Posts Tagged "Beachbody"

Beachbody Ultimate Reset

Posted on Jun 18, 2013 in Featured, Fitness, Uncategorized

I’m back!! For the past month I’ve been on vacation (to Italy!!) and traveling for work but I’m finally home and definitely to get back at it! After all that Italian food and wine, I feel ready to clean up my eating. Soooo I’ve decided to commit to Beachbody’s Ultimate Reset for 21 days.
Tomorrow I start with Phase 1 which is the “reclaim” phase. During this phase, ill start removing dairy and red meat from my diet and ensure my system is properly hydrated. The plan has 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and one snack a day if needed.
Tomorrow’s meals include lots and lots of veggies and protein with breakfast and dinner. The program is designed to make you more conscious of what you’re eating so you choose foods that have higher nutritional value to fuel your body rather than Simply choosing food for taste or convenience.
Ill be posting updates of my progress so check back soon! NO cheat days for 21 days…this should be interesting!! :-)

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Les Mills Combat Final Results!! :-) pics to follow!

Posted on Apr 29, 2013 in Featured, Fitness

Several people have asked me how long it takes to actually see results when you start a new workout program. That of course depends on what you out into it and if you’re willing to change your diet, but for Combat i began to see results right away! I saw huge changes after only 4 weeks even though I was following my own meal plans. If you saw my week 4 results post, you know I was down almost 10lbs and had shed 13 inches. Good news, right? Even better, I was feeling more energetic than ever and was able to give 110% in my workouts. Awesome! :-)
My results slowed a little after the 6 week mark but I enjoyed the workouts and still felt amazing. After 9 weeks, I am down 13lbs and 18 inches!!! Here’s the breakout:
Chest: -2 (can’t always choose where we lose from haha!)
R. Arm: -1.5
L. Arm: -1.5
Waist: -2
Hips: -4!!!
R. Thigh: -3.5
L. Thigh: -3
In addition to losing inches, I’ve noticed my shoulders, arms and abs are tighter and more toned. This program definitely challenged me and helped take me to the next level in my fitness. If you’re looking for a fun program to get you back into shape or even if you’re a beginner, I highly recommend Combat. The modifications give you options for lighter impact moves that will still push you and give you the results you want. The martial arts moves make the workouts more fun and rewarding when you see improvements.
Results pics are coming!!

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Les Mills Combat Challenge – Weeks 7 & 8

Posted on Apr 7, 2013 in Featured, Fitness

One week to go!! Sorry I missed my week 7 update post! Even though I didn’t post an update, I stayed on track and now only have 4 workouts left in my Ultimate Combat challenge. When I decided to start this challenge, I didn’t expect it to go this quickly…I know people dread joining challenges like this because they don’t want to commit or they think they’re too busy, but really 9 weeks isn’t going to break you. It’s so worth it!
So Im sure you’re all on the edge of your seats to hear about my results but I’m going to leave you hanging until next week! Ill have updated measurements and pics and total pounds lost. In the meantime, if you have any questions about Combat, feel free to send me a message! I would recommend this to anyone looking to get into a good routine or add some cardio to their routine.
Check back next weekend to see my final results!! :-)

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Les Mills Combat Challenge- Week 3

Posted on Mar 3, 2013 in Featured, Fitness

Wow, I can’t believe I’m already 3 weeks in on this challenge already! Honestly, it seems like I just started and I only have 6 weeks left. Next weekend I’ll be doing measurements and asking my sweet husband to take pictures to see my progress. He’s so patient with me! :)

This week I noticed a big change in my workouts. I was able to keep up with the trainers for the most part and increased my weight for the strength workouts. This week, I also started a stricter mealplan so I assumed my workouts would suffer, but instead my very boring menu seemed to give me more stable energy to get me through the longer DvDs. I HATE Burpees but actually survived the Burpee drop squat track in power HIIT. In week 2 I had to stop quite often, but this week I didn’t stop once. You know what that means! Next week ill try for the most advanced version which is a Burpee, 2 drop squats and a jump X 16. Woot!
I’ve also started noticing changes in my body, mostly abs, shoulders, arms and thighs. My shoulders are getting a little more shape and my stomach is slowly getting the outline of a 4 pack. It’s in there somewhere! ;) I’m hoping next week’s pics will show noticeable change from week 1.
Ok so week 3 done and how am I doing? Week 1 I lost 3lbs, Week 2 I lost 2 more….Week 3 I’m down 4lbs more! Believe me, I am ecstatic about these results! I don’t have a ton more weight to lose (but still plenty), so Im very happy with these large drops each week. When I started, I expected 1 maybe 2 pounds every week or two since my weight loss had hit a serious plateau after my honeymoon. But almost 10lbs down just 3 weeks in? Ill take it! Only 20 more to go.. :-/
Keep in mind, I’ve also been pretty strict with what I eat, and haven’t been eating anything past 730pm. I also do 20-30 minutes of cardio at lunch 3 days a week and meet with my trainer 3 days a week. Still, the biggest change in my routine in the past few weeks is combat so I think the program is working out great for me! Ill share measurements next weekend and possibly a pic….maybe…. ;)

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Combat Week 2 DONE

Posted on Feb 25, 2013 in Featured, Fitness

Les Mills Combat Ultimate Schedule Week 2:

Week 2 is done and I’m still loving Les Mills Combat! In the first week, I lost 3lbs and at the end of week 2 I’m down 2 more. I also decided to check my measurements out of curiosity and am down 2 inches in my hips and almost 2 inches in each thigh. Woohoo!

I’m not just loving Combat for the weight loss, the workouts are fun and challenging. I like that the trainers offer modifications for a more challenging workout. I just finished the Upper Body Blow Out which is one of the 4 extra DVDs that come in the Ultimate package. I definitely recommend anyone interested in completing the Combat challenge buy these extra 4 DVDs! I love working upper body but this workout had my arms shaking halfway through. It starts with push-ups and plenty of shoulder presses and ends with weighted upper cuts (ouch!) and mountain climbers. Definitely brings the burn! :-P
The HIIT Power workout is still the toughest for me. The drop squats and jumping alternate lunges kill me every time and the track with a million Burpees is the best (worst)! My goal for week 3 is to be able to complete the track without taking any breaks. The finale of this section is 16 Burpees with drop squats and push-ups with each rep. Crazy Dan also adds a jump before the Burpee, so maybe that will be a goal for week 4. :-)
I can’t believe I’m already 2 weeks into this challenge and can’t wait to see how my body changes in the next 7 weeks!

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