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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

21 Day Fix Extreme Meal Plan

Progress is not about perfection its about getting up every single day even when you do not want to do it and giving it your all!  

I completed the first full week of the 21 Day Fix Extreme last week with the Flab to Fab challenge group and now it's game on with week 2!!!  How did week 1 go?

Well.... it definitely has improved from the previous weeks!  I completed every workout last week.  I pushed myself to not just be comfortable with the weights that I was lifting but I really dug down deep and increased every single weight I was lifting.  In return I was sore, I felt accomplished and my body was finally feeling back on track.  The first few days that you are cutting out sugar and processed foods are literally like you are going through withdrawal.  Headaches, fatigue and irritability were among the few withdrawal symptoms I was feeling.  This just affirms that eating clean is the way our bodies were intended to eat.

So what's the game plan for this upcoming week!
Well it's week 2 of the Fix Extreme.  I am still alternating 2 days of the countdown to competition food plan and 1 day extreme eating.  The 1 carb a day and no fruits is definitely a challenge!

The countdown to completion is your carb depletion days and the extreme days allow you to have 2 carbs and 2 fruits if you are in my calorie range 1,200 to 1,499 calories.  

The workouts that I am doing are this:
Monday:  Plyo Fix Extreme
Tuesday:  Upper Fix Extreme
Wednesday:  Pilates Extreme
Thursday:  Lower Fix Extreme
Friday:  Cardio Fix Extreme
Saturday:  Dirty 30 Fix Extreme
Sunday:  Yoga Fix Extreme

I have the bowflex select tech weights and they are the best! They allow me to gradually increase my weights each week even by 1/2 pound but also give me the ability to go down in weights if its my shoulders (because that's my weakest area).

I am really beginning to grow fond of the pilates workout even though the bands make me truly feel like I am completely uncoordinated.  I love the core work and I love the focus on the booty! 

It's 6 weeks until Cancun.  So it's time to focus and go!  Unveiling that winter body to bikini season can be a scary thing!  So that's why everything matters now!  Time to get ready for summer! You realize it's coming whether we want it to or not! Don't hide from it, embrace it now and lets get to work!

Wake up, workout, be awesome!




Lets talk daily nutrition!  Nutrition is the one area in life that is going to truly dictate your results.  80% of your results comes from what you eat.  20% comes from what you do!  So if you are like me and fighting a killer sickness then skip the workout and just be dialed in with your nutrition.  If you can stay focused on the nutrition aspect you truly can continue to make progress!  

You can see that Monday and Tuesday are the carb depletion days and Wednesday is my regular fix extreme eating days.  Thursday and Friday back to carb depletion and Saturday is regular fix eating days!  The cycle continues for 21 days! Then at the end of 21 days it is maintenance with Fix Extreme eating!  

MOTIVATION: Trying on bathing suits and seeing your areas of improvement!  If you are struggling to stay motivated that is my tip to you!

Bikini that is about to be hanging in my closet (below)  I bought this for motivation to stay focused on my goals!  


This vacation to Cancun Mexico with the Team Beachbody Family is fast approaching! Time to get my game face on!!!!  What is your motivation????


My motivation ^^^^
Also when it comes to weight loss you must MENTALLY switch on the light bulb in your head!!!!  When you are mentally in the game the challenges are much less.

For example: This past weekend we went to the Movies, my husband was out of town with his college roommates for a guys trip and I took the boys to Valencia Donut where you can make homemade donuts.  The kids were a little feisty and it would of been easy to crack open a bottle of wine, eat some cheese puffs and feel sorry for myself that Matt was away.  But, instead I know that my goals, my WHY and my focus are stronger than the emotions and that food isn't going to do anything but increase the guilt.  So back in the pantry it goes!!  Flip that mental switch, get in the game!  Those moments where you are focused are when it makes a difference.

Put yourself in a position for good things to happen to you!  You can dream, hope and pray all you want but if you are not ready when the opportunity calls, it will pass by!

