Country Heat…Can you really get results?

After I had my surgery on December 20th I thought that I front-resultswas going to go backwards in my journey and I was ready to throw in the towel. I had carpal tunnel in my right wrist and cubital tunnel in my right elbow.
No planks, no pushups, no weights. I was not happy as I had just joined a group that was going to start weight lifting. 😦
But then I started thinking about the old me and how I NEVER finished what I started. When life threw an obstacle in my path I would always quit or hide. And I didn’t want to be that person anymore, which is why I started this journey 2 1/2 years ago.
I decided to give Country Heat a try. I admit that I wasresults-back completely skeptical. I honestly thought I was wasting my time and that I would never be able to lose weight or tone up with this program. I am happy to say that I was wrong.
Yes I started this program with my arm in a sling. I modified because jumping around hurt. I didn’t do any of the arm movements. Gradually I started adding them in and stopped
modifying altogether.
My totals for Country Heat. I lost 14 inches!!!! I lost 4% of my body fat!! AND I lost 5.2 lbs!!!
The skeptic in me was ecstatic to see that not only did I get some results but I was amazed at how many inches I lost.
Do you have any questions about Country Heat, Shakeology or maybe how you can start your health and fitness journey?  If your not currently working with another coach feel free to contact me.  🙂



Country Heat…Disappointed?

The last thirty days have flown by. I admit that when I first started Country Heat I was a little disappointed. 😒coach

The group that I am in with Autumn Calabrese was starting Chisel from Hammer and Chisel. I love that program and had been very excited to do it at the same time that Autumn was doing it.

I was so angry that I couldn’t but I knew that just having surgery on my wrist and elbow, well there was absolutely no way I was going to be able to lift

I could have used my surgery as an excuse to stop. I could have used my disappointment at not being able to do Hammer and Chisel as an excuse to stop. BUT I DIDN’T.

I knew I had limitations so I just found something that worked for me. Country Heat. At first I danced with my arm in a sling to keep it steady, then I got to the point where I would let my arm down and just do they foot movements now I do it all.

So if you want to know if you can lose weight and tone up when you have to modify even a dance program…well come back in two days when I share my results.

Until then get moving! 🙂 Even if it is walking around your living room. Or turn the radio on and dance like no one
is watching.

And know that I am in a little town called EXETER Maine waiting for you to decide it’s time. I am ready to help you. You just have to decide that YOU ARE WORTH IT! ❤️week-3-back

Are you ready?

I have a group starting in January 30th to help you get started. And there is a spot with your name on it. 😉



Country Heat Week 3 Progress

I have been told repeatedly that with hypothyroidism I will not be able to lose weight easily.  I should just give up and live a happy life obese.  Yes, it is a struggle but I am not giving up.

If there is no progress there is no struggle.

The struggle is real, I have to fight for every ounce and every inch that comes off and believe me I have been.  BUT I have NEVER had so much fun doing it!

I am on week 3 of Country Heat with just one more week until my final results.  You can bet your bottom dollar that I will be kicking it up this week. 🙂

Last week I continued to follow the deluxe workout schedule for Country Heat.  Every day that I was schedule to work out I pushed play.  I even started working out first thing in the morning instead of waiting when I have more energy.  This made a huge difference in my workouts.  I am no longer exhausted before I even lace up the sneakers.

I am very proud of my results so far.  I just had surgery almost four weeks ago so I was limited on what I was able to do with the arm movements at first. But that hasn’t stopped me.  I am kicking up my cowgirl boots and having a hootenanny good time!  ❤week-3-front

Here are my weight and measurements from when I started on December 26  and what they are now.

  • Weight     then…190, now…185.4
  • Left Bicep   then…12.5, now…11.5
  • Right Bicep   then…12.5, now 11.25
  • Chest   then…41.5, now 40
  • Waist    then…40, now 38
  • Lower Abs   then…42.5, now 38.5
  • Hips   then…43.5, now 43
  • Right Thigh   then…24.5, now…23.25
  • Left Thigh   then…24.5, now…23.5
  • Right Calf   then…14.75, now…14.25
  • Left Calf   then…14.75, now…14.25week-3-side

I have lost a total of 4.6 lbs and 13.25 inches in 3 weeks!  I still have ONE week left in this program.  I am so excited for this last week.  🙂week-3-back

Thank you so much for the support and your interest in this blog!  If you haven’t already please make sure to check out Darlene Caron Fitness where you can find more recipes, fitness tips, motivation and information on upcoming Health and Fitness accountability and support groups that I offer.
Remember to believe in yourself, stay strong and take time to fly!
Sending strength, hope and love!


Country Heat Week 1 Results

About a week ago I was faced with trying to figure out how I could work out while recovering from surgery. The program that I had scheduled to do required lifting weights and I knew that wasn’t going to work.

Last July when I went to Nashville for the Beachbody Summit I had purchased Country Heat, I had even tried it a few times but actually never did more than a few days of it. So I thought that now was the perfect time to complete this program. Thirty days of dancing, no weights, no planks or pushups. Perfect right?

I admit that the first time I pushed play I made the mistake of not wearing my sling and my hand and fore arm went completely numb. This seriously scared the crap out of me. My son was not impressed with my desire to keep pushing play. But I promised that I would wear my sling next time and if I was still having issues I would put it off for a week.

With the sling I had not problems and could actually complete the 30 minute workout. My first week consisted of me working out with a sling and using the 21 Day Fix containers.

I was not very graceful with these workouts and had a lot of balance issues. I have two left feet. I wasn’t able to jump around and did not do any of the arm movements for the first week. I was sweating a lot so I did have hopes that maybe I would get some results. I was completely surprised when I took my measurements.


In 7 days I lost 2 lbs and 6 1/2 inches. Not bad. 🙂

I admit that there have been a couple of times when I did not want to push play. I wasn’t feeling it. But the ladies in my accountability groups keep me going. The motivation and support from them is amazing.

Are you ready to start your journey? Reach out to me and let’s talk.  I would love to have you join one of my accountability groups.

Sending strength, hope and love.