Friday, February 26, 2016

What Is 22 Minute Hard Corps and Is It Right For Me?

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Let’s chat about one of the most amazing programs that Beachbody has ever made. And guess what? I was honored to be chosen as a Corporate Test Group participant for this new workout and it blew me away! Tony Horton, the trainer who created the P90X series has put together this program that is only 22 minutes a day. And yes- that is LEGIT- 22 minutes a day start to finish and you can get AMAZING RESULTS and have ME as YOUR coach. As a military spouse, this program spoke to me in so many ways! And having my husband return from a deployment the last 3 weeks of this test group and join me in the workouts– he too is IMPRESSED with the basic training style workouts. It definitely reminds him of his PT mornings on the base!

CAN YOU REALLY GET RESULTS IN 22 MINUTES A DAY????

YOU BET YOU CAN!! Check out my results this far and you tell me if you can get results with this program!

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This is all about committing to this program- focusing on the workout- giving it your all and following the nutrition plan that comes with the program. It is one of the easiest meal plans to follow and probably the most important of all of these things is having support and accountability from your Team BEACHBODY Coach {ME} and the rest of the challengers in the online support group. The secret sauce of this whole health and fitness journey is this: knowing that you are not the only one out there struggling, having a bad day, or a slip up with your nutrition. We share the journey together and are surrounded by like minded people who are on the same mission as you. And knowing that you have supportive people who have ‘got your back’ with this is icing on the cake! We are getting “bootcamp fit” with 22 Minute Hard Corps.

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Let’s talk excuses for a minute too. After almost 3 years as a full time beachbody coach I have seen and heard them all… and first are foremost- I have USED nearly every excuse in the book before I started my journey too. So I am right there with you. Excuses are not reasons why you shouldn’t go all in and change your life. They are just the negative committee gathered in the back of your mind trying to fight the positive thoughts of getting out there and making CHANGE happen.

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I am a mom of 2- a military wife to a man who deploys a LOT- we do not live anywhere near family- and the list goes on. When I started my journey 3 years ago I was 15 pounds overweight- anxiety filled- depressed and just miserable in my own life. I was a stay at home mom and again- alone a lot with a military husband. And I realized the only person who could make me feel better was ME. So I chose my HARD. I could choose to stay miserable- which is hard. OR I could choose to start a new journey of health and fitness- which was going to be hard too..

SO- you can see which HARD I CHOSE! And now- it’s EASY! And happiness is A BLESSING that I CHOSE to pursue!


WHAT DID I EAT DURING THIS PROGRAM??!!

Let me show you a few of my fave meals!!!
REAL FOOD.
REAL RESULTS.
END OF STORY.

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And let me tell you- if you are reading this now thinking that you have plenty of time before summer- you really don’t! With this 8 week program you can start now and it will bring you into summer feeling CONFIDENT, STRONG and ON TOP OF THE WORLD!!! So if you are reading this then you should START NOW because this is a sign!

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If you want to get lean and stronger then this is for you! No matter what your ability level is you can modify to make the program a success for you. You can do anything that you put your mind too.

WHAT IS 22 MINUTE HARD CORPS LIKE?

So it was created by Tony Horton who also is the creator of P90X, P90X2, P90X3, Power 90 and more. It is a mixture of eight routines that alternate between total body cardio & resistance 1 workout a day for 6 days a week. The workout is fast paced and there is little rest. The workouts are easy to pick up and learn. You are moving from exercise to exercise quickly to maximize time and results. And then the last week you have an optional HELL WEEK that is going to SHRED YOU even more! Seriously- coolest workout ever!

 

 

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED?

You will need dumbbells or a sandbag. You will also need a pull up bar OR resistance bands with a door attachment. The harder you work the faster that you will start to see results.

I know you might be thinking that you can’t do this workout, but you CAN. It is for everyone. Trust me- I have spent the last 8 weeks doing this program and I have had to modify some and the strength that I have gained- both mentally and physically are incredible.
The program is 8 weeks in length, 6 days a week, 1 workout a day for 22 minutes! You will also have 3 days a week where you add a short ab workout and it is what has given me some ripped abs!! I KNOW THAT YOU CAN DO THIS!

