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Smart Start: A 7 Day Intro to Health & Fitness

This post goes out to all of you who follow me and my fitness journey but are not quite sure you want to commit to a full month of healthy eating, 30 minute exercises, meal planning, and starting a new lifestyle!!

I totally understand – it looks super overwhelming in the beginning, but I PROMISE it gets easier and I am by your side every step of the way!!  I am really excited to share with you a brand new tool to help you start understanding the basics of healthy eating, incorporating a delicious and nutritious Superfood Shakeology smoothie once a day, and workouts each just 30 minutes a day.

The good news is Beachbody’s newest program SMART START with our Team and it lets you “try on” a healthy lifestyle for just 7 days, no strings attached!!! 

Smart Start is only one week long and will show you how easy it is to make healthy choices and give you the confidence to take the next step. The best part? You do not have to fully commit to an entire challenge pack. This Smart Start option is $30 (plus shipping) and allows you to sample our coaching group for a week, to help you test out the products and be a part of our support & accountability group so we can teach you how to plan and prep, keep you motivated and share some of our tips and tools with you!

Who is Smart Start for?

This is a great program for beginners and those who have tried a fitness program and failed or haven’t started because they’re afraid to fail. You know you need to make a change, but you’re not sure where to start – Smart Start is your answer! If you want to dip your toes into health and fitness without diving in, this is the perfect program for you!!

We are all afraid to start a new job, buy a new car, make the decision to have a family but all of those things come with risks.  Life is about taking risks and seeing where it will take you.  You have no idea what you are capable until you put your mind to it. You can’t be afraid to give something a try, what’s the worst thing that could happen?  You may have to take extra water breaks or push pause to give yourself some breathing room.  But what are the rewards at the end of the day?

You can look back and say, “I did that”! You can show people your new body, you can wear clothes you’ve been wanting to wear for a long time.  You can pull out those skinny jeans that have been sitting in the back of the closet!  The possibilities are endless!  When you feel good about your body, it will show in every aspect of your life!  Other people will see your beauty radiating from within and your positive body image will reflect on others.  You can help end the trend of obesity just by saying “yes” I want to face my fear of failure and prove myself wrong! There is no room for excuses!

How does Smart Start work?

Smart Start is a 7-day fitness and nutrition program designed to introduce you to a healthy lifestyle with our newest super trainer Megan. You will get 4 workouts, a step-by-step meal planner, and a week’s supply of delicious Shakeology all for just $30.  To gain access to my group, I will personally send you a link to order through my website.

The Workouts

Smart Start comes with four 30-minute workouts: cardio, strength, core function, and flexibility.  The only equipment required is a set of dumbbells for the strength workout. There will be an intensifier available if you want to kick up your workout a notch!!

The Nutrition Plan

There is NO calorie counting in this program!! You will receive a step-by-step meal planner that breaks it all down for you with delicious, nutritious foods and a sample supply of Shakeology. Packed with all the nutrients, vitamins, and protein that you need, Shakeology will help curb your cravings and boost your immunity. The regular Shakeology sampler comes with 2 packets of chocolate, 2 packets of vanilla, 2 packets of cafe latte, and 1 packet of strawberry. There is also a Vegan Shakeology sampler available, which is the one I personally drink every day.

The Support and Accountability

The best part of Smart Start is the support and accountability you get from my Challenge Group! In a closed Facebook group starting on November 13th, I will provide you with daily motivation, tips, tricks, and everything you need  to make it through the week successfully!!  We are actually going to be running the group for 10 days! The 8th we will start the plan and prep process and on the 13th will be day 1 of our workouts!  Once you complete your enrollment, we will be adding you to our private online accountability and support group to give you daily tips, motivation, accountability and more.

Can one week really make a difference?

YES!!! This is the first step in making better choices and building better habits. If you stick with the program for the full 7 days, you will start to see and feel changes in your body. Plus you will increase your confidence and you’ll be ready to continue your fitness journey!!!

If you are interested, fill out the application below and I will be in touch within 24 hours!!

http://bit.ly/HealthAndFitnessWithExcelWithMel

HURRY!  Spots are limited to the first 25 who enroll!

Daily Sunshine, a 3-in-1 Smoothie Designed Just for Kids!