There are going to be lunches out, dinners with your friends, get togethers in your house but if you say to yourself I want to be successful no matter what you will find a way!  You will dig down, focus on what is important and you will serve healthy choices at your home, you will make healthy choices while your out regardless of what the rest of the table is doing and you will make exercise a priority if you want to!  If you an be proactive vs reactive in all situations you will find success comes easier because you are prepared going in!  

Don't leave your eating to chance, always go in with a plan!!!  If you don't put yourself in the position of being prepared you will not reach your goal!  You will allow prevailing circumstances to decide what you are going to eat!  

Alright I think I gave you some serious food for thought!  What did you learn?  This is a mental game as much as it is a physical one!

Need support??  Hit me up for the Spring AHEAD into Summer Fitness Support and Accountability and get access to me 24/7 and a group of other women committed to reaching their health and fitness goals and truly living their best lives!

Contact me by emailing at mmitro@hotmail.com "Spring Ahead Accountability Group"



Sunday, March 1, 2015

How To Cut Cream and Sugar In Your Coffee

Happy Sunday!  I hope you are all staying warm and snuggly on this Sunday morning!  It's cold outside and its snowing in Western PA once again.  But it's an opportunity for us as a family to snuggle up, watch some cartoons, and be a family!  I really use Sunday's as not only my rest and recharge day but as a way for me to get ready for the busy week ahead.  


I am prepping my food for the week and getting my laundry done and the kids ready for school tomorrow!

So today's post is all about coffee!  I mean honestly my favorite part of my day is having my morning cup of coffee!  I truly used to be addicted to sugar and creamer.  Coffee wasn't good unless I had 3 TBSP of sugar and 1/3 creamer!  Holy moly, the minute I dropped those 2 things I swear I lost 5 lbs!  TRUE STATEMENT!  But it was hard. Going from my creamy rich, sweet coffee to black coffee was an adjustment.  One that I really gave the stiff arm for quite some time on.  I mean I cut everything out of my diet except that when I was transitioning to clean eating.  But as I got closer and closer to my goal I was stuck and yes it was these little things that were adding up!  So I cut the cream and sugar and went for the flavored K-cups!  I love love love mocha coconut and the pumpkin spice.  

I was also a Starbucks Latte addict too!  At least a few times a week it was a carmel latte or pumpkin spice latte!  But truth be told when I researched what was really in those drinks it was enough for me to cut it too.  That doesn't mean I still don't crave them every now and again.  I searched for an alternative and this honestly was the best one so far!

We all need a few servings of good fat each day that come from extra virgin olive oil, natural peanut butter or coconut oil to name a few.  So why not mix coffee and coconut oil together! SURE THING!

I first saw this recipe from Jenelle Summers Super Star Diamond Coach and I thought it looked cool but never tried it! Then Katy Ursta raved about it and I thought umm I should try that, but I never did!  So this past week I needed an extra serving of good fat so I gave it a go!

Truth be told.... it's amazing!  It tastes great, its rich and creamy and it has none of the crap that any store bought bistro drink would have!
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So here is how you make it:

1 cup of coffee freshly brewed.  I used a mocha coconut K-cup.

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1 tsp of coconut oil
1 tsp of vanilla or butter extract
optional you can add in cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice.

Then literally put it in the blender and blend it all up! It becomes frothy and creamy.  I drank it right away and it was amazing!  

I dare you to give it a try!!  I bet you will like it!!!!


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

What Is Beachbody On Demand

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The excitement is outta control!


Hey Hey my awesome blog readers!  I hope you are having an amazing Wednesday!  I'm sitting down to do my post of the day and I just got off a call with my Dream Team family and I'm really excited about some new things that are coming down the pike on not just the Dream Team but in Team Beachbody as a whole.  Beachbody is about to launch an entirely new program next week and I wanted to share the details with you!!!  