WHAT WILL YOU GET WITH THIS PROGRAM?

• 8 challenging workouts on 2 DVDs
• Quick Start Mission Guide
• 8-week Basic Training Action Plan
• Rations for Results Nutrition Field Guide
• Cold Start pre-workout drill
• Hell Week Challenge Card
• HARD CORPS: Battle Buddy Workout DVD (Network Exclusive)

WHO IS THIS WORKOUT FOR??

Men and women who don’t have a lot of time to spend working out in a gym.

Military men and women who want a great challenge and can relate to this program completely!

Military couples who want to have fun and challenge each other! Check out the video below!

People who want fast effective results with little equipment. Simplicity at its finest.

There is also an optional 2 a day hell week challenge during the last week if you are up for it!

Will you accept the challenge with me?

I AM KICKING OFF MY 22 MINUTE HARD CORPS TEST GROUP EXCLUSIVE FOR MY NEW AND CURRENT CUSTOMERS ON THE 7TH OF MARCH.

On the 7th of March we will start our pre season which consists of 1 week of goal setting, pictures, measurements, meal planning and education on the nutritional plan and then the following week is our official day 1.

******For 8 weeks I will guide you daily through the program with support, accountability, access to an online/app based closed group for support and guidance. Each participant is required to purchase the 22 Minute Hard Corps Challenge Pack/Program and commit to replacing 1 meal a day with Shakeology for the duration of the group.******

If you are interested in getting more information about the program please complete the form below and I will contact you within 24 hours with details.

If you do not currently work with a Coach please make me your FREE coach here.

Now is your time!!! THIS is your time! I will give you the BEST support available! Let’s do this together! I know what you can expect before you even start this program! So let’s #getsome TOGETHER!


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Monday, November 23, 2015

Black Friday Sales Start TODAY!

I don’t know about you, but I am seriously so excited that this week kicks off the holiday season! Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are my favorite holidays and one of the huge perks- Black Friday Sales! Who is with me?!! I am not one to rush out to the stores at 3 am, but I do know that a good sale is always exciting! So this morning I am kicking off my morning bringing you some exciting sales from Team Beachbody that are starting TODAY! No waiting until after Thanksgiving!

So- what do we have that is worth while? EVERYTHING ON THE LIST!

Insanity the Asylum is always a hit for those people who love high endurance training. Athletes, runners or those who are really looking for a challenge will appreciate this one!

Turbo Jam was my very first program that I experienced! I can remember my mother in law ordering it and bringing it over and we did it together in my living room right after I had my first baby! It was fun and dancy/kickboxing and I really loved the music! So for the fact that the Booty Sculpt and Abs are less than $6- that is a steal! And not to mention that TurboFire- my SOUL MATE WORKOUT (it is a step up from the Turbo Jam program) is marked down to less than $45 is a STEAL! GAH! I’m so excited about these programs for all of you!!

Stalking stuffers, gifts for co workers, your kids teachers, family and more!

I also really love that the Ankle weights and Resistance bands are on this list too! Are you or someone you know doing the 21 Day Fix or Fix Extreme? Do you need some extra resistance! Grab these up while supplies last!!

So really take some time to look at the sales and get your orders placed. It is sure to sell out and it is a first come first serve basis!!

If you are not already my customer, but you are ready to have me as your coach- make sure that you sign up for your free team beachbody account here. 

Do you already have a coach? Please contact him or her for these sales!!

Are you interested in one of my upcoming challenge groups to really be able to have the motivation, accountability and support to achieve results with a program and Shakeology?

Please fill out the application below and I will get in touch with you asap! Thank you so much! Merry Christmas!!

Happy Shopping!!


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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Ways To Get Motivated

Ways to get Motivated!

How do you find the motivation to exercise when you just don’t feel like it?!!? When getting up early or exercising when you get home just feels like the biggest chore you’ve ever ad to do and you just don’t want to do it!?! We have all had days where the motivation is left in the dust and the bag of Oreos becomes the better plan!. It is really important to continue to motivate yourself to reach your goals everyday. 