We just got back from Summit and I am so excited about the announcement of Daily Sunshine Smoothie from Beachbody.  The Daily Sunshine smoothie is designed just for kids and of course adults too!  I am so excited for this smoothie because so many people struggle to get their kids daily fruits and veggies in plus they just need something quick and easy to grab and go!  This is perfect to make sure that they are fueled with proper nutrition each day.

Daily Sunshine comes in two flavors:  Chocolate, and Strawberry Banana.  Each flavor is made with organic fruits and vegetables, organic pea protein, and healthy fats, and has 3 grams of fiber, probiotics, Vitamins C& E, calcium, and vitamin D.  I love that Daily Sunshine is soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, and non- GMO, and it contains no artificial flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives.

Daily Sunshine Are your kids picky eaters? Do they love overly processed snacks that have little to no nutritional value? Are you trying to get them on the right track with eating better but you’re sick of forcing them to eat fruits and vegetables??

Daily Sunshine, Melanie Mitro, Smoothie for kids, Beachbody, top Coach

How do you make a Daily Sunshine Smoothie?

All you need is one scoop of Daily Sunshine and 8 ounces of water for a smoothie. Shake well and you are ready to go with a healthy 120-calorie snack for your kids or yourself.

This smoothie is made with organic fruits and vegetables, organic pea protein, healthy fats, and is a great source of calcium, Vitamin D, fiber, and antioxidants. It contains no artificial flavors or preservatives, no high-fructose corn syrup, and no fillers. Daily Sunshine is gluten-free, dairy-free, certified organic, non-GMO, and soy-free. Team Beachbody really covered all the bases with this one!

I cannot tell you how many times I have been asked by customers and coaches if they can give Shakeology to their kids! While it’s not going to hurt them, it is not recommended because Shakeology was designed to fit the nutritional needs of adults. Daily Sunshine, on the other hand, was made with young, growing bodies in mind!! While they both have unique ingredients, Daily Sunshine and Shakeology contain some overlapping essential ingredients, but at different levels in order to suit the nutritional needs of kids and adults.

What is the difference with Daily Sunshine vs. Shakeology?

Daily Sunshine provides key nutrients in a simple yet healthy formula designed for young, growing bodies.  Shakeology focuses on providing an array of exotic superfoods, adaptogens, prebiotics, digestive enzymes, and other important nutrients for adult bodies.  While they both have unique ingredients, Daily Sunshine and Shakeology contain some overlapping essential ingredients, but at different levels to suit nutritional needs of kids and adults.

Can I drink both Daily Sunshine and Shakeology?

YES!  If adults like to enjoy Shakeology as a part of a healthy breakfast or as a mid-morning snack, it’s ok to treat themselves to daily sunshine as a healthy after noon snack or late-night munchie killer.  SWEET!

Daily Sunshine, Strawberry banana, chocolate, Melanie Mitro, Top Coach, Beachbody

You can order Daily Sunshine here, try a Sampler Pack here, and order a Shaker Cup here! I can’t wait to hear what you guys think of the smoothies!

If you have more questions please don’t hesitate to ask me and I would be happy to share more details about it!

The Shift Shop Is Coming Summer 2017

I am so freaking excited that Beachbody has officially announced its newest fitness program called Shift Shop by Chris Downing.  I got to work out with him in Punta Cana in April and it was so hard, but so good!

He has created a 3 week rapid results program to help you rebuild your body and reinvent your life.  It doesn’t matter where you came from.  Or where you’ve been.  You can always reinvent yourself.  When you have someone like Chris Downing to train you, someone who genuinely cares about you and your goals then the sky is the limit.

He seriously is the male version of Chalene Johnson from a motivational standpoint.  He makes you feel like you can do anything you put your mind too which is definitely the TRUTH!  It’s about believing in yourself, not letting your past define you because you are not going that way.  Look forward, chin up, lets change your body, your mind and your health for good.

What is the Shift Shop Workout?

  • It is a 3 week rapid rebuild program.
  • It is for anyone who wants to ramp up their fitness fast.
  • It goes from basic 25 minute workouts to advanced 45 minute routines, all while honoring your nutrition for optimal results.
  • It’s great for all fitness levels.  If you have a lot of weight to lose, shift shop will be your on-ramp to fitness.  If you have spent time away from your regular routine, Chris will lead you through a fitness tune-up.
  • The workouts are 25-45 minutes a day, 6 days a week for 3 weeks.
  • There is a workout modifier in every workout.
  • It is available on July 12th 2017 so make sure you get on my list so that you stay up to date on the latest release information.

