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Good morning!  I know it’s been a while since I’ve written anything.  The last six weeks have been insane.  My youngest daughter and son-in-law bought a house which needed some renovations before they were able to move in.  We finally got them moved in last weekend.  Work has also been extremely busy.  I have been planning a big event and it happened yesterday and I couldn’t have asked for things to go more smoothly.  It was such a huge relief and feeling of accomplishment.

Somehow in all of that insanity, I managed to keep up my workout routine.  I’m telling you, getting my workouts done first thing in the morning has been a game changer!  And as stressful as things have been, I truly believe that my workouts have helped to keep me sane.

Four months ago, I started Morning Meltdown 100 and today I finished!!

MM100 Complete


I can’t believe how far I’ve come with these 100 workouts.  I can do so much more now than I used to.  Push-ups are easier, my core is stronger, burpees are less terrible (do they ever get not terrible?), I can do more of the jumping moves without my knees and back hurting.  I mean, seriously, today I was doing flying scorpions and I can now do 180 jump squats.  For me, that’s a big deal.

I had loved the strength I had gained from the LIIFT4 program and I was worried I was going to lose that, but I didn’t at all with MM100.  I continued to get stronger.

What I loved about this program:

  1.  The trainer, Jericho McMatthews, was fun and energetic.  Her energy was contagious!
  2.  The live DJ was extremely motivating for me.  When I felt like I was too tired to go on, the music would keep me pumped up.
  3.  Every workout was different so I never got bored.  Although the moves would essentially be the same, the combinations were different and so you never knew what to expect with each workout.
  4.  There were five phases of the program and with each phase, the difficulty and challenge increased so again, I never got bored or felt like I hit a plateau.  That being said, with each phase I was worried it would get too difficult, but it didn’t.  My fitness improved with each phase.
  5.  There were two modifiers for the workouts so if there were moves that were too difficult, there is always a modified move you can do.  And trust me, even with the modified moves, you’re still getting in a good, sweaty workout!
  6.  The workouts weren’t more than 30 minutes each.  30. Minutes.  30. Minutes. A. Day.  I wasn’t in this great a shape when I was running for hours while training for half-marathons and marathons.

Here are some photos of where I’m at currently:



Since starting the Beachbody programs almost a year ago, I’ve lost 17 pounds and 4-1/2 inches around my waist.  I feel so much more comfortable in my clothes and I feel amazing!

I think the biggest thing of all is that I’ve gone from feeling like I have to work out to I GET TO WORK OUT because I see the incredible results that come from my hard work.

What’s next?  I’ll be doing a 3-week program with some of my online Beachbody peeps called 21-Day Fix Extreme.


I’ve done the regular 21 Day Fix program before, so I’m excited to try this elevated version!

In addition to the workout program, I’ll also continue to work on my nutrition.  If my nutrition was going as well as my workouts, I’d look like Autumn right now!  Ha ha

May your glass always be full,





3 thoughts on “MM100 – COMPLETED!

  1. Great job. I like the Beach Body programs. I have done Power 90, Insanity, T25 & 21 Day Fix. The diet on 21 Day Fix helped me. The only issue is I don’t eat meat do figuring out the protein was tough. Back then beans were considered a starch. Can’t wait to hear how the 21 Day extreme version goes. Keep us posted.


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