to attend.  It does not matter what organization you are a part of you can still attend local events.

The purpose of Super Saturday is to get all the news and announcements out to the network.

  • The 2017 Success Club Trip is an all inclusive vacation to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.  Any coach can earn this trip regardless of rank or months in the business. The requirements are that you sign up for the trip, you earn $5 for every success club point earned and that goes towards your balance of the trip.  If you consistently help 3-5 people each month through challenge groups you can get your trip paid for entirely!!  How incredible is that!  You get rewarded for doing your job.  I know for me this was such a motivating factor when I was a new coach. The first success club trip was a trip to Disney.  We hadn't taken a vacation since having kids, so this was huge for our family to earn this vacation.  Plus Beachbody really knows how to throw an event.  You get to workout with the celebrity trainers like Shaun T, Autumn Calabrese, Tony Horton.  You get to attend parties, family events and activities and connect with like minded people.  We are brining our kids this year on the Success Club cruise and they are pumped about it.  Plus now we have so many other coaches in the organization that we have become friends with and we are all brining out kids so it will be like a big party!  This is truly one of the highlights of the year! Getting to go on these trips with our family.
  • The second big announcement was that a NEW flavor of Shakeology is being released on Monday January 11th.  Cafe Latte which is like having your coffee and your chocolate shake too!  It has a great smooth flavor and it has a hint of coffee.  It's not too overpowering, it tastes great and I already have my shakeology switched to the cafe latte for next month!  If you are looking for variety in your Shakeology then I would highly suggest giving it a try.
  • During this event we also recognized all of the Elite Coaches and the Elite 10 coaches and everyone's success for the entire year.  CEO Carl Daikeler and Celebrity Trainer and Creator of 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix Extreme and Hammer and Chisel was in the house Autumn Calabrese!

    Carl Daikeler awarded me my top coach vase in person along with a really sweat speech.  I feel so honored to represent the Network of Coaches in the organization!  It started with my own personal transformation and it has been a journey of helping other people achieve their health and fitness goals and financial goals.  I truly love the leadership role and I strive to better my teams lives, to help them grow a strong and healthy organization and plan for their future.  I feel no greater joy than helping my team succeed.  This is my passion and my calling in life and I am so thankful for everyone on my team and all of the customers that I help in my challenge groups.  
    Top Coach Crystal Vase with CEO Carl Daikeler
  • We had two amazing success stories presented at Super Friday.  Brittany Cooley told her story of how she went from rock bottom to having a fire and a passion for life.  She is truly inspiring others to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.  

We had a killer live MASH UP workout featuring some of my awesome coaches and Master Trainer Kam Niskach leading the session!  Tasia got the opportunity to be on stage during the CIZE portion of the workout. So proud of you girl!!!

So proud of you Tasia for being up on stage rocking CIZE

What an incredible event!!  The Pittsburgh Market Council packed the house with over 1,000 coaches!!! Some traveling as far as Canada to attend this weekend event!  
How cool that CEO Carl Daikeler and Autumn Calabrese came to Pittsburgh to celebrate with us.

Then on Saturday Morning I hosted a Dream Team Training on What Got Us To Where We Are Today Won't Get Us To Where We Want To Go Tomorrow.  I invited some of our top leaders and speakers to the stage to talk about what they have done to grow their business over the past 12-24 months.  At each phase of your business there are different things we have all done to continue our growth pattern in the right direction.  The minute that things start to slow down, you have to make small tweaks in order to keep the bar raised.  
I love this picture of my BFF Shannon and I during the event
I spoke on time management, coaches spoke on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook Like Pages, how to overcome a major failure, what to do when you lose motivation, how important is personal development and having a success partner in your business and more.  It was truly a jam packed 3 hour training event!!! The feedback from the audience was amazing and I couldn't be more proud of the leadership that this team possesses. They are truly incredible women and I am honored to lead with them.  

The Speakers of the Dream Team Training Event
Speaking on Time Management in your business

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The Dream Team After The Saturday Training

Then we took a little break and we got the party started!!  Done with the training now onto some fun!   Time to put on your dancing shoes.

I love my Dream Team Diamonds!!!  
This is our 3rd year doing a Diamond Dinner.  I love getting my leaders together to celebrate success, to get to know them better and to just have some time with each other.  This year our Diamond dinner was at the Duquesne Club with 49 guests.  We enjoyed an awesome dinner and we all spent some time going around the room saying where they found me at, how long they had been a coach and a fun fact about themselves.  It was so much fun hearing everyone's tidbits about themselves.  