Below I have made a list of some of the best ways I know how to get motivated and to stay motivated. One of the most important ways- hands down- is to find an accountability partner. Find someone that you can workout with that will hold you to your goal and scream at you if needed. Who is that person that will call you out when you are making bad food choices or skipping workouts. A few other important things that I do EVERYDAY is to log your workouts, read magazines, books and websites along with rewarding myself. It is so important to surround yourself with positive people who are supporting your goal. I constantly read blogs from people who are trying to eat clean and lose weight. I love Oxygen magazine– their magazine is based on the eat clean principles. 

So here are some ways to stay motivated below:

1. How you feel after a workout. I always feel great after a good workout. It’s a high. And I let that motivate me the next time: “You know how good you’re going to feel, Melanie!” I am always pumped for the rest of the day.

2. Time for you. While many people make time to take care of others (kids, spouse, other family, co-workers, boss), they don’t often make time to take care of themselves. Instead, make your “you” time a priority, and don’t miss that exercise appointment. I had to actually sit down and talk with my husband about not giving me a hard time when I needed to exercise. Now he is very supportive.

3. Calories burned. If you count calories (and it’s really one of the most effective ways to lose weight), you know that the more you exercise, the more calories you burn — and the bigger your calorie deficit. Personally I do not do this one but you have to do what works for you. They have a great little invention out there called the body bug and I encourage you to check it out. It makes exercise and eating a game by tracking all your movements and the food you eat and it tells you how many calories you burned vs. how many you took in! I would love this!

4. Having fun. Exercise should be fun. If it isn’t, try a different kind of activity that you enjoy. As long as you’re moving, it’s good for you. Don’t feel pressured into doing a certain type of exercise, do what’s right for you and most importantly do what you will stick with. You have to LOVE your workout routine, otherwise it feels like a chore. Exercise shouldn’t feel like a chore it should feel like a reward.


5. How you’re going to look. Imagine a slimmer, fitter you. Now let that visualization drive you. I go through the Oxygen magazine and rip out pictures of models that I would like to look like and then I hang them on my wall where I exercise. It reminds me that I am working towards my “best” body. Now that I have achieved my weight loss goal, I still am trying to achieve that “best” body with strength training and toning. Another suggestion is to create a dream/motivation board. Cut out pictures that are motivating to you and put on a poster board and keep in a place that you will be reminded of every day!

6. Magazines. It motivates me to read fitness magazines. Not sure why, but it works. I secretly would love to do a bikini competition! I’m just too chicken to commit!
7. Cover models. Sure, they’re genetically freaky, and probably Photoshopped to look perfect. But for some reason, looking at how good a cover model looks helps motivate me to work harder.

8. Blogs. I enjoy reading blogs about people who are into running, or losing weight. It can show the ups and downs they go through, and you can learn from their experiences.  

9. Success stories. I find the success stories of others incredibly inspirational. If a fitness website has success stories, I’ll almost always read them. I also search the beachbody facebook support groups for good transformation pictures to use as my motivation.


10. Forums. Do the monthly challenge on the beachbody facebook group with your coach, or join another forum full of like-minded or like-goaled peopled. Check in daily. It really helps. It is really important to be an active member of the forums, the more you post the more comments you will get to keep you motivated.  Message me if you want in on a new challenge, starting Oct 5th!  


11. Rewards. If you exercise for a few days, give yourself a reward! A week? Another reward. Do it often in the beginning. Don’t always make it food! I bought myself a new outfit and allowed myself to purchase another exercise program!

12. Fitting into new clothes. Wanna look good in a smaller size? Work out!

13. Being attractive. That’s always a good motivator, as I’m sure we all know. I hate that I used to run into the bathroom to change because I didn’t want my husband to see me naked! Now at least I let him get a glimpse of the body that is hiding under those clothes!!
14. Adrenaline rush. I get a rush when I exercise. Ride that rush to complete the workout.
15. Stress relief. Wound up after a long day at the office? Get out and work off that stress. It makes a world of difference. I know its hard to get yourself to that point but that’s where your accountability partner comes into play. Keep each other in check even when you have a long day!

