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!! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

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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?ย 

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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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! ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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!!!ย  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! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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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!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

If you want to join my next fitness challenge complete the application below and I will be in touch shortly!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Clean Chili Recipe

It’s THAT time of year — time for some warm and delicious chili!! I found a few clean recipes and created one that melded a bunch together! ๐Ÿ™‚
It was what we had for dinner and it was SO SO SO good!!!

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INGREDIENTS:

1 pound of ground turkey (lean)

1 can of tomato paste

1 can of diced tomatoes

4 cups of chicken broth

Peppers (I used 2)

Zucchini

Carrot

Half of a Spanish onion

4 cloves of garlic

1/4 cup of Chili Powder

Garlic Powder

A pinch or two of Cayenne Pepper (( this is spicy ))

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DIRECTIONS:

Slice and dice all of your veggies.

Place in broth to boil until tender.

 

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Saute the turkey separately. I added extra peppers and onion to the turkey as it sauteed. I sauteed the peppers and onions in coconut oil first for about five minutes and then added the ground turkey.

 

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Once the veggies in the broth were tender, I added the fully-cooked ground turkey with peppers and onions to it.

I then added the tomato paste, diced tomatoes as well as the chili powder, cayenne pepper and garlic powder and mixed all together.

 

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I let this cook on a low heat all afternoon…..about 5-6 hours! This could easily be a crock-pot meal too!

I served with smashed cauliflower and added a little greek yogurt on the side as a substitute for sour cream! It was SOOO good!!! Leftovers for tomorrow!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Be sure to leave a comment if you try!! ENJOY!! XOXO

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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!!!ย  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!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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! ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

 

 

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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*Spaghetti Squash Carbonara* — SO Yum & Low Calorie

This recipe is SUPER delicious, healthy and LOW in calories! Also – 21 Day Fix Approved!

It is quickly becoming a staple in our house and want to share it’s deliciousness! Here’s the recipe:

1 spaghetti squash
1 lb. bacon (turkey)
1 yellow onion, chopped
4 gloves garlic, minced
1/2 c of peas
Parmesan cheese to taste
Red Pepper flakes or black pepper, to taste

Directions:
Heat the oven to 400ยบF. Cut the squash in half and pick out all the seeds. Donโ€™t be anal about getting out the stringy stuff, you canโ€™t even tell itโ€™s there once the squash has roasted. Lightly coat the inside of the squash with some oil and place cut side down, on a baking sheet, in the oven for 20 minutes. Flip each half over, and roast for another 20 minutesโ€“0r until the squash is easily shredded with a fork and add it to your serving bowl. Start heating up the peas.

While the squash is roasting, start the sauce. With the bacon placed horizontally on your cutting board, cut the strips into 1/2โ€ณ pieces. Donโ€™t worry about separating the strips, just cut away. Add the bacon pieces to a saute pan thatโ€™s on medium heat. Cook the bacon until itโ€™s browned and add to your serving bowl. Remove 3/4 of the bacon grease and reserve for another use. Place the onion and garlic in the pan and cook until translucent. Add them to your serving bowl. Add the peas into the mixture along with parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes to your liking. ENJOY! ๐Ÿ™‚

Delicious!!

Delicious!!

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The Biggest Loser Crock Pot Turkey Chili

The Biggest Loser Crock Pot Turkey Chili Recipe

Ingredients

2 lbs ground turkey, extra lean or 1.5 lb leftover cooked turkey, chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
2 large onions, diced
4 large celery stalks, chopped
3 large bell peppers, chopped
14 oz can red kidney beans, drained & rinsed
14 oz can any white beans, drained & rinsed
28 oz can tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes
2 cups water or low sodium chicken broth
1 tbsp chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced or to taste
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp taco seasoning, all natural
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Cooking spray

Directions

Preheat large skillet on high and add ground turkey. Cook until brown, stirring and breaking into small pieces with spatula, occasionally. Transfer to a large slow cooker. If using leftover cooked turkey, skip the browning step.
Return skillet to medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Add garlic, onion, celery, bell peppers and saute for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to a slow cooker.
Add remaining ingredients to slow cooker, cover and cook 8 hours on Low or 4 hours on High. Reduce cooking time to 5 hours on Low and 3 hours on High, if using cooked turkey. Serve hot.