I gave out my Star Diamond Gifts, my Elite and Premiere gifts to my 2015 leaders.  

It is crazy because some of us have never met before but when we get together it's like we have known each other for life. We may work together through video conferencing and email, we might do our business behind a computer in our PJ's but we sure to clean up nicely.  What a fancy group of pretty awesome ladies.

They even surprised me with a beautiful scrapbook with pictures from the year and a special note from each of them.  

Then after our amazing dinner we headed over to the Consol Energy Center, Lexus Room for a HUGE DREAM TEAM celebration!!!!  Every year I have thrown a party to celebrate our success, to just kick back, relax, have fun and just truly enjoy each other's company! This business is HARD WORK but the friendships we made, the memories created and the fun that we have totally makes it all worth it!  It was wonderful to get to know not just the coaches but their spouses and significant others as well!  I truly had an amazing evening dancing, doing Karaoke, mingling with our team and dreaming big about the possibilities of 2016.  

the amazing cookie display that my mother in law helped to create

There are definitely moments that I want to pinch myself because I can't believe that this is really my job.  I get to hang out with self motivated, driven, innovative, mom bosses all day long!  Women who are passionate about creating their future, their own path to success in their own unique way.  

I could not do any of this without my amazing man by my side!
Each of the coaches on our team is passionate about helping people achieve their health and fitness goals.  We focus on setting people up with a fitness program that meets their needs and help each person navigate through the nutrition plan and the program to get the results that they want.  The most awesome part is that we do this VIRTUALLY.  We are in the comfort of our own homes, our phones, our laptops or at the local coffee shop.  But the cool part is that you make your own hours, you decide how hard you are going to work, how successful you will be based on the amount of work that you do!  It's so amazing to see other people, not just myself have success.  The system I have created is duplicatable and each coach takes the system and then tweaks and molds it into what works for their style!!  So together we are a rock star team!!!  

If you have ever thought of becoming a Beachbody Coach or building your own health and fitness business, now is the time!!!  You can't go wrong with coaching!!!  Complete the application below for a spot on the #1 team in the entire Network.... THE DREAM TEAM!!!

Friday, January 8, 2016

Congrats To The Dream Team 2015 Elite & Premiere Coaches

Good Morning!  It has truly been a whirlwind of a week in a good way of course.  On Monday the kids went back to school, we went back to our routine, and I had the opportunity to be on the January Surge as a guest speaker. The January Surge is a Beachbody Live Event with CEO Carl Daikeler and the executive staff.  It is a two hour event that is meant to provide training, tips, upcoming product launches, announcements and more.  I had the chance to speak about Challenge Groups and how to keep your challengers engaged during a group.  

My top tips for challenge group engagement is:

1.  My Monday Mindset video

2.  Always have a daily post with a tip to help your customers with their nutrition, meal planning, motivation, accountability so that they continue to push forward.  

3.  Being a product of the product which means that I have done the workouts, I have been through the program from beginning to end so I can speak from experience as to what each person could be experiencing along the way.  

4.  Share your own daily accountability in the group just as you are asking your customers to do.  If you want your customers to do something, you have to lead from the front.

5.  Always stay engaged.  I make it a point to comment on each persons post in the group because I want them to know that they are important and that I truly care about their results.

6.  Lastly, if you see someone fall off the wagon, reach out!  Don't assume they gave up.  Send a text, a personal message, an email so that they know you noticed their quietness. See if you can help them troubleshoot and get back on track.

After my part of the surge Carl Daikeler CEO threw me for a loop!!!  I wasn't expecting this at all but he announced that I was the 2015 TOP COACH of Team Beachbody!  I am the FIRST FEMALE 2X TOP COACH and I was ahead in the Elite Rankings by a lot!!!  I was just absolutely floored that they made the announcement because it wasn't supposed to come out until Wednesday!!

I definitely shrieked like a little girl and did a happy dance!  

I have to say that it is totally surreal.  I feel like I'm living a dream sometimes.  I mean who would of thought that this mom of 2 boys who joined as a challenger 4 1/2 years ago would be a top coach in a Network Marketing Company.  Heck, I didn't even know what network marketing was 4 years ago!  What started out as a way to get my post pregnancy body back, became our families financial freedom, our retirement plan, our happy place.  

I saw the opportunity to make a difference in people's lives and to teach them what I had learned about Clean Eating and exercise.  I knew that I could do it, and then as I started I began to understand the business side of things!  I truly was a self made success story!  It was hard work, sacrifice, determination, dedication, willingness to learn and grow and the drive to be successful that has taken me to the top!