Who Is Chris Downing?

Chris is a NASM certified personal trainer with one goal in sight.  To help you accelerate the change you have always wanted.  As the creator of the Shift Shop fitness program, Chris’ engaging, motivation based approach lets you grow stronger both physically and mentally.  It is so much more than helping you get fit and lose weight.  It’s about shifting your body and mind to a place that allows you to reinvent yourself.

Chris takes the most results-driving training methods-effective for everyone from pro and amateur athletes to the everyday gym-goer and tailors them to help you achieve significant total-body transformation.  This includes shorter workouts with exercise intervals that help you burn fat and reshape your physique at lighting speed.

Get In The Shift Shop Launch Accountability & Support Group!

I  will also be hosting the very first accountability and support group for the Shift Shop Workout Program in Summer 2017.  The program launches mid-July which means we will kick off our Shift Shop Accountability Group shortly after that. We will walk you through meal planning, food prep, mindset, modifications, daily accountability and support.  If you want to be on the list to get our personal mentoring and support in rocking your results make sure you let me know you’re interested by filling in your contact information below to get involved.

My Favorite Things

If you’re interested in improving your personal well being this year, you deserve more than just chocolate…and if not, you deserve to treat yourself!

I put together this list of my must-haves that you can use to shop for yourself (wink, wink), or use to inspire a gift for a special woman in your life.

These are some of my favorite things:

For your Hair:

Second Day by Unite. I get it at my hair salon, but you should be able to find it in the cosmetics department of your pharmacy, or of course online. I use this after I wash and dry my hair to give it a smoother, silkier finish and reduce the fly aways. It blends right into my hair and is never sticky or stiff. Great for gals with thick hair that has a mind of its own. My hair is super thick and it takes a long time to wash and dry and style, so I try to go a day in between washes or sometimes even two if I can get away with it.

 

For your Kitchen:

OXO Good Grips GreenSaver Produce Keeper:  Who else gets excited about kitchen gadgets? This is coming from a gal who used to screw up Mac & Cheese!
As much as I eat veggies🍅🍆🌽🌶🍄, some of them always go bad so I’ve invested in 2 large, 1 medium, and 1 small of these.  Pay for themselves in just a few months!

 

For your Workout:

Beachbody Performance Energize:  I used to LOVE my pre-workout powder until I found this, and now I can’t live without it.  I take Energize before every workout to help me sharpen my focus, push harder, and last longer—because every ounce of extra energy means better results. Energize contains key ingredients scientifically shown to buffer lactic acid buildup and delay exercise-induced muscle fatigue, improve performance, and help you push with maximum intensity.  Plus it’s NSF certified, which means it’s safe for professional athletes AND Beachbody Performance Named Official Sports Nutrition Supplement of the IRONMAN North American Series.  If it’s good enough for the Ironmans (and Women) of the world, it’s good enough for me!

Beachbody Is Going International!!!!

Did you hear???  Beachbody is going International?

I know that you have all been waiting patiently (maybe not) for the details of when Beachbody will be going international.  The good news is that in January they announced a little teaser that they ARE in fact going to be opening in other Countries this year.

And now officially announced: Team Burn Rubber is coming to The United Kingdom this Fall!

We are officially on our way to the United Kingdom this fall! This means that those of you who have been looking forward to becoming a Team Burn Rubber Coach will have the opportunity to get in on the ground level of the UK invasion! We are already ramping up our preparations and are looking forward to working with all of you who have the passion to change your lives and the lives of those around you.

Make sure that you fill out the form on this page to be in the know with all the new product launches and the details are announced.

What Exactly Does This Mean?

There are two sides to Team Beachbody you can take advantage of.  You can become a customer/consumer of the products such as Shakeology, The Beachbody Fitness Programs such as Insanity, P90X, T25, 21 Day Fix, Core De Force, and more!  You can join our fitness and accountability groups that we run and utilize our challenge tracker app and digital streaming platform called Beachbody On Demand.  As a Beachbody Coach I provide mentoring to help you set realistic and achievable goals for your health and fitness and guide you to reaching those goals through our accountability groups I offer.

You also can join as a Team Beachbody Coach which is an Independent Distributor.  Your job is to help others achieve their health and fitness goals by using Beachbody fitness programs and supplements and enrolling customers in support groups through the Challenge Tracker App for the daily  motivation and support.  As a coach you earn a commission from everything people purchase directly from your site.  As a coach who has been working to help others for the past 3 1/2 years, I have the tools and systems to help you get organized and start a business right from your home.  The only thing you need is wifi, passion for health and fitness and the ability to follow my step by step directions to getting started and having success.

