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! 🙂

 

Clean Apple Crisp – 21 Day Fix Approved

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One of my favorite desserts is an Apple or Peach Crisp! Here is a clean option so that you are able to enjoy a dessert while trying to eat clean and/or doing the 21 Day Fix!

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INGREDIENTS

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One purple — apple//peach//blueberries//berries —> whichever you prefer

One Yellow – oats

One Red — plain greek yogurt

One packet of stevia

Cinnamon

 

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DIRECTIONS

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Spray a pan with cooking coconut oil or grape seed cooking oil spray.

Add in the fruit and let them cook for a little over a medium heat.

Add the oats and sautee/cook until done

Mix your greek yogurt with the stevia in a separate bowl.

Once the oats and fruit is cooked enough, layer on top of the greek yogurt mixture and top with cinnamon and ENJOY!

 

 

 

Insanity Max 30 REVIEW

The holidays are just about OVER and everyone can now resume their regular schedules and routines! I don’t know about you — but I am a creature of habit and when my routines and schedules get changed, I feel a little uneasy! 😉 I am glad that this week will be back to normal and that I can finally have my routine back! The holidays were fun and I loved being able to see family and friends………..but I also love my own schedules! 😉

I am entering into week 3 of Insanity Max 30!! The first two weeks were a little difficult because 1. its a new program and I needed to adjust and 2.) the holiday temptations were EVERYWHERE!!! I did pretty well — I did have 2.5 glasses of vino on Christmas and did my best to stick to the eating plan. Let me tell you that it had a SERIOUS effect on my workout the following day!!! I was struggling!! I did it but it was rough. It just goes to show that diet and exercise go hand in hand!!!  I did eat clean and only had a few bites of hubby’s pie! I was pretty proud of myself haha!! Trust me — it could’ve been MUCH worse!! I just kept thinking — think about how you will feel tomorrow if you were to have an entire piece of pie! Also — I want to SEE results from this program and am DEDICATED to that and pie doesn’t necessarily fit into that mold! 😉

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I have noticed that with each week, and with each workout — I get stronger!! It is such an awesome feeling!! I keep maxing out longer and longer and THAT in and of itself is progress to me — especially because I am NOT modifying!!! I will say — my stats have not changed one bit and I NOT letting that discourage me!!! My clothes are feeling looser and I am getting stronger with each workout and that is an AMAZING feeling!!

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SO — now that the Holidays are OVER and the routine is pretty much back (after NYE I’ll be SET!!) — I am bound and determined to have results from this program!!! I will be posting my 30 day results in 2 weeks!! EEEEEEEKKK!!! Scary – lol! Every day I push play, and follow the nutrition, have my Shakeology and get my sleep — I am one day closer to the finish line! This is a 60 day program and it promises serious results! Six more weeks — that is IT!!! I have a feeling that it will fly by. Each day — you need to DIG DEEP and PUSH yourself. When you feel like you can’t do anymore, do three! When you TELL yourself you can — you are halfway there!!!

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NUTRITION is 80% of your results!! You cannot outrun your fork!! I am so glad that the holiday temptations are OVER and I have literally thrown away the extra cookies and cakes so that they won’t speak to me in times of weakness!! lol Clean eating will allow you to have HUGE results!!! Clean foods like fresh fruits and veggies, along with lean proteins and whole grains will work WITH your body, give you sustaining energy and help you lose pounds and inches naturally. No more spray butters, low-fat or fat-free anything!! No more soda or sugary drinks — eat CLEAN and your body, mind and energy levels will be fulfilled!!!!

 

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Here is a meal plan that I will follow for this week. It helps me to plan ahead and know what I will be eating so I am never caught without knowing what I will be eating! Fail to plan then plan to fail!!

 

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Here’s to a STRONG week 3 and BEYOND!!! 🙂

 

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Insanity Max 30 DAY 1 & 2

Yesterday was my very first day of Insanity Max 30!! It was awesome!! I am LOVING that these workouts are only 30 minutes! …….and they pack a punch!!
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The first day is Cardio Challenge and it is just that — pure cardio!! Shaun T is killer and the cardio moves certainly cause you to sweat and push through!!! Ya gotta DIG DEEP as he would say!!!  I maxed out at 9:30 — -which will definitely give me something to work towards for next week! I started to yell at that time — haha — next week I will yell and PUSH THROUGH!!!

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WHAT IS MAXING OUT????

Maxing out is when you feel you need to stop and take a break to re-group! Shaun T will give you mini-water breaks along the way….BUT once I started to yell (haha) – I figured it was time to stop and MAX OUT! The great thing about this program is that you are ONLY in competition with YOURSELF!! You can see how much you improve each week, because it will take you longer to max out each time, because you are getting stronger! It is brilliant!! 🙂

TABATA POWER

Today was Tabata Power and that was awesome too! It is interval-based — 20 sec on and 10 sec off!! So, I maxed out around 14 minutes. Just when you are at your limit with doing a cardio move, he switches it to a strength based move! Its awesome!! There are ab intervals at the end. I love the tricep work because as we all know ladies, we DO NOT want the bat wings!!! haha!!! The end is the toughest in my opinion because he has you doing POWER tricep dips and tuck jumps!! OOOOMMMMGGGG!!!!

