Friday, January 23, 2015

21 Day Fix EXTREME!

ARE. YOU. READY?! Only 10 days until the launch of the new 21 Day Fix Extreme!

Here's a little preview:

Oooooh! It looks amazing, yeah? Some of the top coaches at Beachbody did a little test group of this program over the holidays, and here are some of their crazy results:

This is Lauren. She did two rounds, that is only 6 weeks! Would you want to get results like this in only 6 weeks?

This is Marissa. Here is what she said about this program:  "I can't say enough about this program. I really needed a boost! I was slacking on my nutrition since competing in the Beachbody Classic and I had put back on some weight. I was feeling pretty discouraged and my workouts were also not consistent. The accountability of all the other coaches in the group really motivated me to push play everyday. I didn't miss a single workout. I also have never really been able to follow a super strict meal plan but I saw that everyone else was doing it. I knew if they could do it I could do it too..and I did! In just 21 days I was at my pre-bikini competition physique again, feeling great, had tons of energy and was ready to do another round. This program is going to be a GAME CHANGER for women. Like the Body Beast for women they will use weight-training to sculpt their bodies into a lean, shredded machine. I can't wait for it's launch and for everyone to experience this!"

Why 21 Day Fix Extreme?
After the 21 Day Fix program was such an amazing success, and helped so many people with their nutrition and fitness goals (In such a short amount of time, too!) Autumn realized that she needed to create something that would take their fitness to the next level. The goal is to create killer results with more muscle tone, definition, and more advanced moves. The nutrition plan is tighter (no more treats) to get you completely shredded. This will totally help those of you that are finding it hard to get rid of those last stubborn pounds.

Who is the program for?
21 Day Fix Extreme is ideal for those with a dramatic short-term weight loss deadline, such as an upcoming vacation, wedding, photo shoot, or other big event. It's an excellent program for 21 Day Fix graduates who are ready for the next challenge, or for those who have completed other intense programs like Insanity and P90X. It's also great for those who don't have a lot of weight to lose, but are wanting to see their abs and lower their body fat.

I would not recommend the 21 Day Fix Extreme for a beginner. This is an advanced program. So if you haven't done the 21 Day Fix - start with that first. :)

Details, please!
You get seven EXTREME 30-minute workouts, one for each day of the week - so your mind never gets bored, and your body never adapts. The workouts include steady-state aerobics, resistance training, and explosive power moves that target every muscle in the body!

The workouts include:
Plyo Fix Extreme - An explosive lower-body workout that uses jumping and resistance to torch calories and sculpt muscles.
Upper Fix Extreme - By alternating opposing muscle groups, this no-rest upper-body workout will shred the chest, back, shoulders, and arms.
Pilates Fix Extreme - Using a resistance band for every exercise, this intense mat workout works the entire body, placing emphasis on the core.
Lower Fix Extreme - Glutes, quads, hamstrings, and calves will get stronger, leaner, and more defined with 30 minutes of challenging resistance work.
Cardio Fix Extreme - Combining weighted cardio moves with traditional metabolic training intervals keeps the heart rate soaring.
Dirty 30 Extreme - Using only seven compound moves focusing on multiple body parts at a time, this workout will burn extra calories while defining muscles. Get down and dirty, and get it done.
Yoga Fix Extreme - A fast-paced flow yoga class, combining strength, balance, flexibility, and power.

There is also a bonus workout that you get only when you order through your Teambeachbody coach. (So if you don't have a coach yet - please make me yours.) :)

Extra Workouts:
Power Strength Extreme - Based on functional movement patterns, these 9 total-body exercises will change the way the body moves, increasing strength, endurance, and power.
ABC Extreme - A 30-minute workout that targets common problem areas by pushing abs, butt, and cardio to the extreme. It'll get that competition body ready for the stage.
The Fix Challenge - Keep things interesting and burn off calories with this quick resistance workout!

What about the nutrition part?
For your nutrition, you’ll not only be practicing portion control—you’ll be eating ONLY clean foods. No treats. No cheats. No excuses. Plus, you’ll get Autumn’s all-new 21 Day Fix EXTREME recipes to help you achieve your very best results.

No other program has you eating this well and working this hard. But if you want a lean six-pack, cut arms, ripped shoulders, and toned legs . . . you have to take it up a notch. It’s going to take guts, intensity, and drive. But, it’s only 21 days. You can do this.