You do not have to be in close proximity to me in order to take advantage of what my team has to offer and my 1:1 support.  We do web conferences, phone calls, and Skype!  So you will have everything you need right at your fingertips.

I cannot wait to be able to share this incredible opportunity with you!!  It’s going to absolutely change your life just the way that it did for me and my family!

Make sure you let me know you’re interested in joining our team and I will contact you with all of the details as the time approaches!

 

A Guide To Fitness Success for Every Woman

I had the pleasure of being a guest speaker on Dr. Kesha Moore, owner of Life In Fitness Coaching’s vLog.

I cover topics like :

  • Why weight-loss programs with pre-packaged meals are dangerous.
  • Why skinny isn’t an appropriate fitness goal.
  • How to decide which type of exercise is going to get the best results for your body.
  • How to find time to prepare healthy meals.
  • How to tell the difference between a plateau and a healthy weight.

If you’ve got some down-time today, listen in and catch up with some great tips on living your healthiest life yet.

And if you want more information, drop me a line below and lets connect.

Hammer & Chisel Test Results

WOW, check out this fabulous lady’s results.  She was kind enough to let us use her pictures.  Hammer & Chisel coming December 1st.  Are you ready?  Do you know where to place your order when it comes out?

TC-Hammer&ChiselResults

Leave your information below and I will be sure to send you a link when this becomes available.

Video Testimony: Using Shakeology Daily = No More Pills and No more Pain

My Brother-In-Law has (or had GERD.  According to PubMed Health, GERD (Acid Reflux) is “condition in which the stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the esophagus (the tube from the mouth to the stomach). This action can irritate the esophagus, causing heartburn and other symptoms.

Listen to his story on how he not only stopped having to take his medicine, but he is feeling GREAT, and no more stomach pains!

I LOVE hearing stories like this.  If you have any stomach/digestion issued and would like to see if Shakeology can help you, I can put you in touch with Andy to be your coach, or just order through his website here:

http://bit.ly/ShopShakeologyAndy

Make sure you select Monthly Auto Ship to save over $16.00 in shipping costs.  You can always cancel after the first month if you don’t get the results you had expected.

 

Shakeology Digestive Health Boost: Improved Regularity and Digestive Relief

Improved regularity and decreased gas, bloating, and discomfort is just what Shakeology Digestive Health Boost brings with its 7 grams of soluble and insoluble fiber, which is a big relief to anyone who has no time to be “backed up,” like Diane. Shakeology Boosts are the newest addition to the Shakeology family and provide you with the power to customize your shakes based on your specific needs, day by day.

If you need any help in this area, feel free to reach out to me confidentially and I’ll get you a private link to have this shipped to your home so you can try it out for yourself.  What do you have to lose except the bloat?

 

Shakeology Boost: Customize Your Shake Any Way You Want It

 

Thanks to NEW Shakeology® Boosts, you now have the power to customize your shakes to your specific needs. Introducing 3 unique Boosts: Focused Energy Boost, Power Greens Boost, and Digestive Health Boost.

Focused Energy Boost energizes your day the healthy way. If you’re looking for an effective pick-me-up without compromising your health, then this boost is for you. Not only will you feel more energized, this amazing boost also supports mental clarity, alertness, and focus to help you be more productive.

Power Greens Boost fuels your body with a full serving of nutrient-dense vegetables and exotic greens. Contains veggies like kale and spinach that feed your body more of what it’s not getting from the average vegetable-challenged diet, and it tastes great too!
Plus, it helps support the body’s acid/alkaline balance.

Digestive Health Boost is a quick and easy way to help support regularity and digestive health. Get over half of your daily recommended amount of fiber when you add this boost to Chocolate Shakeology.  With a unique blend of 7 grams of both soluble AND insoluble fiber packed into every single scoop, this formula stands apart from typical fiber supplements that contain only soluble fiber.
Plus, it helps improve irregularity, support digestive health, and helps keep you feeling full longer.

Order all 3 or mix and match yours today!  Click on the links in the description above to place your order, or contact me below and we can discuss which Boosts may be right for you.

 

CEO/Owner, Fitness and Freedom Coach