Friday, January 23, 2015

What is the 21 day fix Extreme?

EEEKKKK I am SO excited! Almost a year ago Team Beachbody launched the now #1 home fitness program the 21 Day Fix Created by Autumn Calabrese! It was the first program to introduce perfect portion control with 30 minute total body workouts that gave nothing short of BREATH TAKING results in only 21 days!  Seriously!!! for ME personally it was the missing piece of my nutrition and fitness results (see my story and pics here)!! If you have not done the original 21 day fix you will want to start there.



What's the details? 
  • Release date is February 2nd 2015 for those who have a Coach (if you don't have one, make me your coach please).
  • 21 Day Countdown to Competition menu plan included
  • 7  workouts Plus 1 extra FREE DVD when you order thru me
  • Workouts are 30 minutes long
  • All of the 21 Day Fix Extreme workouts include weights (Which is new)
  • Takes the workouts of the original 21 Day Fix to the next level to really get you prepared for a trip, event, or competition
The containers (a set comes with it) are the same as in the original 21 Day Fix but in different amounts designed for more extreme results. There are 2 different meal plans: One is the bikini competition diet and the other is more strict than the original 21 Day Fix menu plan.   There will be no cheats like in the original 21 Day Fix with the Wine and Chocolate left out.

This is not a beginner program! I suggest CRUSHING the 21 day fix first before attempting Extreme! 


Lets talk nutrition plan!



While the 21 day fix allowed for wine and chocolate the 21 Day fix extreme does 

not.  It is 100% clean eating for these 21 days.  You do have the option to eat out at restaurants but you still have to follow the nutritional guidelines laid out.  Just think about it this way!  

You can do anything you put your mind to for 21 days. I can say from previous experience with Insanity Max 30 that when I followed the nutrition plan to the T I really got amazing results.  I have never had abs before and they were popping out!  I really do attribute a lot of my progress to nutrition AND SHAKEOLOGY  So make sure to take this part extremely serious.

The launch date is set for February 2nd.  What are you waiting for??

 Summer isn't that far away, imagine what you can accomplish in 21
days but really imagine the possibilities if you made this a lifestyle
change!  Ummm.... total transformation by June! It could really happen!
Let me help you make it a reality!!!

   Click attending for our challenge group here after you order!   





Saturday, January 17, 2015

I just started working out and I'm gaining weight!! Why?

We all know my all time favorite trainder the great Chalene Johnson, celebrity trainer, created of Turbo fire, Turbo Jam, Chalene Extreme, PiYo.........She KNOWS her stuff! Here is her answer to why some gain weight when they start an exercise program!

By Chalene Johnson ->

"Probably the most common question I get when I release a new exercise program is, "Help! I'm gaining weight! Am I doing something wrong?" This is a common phenomenon with any new exercise program, such as Turbo Kick, Turbo Jam, Hip Hop Hustle, or others! It's especially common (and temporary) with intense strength training programs like ChaLEAN Extreme or Tony Horton's P90X.

The motivation to start a new exercise program is almost always to lose weight. However, what most personal trainers know--and most at-home exercisers do not--is that a new exercise program often can cause an immediate (and temporary) increase on the scale. (Notice I didn't say weight gain! I'll explain.) This common increase in the scale is also the reason why perhaps millions of people start and then quickly quit their resolution to get fit.

The temporary weight gain explained:
When someone starts a new exercise program, they often experience muscle soreness. The more intense and "unfamiliar" the program, the more intense the muscle soreness. This soreness is most prevalent 24 to 48 hours after each workout. In the first few weeks of a new program, soreness is the body trying to "protect and defend" the effected or targeted tissue. Exercise physiologists refer to this as delayed-onset muscle soreness, or DOMS.

This type of soreness is thought to be caused by tissue breakdown or microscopic tears in muscle tissue. When this happens, the body protects the tissue. The muscle becomes inflamed and slightly swollen due to fluid retention. This temporary retention of fluid can result in a 3- to 4-pound weight gain within a few weeks of a new program. Keep in mind that muscle soreness is not necessarily a reflection of how hard you worked. In fact, some people feel no signs of muscle soreness, yet will experience the muscle protection mechanisms of water retention and slight swelling.

Most people are motivated enough to put up with this temporary muscle soreness. Yet, many, especially those who really need immediate weight loss to keep them motivated, become discouraged and quit!

When I worked with a group of 70 test participants during the development stages of ChaLEAN Extreme, this happened. Who was the most upset and discouraged? You guessed it... the women! I'm happy to report absolutely for every single woman (and man) in our group, the weight increase was temporary and never lasted more than two weeks before they started to see a major drop in the scale. However, these people had the advantage of working with someone who was able to explain to them why this was happening and assure them the weight would come off if they stuck to the nutrition plan and stayed true to the program.

If you follow a multi-phase exercise plan, such as ChaLEAN Extreme, keep in mind that when you start each phase, your body will be "in shock" again. Don't be surprised or discouraged if you experience a temporary gain on the scale the first week of each phase.

My own personal example of this is running 10Ks. I don't do it very often, maybe once or twice a year. Even though I run on a regular basis, when you run a race, you push much harder. It's natural for me to be insanely sore the next day. It’s also very common for me to see the scale jump 4 pounds the next day from forcing fluids post race and the resulting DOMS. Even though I know the cause of it, it's still a bummer. We're all human and hard work should mean results. Hard work equals results, but our bodies are amazing machines and they know how to protect us from hurting ourselves. Soreness forces you to give those muscles a break. Ultimately you will lose the weight and you will change your metabolism in the process.

The key is understanding that this is a normal and temporary and stick with the program!

When to be concerned: 
If you experience a significant weight gain (exceeding 5 pounds) that does not begin to decrease rapidly after the second week, guess what it is? I'll give you one hint... you put it in your mouth and chew it. You know it! Your food (or calorie-laden beverages). News flash, friends… exercise doesn't make you gain weight. Consuming more food than you burn makes you gain weight!

So if after two weeks you are not losing weight and have gained weight that's not coming off, it's time to take a close and honest look at your food intake. Start using SparkPeople's Nutrition Tracker regularly, and be honest.

Moral of the story: 
Be patient young grass hopper. You'll be lean and mean in no time!