Do you want to be the first to get it??
The 21 Day Fix Extreme will be released on February 2, 2015!
Make sure to contact me for more information and to be notified the minute it is released.
If you need a coach - you can sign up here:

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Healthy Mexican Bowl with Cauliflower Rice

I have been working a little harder on my nutrition this month, and have been trying out some new recipes. Maybe you don't know this, but I am a HUGE Mexican Food lover!! I love the flavors, I love the spiciness, I could seriously eat it for every meal and never get sick of it.

So here is a recipe that is not new at all, in fact it's one of those old staples, BUT instead of regular rice it has CAULIFLOWER RICE in it. So it's pretty low carb. And if you take out the black beans, it would even be paleo friendly. ;)

 Fix approved: 1 red, 1/2 yellow, 1 blue, 1 green, 2 tsp

4 oz chicken breast, cooked & shredded
1/4 cup black beans
1/2 avocado, chopped
1/2 cup cauliflower rice (see below)
lime juice
salsa (optional)

Combine all ingredients, add squeeze of lime juice. Enjoy!

small head of cauliflower, coarsely chopped
1/2 onion, finely chopped
2 TBS butter or coconut oil
salt, pepper, garlic powder, seasoning salt, and/or vegetable supreme (This is a personal choice, the seasoning is really up to you.)

Put coarsely chopped cauliflower in a food processor, and pulse until about the size of rice.

Saute onions in butter or coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat until translucent.
Add the riced cauliflower and stir until mixed well.
Add seasonings of your choice. (I used pepper, garlic powder, season salt, a little vegetable supreme and some chili powder.)
Cover skillet and let the rice cook about 5 minutes until softened. (Then I let mine cook a little longer so it was more "browned" - a little like fried rice.)

*Note: I will be honest -YES, this DOES taste like cooked cauliflower! However, when you add it with all the other ingredients in the Mexican Bowl, you seriously CANNOT taste it. I was really nervous to try this, because I had tasted the "rice" and it was a little different than what I was used to - not gonna lie. ;) But it ended up being really good, plus - bonus veggies!! haha

Monday, January 12, 2015

Insanity Max:30 Week 1 Review

I just finished my first week of Insanity Max:30!! 

I am seriously IN LOVE with this program!! If you liked Insanity - you will LOVE Max:30. If you never tried Insanity because it looked really scary - you will LOVE Max:30. It is SO FUN you guys!

I have been following the modifier for this round, and let me tell you why I would totally recommend this program.

1) It's not soooo hard that I dread doing it every day, but I still get a totally awesome workout. I think if they didn't have a modifier, this program would end up frustrating me because it's so hard. I thought following the modifier would be too easy though. It's not. If you go fast enough & keep proper form you WILL Max Out with the modifier. It's easy enough to be doable, but still hard enough that I can work on improving from workout to workout. (I burn 400 calories every time and I am definitely sore the next day!)

2) You can do Max:30 over and over and never outgrow it. I am going to be able to do this program for a loooong time. It will never get too easy for me. If you go as hard as you can - you will ALWAYS Max Out. I can't wait to be able to keep up with Shaun T!!

3) It's FUN! Yes it's tough. Yes you will sweat like crazy. But I really enjoy it. :) I actually look forward to doing it every day. Shaun T is an amazing trainer and motivator. He pushes you to do the best that YOU can, not try to keep up with anyone else. It's also fun to see how much stronger you get from one workout to the next.

4) It's short. It's only 30 minutes out of your day, you can handle that I promise. I burn 400 calories in 30 minutes just by following the modifier. Imagine how many you could burn if you went all out. ;)

5) It works. I've only been doing it for 1 week, but I've already lost 3 lbs and 2 inches. I have also seen amazing results from fellow coaches who have completed the program. I am seriously excited to see my results after this first round is over.

Okay, so there you have it. The reasons that I am loving this program so far. My plan is to go through it once with the modifier and then try to keep up with Shaun T and the rest of the group on the next round.

The nutrition plan for Max:30 uses the containers from the 21 Day Fix. It is very simple to follow & has some good recipes that I will share with you soon.

