Today 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.
We enjoyed ourselves – stayed in control and allowed ourselves a small indulgence.
Then we came back and BOUNCED right back on track!
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!!!
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:
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 just like that….it’s a wrap!!!42 days
Hours of meal planning
Hours of meal prep
6 weeks of discipline
3.8 pounds GONE
5.5 inches worked off
And a gentle reminder that if you want something you’ve never had you have to do something you’ve never done!!!
I am forever grateful for this opportunity to participate in the exclusive pre-launch SHIFT SHOP Testgroup.
Before I became a COACH, I was a challenger. I needed to do something for ME and this was it. But I got out of that challenger mindset and this program brought me back to that feeling.
That feeling of pure excitement and accomplishments of completing a fitness challenge, being diligent with my nutrition and achieving the goals I set forth for myself.
It came at a time that I needed this opportunity and I am more excited than ever to help other women MAKE THE SHIFT.
Day 1. Day 21. Day 42.
You can preorder TODAY and be ready to rock with us July 13th in my exclusive SHIFT SHOP LAUNCH PARTY!!!
This program is LEGIT and is going to transform so many lives!!!!
As we launch into this final week of our 6 week test group journey a few thoughts come to mind:
I have realized I am stronger than I thought.
Accountability is one of the most underused POWERFUL tools in one’s fitness journey and when you LEAN in on it – it WORKS!
Working out beyond 30 minutes is FUN and the results are worth the extra effort
When you take a step back to MENTALLY get focused you can bust through any barriers you previously thought existed
This program is comprised of alternating HIIT/Cardio workouts and Strength training workouts.
Week 1 begins at 25 minutes
Week 2 is 35 minutes
Week 3 is 45 minutes
When you begin ROUND 2 you go back to week 2
Followed by week 3
And week 4 – which tops them all with 50 minute workouts.
In the beginning I thought a big old HECK – TO – THE – NO!
But you know what?! I’ve realized that when you are really in the zone 50 minutes doesn’t seem so challenging any more!
I have been able to adapt to being on the road, traveling, vacations, baseball games, parties and more but its not because I am committed to a DIET – its because I committed to making this a LIFESTYLE change and its paying off 10-FOLD!
I have LOVED this fitness journey but I am more excited to be able to BRING YOU along WITH ME! And the date is fast approaching!
I am taking applicants for my SHIFT SHOP LAUNCH party to begin upon the program’s release on 7/13/17.
If you are ready to commit – work for it – and join forces with me and other women who are RIGHT THERE with you – then fill out the form below.
2 weeks down and 1 to go before the “official” ROUND 1 of Shift Shop is in the books and my goodness all I gotta say is IT FEELS GOOD to be a challenger again!
Being a part of this test group has been amazing on many different levels but mentally – I needed to go back to square one and this is getting me there.
SHOP RULE: Don’t let the move finish you. You finish the MOVE.
To measure my foods again – CONSISTENTLY.
To make a plan and STICK TO IT
To be faced with temptations and PROUDLY turn them down because I have COMMITTED to becoming a better version of me.
The program is designed to “ramp up” each week. So you’re switching up the meal plan AND increasing the intensity and length of the workouts.
Week 1 was a combo of 25 minute strength and cardio based workouts and week 2 brough it up to 35.
The beginning of week 2 also re-emphasized what I too often tell others and needed to remind myself: THE SCALE LIES!
By day 9, I wasn’t feeling that my “results” – aka – the number – was matching my efforts (after GAINING a pound back I found myself discouraged) but instead of getting upset about it – I took my pictures. And well they show the story I am feeling.
Just 9 days in I was feeling lighter, far less bloated (which I attribute to the consistent avoidance of GLUTEN!!) and the need for an afternoon caffeine energy boost was no longer needed.
Meals and snacks prepped for the day: Shakeology and water, Turkey burger and veggies, Apple and almond butter, Red peppers and hard boiled eggs
I traveled over the weekend and it was actually EMPOWERING to have my meals & snacks packed for the day AND stick to them, rather than caving for whatever convenience foods were at my fingertips.
What I love about the meal plan guide you get with this program is the SIMPLICITY. I don’t mind eating the same foods throughout the week and this plan is structured to give you the same “plan” to follow M/W/F/S and then again T/TH/S. It works – it makes planning and shopping EASY and I am really finding my groove.
