21 Day Fix EXTREME!! Its HERE!

Ahhhh!!!! SOOOOO excited! I’ve waited for this day since last Fall!! THE 21 DAY FIX EXTREME IS HERE!!!!! Summer bodies are made in winter– and I am ready!! If you want a challenge and if you can focus and be disciplined for ((JUST)) 21 days in order to see ripped abs and shredded guns….this is your program!! 🙂

 

 

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My fav workout program is getting a baby sister!!! The 21 Day Fix is my soul mate program & taught me so much about nutrition & got me in the best shape of my life!! Part two gets released today!! I had amazing results in ONLY 21 Days and I LOVED IT!! I continue to eat this way because it gives me ENERGY and I feel amazing. I have Ulcerative Colitis and I need to be careful about what I eat — this program makes my tummy feel GOOD!! No pains and like I said — I have energy throughout my day!

MY 21 DAY FIX RESULTS:

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The 21 Day Fix Extreme — It’s like the Fix but takes it up a notch or two!! I love a challenging workout and this, I have a feeling, will be challenging.
I cannot wait to start!!

*Thirty minute workouts (every workout includes weights, except for yoga)
*Simple, clean nutrition ((Autumn even shares her bikini comp prep meal planning)) — NO TREATS like wine and chocolate like in the 21 Day Fix. This program is more strict and WILL get you results. You can do anything for 21 days!!

 

Here is the scoop:

What are the workouts like?

The program comes with a total of SEVEN different workouts (you will also receive some bonus workouts too!!).

  • Upper Fix Extreme
  • Lower Fix Extreme
  • Pilates Fix Extreme
  • Yoga Fix Extreme
  • Cardio Fix Extreme
  • Plyo Fix Extreme
  • Dirty 30 Fix Extreme

Who is this program for??

This program is NOT for everyone! This program is not for those who haven’t worked out in a while, or who are new to fitness. I suggest if you are new to working out — try the 21 Day Fix first and THEN move on to this program.

However — if you have been working out and want and need a new, challenging workout program that will get you shredded in 21 days — this is it!! If you want ABS — this is it! If you have a few annoying lbs that won’t go away — this is your program!!

 

What equipment will I need? 

You will need a yoga mat (personal preference), also a light set of weights as as well as a heavier set (5 pounds and 8 pounds or 10 pounds). Some people prefer a fitness band instead of using weights.

 

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I am SO excited to start!! If you want to join my Challenge Group that begins on Feb 16, complete the application below! 🙂

 

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Crock Pot CLEAN Buffalo Chicken — 21 Day Fix Approved

Looking for a clean, healthy and DELICIOUS recipe for an all-American favorite, Buffalo Chicken?? I know — I TOO love the taste of the blue cheese and the hot sauce drizzled all over the yummy, tender pulled chicken. BUT I do not want all of the fat and calories that comes along with it! Here is a ((21 Day Fix approved)) CLEAN alternative!!

Buffalo-Chicken

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INGREDIENTS

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One pound of boneless, skinless chicken breast

3/4 c of greek yogurt

1/4 cup of Franks Red Hot

Garlic Powder

Diced Garlic

Diced Onion

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DIRECTIONS

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Add all ingredients into the crock pot

Cook on low for 3 hours

Stir to ensure that all of the chicken is washed with the seasonings, yogurt and Hot Sauce

Once cooked thoroughly, you will be able to pull the chicken apart into shredded pieces and enjoy!

 

IDEAS for SERVING:

Top with blue cheese (one blue if you are a Fixer) and have with carrots and celery.

Add to the top of a salad

Put on lettuce wraps for a “taco”

 

ENJOY!

XOXO

Sara

 

 

 

Lose Weight Now — The ONE Thing That Is Stopping You!

Do you want to know that #1 reason why people don’t achieve their fitness and weight loss goals??

 

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EXCUSES!!!

 

You’ve got ’em, we all do. Here are a few that I hear a lot:

“I don’t have the time”

“I have a family that won’t like it if I start cooking healthy.”

“……it’s expensive to eat healthy….”

“……it’s expensive to buy Shakeology…”

“I already have a routine and don’t like change”

 

The QUESTION is — Do you want to stay the same MORE than you want to CHANGE???

 

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Your desire for change must be greater than your desire to stay the same in order for you create a catalyst for change.

What is your WHY? What would your reason be for starting to change, and starting to create a healthier lifestyle? Maybe it is so you can feel more confident. Maybe it’s because the doctor’s results weren’t positive and you need to get healthier. Here are just a FEW benefits or side effects of creating a healthy lifestyle:

*Weight loss

*Increased mood/reduction of depression

*Clothes fit better

*Feel more confident

*Sleep better

*Have more energy

*Increased health

*Reduce cholesterol, high blood pressure and chance of diabetes

*Increased metabolism

*Increased muscle tone

 

With all of these benefits, why WOULDN’T you want to make a change?? WHAT could be stopping you?? Even just giving yourself 30 minutes per day. A HALF HOUR of daily exercise coupled with healthy, clean eating can create dramatic results not only in your weight loss, but in your LIFE!! You don’t have to be perfect, you just need to be better than you were yesterday!!