But the most amazing part is that I am not alone in this success!  I have an amazing team called The Dream Team and together we have learned the ropes of the business, we have created systems, guides, trainings and tools to help our coaches reach the level of success that they are looking for.  We brainstorm, we celebrate, we sometimes have a good cry session but these leaders have become some of my very best friends!!  

I am so proud of the DREAM TEAM and the fact that you are continuing to raise the bar each and ever year!!!  This is not a Melanie Mitro thing, this is a DREAM TEAM THING.  Each and every coach on this team made this happen!  It was a group effort, it was each coach contributing to the greater picture.  Each coach committing to help at minimum of 3 new people each  month. Running challenge groups, helping people get results, training our team, leading by example, and doing what most people are not willing to do so that we can have what other people wish they could have.  It's teamwork at its finest and it's what we do best!!!  

CONGRATS DREAM TEAM on being the #1 Team 2 years in a row!!!  I have so much RESPECT and LOVE for you all!!  You make my  job so much fun!

I would also love to give some serious props to my 2015 Elite and Premiere Coaches!!!!   They are all independent leaders and they have their own teams now but we have become amazing friends and stay connected through our leadership role as an organization!  I love masterminding, supporting, and growing with these ladies.

Shout out to Alyssa Schomaker:  Super Star Diamond Coach, 3X Elite and 2X Top 10 coach!!!  She is ranked #8 in the organization and her team the Royal Republic is on FIRE!  She is full of passion, hard work and drive to make a difference. She is a former nurse and a mom of 3!!!!  So proud of you girl.

Shout out to Katy Ursta:  3X Elite Coach, 10 Star Diamond, Success Club All Star Legend, Humanitarian Award Winner of 2015, former teacher and mom of 2 boys.  Katy has spoke on stage twice now at corporate events, has an amazing blog and like page, is a rock star speaker and has changed the lives of so many people by providing daily motivation, hope and inspiration to those that struggle! She is an amazing friend and I'm so thankful for her leadership.

Shout out to Deidra Penrose:  3X Elite Coach, 12 Star Diamond Coach, Success Club All Star Legend, Former Nurse, Fitness Competitor, Mom of 2 boys and my cousin!!!  Congrats on a HUGE year for you and your team!  You have put your head down, you have worked hard, you have had some amazing growth this year and your team is on fire.  You are truly a blessing in this business. You are genuine and authentic and I'm so proud of you!!!

Shout out to Shannon Hargrave:  2X Elite Coach, Success Club All Star Legend, 7 Star Diamond Coach who recently moved to Florida!  Shannon you are a fabulous friend, you are genuine and hard working and your leadership skills just blow me away!  You are always paying attention to the details and the personal touch!  You have a killer team culture and you are such a truly wonderful friend.  I'm so proud of you and all your success.

Shout out to Keri Mignano:  2015 Elite Coach, 5 Star Diamond coach and she went from a Diamond Coach in the  beginning of the year to 5 Star and Elite. She is a natural leader, a hard worker, a visionary and she has the ability to motivate a team and help them all work togethers towards a common goal.  It has been incredible to see your growth this year!!  I'm so proud of you!  

Shout out to Kaileigh Hennessey:  2013 Premiere Coach and 2X Elite Coach, 6 Star Diamond and Success Club All Star Legend.  Founder of Revelation Fitness and stay at home mom of 2.  She went from being between in a rock and a hard place financially to being able to GIVE BACK in a BIG WAY!  Kaileigh is so sweet and kind and would give her last $ if she knew it would help someone else.  She truly has a big heart and cares for her team and their success.  She is driven, hard working and when set to a goal she will go after it like no tomorrow.  She is an amazing person and I'm thankful to call you my friend!!!!  

Shout out to Val Bozzo:  2X Elite Coach, Founder of the Legacy United, mom of 2, military wife, 10 Star Diamond Coach, and a hard working, happy go lucky BFF!!!  I couldn't ask for a better friendship!  You are always smiling, positive, you provide daily encouragement and you push yourself to always raise the bar on your leadership.  You are incredible and I'm so proud of you!!!!

Shout out to Marlena Hedine:  2015 Premiere Coach and 3 Star Diamond, Success Club All Star Legend and momma of 2 beautiful girls.  She lives in Texas and has always been an independent hard worker.  You tell her what to do and she does it over and above! She is a no BS type of leader, she works hard and she is driven to reach her highest potential in the business.  I'm so proud of you girl.  

