Friday, November 25, 2016

Black Friday DEAL!

Well, you either LOVE Black Friday shopping, or you HATE Black Friday shopping --- but how about a little online sale for you to take advantage of?!

That's right, I never usually offer my own promotions, but I think it is necessary for me to do this!!

My first Challenge Group forever changed my life in an amazing way, and I feel like it is my duty to allow others to feel the exact same way --- and if it takes a little bit of extra incentive, then that's ok! :)

SO! For TODAY ONLY! (Friday, November 25th!) I will be doing an exclusive Black Friday Deal.

When you purchase a challenge pack of your choice, you will receive a FREE $10.00 Amazon Gift Card. Also, you will be entered into a drawing for a 3 Day Refresh -- a cleanse to kick that holiday BLOAT!

Really, you cannot go wrong with ANY challenge pack purchase, but here are a few suggestions! 

If you're a beginner then I would recommend the 21 Day Fix or Country Heat. If you are looking for something a bit more challenging, then Core De Force or 21 Day Fix Extreme is a better choice! Short on time? 22 Minute Hard Corps is for you! If you love a variety, then the Beachbody On Demand option will let you stream from an ENTIRE library of workouts!

There REALLY is a program for everyone, and I would love to help you choose the best one to fit your goals and your lifestyle.

To browse all challenge packs, click here. 

I decided to put the 3 Day Refresh as an added bonus for one lucky individual because who doesn't have a little extra holiday bloat they want to kick? 

If you're ready to go, please get in contact with me! Remember, you will be given a spot in my Holiday Survival Guide Challenge Group that kicks off on Monday! So don't delay! 
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Pumpkin Pie Shakeology

I mean, let's be realistic --- fall isn't fall and Thanksgiving isn't Thanksgiving without a little pumpkin pie, amiright?

Well, for me, I literally have NO self control with sweets or salty junk food --- I will eat an entire pie, an entire half gallon of ice cream, or an entire bag of chips in ONE sitting and not even think twice about it.

Well, not anymore! :)

I know to not even keep that stuff in the house, but I still occasionally CRAVE some of those junk food type things --- especially this time of year!

For the past few mornings, I have been CRAVING sweets, so I whipped up this little number and it INSTANTLY satisfied that sweet tooth!

Pumpkin Pie Shakeology! YUM!

Superfoods that taste like PIE?!

Give it a go --- it's seriously scrumptious!
  • 1 scoop vanilla Shakeology
  • 1 cup water or almond milk
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tbsp rough chopped pecans
  • 1 cup ice
  • BLEND!

For my fixers:
1 red
1/2 purple
1/2 blue
1/2 yellow

Monday, November 21, 2016

2016 Holiday BLOWOUT Sale!

Is anyone else a huge SUCKER for sales? I know I am for sure! Then, when it is health and fitness related, I am ALL about it.

Beachbody's Holiday Sale is going on NOW. (I've already stocked up on some great things, at great prices!) Beachbody has put some of their best products, programs and supplements on sale for up to 77% off. You know I never make a post about "salesy" things, but I don't want to you miss out on these deals!

A Word of Advice: These things will sell out FAST. So if you're even thinking of it, you gotta make your decision quickly.

Over the next few hours, everything will be going live on the site --- so keep checking back! :)

Check out the graphic below for WHAT is on sale!

That's a lot to choose from, right? So what do I suggest?

The 21 Day Fix Meal Prep Pack is a GREAT deal!! It will bundle together a large light blue container (for holding salads, etc), color coded pre-portioned containers, a 21 Day Fix Tote, and the FIXATE cookbook. This is PERFECT for some variety in your diet and it is at a great bargain!

If you are an Autumn Calabrese fan and are ready for an extreme program, then DEFINITELY pick up The Master's Hammer and Chisel --- it will sculpt and tone your body in ways you never though possible!

Also, ChaLEAN Extreme is an amazing program to really TONE UP!