So it's called Beachbody On Demand and it is the ability to instantly stream any workout in the Beachbody Digital library to your laptop, tablet, or mobile device- wherever you have an internet connection!  Plus you can get digital versions of the program guides and workout calendars, so you can start getting results today!  The digital library will be updated monthly with fresh workouts and different programs, so you never run out of the on the go options.  All you need is literally an internet connection!  How cool is that!  Seriously I am like a little kid in a candy store, I'm that excited!  
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March 2nd Beachbody On Demand

So On Demand is perfect for people who have what I call workout ADD- defined as the person who cannot start and finish a workout program but bounces all over the place and likes to do different workouts everyday!  I am NOT this type of person.  I totally thrive on starting and finishing a workout program and following it to the T. But I have so many friends and family who love to switch around one day doing Turbofire, the next doing Chalean Extreme or 21 Day Fix!  Well now this gives you that option.  
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Team Beachbody On Demand, Melanie Mitro, Pittsburgh Coach, 21 Day Fix Extreme, Live Stream, Club Membership, Support, Accountability, Clean eating, Top CoachThis is also perfect for people who travel a lot and don't want to pack the DVDs and are worried about having a way to play the workouts.  With On Demand you can play the workouts from your ipad, iphone or other device!  You can take your P90X workout to the gym and do it at the gym or you can hit up a spare room and bust out some insanity!  This makes life so much easier to stay fit!  Honestly I had my first experience with On Demand while I was traveling to Sundance Utah for a Coach Advisory Board (CAB) meeting.  I busted out my laptop and did my fix workout right in my cabin!  It worked perfect, no glitches and I felt accomplished and totally not off track at all!  It works! YAY!

You might also like On Demand if you are trying to maintain your fitness results and want to try other workouts.  So you can sample different workouts to keep your body guessing and always in the fat burning mode!  

So what's the scoop:  How do you get it and how much does it cost?  Believe me those are always the things that I personally wonder as well.



So on Monday March 2nd Beachbody On Demand will be available to every Team Beachbody Customer that has the club membership.  The club membership is our all access pass to a plethora of amazing tools to truly help you get great results.  I honestly love that Beachbody doesn't just give you a bag of powder AKA Shakeology and a box of DVDS and tell you GOOD LUCK!  They match you up with the best coaches, a community of support (challenge groups and if you aren't in one ask your coach about one) and an online site with meal planners, recipes, tips and tools to help you start and complete an entire program and BONUS actually get the results you were hoping to get!  Lets face it.... transforming your body and your habits is just stinking hard!  It takes will power and want power! It takes doing it anyways even on the days that you do not feel like it!  It takes making good choices when its so much easier to just make bad choices.  So the club membership gives you all of those things!  You get the club membership by contacting your current Beachbody coach and asking how you can upgrade to the club or you can contact me if you do not have a coach and I can walk you through the steps to get the club membership.  
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How much does it cost?  Well the club membership is $2.99 a week but it is billed quarterly at $38.87.  You can cancel or change it at any time.  You are not locked into the club for a specific period of time.  So that is definitely nice that you don't have to sign a contract.  There is no additional cost to stream the workouts.  When you get the club membership you INSTANTLY have access to the customized meal planning feature, that has a printable grocery list, it allows you to customize and note if you have food allergies or don't like certain foods, you get access to celebrity trainer chats and support groups.  Most importantly you get a coach like me who will connect you to our support and accountability groups AKA challenge groups to help you set realistic goals for you, match you up with the correct program for your needs and keep you accountable to what  you want to accomplish.  Ohhh I almost forgot to tell you that with the club membership you also get 10% off all Beachbody Products and programs including Shakeology, supplements, pre and post workout, ect.... SWEET!!!

What workouts are included in the Beachbody On Demand?

  • P90X base and deluxe kits
  • P90X2 base and deluxe kits
  • P90X3 Base and Deluxe Kids
  • P90X one on one volume 1
  • Insanity Base and Deluxe Kits
  • Insanity:  The Asylum Volume 1
  • Turbofire
  • Brazil Butt Lift Base and Deluxe Kits
  • ChaLean Extreme
  • 10 Minute Trainer
  • Hip Hop Abs
You also get an insider "sneak peak" of the new releases, so you can can sample a workout before you buy the DVD program.

  • 21 Day Fix Total Body Cardio Fix
  • 21 Day Fix Extreme Plyo Fix Extreme
  • Piyo sweat
  • Focus T25 Alpha Cardio
  • Insanity Max 30 Sweat Intervals
  • Body Beast Build Chest and Tris
  • P90 Sculpt A
New workouts will be added to continue the variety!  