16. Time for contemplation. I love, love the quiet time of exercise for thinking about things. Most of this post was written in my head as I exercised.

17. A workout partner. Best thing I’ve done. Has totally helped me reach my goals. The Beachbody support groups have been the deal breaker.

18. An exercise class. Sign up for a class, perhaps with a friend, and you’ll be motivated to get there and work out. Coast Life Fit Club is calling your name baby!!!  
19. A coach or trainer. Worth the money, just for the motivation. How about FREE, I am a beachbody coach and I help motivate people to reach their health and fitness goals. I can also help you with meal planning and staying accountable to your workout plan.  

20. An exercise log/graph. For some reason, writing it down is extremely important. Really. Do it for a week and you’ll see what I mean.

21. Your before picture. You often don’t realize how far you’ve come. Take pictures. I have taken pictures and I hide them on my computer so no one can find them. I always take pictures in a sports bra and shorts and then some with form fitting clothes on. That way you can eventually share some pictures!
22. A 5K race or triathlon. Just sign up for one, and you’ll be motivated to train. I’m still working on this one!
23. The dread of feeling “yuck” from not exercising. I hate how I feel after not exercising. So I remind myself of that when I feel tired.
24. Living long enough to see your grandkids … and play with them.
25. The scale. It’s not motivating to weigh yourself every day, as your weight fluctuates. But if you weigh yourself once a week, you’ll be motivated to have it keep going down, instead of up. Combine the scale with the measuring tape, and measure your waist. I haven’t weighed myself in a week and today I got on the scale and it was down 2 lbs!
26. Reaching a goal. Set a goal for weight, or your waist measurement, or a number of days to work out, or a number of miles to run this week. Setting and tracking a goal helps motivate you to complete that goal. Make it easily achievable.
27. Posting it on your blog. Tell people you’re going to lose weight or exercise daily, and report to them. You’ll make it happen.

28. Motivational quotes. I like to print them out or put them on my computer desktop. You can always take what I’ve posted, print it out or re-post it!

29. Books. I just bought a strength-training book as a reward. It makes me want to hit the weights! I love love love Tosca Reno’s Eat Clean books. I am also reading the Abs Diet now!

30. Others commenting on how good you look. When someone notices the changes in your body, it feels good. And it makes you want to work out more.

31. An upcoming day at the beach, or a reunion. Nuff said.
Other motivational groups out there that I sponsor:
Interested in joining one of my health and fitness support groups? 
Please fill out the application below and I will be sure to message you asap!


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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

What A Difference 2 Years Can Make!

2 YEARS.

May 6, 2013. I signed up as a Beachbody Coach. – the big picture in the collage is my VERY FIRST CHALLENGE GROUP POST!!!



I remember it took me days to actually post it. It took me over 30 minutes to hit enter after I got the courage to just DO IT! After I hit submit- I CRIED and slammed my computer screen shut bc I was waiting for the negative comments. The backlash… But- it never came! I was SO HUMBLED that I had support! That was the first step of my journey.

I had no idea where it would take me. To be honest– I thought that it was way too good to be true and I didn’t even have a single goal for myself. I kind of messed around for a couple of weeks until I heard this ‘TEAM CALL’ that I decided to finally get on one Monday night.

The host of the call was Melanie Mitro. She talked about how she was a mom of 2 boys from PA. She built her business from her kitchen table with a toddler and an infant. She planned her days. She talked about how much her income was just from helping other people. And then she said something that has stuck with me since that very moment I heard it.

She said.– “WHY NOT YOU.” She was right? Why couldn’t I be successful in life? Why couldn’t I decide to do something more? Why couldn’t I MAKE IT TO THE TOP?

So from that moment on… I studied the leaders. I committed to helping ONE PERSON with this! I put my heart and soul into taking this seriously and I decided that NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENED.. I was going to set small goals for myself each month, take baby steps and ACHIEVE THEM. NON NEGOTIABLE.

