Monday, January 31, 2011

RevAbs -my results after ONE WEEK!

[b]RevAbs Day Seven Monday Jan 31st, 2011:
Weight 164.5
Body Fat 20.9%
Waist 30", belly button 36"[/b]

RevAbs Day One Monday Jan 24th, 2011:
Weight 168.5
Body Fat 21.8%
Waist 31", belly button 37"

Week One VS Week Two results!!!
Apparently there is some belly burn going on!  I won't lie, the nutrition has been challenging for me.  Day One I had some serious headaches, and I am still having a big cup of coffee each day!  I think it was the sugar!  I would say 1% of body fat in one week is pretty good at these numbers!  I have some pretty high hopes of meeting my goal of 18% body fat and  pack abs when I am finished this program in 83 more days :)
How is your journey going?

Keep on pressing play!

Friday, January 28, 2011

5 days in!

I know how to do it right, I know the rules, I know what works best for most people, I am happy to help, but I tell ya....following the rules is harder than stating them ;) The first day of no fruit was OK, but day two when I was hungry and the fruit was sitting there was pretty tough. Then there are my other go to snacks of yogurt, string cheese and cereal...not OK for two weeks!
So I have done pretty well, I am keeping tabs on my exact diet on the Beachbody message boards ...I went a little (read lot) overboard on my nut intake the past two instead of a handful I had about 5 handfuls!  But I was hungry!  I did not touch the forbidden foods, ie. sugar, starch, fruit and dairy!!! 
I am back on board today.  I got my 30 minute RevAbs Interval workout in and plan to go for a run with the dogs while the kids ride their bikes later.  I hard boiled eggs this morning as that is a mere 70 calorie snack which fills me up!
This process is learning for even the experienced.  I have decided that spending time making a veggie omelet for breakfast just isn't going to be an option for me.  It's not about the time, I just don't enjoy a big breakfast I prefer cereal...which I am cutting out, or Shakeology!  How can you not be happy about starting the day with a chocolate peanut butter banana shake...or for this week a chocolate almond shake?!?!?  Delicious, nutritious and great on the calories!
I have lost 3 pounds already, my energy is better today...I think I do need to stay a little over the 1100 calorie mark, but I am in the game and ready to keep running towards my goal.
I questioned why again yesterday.  Why do I need to do this when I am fit and healthy already?  But why not?  I have never had 6 pack abs so why not just get it done while I am still relatively young and healthy!!!  Would it be easier to commit if I had 50 pounds to lose?  You tell me.  Is it?  You have your health as a driving force but commitment is commitment, sacrifice is sacrifice and goals are goals!  Make those goals big and keep working towards them!  Let me know how I can help you!
Here is a video from the RevAbs test group:

Monday, January 24, 2011

What is your WHY?

Why do you do the things you do?  Do they help you get to a destination or a goal?  or are they just "something to do"?  This goes for everything.  Work, play, fitness, what you eat...everything!  Everything you do has a purpose or a meaning behind it.

Usually you work to make money to support your basic living and other things you enjoy doing.  You play doing the activities you enjoy.  You exercise to stay fit and healthy.  You eat to nourish your body!  But these things can all be enjoyable...ALL of them, not just the play part!  If you don't like things the way they are then maybe it is time to change them!  Find a workout you enjoy, if you have been doing the same thing for years, look for a sport or a new class you could enjoy.  Find a new recipe book to seek recipes that appeal to you...cutting out the crap doesn't have to be so limiting, and lacking in flavor.  Work.  How many people actually enjoy their jobs?  Inevitably there will be something about your job that you prefer not to do, but overall is it like pulling teeth to head to work every day?  Have you put any thought into looking for a new job?

Change is tough!  Breaking bad habits is tough!  They say it takes 21 days to make a habit.  So start working on making a change for the better!

I often debate with myself why I do some of the things I do.  Why am I starting a new fitness program and focusing hard on the nutrition when I have less than 10 pounds to lose...why, because I can!  I am relatively young, I am healthy, I am a role model for my children and for friends and family that read what I write and watch what I do.  I spent most of my teenage years overweight and missed out on great opportunities in sports and school because I didn't want to change, I didn't want to challenge myself.  I will never limit myself again by not stepping up to the challenge, nor will I model to my children that is an option!  So six pack abs, here I come!  I will post on this blog updates of the next 90 days, but join me on the Beachbody message boards to share in my journey, post messages about your own, and let's reach for the challenge!!!  You can click on the link above or head to sign up for FREE and head to the message boards.  My posts are under "Working out in Bakersfield".

Monday, January 17, 2011

Looking to raise money for your non-profit organization?

I, along with Team Beachbody, want to assist schools, non-profit institutions and causes in reaching their financial  goals.We will work with your institution to develop a fundraising program that combines online and offline sales tools to reach a wide audience and maximize your income generation.With our fundraisers,  consumers will find products designed to get people moving and empowering them to make the transition to better health. No junk food, no useless products or wasted time and effort.  I would also love to help you set up a Fit Club for adults and/or children!

Benefits & Highlights of the Team Beachbody Fundraising Program

  • No Cost: It is free to qualified non-profit institutions and carries no fees of any kind - Before, during, or after your sign up.
  • Investment Free: Products are sold by ”drop shipment” to shoppers therefore participating institutions do not purchase inventory for resale. No working capital required.
  • Profitable: With no inventory expenses or fees and a high dollar value per transaction, this is a fundraising program that produces results.
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The Team Beachbody Fundraising program is designed to be simple. We take care of all the details which allows our participants to do what they do best: get people involved, drive traffic and generate sales.

