Name: Carolyn Marrone
Carolyn is the CEO of her Team: Sweat Your Heart Out and is recognized as a Health and Fitness coach. She is a 23 year old who works from home and spends most of her time helping others while working on herself everyday. Working from home sounds ideal to me, how about you? This lifestyle gives Carolyn time to spend with her family and friends while doing what she loves most and making money all at the same time. Fitness can be time consuming, but when you do something you love, you don’t mind doing it!
Carolyn can be reached by a number of social media websites and is a very friendly and outgoing girl who is always looking to help improve someone in one way or another – check her out here.
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I had the chance to speak with Carolyn over the phone and get to know her and her program a little bit better. She gave me a better idea of what she believes and feels is important about fitness and I hope to someday soon take her advice and move further with my fitness journey.
Q: When did you make the choice to change your life for the better?
A: My senior year of college is when I realized it was time for a change. I was unhappy with my lifestyle and the way I looked that I knew I wanted something different as I became an adult. It was time for me to live a happy and healthy lifestyle!
Q: How do you always find time to fit in a workout?
A: I do my workouts right when I wake up! I make it a priority early in the day so that I can get it over with and feel good for the rest of the day. It puts me in a better mood and allows for me to have a happy and successful day, everyday. “Workout before your body knows what you are doing to it.”
Q: What are your favorite meals to make for breakfast, lunch and dinner?
- Breakfast- Carolyn’s special pancakes/waffle mix (gluten free)
- Lunch-Build your own salad bar – I love salads and choosing toppings based on the season. Fruit is one of my favorites and always a good go to though!
- Dinner- Zoodles and turkey meatballs is one of many favorite meals. I am not a big meat eater but I do try to incorporate it into my diet somehow.
- I also have a dairy and gluten allergy so my recipes are based off of that as well.
- Check out some other recipes to try! Carolyn’s clean eating recipes
Q: What is your favorite workout to do at home?
A: One of my new favorites is Cize dancing. I have really gotten into this recently and I am trained to teach classes! A few other favorites would be squats for the booty of course and lifting.
Q: How can someone become a part of your team?
A: They would first have to interview with me and we would talk about their goals, go over what my team entails and go over general information about becoming a team member. I like to video chat with my potential team members to make the experience more personable. Something important to me is the kind of people I am looking to join my team. I want to add those to my team who I could see myself forming friendships with, not just another employee.
Q: What is your favorite inspirational quote?
A: “Motivation will get you started but determination will get you to your goals.” – Autumn Calabrese
Autumn is the creator of 21 day fix programs and I look to her for inspiration. I hope to pass this onto my teammates as well. I start by telling them this quote so that they will stay on track from the beginning of their program.
Q: Do you get to travel and meet other fitness coaches, if so where to and what has been your favorite place thus far?
A: Yes, I get to travel often actually. Every summer I participate in a Summit event and it is an overall learning experience. I get to meet coaches from all over and see what they are doing on a daily basis to better their fitness. My favorite place I’ve been too would be Cancun Mexico. I got to enjoy an all inclusive vacation while learning about fitness and meeting new people all at the same time.
Q: Do you have any advice for me, someone who is just starting out a fitness journey?
- “Don’t get caught up with the number on the scale.”
I believe that this is one of the biggest factors for so many people but at the end of the day all that should matter is how you feel and what you look like in pictures. Looking at the scale constantly will just make you frustrated after trying so hard and not seeing instant results. Give it time for the magic to happen!
- I also hold a 7 day clean eating group on Facebook to guide my friends in the right direction of making healthier choices. It allows for everyone to commit and post pictures of what they are eating for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The goal is to keep each other motivated and up to date on daily meals.