21 Day Fix Extreme one week down 2 to go!

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I’m excited to say that I survived week 1 of the 21 Day Fix Extreme! Although I’ve been sore somewhere new every single morning, I find the workouts fun yet challenging and I can already see some changes in my body! I loved all of the workouts in the original 21 day fix and this program proves the same. The variety is perfect! Every day targets a different muscle group and that Sunday Yoga fix comes at a time when your muscles REALLY need that extra stretch. Kind of like they knew what they were doing, lol 🙂

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I had never used a resistance band the way its used in Pilates but WOW – talk about resistance training at its best!!! I thought you just used it as a subsitute for weights but turns out some basic moves can be turned up a notch or two or three with this simple little band!!!

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I still kind of feel like a twisted pretzel at times but I’m getting better for sure!!!

Now truthful moment – my nutrition has not been where I’d like it to be! The planning part is there…and prep is there…its controlling my urges to eat when I know its not “time” to eat! I keep reminding my challengers and myself – Don’t mistake that feeling of thirst for hunger – if it hasn’t been 2.5-3 hours since the last meal – CHUG!!!!

I’ve been dabbling in a lot of the new recipes within the 21 Day Fix Extreme nutrition book – and those are nothing short of AMAZING – I’ve tried out the Cashew ‘N’ Oat Hotcakes, the Turkey Chili, Strawberry Protein Bars, Chocolate Pudding and repeated each of them!!!

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I never miss my SHAKEOLOGY and even found myself subbing some of my “reds” last week and doubling up on my shakeo!!! Perhaps it was the new addition of the Candy Bar to my rotation (modified to fit into my daily container allowance!) but there have been people sick all around and I know that will only help boost my immue system with all the antioxidants along with the pro and pre-biotics! This mama doesn’t have any time for getting sick!!!

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I know a lot of people/men see Autumn and wonder if this program can be for men too. Well let me tell you my hubs has been working out regularly for almost a year and while he is in the middle of Insanity Max: 30, he passed on the PULSE day and joined me for a little Dirty 30 on Valentines Day morning and he even admitted he got a good 30 minute burn in!!!

We’ll be doing round 2 together 🙂

Its been FRIGID in western PA this weekend and as much as I dislike these subzero temperatures I can tell you I was pretty darn productive!!! Today I’ve already prepped the Turkey Meatballs and Veggie Egg Cups for this week…along with some cajun chicken, tilapia, mancakes for the hubby, and veggies!!! I’ve set myself up for success….I just need to resist the random snacking and desire to finish off my munchkins’ snacks!!!

2015-02-10 06.51.32My week 1 goal was primarily to STOP finishing remaining food and the mindless snacks – and I failed. Why is it that that macoroni and cheese just screams out my name to take just ONE bite?!?! My willpower was just bad this week!!!

So this week I’ll try again…no more finishing the oatmeal or cereal or those darn cheese its – its time to FOCUS and stick to my meal plan!!!

 

21 DFX Week 2 Meal Plan

I’ve planned out week 2 really focusing on the foods at the top of the lists to maximize my results!!! My YELLOWS are primarily quinoa, sweet potatoes and oatmeal…my REDS are usually fish/seafoood, chicken, turkey, eggs, and Shakeology, my PURPLES are apples and berries and my GREENS are asparagus, broccoli, peppers, spinach and cucumbers. I’ve also eliminated bananas, greek yogurt and almond milk.

I took the time, planned, shopped and prepped and now I’m looking to my challengers and accountability group to help hold me to my goals this week!!!!

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You can get the body you’re looking for if you COMMIT to 25/30 minutes a day, 5-7 days a week and I promise you RESULTS!!!! This is exactly how I got started and I am forever grateful I took that leap!!!

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And that’s a wrap – Insanity Max: 30 – Results

*8 weeks down*

*48 workouts in the books*

*1 pound lost*

*4 inches gone*

And one stronger MAMA!