I will definitely have a Shakeology Storage Canister in my cart! While the bags work just fine, this stores in my pantry SO much easier and I'm a total sucker for ANYTHING organization ;)

My final recommendation would for a workout program is a lower intensity and impact -- Turbo Jam. it got me through my pregnancy with Harrison and I absolutely recommend it!

Really, you can't go wrong with anything, but I'm telling you, stuff will go quickly. These things would make great Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, you name it! :)

If you already have a Beachbody Coach, please get in contact with them about the Sale items. If you do not have a coach I am more than willing to help and guide you make your fitness goals a reality. 

The holidays are here and if you want a more personalized approach and some help kicking off your goals and maintaining through the Holiday season, please get in touch with me and we will get you squared away with a program that is best for YOU.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Core De Force: Week One Reveiw

WOW! One week is OFFICIALLY done from Core De Force, and let me tell you --- I am a BELIEVER.

I will be the first to admit, I was a true skeptic --- I love lifting weights; cardio is NOT my thing.

My before pictures.
But after one week, I am officially putting the weights back on the rack and TRUSTING the process of this body weight resistance workout.

After one week, I am down TWO pounds and I am down a 1/2 inch off of my waist! CRAZY!! I will take my FINAL measurements at the 30 day mark, but I was feeling smaller and I had to bust out the tape measure a BIT early for my waist :)

While these workouts are a bit longer than what I have been used to, they are testing me in ways that I never imagined and I am working my muscles in a WHOLE new way.

Here are my thoughts on the workouts completed so far:

Day One -- MMA Speed 
I had done this workout as a sneak peek and it was still challenging on day one. This workout was all about punches and kicks. My shoulders and back were on fire the next day. 27 minutes long and I was DRENCHED at the end.

Day Two --- Dynamic Strength
My main squeeze and me after MMA Speed
I always watch a new workout the day before --- I put it on in the background as I'm doing dishes, etc. And this workout intimidated me. It was 47 minutes long and it was low impact, but HIGH intensity. A ton of different variations on pushups --- and my core was burning the whole time. 12 rounds of body resistance will do that to you!

Day Three --- MMA Speed
I welcomed the familiarity of this workout and I was able to push HARDER through the 6 rounds. Since the moves started to become more natural, I was able to really develop them and get an incredible burn and sweat in.

Day Four --- Power Sculpt

Matt joined me for this workout and it was AWESOME!! Lots of body weight resistance and it left both of us DRENCHED at the end!

Day Five --- MMA Shred
This format was similar to MMA Speed, but a little longer of a workout at 36 minutes. It was an amazing burn and I am already surprised at my stamina as we go through the three minute rounds. They introduced elbows and snap kicks in this workout --- and I am STILL shocked at how my muscles are reacting!

Day Six --- Dynamic Strength
This workout was just as hard the second time --- but I was able to do more pushups and modify less. I was able to engage my core more and do some of the advanced moves --- sphynx pushups WILL be mastered by me!

Day Seven --- Active Recover

Lunch -- Turkey Burger, Balsamic Asparagus, Feta
I was SO excited for this workout --- 21 minutes long and so needed after a great week of workouts. For the first half, it is a slowed down kicks and punches which let me really focus on form. Then, 10 minutes of much needed stretching!

All in all, the workouts have been challenging, but not to the point of frustration. Joel and Jericho do an AMAZING job at breaking down the moves and the modifier is TOP NOTCH! Love it so far and I am ready to tackle week two!

Now, we all know that the results that I am experiencing are TRULY coming from my nutrition! You can't out work a bad diet!

The meal plan is very similar to the 21 Day Fix meal plan and it is second nature to me to just do this meal plan, no questions asked. One thing that I made sure to do was put a protein in the stretch between lunch and dinner for a snack --- it keeps me less hangry and hen EVERYONE is happy ;)

Here is my meal plan from week one:

Week One Meal Plan, Bracket A

All in all, I am EXCITED about the next three weeks and I cannot wait to snap those final after pictures.

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