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Did I hear you say you don't like to work out at home?

The most common response I get when I tell people about some of the programs I workout with on my DVD player at home is, "I prefer to go to the gym" or "I don't like workout videos".  Fair enough.  I actually prefer going to a Turbo Kick class (or teaching it for that matter) than doing a TurboFire video as I like to get out of my house and visit with people while I am there!  I also love PUMP class, enjoy a good Bosu workout and have a crazy enjoyment of climbing Jacob's ladder!  I like the gym too! 
But I also have a busy life and kids!  These things often get in the way of the classes I might want to attend at the gym.  Between my volunteering, working, cleaning, shopping, sick days...there are a lot of conflicts that come up!  I never say, "my kids have been home sick for four days so I haven't been able to get a workout in!" as I will have had many options with the great programs I have sitting in my living room!  I also like to mix up my workouts!  Sometimes I want to focus on a particular body part or muscle groups or I want a quick 20 minute workout but with guidance.  I can choose a weight training video for my body part or throw in Insanity Fast and Furious for my 20 minute workout or a TurboFire Hiit 20 workout!
Trying to find a program that works for you?  Watch the video clip below to see what looks best, or let me know what you type of activities you enjoy and I can help you find the best program!  All Beachbody programs include nutrition guides as well to help you get on the right track for your best health! Plus, if you order through a coach (me) you will receive a bonus program that you wouldn't get if you ordered via the infomercials!
What are you waiting for?  Let's go work out :)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Saturday January 8th was a Super Saturday event for Beachbody.  There were over meetings across the country and everyone watched this video about upcoming events, Fit Clubs, workouts, and lots of other things.  There is  some great footage of the Bakersfield Fit Club and even me :) 
If you are interested in more information about Fit Clubs please let me know as they are all across the country and they are a great opportunity to try out a workout before you buy it, to get one great workout in a week, to try Shakeology and to find a fun group of like minded people!!!
Check out the video:

Thursday, January 6, 2011

7 Key Foods to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Workout

By Karen Tonnis - taken from the Beachbody newsletter
At some point in your hooked-in, hard-core Beachbody® experience, or even if you're just getting started, this thought may cross your mind: Wish I could get results even faster.
Tape Measure, Pear, and a Dumbbell

Well, now you can. Here's a list of dynamic foods that bring a lot to the table. Not only do they fit within a healthy nutrition plan, they're capable of sending your lazy taste buds a nice wake-up call.
  1. Tomatoes. Make the lowly tomato your best friend and you could potentially up your chances of staying healthy and recovering faster. They're loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytonutrients. And because they're particularly rich in vitamin C and carotenoids, they may boost heart health, fight oxidative stress, protect against a variety of cancers, and combat inflammation. Tomatoes also contain potassium, an electrolyte that helps maintain fluid balance.
  2. FishFish. A powerhouse of lean protein, fish lets you load up without blowing your calorie budget. The very leanest choices include white-fleshed fish like flounder or tilapia, as well as most shellfish, including lobster. Even dark-fleshed fish like tuna and salmon are considered lean, and the fat they provide (in the form of fish oil) can help regulate hormones and metabolism and reduce inflammation.

    Of course, all this muscle-building power won't show up as a six-pack if you're not careful about how the fish is prepared. Watch out for calorie bombs like deli tuna salad and deep-fried fish or calamari.
  3. Açai berry. What look like ordinary small, purple berries are actually one of the best superfoods in the world. Açai berries contain one of the highest concentration of antioxidants of any known food, along with fiber, iron, amino acids, and healthy omega fatty acids. Add them to your diet in the form of juice or pulp and you can expect a load of benefits, including increased energy, faster recovery rate, boosted immune system, stabilized blood sugar levels, and more.
  4. Dark green leafy vegetables. Breaking news: Popeye was right about eating spinach. Especially if you want to build muscle FAST. The antioxidants found in dark green vegetables help counteract the oxidative muscle damage that comes with heavy training or exercise. So vegetables like broccoli, collard greens, lettuce, kale, and our hero spinach should be high on your list.
  5. Blueberries. Mom could've said, "Eat your blueberries and you'll grow up strong." This miniature superfruit is chock-full of nutrients and antioxidants. So if you're involved in strenuous activity, a daily cup or two of blueberries can help reduce cell damage. They also promote healthy blood pressure and contain complex carbs and fiber to help sustain energy and keep you in the game.
  6. EggsEggs. When you're trying to add muscle, protein is as important as any dumbbell or training buddy. Most important, you want increased "clean calories" from whole, natural, unprocessed foods—like eggs. Eggs are one of the most perfect proteins for growing lean muscle. By incorporating egg whites into your diet (with a small amount of egg yolk), you can get a high amount of protein for a relatively low number of calories. Six egg whites will give you 99 calories and 21 grams of protein. Now that's a deal.
  7. Green tea. If you're working out regularly, giving your body a constant supply of antioxidants can promote quicker recovery on a cellular level. And drinking green tea is a good way to vary your antioxidant intake. On top of its antioxidant properties, green tea can help protect the cardiovascular system and increase metabolic rate (which supports weight control), and may provide some anticancer and blood pressure–reducing benefits.
Add these 7 foods to your oxidant-fighting arsenal.
Go ahead and rev up your engine with these heavy hitters for quicker results. But don't neglect your regular exercise program and healthy eating plan. Those are the real key. Start with a sound regimen, then add these seven for extra kick.

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