Shout out to Chrisanthi Finn:  2015 Premiere Coach, 3 Star Diamond Coach, mom of 2 and a rock star leader. She has natural leadership abilities and is able to build an organization on a solid foundation of like minded coaches. She is setting her sights on big goals for this year!!!  

Congrats leaders on a truly incredible year!!!!  I couldn't be more excited for you all and I am looking forward to celebrating with each and every one of you!!!  

This weekend we get to celebrate with Carl Daikeler in Pittsburgh, Autumn Calabrese is coming to speak and we are going to have an entire weekend full of fun, training, partying and networking!

I am so pumped for our team and truly to celebrate your success!!!

What an amazing year!  I can't wait to see what next year brings!!!!!  

Make sure you CONGRATULATE each one of these coaches if you know them! They worked hard for this goal!!!! 

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Meal Plan B Week 5 Hammer And Chisel

Happy New Year!!! Can you believe it is 2016 already?!  

Fresh start on the new year

Hammer and Chisel Time

I hope that you have enjoyed your New Year and are ready to get back on track with your nutrition and fitness.

For me this past week was, well excuse my language a "SHIT SHOW".  I can say that I actually only worked out 3 days last week!  We were on vacation in Florida visiting some of our very good friends and then I got sick so I didn't really feel like doing much of anything at the end of the week.  I missed a few workouts but over all my nutrition wasn't all that bad other than a few drinks throughout the week.

I am ready to kick it into high gear for week 5 of Hammer and Chisel this week.

I have printed off my tracking sheets for my food, I have my food journal in place, I have my meal plan created and ready to go!  I am committed to making this week count in a BIG WAY!

I really love this journal, the goal getter journal from Walgreens rocks

I have a HUGE event next weekend here in Pittsburgh with a thousand people attending plus many of my Dream Team Coaches are traveling in for a training, celebration and more!   I want to make sure that I am feeling confident in my dress and I have the energy to keep up all day long!

So here is my game plan for the week:

Workouts will happen at 5:00 am each day this week.  It's become my morning routine and I love to get it out of the way first thing in the morning.  I am always asked, how do you have the energy to do a workout at 5:00 am?  Well, honestly it is rough some days, but I drink my Energize, I go straight to the basement and I just press play because I know if I don't get it done now I will make every excuse as to why I can't or don't have time later.

I am following plan B for the hammer and chisel plan because I want to add lean muscle.  While I always want to tone and cut fat I feel that eating more is going to help me get the lean muscle faster.


Monday:  Total Body Chisel and 10 minute ab chisel
Tuesday:  Hammer power and 10 minute ab hammer
Wednesday:  Chisel Balance and 15 minute glute chisel
Thursday:  Iso Speed Hammer and 15 minute leg hammer
Friday:  Chisel Endurance
Saturday:  Off Day
Sunday:  Total Body Hammer

I always drink the pre workout energize for that extra boost in my workout.
I then immediately following my workout drink the recover drink, I shower and then have my Shakeology for breakfast each day.

Saving grace for nighttime recovery, you have to try this

I drink the evening recharge formula because it helps with sore muscles and it does give me better results. I find that the next morning I can push harder than before!

Meal Planning:  I like to plan out a week at a time because it helps me to stay on track.  I know that when I fail to plan out my week I tend to make poor choices, I fly by the seat of my pants and then I'm not prepared and we don't end up having the right foods in the house. When I do the meal planning I do much better.

So here is my game plan for the week!
I have 1 obstacle and that is next weekend.  We have our Super Friday event where Friday night will be a huge Team Beachbody event. Shakeology will be my dinner that evening.

Saturday morning I have to make it my rest day since our training starts at 9:00 am and I know that I won't have time after the late night on Friday to get it in.

Saturday's food will be Shakeology, and what I can get at the restaurant at the hotel which will be a salad.

Saturday night's dinner will be steak, grilled veggies, and a starch and dessert!  It will be my cheat meal for sure.  I know that I will have a few drinks, there will be lots of dancing and fun!  So I'm going with it!

Sunday we are back home and I'm back on track.  In my mind I have it all planned out and that is what keeps me sane.

I am committed 100% to this program because we have our Success Club Trip which is a cruise in March!  So its go time!  Being in front of 4,000 Beachbody Coaches is plenty enough motivation for me.  

I am loving Hammer and Chisel and I can tell you that it's a challenge, but it's totally doable.  If you are looking to take your fitness to the next level this is the perfect program for you.  It is the right amount of strength training and cardio to keep me challenged, focused and excited about each and every workout!

So it's game face on!  Lets get those results!!!  Remember that Summer Bodies are Made in the WINTER!!!  

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