If you already have the club membership then on Monday March 2nd when you log into your account you will have access to this program.
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Ok so the really really cool part is this!  You can also get the club membership and shakeology in the form of a challenge pack starting on March 2nd as well.  So if you want to get both shakeology and the club membership you have this option!  It gives you Shakeology for 30 days and access to on demand for 90 days!  $140.00 is the cost and there is $2 shipping so its much less than the $15 of a regular bag of shakeology shipping!  You have 90 days to be in my customer support and accountability group, get 1:1 support and decide if this is right for you!

So if you are interested in trying out on Demand you can join me on March 2nd for an exclusive On Demand challenge group! For 90 Days you pick the workout program (I can help with this too) and you commit to replacing 1 meal a day with Shakeology and my commitment to you is that I am going to teach you how to plan your meals, give you snack ideas, recipes, tips, and help you truly get that body ready for the warmer weather! Does this sound like something you would like to do????


Then its go time!!!  Don't wait! Get into my On Demand Group today!

Complete the application below to be considered for this group!!!




Tuesday, February 24, 2015

21 Day Fix Extreme Meal Plan: Lose the Last 10 Pounds


So I started the 21 Day Fix Extreme with Matt 2 weeks ago and lets just say that I wasn't 100% in it!  Mentally and physically I wasn't there.  I was totally just going through the motions and doing the workouts but I wasn't following the nutrition plan to the T.  I wasn't pushing myself hard in the workouts and my energy level and my lack of results were proof that I was just sorta lolly gagging thru it!  I felt awful, I didn't feel confident about my progress and I really wasn't enjoying myself.  I needed a fresh start!  I kept saying, "Tomorrow is my fresh start"  I would make it all the way until dinner and then I would fall apart! Raiding the pantry, eating cheese its and sugar cookies that we baked together!  I was literally sabotaging myself and then feeling guilty for it!  We have a trip coming up in 8 weeks, an all expenses paid trip to Cancun Mexico for the Success Club Trip with Team Beachbody. 

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Motivation is Cancun with my Beachbody Family


 I of course want to look my best but why was I undoing all my hard work with these bad choices??  Seriously it is totally a vicious cycle!  I mean I teach others about these choices every day and I'm doing it too.  This goes to show that even a coach like me can still get off track at times.  

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Game Face on: 21 Day Fix Extreme Flab to Fab


So I dug down, found my motivation, starting browsing for bathing suits for our trip, got plugged into a challenge group for me personally and I'm back! The motivation is there, the bathing suit is ordered and will hang in my closet as the reminder to step away from the pantry late at night!  I basically wiped the slate clean on Monday and started with a fresh meal plan, I restarted at day 1 and I am committed for the next 2 months to 2 rounds of the 21 Day Fix Extreme alternating between the competition plan and the regular 21 Day Fix Extreme meal plan for maximum results.  

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PS notice I totally wrote Fab to Flab--- it was 5 am!!!!

I find that the 21 Day Fix Extreme Count Down To competition is very much like the Eat Clean Stripped Diet I did a few years ago to lose the last 10 pounds.  This meal plan is basic; it limits fruits, fats, carbs and really loads up on veggies and protein and good fats!  I can do this! I've done it before, I felt great and the results were easily maintained once I learned which foods affected my progress the most!  When I did the Eat clean Stripped plan that is when I realized that dairy really caused me to feel bloated.  If I wanted to feel my best I had to cut out the dairy and that included my all time favorite GREEK YOGURT!  It was a hard pill to swallow but I really felt so much better when I didn't eat it.

I also found that I did have to cut back on carbs.  Oatmeal was another food that caused me to be seriously bloated!  Through trial and error I found that sweet potatoes and brown rice with some quinoa were my go to carbs!  Plus eating the carbs before 7 pm were also key!  

So I know how my body works and responds and now its go time!

What is my own personal goal?  Well, I don't have a weight loss goal. I really more importantly want to make sure I'm eating the cleanest foods, I'm staying away from sodium, high sugar foods, and I'm toning up and tightening for our trip.   For me it is not so much about a drastic physical transformation.  Its more about looking and feeling my personal best!  It's my own body confidence in a very healthy way!

