Core de Force: Week 3 in Review – travel addition

21 days down…9 to go!

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Ever think to yourself “I can’t start that fitness program now. I’m traveling soon/next week/for work” etc…

Traveling doesn’t have to be an EXCUSE!

I took Core de Force and Whole 30 on the road this last week and well, passed with flying colors!!!

2016-11-10-09-49-21Preparation & Snacks were KEY!

Being able to grab a quick bar helped me avoid the temptations for the other snacks through the airport, from the Seminar I was attending, at the hotel, etc…

Plus since I am doing the WHOLE 30, I needed to make sure I avoided any added sugars, gluten and grains! It wasn’t easy but I have found my favorites:

I LOVE the THAT’S IT fruit bars, and the EPIC bars allow for a quick protein on the go!!! Lara bars give a nice sweet touch (without any added sugar!) and the Rx bars provide protein and healthy fats and come in so many amazing flavors.

2016-11-11-13-10-45We also lucked out to have a Whole Foods nearby allowing for plenty restocking options!!

One of the BEST things about this program (for me at least!) is that you don’t need ANY equipment.

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Some room to kick and punch and drop to the floor and you’re good to go!

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We lucked out with a great gym in our hotel. We simply pushed some of the benches out of the way and got to work!

From a nutrition standpoint weeks & and 2 were similar. Week 2 added an additional fruit and Week 3 tacked on a second healthy fat option – which was HUGE as the intensity was taken up quite a bit this week but as we approach the FINAL full week of this program – the extra fruit and extra health fat are gone and its time really push for results!!!

Here’s the plan for my upcoming week:

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Here’s the links to a few of my favorites this upcoming week:

I have seen great progress thus far and I have already committed to another round of Core de Force that will begin AFTER Thanksgiving.

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What Kind of Bars can you have on the 21-day fix?

I never used to be a procrastinator but I swear the older I get the more squirrelly I become!

During my race against the clock to pack for a 5-day trip to Texas for my family of four within a 2 hour a time frame I managed to do about 34,539 things that didTravel snacks - bars on the 21 day fixn’t NEED done but I decided to do anyway all the while forgetting my apple and peppers in the fridge with the munchkins yogurts 😡

Luckily I keep these little gems in the diaper bag! I def don’t encourage “bars” on a daily basis but if you’re going to grab and go these are the THREE that I recommend…all ordered from Amazon Prime and delivered right to my door🙌

1. That’s IT Bar: These are my new found “can’t leave home without it” snack! I stumbled across these on my way home from SUMMIT in Nashville while waiting for my Green Tea at Starbucks. The name caught my eye and when I flipped it over I saw that the ingredients were simply fruit – THAT’S IT!

I snagged a few from Starbucks before I realized I could order through AMAZON and get them right to my door! The Apple and Strawberry is definitely my favorite (reminds me of a fruit roll up!!!) and the Apple and pear is a close second!
For my 21 Day Fix Friends – I count these as one purple – racking up 100 calories, 4 grams of dietary fiber and about 17 grams of natural sugars. 
2. KIND BARS: I caught a Q&A from Autumn on this topic and ever since I have kept this stashed in my diaper bag! Kind bars are primarily nuts. Don’t get me wrong there are some wild and crazy varieties out there with a lot more in them but if you watch the labels you can get a pretty natural nut bar in the KIND variety! I also order these from Amazon or grab them when I head to SAMs on a stock up trip!
For my 21-Day Fix Friends – I count these as 1 BLUE and 1 tsp – coming in around 200 calories and 17g of (healthy) fats. 
3. Quest Bars: I’d say these are the least “clean” of the 3 but also my favorite as I find them the most filing.
For my 21-Day Fix Friends – I count these as 1 red and 1 yellow…although I def. don’t recommend these when “strictly” following the fix as they do not have the equivalent nutritional value as a lean meat (red) or healthy grain (yellows) – would. They range 160-200 calories with about 8-12 g of fat yet virtually ZERO sugar! 
Caramel Vanilla shakeoOf course I ALWAYS keep a Shakeo packet always within reach….this is the most clean and natural way to squeeze in a snack on the run – especially when those unexpected hunger growls start! I prefer to make it blended but I’ll be honest…give me a shaker cup and some water and I’m good to go! Cures my cravings, fills my tummy and fuels my body for the day ahead!
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