Week 3 continues with the ramp up progression as our workouts are taken to 45 minutes and the meal plan is adjusted to eliminate yellows (carbs) — (for the calorie bracket I fall into) and increasing greens (veggies) and reds (proteins).
Shift Shop Week 3 Meal Plan (PLAN A)
I did find myself looking for a bit more healthy fats (with the avocados and nuts) but honestly the carb reduction has been way easier than I expected! And different from other plans I’ve done that cut carbs and increase proteins/greens…I get to keep my fruits in with this plan – which is huge for me!!!
I am looking forward to conquering this last week and sharing how amazing this program truly is and can be for you too!!!
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“Good food, good times good people. Life is too short for anything else.”
I left the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana yesterday with a relaxed mind and grateful heart.
This was the THIRD Success Club trip my husband and I have earned since becoming a coach 3 years ago but each one provides a gentle reminder of how grateful I am that just 3 short years ago I followed my gut feeling – became a coach – instilled BELIEF in myself and JUST JUMPED! And we have truly NEVER looked back!
Big picture – we EARNED this trip because of the success my coaching business achieved in 2016 for HELPING other PEOPLE reach THEIR health and fitness GOALS.
What started as a way to get a discount on my Shakeology grew to sharing this opportunity with my close friends and family and has transpired into helping HUNDREDS of women & families all around the US and Canada and I’m no where near finished.
I’ve been going on 3 trips annually through coaching – one in each the Spring, Summer and Fall.
The fall one which is earned and geared towards leadership.
And this one in the Spring is earned and limited to a select number of coaches.
While each have their own purpose and involve a combo of work and play this one is really geared towards celebrating your own successes and mingling with other coaches. And that is just what we did!
Our 5 days included a mix of US time and TEAM time and NETWORKING time. All with their own defined purpose and enjoyed to no end!
The one thing I never realized I was getting when I joined this business was the FAMILY you become a part of.
I love our team culture and the women I have grown to know, love and vacation with!
We enjoyed lots of time by the pool, listening to the waves crash, cruising the open waters on a Catamaran and mingling with our friends at the welcome and closing ceremonies.
But let’s be real – you can’t have a Team Beachbody trip without some killer workout sessions!
Both Autumn Calabrese & our brand new super trainer, Chris Downing joined us here on this trip and led group workouts each morning.
Autumn did a variety of workouts from her programs, 21-day Fix & Hammer & Chisel and Chris gave us some sneak peeks into the new program coming soon – SHIFT SHOP.
I love all live workouts but the fact that I get to participate in the EXCLUSIVE test group starting May 8th and get to complete it before it available to public drew my focus and excitement through the roof.
His style is so incredibly MOTIVATING and well, the workouts make you WORK! They’re different and all moves include a modifier so they really appeal to a large audience!!!
I can already tell that this program is going to take the fitness world by STORM this summer and I cannot wait to share my results as I progress through!
Here’s another live look into one of other workouts we did during the trip!
And just like at home, we were able to wrap up the workout sessions with our superfood shakeo – stationed all over the lobby after each workout!
This trips are always a great reminder to follow your heart and live your life doing something you LOVE. I love what I do and who I do it for and I truly cannot imagine what my life would look like today – If I hadn’t decided to take this road less traveled, join an MLM business and become my own CEO.
Maybe you’re reading this thinking “okay, you love your job good for you” and you’re going to move on and read something else about someone else and it won’t cause a second thought.
But maybe – just MAYBE you’re reading this and thinking WOW – this could be ME. I know it could be ME and I want it to be ME!
And if you fall into the later – then we should chat!
We’re expanding INTERNATIONALLYsoon– and I know we have only begun to leave our footprint on this world.
I have a vision and I’m looking for others to join me on this crazy ride.
Its not for EVERYONE but it is for ANYONE who is willing to put the time in and work with passion, heart and hustle.
I’m hosting a LIVE business opportunity call on Sunday April 30th – you can JOIN HERE and learn more about what it is exactly that we do!!!
But if you’re reading this after the date above – its still not too late! Fill out the form below and I’ll share more information with you about my next Sneak Peek opportunity!
Just think: Where could you take your future if you were provided with an opportunity that was limitless?