So what will my workouts look like this week?

I will be following the 21 Day Fix Extreme Schedule.

Monday:  Plyo Fix Extreme
Tuesday:  Upper Fix Extreme
Wednesday:  Pilates Extreme
Thursday:  Lower Fix Extreme
Friday:  Cardio Fix Extreme
Saturday:  Dirty 30 Extreme
Sunday:  Yoga Extreme

My meal plan is as follows:

2 days of the countdown to competition plan which cuts your carbs back to 1 per day, no fruits, increases protein, good fats and veggies with lots of water!
1 day of fix extreme eating which allows me 2 carbs, 2 fruits, 4 proteins, 3 veggies, good fats and seeds!  This will allow my body to always be in fat burning mode!

My meal plan is easy to follow and I often repeat the same things over and over. I don't mind doing the same foods through the week.  It actually doesn't bother me at all!  I'm a creature of habit!

For dinners I am not cooking different meals for my family and myself. We all eat the same thing, sometimes I just cook an extra carb for the kids!  

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I am seriously addicted to the chicken fajitas, the chili and the beef and butternut squash from the meal planner!  They might just be my new favorites!!!  For my breakfast Autumn suggests heating up coconut oil and drinking it to increase good fats but I just mix it in with my oatmeal and that works even better! :)  

So its Tuesday and so far so good!  I've stuck to the plan, I haven't caved and eaten the girl scout cookies my husband brought home or the french fries from my kids lunch!  I am in the zone and I can be an example that with will power, hard work and commitment to your fitness you can be successful! Sometimes its just getting in your own head and knowing that you can absolutely do this!!!

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Fix Extreme Breakfast

If you would like to join me in my March 2nd Drop a Jean Size 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix Extreme Support and Accountability Group please complete the application below!  I would love to have some friends on this journey with me! There is power in numbers!!!!!



  

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

21 Day Fix Extreme Turkey Lettuce Wraps

We just finished up an amazing family dinner!  Seriously everything we have tried from the nutrition guide has been delicious so far!  Instead of lettuce wraps for the kids I used whole grain taco shells, gave them low fat cheese and greek yogurt for on their tacos.
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21 Day Fix Turkey Lettuce Wraps

I added black beans and green beans to make it a complete dinner.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 lbs raw 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 tomato sauce, no sugar added 
  • 6 large lettuce leaves, washed and dried
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions:

  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Add turkey; cook stirring frequently for 5 minutes or until no longer pink.
  • Add garlic powder, cumin, salt, chili powder, paprika, and oregano; mix well. 
  • Add onion and bell pepper, cook stirring frequently for 4 to 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent.
  • Add water and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil Reduce heat to low; cook, covered for 10 to 12 minutes.  Top each lettuce leaf evenly with turkey mixture, tomato and cilantro.


1 GREEN & 1 RED

If you add beans 1 YELLOW
If you add avocado add 1 BLUE

ENJOY!!!!  

Monday, February 16, 2015

Week 2: 21 Day Fix Extreme Meal Plan and Weekly Progress Update

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BB ON DEMAND while Traveling!
I can't believe that Matt and I are officially starting week 2 of the 21 Day Fix Extreme!  Last week was downright HARD!  #1 it was the first week of a new program and seriously I felt like I had 2 left feet! Those resistance bands and that church wrap thingy had me all confused!  I am so thankful for moments like that where I workout at home by myself bc I looked ridiculous trying to get into those moves!  But already in week 2 I am feeling much more confident! It was definitely a learning curve. So if you have your remote close by feel free to hit pause, assume the position and then restart.  I found that pausing kept me from wanting to throw the band at Autumn's head!  

So after doing an entire week of Autumn's workouts here is my review:
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I did almost 2 full rounds of Insanity Max 30 and I definitely was in awesome shape but anytime you switch up your routine and do different exercises you challenge your body in a different way.  Literally every inch of my entire body has been sore from the workout!  It has taken a lot of will power to push through the muscle soreness and continue on with the workouts!  But if your muscles are sore that is totally ok, you can still workout. It's only if you are truly injured that you must rest.  So I did it!  I pushed through, I drank a lot of water, I didn't follow the nutrition 100% and I had a few slip ups along the way but I feel like week 1 is always trial and error!  Week 2 is where for me personally I can dial in the nutrition, I get focused and I really push myself harder!!!!!  