 

This was for my family. This was for me being able to stay at home with my kids and not have to put them in daycare. This was for me to be at home when my husband was not deployed. This was to help our family get out of a really ugly financial situation. THIS. WAS. IT.

And honestly… now looking back. HOW THANKFUL I AM THAT GOD PUT THIS IN MY LIFE TWO YEARS AGO!! Blessed. Humbled. Grateful. The list goes on.

In two years Beachbody has:

HELPED US GET HEALTHY
I learned how to set goals and find myself
Pay for groceries
Pay for monthly bills
Help over 1,000 people on their health and fitness journey
Paid for my husband and I to go on several all expense paid vacations/trips.

I have met the CEO’s of our company. HUGGED THEM! SO cool!
I have met every celebrity trainer and worked out with them. PINCH ME!
I have achieve Success Club every single month EXCEPT for June 2013.

I am a 7 Star Diamond ELITE COACH!
I have achieved the status of TOP COACH in the state of Mississippi.
I am an ELITE COACH- the TOP 1% OF THE ENTIRE COMPANY.
I have earned the title of motivational speaker.
I train brand new coaches to become leaders and learn how to grow a successful business.

We have met the best friends of our lives!

Personally- my FAITH, my MARRIAGE, my LIFE is better than I could have ever DREAMED it would be. Seriously. DREAMS DO COME TRUE.

And…

TO DATE- We have paid off over $50,000 worth of debt in the last year and a half. — THANK YOU BEACHBODY!

 

Im sure there is so much more I could list! These are just a FEW things that have happened over the last 2 years and I KNOW it is just going to get better and better!!

Are you someone who is ready to change more than you want to stay the same? Does this sound like YOU? Have you been thinking of asking me about what I do, but just haven’t had the courage to do so? Or maybe you {LIKE ME} are skeptical.

I can help answer all of your questions! Please fill out the application below and we can schedule a time to talk heart emoticon I GENUINELY LOVE PEOPLE! And I want this same success for YOU heart emoticon I will be training 20 people this month to become leaders in this business. It starts with the decision to try! Will you be one?!

 


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Friday, May 1, 2015

The BEST Pizza Ever!

So let’s face it. Pizza is good! It is probably one of the most eaten foods in America! Why in the world would anyone want to stop eating it, even when they are working on losing weight? I don’t think that we have to give it up! Ever 😉 I think we just have to tweak it a little bit!

So we used to load it with fatty meats- pepperoni, sausage, bacon, etc… but not anymore! Here is our recipe that even the kiddos will eat!

First- we use a STORE BOUGHT PIZZA CRUST! Yes- we do. Okay- do I KNOW that homemade is better for us? Yes. Do I KNOW that we should do the cauliflower crust- sure! But in all honestly- I DON’T LIKE IT. (There I said it 😉 ) So, you know what? Our pizza crust we use is not super ‘clean’ but for once a week saving us from going through a Dominos or Pizza Hut- this takes the cake! We are human and just do our best!

So- we use THIN CRUST! It is super thin and the brand name is Mama Mary’s. We really love to get the little personal pan size ones too and let our kids make their own! It’s fun and gets them involved in making healthy choices for their toppings.

We lay out the crust and then add a drizzle of EVOO to the top and spread it around.

Next- sauce! We do choose an organic pizza sauce- it is honestly whatever brand we can find on sale or that they have at the store. ANY BRAND WORKS! it’s just sauce!

Then we sprinkle the sauce covered crust with some garlic powder and onion powder.

Then comes the mozorella- again- any kind! I do buy the shredded cheese. Again- quick, easy and it works.

Then we load it with HEALTHY OPTIONS!

I do turkey pepperoni bc our kids love it. Then we always have mushrooms, sliced colored peppers, banana peppers, onions and whatever we feel like! That is it most of the time. Sometimes we get funky and do a hawaiian pizza! Really whatever you want- just choose wisely to get your veggies in!

Then-we have a size of salad or asparagus! And usually a La Croix sparkling water to make us feel like we are drinking some pop with it 😉

So- there you have it! Our favorite meal- revealed!!

Hope you enjoy!


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