Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Insanity Max:30

Have you heard about Shaun T's new program Insanity Max:30? Oh my goodness - I can't tell you how excited I am for this program!! I absolutely LOVE Insanity! I lost so much weight doing it, mostly in my stomach & completely improved my cardio endurance.

In case you haven't heard about this, or even if you have but want more info - I will give you the lowdown and what to expect from this program. But first, here's a little preview from Beachbody:

Look fun? haha I seriously can't wait to get my booty kicked with this program!

Is Insanity Max:30 just Insanity but shorter? 
No! Absolutely not. Insanity used max interval training, and Max:30 is based on Tabata-style training. There are 150 NEW MOVES for even more insane results! The intervals are different also. In Max:30 you do 3 moves, 30 seconds each, 3 rounds. Your goal is to go a little harder, and a little longer each time. In Max:30 you compete with YOURSELF, and try to beat your max out time every workout.

What is Maxing Out?
To Max Out means to stop or fail for the first time in the workout. It's about going as hard as you can for as long as you can, until you MAX OUT. It doesn't mean you are done with the workout. It just means you are taking a break that Shaun T hasn't given you yet. :) Write down the time, take a small break, and then jump right back into the workout. If you stay committed and push to your max, you will be able to add more time each week with the workouts. 

Maxing Out is a GOOD THING!! As Shaun T says: "The minute it gets hard is the minute you start seeing results."

Is there a modifier?
Yes! Every workout has a modifier. And unlike most other fitness programs, Max:30 has an option to see the modifier the entire time! No more wondering what the heck the modifier is doing, because the camera isn't on them. haha :) 

Keep in mind that just because you are modifying doesn't mean it's going to be easy. If you FOCUS on your form, range of motion, and control, you will still get an amazing workout and you will still Max Out! 

How is the schedule laid out?
Max:30 is a 60-day program that combines cardio and strength training using your own body weight. 
It is 30 minutes, 5 days a week. On the cardio days you will add on the 10-minute Ab Attack, and there is also an optional "Pulse" workout. The program is broken down into a month 1 and month 2, with no recovery week. (You do get 2 days off every week though.)

Month 1: 

Month 2:

What comes with the program and what is the cost?
The base kit comes with 12 workouts on 10 DVDs, Max Out nutrition guide, restaurant guide, and Max:30 wall calendar.

The deluxe kit comes with everything in the base kit plus portion containers, 3 bonus workouts, a comfort mat, and a Shakeology shaker cup.

Coach Exclusive! SWEAT FEST is the coach exclusive workout that you ONLY get when you buy from a coach. It's an impromptu workout that they filmed with old Insanity cast members and coaches. Time to get your sweat on!!

How can I get it first?
Beachbody is releasing this program FIRST exclusively through coaches on December 2nd - before they release it to the public. So if you do not have a coach, be sure to make me yours!! Click my link to create a FREE profile, and send me a message by clicking the "CONTACT MY COACH" button to get the scoop on Max:30. I will also be starting an exclusive Insanity Max:30 test group only for members of my team starting January 5. So be sure to order yours quick! :)

What is a test group?
I am going to be running a very private and exclusive Max:30 test group starting January 5. You will get access to a closed, online Facebook group where no one but the members of the group can see what is being posted. I will help you prepare ahead of time to start the program. We will talk measurements, before photos, meal plan, nutrition, recipes and motivation! We will even walk through any obstacles you might foresee in the next 60 days, such as how to make time for workouts, or eating healthy on the go. 

It's all about progress, and having balance, not about perfection. It's about empowering yourself to be the BEST that YOU can be! Trust me - the conditions will never be perfect, but there is no better way to ring in the New Year, than with a NEW YOU!!

Each participant is required to purchase the Insanity Max:30 program from me as their coach. Each participant is required to replace one meal a day with Shakeology for the duration of the program. The best option is to get the challenge pack because it has free shipping, a discounted price, and includes everything you need to get started right!