My highlight of the week is Matt doing YOGA!  Have you ever watched a man who has never done yoga before, do yoga?!?  It's quite entertaining!  But I give him props, he did a great job!  He also said he actually liked it too!



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Beachbody OnDemand- Live Streaming Workouts

This past week I had to travel for Beachbody.  I am on the Coach Advisory Board (CAB) and I was in Sundance Utah for a meeting so I wasn't home to do my workouts with Matt.  But, Beachbody is getting ready to launch Beachbody OnDemand and I have special access to the program to try before the rest of the public get it!  So I was able to do Plyo Fix Extreme and I did the regular 21 Day Fix from my laptop streamed while in my cabin/hotel.  So at least I didn't skip out on my workout, but the food is definitely harder when you travel!  


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Killer Cardio Sweat Session

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So, personally here is my tip for you!  Don't just commit to 21 days, the results happen in the 2nd and 3rd round when you have the hang of it, you push yourself, you cut out any cheat meals, you eat super duper clean and thats where you see the results just come to fruition! So can you promise me to give it at least 2 rounds of the 21 day fix extreme before you make your final judgement call? Also, I'm going to be doing 2 rounds of the fix extreme too!  So you have a partner in crime!!!! DEAL!!!!!  

So the workouts are all ready to go!  Matt and I are doing this together and he is committed 110% to following the nutrition plan.  As of yesterday he had lost 7 lbs already!  So I'm super proud of him!!!
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Breakfast everyday for both of us is Shakeology


What's our nutrition plan look like this week!  

This is our plan below for the week!  On the way to my parents we chatted about what recipes we liked and what we wanted to do for the next week! We came up with a pretty great meal plan and I'm excited about it!
Last week we tried a few of the recipes in the nutrition guide and they were awesome!

The chicken Fajitas are definitely going into rotation along with the Chili and the Shakeology protein bars!!!  The one breakfast recipe I could eat every day is the Peanut Butter and Berries Oatmeal, although I try not to eat oats every day this is a great winter comfort food!  

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This week I am going to try the Stew recipe and rotate some of our other favorites in there as well!  I'm pretty pumped about the new recipes and the yummy foods!  It definitely keeps it interesting!!!!!


For me I am really just trying to keep my energy balanced and keep myself performing at optimal performance!

So I am spreading my meals thru the day every 2 1/2 to 3 hours.  I am utilizing a variety of containers and eating my purple and yellow containers before 6 pm each day!  I am not ready to dive into the countdown to competition plan but by round 2 that will be what I will be doing!  
8 weeks until we leave for Cancun!  So I have lots of work to do in the next 2 months!  It's time to get my game face on!!!!  BOOM!  Lets do this!!!!

Oh and on my final note:  Matt is at a higher container count than I am and he just has extra servings thru the day. For my kids, we all eat the same dinners. They may have an extra fruit or starch at dinner but otherwise we all eat the same! So I'm not double cooking.  


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If you want more meal plans like this check out my coach Morgan Tebeau's Plan! She is a total Rock Star at organizing and creating templates that are efficient!!!!  

If you would like to join my next 21 Day Fix Extreme Group please complete the application below to have me as your coach in your 21 day fix extreme journey!!!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Busy Moms Build A Business

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Before Picture


You know I have been spending a lot of time these past few weeks just reflecting on where I was 3 and a half years ago.  I can remember clear as day pulling through my summer and spring clothes after having Bryce and nothing fit.  It was almost like my wardrobe had magically shrunk and changed shape.  In reality it was me, I had changed shape!  I definitely had this preconceived notion that after you have a child your body just pops right back into the shape it was in before.  No one prepared me for the squishy belly, the deflated chest and the stretch marks and random other body changes!  I can honestly say that as much as I was happy to be a mom and have two beautiful little healthy boys, I was really going through an identity crisis.  I couldn't even wrap my head around the fact that my body had magically morphed into some blob of mush!  In the same token I almost felt guilty for feeling that way to!  I mean who am I to be complaining about the way I looked when I have these two little blessings.  It very much was an internal struggle for me.  But, regardless the one thing I did learn about myself is that I am very much affected by the way that I look and feel.  My mood, my confidence, and my energy are affected by how I feel on the inside.  So when I looked in the mirror and saw the mushy stomach and the muffin top it absolutely affected my ability to be a good mom and wife!  So--- now we insert the invitation to join a Beachbody Challenge Group from my husbands high school friends wife, Nikki!  