This was my menu for week 1:

Now I will break down each workout individually. There are a couple I still haven't tried yet. (Tabata Strength doesn't come up in the schedule until week 3.)

Day 1: Cardio Challenge
This workout reminded me a lot of T25, but with different moves. Burpees, plank work - like in and out abs, and lots of tuck jumps. (This is why I like following the modifier.) haha

Definitely a cardio workout though - I was winded! You think the modifier would be so easy, but she moves FAST! I could hardly keep up. I Maxed Out at 14:25 in week one but went another 4 minutes today! Woo Hoo!

Day 2: Tabata Power
This is the workout that you do twice a week the first 2 weeks and then you switch out for Tabata Strength the next 2 weeks.

If you have ever done a Tabata workout you know that it is 20 seconds of hard work followed by 10 seconds of  rest. The rest in this workout is jogging in place - so not really 'rest' but it sure feels like it! I loved it though, because every time I thought I couldn't go any longer - we would get a little break. That saved me! haha 

Tons of push ups, tricep dips, and ab work in this one! My heart rate didn't get as high, but I still burned 300 calories and Maxed Out at 24:15 the first time. The second time I barely made it to 24:20! I had the first number in my head and just hung on until I passed it. Those tricep dips get me every time!

Day 3: Sweat Intervals
This workout was a serious SWEAT PARTY! It was so fun though - I don't know why. (I'm a sucker for punishment.) haha

It's crazy how these workouts work your core so much and you don't even know it. That's Shaun T's thing though - "USE YOUR CORE!" Am I right? This workout has a lot of squatting, lunging, jumping, and more plank work. The moves were all really unique though & I liked that. Different ways to work your body. Always good. :)

Day 4: Tabata Power
This was the repeater workout. See above for description.

Day 5: Friday Fight: Round 1
Ohhhh this workout - I had heard some scary things about it and they're all true! haha

This one was tough! I don't know if it was because the first water break was halfway through, or because my body was just exhausted from doing this program all week, but I maxed out like 8 minutes in!! haha It was awesome!

Funny story: My husband is doing this program too, but he is a day behind me because of his work schedule. Every night when he gets home from work he asks me how the workout was for that day. I told him that this one was TOUGH! So the next morning he gets up to do the Friday Fight & sees my Max Out time. He thinks, "Oh 8:50! I can totally beat that!" (We have a little competition with our times - I always beat him. haha) So he starts the workout....and maxes out at 8:36! hahaha (He is doing the modifier too, by the way - otherwise we would never be able to compete.)

This workout is a combination of all the moves that we've been doing all week, but with almost NO breaks! I'm thinking it's so tough because then Shaun T gives you 2 days to recover!

So that's it so far!! Week one DOWN! Have I already told you how much I'm LOVING this program? Seriously, if you want to work out at home, THIS is the program you should be doing!

Have I convinced you yet? haha I would really LOVE to have you all join me doing this program. After this round I'm going to be doing another one too - so get yours already!! :) The challenge packs are on SALE the entire month of January.

Also, if you have any questions about this program or any other one, I am more than happy to answer them for you. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Insanity Max:30 Max Out Sheet

Am I ready to start this workout on Monday??? To tell you the truth, I'm a little scared! However, I have seen some amazing results from others already with this program, so I am also really excited!

As I was getting everything prepared and ready to go, I decided I really wanted to make up a little worksheet to track my Max Out times. I don't know why, but I have issues with writing on my calendars that come with the programs. I guess I want to keep them new and untouched. haha ;)

So this is what I came up with:

It's not really fancy or anything, but it will help me compare the Max Out times from each workout. 

If you would like a copy, you can print out one HERE.

And if you would like to join me in getting my booty kicked, PLEASE do it!!

You might be wondering if you can get results by following the modifier. 
Well guess what? As long as you keep proper form and intensity - you totally CAN!! Just look at Lori's 30 day progress pics:

Lori only followed the modifier - just to show everyone that it IS possible to still get AMAZING results. (This is only halfway through the program too!)

My plan is to do as much as I can without the modifier and then switch on the parts I have trouble with, or if I am totally dying. ;) Right now I'm fully expecting to Max Out on the warm up. But I know it's as much a mental challenge as a physical one, so I am determined to push as hard as I can and then some. 

Are you ready?? 

Feel free to contact me any time.