Why Shakeology? Because honestly, you need the best brain and muscle fuel you can get during this program. You want to have this incredibly nutrient-dense meal replacement every single day so that your muscles can recover from the intense workouts. I like it because it is pretty much a no-brainer meal, I don't have to prep anything, it's quick, and I know that it's the healthiest meal of my day. You are not adding to your grocery bill, because Shakeology will REPLACE something you used to eat that maybe wasn't so healthy for you. (Like that fast-food meal you grabbed because you were running around and forgot to pack something healthy. Sound familiar?) haha 

Trust me - your body will THANK YOU by giving you KILLER RESULTS when you incorporate Shakeology into your program!! :)

Does this sound like something you would like to do? Contact me now before all the spots are gone!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Prepping For A Healthy Holiday Season

Now that Halloween is over, the craziness is just getting started. Am I right? Every year, I think to myself that I just don't have time to work out because I'm so busy, and eating healthy? Nice try. But this year I have a goal to make this the healthiest holiday EVER!

People spend all year - starting in January, trying to get in shape, lose weight and be able to fit into their swimsuit or get healthy for a vacation or reunion, then the holidays come and they just quit everything all together and end up packing on 7-15 lbs! Crazy, right? Why do we do that? Because we are too busy? Yeah right.

I don't need to have an amazing transformation over the holidays, but I DO need something to keep me active, keep the pounds off, and help keep the cravings at bay. 

Where to start?
1) Make a goal to work out EVERY DAY. Make it non-negotiable. Choose a workout program, really any one will do. Pick something you love, that is fun, or something that will keep you motivated day after day. 30 minutes a day is all you need. Everyone has time for that. :)

2) Make a clean-eating menu. Plan, plan, plan! Fill your house with healthy food choices, pre-chop and cook your food, store the right serving sizes in containers within easy reach so you won't be tempted to make an unhealthy choice. KNOW what you are going to be eating, don't guess!

3) Incorporate Shakeology. Seriously, it's the healthiest meal of the day. Who couldn't use that EVERY DAY during the holidays? All those adaptogens, pre-biotics, and digestive enzymes! Not to mention, it will keep the cravings away, and give you energy. Bonus!

4) Earn your treats. Thanksgiving is ONE day - not a whole month. Work out every day, eat your Thanksgiving dinner, then get back at it again. If there is a party - get your workout in earlier that day, and choose small portions. As long as you are still working out and eating healthy most of the time, you shouldn't really gain any weight. (You might not lose weight either, but the point here is to keep from gaining.)

5) Get support. You can join me November 3-23, and December 1-21 for a round each of the 21 Day Fix nutrition plan. We can keep each other on track! Don't worry, I won't judge if your diet is not perfect - I'm sure mine won't be either. ;) haha That is the point of all this - to do better than we would normally do this time of year! The goal is to get right back on track and not completely BLOW it during the next 2 months.

My plan:
I am doing Insanity: Asylum this month, using the 21 Day Fix meal plan. Actually, the 21 Day Fix is PERFECT because you can fit it right in between Halloween and Thanksgiving, and then again between Thanksgiving and Christmas! So instead of GAINING 7-15 lbs, why not LOSE 7-15 lbs?

Why Asylum? Well first of all, I have had this program for a few months and have never tried it! Second, I want to get prepped for Insanity Max: 30 which is being released the first week of December!! 

 Am I excited? Heck yes!!

I am pretty sure this program is going to be mine for Christmas this year! Beachbody is releasing this program the first week of December, so if you want yours in time for Christmas, you need to be one of the first to order. (Especially if they sell out.) You can get your name on the list to be notified immediately when it becomes available. Just go HERE and add your email. :)

I will also be starting an Insanity Max: 30 test group January 5, 2015! So make sure to order yours and let me know if you want to be added to the group.

As always, feel free to contact me if you would like help or have any questions. I love getting to know new people and I want to help YOU reach your health and fitness goals! :)