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DITCH the excuses!! YOU are worth MORE!! Your excuses will get you nowhere, but determining that you deserve a live worth living, will get you places!! If you want to start with one of my challenge groups, simply complete the application below! Let me help you get started on a new YOU!

XO

Sara

 

 

 

Chalean Extereme Burn Phase Week 1

Week One of ((ONLY)) Chalene Extreme — in the books!! I know that I had planned on following the CLX and PiYo hybrid that I created; but once I started to do the CLX workouts — I was addicted!! I decided then to just do that program and add in some 45-50 minute walks on the rest days. My clothes were feeling loser, my muscles were sore and I was LOVING how all of this was feeling! Each workout is between 22 – 46 minutes and you are working the entire time. The duration of the workouts are totally do-able for this busy mommy!! PLUS — I have felt stronger and lifting my 38 pound daughter has gotten easier!! I am not looking to lose weight, only to be challenged and to gain strength.

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The program is comprised of three phases, beginning with the BURN Phase (which I am doing now):

BURN PHASE: KICK START YOUR METABOLISM (30 days)

This phase focuses on increasing your strength by beginning to lift weights that are reasonably heavy, but not heavy enough for you to not do 12 reps. This is the key to firing up your metabolism and leading to build muscle and burn fat!

Day 1: Burn Circuit 1
Day 2: Rest Day
Day 3: Burn Circuit 2
Day 4: Burn Intervals, Ab Burner
Day 5: Burn Circuit 3
Day 6: Burn It Off; Recharge
Day 7: Rest Day

A lot of people doing this workout use the first rest day to do some cardio, like myself.

Chalene has been quoted by saying that with this program, you can lose 60% of your body fat by the end of this particular program — and gain muscle, strength and flexibility!

Speaking of flexibility…..today was “Burn It Off” and “Recharge”. “Burn It Off” is cardio intervals, and is only about 26 minutes. The “Recharge” is around 20 minutes and is stretching, yoga and designed to improve your flexibility, stretch your muscles that have been working so hard and to increase oxygen to them. It felt SO good!!

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Push Phase: PUUUUSH MUSCLES // MAXIMIZE MUSCLES (30 days)

This phase will force you to life **heavy** weights in order to push your muscles to the max! Fifteen plus pounds is suggested. Repetitions decrease from 12 to 8,

Day 1: Push Circuit 1
Day 2: Rest Day
Day 3: Push Circuit 2
Day 4: Burn Intervals; Ab Burner/Extreme Abs
Day 5: Push Circuit 3
Day 6: Burn It Off; Recharge
Day 7: Rest Day

Midway through this phase, Ab Burner is replaced by Extreme Abs.

Lean Phase: Tone It Up!

Strong movements, 12 reps, multiple muscle groups worked at one time. This phase allows you to get toned and lean!

The ChaLEAN Extreme workout plan looks like this:

Day 1: Lean Circuit 1
Day 2: Rest Day
Day 3: Lean Circuit 2
Day 4: Burn Intervals/Lean Intervals & Extreme Abs/I’ve Got Abs
Day 5: Lean Circuit 3
Day 6: Burn It Off/Fat Burn Challenge; Recharge
Day 7: Rest Day

I am offically OB-SESSED with this program!! I am loving the short workouts and how effective they are! I have been following the 21 Day Fix eating plan and feel amazing!! I am looking forward to finishing the program strong! 😉

Post questions or comments below! To join my next challenge group, please fill out the application below! 😉

Week 1 of The 21 Day Fix — Recap

Week 1 — down! The first week of anything new, can be difficult, different and challenging. The first few days of the Fix were an adjustment – especially in my eating habits! I definitely consider myself a clean eater, and have been for almost a year. This program certainly made me dial into that more and helped me to organize my meals in a more effective and efficient way in order to ((actually)) see results from my workouts! The nutrition portion (NOT a diet) of this plan is based on a 40% carbohydrate 30% protein and 30% fat balanced food plan. I can honestly say that I was OVER eating too much of a good thing — like fruit and almonds, honey, peanut butter and cheese! NO WONDER why I wasn’t seeing the results I wanted to from working out! After only ONE week of doing this workout and eating plan, I have seen some abs actually popping through! My skinny jeans weren’t that difficult to pull on and I have already lost an inch from my hips! ONE INCH!! I am a smaller person, and don’t have a lot to lose – but I DO want to get more toned and more muscular, and can see that I am! One of my challengers lost 10 pounds in two weeks! That IS amazing!  Her goal is to get into her skinny jeans by motorcycle season — and I KNOW she WILL get there as long as she sticks to the plan! The “plan” will not make you starve – that is FOR SURE! Some days, I can’t eat all that I am supposed to. Oftentimes, after dinner, I am so full and can’t finish what is on my plate.  A truly successful plan that helps you to lose weight for LONG-TERM success, will NOT make you starve, it will re-design your way of thinking about food and about preparing your food and how you eat your food. It will also introduce you to effective and realistic exercise routines that WORK. The 21 Day Fix does this! I cannot say enough good things about this plan. Its nothing short of amazing, easy to follow and EFFECTIVE!