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If you want a break from packing up and trekking to the gym in this freezing cold, snowy weather, then I encourage you to take it to the MAX with just 30 minutes a day/ 5-6 days a week in your warm, comfy home!!!

The last week was a true test of strength and I was extra thankful to have my hubby pushing me through the entire 30 minutes of Friday Fight Round 2 as we closed out the week!

I wanted to make sure I pushed myself as hard as possible….afterall it was my last chance to top my prior max out times! I succeeded in every workout, even though Max Out Strength was by a mere 2 seconds and Max out Cardio had a few interruptions in it – I did it!

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I came into this program looking to get STRONGER! I was comfortable with my starting weight and as my 60 days took me through Christmas, travels, Holiday parties and New Years my main focus was to MAINTAIN!

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I know my nutrition wasn’t perfect. I was more in line with my 80/20 rule: 80% of the time I was spot on with my portions and eating according to the plan. The other 20% of the time we enjoyed the Christmas cookies and birthday cake (or birthday donut!), the baguette from Panera or ice cream treat! It was about BALANCE – and I feel I reached my goal!

 

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I will say – those little containers sure did come in handy! I was never hungry or feeling deprived as long as I got all my containers and Shakeology in I was good to go…but so were the sweet treats!

I didn’t have a crazy transformation but I didn’t really expect one! I started and ended at nearly the exact same weight – losing one pound in the 60 days and 4 inches primarily around my waist and bellybutton.

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To be honest, I thought about skipping the whole before and after picture posting…there isn’t a drastic change visually and I wasn’t sure that it was really worth it. But I thought about it some more and decided I needed to share. I’m comfortable with the results, happy to say I didn’t gain weight during a time of the year when the majority of Americans are gaining 7-10 pounds, and my endurance ROCKS! I did a workout yesterday that pre-Max:30 I struggled with. I could do it – but it wasn’t easy.

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Yesterday, I was able to increase my weights and complete the entire 30 minute workout with ease. That helped me realize I did change. Maybe I didn’t lose tons of inches or pounds but I am a stronger, healthier person. And for that reason I am proud to say I’m an Insanity Max: 30 graduate!

I loved the convenience of using my own body weight for all of the workouts but I am secretly excited to get back to “moving iron” as Autumn Calabrese would put it, and I will soon be beginning my next phase of my journey with the 21-Day Fix Extreme in preparation for a marathon relay this spring!

If you would like to join me on this journey, simply fill out the application below to join my February 9th Accountability group! I always say, there’s power in numbers!!!! We can do this together!

21- Day Fix Extreme – COMING SOON!

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The countdown is ON!

Autumn Calabrese knocked it out of the ballpark last February with the release of her first DVD home workout program the 21-day fix. The simple, portion controlled nutrition guide and balanced 30 minute workouts could be tackled by anyone at any fitness level. It was a hit all across the US and continues to be one of the most popular home workout programs – why? It works!!!

Well she’s back at it again but this time taking it to the EXTREME!

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I had a chance to listen to her live on Friday night at our Pittsburgh Super Friday event and she shared the details of this program! And as she put it: she didn’t just take it up a notch from the original 21-day fix but she took it up several notches.

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Here’s the deal:

*The workouts are still 30 minutes

*You get 7 new workouts that will hit your body TOP to BOTTOM, literally

*You still use the portion controlled eating guide

but…

*The workouts are more intense, incorporating weights in all of them

*The nutrition guide is slimmed down a bit focusing on the foods that will really maximize your results and includes Autumn’s personal 21 Day Countdown to Competition menu plan. Its time to nail that nutrition!

In the end – this program is for those who want to get SHREDDED!

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If you would like to keep up to date on all the information as we approach this release, then add me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/maegan.blinka) and send me a message so I can add you to our countdown group!!!

If you would like to be considered as a participant in my *exclusive* beta test group and be one of the first to get amazing results, fill out the application below! I will work 1:1 with you to help you reach your own goals and I’ll be right there beside you every step of the way. We are in this TOGETHER!!!

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