Week 2 in the SHOP

1 week down and 2 to go!

Change is hard at first shift shop week 1Today our RAMP UP fitness program is taking us to 35 minute workouts with alternating HIIT and strength training days with a rest/active rest day on Sunday. Let me just be honest. I am RESTING on Sunday!

We were faced with our first “big” temptation of the program last weekend as we traveled to my home town for a family reunion. Our plan of attack: BE PREPARED.

We sliced apples & red peppers, took plenty of water and Shakeology packets for a quick meal on the go! And for those temptations that would later come – a batch of Cookie Dough Energy balls to the rescue.

Shift Shop week 2 cookie dough balls
We enjoyed ourselves – stayed in control and allowed ourselves a small indulgence.

Then we came back and BOUNCED right back on track!

shift shop week 2 meal

Too often people allow their travels and slip ups to totally derail them but you only FAIL if you STOP trying.

Today the 5am alarm went off and we were up and at it!!!

Shift Shop week 2

 

The SHIFT has us changing up our meal plan this week reducing our starchy carbs and increasing our greens and proteins along with the 10 minute increase in the workout length!

Here’s what our week looks like:

Meal Plan Week of July 31

The ENERGIZE is something I drink DAILY before my workouts and the Recover/Shakeology is a post workout replenish! I prefer the Performance recover but too much dairy causes me belly and skin issues!

I’ve tried to do a few days of an extra Shakeology shaken with water and a few days of Recover but this week I am going to try a half and half combo! It makes such a difference in the way I feel and my sore muscles are telling me to try something new!

I am excited to kick off another round of the SHIFT SHOP!

In just two weeks one of my launch party guests is down 8 pounds and another is down 4!

Another challenger is down 5 in just WEEK 1

Another pulled out a pair of shorts that were “embarrassingly uncomfortable” less than a week ago

And the list goes on and on!!!

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Beachbody’s Full Performance Line

2015-07-18 10.10.50 I was fortunate to spend this past week in Nashville for our annual Coach Summit. A time to learn, share, bond with our teams and hear about all the upcoming product launches, one of which includes the Beachbody Performance line! Beachbody Performance™ is a breakthrough addition to the Beachbody nutrition catalogue. Designed by Harvard-trained scientists and rooted in cutting-edge exercise physiology and performance nutrition research, this premium supplement system offers a way to supercharge your performance— and your results— safely and effectively.
2015-07-26 22.52.55The product line is also NSF Certified which means it is approved for Professional & Collegiate athletes. Supplements that carry the NSF Certified for Sport mark have undergone the rigorous standards established through the NSF Athletic Banned Substances Program. It minimizes the risk that a dietary supplement or sports nutrition product contains banned substances when taken at the recommended serving size.*
Specifically, this certification verifies that:
  • The product does not contain any of the 180+ substances banned by major athletic organizations.
  • The contents of the supplements match what is displayed on the label.
  • There are no unsafe levels of contaminants in the tested product.
  • The product is manufactured in a facility audited by the NSF for both quality and safety.
*NSF has tested and certified that these products contain the identity and quantity of dietary ingredients declared on the product label, and that these products do not contain known banned substances. NSF certification, however, is limited to the specific serving size on the label, and consumption in excess of that serving size is not part of the certification.
But you don’t HAVE to be a competitive athlete to use these! They’re for people who want to push themselves and reach a big goal, or for the people who want to finish a round of P90X or finish a round of Insanity Max:30 that the couldn’t previously get through! Check out this video to learn a bit more about Beachbody Performance: http://bit.ly/1OHGMHX
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Still thinking – What is Beachbody Performance???

  • An easy-to-use, complete supplement system that’s guaranteed to boost your workout performance and help accelerate the results from any fitness program.
  • It’s designed by Harvard-trained scientists and combines the latest cutting-edge science with the most effective performance-boosting ingredients from nature.
  • Every ingredient is thoroughly tested and scientifically shown to enhance performance and recovery.
  • There are 5 unique formulas—Energize, Hydrate, Recover, Recharge, and Creatine—that can be used alone or easily customized depending on your fitness goals or needs.
  • It will help you overcome any obstacle—from low energy to muscle soreness—so you can push yourself harder in every workout.

What’s included in the Beachbody Performance line? The system has four powder drinks formulated with key ingredients scientifically shown to be effective.

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  1. BEACHBODY PERFORMANCE ENERGIZE PRE-WORKOUT (Lemon Spark Flavor) – Improves intense exercise performance, increases energy and endurance, and sharpens focus, and reaction time.
  2. BEACHBODY PERFORMANCE HYDRATE DURING-WORKOUT (Citrus Cooler Flavor) – Supports hydration during exercise, replaces electrolytes lost during exercise, fuels working muscles, and improves endurance.
  3. BEACHBODY PERFORMANCE RECOVER POST-WORKOUT (Chocolate Chill Flavor) – Speeds muscle recovery, promotes lean muscle synthesis, combats exercise-induced muscle soreness, and improves muscle strength recovery.
  4. BEACHBODY PERFORMANCE RECHARGE NIGHTTIME (Vanilla Dream Flavor) – Supports overnight muscle recovery, improves overnight adaptation to exercise2015-07-26 22.53.52
  5. BEACHBODY PERFORMANCE CREATINE – This add-on has no flavor and mixes well with the Post-Workout formula to improve high intensity exercise performance, increase muscle strength and power, and enhance the effects of resistance training.

When should you take these supplements:

  • Energize should be taken within 30 minutes of starting exercise.
  • Hydrate should be taken during intense or prolonged exercise.
  • Recover should be taken within 30 minutes after exercising.
  • Recharge should be taken within an hour before going to sleep.

For best results, do not mix Recover or Recharge with Shakeology. Take Shakeology at least 30-60 minutes after consuming Recover.

I know a lot of you have asked me what the difference is between my current fave E&E and Energize and well –  E&E was developed in 2010; Energize is the best energy formula according to current scientific consensus.

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Additional details and purchasing options can all be found within your Team Beachbody Account. If you have any other questions email me at maeganblinka@gmail.com or on Facebook!