Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Beast Up and Max Out - Hybrid

I just finished up my first round of Insanity Max:30 and I LOVED it!! I sometimes modified and sometimes not, but I improved my cardio and strength so much! However, I know my body does best when I am actually LIFTING heavy weights.

For my second month of Max 30, I actually started Body Beast again as well. It was pretty tough, because I hadn't lifted in awhile and I was ALWAYS sore!

Here was my schedule for the Build Phase and Month 2 of Insanity Max: 30 -

*Notice how I rearranged Body Beast to fit around Max 30. My first priority was Max 30 because I was almost done with the program for the first time.

Now that I'm in the second phase of Body Beast, and done with Max 30, I can incorporate Max 30 back into my routine, but not EVERY day. I am LOVING it so far!! Basically I only have 2 extra days of cardio a week, but I left room to add in more if I feel I'm not dropping body fat as fast as I would like.

So here is my schedule for the Bulk phase:

This time I am concentrating more on Body Beast and just adding in Max 30 for extra cardio.

I will also say that I am not following either meal plan, but keeping a small calorie deficit and eating at 40/40/20 macros.

I will be looking at my schedule for the final Beast Phase, and planning that out and posting it as it gets closer. :) So be sure to check back in a few weeks for updates!

If you have any questions or need help with anything - let me know. :)

Beast Up and Max Out!!!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Yummy Chili Recipe

I posted this chili recipe last night on my food blog & I was thinking - "This is totally healthy - I should share it on my fitness blog too." :)

I seriously can't get enough of this chili! I could eat it every day. It makes a TON which is good, because then you have plenty of leftover meals for the week. I had it two nights already, and there is so much left I think I will freeze some & have the rest this weekend! Mmmmm!

Monday, February 9, 2015

3 New Shakeology Recipes! Yum!

I have some new Shakeology recipes to share with you today! I finally got out of my strawberry-banana rut and decided to try something different for a change.

The first one is Strawberry Pina Colada. I bought a bag of frozen pineapple chunks awhile ago and finally decided to use them. This was really good with just the pineapple and strawberries, but when I added in coconut extract it took it to a whole other level! Soooo good! Especially during the dreary winter months. :)

Strawberry Pina Colada Shakeology 
1 1/2 cups cold water
1 scoop Strawberry Shakeology
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional - I am trying to get in more protein)
3 chunks frozen pineapple
3 frozen strawberries
1/8 tsp coconut extract

Blend all together. Yummy!

The next one is a Mint Chocolate Shakeology. It has added spinach which is great if you are needing to get more veggies in. This had the perfect amount of minty-ness and I couldn't even taste the spinach! (People always say that, and I can always taste the spinach - but not this time!) :) You could also add protein powder into this one if you want. I would add a chocolate protein powder, but vanilla would be good too.

Mint Chocolate Shakeology
1 cup almond milk or skim milk
3/4 - 1 cup cold water
1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
1 cup fresh spinach
1/8 tsp mint extract (not peppermint, just mint)

Blend until really smooth. (Seriously - you don't want spinach chunks!)

The last one is a Root Beer Float Shakeology. I also added vanilla protein powder to this one for extra protein and a little extra vanilla flavor, but you can leave it out if you want. Still yummy!

Root Beer Float Shakeology
1 cup almond milk or skim milk
3/4 - 1 cup cold water
1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
1/8 - 1/4 tsp root beer extract (NOT concentrate - trust me! haha)
Ice to taste

Blend together and enjoy!