Holy smokes I can’t believe I am wrapping up week 4 today! Halfway through Insanity Max:30 and more than pleased with the results so far! I know my nutrition has not been perfect (darn holidays and lack of self control!) but I will say I’ve been able to stay on track for the most part thanks to Shakeology and those handy dandy 21-day fix portion control containers!
I kicked off Week 4 with a side by side sweat session with my #1.
Oh and I topped out last week’s Cardio Challenge max out time by more than 9 MINUTES-SAY WHAT?!?! I’m crediting a huge portion of that to knowing my hubs was watching me! Even though we are doing different programs (he’s doing Body Beast) I just seemed to have a little extra umph knowing he was right there…Plus I got a little extra sleep overt he weekend since we were still visiting my in laws and the kiddos were bunking out with Gigi and Pap!
I had to veer off my meal plan slightly…with a long travel day and no desire to cook when we got home – we went for big bowls of Shakeology for dinner Monday night – totally hit the spot! I like to blend mine extra thick so I can eat it with a spoon but I still stuck with my 1 yellow (almond milk) 1 red (chocolate Shakeology) and 1 green (fresh spinach) containers from my meal plan and enjoyed every last bite!!! AhMAZING! The nutritional benefits alone are enough to ensure I am drinking my shakeology daily however the convenience aspect is a huge bonus! There’s never an excuse to NOT eat healthy. We always have shakeology and if nothing else, we have water to shake it up and gulp it down! Don’t forget – FOOD IS FUEL!
I had set a goal for myself to improve on my times as this is my last week doing this workout set. I stayed pretty consistent and/or improved all of my max out times slightly but the biggest jump was certainly on Monday’s Cardio Challenge! I even impressed myself!!!
The biggest change I’m seeing is in my CORE – oh yes, even post Christmas goodies – the abs are starting to show and….I like it!!! I still need to be a bit more disciplined in the kitchen but I’m getting there!!!!
I’ll admit…I’m excited to wrap up the first month but I can’t even imagine how Shaun T is going to amp it up for month 2…which in turn makes me a bit nervous!!!
I’ll be switching things up a bit this week for my meal plan now that I have some great new meals to try out! I spent Saturday morning at a combined Beachbody and Wildtree event where I was able to lead a group workout (we went with Cardio Fix from the 21-day Fix – wowza I am sore!!!) and some Shakeology samples for everyone to try and then we prepared 10 freezer meals using Wildtree’s line of organic and gluten free spices, oils and marinades.
I’ve done several of these workshops in the past but this would really interested me as the menu was Veggie Medley and its loaded with vegetables – something I am struggling to get enough of in these winter months!!! It was an awesome way to spend the morning, meeting new people, indulging in some black and white no-bake cookies, making some delicious new dinners, and getting our sweat on! Talk about PRODUCTIVE!
I’m excited to kick off week 5 with a whole new set of workouts! Here’s my meal plan (which is also 21-day fix approved) – for week 5:
Some people ask if I get tired of the same thing every morning for breakfast but honestly – I don’t!! Shakeology is far and away my favorite and healthiest meal of the day! My breakfast and snacks are pretty consistent daily but I know they keep me full and taste good – so how why change it?!?! I do switch up my lunches and dinners but everything else usually remains the same!!! Consistency is key right?!?!
There is a bit of the unknown over the weekend as I will be in Pittsburgh all weekend for our SUPER SATURDAY event (on Friday, lol)! The CEO, Carl Daikeler will be there to honor our top coach, Melanie Mitro, and Autumn Calabrese will be leading a live workout – its going to be nothing short of AMAZING! We have the event Friday night, a team lunch planned for Saturday and another celebration Saturday night…so I’ll be packing my Shakeology and water bottle for sure along with some staple snacks like almonds, apples and some protein bars and do my best to stay on track and HAVE FUN!!!
Tomorrow kicks off my first challenge group of 2015 and I’d love to have you join us! Fill out the application below for a spot!
Make 2015 YOUR TIME TO SHINE!