I made a post on facebook about wanting to lose weight and eating celery and she reached out to me inviting me to join her in a support and accountability group.  She had lost her baby weight by doing P90X and she looked great so I thought, what do I have to lose!!!!  This is where the journey begins!  Insanity, P90X, Shakeology, Clean Eating, Challenge Groups, new friends, other moms, a total family overhaul and I felt like a brand new woman in 6 months!!!!  After going through this experience I just felt like there was no way I could NOT share this with others.  I mean I finally had found a way to transform my body into a healthy vessel that I felt confident in from the comfort of my own home, plus I made amazing new friends and had an ongoing community of support to get me through all the good and the bad days.  I wanted to shout this from the rooftops!  
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Transformation In Progress


Well the best way to share your own results and help others feel the same way was to become a coach.  As skeptical as I was and even more so my husband I went ahead and did it anyways.  I became a Beachbody Coach and set out to help other moms feel the same way that I did!  So as a stay at home mom, with an infant and a busy toddler I began building my business from my kitchen table while the boys napped, before they woke up in the morning and when they went to bed at night!  

I really started with just wanting to help 1 person feel the exact same way that I did.  Honestly, I had no idea what I was getting myself into.  I had never heard of network marketing, of social media as a source of income and I truly had no expectations other than to just see other people feel better about themselves.  So I started small, I became a sponge to everything I could read and learn about Beachbody.  I invited my friends and family to join a support and accountability group and I just dabbled in this business.  I quickly realized that there was an opportunity out there to really earn a significant income and at that time our family could definitely use it.  Matt and I did make the sacrifices necessary so that I could stay at home with the boys.  Which meant financially no wiggle room.  So a little extra income from home would definitely allow us to have some cushion in our budget.  That was appealing to me!  

So I set out to grow this business BLINDLY!  Honestly, no clue what I was doing!  But again my mission was to help others feel the way I had felt when I took those after pictures!  

What did I do:  Well I started with social media and even more specifically Facebook.  I shared my transformation story, everyday I shared motivational quotes, tips and the nutrition tips and tricks that had helped me to get lose weight.  I shared the ways that I was helping my family eat healthier, their favorite recipes, travel tips, snack ideas, and all those things that people ask about when it comes to weight loss.  I just put myself out there as a source of knowledge.  Before to long people started coming to me for advice!  This is truly where the journey began.
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After Picture
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Example of Social Media Sharing




I absolutely loved what I was doing as a coach. The more I ran challenge groups, the more my customers got results, the more I was motivated to make my groups better, to help people get better results and to continually grow myself.  
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Challengers Results- The Most Rewarding Feeling Ever


This business was also filling a part of me that needed adult interaction after being with the kids all day everyday!  This business was allowing me to add value into society and to contribute financially to our family and that made me feel very good!!!  

So, lets fast forward 6 months!  I had the hang of challenge groups and now it's onto learning the business!  I began developing systems to help train my new coaches, I collected my favorite tools, videos, and resources and started teaching my new coaches how to successfully do what I was doing!  To me this was just like watching my challengers lose weight, it was so rewarding to see my coaches now having success with inviting, with sharing and getting challengers into their own groups!  I was so excited to see them earn an income as well.  The more that I saw a need the more systems, trainings and materials I have created to close the knowledge gap!  
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Busy Moms Build A Business

Let me tell you this:  I truly have done this business from my kitchen table, either before the kids wake up, during naptime or in the evening when they go to bed!  I have been able to have the best of both worlds and while I made some sacrifices personally to grow my business, I wouldn't trade one single early morning or late night!  This business has been nothing short of a blessing in the Mitro Families life!  