 

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The rest of the week will be great!!! I have never been so excited for a workout or to see results!! I LOVE that the workouts are only 30 minutes. I get up at 5:00 am and get it done before my little one wakes up. It sets my day off right and I feel amazinnnnnng!!!!

 

Stay tuned for the NUTRITION program that comes with this workout! Its SIMPLE and effective! 😉

 

 

 

Clean Sandwiches

Clean Cucumber Sandwiches

Here is a clean and EASY sandwich idea. No bread…just crunchy cucumbers…….and whatever you want as your fixin’s.

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Peel a cucumber and slice
Layer into “sandwiches” by adding what ever you like:

*cold cuts
*ricotta cheese
*cheese
*avocado and cold cuts…

 

 

SO Simple. SO easy.
ENJOY!
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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! 😉

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21 Day Fix RESULTS !!

Well, the last three weeks went by pretty quickly! The first week of The Fix, was a lot of trial and error and figuring out what and how to eat in order to feel full and satisfied throughout the day. That is to be expected when you start something new. I made mistakes, tried new things and definitely have an entirely NEW perspective on HOW to eat to fuel my body and not just to “get by” because I am starving.

Over the past 10+ years, I was always one to exercise and “eat healthy”. For years, I would get up super early and drive to the gym for the early classes, drink my protein shake afterwards and then eat salads, chicken, fruit and veggies throughout the day. I have *never* had results like I have had from completing the 21 Day Fix — seriously! My jeans fit so much better, I can ((actually)) see definition and tone, and I have so much more energy. I don’t have that “tired, lethargic, feel like I’m dragging” feeling during these last three weeks. I am energized, NOT bloated and feel inspired to keep going, because I am actually seeing results!! It’s an amazing feeling to both wake up AND go to bed with a flat tummy.

The design behind this program is to eat a certain amount of protein, carbs and fats each day. You should eat 5-6 small meals each day and eat every 2-3 hours.In order to be successful with this plan, you need to plan ahead. Maybe it’s the teacher in me, but if you fail to plan…..then plan to fail! On Sundays, you should go to the grocery store, after deciding what your meals will consist of for the following week (i.e., Step 1). Take the time to prep your meals and plan ahead for the week. For example, I would buy ground turkey, chicken breasts, eggs, egg whites, turkey bacon and chicken sausage for my proteins. For healthy fats I would have all-natural peanut butter, almonds, avocado and EV coconut oil on hand. Fruits and veggies are super important as well as a little something that will help with any sweet tooth cravings. Shakeology is amazing at helping to curb sweet tooth cravings as well as raisins and honey. Don’t get me wrong, chocolate is allowed on the Fix, just in moderation. Wine is allowed too!! I chose not to have any only because I would rather eat my calories (or containers on this plan) and not drink them.

As far as meal planning goes, you can take the time on Sunday night to bake your chicken breast and ground turkey. You can then portion them out into containers (or tupperware) for the week ahead in order to have them ready to go. Portion out your veggies and fruits and put them in containers as well – if you know you will be pressed for time during the week. Shakeology is a nutrient-dense, all-natural, superfood-filled meal replacement shake that is PERFECT for your breakfast or lunch. Oftentimes, I will add a little unsweetened almond milk to mine and it gives it a creamier taste.

The workouts are only 30 minutes/day and vary from cardio to pilates to toning your upper or lower body, and yoga (I now love yoga)! It’s TOTALLY do-able! I increased my weights in the second week and felt the difference. I think that it helped me to see faster results in addition to ***challenging myself***!!! In order to change yourself — you need to step outside of your comfort zone and challenge yourself. In order to see and have something that you have never done, you have to do something you have never done. I was doing the same exercise, the same diet – for years, and was expecting to see results! That was where I was wrong. I would change things here and there, and get impatient when I wasn’t seeing results fast enough. I now know, that it takes time, it takes dedication, persistence and consistency in order to see real changes.

My overall results were nothing drastic! I didn’t want to lose too much weight, just mostly wanted to tone and learn how to eat to fuel my body. I lost almost 3 inches and 1.4 pounds. I feel so much better and am excited for Round 2! This time I will be adding more workouts in to my schedule. I love Chalene Extreme and Body Pump, so I may add those in for building muscle. I also love some classes at the gym, and will probably do them too. This is an amazing program that I am now going to use as how I eat. This has been a lifestyle change for me and NOT a diet! It has taught me that you can, in fact, have too much of a good thing. I was definitely not eating the correct amount of carbs vs. fats vs. protein and now I know how to going forward.

Send me an email at spencesara@yahoo.com if you want to join my next *free* Fitness Challenge for The 21 Day Fix!! You can also complete the form above. You won’t be disappointed! 🙂

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