Posts Tagged "weight loss"

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 6

Posted on Mar 24, 2013 in Featured, Fitness

That’s right, it’s that time again! Week 6 is done on my 9 week Combat challenge. The next few weeks will bring back the HIIT (high intensity interval training)workouts in place of the upper body blowout and lower body lean out strength training workouts. I’m going to miss them, but I do love the challenge of the very intense HIITs.
With only a few weeks left, I find myself getting motivated to kick it up a notch and really push myself. I feel like I’ve been working hard and have committed myself to clean eating and working out every day, but to get more results, I need to take it to the next level. What does that mean? It means every workout I give 1,000% and it means completing the hardest version of each exercise. In order to finish strong, ill also have to make sure my eating stays clean and lean!
Now that I’m nearing the end of my challenge, I’m considering which program to do next. I recently ordered Beachbody’s Asylum which is a 30 day sports training challenge for Insanity grads. I’ll be in Italy for 2 weeks in May so I may just do extra workouts with my trainer and start a new at-home program in June when we’re back. I highly recommend you all consider starting a workout program if you aren’t already in one….summer is so close and there’s no reason to put it off! I don’t only encourage you because I want you to look good at the beach, but for your health! You’ll be amazed at your increased energy and strength! I know it doesn’t sound fun, but if you stick with it, you’ll be addicted to it because of how it makes you feel!
Stay tuned in the next few weeks for total pounds and inches lost and results pictures! :-)

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Fit Friday!

Posted on Mar 22, 2013 in Featured, Fitness

What’s everyone doing this weekend to stay healthy? Normally the weekend is our time to slack off on workouts and go out for beer and burgers with friends. I think Fridays are good days to have a cheat meal to reward yourself for working hard all week (right???), but don’t let your weekend reverse all the progress you made during the week.
For lunch today I had sushi and it was amazing!!! BUT on my way home tonight I stopped at the store to stock up on fruits and veggies and more chicken breasts. I also did my Combat 45 and Core Attack DVD (not fun after gorging on delicious sushi). Tomorrow morning I’ll make my egg whites and oatmeal and head to the gym to workout with my awesome trainer Chance who I know is going to kill me to make up for my splurge lunch today. ;-) my point is, make your weekend cheat meal the exception, not the rule…..get right back on track after and don’t compromise your workouts because you over ate! That’s not an excuse!
Sooo my tip for Fit Friday is enjoy a treat meal with your friends, then get back on the wagon! Don’t let your sushi lunch spiral your whole weekend into cheat meal after cheat meal. That will only make Monday that much more frustrating when you’re starting over. And get outside for a run or to the gym for some lifting! Believe me, you’ll be happy you did! :-)

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