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Fitness Is A Part Of Our Family
So I am sitting here today writing this blog post and my mission and goal is to help other moms that might be reading this and are interested in joining Team Beachbody as a coach.  Maybe you want to start your fitness journey first and then transition into a coach,  Maybe you are already fit (whether it was thru a beachbody program or not) and you want to inspire other women to live the same healthy life that you do.  Or maybe you crave to have something that allows you to step into the working world but still gives you the ability to be home and present with your kids?  Well I truly believe without a shadow of a doubt this was my CALLING!  

So I'm inviting YOU to join along side of me and let me teach you what I have done to build an amazing business!  

I am going to be starting a mentoring program on Monday March 2nd where I am going to personally mentor a small group of women through a closed online group, 1:1 calls, weekly team calls and daily interactions to start laying the foundation for a successful business.  
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Busy Moms Build A Business


I have created a system for my team based on what Team Beachbody has created to train new coaches and my own personal experience that has proven to be extremely successful at getting each and every new coach started right.  My goal is to not overwhelm you with the business but to teach you how to get started, to prioritize what is most important, to manage your time, to make this work while still having preserved your family balance and to help you earn an extra income for your family or even honestly replace a salary or income from a job you would like to change!  It takes a little prioritizing, time management, and multi tasking but you can absolutely make this business work for you! Whether its just a few hours a week or full time I can help you set goals that meet your lifestyle.  I have no minimum expectations and you can truly do as little or as much as you want as a coach!  I let you set the pace and I match that pace with your effort!!!  I am not your Boss or Dictator but I am your mentor, coach and guide! 

The new coach mentoring program can be done from your home, your computer, ipad, laptop or iphone.  If you have internet access you can build this business!  You will have access to all of my documents, scripts, guides, training videos, and myself if you join my team.  I train all of my new coaches in a small group setting and I truly give you my word that I will be involved in your training!  I want to teach you not only how to inspire others to lead a healthy life but how to do it with balance and with passion!

I will honestly say that many people are afraid to take this leap of faith. They think it sounds like a good opportunity but most are afraid that they won't make any money at it, that they will have to sell to their friends, or that they don't know anybody to invite!  Trust me, I was right there with you!  I had less than 100 friends on facebook, and I was deathly afraid of people thinking I was only out to sell them something! So I will truly share with you how I overcame that false belief and how I moved forward and ultimately have built a six figure business from my kitchen table in 3 and a half years!  
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Does this sound like something you would like to do?  Then I invite you to join my team, the Dream Team!  If you would like more information about coaching on my team then please complete the application below and I will contact you personally in the next 24 hours about your application!

I am only accepting a limited number of new coaches so please don't delay your response!  

Other ways to gather more information:  I will be running a 5 day behind the scenes look into my business starting Monday February 16th if you would like to know more about coaching on my team!  You can ask questions in a closed group, you can get answers about what it means to be a Beachbody Coach on my team and I will provide information to you on different topics through the week to help you make a more educated decision on joining the Dream Team.  Please email me at mmitro@hotmail.com if you would like to participate in the "Behind the Scenes" group.

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Join a 5 day Informational Group About Coaching

Lastly, I am going to be hosting a live call on Wednesday February 18th at 8:00 pm EST to explain what Team Beachbody Coaching is all about and to shed light onto how you can truly build this business from home.  Plus I am going to go over what the company provides, how you can be successful, what do you need to do to get started and how can you do it too!  There will be an opportunity to ask questions live and get answers right then and there!  Are you interested in listening to the live call?  Please email me at mmitro@hotmail.com and I will be happy to connect you to the log in information!!!!  
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Join This Wednesday's Live Call

I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully having you as the newest Dream Team Coach!  We are no doubt a great family, currently the #1 team in the organization and we have an excellent tract record of providing quality service, support and training to everyone that joins our team!  You definitely will not be left out there to figure it out on your own!  We are committed to continually improving our customer service to provide you with the best support and mentoring possible!

Hope to see all of you busy moms as new dream team coaches!!!!!!  

{This training program is only for NEW coaches that join The Dream Team}
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