Although sweets are allowed on the Fix (in moderation)…as well as wine, it’s always a good idea to have a “back-up” plan in case of emergencies. For example – a sweet tooth craving!! A trick I learned to help curb sweet tooth craving! Besides having my Shakeology to help when I craved something sweet….I would make a mixed fruit bowl (one purple) with a handful of almonds (one blue), cinnamon to taste and 2 tsp of honey (allowed up to 2 times/day). This is SO delicious and you feel so good choosing this option over something that will not help you get to your goals…it is also very satisfying. My 18 month old LOVES this too (minus the almonds) and will often not eat her main meal if I I give this to her first.

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Something else I learned….Peanut Butter does not need to be mindlessly eaten with a spoon and jar in hand! I can simply give myself the allowed amount, and I’m perfectly fine and satisfied! This is especially yummy with an apple or a banana, as a snack! 🙂

It also amazes me how quickly I have seen results from the THIRTY  MINUTE workouts! I have long thought that for workouts to be effective, they need to be long, strenuous and at the GYM! NOT TRUE! It all depends on how you use your time to make your workouts most effective. Autumn Calabrese created effective workouts in just 30 minutes. Intervals, cardio that requires your full-body to be engaged, leg day, upper body workouts, pilates and the much needed yoga day, hence the pic below! All of them combined have done wondrous things for my mind, body and spirit! It’s something new and different every day….it’s quick….and I can simply roll out of bed, grab my coffee (of course!) and press play! AND ITS WORKING! What more could you ask for??

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Week 2 has begun and I am excited to see more is in store for me! Everyone is a work in progress. No matter where you are in life, stay in faith, choose to live your BEST life and I promise you – happiness will come. You owe it to yourself to feel happy, feel proud and feel beautiful! I believe  that this process will only bring me out better, stronger and smarter than before!

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XOXO

Sara

The 21 Day Fix!! What’s All the Hype??

As you may have heard, seen or read, Beachbody has a brand new product called The 21 day Fix. What is it you ask, well….you have come to the right spot! I will be writing about my “journey” with The Fix (as I like to call it) –> highs, lows, common questions, and how to absolutely CRUSH the program and SEE results! The test group exhibited crazy results, in the short 21 days. This program is In such high demand that it sold out in ONE DAY!! This product sold so fast, that if you wanted to order it, you will have to wait to receive it until March! Craziness! ….BUT a good kinda crazy!

So, what is this program all about?? Well….first and foremost, it has been created by a mommy- who knows, firsthand, how difficult it can be to carve out any time for yourself, let alone find the time to work out! Autumn Calebrese is a celebrity fitness trainer & a bikini fitness competitor (who better to get you in shape…? LOL) who is also a mother. She designed this fitness AND nutrition program to be an easy and seamless transition into getting fit, healthy and on your way to a NEW and IMPROVED you! Here’s the breakdown:

**EASY meal planning —-> NO counting calories, NO weighing, NO measuring, NO counting points, carbs……

The plan comes with color coded containers that are for specific food groups and you are allowed only so many per day.

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**EFFECTIVE & FAST Workouts —–> MAJOR calorie burn in 30 minutes/day! Thirty minutes?? YES —- 30 minutes!! You can spare that for yourself, you are WORTH IT!  Here’s the breakdown of the workouts:

  1. Upper Fix.Targeted resistance training helps shape your chest, back, shoulders, arms, and abs.
  2. Lower Fix. Firm and tone your entire lower body while you blast fat and burn calories.
  3. Total Body Cardio Fix: Keep your heart rate up and your metabolism revved high long after the workout is over.
  4. Cardio Fix. Get your heart pumping and your body moving as you melt away the pounds.
  5. Pilates Fix. Strengthen your core, elongate your muscles, and firm your hips and thighs.
  6. Yoga Fix. Improve your balance, flexibility, and strength as you help relax your muscles.

These workouts coupled with a new way of eating (where you are NOT starving yourself, rather you are feeding your body nutrient packed foods) amounts to fabulous success!! Here is some of the test group challenger results…amazing!!!

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If you are interested in learning more, please don’t hesitate to email me at spencesara@yahoo.com.

If you want to join in on the next Fitness Challenge, that is completely free….you may do so here, on the top of the page where indicated. I would LOVE to have you join me in March and help you obtain your fitness goals and goals of becoming a new and improved you!!! 🙂

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XOXO,

Sara